Hanyu to compete at Cup of China

Men’s Olympic and world championship gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu has entered the Cup of China and the NHK Trophy in this year’s ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Series, the International ...

Mao to take year off from skating

May 19, 2014

Mao to take year off from skating

Figure skater Mao Asada will take a season off from competitive skating and says there is a 50 percent chance she will return to the sport. Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mao said she is mentally and physically tired and wants a chance ...

Hanyu gets hero's welcome in parade

Apr 26, 2014

Hanyu gets hero's welcome in parade

Sochi Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu on Saturday was honored in a parade in his hometown, with some 92,000 people gathering to see the event. Hanyu, the first Japanese to win a gold medal in the men’s singles Olympic competition, waved to ...

Apr 16, 2014

Turin Olympic gold medalist Arakawa pregnant

Shizuka Arakawa, who won the women’s figure skating gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympics, announced Wednesday that she is three months into a pregnancy. The 32-year-old Arakawa posted a note on her official website explaining her desire to take a break from performing ...

Russian Olympic champions to skip worlds

Mar 17, 2014

Russian Olympic champions to skip worlds

The Russian figure skating federation says Olympic gold medalists Adelina Sotnikova, and Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar won’t be going to this month’s world championships in Saitama. In a statement on the federation’s website, president Alexander Gorshkov says the federation decided not to send ...

Three-time defending champ Chan pulls out of worlds

Mar 4, 2014

Three-time defending champ Chan pulls out of worlds

Reigning men’s world champion Patrick Chan, who settled for silver at the Sochi Olympics, said Monday he will not seek a fourth consecutive title at this month’s World Figure Skating Championships. The Canadian, the latest big name to pull out of the upcoming March ...

Feb 27, 2014

Davis, White undecided on worlds participation

For 17 years, Meryl Davis and Charlie White always had another competition to train for, another goal to accomplish. With Olympic gold medals now hanging around their necks, the American ice dancers have nothing like that on their to-do list right now — and ...