Thursday night at the U.S. Olympic figure skating trials, as younger women started to secure their places on the 2022 Olympic team, another woman, an older skater with the name that everyone still knows, offered a glimpse of her magical past on her singular journey back from the depths of depression.

Gracie Gold, now 26, once again commanded the stage she used to own, shining brightly on the national championship ice that lured her back with the dream of just this kind of curtain call. If this is in fact it for Gold, if her illustrious career ends here, it will end not in despair, but delight. Read More