Sport: Figures in Chicago

What a Picasso abstraction is to a billboard, figure skating is to what most people do when they exercise on ice. Half sport, half art, it requires a course of training feasible only because figure skaters begin their vocation soon after leaving the cradle. When Robin Huntingdon Lee became U. S. champion at the age of 15, in 1935, he was no prodigy but a veteran of eight years' arduous training. Last week Robin Lee, Maribel Vinson, Erie Reiter and the rest of the small company of U. S. figure skating virtuosos were at...

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