Daniel Grassl wins fourth Italian national title; Niina Petrokina takes gold in Estonia as Eva-Lotta Kiibus comes back from seventh after short program to win silver

A few national figure skating championships were concluded today – including some countries where athletes are vying to be selected to participate at the 2022 Winter Olympics. In Italy, 19-year-old Daniel Grassl celebrated his fourth consecutive national title. Skating in Turin – where he won the bronze medal at the Italian stage of the InternationalContinue reading “Daniel Grassl wins fourth Italian national title; Niina Petrokina takes gold in Estonia as Eva-Lotta Kiibus comes back from seventh after short program to win silver”

Multiple countries hold national championships this weekend; Guignard and Fabbri perform both rhythm and free dance programs and win fourth title

As the current year enters it’s last month, national championships have begun to ramp up to determine the best figure skaters in each country – and this year it is even more important because the athletes are vying to earn the honor to represent their countries at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics. Multiple countries areContinue reading “Multiple countries hold national championships this weekend; Guignard and Fabbri perform both rhythm and free dance programs and win fourth title”

Loena Hendrickx ahead of Russians after short program, Boyang Jin leads men’s event

Following the last weekend’s dominant performances by all of the favorite, the first day of the third stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – the 2021 Grand Prix of Italy – began with a few unexpected results – including Belgium’s Loena Hendrickx placing ahead of all the Russian women andContinue reading “Loena Hendrickx ahead of Russians after short program, Boyang Jin leads men’s event”

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”

Daniel Grassl wins at Lombardia Trophy

Italian figure skater Daniel Grassl entered Sunday’s free skate, at the Lombardia Trophy, in fifth place but a strong performance propelled him to take the gold medal. The three-time Italian national champion began his performance with a quad Lutz and later landed a quad flip and a quad loop. The latter two quads received negativeContinue reading “Daniel Grassl wins at Lombardia Trophy”

Italy replaces Cup of China in ISU Grand Prix series

The International Skating Union (ISU) announced that Turin will host the third stage of the 2021-2022 ISU Grand Prix series, following the cancellation of the Cup of China two weeks ago. The Italian Ice Sports Federation will hold the event from November 5 to 7 at the Torino Palavela. According to the ISU, the locationContinue reading “Italy replaces Cup of China in ISU Grand Prix series”

Daniel Grassl will be only Italian in men’s event at World Team Trophy

Following the withdrawal of Italian national silver medalist Matteo Rizzo – who announced yesterday that he will be unable to compete at the 2021 World Team Trophy – the substitute Gabriele Frangipani took to Instagram to announce that he was unable to fly to Japan, leaving Italy with just one participant in the men’s event.Continue reading “Daniel Grassl will be only Italian in men’s event at World Team Trophy”

Schedule and participants of the Italian Grand Prix Final

During the second weekend of February, Bergamo will host the final of the Italian Grand Prix series of figure skating. Skaters qualified to the event through four stages – in Bergamo, Egna, Trento, and Turin – and will compete in five categories – men, ladies, pairs, ice dance, and junior ice dance. The competition willContinue reading “Schedule and participants of the Italian Grand Prix Final”

Grassl wins third Italian national title

18-year-old Daniel Grassl continued his streak of great performances this season at the Italian National Championships this weekend. Leader after the short program by almost ten points, Grassl began his free skate program with four quad jumps – a Lutz, a flip, and a loop. The latter jump was ruled under-rotated by the judges. SkatingContinue reading “Grassl wins third Italian national title”

Grassl wins another stage of the Italian Grand Prix

After the postponement of the second stage of the Italian Grand Prix last weekend, the third stage of the series went on as planned in Egna this weekend. Winner of the first stage of Italian Grand Prix last month, reigning two-time Italian National champion Daniel Grassl dominated another stage of the series. The 18-year-old beganContinue reading “Grassl wins another stage of the Italian Grand Prix”