Figure skating changes terminology from Ladies to Women

On Wednesday, the International Skating Union (ISU) announced that the organization has accepted a change in the officially terminology from “Ladies” to “Women.” According to the ISU, the change in terminology from “Ladies” to “Women” throughout the Special Regulations and Technical Rules of all ISU sports is in accord with the recommendation of the IOCContinue reading “Figure skating changes terminology from Ladies to Women”

ISU announces assignments for Grand Prix series of figure skating

The International Skating Union (ISU) announced the assignments for the 2021-2022 Grand Prix series on Tuesday. After a non-traditional format last season due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the competition will return to its well known ways this year. The top six participants in each event will qualify for the Grand Prix Final in Osaka,Continue reading “ISU announces assignments for Grand Prix series of figure skating”

Ksenia Sinitsyna posted video of quad toe loop

16-year-old Russian figure skater Ksenia Sinitsyna posted a video on her Instagram stories performing a quad toe loop in practice. A fan page of the silver medalist from the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics reposted the video: Sinitsyna missed the first half of the 2020-2021 figure skating season, including the 2021 Russian National Championships, before returningContinue reading “Ksenia Sinitsyna posted video of quad toe loop”

Alexander Volkov opens figure skating school

Russian figure skating coach Alexander Volkov announced on Instagram that he has started the Figure Skating School of Alexander Volkov, which operates in Moscow. Volkov previously worked at Angels of Plushenko for three years, leaving in April 2021.

Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating

14-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Osokina has left the CSKA team and is switching to pair skating. She will skate will Andrei Rud and train with Nina Mozer – best known for coaching 2014 Olympic gold medalists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, as well as 2014 Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov. TheContinue reading “Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating”

Figure Skating Federation of Russia select national team

The executive committee of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia selected the members of the national team who will be battling for the right to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Ladies: Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Daria Usacheva, Maiia Khromykh, Anna Shcherbakova. Reserve: Alena Kostornaia, Elizaveta Nugumanova. Men: Makar Ignatov, Mikhail Kolyada, MarkContinue reading “Figure Skating Federation of Russia select national team”

Elizaveta Berestovskaya returns to Sergei Davydov

13-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Berestovskaya has returned to Sergei Davydov’s group, after it was reported in early March that she would be transferring to Eteri Tutberidze’s team. Post on Instagram by Sergei Davydov’s team: Friends, good day everyone!!!We inform you that Liza Berestovskaya has resumed training in her native CSKA club, in her team!!!WeContinue reading “Elizaveta Berestovskaya returns to Sergei Davydov”

Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze

After a year with Evgeni Plushenko, the two-time World Junior champion and bronze medalist at the World and European Championships, Russia’s Alexandra Trusova, is returning to Eteri Tutberidze. Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post stating, “On May 1, our contract ended, and by mutual desire of the two sides, we did not renewContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze”

Las Vegas to host Skate America again

U.S. Figure Skating have announced that the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas will host the opening stage of the ISU Grand Prix series for the third consecutive year in 2021. The event will take place from October 22 to 24. All-session ticket packages will go on sale May 26; more information will be available atContinue reading “Las Vegas to host Skate America again”

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with Eteri Tutberidze

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Tuesday that reigning national champions and medalists at multiple World and European Championships Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with coaches Eteri Tutberidze and Maxim Trankov. According to the press release, the pair will train at the Khrustalny ice rink in Moscow; Tarasova will continue toContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with Eteri Tutberidze”