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”

Nathan Chen wins men’s event at World Team Trophy, Russia extends lead

Nathan Chen remained undefeated after his impressive performance in the men’s event at the 2021 World Team Trophy and earned the United States another twelve points, but two Russians in the top five managed to increase their country’s lead after six of the eight events. Three-time consecutive World champion Nathan Chen began his free skateContinue reading “Nathan Chen wins men’s event at World Team Trophy, Russia extends lead”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov win ice dance discipline, another twelve points for Russia

Russia continues to dominate the 2021 World Team Trophy in Osaka, Japan on Friday. Following a first place in the pairs’ short program earlier, ice dancers Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov earned their country a fourth of five available twelve points so far. After a top score in the rhythm dance yesterday, 2021 World championsContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov win ice dance discipline, another twelve points for Russia”

Mishina and Galliamov win another event for Russia at World Team Trophy

The fourth and final discipline of the 2021 World Team Trophy began on Friday; in the fourth of eight events so far – Russia placed first for the third time and increased their lead at the top of the team standings over the United States and Japan. To no surprise, newly crowned World champions AnastasiaContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win another event for Russia at World Team Trophy”

Nathan Chen tops men’s short program at World Team Trophy

In the third of eight events at the 2021 World Team Trophy, the American men delivered two important results to help the United States bring a strong challenge to a successful opening day by Russia. Three-consecutive-time World champion Nathan Chen landed an opening quad flip and then a triple axel. Having originally planned to addContinue reading “Nathan Chen tops men’s short program at World Team Trophy”

Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy

After Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov put Russia at the top of the team standings in the first event at the 2021 World Team Trophy, the two World champions in the ladies’ category extended their country’s lead. Newly crowned 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova landed a triple axel and then a triple flip to beginContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov take the lead for Russia at World Team Trophy

The ice dance category opened the 2021 World Team Trophy of figure skating in Japan today. With about 3,000 socially-distanced fans in attendance at the Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, the Russians took the lead in the team competition. As expected, the newly crowned World champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov received the highest marks inContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov take the lead for Russia at World Team Trophy”