Italian Grand Prix of figure skating starts this weekend

With the third stage of the Cup of Russia series and the first event of the ISU Grand Prix season, Skate America, already happening this weekend – more figure skating will take place at the debuting Italian Grand Prix as well Earlier this month, the Italian Ice Sports Federation announced that they will host fourContinue reading “Italian Grand Prix of figure skating starts this weekend”

Matteo Rizzo announces new coach

Earlier this month, Italian figure skater Matteo Rizzo announced that he would no longer be working with his longtime coach Franca Bianconi. Today, the 22-year-old revealed that he has joined Lorenzo Magri’s team in Egna. Instagram post by Matteo Rizzo: My new home. Thank you for welcoming me in this splendid way, coach Lorenzo MagriContinue reading “Matteo Rizzo announces new coach”

Second Grand Prix event cancelled, Skate America is good to go

Already two ISU Grand Prix events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic this season – Skate Canada International last week and Internationaux de France today. Just like in Canada, the French stage was cancelled after the event organizers consulted with local government and health officials about the ability to safely host a competition.Continue reading “Second Grand Prix event cancelled, Skate America is good to go”

Alina Zagitova will not participate in competitions this year

Russian news agency TASS reports two sources have information that Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova does not plan to participate in any competitions in 2020. The 18-year-old figure skater announced a suspension of her career following the ISU Grand Prix Final in December of last year. Now, sources are saying she is not planning toContinue reading “Alina Zagitova will not participate in competitions this year”

You Young added to NHK Trophy

The official Twitter account of the Japanese stage of the ISU Grand Prix series – NHK Trophy – announced that South Korean figure skater You Young has been added to the competition. Tweet by the official NHK Trophy account: We have updated the competitors page on the official website.You Young (KOR) has been added toContinue reading “You Young added to NHK Trophy”

Schedule for Cup of Russia and Skate America

This weekend, figure skating fanatics from around the world are able to watch two great competitions – luckily, due to the different time zones, viewers can see all of the events. Sochi hosts the third stage of the Cup of Russia series, and Las Vegas holds the opening stage of the ISU Grand Prix seriesContinue reading “Schedule for Cup of Russia and Skate America”

Evgeny Plushenko’s full interview published

Earlier this week, we published an excerpt from Evgeny Plushenko’s interview with Russian sports news publication Sport Express. Now, the biggest selling sports newspaper in Russia released the full interview with the two-time Olympic gold medal winner. Plushenko spoke about his new Angels of Plushenko ice rink, the second stage of the Cup of RussiaContinue reading “Evgeny Plushenko’s full interview published”

Hendrickx, Kiibus strongest at Budapest Trophy

This weekend at the Budapest Trophy in Hungary, Loena Hendrickx made a successful return, Eva-Lotta Kiibus medaled in her second consecutive competition, and Alexandra Feigin got on to the podium of an ISU Challenger Series event for the first time. Prior to this week, Belgian figure skater Hendrickx had not competed since March of 2019.Continue reading “Hendrickx, Kiibus strongest at Budapest Trophy”

Shabotova, Brejeva lead the way in junior ladies’ event at Budapest Trophy

Moscow-born Ukrainian figure skater Anastasiia Shabotova won the junior ladies’ event at the Budapest Trophy. The 14-year-old had a three-point lead after the short program and extended it with a solid performance in the free skate. The former Russian representative opened her free skate with a triple axel. A few under-rotations and a singled loopContinue reading “Shabotova, Brejeva lead the way in junior ladies’ event at Budapest Trophy”

Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi receive bye into Nationals

The ice dance couple of 27-year-old Kana Muramoto and 34-year-old Daisuke Takahashi received an exemption from the West Japan Championship, scheduled to start on the last weekend of October, and received a bye into the Japanese National Championship. According to the Japanese Skating Federation, the exemption from having to participate in the qualifying event isContinue reading “Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi receive bye into Nationals”