September 3, 2015

  • Skating Articles on Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Cody's tales: Dolkiewicz blogs from JGP USA: Pairs skater gives readers behind-the-scenes look from Colorado Springs - by Cody Dolkiewicz, IceNetwork News

    JGP USA Dance Preview - by Amber Lewis, Ice Musings

    JGP USA Pairs Preview - by Amber Lewis, Ice Musings

    JGP USA Ladies Preview - by Amber Lewis, Ice Musings

    JGP USA Men’s Preview - by Amber Lewis, Ice Musings

    Chronicling returns, retirements, splits, and other news: 2015 Edition - by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

    Patrick Chan back at his competitive best - by Lori Ewing, Nanaimo Daily News 

    Don't expect any trash talk between Patrick Chan, Nam Nguyen - by Mike Koreen, Toronto Sun

    Ciara Hoey to represent Ireland in Austria at Junior Grand Prix - Source, Womans Sports Journal

    Jeremy Ten named as the Athlete Ambassador for Skate Canada International in Lethbridge - Source,

    Javier Raya moved to Toronto in search of a jump in results - Source,

    Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Cast Announcement - Source,

    Figures...everything old is new again! - by Jaya Kanal,

    World Champion figure skater Fernandez joins Canadian champs Daleman, Nguyen at Orser's gala Sept. 5 in Port Carling - Source,

    Marigold IceUnity and the Rockettes representing the Finnish GP-finals and Shanghai Trophy - Source,

September 2, 2015

September 1, 2015

  • Skating Articles on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    2015 JGP of Figure Skating Colorado Springs, CO USA Official Annoucement - Source,

    Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Honored by U.S. Figure Skating - by Brooks Bratten, Ford Ice

    South Korean figure skating legend Yuna Kim signs on as Ambassador for Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games - by Brittany Millsap,

    Skating Union is fighting for release for Savchenko / Massot: Meeting between French and German Federations to attempt resolution - Source,

    Meng and Meng stay in top-five at Junior Grand Prix - Source,

    Top ranked Synchronized Skating countries to participate at ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2015 - Source,

    ISU establishes an Officials Assessment Commission - Source,

    2015 Skate America Official Facebook Page - Source,

    ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015/16 - Colorado Springs, CO / USA Official Time and Practice Schedule - Source,

    Editorial Too many 'ifs' in L.A.'s Olympic projections - Source, Los Angeles Times

August 31, 2015

August 30, 2015

  • The Russian Ladies Figure Skating Pipeline: It’s long, deep and gushes forth its latest talent!

    Just when I think, “How long can this endless cadre of Russian baby ballerinas last?”, the next one, 13 yr.- old Alisa Fedichkina pops up out of nowhere. What is in the Russian water? Whatever it is that seems to perpetuate this grand and seemingly endless list of potential future great Russian lady skaters, for skating fans around the globe it is exciting to behold.

    Junior Grand Prix, Riga introduced to the world yet again another future star in the form of Alisa Fedichkina. Her entrance on the International skating scene was, for this skating blogger at least, supremely delightful in every respect.

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    Born on Valentines Day (Feb 14) 2002 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Alisa resides now in Saint Petersburg where she trains under Evgeni Rukavicin. Her participation at JGP Riga was her international competitive debut and what a debut it was.

    Her short program opening pose (one knee on the ice) perked my attention right away. What happened after that, well, it was glorious.

    Displaying a level of artistry far beyond her years, Alisa performed with a light, airy and playful quality that brought a huge smile to my face. Her music, Valse Sentimentale, Op.51, No.6 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Olga Glinka, was perfect for her 13 years. It allowed her to display her expressive talent to perfection and she won the short program portion of the competition.

    Alisa had a few problems in her free program skating to Nos Souvenirs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and choreographed by Vyacheslav Maksimov. She under-rotated both the triple-toe and double-toe portion of her three jump combination 2A+3T+2T, and received four -3s and five -2s GOE marks for her single loop and all 0 GOEs across the board from all judges for a singled triple lutz jump. Her program component score total was 3 points higher than her technical mark total. This overall performance dropped her to a final 4th place finish less than a point off the podium in her very first JGP event.

    Regardless, in this bloggers opinion Alisa has made her mark with an outstanding debut on the world stage. What lingers in my memory is the delight of her outstanding Short Program and the anticipation for what is in store from this young lady for the future of Ladies competitive figure skating.

  • Skating Articles on Sunday, August 30, 2015

    Aliev jumps up standings to earn gold at JGP Latvia: Popova, Vlasenko take dance; Krasnozhon wins Team USA's lone medal - Source, IceNetwork News

    2015 JGP Riga play-by-play/videos/results: Men's free skate - by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

    The time has come…. by Alexa and Chris, The Official Scimeca-Knierim Website

    Five questions with Champs Camp rookies: Bell enjoys bonding with roommates; Kayne, O'Shea push boundaries - by Amy Rosewater, IceNetwork News

    Jacob Simon's JGP Latvia Vlog - Day 1 - by Jacob Simon, IceNetwork News

    Simon's JGP Latvia vlog - Day 2 - by Jacob Simon, IceNetwork News

    Simon's JGP Latvia vlog - Day 3 - by Jacob Simon, IceNetwork News

    Sota Yamamoto sets sights on Junior World title - by Wei Xiong, Golden Skate News

    No Sharing of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, IOC Says - Source, The Ghosunilbo

    Kim Yu-na Woos Support for Pyeongchang Olympics - Source, The Chosunilbo

August 29, 2015

  • Skating Articles on Saturday, August 29, 2015

    2015 JGP Riga play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate - by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

    Sotskova rallies to win ladies gold at JGP Latvia: Ukrainians top pairs podium; Popova, Vlasenko take lead in short dance - Source, IceNetwork News

    Who will be the pairs breakout stars in 2015-16? Icenetwork predicts which teams will come into their own this season - Source, IceNetwork News

    Return To Open Pro Competitions (Part 5: The IPSA British/World Professional Championships) - by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

    “Queen Yuna” reigns again over the Winter Youth Olympic Games - Source,

    Five questions with Champs Camp rookies: Bell enjoys bonding with roommates; Kayne, O'Shea push boundaries - by Amy Rosewater, IceNetwork News

    JSC Medal Winners - Source, The Post-Journal

    Skate For Hope returns to Southwest Florida ice - by John Trierweiler,

    New ‘Skate’ program comes to Skating Club for 2015-16 - Source, Southwestern Ontario

    Stephen O’Malley swaps in Sunn O))) for ice dancing… unitard TBA - by Marty Slattery,

    Moldova debuted at international skating stage - by Vladislav Luchianov, World Figure Skating

August 28, 2015

  • Skating Articles on Friday, August 28, 2015

    Vasiljevs thrills home crowd with first-place skate: Russia 1-2 in ladies; Krasnozhon jumps into third; Ukraine leads pairs - Source, IceNetwork News

    Korpi announces retirement from competition: Five-time Finnish champion says she wants to stay involved in skating - Source, IceNetwork News

    Stop the presses: Kiira Korpi announces retirement - by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

    How to Organize Training Cycles - by Tom Zakrajsek, Tom Z's Blog

    Patrick Chan: Competitive Fire Burns Bright - by Robert Brodie, International Figure Skating

    'One step at a time': Ge prefers to take things slow: Uzbekistani skater fills summer with choreography, sports management - by Vladislav Luchianov, IceNetwork News

    School Figures will change your skating... FOR THE BETTER! - Source,

    Christina Carreira is blogging from Riga! - Source,

    Team skate home with bronze medal: Figure Skaters do Dundalk Proud - Source, The Argus

    FREE Skating and Lessons at MRC’s Ice Arena Open House!!! - Source, The Courier-Gazette

    Skater feels at home at the ice rink - by Sarah Ferguson, Fort Erie Times

    Students share passion for figure skating - by Alley Stroh, West Fargo Pioneer

August 27, 2015

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