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Abbott wins short program at Cup of Russia

Abbott wins short program at Cup of Russia

For the event with only nine participants and the overall running time of an hour and a half, the Men’s Short Program at the Rostelecom Cup was full of drama and the performances ranged from nearly…

Savchenko and Szolkowy skate safe, but clean in Moscow

Savchenko and Szolkowy skate safe, but clean in Moscow

With two top teams having already secured a place in the Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating, the main intrigue of the Pairs Short Program was whether or not either Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and…

Asada edges Leonova for the overnight lead in Moscow

Asada edges Leonova for the overnight lead in Moscow

The final stage of the 2011-12 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series began today in Moscow with the Ladies Short Program. With the diverse field ranging from debutants to World Champion, the level of the event was surprisingly even. Japan’s Mao Asada currently leads the ladies, followed by…

Virtue and Moir continue season’s winning streak in Paris

Virtue and Moir continue season’s winning streak in Paris

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada danced off with another gold at Trophée Bompard as the competition wrapped up Saturday night in Paris, France. The Canadians turned in a confident performance to take their…

Tuktamysheva wins second Grand Prix gold in Paris

Tuktamysheva wins second Grand Prix gold in Paris

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia continued her successful debut on the senior scene by winning the Trophée Bompard Saturday in Paris, France. A feat even Mao Asada (JPN) and Yuna Kim (KOR) didn’t accomplish in their first senior season. The 14-year-old defended…

Volosozhar and Trankov skate to gold in Paris

Volosozhar and Trankov skate to gold in Paris

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won their second Grand Prix gold medal of their short career as a team Saturday at Trophée Bompard in Paris, France. Teammates Vera Bazarova and Yuri…

Chan takes third Trophee Bompard gold

Chan takes third Trophee Bompard gold

World Champion Patrick Chan of Canada took his third Trophée Bompard title Saturday in Paris. He had won his very first Grand Prix gold medal here in 2007 and defended the title in 2008.

China’s Nan Song skated to the silver, his second…

Virtue and Moir dance to strong lead at Trophée Bompard

Virtue and Moir dance to strong lead at Trophée Bompard

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada were the clear leaders in dance Friday evening at Trophée Bompard in Paris, France. France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat trail the Canadians by 4.66 points, finishing…

Tuktamysheva outskates competitors to win Ladies short at Bompard

Tuktamysheva outskates competitors to win Ladies short at Bompard

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia once again out-skated more experienced rivals to win the Ladies short program Friday at Trophée Bompard in Paris. Italy’s Carolina Kostner and USA’s Alissa Czisny follow in second and third.

 Tuktamysheva gave a similar strong performance of her Tango short…

Volosozhar and Trankov lead Pairs at Trophée Bompard

Volosozhar and Trankov lead Pairs at Trophée Bompard

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the Pairs figure skating short program at Trophée Bompard in Paris on Friday, however, they were not at their best. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of…

Chan wins Men’s short at Trophée Bompard despite fall

Chan wins Men’s short at Trophée Bompard despite fall

World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan of Canada fell on an underrotated quad toe in the Men’s Short at Trophée Bompard Friday in Paris, France, but still leads the competition. China’s Nan Song and Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic…

Takahashi skates to strong victory at NHK Trophy

Takahashi skates to strong victory at NHK Trophy

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan skated to a clear victory at the Men’s event as the NHK Trophy figure skating event wrapped up Sunday. Teammate Takahiko Kozuka took the silver, while USA’s Ross Miner jumped from sixth place after the short onto the podium to capture…

Akiko Suzuki wins NHK Trophy

Akiko Suzuki wins NHK Trophy

Akiko Suzuki led the Japanese women to a one-two finish at NHK Trophy on Saturday when she won ahead of Mao Asada. Russia’s Alena Leonova earned the bronze medal in the figure skating event.

Suzuki wasn’t flawless in her classical routine to Die Fledermaus. She nailed…

Takahashi outskates rivals in Men’s short at NHK Trophy

Takahashi outskates rivals in Men’s short at NHK Trophy

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan out skated his rivals with a spectacular performance in the Men’s short program at NHK Trophy on Saturday. Teammate Takahiko Kozuka came in second and trails Takahashi by 10.66 points. USA’s Brandon Mroz landed the…

Kavaguti and Smirnov win second gold of the season at NHK Trophy

Kavaguti and Smirnov win second gold of the season at NHK Trophy

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia rallied from fifth place to win the Pairs title at NHK Trophy Saturday, their second consecutive gold on the Grand Prix this season….

Shibutani and Shibutani capture ice dance gold at NHK Trophy

Shibutani and Shibutani capture ice dance gold at NHK Trophy

USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani edged out Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada by just 0.09 points to win their first Grand Prix gold medal, while overnight leaders Elena Ilinykh and…

Suzuki claims Ladies short at NHK Trophy

Suzuki claims Ladies short at NHK Trophy

Akiko Suzuki of Japan claimed the Ladies short program with a strong performance ahead of Russia’s Alena Leonova and Japanese figure skating super star Mao Asada.

Suzuki skated last, and her performance to a modern arrangement of the Hungarian Rhapsody was a true highlight of the…

Savchenko and Szolkowy take Pairs Short at NHK Trophy

Savchenko and Szolkowy take Pairs Short at NHK Trophy

Three-time World Champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy grabbed the Pairs Short Program in spite of a fall on the throw triple Axel at NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, on Friday. Narumi…

Ilinykh and Katsalapov grab lead in short dance at NHK Trophy

Ilinykh and Katsalapov grab lead in short dance at NHK Trophy

Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia grabbed a narrow lead over Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada and USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani in the short dance at NHK Trophy on…

Kavaguti and Smirnov cruise to gold at Cup of China

Kavaguti and Smirnov cruise to gold at Cup of China

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia ended the golden streak of Chinese pairs at the Cup of China to take the title Saturday in Shanghai….

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