Australia’s Kailani Craine announces her retirement from competitive skating


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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Malinin Wins Gold, Hawayek and Baker Earn Silver at Grand Prix Espoo – – by J R Walker, USFS Fan Zone

From Tallinn – with three awards! – Source,

Trusova will miss the Russian jumping championship. The tournament lost its main star – by Anastasia Ratskevich,

Davis and Smolkin. Daughter and son-in-law of Tutberidze. Perform at shows in the USA – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

Rudkovskaya spoke about the “new Tutberidze” at the Plushenko Academy – by Dmitry Kuznetsov,

Grand Prix final without Petrosyan and Diana Davis. Sports principle is more important than big names? – by Rustam Imamov,

Marina Zueva: “In Japan, Takahashi is not even a star but an idol. His popularity there is higher than that of Yuzuru Hanyu.” – Source,

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “If I am mentally prepared for a jump, then I can train it constantly. Because I’m not the kind of person who will do things on orders.” – Source,

Who are they? Top 6 heroes of the Russian Grand Prix in figure skating – by Andrey Simonenko,

(S)he will spit on everything and leave: do not poison Plushenko’s best student – by Vlad Zhukov,

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Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, November 29, 2022

“Calm, Cool, Yet Electric Soul”: Malinin Confident, Driven to Reach Olympic Goal – by Nick McCarvel, USFS Fan Zone

Forestella’s Ko Woo Rim opens up about his marriage to figure skating queen Kim Yuna on ‘Immortal Song’ – by Dani-Dee,

Tuktamysheva won the Russian Grand Prix in Perm, Muravyova lost 0.79 points to her and became the second – by Ivan Toroptsev,

Tuktamysheva – about winning the Grand Prix in Perm: “How will I please myself? I think everyone agrees” – by Anastasia Pletneva,

Bestemyanova – about Tuktamysheva’s victory at the Russian Grand Prix: “The program was a complete work of art” – by Konstantin Belov,

Dancers Sofya Tyutyunina and Andrey Bagin won the sixth stage of the Russian Grand Prix in Perm – by Yana Metlyova,

Mishina and Gallyamov won the 6th stage of the Russian Grand Prix with a margin of more than 30 points – Yana Metlyova,

10 Books Every Skating Lover Should Have In Their Collection – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Figure skater Kondratyuk reported hospitalization for rehabilitation after injury – Source,

Daughter Tutberidze did not return to Russia. What keeps her in the US? – by Blad Zhukov,

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Mai Mihara Claims Grand Prix Title In Finland, Clinches GP Final Spot

Positioned in second place after the short program, Mai Mihara displayed veteran poise in her free skate to “El Amor Brujo” to secure the victory – by Jack Gallagher,

Mai Mihara leaps during her short program routine at the 2022 Grand Prix of Espoo on November 25 in Espoo, Finland. (ISU/GETTY IMAGES/via KYODO)

The locomotive that is Japanese figure skating keeps picking up speed as it steams down the proverbial tracks. In the last Grand Prix of the regular season in Espoo, Finland, the Hinomaru earned three more medals, with Mai Mihara leading the way by winning her second event of the campaign in dramatic fashion on Saturday, November 26.

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Kaetlyn Osmond dazzles Innisfail at skate clinic

Retired Olympian and world champion ‘amazed’ at success of event at Innisfail Twin Arena – by Johnnie Bachusky, Mountainview Today

Following the Skater Development Clinic at the Innisfail Twin Arena on Nov. 19, retired world champion figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond posed for photos and signed dozens of autographs for participating skaters.

One by one, a long line of young figure skaters formed in the lobby of the Innisfail Twin Arena for autographs and photos from a true national hero.

Up to 70 up-and-coming athletes from about 10 clubs from across central Alberta and beyond signed up to take part in the Skater Development Clinic at the Innisfail Twin Arena on Nov. 19.

The day-long clinic was headlined by retired world champion figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond; a gold, silver and bronze medal-winning Olympian and one of the best figure skaters Canada has ever produced.

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Manitobans up to the Challenge

Figure skaters to enjoy home-ice advantage at Skate Canada event – by Laurie Nealin, Winnapeg Free Press

None of the four Manitoba athletes competing this week in the Skate Canada Challenge at Seven Oaks Arena had been born the last time Winnipeg hosted a national figure skating event.

When Breken Brezden, Ava Kemp, Yohnatan (Yoni) Elizarov and Emma King take to competition ice, they will be the first Manitobans to enjoy home-ice advantage since 2001 when the Canadian championships graced the old Winnipeg Arena.

Source, Winnipeg Free Press

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JDF Skating Club enjoying success on and off the ice as sport returns to normal

The club has earned competitive victories and has nearly returned to pre-pandemic membership – by Justin Samanski-Langille, Saanich News

Skaters with the Juan de Fuca Skating Club took home 13 medals at the Vancouver Island Interclub Competition in Mill Bay Nov. 19 and 20. (Courtesy of Mary Jane Howland Photography)

The Juan de Fuca Skating Club has had a lot to celebrate lately as its athletes have been enjoying competitive success as figure skating events are returning in earnest for the first time since the pandemic forced nearly all to shut down for two years.

Director of skating Leslee Rushton said the most significant of the club’s recent success came at the Super Series B.C. and Yukon Section Championships held in Coquitlam Nov. 10 to 13. Six skaters competed in the event, with Avery Lister placing second and being named Vancouver Island champion in the U14 category, and Madison Simoneau placing sixth overall in the novice women category, earning her both the Vancouver Island novice women championship and a spot at the Skate Canada Pre-Novice and Novice Challenge, to be held in Regina, Sask. in January.

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Alexa Gasparotto Qualifies For 2023 US Figure Skating Championships


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On Nov. 10, figure skater Alexa Gasparotto secured her first-ever slot in the US Figure Skating Championships after placing second in the Midwestern Sectional Singles and US Pairs Final.

“It was super, super exciting,” Gasparotto told Amsterdam News. “My short program was not the best, so going into the long I had to mentally prepare myself more than normal, reassuring myself that I can do everything in the program . . . I was really excited more than nervous. I felt I did really well turning all of my nervous, anxious energy into excitement, which really helped.”


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2023 Toyota U.S. Championships Single-Session and Weekend Finals Ticket Packages On-Sale Now

Single-session and weekend finals ticket packages for the 2023 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships are now on sale. The SAP Center at San Jose will serve as the host for the 2023 Toyota U.S. Championships, which will take place January 23-29.

Source, USFS Fan Zone

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Mao Shimada Lands Quad Toe Loop, Retains Japan Junior Championships Crown

After excelling at the Japan Junior Championships and two wins earlier this season, Shimada is the favorite to claim the Junior Grand Prix Final women’s title. – by Jack Gallagher

Mao Shimada in action at Yamashin Swimming Arena en route to her second consecutive title at the Japan Junior Championships in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on November 27 . (KYODO)

HITACHINAKA, Ibaraki Pref. ― With a second straight victory at the Japan Junior Championships on Sunday, November 27, teen sensation Mao Shimada secured the first leg of what could be an impressive trio of triumphs over the next four weeks.

In two weeks, Shimada will enter the Junior Grand Prix Final (December 8-11) in Turin, Italy, as the favorite. And two weeks after that she will skate against the seniors for the first time at the Japan Championships in Osaka. It is quite possible that the Tokyo native could emerge victorious in all three events.

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