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Yulia Lipnitskaya


Aug 31, 2011
Julia Lipnitskaia (Russian: Ю́лия Липни́цкая) is a Ladies Singles figure skater who used to represent Russia. She was born on Jun 5, 1998, in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Another variation of the spelling in the Roman alphabet is "Yulia Lipnitskaya", which is the most used one outside of ISU.

How Yulia Lipnitskaya pronounces her own name (video by Sam-Skwantch)
from the NBC intro clip. video by sabinfire

Original post by koatcue

She is so great! I hope she'll make the gpf and WIN it haha:love::cool::rock:
She is UNIQUE! One in a....thousand) Her spins are her trademark!

October 2015 Update by dorispulaski​

ISU bio:http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013146.htm
Russian bio:http://fsrussia.ru/biografiya/48-lipnitskaya-julia.html
Tracings.net profile:http://tracings.net/lipn-juli.html

Social Media

VK profile: http://vk.com/id69994512
VK page: http://vk.com/julia_lipnitskaya
Instagram: http://instagram.com/sunnylipnitskaya


SP Les feuilles mortes by Koala Liu, choreo. by Stéphane Lambiel
FS Kill Bill Medley, choreo. by Alexei Urmanov and Yulia Lipnitskaya

2016 Rostelecom Cup SP
2016 Rostelecom Cup FS

SP Elvis medley (Can't Help Fallin' In Love, Devil in Disguise), choreo. by Marina Zueva
FS Leningrad by William Joseph, choreo. by Marina Zueva

2016 Russian Cup Final SP
2016 Russian Cup Final FS

2016 Russian Nationals SP
2016 Russian Nationals FS

2015 Trophée Eric Bompard SP

2015 Skate America SP
2015 Skate America FS

2015 Russian Open Test Skates SP
2015 Russian Open Test Skates FS

SP "Megapolis" by Bel Suono
FS Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota, Mother's Journey (from "Good Bye Lenin" soundtrack) by Yann Tiersen, Forbidden Love (from "Romeo and Juliet" soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski

2015 Russian Nationals FS

2014 Grand Prix Final SP
2014 Grand Prix Final FS

2014 Trophée Bompard SP
2014 Trophée Bompard FS

2014 Cup of China SP
2014 Cup of China FS

2014 Russian Open Test Skate SP

SP "You Don't Give Up on Love" by Mark Minkov
FS Schindler's List soundtrack by John Williams

2014 World Championships SP
2014 World Championships FS

2014 Olympic SP
2014 Olympic team event FS

2013-14 GPF SP
2013-14 GPF FS

2014 European Championships SP
2014 European Championships FS

2013 Rostelecom Cup SP
2013 Rostelecom Cup FS

2013 Skate Canada SP
2013 Skate Canada FS

2013 Finlandia SP
2013 Finlandia FS

SP "Sabre Dance" (modern arrangement) by Khachaturian
FS "Pas de Deux" from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky

2012 Cup of China SP
2012 Cup of China FS

2012 TEB SP
2012 TEB LP

2012 Finlandia SP
2012 Finlandia FS

SP "Dark Eyes" by Yevhen Hrebinka
FS "Un Giorno Per Noi" from Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota

2012 Junior Worlds SP
2012 Junior Worlds FS

2012 Russian Nationals SP
2012 Russian Nationals FS

2011-12 JGPF SP
2011-12 JGPF FS

2011 JGP Baltic Cup SP
2011 JGP Baltic Cup FS

2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi SP
2011 JGP Trofeo W. Lombardi FS

2011 Russian Cup 4th Stage Kazan FS. - "Un Giorno Per Noi" from Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota

SP "Nocturne" by Secret Garden
FS Carmen by Georges Bizet

2011 Russian Nationals SP
2011 Russian Nationals FS (Carmen Fantasy)

SP Kung Fu Panda soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and John Powell
FS "Don Quixote" by Ludwig Minkus

2010 Russian Junior Nationals SP
2010 Russian Junior Nationals FS

Competitive History​

Articles and Interviews

September 2017 Interview on her retirement
March 2008 Interview
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Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
I'm a Julia Fan, you should add to the title - Julia Lipnitskaya - Princess of the Urals :clap:

I like Julia because she is very determined and diligent girl, the way the audience responds to her, she has "IT"
bless her and hope she has a better skate at TEB :)

let`s talk

Match Penalty
Sep 10, 2009
Princess of the Urals
No way Princess. They are all Empresses there and Tutberidze is just a lady-in-waiting. Or a staffer next to CEO ;) .

Here are some videos of her pre 2011-2012 season career, i.e. of 2009-2011, not so widely known to public:
Russian Cup (qualifiers), 2009 Samara, FS:
Moscow Junior Championship 2010, FS:
Moscow Championship 2010, FS:
Russian Junior Championships 2010, SP:
Russian Nationals, 2010 (season 2011), SP:
Here is a video interview with her after RN, 2011 (season 2012) where she says that she never belonged to any gymnastics club as many people suggests. Her parents and her chose Tutberidze group together because she was impressed by the friendly atmosphere and healthy environment there:

This is an amazing collection of her photos, including rare ones off-ice from her private life, just check all 8 pages :) :
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Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
No way Princess. They are all Empresses there and Tutberidze is just a lady-in-waiting. Or a staffer next to CEO ;) .

This is an amazing collection of her photos, including rare ones off-ice from her private life, just check all 8 pages :) :

thanks for the photos, there are also many lovely photos on her vk account, only vk members can view it I think, she loves horses and horseback riding

though I didn't get the many empresses ?
she is still a princess as she is young
sure Tutberidze has other students like Medvedeva and Julia lee
but Julia L. is the heir :)

let`s talk

Match Penalty
Sep 10, 2009
J-TV made a news clip where they compare Julia's and baby Mao's route in their first GP. Someone already translated Mao's words in youtube comments. Julia said that she has always been flexible, her mum told her that she was playing sitting in split when she was a toodler. Her dream is like any athlete's dream- Olympics!


Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
J-TV made a news clip where they compare Julia's and baby Mao's route in their first GP. Someone already translated Mao's words in youtube comments. Julia said that she has always been flexible, her mum told her that she was playing sitting in split when she was a toodler. Her dream is like any athlete's dream- Olympics!

thanks, very nice what Mao and Julia said being featured and what they had to say to each other and Julai speaks english !
she's indeed flexible , I hear she spends 45 mins a day stretching


Apr 18, 2012
Julia is quite wonderful indeed. :) I saw her at the Finlandia Trophy and although I'm Finnish and therefore rooting for Kiira Korpi, I was very happy to see Julia win the event.

I really hope she can maintain her flexibility and technical skills through puberty and after that improve her presentation and interpretation of music. She's so serious on ice, I've only seen her smile after some succesful programs but never DURING the programs, which is almost heartbreaking. I would very much like to see her actually enjoy skating and performing and not just chase the perfect execution of technical elements. If she gets that part right, there's no stopping her. :agree:


Aug 31, 2011
J-TV made a news clip where they compare Julia's and baby Mao's route in their first GP. Someone already translated Mao's words in youtube comments. Julia said that she has always been flexible, her mum told her that she was playing sitting in split when she was a toodler. Her dream is like any athlete's dream- Olympics!

Dear Let's talk, could you please (if there is,of course) give another link to the video?:)This doesn't work ><


Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
Julia interview after her 2 Grand Prixs translated from google.com, so not all translations are accurate

what I got from the interview is that Julia was nervous on her first FS in Cup of China but in TEB, she was not nervous but missed some jumps
because she skated her LP with pain again and could not feel any of the jumps as it felt numb landing them :no:, she wanted to skate her LP as she wanted to secure a spot in the GPF,

Julia doesn't like classical music, dancing and press conferences, lol
Julia herself and her mother chose her Short Program music
and Julia is a Workaholic

Julia Lipnitskaya: "I have no interest with their peers to communicate"

"Now I textbooks, frankly, has not yet opened, do not even know that I have there."

14-year-old Julia announced itself loudly - on the debut Grand Prix not only won the short program, but walked twice world champion Mao Asada. In Paris, Julia got up on the podium again - this time for the bronze, which opened her way to the final in Sochi.

- Julia, you have won a medal in his second Grand Prix. She expect?

- Well, as you say ... Glad I came. It was very hard after the rotation, the foot is a stiff, or numb, I did not feel it at all. Lutz jumped probably one handed. Do not even know how to not fall.

"To be honest, I do not watch over all. I myself need to ride "

- There were rumors that you even take off your injury.

- I thought about it. I almost twisted my ankle on departure day: in the morning we were leaving, and the previous exercise, I twisted my ankle. Rather, I stretch, and even leg very swollen. At the first training session in Paris was very painful, I generally do not jump. Thought we would be removed, but the next day was a little better, I could jump. Later, however, the foot became ill again - see, in short, I just overdid it.

- To put it to you some goals for the Grand Prix?

- I had to get into the top three, had the chance to be selected for the final.

- Is there a difference, who beat? For example, in the short program in Paris you beat Ashley Wagner, who still can not boast of high-profile titles, but in China you bypassed Mao Asada - two-time world champion.

- In fact, all the girls are very long advocated, each has a name, score and parts, but I still have it all to turn out.

- Is there someone with whom you want to emulate?

- To be honest, I do not watch over all. I myself have to skate, to improve themselves.

- Then maybe there is someone who would like to especially hard to win?

- Win? I myself. If I rode better, it might be, could be in Paris to win, and Asada in China.

"Skates nobody forced to wear. There was a time when I'm sick "

- Tell me, when you started skating? Who brought you to the section?

- Mom of four years took to the rink, and since then I am suffering (laughs).

- True to suffer?

- Well ... Skates nobody forced to wear. There was a time when I'm sick, and it was already in Moscow. I'm just not eager to, I do not feel that we should just ride, ride and ride - just go and go. I know that I have a good opportunity.

- But Valentin Piseev (ex-president of the Russian Federation of figure skating - approx. Sports.ru) has recently said that you - a workaholic, you need to stop, so you do not recycle.

- No, I work, I'm fine, not because of this that I go out and do nothing.

- And do not you think about figure skating or dance?

- No, I do not think so. I used to - three years ago - even frightened mother, saying that you will not normally exercise, go in pairs.

- The press wrote that you do not have nerves, especially after the Chinese stage. Admit it, do you sometimes worry before the start?

- Here in China, I, by the way, very edgy. When I went out to an arbitrary, I was just shaking, and then as the first jump did not go as well as I do not know how I coped at all. In Paris, this was not, it was just too heavy because of the injury, and I generally try not to think about it. At first I had the jump on the second something is a little knocked off track, and after rotation was already very difficult doezzhat.

"Sabre Dance" I did for a long time wanted to, but I probably still too early to roll "

- Usually 14-15 people just go to school, to the movies, to the disco, do their homework and occasionally get two. And how to make yourself every day laid out in full in training?

- It is the force of habit. When day after day doing the same thing, you get used to.

- Athletes in fact much of his adult years ...

- Yes, there is.

- Are you able to then can communicate with their peers?

- No. I talked to them before, I walked to school. When I came back after a long break, it was afraid that everyone will be so smart, and I'll look stupid, but it turned out that they were just not interested.

- And how are you now combine training and education? Externship?

- Yes, the Family Education. Now I textbooks, frankly, has not opened, do not even know that I have there ...

- Apparently, you now stages.

- Yes, I have competition. I am usually at the end of the season enough textbooks, just a week teaching a subject for the whole year, and just go rent. And then all over again.

- You have said that is not interesting to talk with their peers, so your friends are out of the world of sports?

- Yes.

- That is, the friendship in sport is real, despite the competition?

- Yes, we have a very tight-knit group, and interesting to talk to at the rink than at school.

"Classic I never listen"

- Going back to figure skating, whether you are the changes in the rules?

- Yes, of course. This year, by the way, we had a huge problem with rotations, we did not know what options do. I had to learn from scratch Bedouin, because I tried it last time two years ago, and once so with him welled that no longer came. Well, when forced to learn it again, killed him, probably a month.

- Who chooses the music for your programs? How does this happen?

- Last year, we were looking for music with Nikolai Morozov. "Dark Eyes", he, in my opinion, he suggested, and we agreed pretty easily, and then he was flipping through the music we have heard of "Romeo and Juliet" and too easily decided - say, this one is beautiful, let it. But this year, I chose the music itself. My mother and I listened to a lot of things. "Sabre Dance" I did for a long time wanted to, but I probably still too early to have it roll, and still can not get to the performances. Well, then something has gone, and delivered.

- And much different music that you ride, from the one listening?

- Classics I never listen. The same "Sabre Dance" just so groovy and catchy music I love.

- What method of training is better for you: stick or carrot?

- It depends. If I went out and collapsed with a bad mood, then, of course, I have to make itself a very long time, and get ready to rock the, perhaps, only the second training session. Well, if a good mood - the whole day is a great success, and all.

- A distracting attention from the press at the event?

- Well, before the competition, I do not like to talk to the press. I hate, by the way, when the workout is removed.

- But at the same time you're being very confident at the press conferences!

- Well, when I first went to a press conference last year, I suddenly asked: "What did you feel during the ride? '. And I sit and think, "What did I feel?". In general could not either "A" or "B" to say.

"I literally cried every day, called my mom, well, then used"

- Athletes are often superstitious. Do you have any signs or their mascots?

- No.

- That is, if on the way to the rink you black cat crossing the road, do not be upset?

- Well, then, somewhere they run. I honestly do not care.

- Said Irina Slutskaya forbade my mother to watch their own skates.

- We're in different cities, so I do not always know whether or not it looks. Mom just generally does not look very worried.

- It is not hard to be so far away from family?

- The first year was very difficult. I literally cried every day, called my mother, well then, have become accustomed. And still probably get used

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Match Penalty
Nov 20, 2011
Julia has started training since June 7 after her vacation in Cyprus and horseback riding in her hometown City of Yekaterinburg
Ilia Averbukh will choreograph her SP and LP, she will work on jumps and more speed.

translated interview: http://fsrussia.ru/news/613_yuliya-lipnickaya-na-kipre-pobyvala-na-gore-olimp/

Figure skater Julia Lipnitskaya spent their holidays in Cyprus and has recently started to prepare for the new season at the sport in Novogorske. About what they saw during the rest of his hobbies, as well as a new stage of preparation for the upcoming season athlete told FFKKR site.

- Julia, than it is now engaged in the collection?

- The collection began at the end of last week, on June 7. As long as the preliminary work. The muscles pump up, I remember jumping, speed ... then proceed to new programs. Arbitrary set. The music for the short program found. But you must consult with the director Ilya Averbukh. By this season, both of my program puts it.

- Before you leave you say that you are in very good shape and I'll try to keep it. Failed?

- Of course, I tried to keep in shape, doing exercises - sit-ups, stretching, pumping, the muscles were not sleeping. Dealt with this before lunch, but not every day, because on vacation, especially in front of such a busy season, you need a good rest.

- Judging by their appearance, well rested.

- Yes, relaxed cool. In Cyprus, I was with my mother and family. They took a villa near the sea in the town of Ayia Napa. I was vacationing in Cyprus for the first time, so wanted to see the whole neighborhood. We rented a car and traveled throughout almost the entire island. There were at various beaches. Sand, clear water, what else is needed.

One day we decided to go to Paphos, a navigator, rather than to direct us along the coast, have a different route to the mountains. In general, the road turned out to be longer than the scheduled four hours on the road, but we do not regret it. Went up into the mountains, came in an unusual place - a village which is located winter sports resort. It's beautiful. Mountain called Olympus. This sporting match. From there I brought a lump. Took as a souvenir.

- Sea diving did not try to do?

- In general, I like to swim under water. During the boat tried to walk, but "underwater" in Cyprus is not in any comparison with Thailand. When we were in Asia, and around the dive there is full of different fish, sea urchins, reefs, seaweed. And then a few small fish and nothing else. But diving is still interesting. Although most of all I like to ride on horseback riding.

- Really?

- I have to testify in Yekaterinburg have their horse. I love these animals. Since childhood potter with them. My Swallows colt was born on April 6. Cool horse. Trotters. Now, however, often can not ride them on horseback. I'm in Moscow, and figure skating takes up all my time.

- Cyprus has not accidentally ride a horse?

- Went on a horse ride. The coach was great, a well-known local athlete horseman. But then the habit my whole body ached. Any sport requires training.

Interviewed by Olga Ermolina


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Thanks so much for the translation! Perhaps, after skating, Julia will compete in the Summer Olympics in one of the equestrian sports :love: