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Domnina and Shabalin take lead at Cup of China

Cup of China is the third of six events of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series and is being held at the Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center, Nov. 8-11, in Harbin, China.

Approximately 58 skaters from 18 different countries are competing for points and global prize monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points will go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final in which the…

2007 European Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

France’s Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder were the gold medal winners in the ice dance event, while Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin or Russia placed a very close second (.31 points).

Defending champions, Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria, were third.

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France withdrew from the event due to Pechalat injuring her wrist earlier this month.

Hungary’s Nora Hoffmann and Attila Elek, who stood in seventh…

Domnina and Shabalin capture second national title

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin won their second title, while teammates Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski and Ekaterina Rubleva and Ivan Shefer won the silver and bronze, respectively.

All medalists have earned a spot at the upcoming European Figure Skating Championships.

Domnina and Shabalin opened their powerful routine to Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances with a very good level four dance spin, followed by a solid level four diagonal step sequence, and an…

Domnina and Shabalin maintain lead at Russian Nationals

The event continued with the OD in which the dance for the 2006-2007 season is the “Tango”. Couples can choose one to three tango rhythms. If two rhythms are used, one can be repeated. Vocals are permitted.

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin were sharp and precise in their routine, earning a level four on all elements. The current national silver medalists produced excellent synchronized twizzles, a midline step sequence, a…

Domnina and Shabalin lead at Russian Nationals

The Compulsory Dance (CD) for the event was the Golden Waltz. The dance was invented by Natalia Dubova, Marina Klimova, and Sergei Ponomarenko and was first performed at the 1987 Moscow Cup.

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin delivered a powerful CD, emphasizing holds and displaying good expression to place first with 41.26 points.

Clearly a class apart from the rest of the field, Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski placed second with…

2006 Cup of Russia: Ice Dance Highlights

The ice dance event proved to be tough, exciting, and somewhat unpredictable as the top three teams were on each other’s heels throughout the competition.

USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto edged out Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin by less than one point to win the gold, while Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France settled for bronze.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance (CD) for the event was the Golden…

2006 Cup of China: Ice Dance Highlights

Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin of Russia were the winners in the ice dance event, edging out USA’s Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto by 1.26 points, who settled for silver. Teammates Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski easily won the bronze, their first medal at a Grand Prix event.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

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

2003 World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

The dance competition at the 2003 Junior World Championships ended with the top three teams in the same order as at the Junior Grand Prix Final with Russia’s Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin taking the gold, followed by Hungary’s Nora Hoffmann and Attila Elek and Russia’s Elena Romanovskaya and Sergei Grachev. Both of the top teams had competed in seniors at the European Championships a few weeks earlier, placing…

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