Figure Skating Articles Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gracie Gold wants to be new skater in comeback event; TV/stream schedule – by Nick Zaccardi, NBC Sports

2018 Rostelecom Cup preview (ladies): Bringing back the Gold – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Sectionals competition will be available live and as video on demand on NBC Sports Gold (senior and junior) and the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone (novice, intermediate and juvenile) – Source, NBC Sports Gold and U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone

Olympic Gold Medalists Mikaela Shiffrin, Yuzuru Hanyu and Alina Zagitova Competing This Week Across NBC Sports – Source, Broadway World

Russian figure skating star’s ‘striptease’ routine nearly became REAL STRIPTEASE during performance – Source, RT.com

Figure skating is all in the family for three Virginia boys: Antonio Maravilla tried lessons at age 6. Now he and brothers Jon and J.C. will compete at sectional championships – by Fred Bowen, The Washington Post

2018 Rostelecom Cup preview (men): Two for Hanyu? – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Sergey Voronov: “If Dmitriev is ready for a quad axel, then why not try” – Source, Sports.ru

Eteri Tutberidze: “After the test rentals in Moscow, there was such a barrage of criticism that Zagitova even cried” – Source, Sports.ru

In figure skating fans will soon fight. Even in football there is not so much anger – Source, Sports.ru

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ashley Wagner on competitive future, role as coach, and upcoming shows – by Rachel Lutz, NBC Sports

Alyona Leonova: “I am immensely grateful to fate for giving me a chance to perform at the Grand Prix” – Source, Sports.ru

Skater Hanyu’s bus at the Grand Prix in Moscow will be accompanied by security officers – Source, TASS.ru

Japanese in Elektrostal shoot new commercial with Alina Zagitova – Source, Sports.ru

Eight (U.S.) Athletes to Compete in Moscow This Weekend – Source, USFS Fan Zone

POV podcast: Kaitlyn Weaver on competing against Olympic icons – Source, CBC.ca

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks career, setbacks and landing that historic triple axel – by Kristina Karusch, The Daily Northwestern

From Both Sides: A Tale of Two Skating Soldiers – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Opining on 2018 NHK Trophy: Here’s to the ladies’ field – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

NBC Sports Gold begins live stream coverage of Sectionals Wednesday (March 14) with the Eastern Sectional – Jr. Rhythm Dance at 5:30 pm PST. For their complete live stream schedule select “Figure Skating” in the selection box above ‘Schedule’ at NBCSports.com/gold

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Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kihira’s star soaring after great debut – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I would be able to make 2 triple axels with my physical form, but mentally I am not ready for this yet” – Source, Sports.ru

Keegan Messing headed to Russia for Rostelecom Cup – Source, SkateCanada.ca

Soucisse and Firus post career ISU Grand Prix best fifth at NHK Trophy – Source, SkateCanada.ca

Scottish skater smashes personal best in Japanese grand prix – by Jane Bradley, The Scotsman

Seniors can be as cool as ice at rec skating by Karl Yu, BC Local News

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelcom Cup 2018, Moscow, Russia Official Time and Practice Schedule – Source, ISUResults.com

ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Internationaux de France de Patinage 2018, Grenoble, France Official Time and Practice Schedule – Source, ISUResults.com

Internationaux de France de Patinage 2018 Official Announcement – Source, ISU.org

Kovtun, Pogorilaya, Gubanova announced for the Golden Spin tournament in Zagreb, Tuktamysheva appeared – Source, Sports.ru

Tuktamysheva refused to participate in the figure skating tournament in Croatia – Source, Russian.rt.com

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, November 12, 2018

Figure Skating: 2018 NHK Trophy – Source, Oh No They Didn’t live journal

Russian figure-skating ‘Empress’ says she wants to ‘kick Trump’s ass’ on Twitter & on ice – Source, RT.com/sport

Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker (USA) put on golden show to win NHK Trophy – Source, ISU.org

Shoma Uno (JPN) takes Men’s gold at NHK Trophy – Source, ISU.org

Kihira (JPN) hits two triple Axels, soars to Ladies gold at NHK Trophy – Source, ISU.org

Daria Panenkova: I don’t have the words “Do not open” on my fridge – by Alexey Danichev, RSport.ria.ru

Tuktamysheva spoke about the reaction of her young man to performance in Canada – Source, Russian.RT.com

Anna Scherbakova: “Competitions in the Tutberidze group begin already in training” – Source, Sports.ru

NHK Trophy, day two: Ladies’ triple Axel galore and the men’s tumbles – by Atsuko Kuryu, Absolute Skating

Skating Highlights of the Week: NHK Trophy and Other Events – by Isobel Moody, Ani & Izzy

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Figure Skating Articles Sunday, November 11, 2018

Americans Hawayek, Baker win ice dance gold at NHK Trophy – Source, Bristol Herald Courier

Team USA Wins Two Medals on Final Day of NHK Trophy – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim Win Bronze at NHK Trophy – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Russian ‘Empress’ Tuktamysheva seals spot in figure skating Grand Prix Final (PHOTOS) – Source, RT.com

New star of 2018-19 season? Tantalizing Tuktamysheva rocks at Japan Grand Prix stage – Source, RT.com

Teen figure skater Kihira wins on GP debut – Source, Channel News Asia

Rafael Harutyunyan: Russian singles are under pressure, so they are constantly “storming” – Source, RSport.ria.ru

Mad for Skating – Confessions of a crazy skating fangirl: 2018 Skate America pairs review: Aljona Savchenko is everywhere – Source, MadForSkating.wordpress.com

MariahSk8rBell’s wonderful #NHKTrophy 2018 FS performance to “Divenire” & “Experience” by Ludovico Einaudi, choreographed by @shaelynnbourne, that built in intensity & exploded in joy at the end! – Source, Youtube.com

Tatyana Tarasova: “Japanese girls shocked me, especially Kihira” – Source, Sports.ru

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Figure Skating Articles Saturday, November 10, 2018

Japanese teenager Kihira wins NHK Trophy on Grand Prix debut – by Jim Armstrong, Daily Herald

16-year-old Kihira wins NHK Trophy on debut – Source, Kyodo News

Shoma Uno (JPN) takes Men’s gold at NHK Trophy – Source, ISU.org

Zagorski/Guerreiro (RUS) capture Rhythm Dance – Source, ISU.org

2018 NHK Trophy results: Rhythm dance, free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Zabiiako/Enbert (RUS) cruise to NHK Trophy Pairs gold – Source, ISU.org

2018 NHK Trophy play-by-play/results: Pairs free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Kihira (JPN) hits two triple Axels, soars to Ladies gold at NHK Trophy – Source, ISU.org

2018 NHK Trophy play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

British debut for skater – by Graham Merry, Basingstoke Gazette

Adam Rippon talks ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’ and the challenges he faces as a judge – by Katie Scott, Global News

First look at Olympic hub around McMahon Stadium revealed – by Drew Anderson, CBC.ca

Figure Skating Clubs Hosts Granite City Classic – Source, WJON.com

San Antonio Teen US Figure Skater To Be Honored – Source, San Antonio Spectrum News

Bravo, Sergey Evgenyevich – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

Anastasia Gubanova – SP – Russian Cup 09.11.2018 – Source, Youtube.com

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Figure Skating Articles Friday, November 9, 2018

Fourth ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating leg poised to begin in Japan – by Florence Almond, Inside The Games

Shoma Uno (JPN) grabs narrow lead in Men’s Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Uno takes slim lead into NHK Trophy free skate – Source, Kyodo News

Tuktamysheva (RUS) edges Miyahara (JPN) in Ladies Short at NHK Trophy – Source, ISU.org

Tuktamysheva leads women’s short program at NHK Trophy – Source, Daily Herald

Tuktamysheva marches on in Hiroshima – Source, Asia.Eurosport.com

Zabiiako/Enbert (RUS) lead after Pairs Short Program – Source, ISU.org

2018 NHK Trophy play-by-play/results: Pairs short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Overview of the 1st stage of the Russian Cup in synchronized skating – Source, Sports.ru

2018 NHK Trophy | Team USA Competition Central – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Team USA Answers: From the Creation to Performance of New Programs – by Darci Miller, USFS Fan Zone

Icebreakers: McNamara and Carpenter Win First Grand Prix Medal, Everett’s Success and More – by Kailey Kubasta, USFS Fan Zone

Plaque Honoring Slain Kazakh Figure Skater Denis Ten Unveiled In Almaty – Source, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Mihara aims for comeback season – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “I feel in a new way that I can compete with the other girls.” – Source, Figure Skaters Online

Striptease on ice: The revealing trend taking over the figure skating season – Source, RT.com

The 1936 U.S. Figure Skating Championships – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

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