Nathan Chen and Mariah Bell are top performers at ISP Points Challenge

U.S. Figure Skating is hosting a domestic virtual competition this year, called International Selection Pool (ISP) Points Challenge. During this event the top American skaters are debuting their 2020-2021 programs in front of national, international, and ISU-level judges for assignments in future international competitions. Each athlete sends in recordings of their program and gets rankedContinue reading “Nathan Chen and Mariah Bell are top performers at ISP Points Challenge”

War of words continues in Russian figure skating

Overnight the tensions between Eteri Tutberidze’s and Evgeny Plushenko’s camps spilt over again. First a post from Tutberidze of a screenshot that shows Plushenko offering Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova an opportunity to train with him, and later a response from Plushenko’s wife Yana Rudkovskaya in the Russian media about it. The official Team TutberidzeContinue reading “War of words continues in Russian figure skating”

Team Tutberidze maintains dominance with Sofya Akatyeva

Days after Anna Shcherbakova won the ladies’ event at the first stage of the Cup of Russia, another Sambo-70 star – Sofya Akatyeva – followed suit in the junior ladies’ event. Already holding a 16.11-point lead after the short program, the 12-year-old figure skater opened up her free skate program with a triple axel andContinue reading “Team Tutberidze maintains dominance with Sofya Akatyeva”

Russian skater Elena Radionova officially retires

Having last competed at the Russian National Championships in December 2017, former World Championship medalist Elena Radionova officially announced her retirement from competitive skating on Tuesday. Radionova came to prominence in the 2012-2013 season when she made her international junior debut. After winning the Junior Grand Prix Final the young Russian took the silver medalContinue reading “Russian skater Elena Radionova officially retires”