SKATING magazine archive is now available online

SKATING magazine

By U.S. Figure Skating

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of SKATING magazine, U.S. Figure Skating has launched the magazine archive, a fully searchable digital database that allows users to access every story and photo published in the magazine since the inaugural December 1923 edition.

SKATING magazine Archive is free to U.S. Figure Skating members and subscribers through the “Members Only” site at www.usfigureskating.org. The Archive allows users to read text-only versions or view pages as they originally appeared in the magazine. Articles may be downloaded as PDFs and printed to share or display and photos have been arranged in galleries associated with their original story.

SKATING is the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating and is considered one of the premier magazines in the world of figure skating today. It boasts a subscription list of more than 42,000 and a readership of more than 130,000.

The magazine provides news and profiles on U.S. national skaters, reports on national, international and Olympic events, columns on health and fitness, sponsor news, event schedules and ticket information. The magazine also covers all levels of skating, from grass roots to adult and synchronized skating. It is also available online at U.S. Figure Skating’s website.

“The SKATING magazine Archive is a tremendous asset for our membership,” U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. “From personal searches of tests passed to the greatest moments in our sport, the Archive provides access to U.S. Figure Skating’s history like never before.”

Wisconsin-based Quad/Graphics, which prints SKATING magazine and previously developed the U.S. Figure Skating Publication Application for mobile devices, began building the SKATING magazine Archive during the summer of 2012.

“We are proud of our relationship with U.S. Figure Skating,” Michael Bloomfield, Quad/Graphics Vice President Sales, Media Solutions, said. “The organization is dedicated to serving its membership with unique and visionary projects. The SKATING magazine Archive is the next big step, unlocking more than 40,000 pages of the sport’s history and making it available to future generations of skaters and fans.”

Photo: Andrea Morrison

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