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 ...

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 ...

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Mar 31, 2016

Hanyu thrills again, seizes commanding lead at worlds

Yuzuru Hanyu, the star who trains in Toronto, started to answer a question in English about the pressure he faces and then had to stop himself. “I can’t explain — I’m speaking Japanese, sorry,” he said with a sheepish laugh. That was about the ...

Uno, Mura miss podium as Chan wins Four Continents

Feb 21, 2016

Uno, Mura miss podium as Chan wins Four Continents

Shoma Uno finished fourth and Takahito Mura fifth at the Four Continents Championships on Sunday as Canada’s Patrick Chan won the event for the third time. Uno, in second after a personal-high 92.99 points in the short program, was only able to add another ...

Uno takes second in short program

Feb 20, 2016

Uno takes second in short program

Japanese skaters had a solid showing in the men’s short program on Friday night at the Four Continents Championships. Three of the top seven finishers were Japanese, including runnerup Shoma Uno, who earned 92.99 points. China’s Jin Boyang took first with 98.45 points in ...

Hanyu sets world record again at Grand Prix Final

Dec 11, 2015

Hanyu sets world record again at Grand Prix Final

Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu soared to new heights, posting another world record in the short program at the Grand Prix Final on Thursday night. Fresh from his record scores at the NHK Trophy, Hanyu achieved 110.95 points in the short program to better his ...

Uno takes lead at Trophee Bompard

Nov 14, 2015

Uno takes lead at Trophee Bompard

Teenager Shoma Uno and American Gracie Gold grabbed the leads at the Trophee Bompard on Friday night, while Russian world champion Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Canadian star Patrick Chan both struggled. Uno, the reigning world junior champion, also scored a personal best 89.56 points with ...

Chan beats Hanyu at Skate Canada; Murakami third

Nov 1, 2015

Chan beats Hanyu at Skate Canada; Murakami third

Patrick Chan won his first major competition since finishing runnerup at the Sochi Olympics, beating Yuzuru Hanyu Saturday to claim the Skate Canada men’s title. The 24-year-old Canadian won the much-anticipated rematch with Hanyu in their first meeting since the Japanese dynamo beat Chan ...