Recaps

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 Nationals’ medalists...

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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 step...

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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 &Alex...

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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 with two gold medal...

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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 the Final...

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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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2016 Skate America Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Robin Ritoss Skate America, the first 2016 Grand Prix event, was held in Chicago, IL from October 21-23. Ten dance teams representing seven countries competed for prize money and qualifying points for the Final in Marseilles, France from...

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2016 Finlandia Trophy Recap

by Anne Calder | Photo by Irina Tsimfer Finlandia Trophy was the last Challenger Series warm-up event before the ISU Grand Prix kicks off with Skate America on October 21. It was held last week in Espoo, Finland. Ten teams from eight countries competed. Two teams...

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2016 Junior Grand Prix Pokal der Blauen Schwerter Recap

by Anne Calder  The 47th Pokal der Blauen Schwerter - last of the 2016 JGP events - was hosted by Dresden, Germany, from October 5-8. Fourteen ice dance teams from 11 countries competed. Two qualified for the Final in Marseilles, France. Short Dance The USA, Russia,...

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2016 Ondrej Nepela Memorial Recap

by Anne Calder Two Challenger Series events were held September 28-October 1. While some skaters were competing in Bratislava, Slovakia in Europe others were asleep in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Personal best scores were recorded at both sites. Thirteen dancers...

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