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Pogorilaya starts comeback this fall

Figure Skating News It has been a journey of pain and defeat before finding personal happiness for Russia’s Anna Pogorilaya. Last season, the 2016 World bronze medalist was in the running for the Russian Olympic team, but her season ended early when she withdrew from her second Grand Prix Skate America and then Russian Nationals […]

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Russia’s Sergei Voronov: ‘I choose to skate’

Figure Skating News A few people were probably surprised to see the name of Russia’s Sergei Voronov on the Grand Prix lists for this upcoming 2018-19 season. They might not have expected the 30-year-old skater to continue his career, especially since he came in fourth at nationals last December and did not qualify for the […]

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Gilles and Poirier on 2018-19 season

Ted Flett catches up with six-time Canadian national medalists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier at 2018 Skate Canada High Performance Camp. Join us at the Golden Skate Forum for discussion.

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Olympic Games a starting point for Spain’s Hurtado and Khaliavin

Figure Skating News When Spanish ice dancers Sara Hurtado, 25, and Kirill Khaliavin, 27, stepped off the ice after their free dance at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, last February, the thought of retiring never crossed their minds. For many figure skaters, the Olympic Games represent not only the pinnacle of their career, […]

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Tarasova and Morozov aim for top with new coach Maxim Trankov

Figure Skating News In a country where pairs figure skating is a very prestigious discipline, Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov are considered the number one team. They are currently the number one in Europe and aim at becoming number one in the world this upcoming season. Following the Olympic season, the team from Moscow […]

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Alaine Chartrand: “This season is for me”

Figure Skating News After a disappointing Olympic season, 2016 Canadian Champion Alaine Chartrand is looking for a clean slate and has made some changes for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The skater, who medaled at Canadian nationals the previous three seasons, missed the mark last season and was left off the Olympic team. “Last season, there […]

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Skating world mourns passing of Denis Ten

Denis Ten, who became the first figure skater from Kazakhstan to win an Olympic medal in the sport, passed away as a result of severe blood loss from stab wounds in the right thigh in an attempted robbery. The 25-year-old became involved in an altercation when two men tried to steal mirrors from his vehicle. […]

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Fresh start for Russia’s Serafima Sakhanovich

Figure Skating News A few months ago, Russian figure skater Serafima Sakhanovich was ready to quit the sport at age 17. Although she had skated well during the season, at the end of the year, everything seemed to crumble. The teen suffered from an injury, had problems with the landlord of the room she rented […]

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Stepanova and Bukin: “It’s a four-year game”

The 2018 Olympic season was a roller coaster for Russian ice dancers Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin. The Muscovites started well into the season, establishing themselves as the number two team behind fellow countrymen and multiple national champions Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev. They took their second bronze medal at the 2018 ISU European Figure […]

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USA’s Krasnozhon ready to bounce back after suffering injury

Figure Skating News USA’s Alexei Krasnozhon looked poised for gold last March at the 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The skater was in first following the short program when he took the ice for the long, but then injury struck: he fell on his first jump, a quad Salchow, and […]

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‘Progress’ is top priority for Russia’s Kostiukovich and Ialin

Figure Skating News Competing in their first international junior season, Russia’s Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitri Ialin captured the silver medal at the 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships last March. This young team drew attention, not only due to the technical difficulty they showed, which included a quad twist, but also for the originality […]

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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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