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Same Ice, Different Whirl

Figure it out: there’s another championship-bound skating team in our midst


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Click on the video above to see BU’s other incredible skaters.

They’ve made it all the way to the nationals, skating against the toughest competition in the East, making big sacrifices, sharpening their skates and honing their skills, coming together as a team and trying to peak at just the right moment.

The men’s hockey team? Well yeah, but not only them: we’re talking about BU’s figure skaters, amazing athletes who use the frozen surface to practice their art form-cum-sport with a grace and dexterity that the toughest hockey player would appreciate — maybe even envy.

As coincidence would have it, 23 members of BU’s Figure Skating Club are gliding through their final rounds of practice before traveling to Colorado Springs next week for the 2009 U.S. Intercollegiate Figure Skating Championships. And so with everyone on campus thinking ice time, it seems only right to celebrate a different creative take on lacing up skates — to remember that even in the rink, this community is diverse.

Today’s video does just that.

Devin Hahn can be reached at dhahn@bu.edu.


10 Comments on Same Ice, Different Whirl

  • Anonymous on 04.09.2009 at 9:10 am

    Great video that ends prematurely

    As a former figure skater, I really enjoyed the video but why does it end prematurely?

  • Anonymous on 04.09.2009 at 9:14 am

    BU Figure Skating

    With so much focus on to BU hockey it’s nice to see that figure skating is finally getting some attention too. Good luck at nationals BU!!!! (although I don’t think you’ll need it!)

  • kcornuelle on 04.09.2009 at 9:43 am

    figure skating

    Great video, great story. Thanks!

  • Anonymous on 04.09.2009 at 10:30 pm

    Good Luck BU!

    Good luck in Colorado Springs!

    Go BU!

  • Anonymous on 04.10.2009 at 9:25 am

    BU Figure Skating

    Good luck to Sarah Stone and Schuyler Eldridge in the Nationals.
    However, as evidenced from their skating abilities, no luck is necessary.

    Sarah – Having followed your career for many years, I know how much commitment you’ve made.
    Best wishes from NH.

  • Denise Farnsworth on 04.11.2009 at 12:50 pm

    Good Luck BU Figure Skating

    Hard work and dedication to the sport got you here as the video surely portrays! It has been so much fun to support the team over these past 4 years with Jess. Can’t wait to see you all in Colorado- Have fun and sk8 gr8.

  • Anonymous on 04.21.2009 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations BU!

    National Champs! Congratulations to the BU Figure Skating Club on winning the 2009 US Intercollegiate Team Figure Skating Championships this past weekend in Colorado Springs, CO.

    Way to go BU!!!

  • Anonymous on 04.21.2009 at 9:19 pm

    It’s no wonder BU won Nationals for the first time in a long time or maybe ever?? It is because of the amazing coaching of Andrea Mohns-Brillaud. There are just no words to describe how incredible of a coach she is and she deserves to be on top always!

  • Dad on 04.21.2009 at 10:05 pm

    BU's other ICE National Champs!

    There’s another great ICE team at BU. This team is about pride- determination-countless hours of training, supporting each other, and competing against other schools. Under a great Coach, they performed together as a team, and this team concept made them – “The 2009 US Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Champions!” Everyone skated great! The rink let you- BU!

    Congratulations on a trophy/championship well earned!

    • Anonymous on 04.23.2009 at 7:27 pm

      Heart's of Champions

      They love to skate. They enjoy competition. They are, “The 2009 US Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Champions!”. We are happy to know this accomplished group of BU student athletes. Congratulations on your successful 2009 figure skating championship season!

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