Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions

On the final competition day of the 2022 European Figure Skating Championships, Russia claimed two more gold medals – winning all four disciplines – including a podium sweep by the women and a one-two by the ice dancers. In her first competition as Russian national champion, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva captured the European title in herContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads Russian women’s podium sweep; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov repeat as European champions”

Mark Kondratiuk wins 2022 European title; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance in Tallinn

The 2022 European Figure Skating Championships continued on Friday in Tallinn, Estonia and determined a new champion in the men’s discipline, as well as began the ice dance event with the favorites securely in the top three. Fresh off of his victory at the Russian Championships last month, 18-year-old Mark Kondratiuk performed two personal bestContinue reading “Mark Kondratiuk wins 2022 European title; Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov lead after rhythm dance in Tallinn”

Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title

On the second day of the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships, the much awaited women’s event commenced – which will be a major criteria to help determine the three Russian women who will participate at the upcoming Winter Olympics – while the men’s and ice dance disciplines decided new national champions. 2020 World Junior championContinue reading “Kamila Valieva leads after short program in Russia; Mark Kondratiuk wins, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin retain national title”

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals before free dance

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Friday that, prior to their free dance performance, reigning World champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov have withdrawn from the 2022 Russian Figure Skating Championships due to an injury. Katsalapov sustained an injury during training. The ice dancers were leading the ice dance discipline after the rhythmContinue reading “Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals before free dance”

Evgeni Semenenko leads after short program; reigning World champions lead pairs’ and ice dance disciplines at Russian Nationals

The Russian Figure Skating Championships kicked off in Saint Petersburg on Thursday with the men’s, the ice dance, and the pairs’ disciplines – Evgeni Semenenko presented a clean short program and leads a close men’s competition, while the favorites are at the top of the standings in the pairs’ and ice dance events. Last season’sContinue reading “Evgeni Semenenko leads after short program; reigning World champions lead pairs’ and ice dance disciplines at Russian Nationals”

Lea Serna retains French national title; Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron lead after rhythm dance

On the second day of the 2022 French Championships, the women’s title was determined and retained by Lea Serna, while the ice dance event began with the rhythm dance and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron dominantly took the lead before tomorrow’s free dance. Leader after the short program, the 22-year-old Serna began her free skateContinue reading “Lea Serna retains French national title; Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron lead after rhythm dance”

Keegan Messing wins at the Golden Spin of Zagreb; Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker take gold in ice dance

The final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series – the 2021 Golden Spin of Zagreb – culminated on Saturday with the last set of medals decided in the men’s and the ice dance disciplines. Canada’s Keegan Messing withstood reigning World Junior champion’s Andrei Mozalev’s charge in the free skate event toContinue reading “Keegan Messing wins at the Golden Spin of Zagreb; Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker take gold in ice dance”

Ekaterina Ryabova wins at the Santa Claus Cup in Hungary; Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin win gold in ice dance event

At this week’s competition in Budapest, Hungary – the 2021 Santa Claus Cup – Azerbaijani representative Ekaterina Ryabova handily won the women’s event, while Russian ice dancers Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin also claimed first place. The victory at the competition is Ryabova’s for gold medal at an international competition since winning the Ice StarContinue reading “Ekaterina Ryabova wins at the Santa Claus Cup in Hungary; Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin win gold in ice dance event”

Nikolai Morozov and Alexei Gorshkov join training staff of Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin

Russian ice dancing coach Irina Zhuk informed TASS that her and Alexander Svinin’s students Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin have been working with famous coaches Nikolai Morozov and Alexei Gorshkov in preparation for the upcoming Russian Championships. After culminating last season with a fifth place result at the 2021 World Championships, Stepanova and Bukin beganContinue reading “Nikolai Morozov and Alexei Gorshkov join training staff of Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin”

Kamila Valieva breaks more world records, Morisi Kvitelashvili wins first ISU Grand Prix Series gold medal in Russia

During the sixth, and final, stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series in Russia – the 2021 Rostelecom Cup – world records were shattered, a first time winner was found in the men’s event, and reigning world champions dominantly secured their places at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final in Japan.Continue reading “Kamila Valieva breaks more world records, Morisi Kvitelashvili wins first ISU Grand Prix Series gold medal in Russia”