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Chen looks forward to junior debut

Chen looks forward to junior debut

In January 1996, Rudy Galindo made good on a career full of promise by winning the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships men’s title in spectacular fashion in his hometown of San Jose, Calif. Almost 16 years to…

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World team aspiration for Machida

World team aspiration for Machida

Tatsuki Machida is part of the strong Japanese men’s figure skating team, and has found many fans thanks to his artistic skating style.

The 22-year-old hasn’t made it to Worlds yet, but he has a silver medal from the 2010 Four…

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Weaver and Poje push towards World podium

Weaver and Poje push towards World podium

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada have been in overdrive since finishing in a career-best fourth place at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France. With their post-season…

Davankova and Deputat benefit from consistency

Davankova and Deputat benefit from consistency

“Vasilisa the Beautiful” is a well-known Russian fairy tale, and the story of Russia’s Vasilisa Davankova and Andrei Deputat reads almost like a fairy tale, as well.

In May 2011,…

Second time a charm for Denney and Frazier

Second time a charm for Denney and Frazier

She is the younger sister of two-time U.S. Champion Caydee Denney, and he is not the Hollywood actor who starred in such films as George of the Jungle and the Mummy trilogy….

Bobrova and Soloviev: A new beginning

Bobrova and Soloviev: A new beginning

Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev are on the ice at the Olympic Stadium (known locally as Olimpiski) in Moscow, working on a pose under the watchful eyes of coach…

Dolensky working hard to continue windfall

Dolensky working hard to continue windfall

It’s been a roller coaster ride for USA’s Timothy Dolensky these past 18 months. The 19-year-old experienced the highs and lows of competitive figure skating firsthand, and is beginning to understand what life is like in the glare…

Perseverance pays off for Leonova

Perseverance pays off for Leonova

Since Irina Slutskaya’s retirement in 2006, there has been a medal draught for Russia in the ladies figure skating discipline. However, Alena Leonova became the first of an up-and-coming group of Russian girls that has…

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Takahashi and Tran prepare for next season with new confidence

Takahashi and Tran prepare for next season with new confidence

Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran made history in April when they took the bronze at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships, becoming the first pair team representing Japan to…

Italy’s Berton and Hotarek gain ground

Italy’s Berton and Hotarek gain ground

Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek drew attention this season by winning the first ever Grand Prix medal for an Italian pair skating team at the 2011 Cup of Russia….

Takahashi gets a confidence boost

Takahashi gets a confidence boost

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan ended the season on a high note when he won the Men’s event at the 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure skating in Tokyo, Japan, last week, setting a new record…

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Suzuki takes ladies event at World Team Trophy; seals Team Japan’s win

Suzuki takes ladies event at World Team Trophy; seals Team Japan’s win

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating concluded Saturday with the Ladies Long Program. Akiko Suzuki of Japan won the event, securing 12 points to seal Team Japan’s victory. Carolina Kostner of Italy slipped…

Bazarova and Larionov win pairs event at World Team Trophy

Bazarova and Larionov win pairs event at World Team Trophy

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating continued Saturday with the Pairs Long Program. Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia won the event, while…

Takahashi takes men’s event at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads

Takahashi takes men’s event at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy continued with the Men’s Long Program. Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi won the event, out-skating World Champion Patrick Chan of Canada. The Japanese beat Chan for the first time since the…

Davis and White scores for Team USA at World Team Trophy

Davis and White scores for Team USA at World Team Trophy

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating continued with the Free Dance, and USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White took revenge for their defeat in Nice at…

Takahashi and Tran strengthen Team Japan’s lead in Tokyo

Takahashi and Tran strengthen Team Japan’s lead in Tokyo

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure skating continued Friday with the Pairs Short Program. Japan’s Narumi Takahashi Mervin Tran are currently first, followed by Russia’s Vera…

Kostner wins ladies short at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads

Kostner wins ladies short at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating continued with the Ladies Short Program. Carolina Kostner of Italy skated to the lead in the Ladies short program ahead of Japan’s Akiko…

Takahashi takes men’s short at World Team Trophy

Takahashi takes men’s short at World Team Trophy

The 2012 ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating continued with the Men’s Short Program. Daisuke Takahashi of Japan grabbed the lead ahead of Canada’s Patrick Chan and USA’s Jeremy Abbott.

Takahashi nailed a quad toe, a triple Axel, and…

Davis and White win short dance at World Team Trophy

Davis and White win short dance at World Team Trophy

The second ISU World Team Trophy of Figure Skating kicked off in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. The six best national figure skating teams of the 2011-12 season are competing for monies…

Bobak and Beharry look forward to sophomore season

Bobak and Beharry look forward to sophomore season

Skate Canada has been blessed with an embarrassment of riches this past season, boasting two of the four gold medalists from the…

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