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Abbott snags gold at Cup of China

Abbott snags gold at Cup of China

The Men’s free skating at Cup of China on Saturday wasn’t pretty but at least exciting. In the end, only one skater was in the same place as in the short program. USA’s Jeremy Abbott was ranked third in both segments but clinched the…

Kostner wins Cup of China, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Kostner wins Cup of China, qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Carolina Kostner of Italy continued her successful start into the season by winning Cup of China on Saturday in Shanghai. She is also the first skater to book her ticket for the Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating.

Kostner’s win over former U.S. Champion…

Bobrova and Soloviev golden at Cup of China

Bobrova and Soloviev golden at Cup of China

Russia’s Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev clearly won the Cup of China in Shanghai on Sunday with an advantage of 15.12 points over World bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani (USA)….

Kavaguti and Smirnov outshine rivals in Pairs Short

Kavaguti and Smirnov outshine rivals in Pairs Short

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia fulfilled their roles as the favorites and outshone their rivals in the Pairs short program on Friday. Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada and China’s…

Gachinski clinches lead at Cup of China

Gachinski clinches lead at Cup of China

Russia’s Artur Gachinski clinched a narrow lead of 0.27 points over Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan to win the Men’s short program at Cup of China in Shanghai on Friday. USA’s Jeremy Abbott is not far behind in third place…

Kostner edges out Nagasu for lead at Cup of China

Kostner edges out Nagasu for lead at Cup of China

Italy’s Carolina Kostner took the lead in the Ladies short program at Cup of China on Friday, however, USA’s Mirai Nagasu is trailing her by a mere 0.92 points. Russian wunderkind Adelina Sotnikova follows in third place after a fall.

Kostner opened her…

Bobrova and Soloviev secure strong lead at Cup of China

Bobrova and Soloviev secure strong lead at Cup of China

Russia’s European silver medallists Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev secured a surprisingly strong lead over World bronze medallists Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani (USA) in the short dance as the Cup…

Virtue and Moir win third Skate Canada gold

Virtue and Moir win third Skate Canada gold

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada danced effortlessly to their third Skate Canada title as the event wrapped up Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario. Teammates Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje clinched the silver medal,…

Chan skates to victory; Fernandez writes history

Chan skates to victory; Fernandez writes history

To the delight of the home crowd, World Champion Patrick Chan of Canada skated to the gold medal at Skate Canada International in Mississauga on Saturday. Spaniard Javier Fernandez wrote history by winning the silver, the first Grand Prix medal for…

Volosozhar and Trankov take gold in Grand Prix debut

Volosozhar and Trankov take gold in Grand Prix debut

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov didn’t have much trouble winning their first Grand Prix event as a team at Skate Canada International on Saturday, but their performance wasn’t as perfect as…

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut

Prodigy Tuktamysheva strikes gold in Grand Prix debut

Russian prodigy Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva claimed the gold in her senior Grand Prix figure skating debut at Skate Canada International on Saturday, outshining more experienced competitors. Akiko Suzuki of Japan won the free skating to move up from fourth to second…

Virtue and Moir take easy lead at Skate Canada

Virtue and Moir take easy lead at Skate Canada

 

Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada looked relaxed and happy and had no trouble dancing to a clear lead in the Short Dance at Skate Canada International on…

Spain’s Fernández surprises at Skate Canada

Spain’s Fernández surprises at Skate Canada

Javier Fernández of Spain was the big winner Friday at Skate Canada International, beating two World Champions en route to his first place in the Men’s short program. 2010 World Champion Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) and 2011 World Champion Patrick Chan (CAN) had…

Volosozhar and Trankov lead pairs at Skate Canada

Volosozhar and Trankov lead pairs at Skate Canada

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia clearly won the Pairs short program ahead of Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran on…

Tuktamysheva upsets favorites at Skate Canada

Tuktamysheva upsets favorites at Skate Canada

Russia’s Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva won the Ladies short program at Skate Canada International Friday in Mississauga as the favorites stumbled. Two U.S. competitors, Ashley Wagner and Rachael Flatt, placed second and third.

Tuktamysheva had a strong figure skating debut at the…

Czisny wins gold at Skate America

Czisny wins gold at Skate America

Maybe it was not the performance that she was looking for, but 24 year-old Alissa Czisny captured her first Skate America title this afternoon in blistery Ontario, Calif. Czisny ended a four year drought for American ladies at…

Savchenko and Szolkowy seize third Skate America title

Savchenko and Szolkowy seize third Skate America title

After finishing in fifth place in yesterday’s pairs short program in Ontario, Calif., Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robyn Szolkowy rebounded to win the 2011 Skate America title….

Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

Czisny leads ladies at Skate America

The ladies were the last to take to competition at Skate America in Ontario, Calif. on Saturday, and it was worth the wait. Reigning U.S. Champion Alissa Czisny leads the field, with 2011 European silver medalist Carolina Kostner nipping at her blades….

Zhang and Zhang lead pairs at Skate America

Zhang and Zhang lead pairs at Skate America

The pairs short program competition at Skate America this evening in Ontario, Calif., was perhaps the closest finish since the new judging system was introduced to the Grand Prix back…

Davis and White win second Skate America title

Davis and White win second Skate America title

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White waltzed away with their second consecutive Skate America title in Ontario, Calif., as expected, setting themselves up once again as contenders for the World title next March in Nice, France.

“It’s nice to have the first…

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