Egor Rukhin transfers from Eteri Tutberidze’s team to Angels of Plushenko

Russian sports news website Sport-Express reports that figure skater Egor Rukhin has left Eteri Tutberidze’s team at Khrustalny and has transferred to Evgeni Plushenko’s Angels of Plushenko. The 17-year-old figure skater began the 2021-2022 season at CSKA with Elena Buianova and medaled at two stages of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix seriesContinue reading “Egor Rukhin transfers from Eteri Tutberidze’s team to Angels of Plushenko”

Sofia Muravieva wins fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

At the fifth stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series in Perm, two of the world’s best international junior level figure skaters performed triple axels and quads – Sofia Muravieva winning the short program event and Adelia Petrosian topping the standings in the free skate event – but Muravieva successfully defended her seventeen-point leadContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva wins fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

Sofia Muravieva lands triple axel and leads after short program at fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series

This week, Perm is hosting the fifth stage of this season’s Cup of Russia series – a less star-studded series compared to last season when major international competitions were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic – but Russia’s younger figure skaters continue proving that the country’s future is not just bright, but possibly capable ofContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva lands triple axel and leads after short program at fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series”

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”