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Aaron unseats Abbott; wins men’s title at 2013 US Nationals

Aaron unseats Abbott; wins men’s title at 2013 US Nationals

The United States has a brand new men’s figure skating champion in Scottsdale, Ariz., native Max Aaron. The 20-year-old won the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships title today with a ballsy program that…

Kostner claims fifth European crown in Zagreb

Kostner claims fifth European crown in Zagreb

World Champion Carolina Kostner of Italy returned in style to the major international scene by claiming her fifth European title as the competition concluded at the 2013 ISU European…

Wagner defends US ladies title in Omaha

Wagner defends US ladies title in Omaha

Ashley Wagner might have come away with the title, but it was 17-year-old Gracie Gold’s coming out party tonight at the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha. The Chicago native…

Davis and White win fifth consecutive national title in Omaha

Davis and White win fifth consecutive national title in Omaha

Today’s free dance competition at the 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships had something for everyone, and although medals were awarded, the real winner was…

Castelli and Shnapir take US Nationals pairs title in Omaha

Castelli and Shnapir take US Nationals pairs title in Omaha

For all the talk about the depth in U.S. pairs skating, the free skate today in Omaha at the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships sure…

Spain’s Javier Fernandez captures European title; makes history

Spain’s Javier Fernandez captures European title; makes history

Javier Fernandez of Spain made history again by winning the European title at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, on Saturday. He is the first skater from…

Bobrova and Soloviev capture European title in Zagreb

Bobrova and Soloviev capture European title in Zagreb

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia danced off with their first European title at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in…

Abbott leads men at 2013 US Nationals

Abbott leads men at 2013 US Nationals

In an evening of spectacular skating in the Men’s short program at the 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, it was three time and defending gold medalist Jeremy Abbott who came…

Davis and White take strong lead at 2013 US Nationals

Davis and White take strong lead at 2013 US Nationals

Competition resumed this afternoon in Omaha at the 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships with the ice dance competition. Fifteen teams competed the short dance—a…

Sotnikova leads ladies in Zagreb

Sotnikova leads ladies in Zagreb

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova earned the lead in the short program at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, as the Ladies event opened on Friday. World…

Wagner leads ladies at 2013 US Nationals

Wagner leads ladies at 2013 US Nationals

The stage was set for Ashley Wagner to test her mettle at the 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships The 21-year-old arrived in Omaha battle-worn—first from the injury that she suffered as…

Castelli and Shnapir lead pairs in Omaha

Castelli and Shnapir lead pairs in Omaha

It was the first big test for Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, the unlikely pre-event favorites to capture the 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships pairs…

Volosozhar and Trankov overcome family tragedy to claim Pairs gold at Europeans

Volosozhar and Trankov overcome family tragedy to claim Pairs gold at Europeans

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov overcame a family tragedy to claim the Pairs gold medal at the 2013 ISU European Figure…

Figure Skating community mourns passing of Barry Mittan

Figure Skating community mourns passing of Barry Mittan

Golden Skate is saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague and friend, J. Barry Mittan, on January 23, 2013, in Tallahassee, Florida.

Barry was one of the most respected and present photojournalists in the sport of figure skating, and provided thousands of images to media outlets and skaters alike. He was most proud…

Amodio leads men at 2013 Europeans; Plushenko withdraws

Amodio leads men at 2013 Europeans; Plushenko withdraws

France’s Florent Amodio skated to the lead in the Men’s short program at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb on Thursday. Javier Fernandez of Spain is a…

Volosozhar and Trankov lead pairs in Zagreb

Volosozhar and Trankov lead pairs in Zagreb

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia took the Pairs Short Program Wednesday at the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

Germany’s World Champions…

Edmunds wins junior ladies title at 2013 US Nationals

Edmunds wins junior ladies title at 2013 US Nationals

It’s been a long time coming, but Polina Edmunds finally experienced her breakthrough performance at the 2013 US National Figure Skating Championships.

The San Jose, Calif., missed an opportunity to capture her first national…

Simpson and Blackmer capture US junior pairs title

Simpson and Blackmer capture US junior pairs title

In what has been a difficult and disappointing year, 16-year-old Brittney Simpson and her 21-year-old partner Matthew Blackmer have finally hit their stride today at the…

Bobrova and Soloviev lead dance at 2013 Europeans

Bobrova and Soloviev lead dance at 2013 Europeans

Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia clinched the lead in the Short Dance as the 2013 ISU European Figure Skating Championships opened in Zagreb, Croatia,…

Aldridge and Eaton defend US junior ice dance title

Aldridge and Eaton defend US junior ice dance title

Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton from the Detroit Skating Club won their second junior dance title at the 2013 US National Figure Skating Championships today in…

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