Starting orders at the Russian Nationals

The 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships begin on Christmas Eve in Chelyabinsk – today, the starting orders were revealed. LADIES (STARTING ORDER FOR SHORT PROGRAM) Warm-up Group 1 1 – Ksenia Tsibinova2 – Kamila Valieva3 – Anna Frolova4 – Anastasia Tarakanova5 – Stanislava Konstantinova Warm-up Group 2 6 – Sofia Samodurova7 – Maiia Khromykh8Continue reading “Starting orders at the Russian Nationals”

Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals

16-year-old Valeria Shulskaya, who trains at Angels of Plushenko, will not take part at the Russian National Championships this week. Shulskaya told a Sport Express reporter that “I really wanted to participate in the championship, but COVID interfered with my plans. I tried to resume the training process, but alas. So now I’m recovering at home.” Earlier,Continue reading “Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals”

Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals

Reigning European champion Alena Kostornaia will miss the Russian National Championships this week in Chelyabinsk. Alexander Gorshkov, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian news agency TASS that “Kostornaia has not yet had time to recover from her illness and gain the necessary form for the performance.” Earlier this month, the 17-year-oldContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals

Reigning European and two-time Russian champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov have withdrawn from the 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships which start on December 24 in Chelyabinsk. TASS reported that Alexander Kogan, the General Director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, said: “Sinitsina and Katsalapov will miss the Russian Championship, the doctors didContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals”

Schedule and participants of the 2021 Russian National Championships

Starting December 24, Chelyabinsk – about 1,100 miles east of Moscow – will host the 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. Earlier, it was reported that the event is expected to admit 35% of the Traktor Ice Arena’s capacity. The arena has about 7,500 seats and is home to the professional ice hockey team TraktorContinue reading “Schedule and participants of the 2021 Russian National Championships”