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Delobel and Schoenfelder win another gold in Paris

Delobel and Schoenfelder win another gold in Paris

Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France won another Trophée Eric Bompard title with a touching performance to Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig…

Delobel and Schoenfelder take the lead in Paris

Delobel and Schoenfelder take the lead in Paris

The fourth stage of the 2008-09 ISU Grand Prix Series began today in Paris, France at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy.

Approximately 58 skaters from 15 different countries are competing…

Chan leads men at 2008 Trophee Eric Bompard

Chan leads men at 2008 Trophee Eric Bompard

Canada’s Patrick Chan finished first in the short program with a flawless performance to Tango de los Exilados. The student of Don Laws nailed his jumping passes, which included…

Savchenko and Szolkowy take lead in Paris

Savchenko and Szolkowy take lead in Paris

Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won the Short Program with flawless performance to music from the Lost in Space soundtrack. The team opened their routine with strong…

Rochette leads at Trophee Eric Bompard

Rochette leads at Trophee Eric Bompard

Joannie Rochette of Canada won the error-ridden Ladies Short Program event, but the skater from Quebec wasn’t flawless either. The 22-year-old fell on a triple flip meant to be in combination with…

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead in Paris

In the final event of the day, the ice dancers took to the ice for the second time for the Original Dance. The Original Dance for this season is “Rhythms of the 20s, 30s and 40s”.

Italy’s Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali won the Original Dance with a smooth and entertaining performance to Follow the Fleet in which both skaters dressed as sailors. The team tried really hard to get…

Kim decimates ladies’ field at Skate America

Kim decimates ladies’ field at Skate America

The ladies took to the stage for the final competition of Skate America yesterday afternoon. It turned out to be a contest for the silver medal, as South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim…

Delobel and Schoenfelder win gold at Skate America

The third and final day of Skate America proved to be a crazy one in the world of ice dance, with more movement among the top ranks in the free dance competition. However, the top six teams after the original dance maintained their positions at the end of the competition.

Leading the way and winning their first Skate America title, was France’s Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder. Skating a modern…

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead at Skate America

Delobel and Schoenfelder maintain lead at Skate America

The second day of Skate America began with an era of flappers, war brides, and swing clubs, and today it was all brought to the ice in the…

Savchenko and Szolkowy catapult to gold in Everett

Savchenko and Szolkowy catapult to gold in Everett

For everything that Russia’s Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov did well yesterday in the short program, they were punished for in today’s free skate. After…

Kim leads at Skate America

Kim leads at Skate America

The ladies took to the ice for their short programs tonight, with perhaps the most competitive field in the entire series. Because of the absence of…

Kozuka upsets at 2008 Skate America; takes gold

Kozuka upsets at 2008 Skate America; takes gold

Japan’s Takahiko Kozuka pulled off the upset of the competition thus far in winning the gold medal over USA’s Johnny Weir and Evan…

Delobel and Schoenfelder grab lead in Everett

Delobel and Schoenfelder grab lead in Everett

Skate America is the first of six events of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix (GP) series and is being held at the Comcast Arena, Oct. 23-26, in…

Mukhortova and Trankov captivate at Skate America

Mukhortova and Trankov captivate at Skate America

This was the night in pairs skating that is known as a ‘coming out’ party for Russians Maria Mukhortova and Maxim Trankov. Skating to music by Pink Floyd, the European…

Lysacek leads at Skate America; Weir second

Lysacek leads at Skate America; Weir second

USA’s Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir headlined the men’s short program tonight, and didn’t disappoint. Both men made small errors in their programs, but on the whole, were very put…

Zhang Hopes to Improve on Grand Prix Success

Zhang Hopes to Improve on Grand Prix Success

American skating sensation Caroline Zhang will open her competitive season in November by competing at Skate Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, then follow up later…

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Fresh start for Domnina and Shabalin

Fresh start for Domnina and Shabalin

Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin are the most unknown factor in the world of ice dancing for this season. How has Shabalin recovered from his knee injury…

Musademba top contender for JGP Final

Musademba top contender for JGP Final

With only one Junior Grand Prix (JGP) event left to go before the Final, USA’s Kristine Musademba currently leads the ladies in standings with fellow countrywomen Alexe Gilles, Amanda…

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Leung Hopes for Podium Finish at Grand Prixs

Leung Hopes for Podium Finish at Grand Prixs

Vancouver’s Mira Leung has a good chance of competing in a second Olympics when the Winter Games come to her hometown in 2010. She…

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Iliushechkina and Maisuradze: From ‘Hopeless Case’ to Top Contenders

Iliushechkina and Maisuradze: From ‘Hopeless Case’ to Top Contenders

Moscow, September 2008. Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze are on the ice in the “Blue Bird” club in the north of the Russian capital, performing…

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