Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating

14-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Osokina has left the CSKA team and is switching to pair skating. She will skate will Andrei Rud and train with Nina Mozer – best known for coaching 2014 Olympic gold medalists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, as well as 2014 Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov. TheContinue reading “Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating”

Figure Skating Federation of Russia select national team

The executive committee of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia selected the members of the national team who will be battling for the right to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Ladies: Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Daria Usacheva, Maiia Khromykh, Anna Shcherbakova. Reserve: Alena Kostornaia, Elizaveta Nugumanova. Men: Makar Ignatov, Mikhail Kolyada, MarkContinue reading “Figure Skating Federation of Russia select national team”

Elizaveta Berestovskaya returns to Sergei Davydov

13-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Berestovskaya has returned to Sergei Davydov’s group, after it was reported in early March that she would be transferring to Eteri Tutberidze’s team. Post on Instagram by Sergei Davydov’s team: Friends, good day everyone!!!We inform you that Liza Berestovskaya has resumed training in her native CSKA club, in her team!!!WeContinue reading “Elizaveta Berestovskaya returns to Sergei Davydov”

Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze

After a year with Evgeni Plushenko, the two-time World Junior champion and bronze medalist at the World and European Championships, Russia’s Alexandra Trusova, is returning to Eteri Tutberidze. Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post stating, “On May 1, our contract ended, and by mutual desire of the two sides, we did not renewContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze”

Las Vegas to host Skate America again

U.S. Figure Skating have announced that the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will host the opening stage of the ISU Grand Prix series for the third consecutive year in 2021. The event will take place from October 22 to 24. All-session ticket packages will go on sale May 26; more information will be available atContinue reading “Las Vegas to host Skate America again”

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with Eteri Tutberidze

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Tuesday that reigning national champions and medalists at multiple World and European Championships Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with coaches Eteri Tutberidze and Maxim Trankov. According to the press release, the pair will train at the Khrustalny ice rink in Moscow; Tarasova will continue toContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with Eteri Tutberidze”

Kamila Valieva turns 15

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva turns fifteen years old today; the 2020 World Junior champion will compete in the senior level and for a spot in the Olympics next season. Good luck to you,In the soul – only inspiration!On the ice – strength and patience!Kamila, Happy Birthday!!! Valieva was born in 2006, in Kazan, andContinue reading “Kamila Valieva turns 15”

Vanessa James and Eric Radford to compete for Canada

On Wednesday, figure skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford announced on social media that they have partnered up and will compete together for Canada. 33-year-old James was born in Canada but has never represented the country in figure skating competitions. During the 2005-2006 season, she was the British national champion in ladies’ single skating; however,Continue reading “Vanessa James and Eric Radford to compete for Canada”

Anna Shcherbakova wins ladies event, leads Russia to first World Team Trophy victory

The 2021 World Team Trophy came to an end on Saturday and it was a major success for the Russian figure skaters – in the final event, Anna Shcherbakova won the country’s sixth of eight events and Russia celebrated their first ever victory in the competition’s history. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova landed but steppedContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova wins ladies event, leads Russia to first World Team Trophy victory”

Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event, extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy

The pairs’ discipline at the 2021 World Team Trophy ended on Saturday and Russia continued their dominance on the quest to win the country’s first ever title in this competition. Newly crowned World champions three weeks ago, Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov opened their free skate program with a side-by-side triple Salchow-Euler-triple Salchow combination andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win pairs event, extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy”