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Of Course, Figure Skater Adam Rippon Was Amazing During “Dancing With the Stars” Premiere

It only took a few seconds of “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul to introduce Adam Rippon‘s dancing career to the world on “Dancing With the Stars” with partner Jenna Johnson. In case anyone has forgotten, Adam stole the world’s hearts this winter competing as America’s first openly gay athlete in the Olympics as a figure … Read more

Tonya Harding Tried to Teach Producer Andy from “The Ellen Show” How to Skate and You Might Like Tonya Harding Now

Since 1994, Tonya Harding has been the butt of every Olympic joke imaginable after her ex-husband and a counterpart clubbed Nancy Kerrigan’s knee outside of the US Figure Skating Championship prior to the Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Eventually, Tonya was found guilty of trying to hinder the investigation into the attack and was banned from … Read more

France’s Mae Berenice Meite Skated to Beyonce During Women’s Olympic Figure Skating

Mae Berenice Meite might not win a gold medal for figure skating while in Pyeongchang competing at the Olympic Games, but she won song selecition and a lot of hearts. You see, the French skater, chose Beyonce’s “Halo” and “Run the World (Girls)” as the soundtrack to her Olympic ice skating routine and well, that’s … Read more

American Skater Vincent Zhou Just Landed A Nearly Impossible Jump

No ice skater had ever landed a clean quad lutz, a backward facing leap with four complete spins, in Olympic history until today. American Vincent Zhou opened his figure skating routine with the element. What’s more, this is Zhou’s first Olympics and he is only 17. In less than one second Zhou spun four complete … Read more

Carrie Underwood Dreamed of Being an Olympic Figure Skater Growing Up (Like Every Little Girl in Oklahoma?)

Carrie Underwood and I grew up about 90 miles down I-40 from one another, just a few months apart in age. Because of this, I’ve always assumed we had several things in common just because of proximity and all. Obviously, Carrie has the voice of an actual angel and seven GRAMMYs, so our paths ended … Read more

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Just Asked The Question About Olympic Figure Skating Costumes That People Have Been Pondering For Decades

I grew up in South and have spent my entire life in the South, so I didn’t grow up knowing anybody who did any winter sports competitively. Like, there wasn’t even hockey where I grew up. And even though I’ve been religiously watching the Olympics my entire life, I still have a lot of questions … Read more

A Breakdown of All the Good, Bad and Ugly Winter Olympics Official Mascots

If you’re anything like me, you don’t just watch the Olympics— you go full-fledged, 24/7, all-in during the Olympics. For me, this means following athletes and broadcasters on social media, reading about the economy where the Games are being held, looking up the history of every athlete ever and yes, trying to figure out where … Read more

Country Music Songs for Pairs Figure Skating

Being Southern in almost every sense of the word and especially geographically, I know very little to absolutely nothing about figure skating. I know if you jump and don’t fall, you get more points. I know skating backwards, while extremely cool, isn’t actually a score-able trick. I read in the below video that something called … Read more