Russians Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert skated to the first Grand Prix gold medal of their career in Helsinki on Saturday. Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise of Italy took the silver, edging newcomers Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin of Russia by less than one point. The young Russian pair earned the bronze medal in their debut on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
Alexandra Stepanova/Ivan Bukin of Russia danced to a narrow lead in the Rhythm Dance, edging Italy’s Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri by less than a point. Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter (USA) came third as the first day of competition at the Helsinki Grand Prix concluded Friday.
Olympic Champion Alina Zagitova of Russia captured the lead in the Ladies Short Program at the Grand Prix Helsinki on Friday. In an event with some surprises, Japan’s Yuna Shiraiwa placed second, edging Loena Hendrickx of Belgium.
Italy’s Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise grabbed a narrow lead in the Pairs Short Program ahead of Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert of Russia on the first day of competition in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Helsinki on Friday.
Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS) will be in action at the third event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series 2018/19 in Helsinki (FIN) this week.
Daria Pavliuchenko/Denis Khodykin of Russia didn’t need long to get to the top: Less than two years after teaming up, this young couple won the World Junior title in 2018 in their debut at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia last March. Now the Muscovites have taken the next step and will debut at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Helsinki (FIN) this week.
Watch the magnificent highlights from the ISU Grand Prix Skate Canada International.
Ten Ice Dance couples competed at Skate Canada in Laval, and five of them train together in the Montreal Ice Dance school: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA), Marie-Jade Lauriault/Romain Le Gac (FRA), Olivia Smart/Adrian Diaz (ESP), Shiyue Wang/Xinyu Liu (CHN) and Carolane Soucisse/Shane Firus (CAN).
Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva clinched her first ISU Grand Prix gold medal in four years, edging out Japan’s Mako Yamashita by 0.26 points as the competition wrapped up at Skate Canada International in Laval, QC, on Saturday. Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia surged from seventh to take the bronze medal.
USA’s Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue danced to their second consecutive Grand Prix gold medal and are the first skaters to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final. Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov of Russia secured the silver medal, while Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier of Canada surged from sixth to grab the bronze medal.
World and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno of Japan fought back in the Free Skating to take gold as Skate Canada International continued Saturday in Laval, QC. Canada’s Keegan Messing earned the silver medal and Junhwan Cha of Korea claimed the bronze.
Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres of France skated to their first Grand Prix gold medal with 20 points to spare as the Skate Canada International continued on Saturday. China’s Cheng Peng/Yang Jin claimed the silver and the bronze went to Canadians Kirsten Moore-Towers/Michael Marinaro.
The 2015 World Champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia skated to a confident lead in the Ladies Short Program at the Skate Canada International in Laval, QC, on Friday. Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi was second and Mako Yamashita third.
World silver medalists Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) came out on top in the Rhythm Dance as the Skate Canada International continued in Laval, QC with the Ice Dance event. Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov were second in the first segment of the competition and Olivia Smart/ Adrian Diaz of Spain came third.