January 2002

Salt Lake Dreamin'
Olympic Winter Games Preview


We're not even going to try and tell you who's going to win or even who will be on the 2002 U.S. Olympic Team. But this month, SKATING gives you - the spectator and fan - a look at some important facts about February's Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The anticipation is growing, and finally the time is here! There is only one more month to wait until the world finds out who will be crowned the gold medalists at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. A year ago, SKATING magazine began its countdown to the Olympics. In the preceding months, we have brought a little Olympic news mixed with a lot of Olympic history. Well, Olympic history will be made again in February - and SKATING doesn't want you to miss a bit of it. So here's the lowdown on who, what, where and when. ...

Read more about the Olympic Winter Games in SKATING magazine.

Also featured in this issue ...

Q&A: Kristi Yamaguchi
by Alexandra Cesteros

It's been 10 years since Kristi Yamaguchi won her gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France. She shares her thoughts on the upcoming Olympics and what's going on in her life.

Feature: Around "A Skating Tribute"
Photos by Paul and Michelle Harvath

Check out more on- and off-ice photos from the USFSA's October event, "ABC Sports Presents A Skating Tribute: The Legacy of the 1961 U.S. World Team."

Feature: Young Adults
by Michele Cooper

The 18-24 age group has been likened to the "lost generation" of skaters. Adult competitions are trying to attract these skaters with the Adult Introductory category - and keep them in the sport.

Feature: Getting to Know You

Skaters in the USFSA's Team Envelope system share their favorites on a variety of topics. Get to know the future stars of figure skating - and some of the current stars - in this fun survey.