Felipe Montoya: Stepping Onto The Biggest Stage

By Hiro Yoshida

At the age of 27, Spanish figure skater Felipe Montoya has secured his dream of competing at this month’s PyeongChang Olympic Games. With just a few days left until his debut at a global event, he is ready to show the world his very best. (more…)

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Denis Ten: “Korea Is Not A Foreign Place For Me”

By Hiro Yoshida

Since winning the bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Denis Ten has endured four years of highs and lows in competition and battled with injury. As he approaches his third Olympics in his ancestral homeland, the Kazakhstani skater has more on his mind than merely winning a medal. (more…)

Low Key Four Continents Makes History

While many of leading skaters chose to skip this year’s Four Continents Figure Skating Championships so close to the PyeongChang Olympic Games next month, there was plenty of high level skating in Taipei City which hosted the 20th edition of the event. (more…)

James and Ciprès: C’est Something

By Hiro Yoshida

Last season was when it all finally came together for Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès. After achieving their long-stated goal of medalling at the European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the French pair matched their best-ever finish at a World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. One year on from their European breakthrough, they are back on the same stage and aiming even higher. (more…)

Cain And LeDuc: Finding That Perfect Moment

By Hiro Yoshida

Later this week, Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc will be among several pairs vying for what will be the United States of America’s lone spot at the 2018 PyeongChang. In just their second season as a team, the Americans have their sights set on fulfilling their Olympic dreams in South Korea next month. (more…)

Maria Sotskova: “I don’t have any room for mistakes”

By Marina Lee

The abundance of female figure skating talent that Russia has been blessed with in recent years has lead many to overlook Maria Sotskova. However, her consistent results over the past two seasons as a senior have proved that she is a fierce competitor. At the Russian National Figure Skating Championships in St. Petersburg this weekend, she will once more be searching for two performances to take her closer to a spot at next February’s Olympic Games. (more…)

Skate America Wraps Up Race For Grand Prix Final

After five previous stops through Russia, Canada, China, Japan and France, the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating  reached its final stop in Lake Placid, United States where the remaining qualifiers for the Grand Prix Final in Nagoya, Japan were decided. (more…)