Schedule and starting orders for second stage of the Cup of Russia – Day Two

Sunday is set to be the most exciting day of the second stage in the Cup of Russia series. Featuring the second programs in all of the adult categories, as well as the junior pairs, day two promises more fun and excitement, heartwarming and surprising results. Full schedule and starting orders for the second dayContinue reading “Schedule and starting orders for second stage of the Cup of Russia – Day Two”

Kamila Valieva and Daria Usacheva lead after the short program

The main event of the first day at the Moscow stage of the Cup of Russia series was the ladies’ short program event. Two young skaters from Khrustalny with great artistry lead the way. Kamila Valieva was the final skater of the day. Eteri Tutberidze’s student began her performance with a triple flip and thenContinue reading “Kamila Valieva and Daria Usacheva lead after the short program”

Evgeny Semenko leads after short program

Three points separate the top four male skaters after the short program in the second stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow. Evgeny Semenko started his program with a quad, landed a clean triple axel, and added a triple-triple combination. Skating to Russian music, Semenko received praise from Tatiana Tarasova, who was commentatingContinue reading “Evgeny Semenko leads after short program”

Sinitsina & Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance

Ice dance kicked off the highly anticipated second stage of the Cup of Russia series in Moscow this weekend. After the rhythm dance, the defending European champions and two-time Russian National champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov took a commanding lead with a score in the high eighties. Sinitsina and Katsalapov performed in their firstContinue reading “Sinitsina & Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance”

Alina Zagitova on the show Good Morning

Olympic, World, European, and National champion Alina Zagitova appeared on the Russian morning television show Good Morning (translation from Russian – Доброе Утро) to discuss her role as a host of Channel One’s ice skating show Ice Age. Translation to English of what Alina Zagitova said on the television show: Question: Tell us about yourContinue reading “Alina Zagitova on the show Good Morning”

Italian Grand Prix of figure skating starts this month

The Italian Ice Sports Federation has announced the creation of the Italian Grand Prix of figure skating. Italy will host four stages in different locations between October and December, as the top skaters in each discipline will attempt to qualify for the Final – scheduled to be held in mid-February. Due to the ongoing coronavirusContinue reading “Italian Grand Prix of figure skating starts this month”

Evgenia Medvedeva out of the Cup of Russia

Two-time World champion Evgenia Medvedeva has put her anticipated return to competition on hold. The 20-year-old figure skating star has withdrawn from the second stage of the Cup of Russia series due to aggravating back pain. There were reports earlier this week that sources close to the athlete said she was unsure about her participation,Continue reading “Evgenia Medvedeva out of the Cup of Russia”

Skaters in second stage of the Cup of Russia

The training groups for the second stage of the Cup of Russia series have been published on the official website of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia; they reveal the names of the participants who are set to participate in the event this upcoming weekend in Moscow. UPDATED – October 10, 2020 Ladies: Alexandra TrusovaKamilaContinue reading “Skaters in second stage of the Cup of Russia”

Medvedeva questionable for Cup of Russia

Russian news agency TASS reports that two-time World champion Evgenia Medvedeva might miss the second stage of the Cup of Russia series this weekend. Sources close to the situation say that Medvedeva is experiencing back problems, the same reason for which she withdrew from the first stage of the series last month. The second eventContinue reading “Medvedeva questionable for Cup of Russia”

Medvedeva – best known figure skater in St. Petersburg

Russian sports news publication Sports Daily came up with a fun idea to find out who is the most well-known figure skater by regular Russian residents – they went out onto the streets of St. Petersburg and surveyed random people. Their first question was to determine if people know the current standings in the sport:Continue reading “Medvedeva – best known figure skater in St. Petersburg”