Icebreakers: Behind the Scenes with Jason Brown, Grand Prix Athlete Selections and More
The first Grand Prix of the 2017-18 season is still a few months away, but we’re already gearing up for the Olympic year. The ISU announced the athlete selections for the upcoming series, which will wrap up at Skate America in November (buy tickets here!). Meanwhile, Jason Brown offered a behind-the-scenes look at the NBC Olympics promotional shoot on his brand new YouTube channel and Nancy Kerrigan penned her final Team USA blog about her Dancing with the Stars experience. Take a look at this week’s Icebreakers, including interviews with Karen Chen and Kristi Yamaguchi, below.
2. Athlete Selections Announced for 2017 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series (Team USA) – See Team USA’s Grand Prix assignments for next season.
3. In Her Final DWTS Blog, Nancy Kerrigan Thanks Fans and Encourages Everyone to Dance (Team USA) – Nancy Kerrigan returned to the dance floor for the Dancing with the Stars finale and blogged all about it for Team USA.
4. Karen Chen Hopes to Join Kristi Yamaguchi on Olympic Stage (East Bay Times) – While visiting an elementary school in her hometown of Fremont, Karen Chen discusses her Olympic dream, her relationship with Kristi Yamaguchi and more.
5. Nathan and Karen Chen Leading the Way for an Asian-American Resurgence in Figure Skating (Team USA) – Dive into what U.S. champions Nathan and Karen Chen’s successes mean for the Asian-American community.
6. @SkatingPj Podcast Episode 34: Charlie White (Open Kwong Dore) – Olympic champion Charlie White sat down with Pj Kwong for the latest episode of her podcast.
7. Scott Hamilton on His ‘Humbling’ Brain Tumor Miracle: ‘It Just Puts You On Your Knees’ (People) – Olympic champion Scott Hamilton discusses finding out about his brain tumor miracle.
8. Figure Skating in Harlem Focuses on Education and Gets Results (Black Enterprise Magazine) – Take a look back at the successful 20 years of Figure Skating in Harlem.
9. Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold Brings Her SOUL to the Ice (SoulCycle) – Gracie Gold shares her love for SoulCycle and preparations for the Olympic season.