This week, In Focus shines a light on the best pictures taken during the first ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating event of the season, Skate America, that took place in Las Vegas (USA).
Anna Shcherbakova of Russia landed two quad Lutzes to clinch gold in her ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series debut at Skate America on Saturday. Overnight leader Bradie Tennell (USA) took the silver and Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva pulled up from fifth place to claim the bronze.
Two-time World Ice Dance medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) sealed their second Skate America title Saturday in Las Vegas. Russians Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin earned the silver medal and Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Sorensen of Canada picked up the bronze, their first Grand Prix medal.
World Champion Nathan Chen (USA) scored a runaway victory on home ice, striking gold at Skate America with 45 points to spare as Skate America continued Saturday in Las Vegas. USA teammate Jason Brown moved up from fourth to earn the silver medal and the bronze went to Russia’s Dmitri Aliev.
China’s Cheng Peng/Yang Jin scored their first ever victory at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating as they skated to gold at Skate America in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Bradie Tennell (USA) posted a personal best score to claim the Ladies Short Program as the first day of competition concluded at Skate America in Las Vegas (USA) on Friday. Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto and Wakaba Higuchi are ranked second and third.
Two-time World Ice Dance medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) are right on track to defend their Skate America title after they danced to the lead in the Rhythm Dance at Skate America in Las Vegas on Friday.
China’s Cheng Peng/Yang Jin skated to the lead in the Pairs Short Program as Skate America opened Friday in Las Vegas (USA). Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin of Russia are currently ranked second, followed by US Champions Ashley Cain-Gribble/Timothy Le Duc.
A joint press conference will be held on October 26, 2019 at 23:00 GMT (16:00 PDT) at Prospera Place in Kelowna (CAN) on the occasion of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate Canada International.
Two-time and reigning ISU World Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and several world medalists open their season this week at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate America in Las Vegas (USA), the first event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2019/2020. Skate America is the first of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.
The World's best Figure Skaters including reigning Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS), 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Champion Nathan Chen (USA) and four-time Ice Dance ISU World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), two-time ISU World Pairs Champions Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) as well as Olympic, ISU World, ISU European and ISU Four Continents medalists are getting ready to take center stage now as the attention shifts to the six events of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series 2019/20.
The ISU is pleased to announce that all ISU Events, from the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, ISU World Cup Speed Skating, ISU World Cup Short Track Series and ISU Championships will be live streamed on the Skating ISU YouTube Channel as of season 2019/20.
Men wear black skating boots, women wear white or sometimes tan-coloured skating boots. However, that was not always the case. In the first decades of Figure Skating competitions, men and women wore only black skating boots as you can see on old footage and photographs.
Seven events, seven countries, seven weeks, thousands of jumps, spins, steps performed, 394 young skaters/couples representing 68 ISU members, amazing performances and emerging stars highlighted the 22nd season of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2019/20.