Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating

14-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Osokina has left the CSKA team and is switching to pair skating. She will skate will Andrei Rud and train with Nina Mozer – best known for coaching 2014 Olympic gold medalists Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, as well as 2014 Olympic silver medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov. TheContinue reading “Elizaveta Osokina switches to pair skating”

Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final

From February 27 through March 2, Moscow’s Megasport Sport Palace will be the home of the final of the 2020-2021 Cup of Russia series. This event serves as a qualifying event for the Russian national team to the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden. Anna Shcherbakova, Mikhail Kolyada, Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, asContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final”

Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia released the preliminary list of participants who will take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. Three-time Russian champion Anna Shcherbakova and two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova were not included. This season, the Russian figure skating federation decided to change the selection processContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final”

Kolyada will not compete at Cup of Russia Final

2018 World bronze medalist and three-time Russian champion Mikhail Kolyada will not participate at the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. The general director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Alexander Kogan, informed Russian news agency TASS that Kolyada will instead take part in the International Challenge Cup in The Hague,Continue reading “Kolyada will not compete at Cup of Russia Final”

Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final

Winners of the ice dance event at the Russian Championships this season, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin have decided not to take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series later this month. The couple’s coach Irina Zhuk informed Russian news agency TASS that Stepanova and Bukin have already qualified to perform atContinue reading “Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final”

Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final

Former silver medalist at the European Championships, 22-year-old Alexander Samarin will skip the final of this season’s Cup of Russia series later this month. The figure skater’s coach at CSKA Moscow, Svetlana Sokolovskaya, told Russian news agency TASS that injuries are not part of the decision; however, Samarin needs to recover and get in shape.Continue reading “Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final”

Tarasova and Morozov will miss Cup of Russia Final

Reigning three-time Russian national champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will miss the final of the Cup of Russia series later this month. The pair’s coach Maxim Trankov told Russian news agency TASS that the silver medalists in the team event at the 2018 Olympics will instead take part in the International Challenge Cup inContinue reading “Tarasova and Morozov will miss Cup of Russia Final”

Cup of Russia Final to be held in Moscow in end of February

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced that the Cup of Russia series Final will take place from February 27 through March 2 at the Megasport Sport Palace in Moscow. Originally scheduled to take place from February 23 to 27 in Veliky Novgorod, Russia’s figure skating federation decided to relocate the event to the nation’sContinue reading “Cup of Russia Final to be held in Moscow in end of February”

Cup of Russia Final will be held in Moscow

Originally scheduled to take place in Veliky Novgorod – about 300 miles west of Moscow – from February 23 to 27, the Cup of Russia Final will be moved to the country’s capital. Alexander Kogan, the General Director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian media publication RIA Novosti: “The final of theContinue reading “Cup of Russia Final will be held in Moscow”

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”