Kaori Sakamoto and Yuma Kagiyama among leaders at the Asian Open Trophy after first day

The fifth International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition of the season – the 2021 Asian Open Trophy – is taking place in Beijing, China and serves as the test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics. After the first day of the event, Japanese figure skaters – Kaori Sakamoto and Yuma Kagiyama – took theContinue reading “Kaori Sakamoto and Yuma Kagiyama among leaders at the Asian Open Trophy after first day”

Kamila Valieva wins at the Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, the last World Junior champion Kamila Valieva successfully completed her international senior debut by setting two new world records and winning the gold medal. Third after the short program, the 15-year Valieva began her free skate with a quadContinue reading “Kamila Valieva wins at the Finlandia Trophy”

Papadakis and Cizeron win at Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, four-time World champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the gold medals in their first international competition since winning at the European Championships in January of 2020. Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron: Madison Chock & Evan Bates: Lilah FearContinue reading “Papadakis and Cizeron win at Finlandia Trophy”

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”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva received a new personal best short program score of 81.53 points and took the lead of the women’s event. The 2015 World champion and 2021 World silver medalist began her performance with a successfulContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program”

Papadakis and Cizeron lead at Finlandia Trophy after rhythm dance

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, four-time World champions in ice dance Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron made a successful return onto the international stage by taking the lead after their rhythm dance performance, over two points ahead of two-time World medalists Madison Chock andContinue reading “Papadakis and Cizeron lead at Finlandia Trophy after rhythm dance”

Ilia Malinin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Ilia Malinin dominated in the junior men’s event and took his second gold medal of the season. Winner of the very first stage, Malinin began his free skate performance with two quads – a toe loop and Salchow. Afterwards, the 16-year-oldContinue reading “Ilia Malinin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”

Jason Brown wins at the Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, Jason Brown was tied for the lead after the short program and managed to claim gold with a free skate performance skating to music from Schindler’s List. Brown did not attempt a quad in his routine and even completedContinue reading “Jason Brown wins at the Finlandia Trophy”

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”

Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, reigning World champions Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov won the pairs free skate event and rose from second place after the short program to claim their first title of the season. Mishina and Galliamov: Tarasova and Morozov: Cain-Gribble andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy”