Start Monday with positivity: Loena Hendrickx comments on Anna Shcherbakova’s Instagram post

Following their podium finish at the third stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Turin – the 2021 Grand Prix of Italy – gold medalist Anna Shcherbakova made a post on Instagram thanking her coaches and her fans, to which bronze medalist Loena Hendrickx commented with a heartwarming message. TheContinue reading “Start Monday with positivity: Loena Hendrickx comments on Anna Shcherbakova’s Instagram post”

Daniil Gleikhengauz interview with Sport24

After another successful outing in the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series this season for Eteri Tutberidze’s coaching staff – a third consecutive gold medal by either one of the team’s figure skaters – choreographer Daniil Gleikhengauz spoke to a Sport24 reporter about Team Tutberidze’s star performers and how the Olympic season is shapingContinue reading “Daniil Gleikhengauz interview with Sport24”

Alexandra Trusova withdraws from NHK Trophy

Next weekend, Japan will host the fourth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 NHK Trophy; however, 2021 World bronze medalist Alexandra Trusova will not participate. The Russian figure skater did not fly to Tokyo this weekend, as she is recovering from an injury, and will withdraw fromContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova withdraws from NHK Trophy”

Anna Shcherbakova comes back to win Grand Prix of Italy, Yuma Kagiyama moves up from seventh to first

On the second day of the third stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 Grand Prix of Italy, the pairs’ and ice dance events saw the favorites dominantly secure their positions at the top, while in the women’s and the men’s events – favorites Anna Shcherbakova and YumaContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova comes back to win Grand Prix of Italy, Yuma Kagiyama moves up from seventh to first”

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”