Starting orders for Skate America – Day Two

This weekend, figure skating fans all around the world are treated to a lot of high quality figure skating. Las Vegas hosts the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix series – Skate America – for the second year in a row. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of changes to the entire figureContinue reading “Starting orders for Skate America – Day Two”

Nathan Chen leads Skate America after short program

Three-time defending Skate America champion, Nathan Chen again remains untouchable. The Yale student takes more than a ten-point lead after the short program at the opening ISU Grand Prix event in Las Vegas. Two-time World and four-time U.S. National champion Chen opened his short program performance with a quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination. AContinue reading “Nathan Chen leads Skate America after short program”

Mariah Bell leads after the short program

Skating to P!nk’s Glitter in the Air, last season’s U.S. National silver medalist Mariah Bell started her short program with a double axel. The 24-year-old, who won a silver medal at Skate America in 2016 and two bronze medals at Grand Prix events last year, also landed a triple flip-triple toe loop combination and aContinue reading “Mariah Bell leads after the short program”

Mikhail Kolyada leads after the short program

Mikhail Kolyada, who hasn’t competed since March of 2019, is the leader of the men’s event after the short program at the third stage of the Cup of Russia series. The 25-year-old former World and European bronze medalist Kolyada changed his coach to Alexei Mishin before the season, after having worked with Valentina Chebotareva sinceContinue reading “Mikhail Kolyada leads after the short program”

Evgenia Medvedeva on Channel One’s news report

Evgenia Medvedeva appeared on the news of Russia’s Channel One today. Video footage was shown of her doing physical therapy at a gym and in a pool. The two-time World champion returned to Eteri Tutberidze’s Khrustalny team in September and is yet to make her season debut, which has been delayed due to her returnedContinue reading “Evgenia Medvedeva on Channel One’s news report”

Participants in the third stage of the Cup of Russia series

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia has published the online scoreboard for this weekend’s third stage of the Cup of Russia series. It finally reveals who will participate in the closed-door competition in Sochi. For all of the latest updates to this weekend’s Cup of Russia stage’s schedule, as well as the starting orders, clickContinue reading “Participants in the third stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Starting orders for Skate America – Day One

This weekend, figure skating fans all around the world will be treated to a lot of high quality figure skating. Las Vegas hosts the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix series – Skate America – for the second year in a row. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of changes to the entireContinue reading “Starting orders for Skate America – Day One”

Irina Slutskaya’s interview with Team Russia

Russian figure skating legend Irina Slutskaya has not been involved in the sport lately but the two-time Olympic medalist and record seven-time European champion sat down with the Russian Olympic Committee website teamrussia.pro to talk about the current state of the sport, Russia’s top figure skaters nowadays, and who will be the favorites at theContinue reading “Irina Slutskaya’s interview with Team Russia”

Biography about Alexandra Trusova

At just the age of 16, Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova already has a biography written about her. The book goes on sale November 25th. Russian sports news website sport.ru first reported about the book. It is called The Girl Who Defeated Gravity and is written by Elena Zotova. The 240-page publication is currently listedContinue reading “Biography about Alexandra Trusova”

Alena Kostornaia’s training footage

The Angels of Plushenko Instagram account published footage of Alena Kostornaia practicing a part of her free skate program. The 2020 European champion looked healthy, in shape, and finally ready to compete. Kostornaia’s free skate performance this season will be to a mixture of three different songs: Wayward Sisters (from Nocturnal Animals), Dance for MeContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia’s training footage”