Matteo Rizzo wins at Budapest Trophy

At the international figure skating competition in Hungary – the 2021 Budapest Trophy, Italian figure skater Matteo Rizzo moved up from third place after the short program to take the gold medal. The 2018 national champion began his free skate performance with a triple toe loop and triple loop, later landing a quad toe loopContinue reading “Matteo Rizzo wins at Budapest Trophy”

Kaori Sakamoto and Yuma Kagiyama among leaders at the Asian Open Trophy after first day

The fifth International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition of the season – the 2021 Asian Open Trophy – is taking place in Beijing, China and serves as the test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics. After the first day of the event, Japanese figure skaters – Kaori Sakamoto and Yuma Kagiyama – took theContinue reading “Kaori Sakamoto and Yuma Kagiyama among leaders at the Asian Open Trophy after first day”

Sofia Muravieva wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Sofia Muravieva delivered a clean free skate and edged out Isabeau Levito to win the Russian junior women’s fifth consecutive gold medal and qualify for the Grand Prix Final. The 15-year-old had a quad planned in her routine but didContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, Russian figure skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva received a new personal best short program score of 81.53 points and took the lead of the women’s event. The 2015 World champion and 2021 World silver medalist began her performance with a successfulContinue reading “Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads at Finlandia Trophy after short program”

Ilia Malinin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria

At the final stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Ilia Malinin dominated in the junior men’s event and took his second gold medal of the season. Winner of the very first stage, Malinin began his free skate performance with two quads – a toe loop and Salchow. Afterwards, the 16-year-oldContinue reading “Ilia Malinin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria”

Jason Brown wins at the Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, Jason Brown was tied for the lead after the short program and managed to claim gold with a free skate performance skating to music from Schindler’s List. Brown did not attempt a quad in his routine and even completedContinue reading “Jason Brown wins at the Finlandia Trophy”

Sofia Muravieva leads ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria after short program

At the final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix stage, in Austria, Russian figure skater Sofia Muravieva took the lead of the junior women’s event in a close battle after the short program. Runner-up at the third stage of the series, Muravieva began her performance with a double axel, andContinue reading “Sofia Muravieva leads ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Austria after short program”

Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy

At the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series competition in Finland – the 2021 Finlandia Trophy, reigning World champions Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov won the pairs free skate event and rose from second place after the short program to claim their first title of the season. Mishina and Galliamov: Tarasova and Morozov: Cain-Gribble andContinue reading “Mishina and Galliamov win gold at Finlandia Trophy”

2022 ISU Four Continents Championships to be held in Tallinn, Estonia

Following the withdrawal by the Chinese Skating Association to host the 2022 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the organization announced today that the competition will be moved to Europe and hosted by the Estonian Skating Union in Tallinn from January 18 to 23, a week after the 2022 ISU European FigureContinue reading “2022 ISU Four Continents Championships to be held in Tallinn, Estonia”

Gleb Lutfullin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Poland

At the sixth stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix series, Russian figure skaters walked away with another gold medal sweep. After Sofya Akatyeva’s victory in the junior women’s event and Ekaterina Chikmareva’s and Matvei Ianchenkov’s win in the junior pairs discipline on Friday, Gleb Lutfullin won his second stage andContinue reading “Gleb Lutfullin wins ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Poland”