Feb 2, 2015

Kawaguchi, Smirnov take pairs gold

Russians Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov won the European pairs figure skating title for the second time in Stockholm on Sunday. The 2010 winners totalled 207.67 points to lead another Russian clean sweep of the podium with Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov second on ...

Tuktamysheva leads Russian sweep

Feb 1, 2015

Tuktamysheva leads Russian sweep

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva crowned her return to form this season by leading a Russian women’s podium sweep at the European Championships on Saturday night. Tuktamysheva, 18, the winner of the Grand Prix Final in December, has had a remarkable comeback this season after missing out ...

Jan 31, 2015

Fernandez claims third straight title

Spain’s Javier Fernandez won his third straight European figure skating gold on Friday with a free program that had some technical faults but never faltered on verve. Fernandez’s consistently vivid skate to music from “The Barber of Seville” began with an attention-getting strong quad ...

Jan 24, 2015

Brown tops field in short program

Olympian Jason Brown won the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Friday, setting himself up for his first national title. Brown posted a career-best 93.36 points Friday to lead Joshua Farris by 2.96. Four-time U.S. champ Jeremy Abbott was third. Brown ...

Hanyu out after surgery

Dec 30, 2014

Hanyu out after surgery

by Jack Gallagher

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be hospitalized for two weeks and off the ice for one month following surgery for a bladder problem, the Japan Skating Federation announced on Tuesday. Hanyu, who won his third straight national title on Saturday night in ...

Dec 29, 2014

Machida announces retirement

Sochi Olympian Tatsuki Machida said Sunday he will retire from competition following the completion of the national figure skating championships. The 24-year-old Machida, who finished fourth in the men’s competition, was selected to compete at the upcoming world championships by the Japan Skating Federation, ...