Stanislava Konstantinova leaves Angels of Plushenko

Bronze medalist at the 2019 Winter Universiade, 20-year-old figure skater Stanislava Konstantinova parted ways with coach Alexander Volkov and the Angels of Plushenko team. Konstantinova described the departure from Evgeni Plushenko’s academy: “I have finished cooperation with the academy Angels of Plushenko and no longer train in Alexander Volkov’s group. The reasons are in theContinue reading “Stanislava Konstantinova leaves Angels of Plushenko”

2021 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships canceled

Originally scheduled to take part from February 8 to 14 in Vancouver, the 2021 Canadian Figure Skating Championships have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Debra Armstrong, the CEO of Skate Canada, said: “Due to the continuous shift in requirements across the country, the inability of our athletes to train due to theContinue reading “2021 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships canceled”

Alexei Mishin tested positive for COVID-19

Last week, 79-year-old figure skating coach Alexei Mishin contracted the coronavirus disease. Mishin attended the 2021 Russian National Championships from December 24 to 27 in Chelyabinsk and says he tested positive for COVID-19 in first days of January. The legendary coach told Russian news agency TASS: “I got sick with the coronavirus; my wife gotContinue reading “Alexei Mishin tested positive for COVID-19”

Russia to host domestic team competition

A source informed Russian news outlet RIA Novosti that the Figure Skating Federation of Russia plans to hold a domestic team competition in February. Following the cancellation of the European Championships, which were supposed to take place in late January in Zagreb, the Russian figure skating executives expressed their desire to hold additional tournaments inContinue reading “Russia to host domestic team competition”

Cup of Russia Final will be held in Moscow

Originally scheduled to take place in Veliky Novgorod – about 300 miles west of Moscow – from February 23 to 27, the Cup of Russia Final will be moved to the country’s capital. Alexander Kogan, the General Director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian media publication RIA Novosti: “The final of theContinue reading “Cup of Russia Final will be held in Moscow”

Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training

In early December, Alena Kostornaia tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to miss the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series and later the Russian National Championships. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of Kostornaia’s coaches Evgeni Plushenko told Russian sports news outlet Sport24 that “Sasha Trusova and Alena Kostornaia are doing well.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training”

Anna Shcherbakova’s interview with Channel One

Last week, 16-year-old Anna Shcherbakova won her third consecutive Russian national title in Chelyabinsk. She had just barely managed to recover from pneumonia, which she caught in November, but refused to be stopped. Shcherbakova fought through deep breathes and was first after the short program. In the free skate, she landed two quads and deliveredContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova’s interview with Channel One”

Starting orders at the Russian Nationals

The 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships begin on Christmas Eve in Chelyabinsk – today, the starting orders were revealed. LADIES (STARTING ORDER FOR SHORT PROGRAM) Warm-up Group 1 1 – Ksenia Tsibinova2 – Kamila Valieva3 – Anna Frolova4 – Anastasia Tarakanova5 – Stanislava Konstantinova Warm-up Group 2 6 – Sofia Samodurova7 – Maiia Khromykh8Continue reading “Starting orders at the Russian Nationals”

2021 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships

The 2021 United States Figure Skating Championships will take place from January 11 to 21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. No audience will be allowed at the event. SCHEDULE Thursday; January 14 2:58PM – Pairs, short program5:58PM New York | 4:58PM Chicago 6:12PM – Ladies, short program9:12PM New York | 8:12PM ChicagoContinue reading “2021 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships”

Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals

16-year-old Valeria Shulskaya, who trains at Angels of Plushenko, will not take part at the Russian National Championships this week. Shulskaya told a Sport Express reporter that “I really wanted to participate in the championship, but COVID interfered with my plans. I tried to resume the training process, but alas. So now I’m recovering at home.” Earlier,Continue reading “Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals”