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September 10, 2020

Last season, Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada was absent from the figure skating scene as he had reoccurring sinusitis which eventually required surgery last fall. The 2018 World bronze medalist returned to the ice in January and was just beginning to get into shape when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. His performance at Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s ice show in […] The post Fresh start for Russia’s Kolyada after coaching change appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

September 5, 2020

Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva is one of the most popular Russian figure skaters and called “The Empress” for a reason. The 2015 World and European Champion shows longevity in a sport where teenagers dominate and always has something new in store. For this season, the skater from St. Petersburg has created a Japanese style free skate […] The post ‘Empress’ Tuktamysheva changes it up for 2020-21 appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

August 23, 2020

Latvian Champion Deniss Vasiljevs has been immensely popular with fans from all over the world since he first competed at the 2014 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships where he immediately stood out as a born performer. Six years later, Vasiljevs has four World Championship and five European Championship appearances under his belt, is a […] The post Deniss Vasiljevs hopes to show different side for 2020-21 appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

August 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many people and Switzerland’s Alexia Paganini is no exception. In fact, the situation ultimately led to a coaching change for the 18-year-old in May when she left the United States, where she was born and raised, to move to her second home country. She is now looking […] The post Switzerland’s Paganini sets new goals after coaching change appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

July 28, 2020

On a sunny day in July, Japan’s Koshiro Shimada is practicing skating skills, jumps, and his programs in Telfs, Austria, during a summer training camp of the Skating School of Switzerland. He is working hard, but enjoying what he is doing and sharing a laugh with training mates and listening attentively to what coaches Stéphane […] The post Japan’s Shimada feels stronger after tough senior debut season appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

July 19, 2020

The skating world reacted with shock and sadness after the sudden and unexpected death of Russian-Australian pair skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya. The Russian News Agency TASS reported Saturday that the body of the 20-year-old skater was found near a house in the city center of Moscow. According to news reports that quote the authorities, Alexandrovskaya had […] The post Sudden death of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya sends shock waves through skating world appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

July 2, 2020

Last March, Russia’s Andrei Mozalev realized one of his dreams and stepped on top of the podium at the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. It was the highlight of a great season for the now 17-year-old, who made the podium in all events he entered except for the Russian Championships […] The post World Junior title a ‘springboard’ for Andrei Mozalev appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 18, 2020

When USA’s Alysa Liu won her first U.S national title in 2019 at age 13, the youngest U.S. ladies’ national champion in history, she was still too young to compete at the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) circuit for the 2018-19 season. This past year, Liu started her international career with a bang when she […] The post Repetition is key for USA’s Alysa Liu appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 2, 2020

Russian pair skaters Apollinariia Panfilova, 17, and Dmitry Rylov, 18, came off a golden year this season, winning each competition they entered at the junior level, including the Youth Olympic Games and the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. They only finished off the podium at the highly competitive senior nationals where they placed […] The post Panfilova and Rylov: ‘We need to move on’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 14, 2020

When USA’s Andrew Torgashev closed out the season with an eighth-place finish at the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in March – his best result in three appearances in the event – the American felt ready to move on to the senior level. “I think I’ve grown a lot over the years, from […] The post Andrew Torgashev: ‘I’ve grown a lot over the years’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 27, 2020

Beginning last spring, German pair skaters Annika Hocke, 19, and Robert Kunkel, 20, started practicing together from time to time just to keep in shape as they were both without partners. When they noticed how well it was going, they decided to team up a few months later, but not many believed their partnership would […] The post Germany’s Hocke and Kunkel aim high after successful season debut appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 9, 2020

Russia’s Artur Danielian gained more and more momentum throughout the 2019-20 season and topped it off by taking the silver medal in his debut at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in January. As the second-best Russian man in Graz, behind new European Champion Dmitri Aliev, the 16-year-old was named to the World team and […] The post Breakthrough motivates Russia’s Artur Danielian for next season appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 8, 2020

2020 Junior Worlds Ladies’ Free Skate Kamila Valieva of Russia maintained her lead after the Short Program to capture the Ladies’ title on Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia. Teammate Daria Usacheva rose from third to pocket the silver, while USA’s Alysa Liu took the bronze. Valieva gave a brilliant skate to “Exogenesis Symphony,” which featured a […] The post Kamila Valieva captures Junior World gold in season debut appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 8, 2020

2020 Junior Worlds Free Dance USA’s Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik moved up from third to capture the Ice Dance title after the Free Dance took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on Saturday afternoon. Maria Kazakova and Georgy Reviya from Georgia maintained second to win the silver—the first medal of any color for Georgia in this event, […] The post Nguyen and Kolesnik dance to Junior World title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 7, 2020

2020 Junior Worlds Men’s Free Skate Andrei Mozalev of Russia rose from second after the Short Program to capture the gold after the Free Skate in the Men’s event on Friday night in Tallinn, Estonia. Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama slipped to second for the silver, while Russia’s Petr Gumennik catapulted to third to pocket the bronze. […] The post Andrei Mozalev nabs Junior World title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 6, 2020

2020 Junior Worlds Ladies’ Short Program Kamila Valieva of Russia took the lead in the Ladies’ Short Program in Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday afternoon. South Korea’s Haein Lee, who finished eighth last year, is currently in second, followed by Russia’s Daria Usacheva. Valieva gave a confident and solid skate to “Girl on the Ball,” landing […] The post Kamila Valieva front runner at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 6, 2020

2020 Junior Worlds Pairs’ Free Skate Russia’s Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov maintained their overnight lead, securing a Russian sweep in the Pairs’ event on Thursday night in Tallinn, Estonia. Teammates Kseniia Akhanteva and Valerii Kolesov and Iulia Artemeva and Mikhail Nazarychev pocketed the silver and bronze, respectively, in their first outing at this event. […] The post Panfilova and Rylov claim Pairs’ title at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 5, 2020

2020 Junior Worlds Rhythm Dance Russia’s Elizaveta Shanaeva and Devid Naryzhnyy took a narrow lead after the Rhythm Dance in Tallinn, Estonia, on Thursday afternoon, followed closely by Georgia’s Maria Kazakova and Georgy Reviya and USA’s Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik. Shanaeva and Naryzhnyy were precise and sharp in their “Bonnie and Clyde” routine, meeting all […] The post Shanaeva and Naryzhnyy take narrow lead at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 5, 2020

Embed from Getty Images 2020 Junior Worlds Pairs’ Short Program Russia’s Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov led a Russian sweep in the Pairs’ Short Program on Wednesday night in Tallinn, Estonia. Teammates Kseniia Akhanteva and Valerii Kolesov and Iulia Artemeva and Mikhail Nazarychev are neck and neck with only a 0.18 difference in scores. Panfilova […] The post Panfilova and Rylov: ‘We didn’t expect the points to be 70+” appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 4, 2020

Embed from Getty Images 2020 Junior Worlds Men’s Short Program Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama took the lead in the Men’s Short Program in Tallinn, Estonia, on Wednesday afternoon, followed closely by Russia’s Andrei Mozalev. USA’s Andrew Torgashev is currently in third and there are only five or less points separating the skaters in third through 11th […] The post Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama takes lead at Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

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