Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Watch U.S. International Selection Pool Short Programs and Dances from all four senior disciplines. Links to videos @ USFS Fan Zone

Shelvakova commented on Medvedeva’s move to Tutberidze – Source,

Flawless rental of Scherbakova’s short program at the Russian Cup (video) – Source,

“Don’t touch!” fans attacked Anna Scherbakova at the exit of the arena in Syzran – Source,

“I want to be more pleased with myself than with points.” Scherbakova criticized herself despite her personal best – Source,

Scherbakova’s leadership, beautiful dresses and fan love – Source,

Scherbakova in Syzran: insane ratings and fans – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

Student Plushenko Kovalev leads after short program at the Russian Cup in Syzran – Source,

Representatives of Crystal sensationally lost at the Russian Cup. In junior dancing – Source,

“Syzran is cooler than Tokyo and Las Vegas!” the funniest interview of the day at the Russian Cup – Source,

Shevchenko: “Thank you to the people who came to Syzran to support us in the pandemic” – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, September 21, 2020

Nathan Chen and others perform at the Japan Open VTR – Source,

The 1983 European Figure Skating Championships – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

 Remembering the Olympic victory – Source,

2020 U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate | Competition Central – Source, USFS Fan Zone

“Thank you for your support.” Sotskova appealed to fans after disqualification – Source,

“The question is whether Eteri and Eugene will be able to find the equipment.” Kostomarov’s reaction to Medvedeva’s transition to Tutberidze – Source,

Olga Buzova entered figure skating for the Ice Age. We talked to the main star of the show. – Source,

Ari Sakarian: “It would be sad if Plushenko finished his career in the show and completely retired to coaching” – Source,

Palos Verdes ice rink becomes latest victim of coronavirus closures.The Ice Chalet once hosted greats such as Michelle Kwan and Dorothy Hamill and countless local children learning to skate. – by Michael Hixon, Daily Breeze

The City of Snoqualmie welcomes Sno-King Ice Arena in a ribbon-cutting ceremony – by Melissa Grant,

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Figure Skating Articles Sunday, September 20, 2020

“Guess what Sasha saw?” – Source,

“There is a stereotype that she is closed and short-spoken. It’s not like that at all.” Averbukh reveals secrets – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

“Alina is hard, of course, she wants to help her.” Yagudin on working with zagitova – Source,

“Really cool.” Yagudin commented on Medvedeva’s return to Tutberidze – Source,

“I have a plan to return while I can withstand a tactical pause.” Yagudin announces his new work – Source,

Figure skatingSeries: 4years. The name that was not called for the second Olympics Figure skating Takahiko Kozuka 4 – Source,

‘She is psychologically broken’: Eteri Tutberidze says she will try and help Medvedeva regain her confidence on the ice – Source,

“How will Medvedeva work with Tutberidze? Stock up on popcorn.” Forecast by Ekaterina Bobrova – Source,

Sotskova: doping, forgery and a record 10 years of disqualification. It’s just a shame. – by Vladimir Ivanov,

The Journey from Juniors on to the Big Stage: Vincent Zhou (USA) – Source,

Our first photos for the 20-21 season are from the Russian Test Skates! – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Saturday, September 19, 2020

Figure skater Serov suffered a severe concussion in the fall at the Russian Cup. Duet Serov and Anastasia Fedorova withdrew from the competition – Source,  

The winners of the first day at the Russian Cup explained the reasons for the mass withdrawals of skaters – Source,

Rhythm dance at the first stage of the Russian Cup was won by a newly created pair – Source,

“We are preparing to hold all five stages of the Russian Cup. Time will tell how it will turn out.” One of the leaders of the FFCR – about the start of the season – by, Dmitry Kuznetsov,

How the skater Shelepen, who made Tutberidze famous, lives now. We talked about Eteri, Lipnitskaya and quads in girls – Source,

Sergey Voronov: “As now heroes and heroines change, I feel lucky that I rolled up to 32 years” – Source, 

Figure skater Medvedeva returns to coach Tutberidze – Source, Seattle Times

Figure skater, Olympic medalist Evgenia Medvedeva returns to coach – Source,

Russia’s figure skater Vladimir Morozov diagnosed with positive COVID-19 case – Source,

Over 40 Athletes to Compete in 2020 U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate. All programs will be available on-demand on the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone

Wolfkostin and Chen Strive for Continued Success in Second Season Together – by Christie Sausa, USFS Fan Zone

The Finse Skøitehallen – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Svetlana Sokolovskaya, coach, about Alexander Samarin – Source,

2020 Dreams on Ice: Japan program debuts (videos) – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Desperate step or wise act by Medvedeva? Does Eugenia need a return to Tutberidze? – by Anastasia Ratzkevich,

“Two great people, for all women’s skating, it’s a boost.” Vice-champion of the Olympics – about Medvedeva’s transition to Tutberidze – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Friday, September 18, 2020

Exclusive: Russian agency suspends figure skater (Maria Sotskova) over doping document forgery: sources – by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber,  

Konstantinova will perform at the second stage of the CD in figure skating in Moscow – by Anatoly Samohvalov,

International Selection Pool (ISP) Points Challenge Competition Central: Available on the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone Tuesday, Sept. 15 Source, USFS Fan Zone

“At the moment it’s really a problem.” Orser spoke about Evgenia Medvedeva’s injury – Source,

Jack Gallagher interviews Japan’s Mako Yamashita – Source, Ice Time Podcast on

Evgeny Plushenko as Trusova and Ilyinov: “We are expecting an interesting and exciting season” – Source,

“Our task with it is a quadruple jump.” Plushenko – about working with Kostornaia – Source,

Alexei Mishin: “We wanted to make Tuktamysheva a new one. To a certain extent it happened” – Source,

Russian figure skating star back in training after treatment  – by Geoff Berkeley, Inside The Games

Park District Cuts Ribbon On New Glenview Community Ice Center – by Tom Robb,

Judges react to Johnny Weir’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ debut – by Ryan Cormier, Deleware News Journal

Skate Canada Launches Enhanced National Safe Sport Program – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Thursday, September 17, 2020

Medvedeva’s first words after returning to Tutberidze. – Source,

Medvedeva held her first training session in the Tutberidze group. She’s saved both programs. – Source,

Medvedeva withdraws from the Russian Cup in Syzran – Source,

Brian Orser reacts to Yevgenia Medvedeva’s coaching switch back to Eteri Tutberidze – by Philip Hersh,

Evgenia Medvedeva led a crop of internationally-acclaimed women on the ice in Moscow, while Mikhail Kolyada made his return from a season away due to illness. – by Nick McCarvel,

Murray Silver Blades’ Hannah Herrera Selected For Team USA – by Ryanne Riet, Murray Journal

Kostornaya vs Tutberidze – who is right? Live on Figure Skating – 2 p.m. – Source,

Which school is the best in our figure skating. Plushenko, Tutberidze or CSKA? – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex offering ‘Learn to Skate’ classes for all ages, skill levels – Source,

Johnny Weir cha-chas to respectful score in ‘Dancing With The Stars’ debut – by Mary Ellen Wright, Lancaster Online

Alena Leonova: “We don’t know yet how arbitrary Kostornaya is. But there was uncertainty in the short program.” – Source,

Calendar of the Russian Cup and other figure skating competitions of the 2020 season: KR starts on September 18 in Syzran, Czech Republic – December 22 in Chelyabinsk – Source,



Goncharenko on Plushenko’s coaching activities: “Monopoly is not always good. The correctness of transitions is a separate issue” – Source,



Sergey Voronov: “As now heroes and heroines change, I feel lucky that I rolled up to 32 years” – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mai Mihara in the Figure Championship, Shingo Honda & Nozomi Honda in the Tokyo Metropolitan Championship – Source,

Kostornaya and Trusova are practicing on ice at different times. The important thing is that the players are comfortable. – Source,

Alena Leonova: at the test skates most impressed by Medvedev – Source,

This and That: I AM The 2020 Russian Test Skates (Evgenia Medvedeva, Alena Kostornaia) – Source, The Skating Lesson on

Figure Skating Harlem Graduates Capture Photographer’s Eye – Source,

Trusova impresses as Medvedeva unveils innovative free program at Russian Test Skates. Alena Kostornaia skips second day in Moscow with Mikhail Kolyada impressing on his return to action after missing 2019-20 season. – Source, The Olympic Channel

Pueblo Ice Arena in Phase 1 of re-opening – by Alexis Smith, The Pueblo Chieftain

“Simple malaise after medication.” Mishin told about the state of Samodurova – Source,

Aliyev started training after treatment in Germany – Source,

Who won the control rolls in Moscow? Trusova, Valiyeva or Scherbakov? – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

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Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Kostornaya – about leaving Tutberidze: “People like me, Shcherbakova, Valieva, should not skate on the same ice with children” – Source,

Banner “Medvedeva goddess” bouquet for Zagitova and social distribution seen in Megasport Arena – Source,

Figure Skater Mozalev says he intends to win the Russian championship in the 2020-21 season – Source,

Charlie Chaplin Could Be the Key to Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov’s Growth This Season – by Brandon Penny, USFS Fan Zone

Shcherbakova, Trusova, Kostornaia, Medvedeva return at Russia 2020 Test Skate. Several star figure skaters return to the ice as coaches and fans get a taste of new short program routines – by Ken Browne, Olympic Channel

Two-time European medallist Voronov retires from figure skating – by Michael Pavitt, Inside the Games

 “We have a law not to testify against our family.” Gleichenhaus on the prospects of zagitova – Source,

Alexei Mishin – on competition with Plushenko: “The least painful defeat – from the student” – Source,

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I wanted to grow up in quarantine. It didn’t help.” – Source,

Evgenia Medvedeva: “The image is ready. Just saving it up to the competition.” – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, September 14, 2020

Sinitsina to miss Russian Cup due to injury – Source,

Looking Back: Recapping the 2019-20 (U.S) Figure Skating Season; Moments We Won’t Soon Forget – by Nick McCarvel, USFS Fan Zone

Mikhail Kolyada: “Now everything is completely new for me” – Source,

Figure skater Samodurova withdrew from the test skates of the Russian national team due to illness – Source,

World Ice Arena Inspires Skaters Through Social Media – by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz, U.S. Figure Skating

“It’s harder for a big athlete to become a coach.” Rodnina gave an assessment of Plushenko – Source,

Sotnikova starred in the music video of Larissa Doliina – Source,

“She deserves respect – she does not concentrate on victory in Pyeongchang, but continues history” – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

The first channel showed how Kolyada and Tuktamysheva are preparing for the new season – Source,

Mother helps catch professional ice dancer accused of having sex with her 14-year-old daughter – Source,

Roman Sadovsky Q & A – Source, Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud Q & A – Source,

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Figure Skating Articles Sunday, September 13, 2020

Russia’s Figure Skating Olympic Champ Zagitova opts to skip pre-season test skate – Source,

She decided that the Ice Age was more important than her sports career. – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

Skaters move up figure skating levels – Source, Whitefish Pilot

Midland figure skaters excited about civic arena reopening. Learn to Skate Program to resume within one month – by Dan Chalk,

2020 Japan Open & Nationals Update – by Team IFS,

‘She will never compete again’: Russian figure skating expert says Alina Zagitova’s career is OVER – Source,

A Number Of U.S. Novice Men’s Champions – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

2021 Skate Canada Challenge Announcement – Source,

Artur Danielyan will not perform at the checkouts in “Megasport” – Source,

“Goddess.” Medvedeva fans admired the new photo of the skater in a jacket – Source,

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