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.
Camille de Serres-Rainville remembers being a wide-eyed 14-year-old, watching on her living room television, when Marianne St-Gelais captivated a nation by winning the first of her three Olympic medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
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.
For the first time in Short Track history, every World Cup qualifying event will be available to watch worldwide on ISU Facebook and YouTube.
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.
Short Track Speed Skating returns for another exhilarating season this weekend, November 2-4, with the ISU World Cup Short Track in Calgary, Canada. The weekend’s event will be the first of five World Cup events, in a season that will also feature the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, ISU Junior World Short Track Speed Skating Championships and the sport’s showpiece, the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships.
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.