Gleikhengauz responds to Kostornaia transfer news

Amid reports that 2020 European champion Alena Kostornaia has returned to Eteri Tutberidze’s team, coach and choreographer of the group Daniil Gleikhengauz took to his Instagram stories to deny the reports that the transition is already official. On March 3, rumors began circulating that Kostornaia has left Evgeni Plushenko and Sergei Rozanov in order toContinue reading “Gleikhengauz responds to Kostornaia transfer news”

Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final

From February 27 through March 2, Moscow’s Megasport Sport Palace will be the home of the final of the 2020-2021 Cup of Russia series. This event serves as a qualifying event for the Russian national team to the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden. Anna Shcherbakova, Mikhail Kolyada, Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, asContinue reading “Schedule and participants at the Cup of Russia Final”

Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia released the preliminary list of participants who will take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. Three-time Russian champion Anna Shcherbakova and two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova were not included. This season, the Russian figure skating federation decided to change the selection processContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Trusova will not participate at Cup of Russia Final”

Alexandra Trusova working with Nikolai Morozov

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko posted a photo with his student Alexandra Trusova and figure skating coach and choreographer Nikolai Morozov on Instagram. The head coach at Angels of Plushenko captioned the picture, “We are working.” 16-year-old Trusova has been training with Plushenko since May 2020 and during the season has won two stagesContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova working with Nikolai Morozov”

Kolyada will not compete at Cup of Russia Final

2018 World bronze medalist and three-time Russian champion Mikhail Kolyada will not participate at the final of the Cup of Russia series next week. The general director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, Alexander Kogan, informed Russian news agency TASS that Kolyada will instead take part in the International Challenge Cup in The Hague,Continue reading “Kolyada will not compete at Cup of Russia Final”

ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem

Russian news agency TASS reported that a source close to the situation has revealed that the International Skating Union (ISU) will not object to Russian figure skaters using composer’s Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s music as the anthem during awards ceremonies at the World Championships. Due to the decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Russian athletesContinue reading “ISU will allow Russians to use Tchaikovsky’s music as anthem”

Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final

Winners of the ice dance event at the Russian Championships this season, Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin have decided not to take part in the final of the Cup of Russia series later this month. The couple’s coach Irina Zhuk informed Russian news agency TASS that Stepanova and Bukin have already qualified to perform atContinue reading “Stepanova and Bukin will not take part in Cup of Russia Final”

Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final

Former silver medalist at the European Championships, 22-year-old Alexander Samarin will skip the final of this season’s Cup of Russia series later this month. The figure skater’s coach at CSKA Moscow, Svetlana Sokolovskaya, told Russian news agency TASS that injuries are not part of the decision; however, Samarin needs to recover and get in shape.Continue reading “Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final”

Tarasova and Morozov will miss Cup of Russia Final

Reigning three-time Russian national champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will miss the final of the Cup of Russia series later this month. The pair’s coach Maxim Trankov told Russian news agency TASS that the silver medalists in the team event at the 2018 Olympics will instead take part in the International Challenge Cup inContinue reading “Tarasova and Morozov will miss Cup of Russia Final”

Kamila Valieva lands quad Salchow in practice

The official Instagram account of Eteri Tutberidze’s team uploaded a video of 14-year-old Kamila Valieva landing a quad Salchow during practice today. Valieva is the 2020 World Junior champion and the 2019-2020 ISU Junior Grand Prix series champion. Due to the cancelation of all major international junior competitions this season, the big favorite at nextContinue reading “Kamila Valieva lands quad Salchow in practice”