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February 20, 2019

Alexander Samarin Last month, Alexander Samarin headed into the ISU European Figure Skating Championships as the “number three” of the Russian men. The national bronze medalist competed alongside teammates Maxim Kovtun, four-time and current Russian champion, and Mikhail Kolyada, two-time Russian champion and current silver medalist. In a field of what began with 37 men, […] The post Alexander Samarin: ‘All setbacks make me stronger’ appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 11, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Free Dance In a surprising turn of events, USA’s Madison Chock and Evan Bates took gold in the the Ice Dance at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Sunday afternoon, while teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue slid to fourth place. Canadian champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won the silver, while teammates Piper […] The post Chock and Bates take surprise gold in Ice Dance at Four Continents appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 10, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Men’s Free Skate Japan’s Shoma Uno rebounded from a fourth-place short program to capture the gold in the Men’s event at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night. Defending champion Boyang Jin of China moved up one spot to win silver, while USA’s Vincent Zhou earned the bronze in his debut at this event. […] The post Revived, Uno rallies to capture first Four Continents title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 10, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Pairs’ Free Skate China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han overtook Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro to capture the gold medal in the Pairs event at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday afternoon. The win makes it their fifth title after six appearances at this event. Teammates Cheng Peng and Yang […] The post Sui and Han rebound for fifth Four Continents title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 9, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Ladies’ Free Skate In her debut at this event, Japan’s Rika Kihira rose from fifth to capture the gold in the Ladies’ discipline at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Elizabet Tursynbaeva of Kazakhstan, who won the silver, became the first lady in figure skating from her country to earn a […] The post Kihira captures gold in Anaheim in debut at Four Continents appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 9, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Rhythm Dance USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue took the lead in the Rhythm Dance at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Friday afternoon, while teammates Madison Chock and Evan Bates placed second. Canadian champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje are in a close third, and there are few points separating the top three […] The post Hubbell and Donohue grab lead at Four Continents appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 8, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Pairs’ Short Program Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro took the lead in the Pairs Short Program at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Friday afternoon. China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han and Cheng Peng and Yang Jin are currently in second and third, respectively. Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro showed marked improvement in their connection […] The post Moore-Towers and Marinaro edge out Chinese to lead Pairs at Four Contintents appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 8, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Men’s Short Program USA’s Vincent Zhou took a surprising lead ahead of South Korea’s Junhwan Cha and defending champion Boyang Jin of China in the Men’s Short Program at the 2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Zhou, who is making his first appearance at this event, was in the zone. The 2018 Tallinn Trophy silver medalist […] The post USA’s Zhou brings out the goods at 4CCs appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

February 8, 2019

2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Ladies’ Short Program USA’s Bradie Tennell holds a slight lead after the Ladies Short Program at the  2019 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Kaori Sakamoto of Japan is in a close second by just over half a point, while USA’s Mariah Bell  is in third. Tennell was strong and fluid in her performance to “Rebirth,” […] The post Bradie Tennell takes slight lead in Anaheim appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 28, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Men’s Free Skate Nathan Chen took his third national title with nearly 60 points to spare on Sunday at the 2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Vincent Zhou earned his second silver, while Jason Brown won the bronze in his eighth appearance at this event. Chen became the first man […] The post Chen dominates U.S. men to win third national title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 27, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Free Dance Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue defended their title, winning their second consecutive gold at the 2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in Detroit, Mich. Madison Chock and Bates, who were third last year, won the silver, while Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker earned the bronze, their first […] The post Hubbell and Donohue defend U.S. ice dance title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 27, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Men’s Short Program Two-time reigning U.S. champion Nathan Chen began defense of his title with 113.42 points to lead the men’s short program at the 2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Saturday in Detroit, Mich. Skating to “Caravan” by Boston Brass, the world champion opened with […] The post Chen leads U.S. men in Detroit appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 27, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Pairs’ Free Skate Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc captured the U.S. Pairs’ title at the 2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, while Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier and Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Nathan Bartholomay took silver and bronze, respectively. Cain and LeDuc gave a strong performance to music from the W.E. soundtrack, delivering a triple […] The post Cain and LeDuc capture Pair’s U.S. title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 26, 2019

2019 European Figure Skating Championships Free Dance Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won their fifth consecutive European title at the 2019 European Figure Skating Championships with 10 points to spare. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin of Russia captured the silver while Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri earned the bronze. Papadakis and Cizeron were strong in their routine to music by […] The post Papadakis and Cizeron defend European title; pockets fifth consecutive gold appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 26, 2019

2019 European Figure Skating Championships Men’s Free Skate Javier Fernandez of Spain won defended and won his seventh consecutive European title at the 2019 European Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Russia’s Alexander Samarin maintained second for the silver, while Italy’s Matteo Rizzo leapt from 10th to third overall to capture bronze. In what is to be his […] The post Fernandez snags seventh consecutive European title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 26, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Ladies’ Free Skate In her debut on the senior level, Alysa Liu from Oakland, Calif., became the youngest U.S. Ladies Champion in history on Friday night, edging out defending champion Bradie Tennell for the gold at the 2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Mariah Bell slipped to third for her second […] The post Alysa Liu swoops in for Ladies’ U.S. title; makes history appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 26, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Rhythm Dance Defending champions Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are currently if first place after the Rhythm Dance at the 2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Madison Chock and Evan Bates are close behind in second, followed by Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker. Hubbell and Donohue looked quite at home in their sultry […] The post Hubbell and Donohue lead ice dancers at U.S. nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 25, 2019

2019 European Figure Skating Championships Ladies’ Free Skate In her debut at this event, Russia’s Sofia Samodurova captured her the Ladies’ title at the 2019 European Figure Skating Championships on Friday in Minsk, Belarus. Teammate Alina Zagitova had a sub-par performance to slip to second for the silver, while Viveca Lindfors of Finland won the bronze. Samodurova, who stood in second after […] The post Samodurova shines; wins European ladies’ title appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 25, 2019

2019 European Figure Skating Championships Rhythm Dance Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France took the lead the Rhythm Dance at the 2019 European Figure Skating Championships on Friday. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin of Russia and Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri are currently second and third, respectively. Papadakis and Cizeron topped their personal best from Internationaux de France earlier […] The post Papadakis and Cizeron first after Rhythm Dance; new record appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

January 25, 2019

2019 Geico U.S. National Figure Skating Championships Ladies’ Short Program Bradie Tennell is the only lady in the field at the 2019 Geico U.S. Figure Skating Championships who has a national title on her resume, and after scoring 76.60 points to lead after the short program on Thursday in Detroit, Mich., she is in position to […] The post Strong start for Bradie Tennell at U.S. Nationals appeared first on Golden Skate. ...

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