Machida in hunt for title

Kazakh Denis Ten upstaged Tatsuki Machida in Friday’s men’s short program, while Russian teen Elena Radionova led the women’s event at the Trophee Bompard. Skate America winner Machida paid for ...

Hongo wins Cup of Russia for first Grand Prix title

Nov 16, 2014

Hongo wins Cup of Russia for first Grand Prix title

Rika Hongo captured her first career title in the Grand Prix series with a come-from-behind victory at the Cup of Russia on Saturday. The 18-year-old Hongo, performing to “Carmen” in her second GP event, rallied from second place with a clean free skate to ...

Fernandez, Chartrand take lead

Nov 15, 2014

Fernandez, Chartrand take lead

The raunchy edged out the refined in Friday’s men’s short program at the Cup of Russia, as Spain’s Javier Fernandez took the lead to the raucous strains of “Black Betty.” The rock classic was in sharp contrast to the refined Saint-Saens music that accompanied ...

Nov 8, 2014

Sotnikova to skip Cup of Russia

Sochi Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova was due to skate for her home crowd at next week’s Cup of Russia Grand Prix in Moscow, but has been replaced on the entry list by little-known 17-year-old Maria Stavitskaya. Russian figure skating federation president Alexander Gorshkov said ...

Hanyu struggles in return to ice

Nov 8, 2014

Hanyu struggles in return to ice

Cup of China World and Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu got his season off to a disappointing start on Friday, when he was second in the men’s short program at the Cup of China, the third stop on this year’s ISU Grand Prix series. “In ...

Mura vaults past Fernandez to capture Skate Canada title

Nov 2, 2014

Mura vaults past Fernandez to capture Skate Canada title

Takahito Mura upset two-time European champion Javier Fernandez to win the men’s singles title at Skate Canada on Saturday. Mura, who was the sixth-ranked skater in Japan last season, beat Fernandez by 11 points after performing his free skate to the music of “The ...

Mura trailing Fernandez

Nov 1, 2014

Mura trailing Fernandez

Back-to-back European champion Javier Fernandez finished first in the men’s short program Friday at Skate Canada in a field that was minus Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan. Spain’s Fernandez opened his programme, set to the rock ‘n’ roll music of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty,” ...

Radionova takes Skate America title

Oct 27, 2014

Radionova takes Skate America title

Gracie Gold is convinced the day will come when she wins a major international competition. For now, the U.S. champion is looking up at the Russians. Gold finished third in the Skate America women’s competition on Sunday behind two-time world junior champion Elena Radionova ...