Hanyu 3rd after short program

Feb 18, 2017

Hanyu 3rd after short program

Nathan Chen took first place Friday in the men’s short program at the Four Continents, a test event for the 2018 Winter Olympics, while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada won the gold medal in ice dance. The American champion opened with a ...

Radionova, Chan post victories at Cup of China

Nov 19, 2016

Radionova, Chan post victories at Cup of China

Mai Mihara just missed the podium at the Cup of China on Saturday, finishing fourth with 190.92 points. After placing third in the short program, Mihara ended up fourth in the free skate (122.44) as the 17-year-old performed to “Lawrence of Arabia.” Elena Radionova ...

Nov 19, 2016

Osmond, Jin win short programs

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada was the leader after the ladies short program at the Cup of China on Friday, while China’s Jin Boyang was tops for the men. Osmond, the Skate Canada runner-up, scored 72.20 points to take a narrow lead over Russia’s Elena ...

Chan holds off Hanyu to claim Skate Canada title

Oct 30, 2016

Chan holds off Hanyu to claim Skate Canada title

Three-time defending Grand Prix champion Yuzuru Hanyu finished second at Skate Canada on Saturday, with rival Patrick Chan taking top spot. The Sochi Olympic gold medalist topped the free skate with 183.41 points for a 263.06 total, but fell short of Chan’s 266.95. Fourth ...

Hanyu fourth in short program

Oct 29, 2016

Hanyu fourth in short program

Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu struggled to fourth place after an uncharacteristically flawed short program on Friday at Skate Canada, the second event of the Grand Prix series. Skating to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” Hanyu had his opening quad downgraded after dropping to one ...

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 ...