WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2015-2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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68 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 5 / 2 0 1 6 B O S T O N W E L C O M E S M E D I A B A K E R Y if you are anywhere near TD Garden between March 28 and April 3, the cheers you'll hear radiating from rink-side will not be for breakaways or heart-stopping saves by the Boston Bruins, but instead for triple axels, quads, and death spirals by the world's most accomplished figure skaters. For the first time in Boston's history, the city will host the International Skating Union's World Figure Skating Championships. All the skaters with sights set on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will descend on Beantown as it welcomes approximately 200 athletes from near and far. A Long Heritage of International Competition Considered figure skating's most prestigious competition, the World Championships began in 1896 and has been held annually ever since with the exception of during the two World Wars. The 2016 competition marks the 13th time the event will be hosted in the United States and the first time since 2009, when Los Angeles held the honor. Each participating country's skating federation may enter at least one skater in each of four disciplines: men, ladies, pairs, and ice-dance. Some countries are allowed to enter two or three participants if their skaters performed well at the previous year's World Championships. 2016 World Figure E L I Z A B E T H S U N E B Y writer

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