Nathan Chen on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10

By winning a gold medal at the third consecutive World Figure Skating Championships, five-time U.S. national champion Nathan Chen – who has been undefeated in all singles competitions since the 2018 Worlds – received praise from America’s largest sports channel, ESPN. Chen was included in the SportsCenter Top 10, which highlights the best moments inContinue reading “Nathan Chen on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10”

Nathan Chen three-peats as World champion

Five-time U.S. national champion Nathan Chen made a surprising error on Thursday in the short program and had to fight his way from third place on Saturday; however, a near world record score due to an impeccable free skate performance won the American his third consecutive World title. The 21-year-old began his free skate routineContinue reading “Nathan Chen three-peats as World champion”

Adam Rippon gets engaged

2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the figure skating team event, Adam Rippon announced on Instagram that he is engaged to his longtime boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala. The 31-year-old retired athlete began dating Kajaala back in 2018, after meeting on the dating app Tinder, and finally decided to take the next step while Rippon was visiting Kajaala’sContinue reading “Adam Rippon gets engaged”

U.S. Figure Skating on national television this month

On Thursday, February 11, NBCSN will air the documentary film RISE, about the crash of Sabena Flight 548, which claimed the lives of the entire U.S. Figure Skating team headed to the 1961 World Championships in Prague, then-Czechoslovakia. The film will be shown on the NBC Sports Network at 10PM ET. From February 12 toContinue reading “U.S. Figure Skating on national television this month”

Carreira and Ponomarenko to be coached by Scott Moir

U.S. ice dance couple Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko will be moving to Canada to train with three-time Olympic gold medalist Scott Moir. On January 27, the couple announced that they would be parting ways with Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo, Adrienne Lenda, and Natalia Deller in Novi, Michigan. Two weeks later, the Canadian-born Carreira andContinue reading “Carreira and Ponomarenko to be coached by Scott Moir”

2021 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships

The 2021 United States Figure Skating Championships will take place from January 11 to 21 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. No audience will be allowed at the event. SCHEDULE Thursday; January 14 2:58PM – Pairs, short program5:58PM New York | 4:58PM Chicago 6:12PM – Ladies, short program9:12PM New York | 8:12PM ChicagoContinue reading “2021 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships”

Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell lead Team Tara at Las Vegas Invitational

Two of the best American athletes Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell led Tara Lipinski’s team to a $50,000 prize at U.S. Figure Skating’s newly created Las Vegas Invitational figure skating competition. Last month, U.S. Figure Skating announced a brand new event in order to provide their domestic skaters an extra opportunity to compete and earn money,Continue reading “Nathan Chen and Bradie Tennell lead Team Tara at Las Vegas Invitational”

U.S. Figure Skating Championship moved to Las Vegas

The 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championship, originally scheduled to take place in San Jose, California, has been moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. U.S. Figure Skating successfully applied a bubble-style format for all athletes, coaches, judges, and other essential personnel at the first stage of the ISU Grand Prix series – Skate America. Therefore, the organizationContinue reading “U.S. Figure Skating Championship moved to Las Vegas”

U.S. Figure Skating Championship qualifying to be held virtually

U.S. Figure Skating has announced that the qualifying series for the 2021 U.S. Championship will be held virtually due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the country. The Board of Directors of the organization voted unanimously to allow senior and junior skaters to qualify for an in-person National Championship event, and also to provideContinue reading “U.S. Figure Skating Championship qualifying to be held virtually”

U.S. Figure Skating adds Las Vegas Invitational

U.S. Figure Skating has announced a brand new event, set to air November 15, in order to provide their domestic skaters an extra opportunity to compete and earn money, as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shrunk the regular opportunities. The Las Vegas Invitational, presented by HomeLight, will feature two teams of six skaters – threeContinue reading “U.S. Figure Skating adds Las Vegas Invitational”