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.
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…)
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…)
This week Javier Fernández embarks on another Grand Prix tourney as he approaches the twilight of his career. In the past year, the Spanish skating pioneer has seen many highs and lows and the next few months will determine if he will be able to fulfil his ultimate goal of standing on the Olympic rostrum. (more…)
With a silver medal at the 2017 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Dmitri Aliev finished his junior career on a high. As he makes the transition to the senior ranks, he looks back on the first part of his career and forward to a promising future. (more…)
The 2017 Four Continents Championships held this week in Gangneung, South Korea served as the test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in 12 months time. There was no shortage of thrilling performances in this year’s championships. (more…)