Flashback Friday: Before They Were Lake Placid Stars

The Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, now in their 81st year, have played host to a number of top-level North American teams in their developing years. In this century alone, such competitors have included Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir as novices and juniors, Meryl Davis & Charlie White most recently testing the waters as incoming…

Flashback Friday: Skates of Detroit Past

With Skate Detroit in full swing and a successful day for North American pairs in Thursday’s short program, a tour through a few pairs event leaders from past years. Detroit’s Andrea Best & Trevor Young, here with their long program to Spartacus, took first at juniors at 2007 Skate Detroit. The team’s subsequent senior career…

Purdy and Marinaro Ready for Senior Stage

by Jacquelyn Thayer; photos by Danielle Earl Canadian pair Margaret Purdy & Michael Marinaro capped off their junior international career with their best season to date. After taking gold at both JGP Lake Placid and JGP Croatia Cup, qualifying them for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Sochi, the team concluded their third trip to…