Nathan Chen wins sixth U.S. national title

The 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships concluded on Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee with the must-see men’s competition. Three-time World champion Nathan Chen performed in his final competition leading up to the 2022 Winter Olympics and celebrated his sixth consecutive U.S. national title. Performing his free skate world record breaking Rocketman program from the 2019-2020 season,Continue reading “Nathan Chen wins sixth U.S. national title”

Postponed ISU Grand Prix Final will not take place this season

On Friday, the International Skating Union (ISU) announced that the postponed ISU Grand Prix Final will not take place this season. Originally scheduled to be held from December 9 to 12 in Osaka (Japan), the competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic on December 2. The ISU officially postponed the event, hoping that thereContinue reading “Postponed ISU Grand Prix Final will not take place this season”

ISU Grand Prix Final cancelled

For the second consecutive season, the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Final will not take place as scheduled – from December 9 to 12 in Osaka, Japan – due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ISU has officially postponed the competition after being informed by the Japan Skating Federation about the inability to host theContinue reading “ISU Grand Prix Final cancelled”

Anastasia Zinina replaces Isabeau Levito in ISU Junior Grand Prix Final

On the updated list of participants at the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix Final, first alternate Anastasia Zinina has been added to the junior women’s event in place of Isabeau Levito – who has withdrawn due to an injury. 2021 U.S. junior national champion Levito qualified to the Final having won the secondContinue reading “Anastasia Zinina replaces Isabeau Levito in ISU Junior Grand Prix Final”

ISU Grand Prix Final planned to go ahead in bubble

The International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Final continues to be planned to take place on schedule from December 9 to 12 in Osaka, Japan but in a bubble format. Following the decision by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to prohibit entry into Japan for foreigners starting at midnight on November 30 – due toContinue reading “ISU Grand Prix Final planned to go ahead in bubble”

Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Maiia Khromykh, Alena Kostornaia to participate in filming of Russian late night talk show this week

Popular Russian late night television talk show Vecherniy Urgant (English: Evening Urgant) announced on social media that filming of episodes featuring figure skaters will take place this week. The episode will air on Friday, December 3, on Russia’s Channel One and simultaneously on YouTube. On December 1, the filming will feature four Russian women fromContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova, Kamila Valieva, Maiia Khromykh, Alena Kostornaia to participate in filming of Russian late night talk show this week”

Japan closes borders to foreigners ahead of ISU Grand Prix Final

The International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Final is scheduled to take place from December 9 to 12 in Osaka, Japan; however, the latest news regarding the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 might put the event in jeopardy. On Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that entry into Japan will be prohibited for foreignersContinue reading “Japan closes borders to foreigners ahead of ISU Grand Prix Final”

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”

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”

Schedule and starting order for the 2021 Rostelecom Cup

This weekend, the sixth, and final, stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series – the 2021 Rostelecom Cup – takes place in Sochi, Russia at the Iceberg Skating Palace – the venue of the figure skating events at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The winners of last season’s Rostelecom Cup – whichContinue reading “Schedule and starting order for the 2021 Rostelecom Cup”