Alexandra Trusova wins at the second stage of the Cup of Russia

16-year-old Russian figure skating star Alexandra Trusova successfully rebounded in her first competition this season – she started the day third but performed an impressive array of jumps to win the second stage of the Cup of Russia series. Two-time World Junior champion Trusova opened her performance with a quad Lutz, which she nearly fellContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova wins at the second stage of the Cup of Russia”

Artem Kovalev wins at the second stage of the Cup of Russia

Two young skaters led the men’s event from the beginning to the end. Evgeny Semenko entered Sunday with the lead after the short program and then Artem Kovalev delivered a fantastic performance in the free skate to win gold at the second stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow. Winner of the firstContinue reading “Artem Kovalev wins at the second stage of the Cup of Russia”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov withdraw during free dance performance

2020 European champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov could not complete their free dance due to an injury at the second stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow. Following their withdrawal from the competition, Annabelle Morozov and Andrei Bagin took the victory. Sinitsina and Katsalapov began their new free dance program as leadersContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov withdraw during free dance performance”

Schedule and starting orders for second stage of the Cup of Russia – Day Two

Sunday is set to be the most exciting day of the second stage in the Cup of Russia series. Featuring the second programs in all of the adult categories, as well as the junior pairs, day two promises more fun and excitement, heartwarming and surprising results. Full schedule and starting orders for the second dayContinue reading “Schedule and starting orders for second stage of the Cup of Russia – Day Two”

Kamila Valieva and Daria Usacheva lead after the short program

The main event of the first day at the Moscow stage of the Cup of Russia series was the ladies’ short program event. Two young skaters from Khrustalny with great artistry lead the way. Kamila Valieva was the final skater of the day. Eteri Tutberidze’s student began her performance with a triple flip and thenContinue reading “Kamila Valieva and Daria Usacheva lead after the short program”

Evgeny Semenko leads after short program

Three points separate the top four male skaters after the short program in the second stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow. Evgeny Semenko started his program with a quad, landed a clean triple axel, and added a triple-triple combination. Skating to Russian music, Semenko received praise from Tatiana Tarasova, who was commentatingContinue reading “Evgeny Semenko leads after short program”

Sinitsina & Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance

Ice dance kicked off the highly anticipated second stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow this weekend. After the rhythm dance, the defending European champions and two-time Russian National champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov took a commanding lead with a score in the high eighties. Sinitsina and Katsalapov performed in their firstContinue reading “Sinitsina & Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance”

Starting orders for the second stage of Cup of Russia – Day One

Below are the official starting orders for the full first day of events at the second stage of the Cup of Russia series; source. Ice Dance – Rhythm Dance (13:15; Moscow time) Annabelle Morozov/Andrei BaginSofia Kartashova/Ilia KarpovVictoria Sinitsina/Nikita KatsalapovEkaterina Mironova/Evgeny UstenkoElizaveta Pasechnik/Egor Kolosovsk Men – Short Program (14:20; Moscow time) WARM-UP GROUP 1Alexey ErohovArtem LezheevNikitaContinue reading “Starting orders for the second stage of Cup of Russia – Day One”

Alina Zagitova on the show Good Morning

Olympic, World, European, and National champion Alina Zagitova appeared on the Russian morning television show Good Morning (translation from Russian – Доброе Утро) to discuss her role as a host of Channel One’s ice skating show Ice Age. Translation to English of what Alina Zagitova said on the television show: Question: Tell us about yourContinue reading “Alina Zagitova on the show Good Morning”

Italian Grand Prix of figure skating starts this month

The Italian Ice Sports Federation has announced the creation of the Italian Grand Prix of figure skating. Italy will host four stages in different locations between October and December, as the top skaters in each discipline will attempt to qualify for the Final – scheduled to be held in mid-February. Due to the ongoing coronavirusContinue reading “Italian Grand Prix of figure skating starts this month”