Sofia Muravieva wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Sofia Muravieva delivered a clean free skate and edged out Isabeau Levito to win the Russian junior women’s fifth consecutive gold medal and qualify for the Grand Prix Final. The 15-year-old had a quad planned in her routine but didContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”

Sofia Muravieva leads ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria after short program

At the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix stage, in Austria, Russian figure skater Sofia Muravieva took the lead of the junior women’s event in a close battle after the short program. Runner-up at the third stage of the series, Muravieva began her performance with a double axel, andContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva leads ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria after short program”

UPDATED: Veronika Zhilina suffered injury and withdrew from next ISU Junior Grand Prix event

13-year-old Russian figure skater Veronika Zhilina – who won the opening stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series in Slovakia – suffered an injury and has withdrawn from this upcoming week’s Junior Grand Prix event in Poland. According to two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko – who coached Zhilina atContinue reading “UPDATED: Veronika Zhilina suffered injury and withdrew from next ISU Junior Grand Prix event”

Veronika Zhilina lands three quads and wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia

Russian figure skater Veronika Zhilina culminated the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series event in Slovakia by landing three quadruple jumps and winning the gold medal. The 13-year-old was second after the short program and began her free skate with a double axel, followed by two quads – a Salchow and then aContinue reading “Veronika Zhilina lands three quads and wins Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia”

Kirill Sarnovskiy wins at Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia

After two dominant stages of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series by American figure skaters, the tide seems to have turned and the return of Russians has brought in new favorites. The first set of medals at the third stage of the series, in Kosice, Slovakia, were awarded in the junior men’sContinue reading “Kirill Sarnovskiy wins at Junior Grand Prix event in Slovakia”

Anastasia Zinina wins Moscow Junior Championships

At the Moscow Junior Championships this week, Angels of Plushenko figure skater Anastasia Zinina rose from fourth place after the short program to the very top after the free skate and won the Moscow Junior Championships. Zinina began her performance with a quad toe loop-double toe loop combination and then landed another quad toe loop.Continue reading “Anastasia Zinina wins Moscow Junior Championships”

Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko

Russian figure skating coach Alexander Volkov has left Evgeni Plushenko’s academy, after three years of working with Angels of Plushenko. The Volkov Ice Team made a post on Instagram announcing the departure of Volkov and his wife, choreographer, Martine Dagenais yesterday – stating, “Alexander Volkov and Martine Dagenais stopped working in Academy Angels of Plushenko.Continue reading “Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko”

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”

Alexandra Trusova working with Nikolai Morozov

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko posted a photo with his student Alexandra Trusova and figure skating coach and choreographer Nikolai Morozov on Instagram. The head coach at Angels of Plushenko captioned the picture, “We are working.” 16-year-old Trusova has been training with Plushenko since May 2020 and during the season has won two stagesContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova working with Nikolai Morozov”