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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Figure Skating Articles Friday, December 7, 2018

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

2018 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Men’s short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Men’s short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Pairs short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final results: Rhythm dance, free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

ISU’s Junior Grand Prix free live streams boost figure skating views around the world – by Philip Hersh, NBC Sports

The (in)visible work of coaches – by Oxana Shkrebtienko, Absolute Skating

Quad parade: Tutberidze students will compete for Grand Prix medals – Source, Gazeta.ru

2018 Golden Spin results: Pairs short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Golden Spin results: Men’s short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Team USA Solid on First Day of Competition in Vancouver – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Hubbell/Donohue Grand Prix Final Blog: Changes Aplenty – and We Can’t Wait to Show You – As told to Nick McCarvel – Source, USFS Fan Zone

US skating legend Kwan sees ‘surge of Chinese champions’ – Source, Channel NewsAsia

Skating contest could mean cold cash for Capital Region – by Brian Nearing, Albany Times Union

Edmonds native has eyes on 2022 Winter Olympics: Jean-Luc Baker and his ice-dancing partner will compete in their 1st ISU Grand Prix Final this weekend – by Nick Patterson, HeraldNet.com

Uno 2nd behind Chen after men’s SP at Grand Prix Final – Source, Kyodo News

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Figure Skating Articles Thursday, December 6, 2018

2018 Grand Prix Final preview (men): Chen vs Uno for gold – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Grand Prix Final preview (ladies): Could it get any better? – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final preview (Ladies): Russian sweep? – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Grand Prix Final preview (pairs): The rise continues – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Grand Prix Final: Practice notes! – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2018 Grand Prix Final – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

World’s top figure skaters descend on Vancouver for unpredictable Grand Prix Final – by Pj Kwong, CBC.ca

Nathan Chen Wins Best of November Honor – by Sora Hwang, USFS Fan Zone

US star Nathan Chen balances life, figure skating glory – by Dave Skretta, The Porterville Recorder

Despite the great performance in Tallinn, Figure skater Serafimu Sakhanovich not allowed to the championship of Russia – Source, MK.ru

Benefit of the professor: Vancouver starts the Grand Prix Final – by Elena Vaysehovskaya, RSport.ria.ru

A 16-year-old Russian woman, (Ekaterina Kurakova), joins Orser’s training group. But what about Medvedev? – by Andrey Shitikhin, Sport-Express.ru

Alina Zagitova: “Thanks to everyone who helped make me better and who voted for me” – Source, Sports.ru

Trusova, Shcherbakov and the company begin the fight for gold in the final of the junior Grand Prix – by Anatoly Samokhvalov, RSport.ria.ru

The Three-Turning Tinsmith: The Jersey John Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Skaters make appeal for extended ice time – by Sophie Woodrooffe, Coast Reporter

Figure skater Slavik Hayrapetyan takes 4th place in Tallinn – Source, Groong.usc.edu

Morrisville Athletics Center Important Part of Upcoming Skating Championship – by Michael Papich, Gary Citizen

Shoma Uno sharp ahead of bid for 1st Grand Prix Final win – Source, Kyodo News

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Support, Artistry and Drive Push Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker to Their First Grand Prix Final – by Alex Cardarelli, USFS Fan Zone

Eleven Americans to Compete at ISU Grand Prix Final this Weekend: Athletes also set to compete at Golden Spin of Zagreb in Croatia – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Cheaper in the past 10 years has not yet been. The European Figure Skating Championship in Minsk turned out to be the most affordable – Source, Afisha.Tut.by

2018 ISU Jr./Sr. Grand Prix Music Rotation Lists – Source, ISUResults.com

2018 ISU Jr. /Sr. Grand Prix Finals Official Website – Source, SkateCanada.ca

A little bit of nostalgia before the final: two rolls that will remain in history – Source, Sports.ru

Trusov or Shcherbakov? Our super juniors admire quad jumps – Source, Sports.ru

Patrick Chan named Athlete Ambassador for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final® 2018-19 – Source, SkateCanada.ca

Catching up with Stéphane Lambiel – by Reut Golinsky, Absolute Skating

Minsport named Alina Zagitova the best athlete of 2018 – Source, TASS.ru

MICHAL BREZINA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW by John Wilson Blades – Source, Youtube.com

Evgeni Plushenko: “The task of Tarakanova in the Grand Prix finals is not to fight for some places, but to perform well” – Source, Sports.ru

2018 Skate France International – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2018 Skate France International Ladies – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2018 Skate France International Men – by Klaus Reinhold-Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2018 Skate France International Pairs – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2018 Skate France International Dance – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

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Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, December 4, 2018

International Professor Jean-François Ballester passed away – Source, ARCInfo.ch

2018 Junior Grand Prix Final preview: Russian sweep? – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Elena Buyanova: “Kovtun is preparing for the championship of Russia with great desire” – Source, Sports.ru

Prize Money ISU Championships: Story – Source, ISU.org

Prize Money ISU Championships: Communication No. 2218 – Source, ISU.org

Moved by Hanyu: A fan’s story of love for the skating legend – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Freeze-frames of growing excitement – by Sun Xiaochen, China Daily

Chan, Osmond among skating stars coming to London in May – by Joe Belanger, The London Free Press

Skating with Santa – Source, The Journal

Sweetland on Ice opens – by Gabrielle Jansen, LaGrange News

Young Olympic hopeful (Yuna Shiraiwa) raises 7 million yen in less than a day – Source, Asahi Shimbun

Jonathan Van Ness’ Figure Skating Instagrams Will Make You Want To Get Out On The Ice, Too – by Georgina Berbari, Elite Daily

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, December 3, 2018

Alexander Gorshkov: The Federation does not pay for the work of Orser. This is done by Medvedev herself. The President of the Russian Federation of Figure Skating supports a two-time world champion – Source, SportsDaily.ru

Fil-Italian skater shines at 2018 Bosphorus Cup – by Brian Yalung, Sports.mb.com.ph

City of Calgary temporarily closes Jack Setters Arena due to public safety concerns – by Kaylen Small, GlobalNews.ca

Skating Highlights of the Week: Tallinn Trophy and Other Gap Week Events – by Isobel Moody, Ani & Izzy.com

Six events, six countries, three continents: Highlights from the ISU Grand Prix Series – Source, ISU.org

Grand Prix Final Participants – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

51st Golden Spin of Zagreb: ISU Challenger Series in Figure Skating 2018/19 Official Announcement – Source, ISU.org

2018 Grand Prix Final Preview – Source, Flutzes and Waxels Podcast

This and That: ISU Grand Prix Final Preview & Tallinn Trophy (Nathan Chen, Shoma Uno, Rika Kihira) – Source, Youtube.com

Natalia Bestemyanova: “Medvedev dishonestly lost the Olympics. Components were supposed to be higher, but no one did.” – by Maria Selenkova, Sports.ru

Bestemyanova on Evgenia (English Translation of a SovSport.ru article) – Source, MedvedevaNation

Challenge19: Fournier Beaudry/Sorensen (Senior Free Dance/Danse Libre) Video – Source, SkateCanada.ca

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