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Zagitova pockets gold at Grand Prix Final debut

Alina Zagitova of Russia captured the gold in her debut at the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating on Saturday in Nagoya, Japan. Teammate Maria Sotskova rose from fourth to win the silver, while Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada earned the bronze. Zagitova, who was second going into the free skate was nearly spot on […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron win Grand Prix Final gold

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won gold in Ice Dance at the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating on Saturday. Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took the silver, while USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani pocketed the bronze. It came down to component scores in the battle for first place between […]

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Savchenko and Massot raise bar at Grand Prix Final

Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot raised the bar when the broke the record for the highest free skate score, winning gold at the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China, who previously held that record from 2017 NHK Trophy earned the silver, while Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and […]

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Alexandra Trusova leads Russian sweep at Junior Grand Prix Final

It was a Russian sweep in the Ladies’ event at the 2017-18 Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating on Saturday. Alexandra Trusova, Alena Kostornaia, and Anastasia Tarakanova, all of whom train under Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov, placed first through third, respectively. It was not a surprising result as five of the six ladies […]

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Russia’s Skoptcova and Aleshin land gold in Nagoya

Anastasia Skoptcova and Kirill Aleshin of Russia took the gold in the Ice Dance event at the 2017-18 Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating on Saturday. USA’s Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko came in a close second, followed by Russia’s Sofia Polishchuk and Alexander Vakhnov. All six teams were solid, most of whom performed […]

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USA’s Chen edges out Uno for gold in Japan

USA’s Nathan Chen edged out Shoma Uno of Japan, today, pocketing the gold at the 2017-18 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating. Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada maintained third overall to win the bronze in his Grand Prix Final debut. Overnight leader Chen opened his long program with a solid quad Lutz-triple toe, earning 19.90 points right […]

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USA’s Krasnozhon dominates junior men in Nagoya

USA’s Alexei Krasnozhon took the gold medal with over 19 points to spare at the 2017-18 Junior Grand Prix Final on in the Men’s event on Friday. Teammate Camden Pulkinen pulled up from fifth to capture silver, while Japan’s Mitsuki Sumoto earned the bronze. Krasnozhon, who stood in first after the short, underrotated his opening […]

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Alexandrovskaya and Windsor win gold; make history at JGP Final

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor made history when they became the first Australian pair team to win a Junior Grand Prix Final title at the event in Nagoya, Japan, on Friday. Russia’s Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov and Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin finished second and third, respectively. It proved to be a close and exciting competition as less […]

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Samarin ready to battle for Olympic spot

Russia’s Alexander Samarin claimed a bronze medal in what was his debut on the senior Grand Prix at Skate Canada International in Regina, and finished fourth in his second event at Internationaux de France in Grenoble. The Muscovite is one of the candidates for the Russian Olympic team. While the Russian men are slowly catching […]

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Astakhova and Rogonov eye Russian Nationals podium

Russia has a rich tradition in pairs skating and Kristina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov are one of the teams competing for a spot on the Olympic team for their country. They had a solid start into the season, taking a silver medal at Ondrej Nepela Trophy and then, for the first time in their career, […]

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‘Cherry blossom’ time for Japan’s Muramoto and Reed

Cherry blossom is an iconic flower in Japan, and therefore, the ice dance team of Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed felt it would be a perfect way to portray their skating journey. The time of the cherry blossom in April is very special and meaningful for the Japanese people. Everybody swarms out into the parks […]

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Russia’s Alina Zagitova continues impressive ascent

Russia’s Alina Zagitova continues to take the figure skating scene by storm. In her first senior year, the 15-year-old won her two Grand Prix events in Beijing, China, and in Grenoble, France, and qualified for the Grand Prix Final. It’s hard to believe that the teen first appeared on the international scene in the Junior […]

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Miyahara wins gold in Lake Placid

Japan’s Satoko Miyahara won gold at 2017 Skate America in Lake Placid, New York, while teammate Kaori Sakamoto earned the silver—her first medal in her grand prix season debut. USA’s Bradie Tennell rose from fourth to capture the bronze in her first grand prix event. USA’s Ashley Wagner, who stood in sixth after the short, halted her […]

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Shibutanis defend Skate America title

USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani defended their Skate America title in Lake Placid, New York, today, pocketing their second grand prix gold of the season. Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy won the silver, while Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov earned the bronze. Shibutani/Shibutani and Cappellini/Lanotte have now secured a spot at […]

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Chen: ‘That was pretty rough’

USA’s Nathan Chen was the winner in the Men’s event at 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, while veteran skaters Adam Rippon (USA) and Sergei Voronov (RUS) finished second and third, respectively. Israel’s Daniel Samohin withdrew from the competition after suffering a fall in the free skate which injured his shoulder. The top four men earned a […]

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Savchenko and Massot: ‘It was a good fight’

Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot rose from third to first overall to capture the gold at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America on Saturday in Lake Placid, New York. Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang of China maintained second to win the silver, while Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford settled for bronze. All three teams […]

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Fernandez: ‘Anything is possible’

Javier Fernandez of Spain redeemed himself with a win at the 2017 Internationaux de France de Patinage after placing sixth two weeks ago at Cup of China. Shoma Uno settled for silver, while Uzbekistan’s Misha Ge came from sixth to claim a surprise bronze. Fernandez earned a season’s best 107.86 with his “Modern Times” short […]

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Tarasova and Morozov score another victory in France

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia won gold at their first grand prix event of the season at the 2017 Internationaux de France de Patinage in Grenoble, France. France’s Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres took the silver, while Italy’s Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise earned the bronze. Tarasova and Morozov gave a strong […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron reign in Grenoble

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France took gold at the 2017 2017 Internationaux de France today, qualifying for the Grand Prix Final next month. USA’s Madison Chock and Evan Bates maintained second place to finish with the silver, while Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin of Russia pocketed the bronze. Papadakis and Cizeron bested their […]

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Zagitova catapults to gold in France

Russia’s Alina Zagitova rose from fifth place to capture her second consecutive Grand Prix medal of at the 2017 Internationaux de France de Patinage on Saturday. Teammate Maria Sotskova won the silver, while Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada slipped to third to finish with the bronze. Zagitova struggled in her short program yesterday, falling on a […]

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Virtue and Moir defend NHK title

A cut above the rest of the competition, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir defended their gold medal at the NHK Trophy with a combined 198.64 points on Sunday in Osaka. The Canadian ice dancers have torn through their opponents since returning to competition after a two-year break and have not tasted defeat since winning the […]

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Veteran Voronov takes first Grand Prix gold

The men’s event at 2017 NHK Trophy was marred by the sudden withdrawal of crowd-favorite Yuzuru Hanyu, who took a bad fall during practice before the short program. The event culminated with the three most experienced skaters in the competition on the podium: Russia’s Sergei Voronov, USA’s Adam Rippon, and Israel’s Alexei Bychenko, respectively. Hanyu […]

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Medvedeva scores another victory in Japan

While Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva wasn’t perfect on Osaka, Japan, her performances were still enough for her to add the 2017 NHK Trophy to her growing collection case, beating Italy’s Carolina Kostner by 12 points. Polina Tsurskaya, Medvedeva’s 16-year-old training partner, won the bronze medal in her senior debut on the Grand Prix. “I was so […]

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Sui and Han dominate pairs in Osaka with record score

Sui Wenjing and Han Cong picked up their second ISU Grand Prix gold medal in a one-week span, winning the 2017 NHK Trophy on Saturday in Osaka. Just seven days after the Chinese pairs team claimed the title at Cup of China, they returned to the ice and broke the world record with a 155.10 […]

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Sui and Han dazzle home crowd; win first COC gold

It was only fitting that world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong were crowned victorious in pairs at the ISU Grand Prix Audi Cup of China on Saturday in Beijing, where they train. After Sui had surgery on both feet, they missed the first half of last season, while establishing themselves as the pre-eminent pairs […]

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Kolyada upsets Jin, Fernandez in Beijing

Representing a nation where the ladies have owned the headlines in recent years, Mikhail Kolyada is making a name for himself this fall. The Russian nailed a 279.38 in winning the ISU Grand Prix Audi Cup of China on Saturday, two weeks after posting a bronze at the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow. “I can’t really […]

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Zagitova captures gold in Grand Prix debut

Alina Zagitova jumped from fourth place after the short program to win the ISU Audi Cup of China in her senior Grand Prix debut on Saturday in Beijing. The 15-year-old Russian squeaked past silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi of Japan to win by less than one point, 213.88 to 212.52. Russia’s Elena Radionova finished third to […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron set record scores in Beijing

Just one week after Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir raised their own world record at Skate Canada, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France became the first ice dancers to break through the 200-point barrier, winning the ISU Grand Audi Cup of China on Saturday in Beijing. The French team, each age 22, set […]

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2018 Olympic Season: Ice Dance Preview

Ice Dance: The Road to PyeongChang 2018 Which teams are you rooting for this season? Join us at the Golden Skate Forum for discussion on this topic at http://bit.ly/2018dance.

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Interview with Ashley Wagner

Ashley Wagner USA’s Ashley Wagner talks about her performances at 2017 Skate Canada, refreshing her routines, struggles last season, and more! Join us at the Golden Skate Forum for discussion at http://bit.ly/AWSC17.

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Duhamel and Radford: ‘Repeat, Repeat, Repeat!’

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford Ted Flett talks with Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford about pressure they felt at Skate Canada and their performances, recalibrating expectations, resetting the structure of their “Muse” routine, and more. Join us at the Golden Skate Forum for discussion at http://bit.ly/DRSC17!.

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Emotional victory for Duhamel and Radford

Canadians Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford finally channeled their world champion fight and synchronicity to win their fourth Skate Canada International championship in Regina, Sask., this weekend. Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot slipped to second overall for silver, while Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres took the bronze. Packed with technical mite including side-by-side triple […]

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Uno slays competition in Regina despite ‘lack of stamina’

Japan’s Shoma Uno claimed victory in Regina, Sask., at the 2017 Skate Canada International, reaffirming himself as an Olympic gold medal contender with a suite of quadruple jumps and musicality. USA’s Jason Brown rose from third to second overall, while Russia’s Alexander Samarin pocketed the bronze in his Grand Prix debut. Shoma scored a total […]

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Virtue and Moir: ‘We are taking it all in’

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir re-exerted their dominance of the sport of ice dance with two powerhouse performances en route to their seventh Skate Canada International title. Teammates Kaetlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje took the silver, while USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue earned the bronze. Virtue and Moir set a new world record in […]

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Osmond: ‘I feel a lot stronger’

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond won gold in her first Grand Prix event of the season at 2017 Skate Canada International in Regina, Sask., Can. Russian Maria Sotskova came from third place to win the silver, while USA’s Ashley Wager settled for bronze. “It’s really great,” Osmond said of the achievement of her second Skate Canada International […]

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2018 Olympic Season: Ladies Figure Skating

Ladies Figure Skating: The Road to PyeongChang 2018 Who are you rooting for this season? Join us at the Golden Skate Forum for discussion on this topic at http://bit.ly/2018Ladies.

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Olympic dream draws closer for Australia’s Kailani Craine

The beginning of the Olympic season could not have been better for Australian figure skater Kailani Craine. The 19-year-old from Newcastle won the first international senior-level competition of her career with Nebelhorn Trophy and secured an Olympic spot. Shortly afterwards, Craine was invited to Skate Canada and will debut on the ISU Grand Prix of […]

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Medvedeva: ‘Discipline’ is key to success

Two-time World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva achieved another breakaway victory in Moscow by scoring 231.21 points to win 2017 Rostelecom Cup ahead of Italy’s Carolina Kostner (215.98) and Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi (207.17). Before the start of the event, few doubted that Medvedeva would be a front-runner of the competition, but the event was not quite as […]

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Tarasova and Morozov clear victors in Russian sweep at Rostelecom

The 2017 European Champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov were the clear winners at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup in the Pairs event in what was a Russian sweep. The confident victors led the pack, with teammates Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov and Kristina Astakhova/Alexei Rogonov finishing second and third, respectively. Tarasova and Morozov delivered strong short program […]

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‘Trilogy’ debut earns gold for Shibutanis at Rostelecom

The 2017 World Championships bronze medalists, Maia and Alex Shibutani, started the Olympic season with a confident victory in Moscow at the 2017 Rostelecom Cup. Six-time Russian National Champions Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev finished second ahead of teammates Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin. For the students of Marina Zoueva, the competition in Moscow was […]

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Chen upstages Hanyu in Moscow

The Olympic figure skating season began in earnest Friday with the first stage of the ISU Grand Prix (GP) series─the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow. The Men’s discipline immediately produced the first surprise: USA’s Nathan Chen won the first Grand Prix title of his career by defeating the reigning World and Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu of […]

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Great Britain’s Coomes and Buckland are on the comeback trail

When her right kneecap shattered in a bad fall during training in June 2016, Penny Coomes was told that her competitive figure skating career was over. However, the British ice dancer and her long-time partner, Nicholas Buckland, were not ready to throw in the towel. Coomes had to go through two surgeries and long rehab […]

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Hubbell and Donohue: “Music fell into our laps”

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue Ted catches up with U.S. ice dancers Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue and discusses the ups-and-downs at Helsinki, their music choices for the 2017-18 season, technical elements, and more.

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France’s James and Ciprès: “Step by step”

Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès Ted Flett talks with five-time French pair champions, Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès after their win at the 2017 Autumn Classic International on their music choices, the quad throw, and more.

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Medvedeva begins Olympic season with confidence

Two-time World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva opened her Olympic season with confident performances at Ondrej Nepela Trophy last week in Bratislava, Slovakia. She debuted her new programs, “Nocturne” by Frederic Chopin in the short and the rarely heard pieces “January Stars” by George Winston, “Divenire” by Ludovico Einaudi and “Dona Nobis Pacem 2” by Max Richter […]

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Kaetlyn Osmond: “I don’t want to be at my peak now”

Kaetlyn Osmond Ted Flett talks with Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond about her new programs for the 2017-18 season.

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Catching up with Fernandez in Montreal

Javier Fernandez Ted Flett talks with Spain’s Javier Fernández about training with Hanyu Yuzuru, his new programs, and technical elements this season.

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Patrick Chan on 2017-18

Patrick Chan Ted Flett talks with 2014 Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan about his music choices for the 2017-18 season, the road to the 2018 Olympics, and more.

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Bruno Marcotte on Duhamel and Radford 2017-18

Bruno Marcotte Ted Flett talks with coach Bruno Marcotte about the trickiness of coaching Canadian pair skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, the emotional strain of the team last year, the new music choices, and thoughts on the 2017-18 Grand Prix.

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2018 Olympic Season: Pairs Figure Skating Preview

Pairs Figure Skating: The Road to PyeongChang 2018 Which pair teams are you rooting for this season? Join us at the Golden Skate Forum for discussion on this topic at http://bit.ly/2018pairs.

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