Don Jackson joins illustrious judging panel (Article)

Don Jackson, known for his jumping ability, leaps over a maple leaf. (Photo Courtesy of Don Jackson)

Hi Everyone, Here’s my article about Canadian skating legend Don Jackson, who is judging at the World Figure Championship this August. I remember meeting Mr. Jackson and seeing him skate in a summer ice show in 2002, where the audience gave him a standing ovation in response to his technically challenging …

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Results posted for LP Summer Figure Skating Championships

Alaine Chartrand competes in last year's competition (photo by Christie Sausa/Lake Placid Skater)

Hi everyone, I received some inquiries about this, so posting the newly released results for the Lake Placid Summer Figure Skating Championships. HERE’S THE LINK.  The Ice Dance Championships is here this week, for more info visit the event page. The event includes an international portion this year. Of course, …

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Mirai Nagasu article and ice show photos


Hey everyone, Happy weekend! I’ve been super busy so apologies for the delay in posting…Ironman Lake Placid (the huge triathlon that comes to Lake Placid every year) is in town and I have been busy writing other articles, transcribing interviews, and working at the Skate Shop. Click HERE to  read my …

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Trixi Schuba Article Posted!


Hi everyone, Check out my article about 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skating legend Trixi Schuba!  Watch for the full transcription of the interview, coming soon! Best, Christie     Share

Exclusive Full Interview with Janet Lynn

Photographer Unknown. Courtesy of Janet Lynn Archives. Photo 1972. All
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Janet Lynn is widely considered to be one of the best figure skaters of all time. Her graceful and joyful style has been an inspiration for skaters of all ages, and now she is coming to Lake Placid to judge in the World Figure Championship on August 28 and 29. …

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World Figure Championship & Festival Indiegogo/Facebook

WFC photo section 1

Hi Everyone, Big news about the World Figure Championship & Figure Festival! The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival campaign is now live on Indiegogo– click here help support this inaugural event and receive great perks along the way!  Also, the event’s official Facebook page is now LIVE! Visit the page …

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Janet Lynn and Doug Razzano articles posted!


Hi everyone, It’s Thursday, which is the day the Lake Placid News for the week is published and my articles appear online! You can read about Janet Lynn’s love of school figures and her upcoming participation in the World Figure Championship HERE and Doug Razzano’s retirement from skating and future …

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July 4th Saturday Night Ice Show photos


Hi everyone, Hope you had a happy 4th of July! Check out some of these photos from the ice show…as I explain in the Facebook album description, it is difficult to capture super clear photographs with spotlight lighting, so as always I did the best I could. Enjoy and feel …

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Kurt Browning competing in World Figure Championship!

Kurt Browning skates in the 2013 Stars on Ice in Lake Placid, NY

Exciting News–skating legend Kurt Browning will be competing in the first annual World Figure Championship this August! Here’s the press release: PRESS RELEASE Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on July 2, 2015 August 28 – 29, 2015 1932 Olympic Arena Lake Placid, New York, USA With great excitement, the 2015 World …

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Saturday Night Ice Show Guest Skater

This week’s guest skater is Doug Razzano! View original instagram or visit INK361 Razzano is a National and International Competitor who is the 2014 CS Ice Challenge champion and has medaled several times in International competitions.  The show is Saturday July 4th at 7:30 in the Olympic Center’s 1932 rink, and includes future stars …

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