Safonova wins Ice Star

17-year-old Moscow-born Belarussian representative Viktoria Safonova was less than a point behind first place after the short program. She began her free skate performance with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination and then a double axel. A well done routine, with just a slight quarter under-rotation on triple Lutz-Euler-triple Salchow combination, earned her a totalContinue reading “Safonova wins Ice Star”

Kolyada wins Ice Star

After not having participated in competitions for nineteen months, 25-year-old Mikhail Kolyada won his second consecutive gold medal in the span of a week. The former World and European Championship medalist landed his opening quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination and the next quad toe loop attempt. Kolyada made mistakes on the next jumps butContinue reading “Kolyada wins Ice Star”

Guliakova leads Ice Star after short program

Both of Alexei Mishin’s ladies placed in the top two spots in the short program of the Ice Star competition in Minsk. Anastasiia Guliakova began her short program performance with an unsuccessful triple axel attempt. She followed the jump with a triple flip-triple toe loop combination and a triple Lutz. The 18-year-old earned a totalContinue reading “Guliakova leads Ice Star after short program”

Kolyada leads Ice Star after short program

Undoubtedly the favorite at Ice Star in Minsk, 25-year-old World and European Championship medalist Mikhail Kolyada leads the men’s event after the short program. Kolyada landed his opening quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination and a triple a triple axel on his way to a no-negative GOE performance. With a total program component score inContinue reading “Kolyada leads Ice Star after short program”

Kvitelashvili withdraws from Ice Star

Moscow-born Georgian figure skater Morisi Kvitelashvili is another athlete who will not take part in this weekend’s Ice Star competition in Minsk. Set to be headlined by some of Alexei Mishin’s top skaters, the event’s list of entries also no longer feature Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Kevin Aymoz – the latter because none of the FrenchContinue reading “Kvitelashvili withdraws from Ice Star”

Schedule and skaters at Ice Star and Trophée Romand

On the last weekend of October, due to the cancellation of the Canadian stage of the ISU Grand Prix series, all eyes will be on the the smaller international figure skating competition Ice Star in Belarus. Headlined by Alexei Mishin’s skaters – including 2019 European champion Sofia Samodurova & World and European Championship bronze medalistContinue reading “Schedule and skaters at Ice Star and Trophée Romand”