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Ice Talk: Ep. 41 Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker

U.S. ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker talk about the growing pains they went through in the 2015-16 season and their breakout performance at last year’s NHK Trophy. Nick McCarvel and Jackie Wong talk to athletes, coaches, choreographers and other skating personalities about their experiences in the sport. Nick and Jackie are also joined […]

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“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. Gliding Stars presents its 17th annual ice show, “Inspiration on Ice,” featuring music by Tennessee Backporch (live on ice!) this Saturday at […]

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“Blues on Ice”

Let it be clear: blues in competitive figure skating can in no way truly be equated to blues the form of social dance. Even the most musically nuanced ice dancers are dancing in blades on an ice surface; they are obligated to incorporate a number of required technical elements, including lifts and separated sections very […]

“Donovan: 2016 Skate Canada Fashion Awards”

I am infinitely charmed by these two simply due to their equal ability to lift each other off the ice, but I am even more impressed with Hawayek’s fabulously sexy dress for the pair’s short dance. Yes, she carried the entire stylistic weight of the team on her back, and with a dress that good, […]

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“Hawayek, Baker Take a Fundamental Approach”

In the months after the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships were productive for Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, but they weren’t very exciting. “Lots of long days, long hours, not doing anything but drills. It got a bit monotonous,” Hawayek said. “We’d ask our coaches, ‘Can’t we work on new programs? New elements?’ They said, ‘No, […]

“Hawayek & Baker Bring a Fresh Inspiration”

Ice dancers, Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker, have only been skating with each other for roughly four years, but they have quickly become one of the rising teams to watch in the U.S. After partnering in 2012, they captured the silver at their very first U.S. championships and went on to become the U.S. junior champions in […]