Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Sep 21, 2017

Hanyu focused ahead of season opener

Quad king Yuzuru Hanyu arrived in Montreal on Wednesday as his second Winter Olympic campaign swings into action with the Autumn Classic International, his first event of the 2017-2018 figure skating season. Showing calm before the storm, Hanyu, the reigning Olympic and world champion, did ...

Honda golden in senior circuit debut

Sep 17, 2017

Honda golden in senior circuit debut

Marin Honda made a triumphant senior circuit debut by winning the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic on Saturday. The 16-year-old won the women's free skate with 131.52, giving her a 198.42 total after she won Friday's short program. Americans Mirai Nagasu (183.54) and Karen Chen ...

Honda leads in senior debut

Sep 16, 2017

Honda leads in senior debut

Honda leads in senior debut Figure skating Staff Report — Marin Honda is in first place after the short program on Friday at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City in her senior debut. With a total of 66.90 points, the 2016 world junior ...

Uno, Higuchi take leads with personal-best scores

Sep 15, 2017

Uno, Higuchi take leads with personal-best scores

World silver medalist Shoma Uno began his Olympic season by scoring a personal best of 104.87 points at the Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy, on Thursday. Uno will take a massive lead of more than 20 points over second-place American Jason Brown (83.01) into Saturday's ...

Miyahara to skip planned season opener in Finland

Sep 4, 2017

Miyahara to skip planned season opener in Finland

Japan's top female skater, Satoko Miyahara, will withdraw from next month's Finlandia Trophy where she had been scheduled to open her season, the Japan Skating Federation said Monday. Miyahara, who sat out the latter half of last winter due to a stress fracture in her ...

American skater Gold taking time off, seeking help

Sep 2, 2017

American skater Gold taking time off, seeking help

U.S. figure skating star Gracie Gold is stepping away from the sport to seek professional help with the Olympics a little more than five months away. The 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist and two-time national champion did not specify in a statement Friday to U.S. ...

Lipnitskaia hangs up skates at 19 after battling anorexia

Aug 29, 2017

Lipnitskaia hangs up skates at 19 after battling anorexia

Russian figure skater Julia Lipnitskaia has retired at the age of 19 following a battle with anorexia. Lipnitskaia's mother, Daniela, told Russia's Tass news agency on Monday that her daughter informed Russian skating officials of her retirement in April following three months of treatment for ...

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Aug 16, 2017

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special memories. After skating to Japanese pop song "Hana ni Nare" at the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, Hanyu offered free ...