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Canada’s Rising Star: Jeremy Ten

Canada’s Rising Star: Jeremy Ten

Canada’s Jeremy Ten, who took his first steps on the ice 15 years ago, couldn’t have imagined the position that he would be in as he approached his 25th birthday. This could be a birthday that is celebrated in Sochi, Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

“Every competition coming up is just the stepping…

Fresh start for Stolbova and Klimov

Fresh start for Stolbova and Klimov

Russian pair skaters Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov are in for a fresh start this season. The 2011 World Junior silver medalists changed coaches and moved from their native St. Petersburg to Moscow last spring. They are now preparing for the season…

All grown up, Sotnikova enrolls in university

All grown up, Sotnikova enrolls in university

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova has grown up. The European  silver medalist, who turned 17 on July 1, finished school this spring and now has entered the Sports University.

“I am studying to become a coach,” she proudly revealed. “The classes will start this fall, but I already…

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Bazarova and Larionov explore new directions

Bazarova and Larionov explore new directions

When coach Nina Mozer heard the Charlie Chaplin music that Nikolai Morozov suggested for Russia’s Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov, she was tongue-tied for about 20 minutes. She thought about it and then agreed to their choice. This music choice came as…

Volosozhar and Trankov present Olympic programs

Volosozhar and Trankov present Olympic programs

Russia’s Tatiana Volsozhar and Maxim Trankov presented their programs for the 2014 Olympic season on August 14 in Moscow in an open practice session, which was attended by 15 television crews and numerous journalists and photographers.

For the short…

Hochstein moves into 2014 with a quad-triple

Hochstein moves into 2014 with a quad-triple

2013 Skate Detroit was a victorious homecoming for USA’s Grant Hochstein who won the event and landed a quadruple toe-triple toe for the first time in competition. The 23-year-old earned an impressive 16.15 points for this…

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Plushenko reveals new short program for 2014

Plushenko reveals new short program for 2014

Evgeni Plushenko, the 2006 Olympic Champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist of figure skating has revealed his new short program for the 2013-14 season during a performance at the conclusion of a training camp in Pinzolo, Italy.

The Russian star has selected Taka jak ty by…

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Gachinski gears up for Olympic season with new mindset

Gachinski gears up for Olympic season with new mindset

The 2012-13 season has been a tough one for Artur Gachinski. The 2011 World bronze…

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Zhiganshina and Gazsi looking to entertain again

Zhiganshina and Gazsi looking to entertain again

German ice dancers Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi made a name for themselves last season with their entertaining “Zombie” free dance. The final breakthrough came at Worlds when the couple cracked the top ten for the first time in their career following two 11th-place-finishes…

Verner will “Tango” this season

Verner will “Tango” this season

Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic is looking to move forward following a tough season in which he finished in a distant 21st place at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships. He had…

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Kostner begins summer training

Kostner begins summer training

Figure skater Carolina Kostner of Italy has started her summer training for the Olympic season at her training base in Oberstdorf, Germany.

“I came here three weeks ago,” Kostner told Golden Skate, before the Musicals on Ice show on Friday,…

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USA’s Davis and White edge out Canadians for gold at 4CCs

USA’s Davis and White edge out Canadians for gold at 4CCs

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White came out on top again in the second face-off this season with Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan. USA’s Madison Chock and Evan Bates captured the bronze medal.

Davis and White…

Asada spearheads Japanese Ladies podium sweep at Four Continents

Asada spearheads Japanese Ladies podium sweep at Four Continents

Japan’s Mao Asada is truly back. The two-time World Champion spearheaded a Japanese podium sweep in the Ladies event at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships Sunday in Osaka, Japan, and set herself up as one of the top contenders for Worlds.

Teammates Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami, who placed second and…

Duhamel and Radford seize gold at 2013 Four Continents

Duhamel and Radford seize gold at 2013 Four Continents

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford led the Canadian pairs to a one-two finish as the competition at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships wrapped up Sunday. Teammates Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch took the silver, while USA’s Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir won the bronze medal.

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Canada’s Reynolds upsets favorites to strike gold at Four Continents

Canada’s Reynolds upsets favorites to strike gold at Four Continents

It was an exciting night of Men’s skating at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Kevin Reynolds of Canada upset the favorites to strike gold, while overnight leader Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan settled for the silver medal. China’s Han Yan clinched the bronze.

World silver medalist…

Asada leads Japanese Ladies to short program sweep at Four Continents

Asada leads Japanese Ladies to short program sweep at Four Continents

Mao Asada led the Japanese ladies to a sweep in the Short Program at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday. Teammates Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami, placed second and third respectively and all three skaters delivered excellent performances.

For the first time in two years, Asada landed…

Hanyu captures turbulent Men’s short at 2013 Four Continents

Hanyu captures turbulent Men’s short at 2013 Four Continents

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan captured the Men’s short program at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Osaka, Japan, Friday. However, spectators were in for a few surprises in the event when World Junior Champion Han Yan of China finished second ahead of late replacement Richard Dornbush (USA). World…

Duhamel and Radford poised for Pairs gold at 2013 Four Continents

Duhamel and Radford poised for Pairs gold at 2013 Four Continents

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada are poised for gold in the Pairs event at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships after a strong short program on Friday in Osaka, Japan. Teammates Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch came in second, followed by…

Virtue and Moir take narrow lead at 2013 4CCs

Virtue and Moir take narrow lead at 2013 4CCs

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada edged out arch rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White (USA) by a mere 0.44 points for the lead in the short dance as the 2013 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships kicked off in Osaka, Japan, on Friday. USA’s Madison…

Osmond ready to debut at first senior ISU Championships

Osmond ready to debut at first senior ISU Championships

It was the moment that many Canadian figure skating fans were waiting for, and Kaetlyn Osmond gave it to them, and then some.

The bronze medalist last season, Osmond showed…

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