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Savchenko and Szolkowy skate off with record and third World title

Savchenko and Szolkowy skate off with record and third World title

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany took home their third World gold from Moscow, recapturing the title they had lost last year. Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov earned the silver…

Chan sets new world record in Short Program

Chan sets new world record in Short Program

Patrick Chan of Canada won the Men’s Short Program at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Russia, and established a new…

Pang and Tong lead pairs in Moscow

Pang and Tong lead pairs in Moscow

Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China prevailed over Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy by 1.02 points to capture the Pairs Short Program at the 2011 ISU World Figure…

Hanyu Shoots for the top

Hanyu Shoots for the top

The Japanese men have become a strong force in figure skating with 2010 World Champion Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka and Nobunari Oda, who will represent their country at the ISU World Figure Skating…

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Pushkash and Guerreiro: New kids on the block

Pushkash and Guerreiro: New kids on the block

 

A wave of new talented Russian ice dance teams will move up from juniors to the senior ranks in the next season, and among them are the freshly minted World…

Canada’s Nguyen continues to rise

Canada’s Nguyen continues to rise

The 2011 Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Victoria, B.C., in January were quite a thrill ride for the competitors and audience alike. Patrick Chan…

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Roxanne Rheault: Quebec’s Rising Star

Roxanne Rheault: Quebec’s Rising Star

In recent years the ladies competition at the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships has been dominated by women who call the French-speaking province of Quebec home. In fact, a Québécois competitor has won each of the last eight senior ladies…

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Exotic Spanish ice dancers Hurtado and Diaz progress quickly

Exotic Spanish ice dancers Hurtado and Diaz progress quickly

Spain certainly isn’t a country that you would associate immediately with figure skating, but it has made itself known in the scene. By now, not only single skater Javier…

Thoughts on the Japanese tragedy and the World Figure Skating Championships

By now we all know of the horrific natural disasters that has challenged the people of Japan in the last week.  The rest of the world sits in front of computer screens and televisions hoping to hear good news, while an entire nation in mourning begins to put the pieces of their lives back together.

In many ways, the now postponed World Figure Skating Championships scheduled for next week in…

Yankowskas and Coughlin rising to the top

Yankowskas and Coughlin rising to the top

Legendary figure skating coach Tamara Moskvina once said of pairs teams that it takes four years to come together as a team. Newly crowned U.S. pairs champions Caitlin…

Rogozine claims Junior World title

Rogozine claims Junior World title

Things went quite up and down in the Men’s event with some surprising results. Andrei Rogozine claimed the gold, the first for a Canadian man since 1978. Keiji Tanaka of Japan surged from…

Sotnikova bags Junior World title

Sotnikova bags Junior World title

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia dominated the Ladies at Junior Worlds and took the title in convincing fashion. Teammate Lisa Tuktamysheva claimed the silver medal, trailing the leader by 5.85 points, while USA’s Agnes Zawadzki…

Russian ladies 1-2 after short program at Junior Worlds

Russian ladies 1-2 after short program at Junior Worlds

The Russian girls dominated the Junior Ladies Short Program as expected with Adelina Sotnikova edging out Elizaveta Tuktamysheva by less than one point…

Monko and Khaliavin capture gold at Junior Worlds

Monko and Khaliavin capture gold at Junior Worlds

Russia’s Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin won the Ice Dance gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, while teammates Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro took…

Sui and Han take second consecutive gold at Junior Worlds

Sui and Han take second consecutive gold at Junior Worlds

 

China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han repeated as World Junior Pairs Champions. Last year’s bronze medalists Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia took the…

Messing takes lead in short program at Junior Worlds

Messing takes lead in short program at Junior Worlds

The Men’s competition at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships was the most open with no real top favorite. USA’s Richard Dornbush, who had won the Junior…

Monko and Khaliavin capture short dance at Junior Worlds

Monko and Khaliavin capture short dance at Junior Worlds

Top favorites Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin of Russia captured the short dance on Wednesday, the first day of official competition at the ISU World Junior Figure…

Sui and Han take narrow lead in Pairs Short at Junior Worlds

Sui and Han take narrow lead in Pairs Short at Junior Worlds

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China took a narrow lead over Japan’s Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran in the Pairs short program…

Lichtman and Copely hungry for another podium

Lichtman and Copely hungry for another podium

On the eastern shore of the Korean Peninsula lies the city of Gangneung in the province Gangwon-do. A city known for its rich cultural festivals this week becomes the host of…

Ando wins gold at 2011 Four Continents

Ando wins gold at 2011 Four Continents

Miki Ando of Japan earned her first title at the Four Continents Championships at the conclusion of the event in Taipei on Sunday. Teammate Mao Asada rebounded from a tough start to the season to…

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