2021 Cup of Russia Series – International Figure Skating

The 2021 Cup of Russia series will play out on five stages starting in mid-September with the first competition taking place in Syzran, Sep. 22-26. Numbers are restricted at the senior level for each stage of the series: 12 men, 12 ladies, eight pairs and 10 dance teams. Athletes must take part in two stages of the 2021 Cup of Russia (under the Master of Sports category) to be eligible to compete for a place at the 2022 Russian Championships. Those places will be determined by the highest scores. For…

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Cain-Gribble LeDuc Focused on the Journey – International Figure Skating

They were not expecting too many opportunities to come their way during the 2020-2021 season. In a year when few expected any major competitions to take place, and with many convinced the season would be canceled entirely, Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc, like so many other skaters, remained hopeful that would not be the case. That positive mindset laid the foundation for how their season would ultimately play out. Despite the uncertainty of whether or not a skating season would take place in any form in the 2020-2021 campaign, Ashley…

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Canadiens’ Carey Price still not skating after having knee surgery

Breadcrumb Trail Links Sports NHL Montreal Canadiens Hockey Inside Out Hockey “With any type of rehabilitation, you’re never quite sure how long it’s going to take,” goalie says after having torn meniscus repaired. Author of the article: Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette Publishing date: Sep 15, 2021  •  2 hours ago  •  2 minute read  •  6 Comments “I had a torn meniscus, they had to go in there and clean that up,” Canadiens goalie Carey Price said about his knee surgery that was performed on July 22. “I’ve been playing…

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2021 JGP Austria – International Figure Skating

The battles will be fierce in all four disciplines with it all coming down to the wire at the final event of the Junior Grand Prix Series, 2021 JGP Austria, which takes place in Linz, Oct. 6-9. Though no decision has yet been made about how skaters will qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Osaka, this competition will nonetheless be an important one for many. There are currently 99 skaters/teams slated to compete: 27 men, 40 women, 14 pairs and 18 ice dance teams. In the men′s field,…

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2021 JGP Poland – International Figure Skating

The 2021 JGP Poland will play out in the beautiful city of Gdańsk, Sep. 29-Oct. 2. This is the second of the four events that will include a pairs competition. There are currently 78 skaters/teams slated to compete: 24 men, 31 women, eight pairs and 15 ice dance teams. As noted in previous posts, the Japan Skating Federation will not field any singles skaters to the Junior Grand Prix competitions this season due to the quarantine requirements when returning home. Edward Appleby of Great Britain, the bronze medalist in week…

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Muramoto and Takahashi Step Up, Step Out – International Figure Skating

Japanese ice dancers Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi presented their programs for the 2021-2022 season at the Annual Labor Day Invitational, which took place in Estero, Florida, in early September. Muramoto and Takahashi debuted a new rhythm dance “Soran Bushi,” performed by Maïa Barouh. The duo laid down a clean performance of the high energy, fast-paced program that leaves little room for error, and earned 84.74 points to take the lead. Coach Marina Zoueva told a Japanese outlet that it was her idea to use Japanese music because “they are…

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2021 Nebelhorn Trophy – International Figure Skating

The 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy, the most anticipated competition of the Challenger Series, takes place in Oberstdorf, Germany, Sep. 23–25. This competition will offer the final opportunity for skaters to earn a berth for their nation at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.  With only 20 spots across four disciplines up for grabs — Men 7, Women 6, Pairs 3, Ice Dance 4 — there will be some showdowns at this competition, given the number of countries chasing places in Beijing. Of the 32 entries in the men′s field only six will…

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A Lifetime of Achievements – International Figure Skating

Tamara Moskvina celebrated her 80th birthday on June 26, but age has never factored into how she lives her life. Though she still dons her skates almost every day to work with her students, this will be the final Olympic quad for the renowned coach. When Tamara Moskvina’s father brought a pair of second-hand skates for his then 10-year-old daughter, little did he, or anyone else know that this gift would steer the course of her life for the next 70 years. Born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1941 as…

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2021 JGP Slovenia – International Figure Skating

The fifth event of the Junior Grand Prix Series, 2021 JGP Slovenia, will play out in Ljubljana, Sep. 22-25. Three disciplines will be contested. There are currently 21 men, 36 women and 19 ice dance teams scheduled to compete. In the men′s field, some now-familiar names are on the roster: Russia′s Ilia Yablokov; Florent Amodio′s young student Francois Pitot, the bronze medalist at the first event in Courchevel; Younghyun Cha of Korea, who is competing in his fourth season on the circuit, and Arlet Levandi of Estonia who captured silver…

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2021 Russian Senior Test Skates – International Figure Skating

The 2021 Russian Senior Test Skates take place at the Traktor Arena in Chelyabinsk, Sept. 11-12. Skaters will present both the short and long programs for evaluation by judges. Tickets for the women′s segments are sold out. Alexandra Trusova is listed as a participant at the test skates and is also on the roster to compete at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Norwood, Mass., Sep. 16-18. Channel One will broadcast this event on its television network, website and YouTube Channel.    Women: Anna Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Alexandra Trusova,…

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