U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Last week, reporter Erin Golden and I traveled to San Jose, Calif., to cover the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Since the competition will be in Omaha in 2013, Erin and I reported stories as a preview to the coming event. It was also a great opportunity to see how the event runs and how to cover it. Here are a few of my favorite images. If you’d like to view more photos, click here. If you’d like to read Erin’s stories, click here.

Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform in the free dance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

Silver medalist Adam Rippon takes a bow during the men's awards ceremony at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in the HP Pavilion on Sunday, Jan.29, 2012.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White sit with their coaches in the "kiss and cry" booth following their short dance performance in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

Bronze medalists Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig perform the pairs free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

Ice sweepers, from left, Dinh Tran, 10, Melanie McGruder-Caprio, 12, and Ginger McKelvey, 12, deliver gifts thrown on the ice following a performance in the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.

Morgan Bell touches up her hair with help from her coach before performing in the ladies free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

Following the awards ceremony, silver medalist Alissa Czisny signs autographs for fans, including, from left, Erica Machida, 9, Tammy Amir, 8, and her sister Ella, 5, at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

Rebecca Gratz

About Rebecca Gratz

Originally from Ohio and a graduate of Ball State University, I moved to Nebraska to join the World-Herald staff in 2004. As a photojournalist, I'm privileged to meet interesting people, learn new things and travel around the country. Whether I'm walking knee-deep in floodwater, kneeling on the sideline of a Husker football game or flying with the Nebraska Air Guard to Germany, my goal is always to tell the story with photos.
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