Loena Hendrickx ahead of Russians after short program, Boyang Jin leads men’s event

Following the last weekend’s dominant performances by all of the favorite, the first day of the third stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 Grand Prix of Italy – began with a few unexpected results – including Belgium’s Loena Hendrickx placing ahead of all the Russian women andContinue reading “Loena Hendrickx ahead of Russians after short program, Boyang Jin leads men’s event”

Yuzuru Hanyu withdraws from NHK Trophy due to injury

On Thursday, it was announced that two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu has suffered an ankle ligament injury and has withdrawn from the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series event in Japan – the 2021 NHK Trophy, scheduled to take place from November 12 to 14. The 26-year-old decorated figure skater said, “I’ve beenContinue reading “Yuzuru Hanyu withdraws from NHK Trophy due to injury”

Kamila Valieva breaks world record, Nathan Chen wins at Skate Canada

At the second stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Vancouver – the 2021 Skate Canada, all of the top favorites in each discipline met expectations and provided a memorable showcase. In the women’s event, Russians once again swept the podium and – in a high level competition with manyContinue reading “Kamila Valieva breaks world record, Nathan Chen wins at Skate Canada”

Petr Gumennik wins ISU Challenger Series competition in Kazakhstan

At the fifth International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition of the 2021-2022 season – the Denis Ten Memorial Challenge, the Russian men had a successful outing by claiming all three medals led by 2020 World Junior bronze medalist Petr Gumennik who was first in both yesterday’s short program and today’s free skate events. TheContinue reading “Petr Gumennik wins ISU Challenger Series competition in Kazakhstan”

Four triple axels in women’s event as Kamila Valieva leads, Nathan Chen dominant and gets back on track

On Friday in Vancouver, all four disciplines of the the 2021 Skate Canada – the second stage of the 2021-2022 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – took place and every one of the favorites took control of their respective events. In the women’s short program event, four of the competitors landed triple axelsContinue reading “Four triple axels in women’s event as Kamila Valieva leads, Nathan Chen dominant and gets back on track”

Viktoriia Safonova wins Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Kazakhstan

This week in Kazakhstan, Belarussian figure skater Viktoriia Safonova was first in both the short program and the free skate events and captured her first gold medal on the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series circuit – at the 2021 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge. The 18-year-old competitor began her free skate routine with a tripleContinue reading “Viktoriia Safonova wins Denis Ten Memorial Challenge in Kazakhstan”

Safonova leads women’s event, Gumennik leads men’s event after short program in Kazakhstan

This week, Kazakhstan hosts the fifth of the 2021-2022 figure skating season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series events – the 2021 Denis Ten Memorial Challenge. After the first day, Belarussian representative Viktoriia Safonova leads the women’s competition while Russia’s Petr Gumennik is the leader among the men. Bronze medalist at the Nebelhorn Trophy inContinue reading “Safonova leads women’s event, Gumennik leads men’s event after short program in Kazakhstan”

Alexandra Trusova lands one quad and wins at 2021 Skate America

Two-time World Junior champion and 2021 World silver medalist Alexandra Trusova began her free skate routine with a successful quad Lutz – the toughest of the quad jumps – and won gold at the first stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series, the 2021 Skate America. Skating to music from theContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova lands one quad and wins at 2021 Skate America”

Vincent Zhou victorious at 2021 Skate America and upsets Nathan Chen

At the first stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Las Vegas – the 2021 Skate America, former World bronze medalist Vincent Zhou claimed the gold medal over Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno and three-time World champion Nathan Chen. Zhou began his free skate performance with a quad Lutz and thenContinue reading “Vincent Zhou victorious at 2021 Skate America and upsets Nathan Chen”

Alexandra Trusova leads at the 2021 Skate America after short program

At the first stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series event – the 2021 Skate America, Russian women unsurprisingly took the first three positions in the short program. 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova was the top performer. Skating to music from the film Frida, Trusova began her routine with a doubleContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova leads at the 2021 Skate America after short program”