Recaps

Recap: 2019 World Championships Free Dance

Recap: 2019 World Championships Free Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss There was a slight shift in the overnight standings. The top two after the rhythm dance, Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron and Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov, kept their spots. Americans Madison Hubbell and...

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Recap: 2019 World Championships Rhythm Dance

Recap: 2019 World Championships Rhythm Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2019 World Figure Skating Championships were held from March 14-24 in Saitama, Japan. Twenty-seven teams from 20 ISU countries competed in the Rhythm Dance. (RD) European teams won the top three spots. The last time a North...

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Recap: 2019 World Junior Championships

Recap: 2019 World Junior Championships

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The World Junior Championships, held in Zagreb, Croatia March 4-10, were won by Canada’s Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha. It was Canada’s second ice dance World Junior Championship victory in the event’s 44 year history....

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Recap: 2019 Four Continents Free Dance

Recap: 2019 Four Continents Free Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Melanie Heaney The podium included: Madison Chock & Evan Bates (gold), Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje (silver), and Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier (bronze). The free dance event was held Sunday afternoon on February 10. Earlier, the...

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Recap: 2019 Four Continents Rhythm Dance

Recap: 2019 Four Continents Rhythm Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Melanie Heaney The USA last hosted the Four Continents in 2012. The event was held in Colorado Springs and the ice dance podium included: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir of Canada (gold),  Meryl Davis & Charlie White of the United States...

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Recap: 2019 European Championships

Recap: 2019 European Championships

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova Minsk, Belarus hosted the 2019 European Championships January 21-27. Twenty-five couples representing 16 countries competed in the rhythm dance. The top 20 qualified for the free dance. The podium included: (gold) Gabriiella...

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Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Senior Dance

Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Senior Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman The 2019 ice dancers skated to a packed and enthusiastic audience both nights in Detroit. Many came to cheer on local favorites, but left discovering new talent to support. The award ceremony was a trip down memory lane. Past...

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Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Junior Dance

Recap: 2019 U.S. Nationals – Junior Dance

by Anne Calder | Photo by Daphne Backman The 2019 Junior Ice Dance podium: Caroline Green & Gordon Green (gold), Avonley Nguyen & Vadym Kolesnik (silver), Eliana Gropman & Ian Somerville (bronze) and Oona Brown & Gage Brown (pewter). Rhythm Dance The...

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Recap: 2018 Grand Prix Final

Recap: 2018 Grand Prix Final

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2018 Grand Prix Final (GPF) was held in Vancouver, BC Canada from December 6-9. Six couples representing Italy (1), Russia (3), and the USA (2) competed for medals and prize money. Five teams made their GPF debut – one...

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Recap: 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final

Recap: 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final

by Anne Calder The Junior Grand Prix Final was held in conjunction with the senior event in Vancouver, Canada from December 6-9. Three teams represented Russia plus one each from Canada, Georgia and the USA. Russian couples claimed the top three spots in both the...

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Recap: 2018 Internationaux de France

Recap: 2018 Internationaux de France

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The last of the six Grand Prix competitions was held in Grenoble, France from November 23-25. Ten teams representing six countries competed for prize money and points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final. The final podium...

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Recap: Rostelecom Cup

Recap: Rostelecom Cup

by Anne Calder | Photo by Julia Komarova The fifth Grand Prix series event was hosted by Moscow, Russia from November 16-18. Nine couples from seven countries competed for prize money and points toward the Grand Prix Final which will take place in Vancouver from...

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Recap: 2018 NHK Trophy

Recap: 2018 NHK Trophy

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Hiroshima, Japan first hosted NHK Trophy in 1991. The ice dance podium included Russian gold and silver medalists Maya Usova & Alexander Zhulin and Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov. Italy's Stefania Calegri & Pasquale...

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Recap: 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki

Recap: 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki

by Anne Calder | Photos by Robin Ritoss Helsinki, Finland made history when it hosted its first Grand Prix of Figure Skating event from November 2-4. Ten teams representing six countries competed for prize money and points to qualify for the GP Final. Finland...

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Recap: 2018 Skate Canada

Recap: 2018 Skate Canada

by Anne Calder | Photos by Daphne Backman The second event in the ISU Grand Prix Series, Skate Canada International, was held in Laval, QC Canada from October 25-28. Ten couples from seven countries completed for prize money and qualifying points for the Grand Prix...

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