Team Rafael Arutyunyan


On the Ice
Oct 4, 2017
Team Raf

Current Skaters:
Nathan Chen (USA)
Mariah Bell (USA)
Romain Ponsart (FR)
Michal Brezina (CZ)
Eunsoo Lim (KOR)
Marin Honda (JPN)
Andrea Montesinos Cantu (MEX)
Amy Lin (TPE)
Mandy Chiang (TPE)
Rachelle Kwong (HK)
Shuai Fang (CHN)
Yudong Chen (CHN)

Others: Taichi Honda (JPN), Elizaveta Kulik (USA), Paige Farber (USA), Chelsea Mischuk (USA), Grace Yi (USA), Eric Sjoberg (USA)

Coaches: Rafael Arutyunyan, Vera Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Hov Sureni, Adam Rippon

Team Raf Official Instagram:


On the Ice
Oct 4, 2017
Article with Raf's plans this year
- Team Raf is set to move to the new training base in April
- the next Champs Camp will also be held there, good for Mariah
- they'll have 4-5 hours ice time everyday
- Raf's doing a skating program for US skaters and their coaches to work with him "to see how they operate on the ice"
- Raf analogy hour goes on about comparing skaters with vehicles


Apr 4, 2016
I was just wondering if there was a thread for this. I hope the best for Team Raf at nationals this year. Nathan and Mariah are my favorites among the US skaters at the moment.

Flying Feijoa

On the Ice
Sep 22, 2019
I have a feeling some Team Raf skaters will surprise us next season (provided there is one).

Specifically, Stephen Gogolev and Andrew Torgashev :) We'll see!


Record Breaker
Feb 14, 2014
I'm sad to learn that Torgashev isn't competing in USNats this season. Hope he's doing well in both life and training. I'm also hoping that he gets a team envelope.