Anna Shcherbakova’s interview with Channel One

Last week, 16-year-old Anna Shcherbakova won her third consecutive Russian national title in Chelyabinsk. She had just barely managed to recover from pneumonia, which she caught in November, but refused to be stopped. Shcherbakova fought through deep breathes and was first after the short program. In the free skate, she landed two quads and deliveredContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova’s interview with Channel One”

Starting orders at the Russian Nationals

The 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships begin on Christmas Eve in Chelyabinsk – today, the starting orders were revealed. LADIES (STARTING ORDER FOR SHORT PROGRAM) Warm-up Group 1 1 – Ksenia Tsibinova2 – Kamila Valieva3 – Anna Frolova4 – Anastasia Tarakanova5 – Stanislava Konstantinova Warm-up Group 2 6 – Sofia Samodurova7 – Maiia Khromykh8Continue reading “Starting orders at the Russian Nationals”

Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals

16-year-old Valeria Shulskaya, who trains at Angels of Plushenko, will not take part at the Russian National Championships this week. Shulskaya told a Sport Express reporter that “I really wanted to participate in the championship, but COVID interfered with my plans. I tried to resume the training process, but alas. So now I’m recovering at home.” Earlier,Continue reading “Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals”

Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals

Reigning European champion Alena Kostornaia will miss the Russian National Championships this week in Chelyabinsk. Alexander Gorshkov, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian news agency TASS that “Kostornaia has not yet had time to recover from her illness and gain the necessary form for the performance.” Earlier this month, the 17-year-oldContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals”

Dmitri Aliev will not take part in Russian Nationals

Reigning European and Russian national champion Dmitri Aliev is forced to miss the Russian National Figure Skating Championships, which start December 24 in Chelyabinsk. Alexander Gorshkov, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told RIA Novosti that “Dmitri Aliev will not compete; doctors are not allowing him yet.” Aliev’s name was subsequently removed fromContinue reading “Dmitri Aliev will not take part in Russian Nationals”

Russia banned from Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) finally made a decision about the case regarding the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which was presented last year. The CAS ruled RUSADA to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) in connection with its failure to procure the delivery of theContinue reading “Russia banned from Olympics”

Sinitsina and Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals

Reigning European and two-time Russian champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov have withdrawn from the 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships which start on December 24 in Chelyabinsk. TASS reported that Alexander Kogan, the General Director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, said: “Sinitsina and Katsalapov will miss the Russian Championship, the doctors didContinue reading “Sinitsina and Katsalapov withdraw from Russian Nationals”

Yulia Lipnitskaya joins Angels of Plushenko as coach

Gold medalist in the team event at the 2014 Olympic Games, 22-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya has joined Angels of Plushenko as a coach. Evgeni Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post, saying: “I am very glad that Yulia Lipnitskaya has joined my Angels of Plushenko team! Julia is not only my great friend but alsoContinue reading “Yulia Lipnitskaya joins Angels of Plushenko as coach”

Figure Skating Championship of St. Petersburg

This week, St. Petersburg is holding the city championship. The senior competition will include the ladies’, men’s, and pairs’ events. The competition can be watched on YouTube. Schedule Thursday, December 10 11:00 – Ladies, short program3:00AM New York City | 2:00AM Chicago | 12:00AM Los Angeles 13:35 – Pairs, short program5:35AM New York City |Continue reading “Figure Skating Championship of St. Petersburg”

Evgenia Medvedeva will not take part in Russian Nationals

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced the participants of the 2021 Russian National Championships; two-time Olympic silver medalist and two-time World champion Evgenia Medvedeva will skip this season’s Nationals to continue recovery. According to a published citation on the official website of the Federation, Medvedeva said: “Unfortunately, I have to confirm that I willContinue reading “Evgenia Medvedeva will not take part in Russian Nationals”