Adelina Sotnikova officially opens figure skating school

Over a month ago, 2014 Olympic gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova started her own figure skating school – Sotka School. Today, the former athlete celebrated its official opening. The opening took place at the ice skating rink Morozovo, in Moscow, and was attended by the general director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Alexander Kogan.Continue reading “Adelina Sotnikova officially opens figure skating school”

Japan Open results – Team Blue beats Team Red

As many as 1,292 fans were admitted into the 36,500-seat Saitama Super Arena for the all-Japanese version of the Japan Open figure skating competition. Led by the team’s top ladies’ skater Wakaba Higuchi and the team’s top men’s performer Sato Yamamoto, the Blue team defeated the Red team by exactly four points. This year, dueContinue reading “Japan Open results – Team Blue beats Team Red”

Alina Zagitova and Alexei Yagudin on Vecherniy Urgant

Two Olympic gold medal winning figure skaters – 2018 ladies’ champion Alina Zagitova and 2002 men’s champion Alexei Yagudin – appeared on the popular Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant (translated from Russian – Evening Urgant). The figure skating champions spoke with the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, about the new season of Channel One’sContinue reading “Alina Zagitova and Alexei Yagudin on Vecherniy Urgant”

Anna Shcherbakova on Nike Live

Two-time Russian national figure skating champion Anna Shcherbakova was one of the guests during Nike’s live stream on VKontakte. The 16-year-old athlete was part of a discussion, titled ЕЁ не остановить (translated from Russian – SHE cannot be stopped), based around the topic of “girls achieving success in professional sports and in life.” Below areContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova on Nike Live”

ISU Grand Prix series assignments

The International Skating Union (ISU) has officially announced the assignments for all six events of the ISU Grand Prix series of Figure Skating. This season, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all of the competitors in each event are domestic skaters and those who train in the country or geographical region of the countries hostingContinue reading “ISU Grand Prix series assignments”

Dmitri Aliev preparing to compete in late October

2020 European Figure Skating champion Dmitri Aliev is recovering from a lower back injury and is expecting to participate in the third stage of the Cup of Russia series, in Sochi from October 23 to 27. The skater’s coach Evgeni Rukavicin told TASS that Aliev underwent an examination and treatment in Germany, forcing him toContinue reading “Dmitri Aliev preparing to compete in late October”

Tarasova and Morozov to miss ISU Grand Prix

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Maxim Trankov – who is one of the coaches of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov – told TASS that the pair will likely miss stages of the ISU Grand Prix series. On Monday, the skaters withdrew from the second stage of the Cup of Russia series, scheduled from October 10Continue reading “Tarasova and Morozov to miss ISU Grand Prix”

Anna Shcherbakova on Nike Live – preview

Two-time Russian National figure skating champion Anna Shcherbakova will be on an episode of Nike Live today, which streams on Nike’s VKontakte page. The live stream will be at 20:00 Moscow time. The topic for today’s episode is about the power and inspiration that helps girls achieve their goals in professional sports and in life.Continue reading “Anna Shcherbakova on Nike Live – preview”

ISU Grand Prix Final cancelled

According to a press release by the International Skating Union (ISU), the ISU Council Meeting today decided to cancel the 2020-2021 ISU Grand Prix Final due to the developments and impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The organization will re-evaluate the possibilities of holding the event at a different date. The event was scheduled to takeContinue reading “ISU Grand Prix Final cancelled”

Cup of Russia Stage II schedule

The official website of Russia’s Channel One revealed the schedule for the second stage of the Cup of Russia series, which was initially set to feature two-time World champion Evgenia Medvedeva. Stage two will be held at Megasport Arena in Moscow. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic throughout the world – all of the adultContinue reading “Cup of Russia Stage II schedule”