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November 12, 2013
On the rise, Rippon hears Olympic roar
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October 18, 2013
Adam Rippon gets gold-medal treatment to fix broken skate
CBC.ca

October 16, 2013
Wagner, Rippon hope to walk the walk in Detroit

May 23, 2012
Rippon plans to skate like an absolute mad man
Ice Network

February 10, 2012
"Rippon Lutz" sends 21-year-old in history books and Worlds
Denver Post

June 15, 2011
Adam Rippon
relocates to Detroit

Figure Skaters Online

October 6, 2010
Ice Network: Adam Rippon's Japan Open diary
Ice Network

October 3, 2010
Team Japan wins Japan Open, Rippon and Rochette shine

Examiner

September 26, 2010
Adam Rippon Poised to be the Next Big Star
Life Skate

August 6, 2010
Catching up with
Adam Rippon

PJKwong.com

May 11, 2010
Yagudin, Rippon Confirm to Hyundai Card Super Match X
Korean Times

May 6, 2010
Rippon Tries His Hand at Being A Show Stopper 
Ice Network

April 6, 2010
Rippon in Torino
Art On Ice

April 20, 2010
Meet Adam Rippon
Sears Stars on Ice

March 29, 2010
 If I Can Do With One Arm Why Not Two?
Absolute Skating

March 22, 2010
Fifteen US Skaters Head to World Championships
Ice Network

March 18, 2010
Rippon from Juniors to the World
World Skating

February 20, 2010
Rippon Talks Kim, Olympics and 4CC Win
Ice Network

February 1, 2010
Rippon Vaults into Top Ten in World Rankings
Ice Network

January 28, 2010
Rippon Takes 4CC Title
Life Skate

November 4, 2009
Rippon Nominated for USOC Honors
Figure Skaters Online

October 30, 2009
What are You Going to be for Halloween?
Ice Network

October 17, 2009
Rippon Wins First Senior Grand Prix Medal
Ice Network

October 17, 2009
Rippon Wins Trophee Eric Bompard Bronze
Figure Skaters Online

October 16, 2009
Rippon Third after Personal Best in ParisFigure Skaters Online

October 14, 2009
Rippon Looks for First Grand Prix Medal
Figure Skaters Online

October 12, 2009
Gilles, Rippon Head to Trophee Eric BompardFigure Skaters Online

March 3, 2009
Americans Move into Top Ten after World Juniors
Ice Network 

February 22, 2009
208 Skaters Head to Bulgaria for World Junior Competition 
Ice Network

February 23, 2009
Really Big Learning Year Takes Rippon to BulgariaFigure Skaters Online

February 25, 2009
Rippon Leads Men After Short at JW
Ice Network

February 25, 2009
Rippon Leads Men at World Juniors
Sports Illustrated

February 26, 2009
Rippon Captures World Junior Men’s TitleInternational Skating Union

February 26, 2009
Rippon Wins Second World Title
CBC Sports

February 26, 2009
Rippon Routs Men for World Junior Title 
Ice Network

February 26, 2009
Triple Axels Help Rippon Repeat  as Champ
Figure Skaters Online

January 2009
Rippon Says Toronto’s the Ticket 
Ice Network

January 2, 2009
Rippon Announces Coaching Change 
Ice Network

November 22, 2008
Rippon in Third After the Short
USA Today

April 12, 2008
Now He Belongs 
Golden Skate

Adam enjoys successful Grand Prix season, wins silver at 2013 Skate America

Adam won the silver medal at Skate America in Detroit, October 18-20, 2013, and set all new ISU personal best scores (241.24 Total, 80.26 SP, 160.98 FS). He attempted the quadruple Lutz jump for the first time in both programs. Watch his Short Program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHduY16fuHk and his Free Skate http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GGGWo86MLCw .
Here is a short Instagram video http://instagram.com/p/fqae-nsxG9/ of two of his quad Lutz attempts in a 10/19/13 Skate America practice.

Three weeks later at NHK Trophy in Japan, Adam set a new ISU personal best score in his short program (82.25) and attempted the quadruple toe loop for the first time, receiving credit for rotating the jump in both of his programs. He placed fourth overall at NHK Trophy and was the second alternate to the ISU Grand Prix Final.

Michelle Kwan wrote an article for Fox Sports (Dec. 10, 2013) in which she praised Adam as follows:

I watched Adam Rippon skate and I was just blown away by his technical abilities. He’s working on a quad-lutz — I’ve never seen anybody complete it, so seeing him be able to land it with ease was remarkable. His skating is just stunning and he has the potential to medal in the Olympics, if he qualifies of course. His long program is brilliant, the transitions between jumps and spins are seamless, and overall beautifully choreographed
.

Adam the show performer and choreographer
Adam was invited to skate in the "American Legends of the Ice" Disson show in New Jersey on December 11, 2013. Here is a fan video of his heartfelt performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjcFG8mw47k to "A Song for You" (Elliott Yamin cover, choreographed by Cindy Stuart). The show will be broadcast by NBC on Feb. 1, 2014 from 2:30-4:30 EST (check your local listings).

Adam debuted his "Carmen" short program in exhibition at the Michael Weiss Foundation show -- here is a fan video http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=dreCRwnDM2w
of his performance. An excerpt from the 9/17/13 article about the show:

With intensity and drama, Rippon skated his Carmen short program featuring his trademark arms-up triple Lutz. His goal, he said, is to change that triple Lutz to a quad come Skate America, Oct. 18-20 in Detroit.

"I want to have the quad Lutz in both programs," Rippon said. "Of all the quads, that's the one I have had the most success with. I think it will set me apart."

Would he ever do a quad Lutz with his arms up in the air?

"No," he said with a laugh. "Unfortunately, I need to keep my arms close to my chest for that jump."

Rippon said the move from Lake Arrowhead to Los Angeles, necessitated by Ice Castle International recently closing its doors, has been pretty smooth. He didn't own any furniture while in Lake Arrowhead, so moving was relatively easy. He continues to work with Rafael Arutunian, only now he skates at the East West Ice Palace operated by Michelle Kwan's family.


Earlier this year, Adam choreographed exhibition programs to "On Golden Pond" for Mirai Nagasu [watch her 2013 Rostelecom Cup exhibition performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfcXmLzxwEw] and "Young and Beautiful" (Lana Del Rey) for Ashley Wagner.

Adam to compete at Skate America

August 15, 2013 - Adam has been assigned U.S. Figure Skating's previously TBA spot at Skate America, the first event on the 2013/14 Grand Prix series. Skate America will take place October 18-20 in Detroit, Michigan.

His next public skating appearance will be at the Michael Weiss Foundation's "Ice Champions LIVE!" benefit show in Laurel, Maryland, on Sunday, September 15, 2013 - for event and ticket information, please visit http://www.michaelweiss.org/. Adam was a past MWF scholarship award recipient.


Adam's Pre-Season Updates

June 25, 2013 - Adam's 2013-14 program music and choreographer information has been added to his Programs page. On June 3rd he was assigned to the ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy, Nov. 8-10, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.

Adam performed his new exhibition number at the Athletes Advisory Committee's Gala during Governing Council on May 4 and at the "Skate for Hope" benefit show on June 15. His next public skating appearance will be at the US Athletic Foundation's "An Evening on Ice" fundraiser show in El Segundo, Calif. on Saturday, July 20, 2013 - for event and ticket information, please visit http://www.usathleticfoundation.org/events.html

Adam wrote an article for the Athlete Advisory Committee's "Athlete Corner" about his 2013 Gardena Spring Trophy experience with Team USA that was published in the May issue of SKATING magazine (p. 43). A scan of the article can be viewed here courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating.

Adam wins Silver in Italy

April 3, 2013 - Adam won the Senior Men's Free skate and the silver medal at Gardena Spring Trophy. He also debuted his new long program for the 2013-2014 season, and you can watch it here. Nine FS action photos have been added to the Gallery.

Adam's next public appearance will be at Figure Skating in Harlem's "Skating with the Stars" benefit gala in New York City on Monday, April 8, 2013.

Adam set to compete at Gardena Spring Trophy

March 30, 2013 - Adam wrote a new blog before he left for Selva Val Gardena, Italy. You can read it here.

Adam "feeling healthy, happy and ready" for Nationals

January 17, 2013
- Adam has written a new blog before he heads to Nationals in Omaha. You can read it here.

Adam also answered a few questions recently via e-mail with Bonnie Millar for Figure Skaters Online.

On his new training environment in Lake Arrowhead, California under the direction of Rafael Arutyunyan: "I feel really fortunate to have skated with so many great skaters and coaches over the years. Rafael has definitely been such a big help to me this year and I am very lucky to be working with him and his team. The intensity is much greater than in any other training environment I've been before. I am skating and working out in the gym throughout the whole day. It's been challenging, but very rewarding so far."

On his preparation for Nationals: "My short is basically the same. My free program is filled with many new steps and changes in layout. I sat down with Rafael to make sure I was doing a program that was going to get me as many points as possible. I've worked a lot on my programs so that I will be able to perform them to the best of my ability come Nationals. I am feeling healthy and in shape to do my best there."

Adam skated in four shows in December 2012

The first one, Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular Presented by Hilton HHonors, was organized by Disson Skating and took place on Dec. 15 in Jamestown, New York. It is scheduled to be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, from 4-6 pm Eastern. Adam also participated in a whirlwind European mini-tour, organized by Spotlight-productions.de, Dec. 28-30 in Regensburg, Germany; Bolzano, Italy; and Obertsdorf, Germany. Adam tweeted that he had "an amazing time on tour in Germany and Italy!" and shared a video link to his Oberstdorf performance to "After Tonight" by Justin Nozuka (British Eurosport).

Adam announces coaching change

September 11, 2012 - Adam announced today he has commenced training with Olympic and World coach Rafael Arutyunyan in Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Last season, he trained with Jason Dungjen and Yuka Sato in Detroit.

“After the World Championships, I had time to reflect on the season and came to the conclusion that I needed to take a different approach,” Rippon said. “Over the summer, I received the suggestion to travel to Lake Arrowhead and work with Rafael. I’m confident the move will be a positive one as I move forward in my career.

“I am very grateful to Jason and Yuka for their unconditional support and encouragement which brought me to my first U.S. medal at the senior level.”

Arutyunyan, a former national competitor for the Soviet Union, has worked with Mao Asada, Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Sergei Voronov, Jeffrey Buttle and others.

Adam named to 2012 World Championship Team

January 29, 2012 — Following a silver medal performance at the U.S. Championships in San Jose, Calif., Adam was named to the U.S. teams for the Four Continents Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the World Championships in Nice, France. It is the first time Adam has made the World team without being a replacement athlete.

En route to his first ever senior medal at nationals, Adam finished second in the short program (82.94 points) and second in the free skate (157.93). He placed second overall with a personal best 240.87.

 

Adam fourth at Trophee Eric Bompard

November 17, 2011 — Despite a third place finish in the free skate, Adam finished fourth overall at Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris, France, with 217.89 points. He was fourth in the short program (72.96) and scored 144.93 in his free skate.

 

Adam just off the podium in Mississauga, Canada

October 29, 2011 — Adam opened his season with a fourth place finish at Skate Canada in Mississauga, Canada. He was fourth in the short program (72.89 points) and fourth in the free skate (145.08) for 217.97 overall.

He competes next at Trophee Eric Bompard, another event on the 2011 Grand Prix series. Adam won his first Grand Prix medal, a bronze medal, at 2009 Trophee Eric Bompard.

 

Adam headed to Canada, France for the Grand Prix

June 27, 2011 — Adam has received two assignments for the 2011 Grand Prix series. He will first compete October 27-30 at Skate Canada in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, then head to Trophee Eric Bompard, November 18-20, in Paris, France.

Adam has competed at both events previously. In 2010, Adam won the bronze medal at Skate Canada. His first Grand Prix medal came in 2009 when he was third at Trophee Eric Bompard.

 

Adam relocates to train with Jason Dungjen in Detroit

June 15, 2011 —Adam announced today that he will commence training with Jason Dungjen at the Detroit Skating Club after working the past several months on a transitional basis with Ghislain Briand in Toronto. Dungjen, who coaches with his wife, 1994 World Champion Yuka Sato, has helped both Jeremy Abbott and Alissa Czisny to U.S. titles, Abbott in 2010 and Czisny last season.

“I put a lot of thought into my search for a new training site, and I’m excited and looking forward to working with Jason,” he said. “I want to thank Ghislain for his help in this transitional period.”

 

Adam finishes fifth at Four Continents

Feburary 20, 2011 — At the Four Continents Championship in Taipei, Adam finished fifth overall with 210.01 points. He was fourth in the short program (72.71) and fifth in the free skate (137.30).

 

Adam finishes fifth at the U.S. Championships

January 31, 2011 — Adam finished fifth at the 2011 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, N.C., with 220.04 points. After a ninth place short program, Adam surged in the free skate, finishing third with 153.78, and pulled up to fifth. He will continue his season at the Four Continents Championship next month in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei.

 

Adam finishes fourth at Skate America

November 13, 2010 — Adam finished fourth at his second Grand Prix event of the season, Skate America, in Portland, Ore. He finished with 203.12 points overall following a third place short program and a fourth place free skate.

 

Adam on the cover of IFS and Skating magazines

November 3, 2010 — Adam is on the cover of the current issues of International Figure Skating magazine and SKATING magazine, the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating. Click here to view the IFS cover or click here to read SKATING.

 

Adam kicks off the season with Skate Canada bronze

October 31, 2010 — Adam won the bronze medal at Skate Canada in Kingston, Ontario, his first event of the season. He was third in the short program and second in the free skate for 233.04 points overall. Click here to watch his short program or click here to watch his free skate.

 

Adam answers questions from fans

October 13, 2010 — Adam posted his answers to questions asked by fans via his website in late September and earlier this month. To read the new "Frequently Asked Questions", click here.

 

Adam tops field in Japan Open free skate

October 2, 2010 — Adam, representing Team North America at the Japan Open, easily topped the field, which included three Olympic medalists. He finished the free skate (no short program was held) with 166.63 points while World Champion and reigning Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan placed second with 159.19 and 2006 Olympic Champion and reigning silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia placed third with 151.00.

Click here to watch the video of his performance.

Complete results:

1. Adam RIPPON USA 166.63
2. Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 159.19
3. Evgeni PLUSHENKO RUS 151.00
4. Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 150.71
5. Michal BREZINA CZE 134.90
6. Jeffrey BUTTLE CAN 128.39

 

Adam taking questions from fans

September 21, 2010 — Adam is working on a new "Frequently Asked Questions" for his contact page. From now until October 1, you can submit your questions for Adam by clicking here. (Please use the subject line "Ask Adam" for all submissions.)

 

Adam video blogs from Korea

June 21, 2010 — During the Hyundai Card Super Match X show in Seoul, Korea, Adam sat down with a camera and filed a video blog for the HyundaiCardWeb You Tube page, among the highlights were a short tour of his room, with his narrations in both English and Korean. Check it out by clicking here. More blogs will be added in the future.

 

Grand Prix assignments announced

June 13, 2010 — The International Skating Union (ISU) announced today that Adam has been selected for two competitions on the 2010-11 Grand Prix circuit. He will make his season debut at Skate Canada, October 29-31, in Kingston, Ontario, and then compete November 11-14 at Skate America in Portland, Ore.

In 2008, Adam made his Grand Prix debut by finishing eighth at Skate America and fifth at Cup of Russia. He won his first Grand Prix medal last season at 2009 Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris, France, when he finished third. He was also sixth at the NHK Trophy.

 

Adam sixth in World Championship debut

March 25, 2010 — Skating as a replacement for three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir at the World Championship, March 22-28, in Torino, Italy, Adam proved that he belongs on the World stage, finishing sixth in his debut. He placed seventh in the short program but improved with a fifth place showing in the free skate.

 

Adam headed for Torino, Italy

March 10, 2010 — Adam will compete at the 2010 World Championships, March 22-28, in Torino, Italy as a replacement for three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir, who recently finished sixth at the Olympic Winter Games. Adam has twice won the World Junior Championship but has never competed at Worlds.

"I'm very excited and grateful for this opportunity," Adam said. "Since competing at Four Continents, I have been training well, and I will be ready to do my best in Torino."

 

Gold medal comeback at Four Continents

January 29, 2010 — Adam is the 2010 Four Continents Champion, taking the gold medal in Jeonju, Korea. He finished seventh in the short program but surged to the top of the podium with an impeccable free program, to win his first senior International Skating Union (ISU) Championship title with 225.78 points.

"I was so emotional [after the free skate]," Rippon said, "because it’s been such an up-and-down year."

 

Adam fifth at nats, selected for Four Continents

January 19, 2010 — Adam finished fifth at the U.S. Championships in Spokane, Wash., securing himself a spot on the U.S. team for the Four Continents Championship in Jeonju, Korea, January 25-31. He is also the second alternate to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and World Championship team.

In the short program, Adam placed fourth with 72.91 points, and again placed fourth in the free skate with 152.16 for 225.07 total points, putting him less than one-point off the podium.

 

In Japan, Adam takes sixth

November 9, 2009 — Adam finished sixth at his second Grand Prix event of the season, the NHK Trophy, November 5-8, in Nagano, Japan. He was eighth in the short program but pulled up in the standings with a fifth place showing the free skate.

 

Adam a nominee for USOC award

November 4, 2009 — Adam was named the U.S. Figure Skating "Male Athlete of the Month" for October 2009, a month that saw him win his first medal on the Grand Prix, the Trophee Eric Bompard bronze medal. He was also nominated by U.S. Figure Skating for the U.S. Olympic Committee's Male Athlete of the Month.

 

Adam wins first Grand Prix medal

October 17, 2009 — Adam established himself as a contender for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games team with a bronze medal winning performance Saturday at Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris, France. He finished with 219.96 points, following a third place performance in both programs.

"It was not my best, but I wanted to put out a strong program, and I did,” Adam said. "I don’t want to peak in October. I was happy with my short here and I’m satisfied with my free."


Paris, Nagano on Adam's itinerary for fall

May 30, 2009 — The International Skating Union (ISU) recently announced that Adam will compete in two Grand Prix events this fall. His first is Trophee Eric Bompard, October 15-18, in Paris, France, and his second is the NHK Trophy, November 5-8, in Nagano, Japan.

 

Adam wins second World Junior title

February 26, 2009 — Adam is now a two-time World Junior Champion. Skating at the World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, Adam successfully defended his title, beating silver medalist Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic by about 17 points with a score of 222.00, his new personal best. He was first in both the short program and the free skate, which included two triple Axels.

"Going into last year’s Junior Worlds I felt a lot of pressure. This year, I knew how well Michal Brezina was skating," he said. "His jumps are enormous and his triple Axel is incredible consistent and I know how strong the others skaters are. I knew I had to do two triple Axels to be competitive."

 

Adam makes successful senior national debut

January 25, 2009 — Adam finished seventh at the 2009 U.S. Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. Skating for the first time nationally at the senior level, he placed 12th in the short program and sixth in the free skate. U.S. Figure Skating has named him to the team for the World Junior Championships, an event that he won last season. The event is February 23-March 1, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Adam announces coaching change

January 2, 2009 — Adam announced today that he has ended his professional relationship with coach Nikolai Morozov in Hackensack, N.J., to train with two-time Olympic silver medalist and eight-time Canadian Champion Brian Orser in Toronto, Canada.

 

Adam sets new personal best in Russia

November 22, 2008 — Adam finished fifth at Cup of Russia in Moscow, Russia, setting three new personal best scores in the process. He scored 71.62 points for his short program and 136.31 for his free skate for an overall score of 207.93.

 

Adam makes Grand Prix debut

October 25, 2008 — Adam finished eighth at Skate America in Everett, Wash., making his debut event on the Grand Prix circuit. He was eighth in the short program but improved to seventh in the free skate.

 

Adam to make Grand Prix debut in 2008

June 14, 2008 — The International Skating Union (ISU) recently announced the Grand Prix assignments for the 2008-09 season. Adam will make his debut on the Grand Prix circuit at Skate America in Everett, Wash. He will also compete at Cup of Russia.

 

Adam wins a PSA award

May 13, 2008 — Adam is the 'Edi' Award winner for the Best Men's Performance at 2008 U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minn. Every year the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) "honors athletes for their remarkable performances at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships" with the 'Edi' Awards, named in honor of Edi Scholdan, a World and Olympic Coach who died in the 1961 plane crash.

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