U.S. Figure Skating Championship moved to Las Vegas

The 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championship, originally scheduled to take place in San Jose, California, has been moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. U.S. Figure Skating successfully applied a bubble-style format for all athletes, coaches, judges, and other essential personnel at the first stage of the ISU Grand Prix series – Skate America. Therefore, the organizationContinue reading “U.S. Figure Skating Championship moved to Las Vegas”

Trusova wins second gold medal at Cup of Russia

Two-time World Junior champion and winner of the second stage of the Cup of Russia series last month, Alexandra Trusova delivered two outstanding performances at the fourth stage of the series in Kazan to win her second consecutive gold medal this season. The 16-year-old had officially planned to attempt three quad jumps. She landed herContinue reading “Trusova wins second gold medal at Cup of Russia”

Semenenko wins men’s event at the 4th stage of the Cup of Russia

17-year-old Evgeny Semenenko maintained his lead from the short program to win the men’s event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Leader after the short program by over five points against the nearest competitor, 17-year-old Semenenko began his free skate with a good quad Salchow. Performing the routine toContinue reading “Semenenko wins men’s event at the 4th stage of the Cup of Russia”

Semenenko leads the men after the short program in Kazan

17-year-old Evgeny Semenenko, from Alexei Mishin’s school, delivered the best short program at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia in Kazan and received the top score. Skating to the Russian song Gorod kotorogo net (A Town That Doesn’t Exist), Semenenko began his short program with a quad Salchow and then landed a tripleContinue reading “Semenenko leads the men after the short program in Kazan”

Kostornaia leads in Kazan after short program

2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia finally made her highly anticipated season’s debut at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Skating her short program to music from Billie Eilish, the 17-year-old figure skater did not attempt a triple axel but rather landed a clean opening double axel. She then landed aContinue reading “Kostornaia leads in Kazan after short program”

Gleikhengauz tells media about Zagitova’s training, Medvedeva’s injury, and Instagram

This weekend, Alina Zagitova performed two programs at a gala exhibition at the CSKA Arena in Moscow – an event that also featured Javier Fernandez, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Mikhail Kolyada, Dmitri Aliev, Tiffani Zagorski & Jonathan Guerreiro, and more great Russian figure skaters. The 2018 Olympic gold medalist was joined by choreographer Daniil Gleikhengauz at theContinue reading “Gleikhengauz tells media about Zagitova’s training, Medvedeva’s injury, and Instagram”

Boyang Jin defends Cup of China title

Two-time World Championship bronze medalist and last year’s winner of the Cup of China, Boyang Jin landed three quads and defended his title in a non-traditional all-Chinese stage of this season’s ISU Grand Prix series. Leader after the short program, Jin began his free skate performance with a quad Lutz and a quad toe loop-doubleContinue reading “Boyang Jin defends Cup of China title”

Boyang Jin holds top score at Cup of China after short program

Huge favorite at the all-Chinese stage of the ISU Grand Prix series in Chongqing, two-time World Championship bronze medalist Boyang Jin landed two quads in the short program and currently holds the top score at the Cup of China. Jin opened his short program performance with a quad Lutz and then added a quad toeContinue reading “Boyang Jin holds top score at Cup of China after short program”

Zagitova – most popular sportswoman in Russia, on Match TV

On Russian sports channel’s Match TV’s fifth-year anniversary, 2018 Olympic gold medal winning figure skater Alina Zagitova won the award for being the most popular sportswoman, as voted by fans online. The 18-year-old received 33.86% of votes and ended up ahead of former World Number One tennis player Maria Sharapova (23.27%) and two-time World ChampionshipContinue reading “Zagitova – most popular sportswoman in Russia, on Match TV”

Schedule and participants at the Cup of China

The second stage of the ISU Grand Prix series takes place this upcoming weekend in Chongqing, China. This stage of the series will be the smallest – hosting only six men, five ladies, three pairs, and five ice dance couple. No fans will be in attendance at the Chongqing Huaxi Culture and Sports Center. Two-timeContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the Cup of China”