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Bent and MacKeen take narrow lead in junior ice dance

Bent and MacKeen take narrow lead in junior ice dance

The 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships continued with the Junior Short Dance, which was exciting and nearly clean. Mackenzie Bent and Garrett MacKeen (EO) are…

Bell and Sylvester win Canadian junior pairs title

Bell and Sylvester win Canadian junior pairs title

Personal bests were set and triple throws flew across the ice with ease In the junior pairs free skate at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure…

Kan leads junior men at 2013 Canadian Nationals

Kan leads junior men at 2013 Canadian Nationals

Three junior men have set themselves up for a battle for the medals at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday morning. Just over three points separate Anthony Kan (CO),…

Bell and Sylvester lead junior pairs at Canadian Nationals

Bell and Sylvester lead junior pairs at Canadian Nationals

Hayleigh Bell and Alistair Sylvester (CO) currently have a near a five-point cushion over the rest of the field in the Junior Pairs event at the…

Boulanger-Trottier takes Canadian novice men’s title

Boulanger-Trottier takes Canadian novice men’s title

In the novice men’s division at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, Daniel-Olivier Boulanger-Trottier (QC) not only maintained his lead after the short, but he also extended it to an eight-point margin…

Dobson and Sheldrick win Canadian novice pairs title

Dobson and Sheldrick win Canadian novice pairs title

Canada may have low numbers in the pairs ranks this year, but the talent is apparent at the novice level where all three medalists delivered…

Zoe Gong takes novice ladies title at 2013 Canadian Nationals

Zoe Gong takes novice ladies title at 2013 Canadian Nationals

With a first-place free skate, Zoe Gong (EO) moved up from third place after the short program to take the novice ladies title at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. Maysie Poliziani…

Wu and Soo win novice dance title at 2013 Canadian Nationals

Wu and Soo win novice dance title at 2013 Canadian Nationals

For the first time in Skate Canada history, the British Columbia/Yukon section swept the medals in a dance event at the 2013…

Larkyn Austman leads junior ladies at 2013 Canadian Nationals

Larkyn Austman leads junior ladies at 2013 Canadian Nationals

The junior ladies short program on Monday night at the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships was surprisingly close. In a discipline that is generally viewed as Canada’s weakness, the future looks…

Hannah Miller: A silver-lined season

Hannah Miller: A silver-lined season

It has been an exciting year for USA’s Hannah Miller. The 2012 U.S. junior bronze medalist qualified for and medaled at the Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating in Sochi, and is looking forward to competing…

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Door wide open for Castelli and Shnapir

Door wide open for Castelli and Shnapir

It appeared as if Team USA was on the right track in terms of pairs teams at the 2012 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., last January. Caydee Denney and John Coughlin captured the title with inspiring performances…

Evgeni Plushenko a dark horse for 2014 Olympics

Evgeni Plushenko a dark horse for 2014 Olympics

Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko is arguably the most recognizable figure skater in the world. Yet, one year before the Olympic Games in Sochi, the 2006 Olympic Champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist remains the dark horse in the race for the 2014 Olympic title.

This will…

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Tuktamysheva captures gold at 2013 Russian Nationals

Tuktamysheva captures gold at 2013 Russian Nationals

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won her first national title in the last event of the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. Elena Radionova moved one spot up to capture the silver, while defending champion Adelina Sotnikova had to…

Volosozhar and Trankov claim second title at Russian Nationals

Volosozhar and Trankov claim second title at Russian Nationals

If such things were at all possible, the Pairs Final at the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships should have been considered a petition to the International Skating Union to…

Third gold for Bobrova and Soloviev at Russian Nationals

Third gold for Bobrova and Soloviev at Russian Nationals

The Free Dance competition provided the perfect conclusion for the second day of the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev won their third consecutive national title….

Plushenko wins tenth title at Russian Nationals

Plushenko wins tenth title at Russian Nationals

Evgeni Plushenko won his tenth title at the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships in Sochi. Sergei Voronov came in second, 12 points behind Plushenko, while Konstantin Menshov pulled up from sixth place to win the…

Tuktamysheva leads ladies at Russian Nationals

Tuktamysheva leads ladies at Russian Nationals

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the Ladies Short Program on the second day of the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. Defending champion Adelina Sotnikova finished second and her club mate, Elena Radionova, came in third.

Tuktamysheva finally broke…

Plushenko exceeds his expectations at Russian Nationals

Plushenko exceeds his expectations at Russian Nationals

Evgeni Plushenko has taken the first step towards winning his tenth national title at the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships in Sochi. He won the Men’s Short Program event by finishing four points ahead of…

A strong start for Volosozhar and Trankov at Russian Nationals

A strong start for Volosozhar and Trankov at Russian Nationals

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov secured a strong lead in the Pairs Short Program event at the 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships. The 2012 World silver medalists are eight points ahead of their closest competitors, Yuko Kavaguti…

Bobrova and Soloviev win Short Dance at Russian Nationals

Bobrova and Soloviev win Short Dance at Russian Nationals

The 2013 Russian National Figure Skating Championships began today in Sochi with the Short Dance competition, which was mostly held in an eerie silence. Even though the Championships have…

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