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Ando leads after short program; Asada second at Four Continents

Ando leads after short program; Asada second at Four Continents

The Japanese Ladies took the lead in the Ladies short program at the 2011 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Miki Ando has a 3.17 lead over World Champion Mao Asada…

Takahashi takes title in Taipei

Takahashi takes title in Taipei

World Champion Daisuke Takahashi won his second Four Continents title Saturday in Taipei and positioned himself as one of the top contenders for the World Championships next month in Tokyo. Youngster Yuzuru Hanyu, also from…

Takahashi leads after short program at Four Continents

Takahashi leads after short program at Four Continents

Daisuke Takahashi of Japan put out an excellent performance to earn a strong lead in the Men’s Short Program at the 2011 ISU Four Continents Figure…

Pang and Tong win fifth Four Continents title

Pang and Tong win fifth Four Continents title

China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong struck gold at the ISU Four Continents Championships 2011 in Taipei on Friday, claiming their fifth Four Continents title. The two Canadian teams stayed on the podium,…

Davis and White win title; Virtue and Moir withdraw

Davis and White win title; Virtue and Moir withdraw

USA’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White took the dance gold at the ISU Four Continents Championships after a dramatic turn events in which Olympic and World Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott…

Virtue and Moir grab lead in Taipei

Virtue and Moir grab lead in Taipei

Olympic and World Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada came back strong after a long break due to injury to win the Short Dance at the ISU…

Pang and Tong dominate pairs in Taipei

Pang and Tong dominate pairs in Taipei

China’s World Champions Qing Pang and Jian Tong clearly won the Pairs Short Program at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2011 in Taipei,…

Stolbova and Klimov: A promising pair

Stolbova and Klimov: A promising pair

It appears that Russian pair skating is returning to it’s former glory with many talented and new pairs. One pair to watch out for are Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov. The team from St. Petersburg…

Sotnikova on track for Junior Worlds

Sotnikova on track for Junior Worlds

Adelina Sotnikova is one of the Russian wunderkinder that the media and figure skating fans have been talking about ever since she won the ladies title at the 2009 Russian Figure Skating Championships at the…

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Entertaining as ever, Bradley finally takes U.S. title

Entertaining as ever, Bradley finally takes U.S. title

It wasn’t the skate that twenty-seven-yea- old Ryan Bradley had in mind when he decided to return to competitive ice three months ago, but the result was exactly what he had hoped to do. With just the fourth…

Czisny dazzles; captures second U.S. title

Czisny dazzles; captures second U.S. title

Thursday’s ladies short program gave no real clue as to which skater was to be the 2011 US Champion. In a virtual tie heading into the free skate, three former US Champions held all of…

Korpi leads ladies after short program at Europeans

Korpi leads ladies after short program at Europeans

Kiira Korpi of Finland won the Ladies Short Program at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2011 followed by Russia’s Ksenia Makarova. Switzerland’s Sarah Meier unexpectedly came in third, while…

Pechalat and Bourzat dance to first European title

Pechalat and Bourzat dance to first European title

France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France not only danced to the title in the ice dance event at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2011…

Sarah Meier captures ladies European title

Sarah Meier captures ladies European title

It was like a romance movie when Sarah Meier of Switzerland skated to the title on her home ice in Bern at the 2011 ISU European Figure Skating Championships. Carolina Kostner of Italy surged…

Amodio wins European title in his debut

Amodio wins European title in his debut

Florent Amodio of France won the European title in a turbulent Men’s competition as veterans Brian Joubert (FRA) and Tomáš Verner (CZE) fought back to capture silver and bronze. The Men’s event was an exciting…

Bradley boogies to lead at U.S. Nationals

Bradley boogies to lead at U.S. Nationals

If ever there were a case study in the power of positive thinking, twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Bradley might be the poster child.

The two-time World Team member has been surrounding himself with positive thoughts, often…

Yankowskas and Coughlin win U.S. title with stirring tribute

Yankowskas and Coughlin win U.S. title with stirring tribute

In a moving tribute to his mother Stacy, twenty-five-year-old John Coughlin and his twenty-year-old partner Caitlin Yankowskas captured the 2011 US Pairs title. Coughlin’s mother, a huge inspiration in his skating…

Davis and White win third U.S. National title

Davis and White win third U.S. National title

Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their third US title as expected today in Greensboro, N.C. with a flawless performance that earned them near-perfect component scores. Skating to…

Yankowskas and Coughlin lead pairs at U.S. Nationals

Yankowskas and Coughlin lead pairs at U.S. Nationals

The year after an Olympic Games is typically a time of rebuilding for the US Figure Skating Team. Skaters who have been around for a while move…

No clear cut leader after ladies short at U.S. Nationals

No clear cut leader after ladies short at U.S. Nationals

It was a great night for US Figure Skating with the top four ladies skating lights out, each one fighting for a chance to become the 2011 US National…

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