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 ...

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, ...

Figure Skating Oct 20, 2016

Mao drops triple axel for GP opener

Mao Asada said Wednesday she will not incorporate her trademark triple axel jump in her programs at Skate America, the Grand Prix season-opener starting on Friday. "I'm not going to put the (triple) axel in," Mao told reporters after arriving in Chicago. Mao, a three-time world ...