Figure Skating Articles Friday, July 3, 2020

ISU Council to Approve Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix Calendar Soon. The final stage of the series will be held in Riga from October 14 to 17 – Source, TASS.ru

Rachelnik ISU Vice President: An ISU Council meeting will be held in the near future where JGPS scheduling issues will be discussed. Senior GPS will be decided in early August. – Source, Sports.ru

NBC commentators Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir participate in vulgar video spoof of U.S. Olympian – by Christine Brennan, USA Today

Camden Pulkinen and Mariah Bell Classes Start in July via Zoom Online. – Source, OregonSkating.org

TeamUSA 2020-21 Team Envelopes have been published – Source, USFigureSkating.org

TeamUSA 2020 – 2021 Team Envelope Criteria – Source, USFigureSkating.org

U.S. Figure Skating Team Assignments and Results Page – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Brian Orser, coach of Medvedeva on her return to Russia: “We will continue to work together, although the Canadian border remains closed. Evgenia will return to Canada for training whe it becomes possible. – Source, Sports.ru

ISU Grand Prix decisions due before potential fields are announced – Source, NBCSports.com

The format of control rolls of Russian skaters will be determined no later than August – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

ISU Official Instagram website – Source, Instagram.com/isufigureskating/

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Figure Skating Articles Thursday, July 2, 2020

Figure skating Grand Prix decisions due before potential fields named – Source, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Popova’s retrospective sport “breaks” children after the skater retires. Bethina Popova, 23, a former Russian figure skater, confided that she had nothing but training, competitions and study in her childhood – Source, Jp.SputnikNews.com

Evgenia Medvedeva has returned to Russia. Her test for coronavirus gave a negative result – Source, TASS.ru  

City officials consider keeping Chavez Center ice skating rink closed – by Daniel J. Chacon, SantafeNewMexican.com

Yuzuru Hanyu 2020-2021 Calendar Reservation Now Available – Source, WebSportiva.shueisha.co.jp  

Former figure skater exchanges her skates for a camera and shoots to success – by Elena Koshy, New Straits Times

Where are they now: Catching up with former Olympic figure skater Rachael Flatt – by Olivia Lee, Medill.Northwestern.edu

Nominees of the inaugural ISU Skating Awards 2020 are revealed – Source, SkateCanada.ca

The format of control rolls of Russian skaters will be determined no later than August – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

Mao Asada announces restart of her tour, interrupted by COVID19. Reduced spectators and live streaming this renewal will serve as a test case for future figure skating events in Japan. – Source, Instagram.com

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Investigation Reopened involving Olympic figure skater (Morgan Cipres) and sexual abuse allegation – by Christine Brennan, USA Today

Spokane selected as host for U.S. Figure Skating 2022 sectional championship – Source, KHQ.com  

Evgenia Medvedeva Eyes Coaching Role: “I Want To Do It” Olympic Silver Medalist has begun advising juniors at the Toronto Cricket Club – by ZK Goh, OlympicChannel.com

Daisuke Takahashi Dances in Love On The Floor with Cheryl Burke and troupe during 2016 Japan Tour – Source, Youtube.com

Amanda Melne: She wants to design a specific tool for Synchro Skaters – by Jura Synchro, JuroSynchro.com

Leonova: it is not surprising that Zagitova is not in the ISU award nominations – by Vasily Konov Jr., RSport.ria.ru

Shizuka Arakawa Friends 2020-21 Third Edition: Daisuke Takahashi – Source, Nitteleplus.com

Vadim Chestakhovskiy: We Train in Extreme Conditions, But Remain Optimists – Source, UFSF.com.ua

Artem Darinsky: “We have a full understanding of the ice” – Source, UFSF.com.ua

Today in sports history: Tonya Harding banned for life from U.S. Figure Skating after Nancy Kerrigan attack – Source, Mooresville Tribune.com

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Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Mao Asada announced the restart of her tour which had been interrupted by COVID19. Reduced number of spectators and will be live streamed as a test case for future figure skating events in Japan. Source, Instagram.com

Medvedeva talks about Yuzuru Hanyu “The Dream of All Skaters” – Source, Jisin.jp

Avonley Nguyen and Vadym Kolesnik (USA) have announced their split. We wish them the best in all their future endeavours – Source, Instagram.com

Tomoko Miyahara’s “Most Favorite Program” and how did it impress her. Next Season preparation and her impatience to start preparing – Source, Sportiva.shueisha.co.jp

There are about 100 different costumes for Masama, and this quiz will tell you what you like best.” – Source, Buzzfeed.com

Out on the Ice: Figure Skating’s LGBTQ+ Community Has a Story to Tell – And Many Chapters to Still Write – by Darci Miller & Nick McCarvel, USFS Fan Zone

COVID-19: Pair stars get used to skating’s new norm back where it all started – by Ryan Pyette, The Observer

 #Unearthed: On The Ice – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Pride Profile: “It makes you wonder if there is something wrong with you” – Source, SkateCanada.ca

Flew! The Gathering of Sergei Davydov’s group in Sochi has come to an end. – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, June 29, 2020

Who knew Jun-Hwan Cha could sing? So impressed with his singing performance on a television show “King of Masked Singer.” – Source, Youtube.com

Piseyev: Kolyada’s transfer to Mishin will have a positive effect – Source, RSport.ria.ru

This and That: Athlete A, Alysa Liu, Morgran Cipres & Mikhail Kolyada – Source, The Skating Lesson on Youtube.com

Pisayev on the ISU Award: “Someone says that she (Alina Zagitova) didn’t make the nomination because she didn’t perform at the main starts. But Medvedeva didn’t perform either.” – Source, Sports.ru  

Figure Skating Awards comes up with a strange “Oscar”: Angry fans of Zagitova, insulted Jews and refusal to explain the selection process at the start. – Source, Sports.ru

Piseev: it is necessary to explain why Zagitova is not nominated for the ISU Prize – Source, RSport.ria.ru

Russian ice skater (Betina Popova) claims she was ENSLAVED by training & blames coaches for thousands of ‘broken children’ – Source, azerbaycan24.com

Emilia “Milly” Murdock has a new official website – Source, Figure Skating

Support Figure Skating In Harlem with ‘Gone To The Rink’ Sticker Sheets – Source, Bon Athlete by Milly Murdock

“Ayumi Roux will participate in a Netflix series called “Zero Chill” a series set in a figure skating club in England – Source, Purebreak.com

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Figure Skating Articles Sunday, June 28, 2020

Belarusian skaters wait for the start of the season, and dream of the Olympics – by Tatiana Pastushenko, Belarus Today

USFS Price Colors and Resources – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Coach Alexandra Samarina spoke about the peculiarities of the South-Sport base and the training process – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

Nominees of the inaugural ISU Skating Awards 2020 are revealed – Source, ISU.org

Watch Party: 1980 Olympic Games Ladies Free Skate Event – Source, TSL on Youtube.com

SkateProud Chat with Rachel Parsons – Source, Youtube.com

Russian Figure Skating Federation does not object to Kolyada’s transition to coach Mishin – Source, TASS.ru

Happy Birthday to Russia’s Arina Ushakova, who with partner Maxim Alexandrovich Nekrasov is the 2018 Junior World Ice Dance bronze medalist. She turned 18 on Friday, June 26. – Source, Instagram.com

Mishin’s group will hold a training camp in Kislovodsk from July 1 to July 20 – Source, Sports.ru

Rika Kihira will train under Brian Orser as her second coach, with Mie Hamada continuing as her main coach. – Source, The Japan Times

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Figure Skating Articles Saturday, June 27, 2020

Mirai Nagasu shares emotional Olympic Day post – Source, Mirai Nagasu on Facebook

Alexia Paganini to Train with Stephane Lambiel in Champery, Switzerland – Source, @alexia_paganini on Twitter

The Olympics that destroyed Plushenko’s image: how and why he starred a minute before the rental (there are 6 versions!) – Source, Sports.ru

When My Husband Watches Figure Skating – by Maura Sullivan Hill, Twizzle Talk

Morgan Cipres will appear before the FFSG Disciplinary Committee on July 9th. This committee is chaired by Alain Boulard (an attorney), and composed of four other members.  Source, Lequipe.fr

Mikhail Kolyada moves to Alexei Mishin – Source, Sport-Express.ru

Turns: Good, Bad or Just Okay? A Flutzes and Waxels Podcast Video – Source, Youtube.com

Elizabet Tursynbaeva Keeps Busy During Injury Lay-off – Rory Jiwani, OlympicChannel.com

Former Boise ice skating coach sentenced to 6.5 years on child porn charge: Jonathan Schmidt worked at Idaho IceWorld for 10 years. He was convicted of possessing child pornography. – Source, KTVB.com

‘Feeling Free,’ Olympic Champion Brian Boitano Opens Up On Coming Out – by Nick McCarvel, Team USA

The 1924 World Figure Skating Championships – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

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Figure Skating Articles Friday, June 26, 2020

Skaters and Coaches are left with uncertainty – by Taryn Davison, JuraSynchro.com

22 Skaters and 6 Coaches are Quarantined after positive Corona case – Source, NOS.nl

“Now it’s an explosion of myself” Miki Ando, in the heart of the 32-year-old who talked as it is – by Etsuko Motokawa, Yahoo.co.jp

June 2020 Quadruple Axel Sota Yamamoto Special Interview: “Returning to the Starting Point to Move towards A New Chapter, Source, Twitter.com Part 1 Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

Looking back at Scott Hamilton’s ‘Let’s Talk’ conversation with Charlie White, Tanith Belbin and Meryl Davis with this hilarious story of loving mothers and Old Navy polar fleece vests – Source, Youtube.com

On This Day in 2014, NHK World aired Yuzuru Hanyu’s performance of Hana Wa Saku (Flowers will Bloom), an exhibition program cheoreographed by Nanami Abe, to remember the March 2011 disaster. – Source, Dailymotion.com

Kazakh Figure Skater Elizabet Tursynbaeva Takes Part in World’s Largest Online Olympic Event – by Assel Satubaldina, The Astana Times

The 1924 World Figure Skating Championships – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Please welcome your ISU Skating Awards 2020 hosts, Tanith and Charlie White – Source, ISU.org  

ISU presents Figure Skating Elements, How to Start a Pair Team – Source, Youtube.com

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Figure Skating Articles Thursday, June 25, 2020

‘Soon they’ll be landing QUINTUPLE jumps’: Former figure skater Anna Semenovich defends women’s quad-jump craze – Source, RT.com

Skating programs join forces for open ice – by Robert Williams, DL-Online.com

American figure skating star Liu drops long-time coach Lipetsky – by Mike Rowbottom, Inside the Games

The Coaching Switch: Alysa Liu Leaves Laura Lipetsky (Video) – Source, The Skating Lesson on Youtube.com

Synchronized Skating Official Tests Limits As A Triathlete – Source, USFigureSkating.org

Team Japan 2020 / 2021 – Source, IFSMagazine.com

Son of a Preacher Man: The Sakari Ilmanen Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Pride Profile: “We are so lucky to openly be who we are” – Source, SkateCanada.ca

Korean Junior Skater Seoyeong Wi practices a triple axel in harness (video) – Source, Twitter.com

Tara Lipinski celebrates 3 years of marriage. “I can’t imagine my world without him in it. I’m so lucky he is by my side on this crazy journey called life.” – Source, Instagram.com  

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, June 24, 2020

That and That: Evgeny Plushenko, Coaching Czar and the World Arena – Source, The Skating Lesson on Youtube.com

 Kurt Browning – Facebook Live Chat – June 20, 2020 – Source, Facebook via Youtube.com

 Congratulations Class of 2020 From Ice-Dance.com – Source, Youtube.com

 Two-time U.S. ice skating champion Alysa Liu changes coaches. Liu will still be based in Oakland and will now work with Lee Barkell, Lori Nichol and Massimo Scali. – Source, MercuryNews.com

“Sasha and I have always been at risk. We’ve often been criticized for this.” – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

 A Lost Season: Skating in Southern California Soon to Reopen (Revised June 22, 2020) – Source, IceSkatingIntnl.com

Online ISU Skating Awards 2020 to be held on July 11, 2020 Source, ISU.org

ISU Skating Awards Official Webpage – Source, ISU.org

2020-21 U.S. Figure Skating Membership Renewal is Now Open! – Source, USFigureSkating.org

Voting closes for SKATING Magazine Readers’ Choice Award on Wednesday, Jun 24 – Source, USFigureSkating.org

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