Grassl wins third Italian national title

18-year-old Daniel Grassl continued his streak of great performances this season at the Italian National Championships this weekend. Leader after the short program by almost ten points, Grassl began his free skate program with four quad jumps – a Lutz, a flip, and a loop. The latter jump was ruled under-rotated by the judges. SkatingContinue reading “Grassl wins third Italian national title”

Ryabova leaves Angels of Plushenko

Azerbaijani figure skater Ekaterina Ryabova announced that she has left Evgeni Plushenko and Alexander Volkov at Angeles of Plushenko and will now be coached by her father Alexei Ryabov. Instagram post by Ryabova and her response to a fan’s question; translated to English: New-old coaches. Everything happens in our lives. Fan: Katya, did you leaveContinue reading “Ryabova leaves Angels of Plushenko”

Kurakova wins Four Nationals Championships to three-peat as Polish champion

Ekaterina Kurakova stood out among the rest of the participants at the 2021 Four Nationals Championships and successfully defended her Polish national title. The Russian-born 18-year-old was the leader after the short program, and presented a new free skate routine on the second day of the event. She opened her performance with a triple Lutz-Euler-tripleContinue reading “Kurakova wins Four Nationals Championships to three-peat as Polish champion”

Yulia Lipnitskaya joins Angels of Plushenko as coach

Gold medalist in the team event at the 2014 Olympic Games, 22-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya has joined Angels of Plushenko as a coach. Evgeni Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post, saying: “I am very glad that Yulia Lipnitskaya has joined my Angels of Plushenko team! Julia is not only my great friend but alsoContinue reading “Yulia Lipnitskaya joins Angels of Plushenko as coach”

2020-2021 National Champions in Figure Skating

LADIES Austria – Olga MikutinaBelarus – Viktoriia SafonovaCzech Republic – Eliska BrezinovaGermany – Aya HatakawaHungary – Julia LangItaly – Lara Naki GutmannJapan – Rika KihiraNew Zealand – Ruth XuPoland – Ekaterina KurakovaRussia – Anna ShcherbakovaSlovakia – Nicole RajicovaUnited States – Bradie Tennell MEN Austria – Maurizio ZandronBelarus – Konstantin MilyukovChinese Taipei – Che Yu YehCzechContinue reading “2020-2021 National Champions in Figure Skating”

European Figure Skating Championships – cancelled

The International Skating Union (ISU) published a press release announcing the cancellation of the 2021 European Figure Skating Championships, originally scheduled to take part from January 25 to 31 in Zagreb, Croatia. The ISU Council decided to cancel the event because of “the worsening worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation and the consequent increasing risks for organizersContinue reading “European Figure Skating Championships – cancelled”

Figure Skating Championship of St. Petersburg

This week, St. Petersburg is holding the city championship. The senior competition will include the ladies’, men’s, and pairs’ events. The competition can be watched on YouTube. Schedule Thursday, December 10 11:00 – Ladies, short program3:00AM New York City | 2:00AM Chicago | 12:00AM Los Angeles 13:35 – Pairs, short program5:35AM New York City |Continue reading “Figure Skating Championship of St. Petersburg”

Evgenia Medvedeva will not take part in Russian Nationals

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the participants of the 2021 Russian National Championships; two-time Olympic silver medalist and two-time World champion Evgenia Medvedeva will skip this season’s Nationals to continue recovery. According to a published citation on the official website of the Federation, Medvedeva said: “Unfortunately, I have to confirm that I willContinue reading “Evgenia Medvedeva will not take part in Russian Nationals”

Schedule and participants of the 2021 Russian National Championships

Starting December 24, Chelyabinsk – about 1,100 miles east of Moscow – will host the 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. Earlier, it was reported that the event is expected to admit 35% of the Traktor Ice Arena’s capacity. The arena has about 7,500 seats and is home to the professional ice hockey team TraktorContinue reading “Schedule and participants of the 2021 Russian National Championships”

This week’s Figure Skating Championship of Moscow

This week, the Megasport Sport Palace will host the Figure Skating Championship of Moscow. You can watch the competition on YouTube. Schedule Wednesday, December 9 12:00 – Ladies, short program4:00AM New York | 3:00AM Chicago | 1:00AM Los Angeles 13:15 – Men, short program5:15AM New York | 4:15AM Chicago | 2:15AM Los Angeles 14:15 –Continue reading “This week’s Figure Skating Championship of Moscow”