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”

Alena Kostornaia accepted to Eteri Tutberidze’s team

It’s finally official – 2020 European champion and 2019-2020 ISU Grand Prix series winner Alena Kostornaia has been accepted to return to Khrustalny by coach Eteri Tutberidze. This was reported on the Russian news show Vremya (English: Time) on Channel One. Kostornaia stated that the training process with Evgeni Plushenko simply did not work out.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia accepted to Eteri Tutberidze’s team”

Alexandra Trusova performs at Alexei Mishin’s 80th birthday celebration show

Two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova is among some of Evgeni Plushenko’s students to perform at the 80th birthday celebration of Alexei Mishin, in St. Petersburg. Although Mishin’s birthday is on March 8, the exhibition-style show is being held and filmed at the Yubileyny Sports Palace today, March 6. It will air on St. Petersburg’sContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova performs at Alexei Mishin’s 80th birthday celebration show”

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”

Plushenko and Rudkovskaya speak about Kostornaia transfer

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko told Russian news agency TASS that he is fine with the departure of Alena Kostornaia to her previous coach Eteri Tutberidze. On March 3, rumors of inside sources claiming that 2020 European champion Kostornaia intends to return to Tutberidze’s team arose in the Russian media. Those rumors soon becameContinue reading “Plushenko and Rudkovskaya speak about Kostornaia transfer”

Gleikhengauz responds to Kostornaia transfer news

Amid reports that 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia has returned to Eteri Tutberidze’s team, coach and choreographer of the group Daniil Gleikhengauz took to his Instagram stories to deny the reports that the transition is already official. On March 3, rumors began circulating that Kostornaia has left Evgeni Plushenko and Sergei Rozanov in order toContinue reading “Gleikhengauz responds to Kostornaia transfer news”

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”

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”

Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training

In early December, Alena Kostornaia tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to miss the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series and later the Russian National Championships. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of Kostornaia’s coaches Evgeni Plushenko told Russian sports news outlet Sport24 that “Sasha Trusova and Alena Kostornaia are doing well.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training”