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Denkova and Staviski win second consecutive World title

Denkova and Staviski win second consecutive World title

The 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued Friday with the Free Dance.

The podium in the ice dance discipline mirrored that of last year’s.

Albena…

Denkova and Staviski move up after Original Dance

Denkova and Staviski move up after Original Dance

The 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships continued Thursday with the Original Dance (OD).

The OD for the 2006-07 season is the “Tango” in…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Ice Dance Highlights

The 2006-07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating concluded with the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final after six weeks of competitions in which the top six skaters/couples in each discipline proceeded to the Final. The event was held December 15-17, 2006 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

By competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final the athletes earned points towards the World Standings as…

Denkova and Staviski win gold in Paris

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria won their second Grand Prix gold for the season, while France’s Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder and Italy’s Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali won their second consecutive Trophée Eric silver and bronze respectively.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance chosen for this event was the Westminster Waltz. The dance was invented by Eric van der Weyden and his wife Eva Keats. It was first…

2006 Skate America: Ice Dance Highlights

In ice dance, Bulgaria’s Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski won the gold in their first appearance at a Skate America event. USA’s Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov won their first Skate America medal, a silver, at their third appearance (they placed fifth in 2002 and 2003). France’s Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat won the bronze, their first senior Grand Prix medal.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance chosen for Skate America…

2004 Skate Canada: Ice Dance Highlights

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria were the gold medal winners in the ice dance event. Canada’s Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon won silver, while Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovski of Israel seized the bronze. All three teams competed at Skate Canada last year, placing second, third, and fourth respectively.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance for Skate Canada was the Rhumba. The dance was invented by Walter Gregory and…

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski: Interview

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski: Interview

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski teamed up in 1996 after Albena’s former partner, Hristo Nikolov, retired. Denkova and Staviski, who won the bronze at the 2003 World Championships, are the first Bulgarian skaters to medal…

2003 NHK Trophy: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with the the sixth and final event (before the Grand Prix Final) November 27-30, 2003. The event took place at the Asahikawa Taisetsu Arena in Asahikawa, Hokkaido – Japan.

Ladies

Fumie Suguri of Japan won her first Grand Prix event of the season with a total score of 165.52 points. Ukraine’s Elena Liashenko placed second with 163.14 points, while Japan’s Yoshie Onda…

2003 Trophee Lalique Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with Trophée Lalique November 13- 15, 2003. The fourth of six qualifying events took place at the Palais Omnisport Paris-Bercy in Paris, France.

Ladies

Sasha Cohen, the current US National bronze medalist, entered her third Grand Prix event in Paris, and won the gold with a total score of 197.19 points. Shizuka Arakawa of Japan won the silver medal (172.12 points) while…

2003 Finlandia Trophy: Highlights

Finlandia Trophy is a rather popular fall competition in the friendly city of Helsinki and took place from October 10 to 12. For the first time, it featured all four categories. The pairs discipline is usually left out as Finland doesn’t have a tradition in pair skating. Last year, pairs replaced ice dancing because of a judges’ seminary that was held in Helsinki. This year, the organizers decided to…

2002 Bofrost Cup on Ice: Highlights

The third event of the Grand Prix Series, Nations Cup, was held in Gelsenkirchen, Germany from November 7-10, 2002. Nations Cup was the season debut for World Champions in pairs, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China, and the #1 ranked man in the world, Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko.

Shen and Zhao appeared in top form, skating nearly clean short and long programs. The duo earned marks of up to 5.9…

Bulgarian Dancers Triumph Over Injuries to Reach Top Ten

Bulgarian Dancers Triumph Over Injuries to Reach Top Ten

One of the most inspiring performances at the 2001 World Figure Skating Championships was that of Albena Denkova and her partner Maxim Staviski. The 5-time Bulgarian champions became the first ice dancers…