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February 24, 2021

Elizaveta Nugumanova is just 18 years old, but she is nearly considered a veteran given the quick turnaround in Russian Ladies’ skating. The skater from St. Petersburg has been invited to international shows since she was about 12 and was considered a prodigy from Alexei Mishin’s school. She debuted on the Junior Grand Prix circuit […] The post Russia’s Elizaveta Nugumanova stays motivated despite heavy field appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 14, 2021

Who is Mark Kondratiuk, the figure skater that came out of nowhere to claim the bronze medal at the Russian National Championships last December? Who then stole the show at the Channel One Cup team competition this month? Chances are that most fans, especially those outside of Russia, have never heard of the 17-year-old who […] The post Russia’s Mark Kondratiuk breaks through appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 18, 2021

Nathan Chen took his fifth consecutive tile at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., on Sunday afternoon. He is the first man to win this this many consecutive U.S. national titles since Dick Button, who holds the record for seven. Vincent Zhou maintained second place to earn his third national […] The post Nathan Chen wins fifth consecutive US National title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 17, 2021

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue edged out Madison Chock and Evan Bates to win their third title at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday night. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker won their third consecutive bronze. Hubbell and Donohue racked up tons of high positive grades of execution (GOE) in […] The post Hubbell and Donohue take back title at US Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 17, 2021

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier took their first title together as team on Saturday night at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson captured their second consecutive silver, while Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc rose from fourth to claim their second bronze. Frazier has won the […] The post Knierim and Frazier take title in US Nationals debut appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 17, 2021

Four-time and defending champion Nathan Chen took the lead in the Men’s Short Program at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday afternoon. Vincent Zhou is currently in second followed by Jason Brown. Combined, there are 13 senior national medals from these three skaters. Chen put out a technically strong program […] The post Nathan Chen leads Men at US Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 16, 2021

Bradie Tennell reclaimed her title in the Ladies’ event at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday night. Amber Glenn moved up three spots to capture the silver—her first senior national medal, while Karen Chen claimed her third bronze. Tennell slightly under-rotated the last jump in her opening triple […] The post Bradie Tennell reclaims title at US Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 16, 2021

Defending champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates edged out Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue by a less than half a point in the Rhythm Dance at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, the two-time and current bronze medalists are in third. Chock and Bates, who withdrew from […] The post Near-tie for Chock and Bates & Hubbell and Donohue at US Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 15, 2021

Bradie Tennell broke the record for the U.S. National Ladies’ Short Program score that she set last year, taking first place at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. Two-time and defending champion Alysa Liu is currently in second followed by defending silver medalist Mariah Bell. Skating to “Moderation” by Florence […] The post Bradie Tennell breaks Ladies’ Short Program score at U.S. Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 15, 2021

In their debut together as a team, Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Brandon Frazier took the lead in the Pairs’ event at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nev. at The Orleans Arena on Thursday afternoon. Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson are currently in second, followed by Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov. Scimeca Knierim […] The post Scimeca Knierim and Frazier lead Pairs in debut at U.S. Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 6, 2021

Ever since Russian pair skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov began competing on the international senior level during the 2014-15 season, they have been among the best of the world. They have collected six consecutive medals at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships, two of them gold, as well as three medals at the ISU […] The post Refreshed, Tarasova and Morozov ready to conquer new heights appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 27, 2020

Defending champion Rika Kihira held onto to her title for a second consecutive win at the 2020-21 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships on Sunday. Kaori Sakamoto maintained second for the silver, while Satoko Miyahara moved up three spots to capture the bronze. Kihira nailed a quad Salchow which garnered many positive grades of execution (GOE)  in […] The post Rika Kihira defends title at Japanese Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 27, 2020

Two-time national champions Misato Komatsubara and Takeru Komatsubara easily defended their title for a third consecutive crown at the 2020-21 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships. New-comers Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi pocketed the silver, while Rikako Fukase and Eichu Cho took bronze. Performing to “Une histoire d’amour,” Komatsubara and Komatsubara produced three nice level 4 lifts, as […] The post Komatsubara and Komatsubara win third consecutive title at Japanese Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 26, 2020

Anna Shcherbakova won an impressive battle of the quads among the Russian ladies and against illness to take her third consecutive title at the 2020-21 Russian Nationals in Chelyabinsk on Saturday. Kamila Valieva skated to the silver medal in her debut this event, while Alexandra Trusova earned the bronze, her third medal at the national […] The post Shcherbakova wins impressive battle; takes third title at Russian Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 26, 2020

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov rebounded from a rough season to claim their third title at the 2020-21 Russian National Figure Skating Championships in Chelyabinsk Saturday. Defending champions Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii settled for the silver medal this time, while Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin repeated as bronze medalists. Tarasova and Morozov had drawn […] The post Tarasova and Morozov rebound to claim third title at Russian Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 26, 2020

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu reclaimed his title with room to spare at the 2020-21 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in Nagano. Shoma Uno took second, his seventh national medal, while Yuma Kagiyama picked up his second consecutive bronze. Hanyu was solid in his impressive “Heaven and Earth” routine, landing a total of four […] The post Yuzuru Hanyu reclaims title at Japanese Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 26, 2020

Two-time and defending champions Misato Komatsubara and Timothy Koleto took the lead in the Rhythm Dance on Saturday at the 2020-21 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships. The new team of Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi are currently in second, followed by reigning silver national silver medalist Rikako Fukase and Eichu Cho. The husband-and-wife team of Komatsubara and […] The post Defending champions Komatsubara and Koleto lead in ice dance at Japanese Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 26, 2020

Two-time and defending champion Anna Shcherbakova edged rising star Kamila Valieva for a narrow lead in the Ladies’ Short Program at the 2020-21 Russian National Figure Skating Championships in Chelyabinsk on Friday. Daria Usacheva is sitting in third. The top three ladies are all from coach Eteri Tutberidze’s school. Shcherbakova came down with pneumonia just […] The post Shcherbakova edges Valieva for lead in Ladies Short at Russian Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 25, 2020

Mikhail Kolyada continued his golden comeback this season at the 2020-21 Russian National Figure Skating Championships, scoring a runaway victory with 30 points to spare and skating off with his third national title on Friday in Chelyabinsk. He is joined by two newcomers on the podium: Makar Ignatov and Mark Kondratiuk took home their first […] The post Mikhail Kolyada continues golden comeback with third national title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

December 25, 2020

After coming close in the past two years, ice dancers Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin finally claimed their first national title at 2021 Russian Nationals in Chelyabinsk Friday. Tiffani Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro earned the silver and Anastasia Skoptcova and Kirill Aleshin made the podium for the first time, taking home the bronze. Stepanova and […] The post Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin claim first National title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

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