Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko

Russian figure skating coach Alexander Volkov has left Evgeni Plushenko’s academy, after three years of working with Angels of Plushenko. The Volkov Ice Team made a post on Instagram announcing the departure of Volkov and his wife, choreographer, Martine Dagenais yesterday – stating, “Alexander Volkov and Martine Dagenais stopped working in Academy Angels of Plushenko.Continue reading “Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko”

Daniel Grassl will be only Italian in men’s event at World Team Trophy

Following the withdrawal of Italian national silver medalist Matteo Rizzo – who announced yesterday that he will be unable to compete at the 2021 World Team Trophy – the substitute Gabriele Frangipani took to Instagram to announce that he was unable to fly to Japan, leaving Italy with just one participant in the men’s event.Continue reading “Daniel Grassl will be only Italian in men’s event at World Team Trophy”

Captains selected for World Team Trophy

The captains of each country at the 2021 World Team Trophy were announced on Thursday. Among them is the only lady with this honor – Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. Canada will be captained by 2014 World Junior champion Nam Nguyen, France – four-time national champion Kevin Aymoz, Italy – five-time national champion in pairs’ skating MatteoContinue reading “Captains selected for World Team Trophy”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins GQ magazine award

2015 World champion and 2021 World silver medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva received the GQ Super Woman award in a ceremony in Moscow on Friday. The GQ Super Woman award has been presented to women in various fields since 2018. This year, 12 women become recipients of the award. Tuktamysheva posted on Instagram: ” GQ SUPER WOMANContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins GQ magazine award”

Anna Shcherbakova on Russian late night talk show

2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova was on the popular Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant) on Friday. Even though the show’s host Ivan Urgant has been sick with COVID-19, he has still been hosting the show from home via a video call and is displayed on a big screen. Urgant spokeContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova on Russian late night talk show”

Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Team Trophy

The ISU World Team Trophy is a figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU) and held in Japan, where the top six members compete in a team format with points awarded based on skaters’ placements in men’s (two participants per country), ladies’ (two participants per country), pairs’ (one entry per country), andContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the 2021 World Team Trophy”

Anna Shcherbakova will be on Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant

Reigning World champion Anna Shcherbakova will appear on the popular Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant) this upcoming Friday. The show is hosted by TV show presenter Ivan Urgant and airs on Channel One, as well as simultaneously broadcasted on YouTube. Friday’s episode with the 17-year-old figure skater is scheduled toContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova will be on Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant”

French team for the World Team Trophy

Following the withdrawal by the Chinese Skating Association, France was added as an entry to the 2021 World Team Trophy of figure skating. The French Federation of Ice Sports is one of two nations to have already announced their participants for the competition. France will be represented by four-time national champion Kevin Aymoz and three-timeContinue reading “French team for the World Team Trophy”

Russia announces skaters for World Team Trophy

Following the completion of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships, the Figure Skating Federation of Russia already announced the athletes who will represent the nation at the World Team Trophy competition next month in Japan. The selected skaters are newly crowned World champion Anna Shcherbakova and former World title holder Elizaveta Tuktamysheva in the ladies’Continue reading “Russia announces skaters for World Team Trophy”