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…)

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Ilyushechkina and Moscovitch: Two Become One

By Hiro Yoshida

The union of Lubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch in 2014 as a team put together two skaters who each brought their own distinct style of pairs skating to the table. As they head into their final Canadian championships this weekend, they reflect over the past four seasons and look forward to life beyond skating. (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…)

European Skaters Sweep Titles In Grenoble

Just under 50 years after the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, world class figure skating returned to the city of Grenoble as it hosted the Internationaux de France de Patinage 2017, the fifth stop on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. (more…)

Veterans Take Centre Stage At NHK Trophy

For the first time in 17 years, no Japanese skater stood on the podium at the NHK Trophy. Despite the lack of hardware for the home team, there were still many noteworthy moments at this year’s edition in Osaka. (more…)