Americans getting used to clap skates

...squad's newfangled clap skates. Cruikshank finally...struggled learning how to skate on these new clap skates. I made a couple of...spend six hours on my skates, train at night...trying to master the clap skate is Casey FitzRandolph...

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Sport skates into area

...little hope of lacing up skates and learning ice sports...asked my mom, `Can I skate?"' said 10-year-old...is $90 or $106 with skate rental. For more information...5 or younger: $3. Skate rental: regular skates, $2; hockey skates...

Panthers select defenseman Aaron Ekblad with first pick in NHL Draft

...to have selected Aaron with the No. 1 pick," Tallon said. "He is a strong, smart and physically mature defenseman who skates well and can play at both ends of the ice."Ekblad was the OHL's most outstanding defenseman last season, ranking first...

LeBron James opts out of contract with Miami Heat

...men's national team jersey bearing James' name and No. 6.Even hockey got into the act."You know, you'd be 6-10 on skates," someone posted to the Carolina Hurricanes' Twitter account, in a message to James.For now, all that seems certain is...

Rough skate for Abbott leaves Americans behind after 1st day of Olympic team figure skating

...countries advance to the free skates, a cut made after the women...replace him in Sunday's free skate, a switch allowed by the rules...off a mistake-marred free skate of her own at nationals. The pairs free skate is also Saturday. The event...

Russia leads team skating event after pairs free skate

...cheers as they routed the field in the free skate.With only the men's and women's free skate and the free dance left in today's finale...young, I remember I wanted to show I could skate with the big guns."One of this year's...

Wild barrage on Crawford beats Blackhawks

...champion Chicago Blackhawks.Jason Pominville scored in the second period off the back of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford's skate, and the Wild beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night to even their Western Conference semifinal at two games apiece...

Rangers top Penguins to reach Eastern Conference Finals

...1982.Gretzky finished with a record 92 goals that season, a mark that still stands.The price? Perhaps $250,000, Chaulk said.Last summer, Chaulk sold a trove of game-used Gretzky sticks, pucks, skates, gloves and jerseys.

Kings on cusp of winning second title in three years

...Carter scored with 10th of the playoffs on Los Angeles' fifth shot.Carter came in and snapped a hard drive that clipped the skate of diving defenseman Dan Girardi in front of Lundqvist and caromed inside the right post with 0.7 seconds on the clock.The...

Los Angeles Kings are savoring another Stanley Cup title

...huge difference," said Williams, a three-time Cup champion after scoring 25 points. "We really earned it."After his skate with the Cup, Brown swiftly handed it to Robyn Regehr, the veteran defenseman and first-time NHL champion who never got...