I'm starting this thread in an attempt to document the variety of popular/social media coverage (articles, photos, videos, TV appearances, notable tweets, etc.) regarding any of the 15 Team USA (specifically) figure skating Olympians in all 4 disciplines. Many of these links are likely cross-posted in the U.S. skaters' own uber/cheer or news threads, but I thought it might be easier to keep track of them in ONE thread.
Davis/White, Abbott, and Wagner are among Parade's "6 Olympic Skaters to Watch in Sochi": http://www.parade.com/254288/parade/...atch-in-sochi/
ETA: Includes a behind-the-scenes video of Parade‘s cover shoot with Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Apolo Ohno.
Gracie Gold appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, Jan. 16 - 2 clips uploaded by the show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWLK3HaXEVU (main interview)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJyrLGrbYGc (juggling lemons)
Jason Brown is currently scheduled to be a guest on (longtime family friend) Arsenio Hall's TV show that will be taped on Friday, Jan. 24 in Hollywood, CA - ticket info: http://on-camera-audiences.com/shows...w/201312101500
Olympics-bound skaters from Ellenton [Florida] to practice before public 4 times
BY RICHARD DYMOND
Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay will spend the next 16 days practicing at Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, before leaving the United States on Feb. 1, [Coach Jim] Peterson said.
Four of the 16 sessions, including Friday [1/17], will be free and open to the public.
The open practices will feature first-come, first-serve admission at 450 seats in the south rink, Lindemuth said.
"We will open the doors at 12:45 p.m. and people will have to understand if all the seats are gone when they arrive," Lindemuth added.
The most exciting sessions may be the two Fridays, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, where the pair will reproduce their Olympic routine in costume with competitive music.
"I will talk to the crowd during the simulated sessions," Peterson said. "The skaters will have their six-minute warmups, just like a competition. It will be a competitive environment and the audience's reactions will be absolutely welcome."
The Bartholomay-Zhang public schedule:
• simulations, 1:10-2:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24;
• send-off party, noon, Saturday, Jan. 25;
• training, 1:10-2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29; and
• simulations, 1:10-2:10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31.