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2012 JGP Austria

2012 JGP Austria

The 2012-13 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued this week in Linz, Austria, with approximately 116 skaters/teams representing 34 countries competing in the Men, Ladies, Ice Dance, and Pairs disciplines.

The athletes competed to earn points towards qualification for the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Final which will be held in Sochi,…

Canada’s Bell and Sylvester hope for more surprises

Canada’s Bell and Sylvester hope for more surprises

It was a dream season for 2012 Canadian novice pairs champions Hayleigh Bell and Alistair Sylvester. The duo not only captured their first national title in Moncton, N.B., but…

Dunley looking to bloom with character-driven programs

Dunley looking to bloom with character-driven programs

Madelyn Dunley stood atop the novice ladies podium at the 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships earlier this year in Moncton, a small city in southeastern New Brunswick. It was the fresh-faced skater’s second try at the title as she finished…

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Pechalat and Bourzat find their groove

Pechalat and Bourzat find their groove

France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat won their first World medal, a bronze, in their home country in Nice, France in 2012. It was a satisfaction well deserved for the popular French…

Martinez puts the Philippines on the map for figure skating

Martinez puts the Philippines on the map for figure skating

Although the Philippines is not a natural skating country, they have a naturally talented figure skater that began turning heads last season: Michael…

2012 JGP Lake Placid

2012 JGP Lake Placid

The 2012-13 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating continued this week in Lake Placid, New York, with approximately 93 skaters/teams representing 24 countries competing in the Men, Ladies, Ice Dance, and Pairs disciplines.

The…

Tobias and Stagniunas are ready to challenge

Tobias and Stagniunas are ready to challenge

Ice dancers Isabella Tobias and Deividas Stagniunas became the first skaters from Lithuania in ten years, since Margarita Drobiazko and…

2012 JGP Courchevel

2012 JGP Courchevel

The 2012-13 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating kicked off this week in Courchevel, France, with approximately 76 skaters/teams representing 28 countries competing in the Men, Ladies and Ice Dance disciplines.

The athletes competed to…

Liu and Perini take mighty leap up to junior ranks

Liu and Perini take mighty leap up to junior ranks

When Chelsea Liu and Devin Perini captured the 2012 U.S. novice pairs title in San Jose this past January, it was not a huge surprise. The young duo, just 12 and…

Moore and Klaber dream big and work hard

Moore and Klaber dream big and work hard

It has been quite the eventful year for USA’s Holly Moore and Daniel Klaber. The duo started the year by winning the 2012 U.S. novice ice dance title in San Jose, Calif., in…

The international Misha Ge

The international Misha Ge

Being “international” is not extraordinary in figure skating. You are born in one country, train in another, and/or team up with a partner from a third country to represent a fourth country. Misha Ge is as international as it gets.

Born…

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Late-bloomer Razzano gains stamina

Late-bloomer Razzano gains stamina

It has been five seasons since Arizona native Douglas Razzano finished in fourth place at the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final in Gdansk, Poland. The 23-year-old…

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2012 Skate Detroit: Senior Highlights

2012 Skate Detroit: Senior Highlights

The 31st Annual Skate Detroit is in the books and there were certainly some memorable performances with the senior level skaters.

Senior Ladies Short Program – Group A

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Czisny determined despite struggles and surgery

Czisny determined despite struggles and surgery

At the beginning of last season it seemed as if reigning U.S. ladies champion Alissa Czisny was building on the momentum from her fitth place finish at the 2011 World Championships in…

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Cappellini and Lanotte ready to challenge

Cappellini and Lanotte ready to challenge

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy missed the podium at the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships by the slimmest of margins – just 0.03 points. However, the fourth place at Europeans…

Collins and Seymour ready to climb junior ladder

Collins and Seymour ready to climb junior ladder

Ontario’s Lauren Collins and Danny Seymour captured the novice ice dance title at the 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Moncton, N.B. After finishing in eighth place…

Kan looks forward to junior debut

Kan looks forward to junior debut

In December, Ontario’s Anthony Kan emerged from a crowd of up and comers at the Skate Canada Challenge in Regina, Sask. to place fourth. The following month, he charmed…

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Zhiganshina and Gazsi prepare to up the ante

Zhiganshina and Gazsi prepare to up the ante

Last season, German ice dancers Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi established themselves in the top ten in Europe. This season, the three-time German Champions want to crack the top ten at the world…

Tuktamysheva’s quest for perfection

Tuktamysheva’s quest for perfection

On a sunny afternoon in the mountainous resort of Pinzolo, Italy, Russia’s Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva is on the ice practicing footwork and connecting moves in a session with renowned American choreographer Tom Dickson.

The Youth Olympic Champion arrived the previous day with her…

U.S. novice champ Zhou hungry for more

U.S. novice champ Zhou hungry for more

Last week, Golden Skate featured Karen Chen, the 12-year-old Fremont, Calif., native who captured the 2012 U.S. novice ladies title in front of a home crowd in nearby San Jose.

Mere hours after her record-breaking win, another local…

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