Kamila Valieva sets world record short program score, Kazuki Tomono leads men’s event at ISU Grand Prix stage in Russia

At the sixth, and final, stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series in Russia – the 2021 Rostelecom Cup – a new world record was set by Kamila Valieva; Kazuki Tomono continued a successful season by Japanese men; Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin lead over the reigning World champions; Victoria SinitsinaContinue reading “Kamila Valieva sets world record short program score, Kazuki Tomono leads men’s event at ISU Grand Prix stage in Russia”

Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France

At the fifth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – the expected favorites once again found ways to overcome all obstacles and celebrate the top prizes. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova secured her spot at next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final withContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova recomposes to land quad flip and win gold, Yuma Kagiyama dominates at the ISU Grand Prix event in France”

Diana Davis & Gleb Smolkin lead at Warsaw Cup after rhythm dance, Sota Yamamoto and Evgenia Tarasova & Vladimir Morozov win gold

This week, Poland hosts the seventh competition of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series – the 2021 Warsaw Cup – and on the second day, two sets of medals were awarded. Also, the ice dance event picked up to a fascinating start, and the women’s event – led by Maiia Khromykh – willContinue reading “Diana Davis & Gleb Smolkin lead at Warsaw Cup after rhythm dance, Sota Yamamoto and Evgenia Tarasova & Vladimir Morozov win gold”

Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event

The second to last International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix event began today in France – the 2021 Internationaux de France – and the top performers delivered exciting results throughout: including, a new short program by Anna Shcherbakova, a dominant result by Yuma Kagiyama, an expected first place by Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii, andContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads Russian trio at the ISU Grand Prix stage in France, Yuma Kagiyama dominates men’s event”

Tiffany Zagorski resumes training after illness

Russian ice dancer Tiffany Zagorski has returned to training this week after having been hospitalized because of pneumococcal meningitis last month. Coaches of the figure skater told RIA Novosti, “Tiffany began to slowly train on the ice, in a light mode, but it is too early to talk about the timing of her full recovery,Continue reading “Tiffany Zagorski resumes training after illness”

Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri win second consecutive ISU Challenger Series gold medal in Austria

The International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series stage in Austria – the 2021 Cup of Austria – culminated on Sunday with the ice dance free dance event. Three-time reigning Italian national champions Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri cemented their favorites’ status in the competition and celebrated their second consecutive gold medal in this season’s series,Continue reading “Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri win second consecutive ISU Challenger Series gold medal in Austria”

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”

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”

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”