Arina Ushakova & Maxim Nekrasov

The Finn

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
Arina Vadimovna USHAKOVA (Russian: Арина Вадимовна Ушакова), born 26th June 2002 in Chelyabinsk, Russia and Maxim Alexandrovich NEKRASOV (Russian: Максим Александрович Некрасов), born 27th September 2000 in Odintsovo, Russia are ice dancers that represent Russia. Aroma and Maxim became a team in 2015-16. The pair are the 2018 Junior World bronze medallists and the 2019 JGP Final silver medalists.

They are coached by Alexei Gorshkov and Maxim Bolotin.

Last updated: June 17, 2020 by dorispulaski

Biographical Information

ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00101140.htm

Arina's Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arina_Ushakova_(ice_dancer)
Maxim's Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxim_Nekrasov

Arina' s allskaters.info:
https://allskaters.info/arina_ushakova/
Maxim' s allskaters.info:
https://allskaters.info/maxim_nekrasova/

Arina's fskate.ru page (archived Nov. 2019): https://web.archive.org/web/20191111150747/http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/3395.html
Maxim's fskate.ru page (archived Nov. 2019: https://web.archive.org/web/20191111150932/https://fskate.ru/skaters/2682.html

Tracings.net: http://tracings.net/usha-nekr.html

Arina's Rinkresults:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32554
Maxim's Rinkresults:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32555

Social Media

Arina's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arina___ushakova/
(@ arina___ushakova)

Maxim's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxim_nekrasov_/
(@ maxim_nekrasov_)




TypeScoreCompetition
Total172.81ISU JGP Armenian Cup 2018
SD/RD69.18ISU JGP Armenian Cup 2018
SD/RD Technical32.96ISU World Junior Championships 2019
SD/RD Component33.00ISU World Junior Championships 2019
FD103.63ISU JGP Armenian Cup 2018
FD Technical53.93ISU JGP Armenian Cup 2018
FD Component49.08ISU World Junior Championships 2019


ISU personal best scores (historical):


TypeScoreCompetition
Total149.01ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017
SD/RD61.29ISU World Junior Championships 2018
SD/RD Technical32.18ISU World Junior Championships 2018
SD/RD Component29.37ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017
FD87.94ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017
FD Technical41.62ISU JGP Egna Neumarkt 2017
FD Component46.62ISU World Junior Championships 2018



Programs​


2019-20
RD: Charleston: "All That Jazz" (from "Chicago"); Foxtrot: "All That Jazz" (from "Chicago"); Swing: "All That Jazz" (from "Chicago")
FD: "Milord" performed by Edith Piaf

2018-19
RD: Tango: Libertango by Astor Piazzolla performed by Bond, Flamenco: Flamenco by Valeri Dolgin
FD: Black Cat, White Cat performed by Goran Bregović

2017-18
SD: Cha cha: Chilly Cha Cha, Rhumba: Love the Way You Lie, Salsa: Cuba
FD: Be Italian (from Nine) performed by Fergie

2016-17
SD: Blues: Natural Blues by Paolo Nutini, Hip hop: Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool
FD: The Gypsies of Nagyida by Imre Czomba

2015-16
SD: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" by Verdi
FD: Chicago soundtrack by John Kander, Fred Ebb, "Nowadays," "All That Jazz"


Competitive History:​

Video links in results

Rows in azure --> Russian domestic competitions

SeasonLevelCompetitionRDFDOverall
Season 2019–2020
Ushakova/Nekrasov missed the ISU Junior Grand Prix series 2019/20 because he was recovering from surgery.
2019/20Junior2020 Junior World Championships4 (66.97)4 (102.21)4 (169.18)
2019/20Junior2020 Russian Junior Championships1 (71.37)2 (110.35)2 (181.72)
2019/20Junior2020 Mentor Torun Cup1 (67.06)1 (106..14)1 (173.20)
2019/20Junior2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb2 (62.34)1 (102.61)1 (164.95)
2019/20Junior2019 3rd Stage Russian Cup2 (69.64)2 (104.65)2 (174.29)
Season 2018-2019
2018/19Junior2019 Junior World Championships65.96 (4)100.52 (5)166.48 (5)
2018/19Junior2019 Russian Junior Championships70.87 (2)109.93 (2)180.80 (2)
2018/19Junior2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final67.49 (2)103.16 (1)170.66 (2)
2018/19JuniorISU JGP Armenia69.18 (2)103.63 (2)172.81 (2)
2018/19JuniorISU JGP Lithuania67.63 (1)100.54 (1)168.17 (1)




Results (before 18/19 season):
Video links in results



SeasonLevelCompetitionSDFDOverall
Season 2017-2018
2017/18JuniorISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships61.29 (3)85.59 (3)146.88 (3)
2017/18JuniorRussian Junior Figure Skating Championships63.06 (5)90.21 (3)153.27 (3)
2017/18JuniorISU Junior Grand Prix Final58.53 (6)83.35 (5)141.88 (5)
2017/18Junior2017 IV Stage Cup of Russia62.90 (2)90.06 (1)152.96 (2)
2017/18JuniorISU JGP Italy61.07 (2)87.94 (1)149.01 (1)
2017/18JuniorISU JGP Belarus59.62 (3)83.32 (1)142.94 (1)
Season 2016-2017
2016/17Junior2017 Championships of Russia (Elder Age)51.70 (3)81.90 (2)133.60 (2)
2016/17Junior2017 Russian Students' Spartakiad55.05 (3)80.35 (2)135.40 (2)
2016/17JuniorRussian Junior National Figure Skating Championships55.99 (7)79.55 (8)135.54 (7)
2016/17Junior2016 Russian-Chinese Youth Games--136.80 (2)
2016/17Junior2016 Minsk Ice Star58.97 (2)89.57 (2)148.54 (2)
2016/17JuniorISU JGP Germany57.13 (4)83.08 (3)140.21 (3)
2016/17JuniorISU JGP Czech Republic53.46 (3)82.64 (3)136.10 (3)
Season 2015-2016
2015/16Junior2016 Championships of Russia (Elder Age)48.06 (5)78.48 (3)126.54 (4)
2015/16Junior2016 Final III Russian Youth Spartakiad52.44 (5)78.64 (5)131.08 (5)
2015/16Junior2016 Russian Cup Final (Junior)45.74 (9)73.04 (6)118.78 (7)
2015/16Junior2015 I Stage Ice Dance Open Memorial A.Y. Belyaeva--109.50 ( 9)
2015/16Junior2015 Tallinn Trophy51.47 (5)71.30 (5)122.77 (5)
2015/16Junior2015 N. А. Panin Memorial42.92 (8)74.80 (3)117.72 (3)
2015/16Junior2015 Junior Russia Cup II 44.72 (6)66.10 (5)110.82 (6)
2015/16Junior2015 Junior Russia Cup I 40.46 (10)66.54 (7)107.00 (10)



Galas and Exhibitions

2018 JWC Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Y5M3TUkx8

2017 JGP Minsk Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu2fBKiKHBg



Original post by The Finn:
This is a very promising ice dance team. Last season they medaled at both JGP events but they didn't make it to the JGP final. This season they did very well at JGP Belarus where they almost beat S/A. They were 3rd at JGP Minsk.

They placed 7th at the 2017 Russian Junior Nationals.

She is born on 27 June 2002. He is born on 27 September 2000. They are coached by Alexei Gorshkov and Maxim Bolotin.

This season is their 3rd season together.
 
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The Finn

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
Arina & Maxim scored higher than what Liza & Nikita scored at their 1st JGP event and it will be interesting to see which team will get a 2nd JGP event. At the moment Liza & Nikita are assigned to JGP Croatia but that might change. Both teams won bronze at their 1st event but only one of these teams can have a 2nd JGP event.
 

starla16

Medalist
Joined
Feb 3, 2017
I want them to qualify in JGP Finals. She is such a fireball reminds me of Elena Radionova, so much spunk and confidence.
 

The Finn

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
Assuming P/V will win JGP Italy then Arina & Maxim need to be 2nd with a minimum score of 140.64 points. They scored 142.94 points at their 1st JGP event, so, they can totally make it to the JGP Final but they need to skate well obviously.
 

jemmabrie17

Rinkside
Joined
Aug 29, 2017
I have been super impressed by Arina and Maxim all season:
! What a solid first season on the JGP! They have been very consistent throughout! Their “Be Italian” FD is seriously one of a kind. And the fact that they manage to pull it off the way they do is impressive all in itself! Congrats to them on their well deserved WJC bronze medal! Best of luck to them in the future! Can’t wait to see how they progress and already curious to see what they will do next season!!:)
 

sunn1ly

On the Ice
Joined
Feb 8, 2015
Now that the junior worlds are over I can finally say my opinion :).

I try not to get too excited about juniors since they have long way to go and a lot of things to go through especially in RU and they not always stay around for as much as I want to, but I will give it a try. Since the first time I saw them this year I was totally in love. They were the one team that moved me in that way on first sight in a long time, the previous one is already a history. I posted video of theirs and was showing it to all my closed friends and colleagues not interested in figure skating.

I was so happy that the worlds will be in Sofia and I will be able to see them live. They were anything I imagined they will be, super fast, technically perfect, edgy, thanks as well to their coaches and choreographers for the great elements and style they gave them. I will save the details about my present and encounter with them. But they were really sweet, polite, down to earth and very mature behavior for their age.

I didn't want to gush over them because of jinxing them, I didn't post anything about the Olympics for the same reason and now all my favorites won. But if with my comment I make more people to pay attention to them it is worth trying. I dont want to say big things or share what I wished them, I know that especially for the Russian teams it is really hard to have long and successful career, I will just keep supporting them and hope for the very best, taking it one season at a time. Thanks for this season and good luck in the next one.
 

The Finn

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
I have been super impressed by Arina and Maxim all season:
! What a solid first season on the JGP! They have been very consistent throughout! Their “Be Italian” FD is seriously one of a kind. And the fact that they manage to pull it off the way they do is impressive all in itself! Congrats to them on their well deserved WJC bronze medal! Best of luck to them in the future! Can’t wait to see how they progress and already curious to see what they will do next season!!:)

Yep, they had a great season indeed, they made it to the JGP Final and then pleasantly surprised us with a Junior Worlds medal. They did a great job and I am also really looking forward to see how they will do next season.

This season wasn't their first JGP season though but a 2nd season. They already got two JGP bronze medals last season, so, they were pretty competitive team already last season.
 

The Finn

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
Now that it looks like Carreira / Ponomarenko will move to seniors along with Skoptsova / Aleshin and Shpilevaya / Smirnov things start to look really really good for this team. Also it doesn't hurt them that some of the TOP Russian teams have split up, like Polishchuk / Vakhnov and Konkina / Yakushev. On paper all this should mean that Ushakova / Nekrasov would be the top team next season but obviously we will have to wait and see how it goes. In any case things look very good for them now.
 

bramweld

Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 12, 2012
I mean no offence, but why does she look so scarily thin? It's distractingly painful to watch this video.
 

sunn1ly

On the Ice
Joined
Feb 8, 2015
Their free dance is so different. This balkan music mesh is interesting choice and they are a unique couple. Glad they have chosen to stand out. :)
 
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