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.
In Focus presents the best pictures of the events. Have a look at the exceptional images taken at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Egna/Neumarkt last weekend.
Kseniia Sinitsyna (RUS), Daniel Grassl (ITA), Petr Gumennik (RUS) and ice dancers Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva/Andrey Filatov (RUS) grabbed the last available spots for the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final as this season‘s Junior Grand Prix series concluded in Egna/Neumarkt (ITA) this weekend.
In Focus presents the best pictures of the events. Have a look at the exceptional images taken at the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Croatia Cup in Zagreb, Croatia last weekend.
It was a tough battle for the spots in the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at the sixth and penultimate event of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating series in Zagreb (CRO).
This week, In Focus presents to you the best pictures of the fifth ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Gdansk (POL).
U.S. Champion Alysa Liu, Ice Dancers Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (USA) and Pair Skaters Apollinariia Panfilova/Dmitry Rylov (RUS) secured their tickets to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Torino with victories at the fifth ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Gdansk (POL). Men‘s champion Daniil Samsonov (RUS) has a good chance to go to Italy as well after a first and third place on the circuit. Silver medalist Yuma Kagiyama (JPN) qualified with a gold from Riga and silver from Gdansk. The 12 medals went to six ISU members.
Many National Figure Skating Federations hold „test skates“ at the beginning of the season where their top skaters present their new programs to judges and technical specialists to receive valuable feedback. These test skates take place in August or September and they are generally closed to the public, sometimes allowing Media to attend.
There is something magical about capturing a moment in time. Have a look at the best pictures of the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Chelyabinsk and see for yourself.