Recaps

2017 World Team Trophy Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The fifth World Team Trophy (WTT) was held at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan before a three-day audience of 28,000 cheering fans. The April 2017 event, which was first held in 2009 after the World Championships, included...

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2017 World Championships Recap

by Anne Calder The 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships were held March 27 – April 2 at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The 15,000-seat venue previously hosted the 2009 Europeans and the 1999 Worlds. Thirty-two ice dance teams competed in the Short...

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2017 World Junior Championships Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The World Junior Championships were held in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei March 15-19. 31 ice dance teams from 24 ISU nations competed in the short dance with twenty qualifying for the free dance. SHORT DANCE After the short dance,...

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2017 Bavarian Open Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julie Gart The Bavarian Open was held in Oberstdorf, Germany February 14-19. Fifty-five ice dance teams from 27 countries competed in Seniors, Juniors, and Advanced Novice. Seniors The podium included Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte (ITA),...

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2017 Four Continents Championships Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2017 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were held in Gangneung Ice Arena in the Republic of Korea February 14-19. The Championships served as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Sixteen ice dance...

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2017 European Championships Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2017 European Championships were held in Ostrava, Czech Republic January 25-29. Thirty ice dance teams competed in the Short Dance; twenty qualified for the free program. Short Dance At the short dance press conference...

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2017 U.S. Nationals Senior Dance Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman   Short Dance Thursday night at the Sprint Center, Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, and Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue faced off for the second time in six weeks. The 2016 US...

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2017 U.S. Nationals Junior Dance Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman Short Dance The 2016 silver medalists, Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons, topped the leader board with 72.42 points. They earned Level 4 for both blues patterns and the twizzles, straight-line lift, and not touching midline...

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2016/17 Grand Prix Final Recap

by Anne Calder | Photos by Melanie Heaney The six senior ice dance teams represented Canada, France, Russia, and the United States. The competitors included Olympic gold and silver medalists Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (CAN), World silver medalists Maia Shibutani...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Final Recap

  by Anne Calder | Photo by Melanie Heaney The 2015 podium winners - Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter (USA), Alla Loboda & Pavel Drozd (RUS) and Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons (USA) returned to defend or improve their rankings. Each qualified...

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2016 NHK Trophy Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The sixth Grand Prix event was held November 25-27 at the Makomanai Sekisuiheim Ice Arena in Sapporo, Japan. The arena will also host the Asian Winter Games figure skating events from February 23-26, 2017. Nine ice dance teams...

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2016 Cup of China Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2016 ISU Grand Prix Series moved to Asia for its fifth event - the Audi Cup of China hosted by Beijing from November 18-20. Ten ice dance teams representing five countries competed for prize money and points toward...

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2016 Trophee de France Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2016 Grand Prix moved 1550 miles (2494 kilometers) southwest from Moscow to Paris for the fourth event November 11-13. Ten teams from eight countries competed for prize money and qualifying points toward the GP Final in...

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2016 Rostelecom Cup Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova Moscow, Russia hosted the third event in the Grand Prix Series from November 4-6. Ten teams representing seven countries competed for prize money and points for the ISU GP Final (GPF) in Marseilles, France from December 8-11....

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2016 Skate Canada Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The second Grand Prix event, Skate Canada, has held in Mississauga, Ontario, from October 27-30.Ten teams who represented seven countries competed for prize money and qualifying points toward the Final in Marseilles, France...

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