Skate America kicks off GP season

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Oct 17, 2019

Skate America kicks off GP season

by Jack Gallagher

The senior Grand Prix season gets underway on Friday with Skate America in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, which is hosting its first-ever GP event. Japan will be looking for multiple medals in the women's competition, with a strong team of Kaori Sakamoto, ...

Yuhana Yokoi wins women's bronze at Finlandia Trophy

Figure Skating Oct 14, 2019

Yuhana Yokoi wins women's bronze at Finlandia Trophy

Teenage figure skater Yuhana Yokoi won bronze at the Finlandia Trophy on Sunday, a day after Japanese compatriot Shoma Uno won the men's title in the ISU Challenger Series event in Espoo, Finland. Russian Alena Kostornaia, the 2018 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, landed a ...

Miyahara to skip planned season opener in Finland

Figure Skating 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 ...

Figure Skating Oct 8, 2016

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy

Three-time world champion Mao Asada struggled to a second-place finish in the Finlandia Trophy on Friday. Mao, who was making her season debut, finished second in both the short and free skates for a total of 186.16 points. Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond, who was third after the ...

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy short program

Figure Skating Oct 7, 2016

Mao places second in Finlandia Trophy short program

Three-time world champion Mao Asada stood in second place after the women's singles short program of the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition Thursday. Making her season debut, Mao left her trademark triple axel out of her dark-themed, powerful program as planned to score 64.87 points, ...