Recaps

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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Recap: 2018 U.S. International Classic

September 18, 2018 Anne Calder Salt Lake City, Utah was a whirlwind of athletic excitement last week. Figure skating claimed the attention of avid fans with the second ISU Challenger competition and the US Novice and Junior Challenge Skate. Saturday, purple and red...

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Junior Worlds Recap: Skoptcova, Aleshin win Gold

by Daphne Backman & Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss   Short Dance The short dance competition at the World Junior Championships took place on Wednesday, March 7. The top 20 teams, from the full roster of 28 couples, advanced to the free dance. Only three teams...

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2018 Olympics: Free Dance Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron placed 13th at the 2014 World Championships and, soon after, moved with coach Romain Haguenauer to Montréal to work with Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon. In 2015 and 2016,...

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2018 Olympics: Short Dance Recap

by Daphne Backman | Photo by Robin Ritoss The ice dance event at the Olympics got underway with 24 teams taking the ice with several goals in mind – to qualify for the free dance or to fight for a medal or both! In contrast to the Team Event where only one team...

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