Recaps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Recap: Skate America

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss The 2018 ISU Grand Prix season officially began from October 19-21 in Everett, Washington. Ten couples representing seven countries competed for prize money and points. Four teams participated in their first Grand Prix event. The...

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Recap: 2018 Autumn Classic International

by Anne Calder & Francesca | Photo by Francesca The 2018 CS Autumn Classic International was held in Oakville, ON, Canada. The Challenger event debuted in 2014 with Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier (CAN), and...

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Recap: 2018 U.S. Challenge Skate

by Anne Calder | Photo courtesy of Sabrina Foti U.S. Figure Skating launched the Challenge Skate in 2012 in conjunction with the newly created U.S. International Figure Skating Classic held in Salt Lake City, UT. Its goals were to create an atmosphere of international...

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