No-one in figure skating would have been surprised if Carolina Kostner had decided to hang up her skates following the 2014 Olympics. The much-admired Italian had fulfilled all the promise she had shown since competing in the junior ranks by winning a World Championship title in 2012, five European golds and claiming Olympic bronze in Sochi three years ago. (more…)
Following the World Championships in Helsinki earlier this year and a few weeks of speculation, the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating assignments were announced on Friday afternoon. The scene for the opening act of the 2017/2018 Olympic season has now been set. (more…)
As expected, the ladies event was dominated by Russia and it was a Russian who stood on the highest step on the podium for the third consecutive year. It was also notable that Elizaveta Tuktamysheva was not here to defend her title.