Papadakis and Cizeron: A Special Rendezvous

By Hiro Yoshida

This week sees Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron go for a potentially record-breaking fifth consecutive European title in Minsk, Belarus. It would be a feat never achieved by any ice dance team in the history of the championships, but for the French ice dance is about more than medals or points. (more…)

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Jason Brown: “I Know I Am Capable Of More”

By Hiro Yoshida

The last six months has seen Jason Brown (24) embark on the biggest change of his skating career. As he heads to the United States National Championships in Detroit, Michigan, he explains why what happens this week does not matter so much to him in the grand scheme of things. (more…)

Daniel Samohin: “Competition Is Important”

By Hiro Yoshida

Since winning the World Junior title in 2016, Daniel Samohin’s career has been full of highs and lows. With his first major test of 2019 coming up at this week’s European Championships in Minsk, Belarus, he is looking to finally fulfil the promise he showed in the junior ranks. (more…)

Aleksei Krasnozhon: “Skating Is My Whole Life”

By Miwako Nagata
It has been more than eight months since 2017 United States national junior champion Aleksei Krasnozhon (18) withdrew from the 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria last March due to a sprain in his right ankle. A fall on a quadruple Salchow, the first jump in his free skate, prevented him from continuing despite having a strong shot to take the World Junior title as he held a comfortable lead after the short programme.

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Grand Prix Final: James and Cipres Capture First Title

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The culmination of both the Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix series took place in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend with a breakthrough performance from a French duo being the standout moment from the event. (more…)

Double Gold for Japan at NHK Trophy

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The 40th edition of the NHK Trophy in Hiroshima, Japan was a happy hunting ground for the home skaters as they nabbed both singles titles. (more…)

Hanyu Supreme In Helsinki

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There was star power on show in Helsinki this weekend for the third stage of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. (more…)

James And Cipres Clinch First Grand Prix Title

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Skate Canada was the second stop on this season’s ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating and it provided some surprise performances over the course of the weekend in Laval, Quebec. (more…)