Russian Skaters Sweep Finlandia Titles

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This weekend saw skaters tune up for the Grand Prix Series at Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland, while the Junior Grand Prix landed in Ljubljana, Slovenia for its penultimate stop. (more…)

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Tim Dolensky: Looking Back and Forward

By Miwako Nagata

After participating in several summer competitions, Timothy Dolensky (26) of the United States, travelled to Europe to compete at Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy earlier this month. He was accompanied by his new coach, Daniil Barantsev, who also choreographed his new short program to “Spark” by Amber Run. Dolensky moved to Texas from his hometown of Atlanta in the spring of 2017 mainly for the opportunity to train alongside other top-level international skaters, but also work to with coaches Peter and Darlene Cain. Europe On Ice got the opportunity to interview him during the Lombardia Trophy on how his coaching change came about, what his goals are for the season and his plans for after his competitive career. (more…)

Hanyu Back In Action At Autumn Classic

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This weekend saw the much-anticipated return to competition of two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Canada. Meanwhile in Bratislava, Slovakia, a rising Japanese star performed amazing technical feats at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. (more…)

Trusova Makes History In Kaunas

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The ISU Junior Grand Prix came to Lithuania for the first time ever and that was not the only milestone of note during this weekend’s event. (more…)

Three Titles For Russia At Cup Of Austria

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The ISU Junior Grand Prix moved on to Linz, Russia for its second round and for the second week in a row Russia was the dominant nation at the competition. (more…)

ISU Junior Grand Prix Kicks Off In Bratislava

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The first part of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating took place over the weekend in Slovakia’s capital city with some spectacular performances from the young skaters participating. (more…)

Chock and Bates: Finding Strength and Love Through Adversity

By Hiro Yoshida

After finishing second at the 2015 World Championships and backing that up with a World bronze in 2016, most observers expected Madison Chock and Evan Bates to be on or close to the podium at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. However, things did not go to plan for the Americans and, as they embark on another Olympic cycle, they reflect on what turned out to be a trying season that made the bonds between them even stronger. (more…)