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Evan Lysacek's short program music: Firebird

September 14, 2009 | 11:56 am


Sometimes it pays to hang around hockey rinks.

While the Kings were doing laps Monday on the Olympic rink at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, world figure skating championEvan Lysacek was stretching and preparing for his practice session.

He was especially eager to get onto the ice because he said he had just gotten his short program music: Stravinsky"s "Firebird," a piece chosen by his coach, Frank Carroll, and choreographer, Lori Nichol.

"It's definitely a stretch for me,  but I'm excited about it," Lysacek said.

I'll try to peek over to the figure skaters' rink in between the Kings' sessions on the NHL-sized rink.

-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Evan Lysacek. Credit: Jamie Squire / Getty Images.