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US Figure Skating Championships

The ice rink becomes the runway for female figure skaters

Figure skating legend and 1976 gold medalist Dorothy Hamill recalls her first skating costume. It wasn’t designed by Vera Wang or Christian Lacroix. Alas, it was a sad, frumpy little frock hand-stitched by her mother.

“My first skating costume was red and knitted and it had a little white marabou trim at the bottom,” Hamill recalled. “That was it. No other embellishments.”

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