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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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Hubbell and Donohue capture U.S. national title

Figure Skating News By the slimmest of margins, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue took the gold in ice dance, defeating silver medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani and bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates at the 2018 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Sunday in San Jose, Calif. Only a half of a point separated the […]

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Chen dominates at U.S. Nationals; defends title

Figure Skating News If there were one sure bet at the 2018 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, it was that Nathan Chen would claim the men’s title, which he did on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. Ross Miner and Vincent Zhou jumped from sixth and fifth place after the short program to the podium behind […]

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Scimeca-Knierim and Knierim win second national pairs title

Figure Skating News Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Christopher Knierim will be grabbing the lone pairs spot on the U.S. Olympic team after the married couple won the 2018 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. The Knierims posed concerned looks on their faces exiting the ice, as they took a fall […]

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Tennell lands ladies’ U.S. National title

Figure Skating News Bradie Tennell, three years removed from the national junior title, edged former champions Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen and Ashley Wagner in winning the ladies gold medal at the 2018 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Friday in San Jose, Calif. Tennell, who turns 20 on January 31, opened with a triple Lutz-triple […]

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Zagitova continues her victory streak at home

Figure Skating News In the final event of the 2018 Russian National Figure Skating Championships, Alina Zagitova won her fifth gold medal this season and her first senior nationals title with 233.59 points. Maria Sotskova finished second with 221.76 points, while 14-year-old Alena Kostornaia won the bronze (216.57). Zagitova, who performs all her jumping passes […]

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Tarasova and Morozov capture pairs title in Saint Petersburg

Figure Skating News The 2018 Russian National Figure Skating Championships continued on Saturday with the Pairs and Ladies finals. Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov rose up from second place in the short program to win their first national title (223.34), while Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov slipped to second place (215.55). Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander […]

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Seventh national title for Bobrova and Soloviev

Figure Skating News Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev scored 193.08 points at the 2018 Russian National Figure Skating Championships in St. Petersburg to achieve their seventh victory at the national level. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin earned their first silver medal with 188.28 points, while Tiffany Zahorski and Jonathan Guerreiro captured the bronze (175.78). For […]

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Kolyada defends Russian National title

Figure Skating News The first set of medals of the 2018 Russian National Figure Skating Championships were decided in the Men’s event. Defending champion Mikhail Kolyada pulled up from second place after the short program to score a convincing victory with 281.16 points in total, more than 20 points ahead of Alexander Samarin (258.53), who […]

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Shoma Uno defends title at Japanese Nationals

Figure Skating News Shoma Uno won his second consecutive title at the 2017-18 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships. Keiji Tanka picked up the silver, while Takahito Mura earned the bronze. Uno’s program to selections from Turandot, including “Nessun Dorma,” began well, with a well-executed quadruple loop  immediately followed by a solid triple Axel. However, as […]

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Miyahara captures fourth national title in Tokyo

Figure Skating News Satoko Miyahara won her fourth consecutive national title at the 2017-18 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships, while Kaori Sakamoto took the silver. Rika Kihara pocketed the bronze in her senior debut. Miyahara, who had missed the last half of last season due to a pelvic injury, found this competition particularly satisfying. The […]

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Zagitova pockets gold at Grand Prix Final debut

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Papadakis and Cizeron win Grand Prix Final gold

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Savchenko and Massot raise bar at Grand Prix Final

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Alexandra Trusova leads Russian sweep at Junior Grand Prix Final

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Russia’s Skoptcova and Aleshin land gold in Nagoya

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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USA’s Chen edges out Uno for gold in Japan

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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USA’s Krasnozhon dominates junior men in Nagoya

Figure Skating News 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, […]

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Alexandrovskaya and Windsor win gold; make history at JGP Final

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Samarin ready to battle for Olympic spot

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Astakhova and Rogonov eye Russian Nationals podium

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Russia’s Alina Zagitova continues impressive ascent

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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Miyahara wins gold in Lake Placid

Figure Skating News 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 […]

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