Japan skaters struggle at Skate America

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Oct 24, 2019

Japan skaters struggle at Skate America

by Jack Gallagher

The senior Grand Prix season began in disappointing fashion last weekend with Japan being shut out of the medals. The Hinomaru's best showing was Kaori Sakamoto's fourth-place finish in the women's singles at Skate America. Russia's Anna Shcherbakova won in impressive fashion with a total of ...

Nathan Chen wins third straight Skate America title

Figure Skating Oct 20, 2019

Nathan Chen wins third straight Skate America title

When Jason Brown had to withdraw from an event in late September, he couldn't help but wonder if the lingering effects from an August car accident that left him with a concussion would ever subside. The 2015 U.S. champion's concern was legitimate, considering he competes ...

Nathan Chen leads after Skate America short program

Figure Skating Oct 19, 2019

Nathan Chen leads after Skate America short program

It came as no surprise to see two-time world champion Nathan Chen of the United States top the short program with 102.71 points Friday at Skate America. Dmitri Aliev, the 2018 European silver medalist and 2018 Russian national bronze medalist, was second at 96.57. Chen opened ...

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, ...

Nathan Chen easily wins men's title at Skate America

Figure Skating Oct 21, 2018

Nathan Chen easily wins men's title at Skate America

Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto finished first and second, respectively, on Saturday in the women's short program at Skate America, the first event of the 2018 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. Miyahara, last year's champion, skated into a commanding lead with 73.86 points, ...

Nathan Chen takes big lead at Skate America

Figure Skating Oct 20, 2018

Nathan Chen takes big lead at Skate America

Defending champ Nathan Chen, who is back competing for the first time since being crowned world champion, seized the early lead after the men's short program at Skate America, the season's first Grand Prix event, on Friday. Chen earned 90.58 points to finish well ahead ...

Miyahara takes control at Skate America

Figure Skating Nov 26, 2017

Miyahara takes control at Skate America

Satoko Miyahara led Skate America after the ladies short program on Saturday, a promising sign for the 19-year-old Olympic hopeful following a hip injury that's ruined much of her season. The three-time national champion missed Four Continents and worlds because of her hip, then finished ...