Papadakis and Cizeron lead at Finlandia Trophy after rhythm dance

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, four-time World champions in ice dance Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron made a successful return onto the international stage by taking the lead after their rhythm dance performance, over two points ahead of two-time World medalists Madison Chock andContinue reading “Papadakis and Cizeron lead at Finlandia Trophy after rhythm dance”

Khudaiberdieva and Bazin lead after rhythm dance at Cup of Russia

Last season, the Cup of Russia series was perhaps the highest-level and most anticipated competition in figure skating – this week, another season of the series began in Syzran with both the junior and senior ice dance disciplines performing on the first day. The second-year duo of Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Egor Bazin are the top-ratedContinue reading “Khudaiberdieva and Bazin lead after rhythm dance at Cup of Russia”

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier defend Autumn Classic International title

Winners of the Autumn Classic International the last time it was held, two years ago, 2021 World bronze medalists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier retained their title on this weekend. Eighth at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 29-year-old U.S.-born Gilles and 29-year-old Ottawa-born Poirier have made many leaps and bounds since then and will beContinue reading “Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier defend Autumn Classic International title”

United States goes three for three in Courchevel

The United States enjoyed a successful outing this week at the opening stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series – winning three gold medals (as well as one silver and one bronze medals) in three contested disciplines. In the final, ice dance, event, American skaters Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen ranContinue reading “United States goes three for three in Courchevel”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov win ice dance discipline, another twelve points for Russia

Russia continues to dominate the 2021 World Team Trophy in Osaka, Japan on Friday. Following a first place in the pairs’ short program earlier, ice dancers Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov earned their country a fourth of five available twelve points so far. After a top score in the rhythm dance yesterday, 2021 World championsContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov win ice dance discipline, another twelve points for Russia”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov take the lead for Russia at World Team Trophy

The ice dance category opened the 2021 World Team Trophy of figure skating in Japan today. With about 3,000 socially-distanced fans in attendance at the Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka, the Russians took the lead in the team competition. As expected, the newly crowned World champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov received the highest marks inContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov take the lead for Russia at World Team Trophy”

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov win ice dance gold at Worlds

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia enjoyed another successful day at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday – after Mikhail Kolyada and Evgeni Semenenko managed to claim a possibility of a third spot for Russians at the men’s event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, ice dancers Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov claimed theirContinue reading “Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov win ice dance gold at Worlds”

Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final

Winners of the ice dance event at the Russian Championships this season, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin have decided not to take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series later this month. The couple’s coach Irina Zhuk informed Russian news agency TASS that Stepanova and Bukin have already qualified to perform atContinue reading “Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final”

Carreira and Ponomarenko to be coached by Scott Moir

U.S. ice dance couple Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko will be moving to Canada to train with three-time Olympic gold medalist Scott Moir. On January 27, the couple announced that they would be parting ways with Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo, Adrienne Lenda, and Natalia Deller in Novi, Michigan. Two weeks later, the Canadian-born Carreira andContinue reading “Carreira and Ponomarenko to be coached by Scott Moir”

Skoptsova and Aleshin win ice dance event in Kazan

2018 World Junior champions Anastasia Skoptsova and Kirill Aleshin won the ice dance event at the fourth stage of the Cup of Russia series in Kazan. Leaders after the rhythm dance by about sixteen points over the closest competitors, 20-year-old Skoptsova and 23-year-old Aleshin performed their free dance program to music from the film FiftyContinue reading “Skoptsova and Aleshin win ice dance event in Kazan”