Sep 15, 2015

Sotnikova set for return to competition in November

Olympic women’s figure skating champion Adelina Sotnikova is to make her comeback to major competition in November after skipping almost all of last season. Sotnikova has competed in only one minor competition since beating South Korea’s Yuna Kim to the Olympic gold medal last ...

Jul 31, 2015

Skating pioneer Vrzanova dies

Former world champion Alena “Aja” Vrzanova, who pioneered the double lutz jump and defected from communist Czechoslovakia, died Thursday at the age of 84, the country’s figure skating federation announced. Born on May 16, 1931, Vrzanova, who preferred the name “Aja” to Alena, won ...

Mao set for Cup of China, NHK Trophy

| Jun 23, 2015

Mao set for Cup of China, NHK Trophy

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Three-time world champion Mao Asada’s inclusion in the recently released assignments for the Grand Prix season might have come as a surprise to some, especially after it seemed she would take a more deliberate pace with her comeback, but not Ice Time. Why? Because ...

Mao to return to Grand Prix series: source

Jun 14, 2015

Mao to return to Grand Prix series: source

Three-time world champion Mao Asada has entered this year’s International Skating Union Grand Prix series, an informed source said Saturday. Mao announced on May 18 that she would resume competing this year after sitting out the 2014-15 season. The lineups for this year’s Grand ...

Skating icon Mao intends to make comeback

May 18, 2015

Skating icon Mao intends to make comeback

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In the end, Mao Asada could not give up competitive figure skating. Three-time world champion Mao announced on Monday that she has already started practicing under her coach’s guidance in hopes of returning to competition after a year’s break. “Since I took a break ...

Apr 23, 2015

Olympic medalist Wylie in hospital

American Paul Wylie, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in men’s figure skating at the Albertville Games, suffered a heart problem on Tuesday and is currently hospitalized in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Paul experienced an unexpected heart abnormality while exercising with friends early Tuesday morning,” his ...

Apr 19, 2015

Ice dancer Cathy Reed announces retirement

Ice dancer Cathy Reed, who skated for Japan at both the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games, said on Sunday she will retire from competition. The 27-year-old said she had made up her mind to call it quits after the World Figure ...

U.S. edges Russia for World Team Trophy title

Apr 18, 2015

U.S. edges Russia for World Team Trophy title

World champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva produced a majestic display to win the women’s free skate at the World Team Trophy on Saturday but the United States pipped Russia to the title. Tuktamysheva’s poise and elegance swept her to a top score of 134.21 points after ...

Hanyu ends year in style

Apr 18, 2015

Hanyu ends year in style

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu crushed his rivals to win the men’s free skate at figure skating’s World Team Trophy on Friday, ending a bruising season on a high note. The 20-year-old, who surrendered his world title to Spain’s Javier Fernandez in Shanghai three weeks ...