<![CDATA[World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships - News]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:38:48 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships is´╗┐ featured on cover of 2018 Jan/Feb PS Magazine!]]>Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:48:29 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-is-featured-on-cover-of-2018-janfeb-ps-magazinePRESS RELEASE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on January 2, 2018

World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships is featured on the cover of the 2018 Jan/Feb PS Magazine with a lovely photograph of Stephanie Chace Bass, 2017 World Fancy Skating Championship Ladies' Silver Medalist, presenting her Creative Figure "Treble Clef" on the ice! Figure & Fancy Skating Live at WorldFigureSport.org & WorldFigureChampionship.com!
Read the 5 page article (pg. 22 hard copy pg. 24 digital copy) written by Terri Milner Tarquini, and see the stunning photographs by Deborah Hickey throughout the 5 pages (including the 2015 WFC Figure Heart that can be viewed on the content's page, and a menagerie of Figures on the magazine's back cover). All the black ice photographs are from the 2015, 2106 & 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships, and the magazine's graphic design layout was created by Amanda Taylor! Congratulations to the skaters for their beautiful interviews and everyone's team efforts to make such a wonderful pictorial collection for all to enjoy!
The World Figure Sport Society is looking forward to the 2018 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival from September 27 - 30, 2018 in Vail, Colorado!
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<![CDATA[Olympic Champion Barbara Wagner offers her designs to help fund the 2018 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival!]]>Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:36:57 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/olympic-champion-barbara-wagner-offers-her-designs-to-help-fund-the-2018-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-festivalPRESS RELEASE
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on November 5, 2017
 
Olympic Champion Barbara Wagner's designs are now available on-line at WorldFigureChampionship.com and WorldFigureSport.org.
Proceeds benefit World Figure Sport's Barbara Wagner Entry Scholarships.
Enter World Figure Sport's Gallery to Shop or Donate
PictureOlympic, World, North American & Canadian Champions Barbara Wagner & Bob Paul leap into spectacular stag jumps! Photo courtesy of Barbara Wagner.
Both Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul are cheering on the skaters as they train to achieve the 2018 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships' Titles! 

Barbara Wagner has judged both the 2016 World Figure Championship & Festival and the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival. In 2016, Barbara was inducted into the World Figure & Fancy Skating Hall of Fame.  In 2017, she accepted the honor on behalf of the World Figure Sport Society to induct Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill as a new World Figure Sport's Hall of Fame Member.


History:
 
Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul from Canada changed the world of pair figure skating with their technical proficiency, consistency and innovation. Barbara and Bob both grew up in Toronto, Canada and were teamed up by their coach Sheldon Galbraith (who also coached Barbara Ann Scott to her Olympic Gold Medal, and Donald Jackson to his World title in Prague in 1962). Wagner and Paul were the first World and Olympic Pair Champions to individually pass the gold figure, free skating and gold pair tests. They also set the trend for significant height difference between partners. Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul won 5 Canadian National titles, 2 North American titles, 4 World titles and the Olympic Gold in 1960.


The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival is sanctioned/endorsed by the World Figure Sport Society (WFS) and is the world organization for Figure & Fancy Skating.

For more detailed event information, please contact:
World Figure Championship Organizing Team (WFCOT) info@worldfigurechampionship.com or 518-304-3029
http://www.worldfigurechampionship.com/championship.html


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<![CDATA[2018 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships will return to Vail, Colorado!]]>Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:10:31 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/2018-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-will-return-to-vail-coloradoFor immediate release - November 3, 2017
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press@worldfigurechampionship.com
 
VAIL – Get ready to skate on the "Black Ice" in Vail, Colorado at the 2018 World Figure Championship & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival from Thursday, September 27 to 30, 2018 at the John A. Dobson Arena.


No Figure & Fancy Skating competition, or exam experience required. All ages, levels & types of skaters are welcome even Inclusive Skaters!

The 2018 World Figure Championship's Figures are posted and the 2018 musical composers list for the World Fancy Skating Championship's is posted too see - http://worldfigurechampionship.com/championship.html

For World Skating Festival information see - http://worldfigurechampionship.com/festival.html

For Inclusive Skating information see (please scroll down) -
http://worldfigurechampionship.com/festival.html

To get the best hotel rate in Vail contact the Evergreen Lodge (but first the see the championships' home page for details at) - http://worldfigurechampionship.com/index.html

To access the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships' Hall of Fame Inductees, Results & Rankings see - http://worldfiguresport.org/world-figure-hall-of-fame.html

To reach the World Figure Sport Society's office and the WFC Organizing Team contact: info@worldfigurechampionship.com or 518-304-3029.  We looking forward to seeing you in Vail, Colorado in 2018!
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We're welcoming the world to join us on the ice! "Black Ice" picture from the World Figure Sport's Archives - taken when first perfected at the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championship's in Vail, Colorado.
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<![CDATA[The US Post Office in Vail will offer a special pictorial postmark, known to collectors as a pictorial cancellation, for the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships in Vail, CO at Dobson Arena on September 29th and 30th.]]>Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:39:24 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/the-us-post-office-in-vail-will-offer-a-special-pictorial-postmark-known-to-collectors-as-a-pictorial-cancellation-for-the-2017-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-in-vail-co-at-dobson-arena-on-september-29th-and-30thWith great excitement, the World Figure Sport Society announces that the US Post Office in Vail, CO will offer a special pictorial postmark, known to collectors as a pictorial cancellation, to commemorate and celebrate the opening day of the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships on Friday, September 29 from Noon until 1:30 P.M. and then on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM.  This special pictorial postmark is available for the world to collect for a limited time and issued only from the US Post Office in Vail, Colorado.

People attending the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival may obtain this special pictorial postmark at the temporary U.S. Post Office's Fancy Skating Station established in the Dobson Arena during the times listed above. 
 The 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival will issue (2) official 5 x 7 oversized mailable postcards to commemorate the pictorial postmark.  All official 2017 official postcards are available on-line for a limited time as a limited edition printing of 500 total postcards.
Click button to order now.

Order Official Postcards, Stamps & Pictorial Postmark
All official 2017 postcards are available for purchase (for a limited time) with beautiful $1 and $2 postage stamps and the pictorial postmark. These postcards make amazing gifts for skating fans and stamp collectors throughout the world and will be a unique item to add to any collection.
Lines are expected.  Please order your official postcards and stamps early.  The WFC Organizing Team will prepare in advance all pre-ordered purchases for the official postcards, stamps, and special pictorial postmark.  Pre-ordered postcards will be available for pick-up under the purchasers last name at the WFC Welcoming Center in Dobson Arena from Noon on Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Photo ID and signatures will be required to pick up pre-paid items.

Those who cannot attend the event, but wish to obtain the official postcards with the beautiful postage stamps and special pictorial postmark may order on-line. Additional postage will be necessary and postage rates will vary accordingly.

Those who wish to obtain the special pictorial postmark (pictorial cancellation) on other mailable items and cannot attend the event, may submit mail order request. Pictorial cancellations are available only for the dates indicated, and requests must be postmarked no later than 15 days following the requested pictorial cancellation date.

Customers can send self-addressed stamped envelopes and/or postcards with or without addresses for cancellation, as long as they supply a larger self-addressed stamped envelope with adequate First-Class Mail postage. After applying the pictorial cancellation, the Postal Service returns the items (with or without addresses) under the self-addressed protective cover bearing the adequate First-Class Mail postage.

Mail requests to: 

PICTORIAL CANCELLATIONS, followed by the FANCY SKATING STATION, VAIL POST OFFICE, 1300 N FRONTAGE RD W, VAIL, CO, 81657 - 9998, exactly as listed above (using all capitals and no punctuation).


The WFC Organizing Team (WFCOT) can be reached at info@worldfigurechampionship.com - 518.304.3029
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<![CDATA[John Curry (posthumously), Dorothy Hamill, and Richard Dwyer will be inducted into the World Figure & Fancy Skating Hall of Fame on the evening of Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in Vail, Colorado.]]>Sun, 03 Sep 2017 22:48:56 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/john-curry-posthumously-dorothy-hamill-and-richard-dwyer-are-the-epitome-of-the-pursuit-of-elegance-on-ice-and-will-be-inducted-into-the-world-figure-fancy-skating-hall-of-fame-on-the-evening-of-saturday-september-30th-during-the-2017-world-figFor immediate release - September 3, 2017
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John Curry (posthumously), Dorothy Hamill, and Richard Dwyer are the epitome of the pursuit of elegance on ice and will be inducted into the World Figure & Fancy Skating Hall of Fame on the evening of Saturday, September 30th during the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival at Dobson Arena in Vail, Colorado!

Please donate in memory of John Curry and in honor of Dorothy Hamill and Richard Dwyer so World Figure Sport can grant World Skating Festival scholarship entries in their memory and honor.

World Figure Sport fundraises so skaters can learn, take WFS exams, and compete in the epitome of elegance on ice - Figure & Fancy Skating! Any age or level may participate in the Festival with or without a scholarship.

Visit WorldFigureChampionship.com to sign up and/or to apply or to donate to World Figure Sport. Thank you! See you in Vail, Colorado.

Welcoming the world to skate - WorldFigureSport.org
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<![CDATA[Dorothy Hamill will be a Special Guest and Honorary Referee of the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships in Vail, Colorado!]]>Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:18:58 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/dorothy-hamill-will-be-a-special-guest-and-honorary-referee-of-the-2017-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-in-vail-coloradoPress Release
For immediate release - July 12, 2017
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The World Figure Sport Society is thrilled to announce that Dorothy Hamill, Olympic, World, & US Champion will be a "Special Guest & Honorary Referee" of the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships, World Junior & World Skating Festival in Vail, Colorado from September 28 - October 1st, 2017!
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Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Hamill won the Olympic Gold Medal in Innsbruck, Austria at the age of 19. Overnight, she became one of those rare champions who transcended her sport and captured the country’s imagination. Still, she has said she is most proud of her World Championship title in Gothenburg, Sweden, which followed her Olympic win. At that time, everyone had advised her to retire from amateur competition, saying that even a second place finish would tarnish the luster of her Olympic gold. Characteristically, once she set her mind to it, she would not be dissuaded, and won.

As a professional, Hamill has skated with many productions, including the Ice Capades and Stars on Ice. Four ABC primetime television specials have been produced in her honor and she has produced and starred in her own touring productions of “Cinderella — Frozen in Time,” “Hansel, Gretel, the Witch and the Cat,” and “Nutcracker on Ice.” She won an Emmy Award for her lead role in “Romeo and Juliet.”


For more Championship & Festival information see WorldFigureChampionship.com - sanctioned by WorldFigureSport.org

The 2017 WFC Organizing Team can be reached at 518-304-3029.

The World Figure Sport Society is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) - WorldFigureSport.org.

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<![CDATA[Inclusive Skaters will compete in the 2017 World Figure Festival in Vail, Colorado!]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 03:37:15 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/inclusive-skaters-will-compete-in-the-2017-world-figure-festival-in-vail-coloradoPicture








PRESS RELEASE


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 With great excitement, the World Figure Sport Society welcomes Inclusive Skating and Inclusive Skaters from around the world to join us on the ice for the 2017 World Figure Festival in Vail, Colorado. The World Figure Festival events are held during the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships from September 28th to October 1st.

 Skaters with any form of disability from anywhere in the world are welcome to become Inclusive Skaters and participate in the first Inclusive Skating event in America. Everyone is welcome even if they have never been an Inclusive Skater before. The World Figure Festival includes the following events for Inclusive Skaters: Fundamental Figures, Free Skating and Free Dance.

Margarita Sweeney-Baird, Founder of Inclusive Skating said: “Inclusive Skating is delighted to be invited to the 2017 World Figure Festival! The Inclusive Skating system enables all competitors, with any form of disability or challenge, to compete. This is the first time that Inclusive Skating events will be held in America and we are thrilled to be traveling to Vail, Colorado.  We hope that many new Inclusive Skaters will take the opportunity to be a part of the fun and join us on the ice in this beautiful festival of skating." 

Note: To enter the Inclusive Skating Events and download all the Inclusive Skating Information (pdf) for the 2017 World Figure Festival please go to the Festival page.  Scroll down on the Festival page until you see the identical picture that is posted below.  Click link to easily access Festival page.
http://worldfigurechampionship.com/festival.html
The World Figure Sport Society along with the 2017 WFC Organizing Team welcomes both elite and developing skaters of all ages and levels (even Inclusive Skaters) to come to Vail, Colorado and be a part of the joy and prestige of skating in these exciting championships!
This Inclusive Skating event will be the first in America.
For further information see www.inclusiveskating.org

For more detailed WFC & Festival information, please contact the:
WFC Organizing Team (WFCOT) info@worldfigurechampionship.com or 518-304-3029 http://www.worldfigurechampionship.com


For
Inclusive Skating events contact: margarita.msb@gmail.com
http://www.inclusiveskating.org
 
The World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Figure Festival is sanctioned/endorsed by World Figure Sport (WFS) worldfiguresport.org. The Inclusive Skating events for skaters with disability are sanctioned/endorsed by Inclusive Skating SCIO.
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<![CDATA[Vail Valley Partnership Becomes A Sponsor of the 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships in Vail, Colorado!]]>Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:28:06 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/vail-valley-partnership-becomes-a-sponsor-of-the-2017-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-in-vail-colorado Picture
PRESS RELEASE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on June 9, 2017
 
With great excitement, the World Figure Sport Society announces a new sponsor for the:

2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships -
World Jr. Figure & Fancy Skating Championships & Festival

Welcome
Vail Valley Partnership
&
Vail!


Thank you for your contribution.

The 2017 WFC Organizing Team is working to secure
more sponsors for these beautiful World Championships & Festival. 

The 2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships, World Jr. Championships & Festival will be held in Vail, Colorado from Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 on black ice. This is the first time that Vail, Colorado, the international resort community, will be the beautiful backdrop for these championship events & festival.

This is the only World Championship where elite and developing skaters (of all ages and even those with disabilities) have a World Festival where together they spread the joy and prestige of learning and competing in Figures & Fancy Skating so that skating's endangered structural foundation does not become extinct.

Sponsor or contribute today contact:

WorldFigureSport.org

The World Figure Sport Society is a non-for-profit 501 (c) (3).
518-304-3029



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<![CDATA[2017 World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships to be held in Vail, Colorado!]]>Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:32:59 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/2017-world-figure-fancy-skating-championships-to-be-held-in-vail-colorado
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<![CDATA[World Figure Championship Launches New Youtube Channel!]]>Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:46:02 GMThttp://worldfigurechampionship.com/news/world-figure-championship-launches-new-youtube-channel

World Figure Championship & Figure Festival launches
Youtube Channel!

The World Figure Sport Society launched a Youtube Channel to further its mission of disseminating Figure knowledge worldwide so that skating's endangered structural foundation does not become extinct.

The World Figure Sport Society integrates the entire structural foundation that built the sport of Figure Skating for modernity without compromising the critical knowledge that is on the verge of extinction.

Please support the World Figure Sport Society
WorldFigureSport.org

The World Figure Championship & Figure Festival is sanctioned by World Figure Sport.

For more information: info@worldfigurechampionship.com or info@worldfiguresport.org

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