Teenage star Uno wins Skate America

Oct 24, 2016

Teenage star Uno wins Skate America

Shoma Uno landed three quad jumps successfully in the men’s free program Sunday en route to victory at Skate America, the opening event of the ISU Grand Prix season. The 18-year-old Uno earned a career-best 279.34 points for his performance at Sears Center Arena ...

Mihara finishes third at Skate America in Grand Prix debut

Oct 23, 2016

Mihara finishes third at Skate America in Grand Prix debut

Mai Mihara reached the podium in her ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating debut, finishing third at Skate America on Saturday. Mihara, who was second after Friday’s short program, finished with 189.28 points. Her Japanese compatriot and three-time world champion Mao Asada finished sixth ...

Mihara sits second as Wagner takes lead

Oct 22, 2016

Mihara sits second as Wagner takes lead

American Ashley Wagner won the Skate America short program Friday night with a score of 69.50, building on her second-place finish in the world championships. Mai Mihara, making her Grand Prix Series debut at 17, was second at 65.75, and U.S. champion Gracie Gold ...

Oct 20, 2016

Mao drops triple axel for GP opener

Mao Asada said Wednesday she will not incorporate her trademark triple axel jump in her programs at Skate America, the Grand Prix season-opener starting on Friday. “I’m not going to put the (triple) axel in,” Mao told reporters after arriving in Chicago. Mao, a ...

Oct 8, 2016

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy

Three-time world champion Mao Asada struggled to a second-place finish in the Finlandia Trophy on Friday. Mao, who was making her season debut, finished second in both the short and free skates for a total of 186.16 points. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond, who was third ...

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy short program

Oct 7, 2016

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy short program

Three-time world champion Mao Asada stood in second place after the women’s singles short program of the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition Thursday. Making her season debut, Mao left her trademark triple axel out of her dark-themed, powerful program as planned to score 64.87 ...

Hanyu wins first event of season

Oct 2, 2016

Hanyu wins first event of season

Yuzuru Hanyu won the Autumn Classic International on Saturday with a total score of 260.57 points in his first tournament of the season. The 21-year-old, who became the first skater to land a quadruple loop in Friday’s short program, again executed the technique en ...

Oct 2, 2016

Japanese team retains Japan Open crown

Behind the stellar performances of Satoko Miyahara and Shoma Uno and a surprising contribution from retired star Nobunari Oda, Japan claimed its second straight Japan Open championship on Saturday. The victory at Saitama Super Arena was Japan’s eighth in the invitational event that includes ...

Oct 1, 2016

Hanyu first to nail quadruple loop

Yuzuru Hanyu became the first figure skater to succeed in a quadruple loop and topped the Autumn Classic International after the short program on Friday, scoring 88.30 points in his first outing of the season. The 21-year-old, who has been working on harder elements, ...