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July 23, 2019

An up-front interview with two-time Canadian national champion Nam Nguyen. The skater from Ajax, Ont., talks about the post-Olympic season, touring with Stars on Ice, new music for the 2019-20 season, coaching situation, and more. Related Info ISU Bio Wikipedia GS Fan Fest The post Canadian champ Nam feeling ‘settled’ for the upcoming season appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

July 17, 2019

Russian pair skaters Anastasia Mishina, 18, and Aleksandr Galliamov, 19, won each competition they entered last season with the exception of the Russian Nationals where they placed a respectable fifth at the senior level. The talented team is now moving up to the international senior level, although they still have one year of junior eligibility […] The post Russia’s Mishina and Galliamov looking to make impact at senior level appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

July 7, 2019

Russian skater Roman Savosin has quietly worked his way up over the past two seasons and surprised everyone by taking the silver medal at the 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. He was 14th in 2017 and fifth in 2018. This medal was the perfect way for the Muscovite to finish his junior career, […] The post Russia’s Roman Savosin eager to debut at the senior Grand Prix appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 27, 2019

Spurred by a successful post-Olympic season, Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva is preparing for next year by trying out a few new things. For the first time, the 2015 World Champion is working with Shae-Lynn Bourne and went to South Carolina last week. “Finally my dream comes true. I wanted to work with her for a long […] The post Tuktamysheva changes new Short Program; explores new directions appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 19, 2019

Russian pair skaters Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin have collected a silver and a bronze medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in the past two years and now have set their eyes on the top prize for the upcoming season. Following their vacation in May, the team started their season’s preparations at […] The post Russia’s Kostiukovich and Ialin target senior nationals; eye gold for 2020 Junior Worlds appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 12, 2019

While Italy’s Matteo Rizzo has been improving year after year, it was this past season that the figure skater really broke through by taking the bronze medal at the 2019 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk, Belarus. It was the first European Championship medal for an Italian man in ten years since Samuel Contest […] The post Italy’s Rizzo to train with Orser in the summer appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 5, 2019

  When Olympian Maria Sotskova hit a personal low at Russian Nationals last December, finishing 16th in a deep field of her compatriots, the skater naturally put her career in question. Now, however, the 19-year-old has quickly realized that she is not yet done with the sport and is preparing for the upcoming season with […] The post Maria Sotskova: ‘I can’t give up. This is what I love’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

June 2, 2019

The “best of the best” for the 2018-19 Figure Skating season There were so many great moments during the 2018-19 Figure Skating season! The organizing committee used a weighted-scoring method based on the nominations in over 25 categories to determine the top finalists. Come vote for and discuss your favorites! Polls close on Jun 30, […] The post 2019 Golden Skate Accolades appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 28, 2019

While Russian ice dancers Betina Popova and Sergey Mozgov say that they are “terrible athletes” and very difficult to work with, they ended their season with a highlight by striking gold at the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, in March. Now they are fully motivated for the upcoming 2019-20 season while working with coach Anjelika […] The post Russia’s Popova and Mozgov are ‘on the right track’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 22, 2019

  Russian pair skaters Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert took an important step forward this past season, winning their first gold medals in the ISU Grand Prix Series and their first World medal—a bronze. Looking ahead to the upcoming 2019-20 season, the duo is aiming higher and wants to establish themselves as the number one […] The post Zabiiako and Enbert: ‘Everything is falling into place’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 17, 2019

  USA’s Tomoki Hiwatashi ended this season with a high note when he won the 2019 World Junior title in Zagreb, Croatia—three months after a disappointing result at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Final. “I was definitely disappointed with the results,” said Hiwatashi of the Final. “I wasn’t expecting that. I expected myself to […] The post USA’s Tomoki Hiwatashi comes to 2019-20 season with renewed confidence appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 10, 2019

2018 Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva (Евгения Медведева) of Russia talks about what she has learned since last year, her music for the 2019-20 figure skating season, her tour with Stars on Ice, and more. The post Evgenia Medvedeva: ‘This year was more important than last’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

May 7, 2019

  France’s Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres skated from one success to the next this past season, becoming the first French pair team to win the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and the first French pair in 87 years to claim the European title. The duo won every competition they entered with the […] The post ‘Setbacks’ not a problem for France’s James and Cipres appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 25, 2019

Russian figure skater Andrei Lazukin has been around for a while, but over this past season, he has skated out of the shadows and right into the limelight. The long-time student of Alexei Mishin got into the 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama as a substitute for Russian Champion Maxim Kovtun, who withdrew […] The post Russia’s Andrei Lazukin skates out of the shadows appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 13, 2019

The 2019 ISU World Team Trophy concluded on Saturday with the Pairs’ and Ladies’ Free Skate in Fukuoka, Japan. Team USA placed first with a total of 117 points, followed by Team Japan (104) and Team Russia (102). It was the fourth time Team USA has taken gold in the six times the event has […] The post Team USA wins fourth World Team Trophy gold appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 12, 2019

The 2019 ISU World Team Trophy continued on Friday with the Pairs’ Short Program, Free Dance, and the Men’s Free Skate in Fukuoka, Japan. Team USA currently leads with 91 points, followed by Team Japan (79) and Team Russia (70). The ISU World Team Trophy format is based on a competition consisting of the six […] The post Team USA gains momentum on day two at World Team Trophy appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

April 11, 2019

The 2019 ISU World Team Trophy kicked off a three-day competition with the Rhythm Dance, followed by the Ladies’ and Men’s Short Program in Fukuoka, Japan, on Thursday. Team USA currently leads with 50 points, followed by Team Japan (48) and Team Russia (38). The ISU World Team Trophy format is based on a competition […] The post Team USA grabs lead in World Team Trophy appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 23, 2019

USA’s Nathan Chen defended his title in the Men’s event at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on in Saitama, Japan on Saturday night. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan moved up from fourth place to take the silver—his sixth world medal, while USA’s Vincent Zhou earned the bronze in his second appearance at […] The post Chen defends World title with record scores appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 23, 2019

Olympic silver medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron from France won their fourth World title in Ice Dance at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia maintained second to earn the silver—their first world medal, while USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue moved up won spot to claim […] The post Papadakis and Cizeron defend World title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

March 22, 2019

Alina Zagitova of Russia pounced on the gold medal in the Ladies’ event at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships on Friday night in Saitama, Japan with nearly 13 points to spare. Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan took the silver, becoming the first lady from Kazakhstan to win a world medal, while Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva pocketed […] The post Zagitova pounces on World gold in Saitama appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

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