Ekaterina Ryabova wins at the Santa Claus Cup in Hungary; Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin win gold in ice dance event

At this week’s competition in Budapest, Hungary – the 2021 Santa Claus Cup – Azerbaijani representative Ekaterina Ryabova handily won the women’s event, while Russian ice dancers Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin also claimed first place. The victory at the competition is Ryabova’s for gold medal at an international competition since winning the Ice StarContinue reading “Ekaterina Ryabova wins at the Santa Claus Cup in Hungary; Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin win gold in ice dance event”

Valieva among winners at Cup of Russia 5th stage

14-year-old Kamila Valieva debuted a new dress and landed two quadruple jumps in her free skate performance to win the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow. The reigning World Junior champion landed her opening quad toe loop-double toe loop combination and then a quad toe loop. Valieva received a total ofContinue reading “Valieva among winners at Cup of Russia 5th stage”

Skoptsova and Aleshin win ice dance event in Kazan

2018 World Junior champions Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin won the ice dance event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Leaders after the rhythm dance by about sixteen points over the closest competitors, 20-year-old Skoptsova and 23-year-old Aleshin performed their free dance program to music from the film FiftyContinue reading “Skoptsova and Aleshin win ice dance event in Kazan”