Skate America Attracts Aspiring Olympians

Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships veterans Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, the 2014 World Junior champions, will return to Lake Placid for the Skate America Grand Prix event Nov. 24-26. The skaters have been building their careers since their World Junior win in 2014 – most recently with fifth-place finishes at the 2016 and 2017 […]

“Inspiration on Ice”

“Inspiration on Ice” spotlights several national champion competitors together with the Mercyhurst University Division 1 men’s hockey team, giving 80 special needs individuals the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Spectators also will get to see the ice dance team of Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, 2014 World Junior Gold Medalists, who train in Bloomfield, […]

“Blues on Ice”

Many teams this year, however, have opted not for vintage blues, but blues of the future — pairing it with one of the present era’s most fundamental street styles, hip hop, for a modern take, an experiment that can present mixed results between the difficulties of blending two seemingly disparate musical styles and representing a […]