Jun 11, 2016

Dijkema chosen as new ISU president

Jan Dijkema of the Netherlands is the new president of the International Skating Union. The 71-year-old Dijkema succeeds Italy’s Ottavio Cinquanta, who held the job since 1994. Dijkema won on the second ballot Friday, defeating Hungary’s Gyorgy Sallak. Two other candidates, France’s Didier Gailhaguet ...

May 18, 2016

Skater Chan relocating to Canada

Three-time world champion Patrick Chan will relocate from Detroit to Vancouver this summer and remain with coach Kathy Johnson. They are building an arena for their own skating school in nearby Richmond, British Columbia. Chan announced the move Tuesday. Johnson has been Chan’s coach ...

Apr 26, 2016

Hanyu sidelined with foot injury

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will be off the ice for two months due to ligament damage in his left foot, the Japan Skating Federation said Tuesday. The Toronto-based Hanyu, who finished second in last month’s world championships, will not return to Japan, remaining ...

North America triumphs; Asia third

Apr 24, 2016

North America triumphs; Asia third

Gracie Gold bounced back from a bitter disappointment at the world championships last month to help Team North America win the inaugural Team Challenge Cup on Saturday night. After dropping from first to fourth following her free skate in Boston last month, Gold scored ...

Apr 4, 2016

Hanyu, Ten settle differences

Yuzuru Hanyu has settled his differences with Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, the men’s Olympic figure skating champion revealed Sunday. The two nearly collided during practice on Wednesday at the world championships, and Hanyu, who finished second, accused Ten, the Sochi Olympic bronze medalist, of deliberately ...

Medvedeva wins world title

Apr 3, 2016

Medvedeva wins world title

Sixteen-year-old Evgenia Medvedeva started giggling when she learned her free skate score at the world championships had set a record. Then she summed it up in English: “Wow.” The Russian teen capped a dominant debut season Saturday with a world title, earning 150.10 points ...

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Apr 2, 2016

Fernandez rallies past Hanyu for world title

Javier Fernandez couldn’t practice, couldn’t squeeze his foot into his skate, and all he needed was “the best program of my life.” With some padding in his boot, ultrasound treatment for his inflamed heel and a lot of nerve, Fernandez swung a daunting deficit ...