Figure Skating Articles Friday, December 14, 2018

Improving teen figure skater determined to move at own pace – Source, Korea Herald

New champion Kihira far from a one-dimensional athlete – by Fumitaka Ohnishi, The Asahi Shimbun

Kudryavtsev explained that Zagitova and Medvedeva needed to catch up with Kihira – by Anatoly Samokhvalov, RSport.ria.ru

Irina Slutskaya: Athlete should never stop. In no case it can stand still. Interview with Irina Zagitova’s fans of the Grand Prix Final – by Andrei Shitikhin for sport-express.ru Re-published by FS Gossips

Photo Gallery: Team USA at Grand Prix Final – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Talented and Determined: Expectations High for ‘Emerging’ Athletes – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Kaya Scodelario To Star In Netflix’s Figure Skating Drama Series ‘Spinning Out’ – by Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski, Deadline.com

Psychologist: “High expectations of fans are also pressure” – Source, Sports.ru

Figure skating returns to Stowe – by Caleigh Cross, Stowe Today

Wasatch Figure Skating Club to put on Winter Showcase program Dec. 15 – by Brett Hein, Standard-Examiner

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Figure Skating Articles Thursday, December 13, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu to miss nationals for 3rd straight year – Source, Kyodo News

Rika Kihira now the favorite for world title – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Tuktamysheva miss the championship of Russia due to pneumonia – Source, Sports.ru

Figure skater Tuktamysheva to miss the championship of Russia due to pneumonia: The tournament will be held from 19 to 23 December in Saransk – Source, TASS.ru

The Man behind the World’s Greatest Figure Skaters – Podcast: Brian Orser interview by Meryl Davis for Olympic Channel

‘Quad King’ Goebel elected to U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame: Olympians Holmes, Fox & Dalley also to be inducted at 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Timothy Goebel elected to U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame – by Rachel Lutz, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Matilda Algotsson: “I really have to do well at Nationals, to have the best chances I can” – by Reut Golinsky, Absolute Skating

Ilya Averbukh: “Zagitova guarantees himself (herself) a hit on the national team, even if she fails in the Russian championship. But Medvedeva needs to ride very well” – by Maria Velichko, Sports.ru

1TV Russian Figure Skating Championships Schedule Website – Source, First Channel

Russian Figure Skating Nationals 2018/19 (Senior Ladies) – This Is War (Video) – Source, Youtube.com

Championship of Russia 2019 (Saransk): Official Website – Russian Figure Skating Championship 2019

Figure Skating Articles Friday, December 14, 2018
Improving teen figure skater determined to move at own pace – Source, Korea Herald

New champion Kihira far from a one-dimensional athlete – by Fumitaka Ohnishi, The Asahi Shimbun

Kudryavtsev explained that Zagitova and Medvedeva needed to catch up with Kihira – by Anatoly Samokhvalov, RSport.ria.ru

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alina Zagitova: I shouldn’t hope that someone wouldn’t do something. I need to do everything myself – Interview with Alina Zagitova after Grand prix final 2018 by Anatoli Samokhvalov for rsport.ria.ru – Published at FS-Gossips.com

Evil love. Zagitova fans become a common problem – by Oleg Shamonaev, Sport-Express.ru

2019 Austrian Figure Skating Championships Official Site – Source, SkateAustria.at

Julianne Séguin: The break – Source, ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Schedule of the Russian championship in figure skating in Saransk. Will show even training – Source, Sports.ru

Alexander Samarin: Sometimes during trainings despair came along with bruises – by Sergey Shahidzhanyan, VM.ru

ISU Vice-President, Lakernik, is sure that Zagitova is capable of defeating Kihira; He believes that in the rivalry of sportswomen the cleanliness of the Japanese triple axel will be crucial – Source, Tass.ru

Alexander Samarin: “Now you can not go to the gym only in one case – if he died” – by Maria Velichko, Sports.ru

GP final V episode returns home (Video Report) – Source, JiJi.com

Kihira all smiles and looking to end 2018 on a high – Source, Kyodo News

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Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kaitlin Hawayek’s Guide to Traveling like a Pro – Source, USFS Fan Zone

American figure skater suffers neck injury after frightening fall during routine at Golden Spin of Zagreb – Source, NZ Herald

Technical Notification #226 – Synchronized Skating – Teams with Less Than 16 Due to Injury or Illness – has been posted Here

Technical Notification #219 – Synchronized Skating – Calling Specifications for IJS Teams with Numbers other than 16 – has been updated Here

Changes to the intermediate ladies and men’s free skate and novice ladies free skate will go into effect on Feb. 1, 2019. The 2018-19 singles free skate chart has been updated to show these changes Here

The 2019-20 short program and free skate charts for singles and pairs have been posted Here

Cirque Du Soleil Presents CRYSTAL—the First Acrobatic Performance On Ice— To The PPL Center In Allentown – Source, Broadway World

2018 ISU Grand Prix Final Vancouver, BC, Canada: Day 2 (Friday) Aliona Savchenko & Bruno Massot Win Pairs Short Program – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2018 ISU Grand Prix Final Vancouver, BC, Canada: Day 3 (Saturday) Rika Kihira Wins Ladies Event – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2018 ISU Grand Prix Final :Vancouver, BC, Canada Day 3 (Saturday) Savchenko & Massot Take Pairs Event – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, December 10, 2018

Hubbell/Donohue Grand Prix Final Blog: Creating Our Own Wins From the Inside Out – As told to Nick McCarvel, USFS Fan Zone

Americans Hubbell, Donohue win ice dancing gold at Grand Prix Final – by Gemma Karstens-Smith, Weyburn Review

Rika Kihira wins Grand Prix Final: Teen becomes first Japanese skater since Mao Asada to capture crown in debut season – Source, The Japan Times

Exclusive! Shoma Uno concerned by errors, not by ‘silver curse’: The Olympic silver medallist reveals to us that he has not been satisfied with his performance “for some time” – Source, Olympic Channel Video Report

Independent Kostornaya: the beauty of the Vancouver Grand Prix finals – by Anatoly Samokhvalov, RSport.ru

Opining on 2018 Grand Prix Final: The start of a new era – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Skating Highlights of the Week: Grand Prix Final and the Golden Spin of Zagreb – by Isobel Moody, Ani & Izzy.com

Zhulin about the performance of Sinitsina and Katsalapov: just great! – by Anatoly Samokhvalov, RSport.ru

Tuktamysheva: “I am flattered that in the final of the GP I am the oldest female athlete” – by Elena Vaytsehovskaya, RSport.ru

Elena Vaytsekhovskaya: “The coach Kihira wants Rika to become the first adult to jump four in competition” – Source, Sports.ru

Valentin Nikolaev: “If Medvedev is smart enough, she won’t have a year off even if she misses the main starts” – Source, Sports.ru

Nikita Katsalapov: we did not set ourselves the goal of overtaking someone – by Elena Vaytsehovskaya, RSport.ru

Zagitova lost, Tarasova did not sympathize with her. To Beijing – for a walk? – Source, Sports.ru

2018 ISU Grand Prix Final Vancouver, BC, Canada Preview – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Day 1 (Thursday) Grand Prix Final Senior Ladies Short Program – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Day 1 (Thursday) Men’s Short Program: Nathan Chen Leads in Men’s Short Program – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Day 2 (Friday) Men’s Free Skate: Nathan Chen Takes Men’s Gold For U.S. – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Day 2 (Friday) Ice Dance Rhythm Dance: Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue Win in Rhythm Dance – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Day 3 (Saturday) Ice Dance Free Dance: Hubbell & Donohue Win Dance Event – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

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Figure Skating Articles Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Uno takes silver, Chen wins again at Grand Prix Final – Source, Kyodo News

Nathan Chen (USA) repeats as ISU Grand Prix Final Champion – Source, ISU.org

Chen overcomes mistakes, takes 1st at Grand Prix Finals – Source, NBC12.com

Costner injured her leg and moves on crutches. She fell down the stairs – Source, Sports.ru

Team USA Claims Seven Medals at Golden Spin – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Challenge complete, Hampole takes aim at nationals – by Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen

Horror moment figure skater crashes head first into the ice and is knocked unconscious after her partner lost his grip while holding her in the air – by Stephanie Haney, DailyMail.com

From Stilt Skaters to Sun City: Show Skating in South Africa under Apartheid – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

2018 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

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

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

2018 Golden Spin play-by-play/results: Men’s free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Golden Spin results: Rhythm dance, free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

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Figure Skating Articles Saturday, December 8, 2018

James and Cipres may be on the verge of a swan song, but first must conquer the Grand Prix Final – by Philip Hersh, NBC Sports

2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb | Team USA Competition Central – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Nathan Chen Takes Gold at Grand Prix Final – Source, USFS Fan Zone

2018 Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final | Team USA Competition Central – Source, USFS Fan Zone

American Figure Skater Crashes Headfirst Into The Ice, Referee Allows Her To Continue – by Dvora Meyers, Deadspin.com

Pairs figure skater suffers scary fall during overhead lift: American Ashley Cain hits head on ice after partner appears to lose grip – Source, CBC.ca

Frank Carroll’s impact on figure skating continues in retirement – by Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times

Proposed Skating Rink Slips Nicely Into NYA Facility – by Andy Hutchison, The Newtown Bee

Canadian figure skater Stephen Gogolev claims men’s gold at Junior Grand Prix Final – Source, CBC.ca

Figure Skaters’ Routines Keep Referencing Video Games – by Gita Jackson, Kotaku.com

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