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Tuktamysheva bringing back triple Axel and more artistry

Figure Skating News 2015 World and European Champion Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva has not made the Russian figure skating team for Worlds in the past three years due to an extremely deep field in the ladies’ discipline. The 21-year-old is not ready to give up, however, and is working on the triple Axel as well as […]

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Popova and Mozgov feeling positive after coaching change

Figure Skating News The Russian ice dance team of Betina Popova and Sergey Mozgov, who have been skating together only for two years, drew some attention last season. They are the newest of the top current Russian teams and are getting ready to make a splash this upcoming season. While Russian ice dance may have […]

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Mishin warns of arbitrariness in judging after rule changes

Legendary Russian coach Alexei Mishin warns that rule changes proposed at the upcoming International Skating Union’s congress could lead to arbitrariness in judging and hinder the progress of the sport. “In my memory, there were two major changes in my time as a coach – the abolition of the compulsory figures and the introduction of […]

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New experiences ahead for Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada

Figure Skating News Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada has been on the rise and has established himself as a top skater in the past season, medaling in nearly every event he entered, including a silver medal with the team at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Last March, the cheerful 23-year-old became the first Russian man since […]

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Pavliuchenko and Khodykin ready to take on senior ranks

Figure Skating News Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin crowned their second season as a team with the World Junior Pairs title last March in Sofia, Bulgaria, leading the first Russian sweep of the pairs podium at Junior Worlds in 32 years. Now, this young team – she turned 15 last December and he will be […]

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Gambill and students looking forward to ‘Team Broadmoor’

On May 9, 2018, Olympic figure skating coach Tammy Gambill announced that she would be moving her training base from IceTown in Riverside, Calif., to the World Arena Ice Hall in Colorado Springs, Colo. Gambill, who coached three athletes at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, has coached multiple international medalists in her coaching career. […]

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Sotskova: ‘I’ll remain in skating for many years to come’

Figure Skating News On a sunny day in Moscow, Russian skater Maria Sotskova is working hard on the ice in the famous Army Sport Club CSKA, weaving through her footwork to Latin music. Russia currently has the most competitive Ladies’ field in figure skating, and when one makes the National Team, that speaks volumes. Sotskova […]

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Russian ice dancers Skoptcova and Aleshin look forward to new challenges

Figure Skating News Russian ice dancers Anastasia Skoptcova and Kirill Aleshin had one last shot at the Junior World podium this year and they used it. The team took the title with more than seven points to spare, leading a Russian gold medal sweep along the way at the 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating […]

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Australia’s Alexandrovskaya and Windsor keep writing history

Figure Skating News Australian pair skaters Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor are getting used to writing figure skating history. The young team won the first ISU Championships title for Australia at the 2017 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in what was their first season as a team. This season, they followed up on that […]

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Russia’s Alexey Erokhov aims for strong senior debut

Figure Skating News Alexey Erokhov became the first Russian to man to win a World Junior title since Andrei Griazev in 2004 in his debut at the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Champions in March. With all the attention on stars like Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova, Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva and quad queen Alexandra […]

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Another junior season for quad queen Trusova

Figure Skating News Russia’s Alexandra Trusova jumped right into the history of figure skating after landing two quadruple jumps in the long program on her way to gold at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, in March. The 13-year-old student of Eteri Tutberidze’s famous training group, also home of Olympic Champion […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron win third world title

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Free Dance Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won their third title with record-breaking scores at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue took the silver in their fifth appearance at this event, while Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada won their second […]

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Chen takes World title with 47 points to spare

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Free Skate USA’s Nathan Chen maintained his lead, winning his first world title with over 47 points to spare at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Shoma Uno of Japan rose from fifth to capture the silver, while Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada earned the bronze. Staying with his […]

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Canada’s Osmond cinches gold at Worlds

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Free Skate In what was a surprising turn of events in the Ladies Free Skate, Kaetlyn Osmond cinched the gold at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships on Friday in Milan, Italy. Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi rose to capture the silver, while teammate Satoko Miyahara earned the bronze. Russia’s Alina […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron break short dance record

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Short Dance Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France established a new record score in the Short Dance to lead the ice dancers at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships on Friday. USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue currently sit in second followed by Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada. […]

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Savchenko and Massot take first World title

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Free Skate Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot maintained their overnight lead to win their first World Championship gold together as a team in Milan, Italy on Thursday. Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia and Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès of France won the silver and bronze, respectively. Savchenko and […]

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Chen skates to lead at Worlds

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Short Program USA’s Nathan Chen took the lead after the Men’s Short Program at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Mikhail Kolyada of Russia is currently second, followed by USA’s Vincent Zhou. Chen had to hang onto the landing of a quad Lutz-triple toe and quad flip, […]

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Savchenko and Massot take lead in Milan

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Short Program Newly-crowned Olympic Champions Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany took the lead after the Pairs Short Program at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy. Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov are in second, followed by Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès of France. Savchenko and […]

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Kostner leads ladies on home ice at Worlds

2018 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Short Program Carolina Kostner of Italy took a surprising lead on home ice in the Ladies’ short program at the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan. Russia’s Alina Zagitova is currently in a close second by less than a point, followed by Satoko Miyahara of Japan. Kostner delivered […]

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Trusova takes ladies title with two quads at Junior Worlds

2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Russia’s Alexandra Trusova took the Ladies title at the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, making history along the way for being the first lady to land two quads in a free skate and the youngest to win a World Junior title. Teammate Alena Kostornaia won the silver, while Mako Yamashita […]

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Alexey Erokhov wins Junior World men’s title

2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men Russia’s Alexey Erokhov won the gold in the Men’s event at the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Teammate Artur Danielian rose from eighth place to capture the silver, while Matteo Rizzo of Italy won the bronze. USA’s Alexei Krasnozhon was in first place after the short […]

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Skoptcova and Aleshin win Junior World ice dance title

2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Anastasia Skoptcova and Kirill Aleshin of Russia took the gold in Ice Dance at the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Friday in Sofia, Bulgaria. USA’s Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko rose from sixth place to capture the silver, while Russia’s Arina Ushakova and Maxim Nekrasov maintained […]

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Pavliuchenko and Khodykin lead Russian sweep in Pairs at Junior Worlds

2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin led a Russian sweep of the Pairs event at the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday. Teammates Polina Kostiukovich/Dmitrii Ialin and Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galiamov placed second and third, respectively. Overnight leaders Pavliuchenko and Khodykin skated to a personal best in […]

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Zagitova edges out Medvedeva for Olympic gold

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News The Figure Skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics concluded with the Ladies Free Skate on Friday at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Pyeongchang. Alina Zagitova (OAR) edged out teammate Evgenia Medvedva to win Olympic gold, while Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada won the bronze in what turned out to be […]

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Zagitova sets record in Ladies Figure Skating in Pyeongchang

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Alina Zagitova (OAR) took the lead in the Ladies Figure Skating event at the 2018 Olympics on Wednesday after a record-breaking Short Program. Teammate Evgenia Medvedeva is in a close second, followed by Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond. Skating to music from the Black Swan soundtrack, Zagitova attacked her Short Program, […]

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Virtue and Moir capture second Olympic gold; make history

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada edged out France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron by less than a point to capture their second Olympic gold in Ice Dance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won the bronze, while teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue finished […]

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Virtue and Moir break record to take lead in Ice Dance at 2018 Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took the lead after the Short Dance in Pyeongchang at the 2018 Olympics on Monday, after breaking their own record for the highest scoring Short Dance. Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are in a close second followed by USA’s Madison Hubbell and […]

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Yuzuru Hanyu defends Olympic title in Pyeongchang

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan defended his title in the Men’s Figure Skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Teammate Shoma Uno won the silver in his debut on Olympic ice, while Javier Fernandez of Spain captured the bronze. Overnight leader Hanyu landed a solid quad Salchow, quad […]

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Hanyu leads the Men in in Pyeonchang

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan leads the Men in Figure Skating after a day of brilliant performances in the Short Program at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Javier Fernandez of Spain is in second, followed by Japan’s Shoma Uno. Hanyu was spot-on in his routine to music by Chopin, nailing a […]

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Savchenko and Massot capture Pairs gold in Pyeongchang

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News In a what was a tense and exciting competition, Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot rose from fourth place after the Short Program to capture the 2018 Olympic gold in the Pairs Figure Skating event on Thursday. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China slipped to second to settle […]

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Sui and Han grab lead in Pairs figure skating at 2018 Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News The Pairs event in Figure Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics began with the Short Program on Wednesday morning with Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China taking the lead, followed by Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov (OAR) and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford (CAN). Sui and Han were […]

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Canada takes gold at 2018 Olympics in figure skating team event

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Team Canada dominated the Team Event in Figure Skating throughout the competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, winning the gold after placing second at Sochi in 2014. The Olympic Athletes from Russia and the United States maintained second and third, respectively, to earn the silver and bronze. […]

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Team Canada maintains lead in Figure Skating in PyeongChang

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Canada continues to the lead in the Team Event for Figure Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics after the Short Dance, Ladies Short Program, and Pairs Free Skate on Sunday at the Gangneung Ice Arena. The tally is as follows: Canada (45), Olympic Athletes from Russia (39), United States […]

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2018 Olympic Games: Figure Skating Preview

2018 Olympic Games: Figure Skating Preview A preview of the top contenders in the sport of figure skating for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Join us in the GS Forum for predictions, coverage, and discussion!

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Team Canada leads in Figure Skating at 2018 Olympics

2018 Winter Olympics: Figure Skating News Figure Skating kicked off at the 2018 Winter Olympics with the Team Event in PyeongChang, South Korea. Team Canada leads after the men and pairs teams competed their short programs on Friday at the Gangneung Ice Arena. A total of ten teams—each comprised of two single skaters (one man […]

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Sui and Han place their bets on “Turandot”

Figure Skating News The choice of music is very cautious thing for every figure skater, and China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han is no exception. The reigning world champions of pair skating feel they have chosen their winning Olympic winning program. “If you want to choose Turandot as your long program, I will be very proud,” […]

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Shae-Lynn Bourne on judging system; ice dance at 2018 Olympics

Interview with Shae-Lynn Bourne Ted Flett interviews 10-time Canadian Champion and choreographer Shae-Lynn Bourne on the judging system, Virtue and Moir, Papadakis and Cizeron, and more! Join us at here to share your thoughts!

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Jin edges out Uno for men’s Four Continents title

Figure Skating News China’s Boyang Jin edged out Shoma Uno of Japan by three points for the gold at the 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Friday. USA’s Jason Brown rose from fourth to third overall to capture the bronze—his first senior ISU Championship medal. Jin, who withdrew from the Grand Prix Final and […]

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Sakamoto leads ladies to Japanese sweep at Four Continents

Figure Skating News Kaori Sakamoto led the ladies to a Japanese podium sweep at the 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Thursday in what was her debut at this event. Mai Mihara, who was the reigning champion, earned the silver, while Satoko Miyahara slipped to third. Sakamoto, who was second after the short program, […]

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Kayne and O’Shea capture gold at Four Continents

Figure Skating News USA’s Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea rose from third place to capture the gold at the 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Teammates Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc earned the silver, improving on their ninth-place finish from last season. The surprise of the day came when Tae Ok Ryom and Ju Sik […]

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Hawayek and Baker take Four Continents ice dance title

Figure Skating News USA’s Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker won the ice dance title at the 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, improving on their fifth-place finish from three years ago in 2015. Carolane Soucisse and Shane Firus of Canada rose from third to capture the silver in their debut at this event, […]

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Zagitova edges out Medvedeva for European title in debut

Figure Skating News Alina Zagitova of Russia won the first European Championship title of her career (238.24), edging out fellow countrywoman Evgenia Medvedeva, who had to settle for silver (232.86). Italy’s Carolina Kostner was able to maintain third place overall to finish with the bronze (204.25). Zagitova, who trains on the same ice as her […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron break record again; claim fourth European title

Figure Skating News Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won their fourth consecutive European title in Moscow with 203.16 points in total. Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev rose up from fourth place to win their third silver medal (187.13), while teammates Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin slipped to third for their second bronze […]

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Fernandez takes sixth European title

Figure Skating News Spain’s Javier Fernandez, who took a confident lead in the short program, won his sixth consecutive title at the 2018 European Figure Skating Championships with 295.55 points in total. He was joined on the podium by two Russians: Dmitry Aliev (274.06) and Mikhail Kolyada (258.90). Fernandez was in class of his own […]

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Tarasova and Morozov lead Russian sweep in Moscow

Figure Skating News Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov overcame their set-back in the short program to defend their title (221.60) at the 2018 ISU European Championships on Thursday. Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Kilmov won their third European Championships silver (211.01), while their training mates Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert, won their first bronze medals at […]

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2018 European Figure Skating Championships

2018 European Figure Skating Championships January 17-21, 2018 Moscow, Russia Megasport Arena Starting Orders / Discuss

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Take Ten: Chan makes history

Figure Skating News Patrick Chan made history in Vancouver claiming his tenth national championship in the same city where he won his first. The 2014 Olympic silver medallist skated a technically tentative, but soulful free program to “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley and completed his national career with a total score of 272.24. In the long […]

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Duhamel and Radford dominate for seventh win

Figure Skating News Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were glorious before their home country skating to Adele’s “Hometown Glory” to snare a seventh Canadian title in their final appearance at nationals. With strong performances in the short and long programs – the only noticeable error being Duhamel’s fall on the throw quadruple Salchow – the […]

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Daleman dazzles in Vancouver for second title

Figure Skating News Gabrielle Daleman was red hot in her resurrected “Rhapsody in Blue” free skate to win her second Canadian National Championship and upset the figure skating apple cart that predicted teammate Kaetlyn Osmond’s coronation before Vancouver’s meet. The two-time Canadian champion finished at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre with a combined score […]

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Revamped free dance earns Virtue and Moir eighth national title

Figure Skating News Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir performed their powerhouse “Moulin Rouge” free dance to win their eighth Canadian Championship with a total score of 209.82. The duo was unflappable throughout the competition, setting record scores, pulling +3 GOEs (Grades of Execution) and picking up perfect component scores like an eager kid on an […]

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