Alena Kostornaia published first video on her YouTube channel

2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia published the first video on her YouTube channel today. In the eight-minute video titled Beauty Challenge; 1 video (translation of Бьюти Челлендж; 1 видео), Kostornaia does makeup with her left hand and explains how she broke her hand. The Russian figure skater says, “It was during training. I jumped anContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia published first video on her YouTube channel”

Alena Kostornaia will miss Russian Nationals due to injury

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Monday that 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia will not take part at the Russian Figure Skating Championships from December 23 to 26 in St. Petersburg. Match TV reported that the 18-year-old figure skater fractured her hand and Kostornaia’s official fan page uploaded a photo of her withContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia will miss Russian Nationals due to injury”

Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, and Maiia Khromykh on Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant

On Friday, four members of Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Khrustalny – Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, and Maiia Khromykh – appeared on the popular Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant). Vecherniy Urgant is hosted by Ivan Urgant and is similar in style to American late night talk shows – inspiredContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Alena Kostornaia, and Maiia Khromykh on Russian late night talk show Vecherniy Urgant”

Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Maiia Khromykh, Alena Kostornaia to participate in filming of Russian late night talk show this week

Popular Russian late night television talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant) announced on social media that filming of episodes featuring figure skaters will take place this week. The episode will air on Friday, December 3, on Russia’s Channel One and simultaneously on YouTube. On December 1, the filming will feature four Russian women fromContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Maiia Khromykh, Alena Kostornaia to participate in filming of Russian late night talk show this week”

Alena Kostornaia turns 18

Russian figure skater Alena Kostornaia turns 18 years old today. The Moscow native recently returned to the group of Eteri Tutberidze, after about a season with Evgeni Plushenko, and will be preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the Sambo-70 club – Kostornaia was the 2020 European champion and the 2019-2020 International Skating Union (ISU)Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia turns 18”

Alena Kostornaia accepted to Eteri Tutberidze’s team

It’s finally official – 2020 European champion and 2019-2020 ISU Grand Prix series winner Alena Kostornaia has been accepted to return to Khrustalny by coach Eteri Tutberidze. This was reported on the Russian news show Vremya (English: Time) on Channel One. Kostornaia stated that the training process with Evgeni Plushenko simply did not work out.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia accepted to Eteri Tutberidze’s team”

Photo of Kostornaia at Khrustalny

A photo of Alena Kostornaia at the Khrustalny ice skating rink was posted by Miroslava Lebedeva on her Instagram stories. Originally uploaded with the phrase “Glad to see you” in Russian, the image was taken down and then reposted without the words. Along with a few other skaters from Angels of Plushenko, Kostornaia was supposedContinue reading “Photo of Kostornaia at Khrustalny”

Sambo-70 director says the club cannot solve Kostornaia’s financial issues

General Director of the Sports and Education Center Sambo-70 Renat Laishev told Russian news agency TASS that the institution cannot financially interfere in the financial issues regarding the return of Alena Kostornaia to Eteri Tutberidze’s group. Earlier on Friday, wife of Evgeni Plushenko and co-owner of Angels of Plushenko Yana Rudkovskaya informed sports news publicationContinue reading “Sambo-70 director says the club cannot solve Kostornaia’s financial issues”

Rudkovskaya speaks about Kostornaia’s contract with Angels of Plushenko

In a conversation with Russian sports news publication Sport Express, well-known producer and co-owner of Angels of Plushenko Yana Rudkovskaya spoke about the nuances of Alena Kostornaia’s contractual obligations. Rudkovskaya informed the publication that because Kostornaia is 17 years old, and thus a minor, her mother signed a contract on behalf of her with AngelsContinue reading “Rudkovskaya speaks about Kostornaia’s contract with Angels of Plushenko”

Gleikhengauz says meeting between Team Tutberidze and Kostornaia happened

Choreographer of Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Sambo-70 Daniil Gleikhengauz revealed to Russian news outlet Sport Express that the coaches of the group had a meeting with Alena Kostornaia about her potential return; however, the decision about her transfer has not been finalized. Gleikhengauz said, “Today we really had a meeting with Alena, the decision willContinue reading “Gleikhengauz says meeting between Team Tutberidze and Kostornaia happened”