Mariah Bell wins U.S. Nationals; Madison Chock and Evan Bates lead after rhythm dance

The 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships saw the first medal recipients of the senior events heading into the weekend – a three-time national medalist prior to this season, Mariah Bell celebrated her first national title and essentially punched her ticket to the 2022 Winter Olympics next month. Leader after the short program, the 25-year-old figureContinue reading “Mariah Bell wins U.S. Nationals; Madison Chock and Evan Bates lead after rhythm dance”

Results of Canadian Figure Skating Championships after first day

Women; results after short program: Madeline Schizas – 72.05 VĂ©ronik Mallet – 59.35 Gabrielle Daleman 58.48 Michelle Long – 57.14 Emily Bausback – 56.82 Alison Schumacher – 56.38 Katherine Medland-Spence – 55.74 Amanda Tobin – 53.39 Alicia Pineault – 50.31 Sara-Maude Dupuis – 50.18 Leah Lee – 48.64 Angel Green – 48.39 Lia Pereira –Continue reading “Results of Canadian Figure Skating Championships after first day”

Amber Glenn withdraws from U.S. Nationals due to positive COVID-19 test result

Another figure skater has withdrawn from the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships due to a positive COVID-19 test result on Friday – Amber Glenn announced on Instagram that she tested positive for the virus ahead of the women’s free skate event. The 22-year-old Texan had an uncharacteristically bad outing in last night’s short program eventContinue reading “Amber Glenn withdraws from U.S. Nationals due to positive COVID-19 test result”

Alysa Liu withdraws from U.S. Nationals after positive COVID-19 test result

Two-time U.S. national champion Alysa Liu has withdrawn from the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships before Friday night’s women’s free skate event due to a positive COVID-19 test result. The 16-year-old figure skater was third after the short program the previous night. Despite the withdrawal, Liu will still likely participate at the 2022 Winter OlympicsContinue reading “Alysa Liu withdraws from U.S. Nationals after positive COVID-19 test result”

Mariah Bell leads after short program at U.S. Nationals; Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc first amongst pairs

After the completion of the final junior competition, the senior events of the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships began on Thursday in snowy Nashville, Tennessee – featuring a fascinating and fierce battle among the women, as well as a close competition for the gold in the pairs’ discipline. A three-time medalist at the U.S. NationalsContinue reading “Mariah Bell leads after short program at U.S. Nationals; Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc first amongst pairs”

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron withdraw from European Championships to avoid COVID-19

The French Federation of Ice Sports announced on Thursday that 2018 Olympic silver medalists and four-time World champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron will not take part at the European Championships next week. Five-time European champions Papadakis and Cizeron have decided not to travel to Tallinn in order to avoid contracting COVID-19 before the 2022Continue reading “Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron withdraw from European Championships to avoid COVID-19”

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier withdraw from U.S. Nationals after a positive COVID-19 test result

Reigning U.S. national champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier have been forced to withdraw from the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, less than 24 hours before the pairs’ discipline starts, due to a positive COVID-19 test result. Frazier began having symptoms on Saturday but tested negative; however, he began feeling worse by Tuesday and testedContinue reading “Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier withdraw from U.S. Nationals after a positive COVID-19 test result”

Ksenia Tsibinova switches to pairs skating

It was reported in the Russian media and later confirmed by Ksenia Tsibinova that the figure skater has switched from singles skating to pairs skating. According to the 17-year-old, she has joined Nina Mozer’s team and will train with Filipp Tarasov and Dmitry Zobnin. Recently, CSKA coach Sergei Davydov mentioned that Tsibinova told him ifContinue reading “Ksenia Tsibinova switches to pairs skating”

Adeliia Petrosian’s interview with Russia’s Match TV

14-year-old Russian figure skater Adeliia Petrosian shined in her first Russian Championships on the senior level two weeks ago – completing two quad loops and placing fourth overall, only behind Kamila Valieva, Alexandra Trusova, and Anna Shcherbakova. Another up-and-coming star of Eteri Tutberidze’s Khrustalny team, Petrosian spoke to Russia’s Match TV about her experience atContinue reading “Adeliia Petrosian’s interview with Russia’s Match TV”

Allison Reed denied Lithuanian citizenship, Reed and Saulius Ambrulevicius will not take part in 2022 Winter Olympics

Ice dancers Allison Reed and Saulius Ambrulevicius will not take part at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, as Reed’s application for Lithuanian citizenship was rejected. This past October, President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda rejected Reed’s application to obtain Lithuanian citizenship by way of an exception in order to participate at the Olympics due toContinue reading “Allison Reed denied Lithuanian citizenship, Reed and Saulius Ambrulevicius will not take part in 2022 Winter Olympics”