Rika Kihira now the favorite for world title

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Dec 11, 2018

Rika Kihira now the favorite for world title

Rika Kihira's super season continued over the weekend with a decisive victory at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, British Columbia. The young star dethroned Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia to take the crown. The 16-year-old Kihira has won all four of her events ...

Hanyu's health a paramount concern

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Nov 20, 2018

Hanyu's health a paramount concern

When a country takes the gold and bronze medals in the same discipline at a Grand Prix it would usually be considered a successful weekend. The joy for Japan at the Cup of Russia, however, was tempered by the injury suffered by two-time Olympic champion ...

Kihira's star soaring after great debut

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Nov 13, 2018

Kihira's star soaring after great debut

Rika Kihira made a great first impression on a great many people with her performance at the NHK Trophy last weekend. The 16-year-old was nothing short of spectacular in her senior Grand Prix debut, beating a veteran field that included teammates Satoko Miyahara and Mai ...