Keegan Messing wins at the Golden Spin of Zagreb; Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker take gold in ice dance

The final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series – the 2021 Golden Spin of Zagreb – culminated on Saturday with the last set of medals decided in the men’s and the ice dance disciplines. Canada’s Keegan Messing withstood reigning World Junior champion’s Andrei Mozalev’s charge in the free skate event toContinue reading “Keegan Messing wins at the Golden Spin of Zagreb; Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker take gold in ice dance”

Anastasiia Gubanova wins gold at the Golden Spin of Zagreb

The final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series – the 2021 Golden Spin of Zagreb – takes place in Sisak, Croatia this week, about 57 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Zagreb itself. Georgian representative Anastasiia Gubanova celebrated her first career ISU Challenger Series gold medal this week – previously, in DecemberContinue reading “Anastasiia Gubanova wins gold at the Golden Spin of Zagreb”

Anastasiia Gubanova leads at Golden Spin of Zagreb after short program; Keegan Messing first in men’s event

The Golden Spin of Zagreb is the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series. It is held from December 7 to 11 in Sisak, Croatia – 57 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Zagreb. Georgian representative Anastasiia Gubanova began her short program performance with a triple flip-triple toe loop combination and laterContinue reading “Anastasiia Gubanova leads at Golden Spin of Zagreb after short program; Keegan Messing first in men’s event”

Maiia Khromykh wins at Warsaw Cup, Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin celebrate first senior international level gold

At this week’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Poland – the 2021 Warsaw Cup – 15-year-old Russian figure skater Maiia Khromykh fought through a challenging free skate program but managed to come out on top and win the gold medal. Khromykh began her free skate routine with two quad attempts – completingContinue reading “Maiia Khromykh wins at Warsaw Cup, Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin celebrate first senior international level gold”

Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri win second consecutive ISU Challenger Series gold medal in Austria

The International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series stage in Austria – the 2021 Cup of Austria – culminated on Sunday with the ice dance free dance event. Three-time reigning Italian national champions Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri cemented their favorites’ status in the competition and celebrated their second consecutive gold medal in this season’s series,Continue reading “Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri win second consecutive ISU Challenger Series gold medal in Austria”

Wakaba Higuchi wins the women’s event, Nika Egadze takes gold in the men’s event at the Cup of Austria

Two sets of medals were given out on Saturday at the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Austria, the 2021 Cup of Austria. 2018 World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi was the winner of the women’s competition while Georgian representative Nika Egadze moved up from twelfth position after the short program to win theContinue reading “Wakaba Higuchi wins the women’s event, Nika Egadze takes gold in the men’s event at the Cup of Austria”

Wakaba Higuchi lands triple axel and dominates, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda leads men’s event at Cup of Austria

This week, Austria is hosting the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition Cup of Austria. Following the short program performances in the women’s and men’s events, Japanese figure skaters found themselves at the top of the standings in each discipline. Women Wakaba Higuchi: Yeonjeong Park: Niin Petrokina: Eva-Lotta Kiibus: Results after short program: WakabaContinue reading “Wakaba Higuchi lands triple axel and dominates, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda leads men’s event at Cup of Austria”

Petr Gumennik wins ISU Challenger Series competition in Kazakhstan

At the fifth International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition of the 2021-2022 season – the Denis Ten Memorial Challenge, the Russian men had a successful outing by claiming all three medals led by 2020 World Junior bronze medalist Petr Gumennik who was first in both yesterday’s short program and today’s free skate events. TheContinue reading “Petr Gumennik wins ISU Challenger Series competition in Kazakhstan”

Viktoriia Safonova wins Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Kazakhstan

This week in Kazakhstan, Belarussian figure skater Viktoriia Safonova was first in both the short program and the free skate events and captured her first gold medal on the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series circuit – at the 2021 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge. The 18-year-old competitor began her free skate routine with a tripleContinue reading “Viktoriia Safonova wins Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Kazakhstan”

Safonova leads women’s event, Gumennik leads men’s event after short program in Kazakhstan

This week, Kazakhstan hosts the fifth of the 2021-2022 figure skating season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series events – the 2021 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge. After the first day, Belarussian representative Viktoriia Safonova leads the women’s competition while Russia’s Petr Gumennik is the leader among the men. Bronze medalist at the Nebelhorn Trophy inContinue reading “Safonova leads women’s event, Gumennik leads men’s event after short program in Kazakhstan”