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  • USA’s Hubbell and Donohue: ‘We came into this event blind’
    Ted Flett talks with USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue on their win at the 2018-19 Grand Prix Final, re-vamped dances for the season, their Olympic experience, and goals moving into U.S. Nationals. Related Info ISU Bio Wikipedia:  Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue GS Fan Fest The post USA’s Hubbell and Donohue: ‘We came into […]
    Ted Flett
  • Japan’s Rika Kihira reigns in Vancouver
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Ladies’ Free Skate Rika Kihira of Japan continued to ride the wave of gold-medal success this season in Vancouver, Canada, clinching a victory at her first Grand Prix Final. While she botched the opening triple Axel, Kihira followed up with a precise triple Axel-double toe loop combination and […]
    Ted Flett
  • James and Cipres rebound to capture Grand Prix title in Pairs
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Pairs’ Free Skate In their first and long-anticipated Grand Prix Final, Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France won gold with a contemporary free skate that gave goosebumps and earned a standing ovation from the crowd in Vancouver. Skating to “Wicked Game” and “The Last Feeling,” the 2018 […]
    Ted Flett
  • USA’s Hubbell and Donohue dominate Ice Dance for Grand Prix gold
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Free Dance USA’s Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue vindicated three years of consecutive medal losses at the Grand Prix Final to win the event in Vancouver with a passionate free dance and season’s best scores. The Americans powered across the ice in their re-worked “Romeo and Juliet” free […]
    Ted Flett
  • Mishina and Galliamov capture Junior Grand Prix gold in Pairs
    2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Junior Pairs’ Free Skate Russia’s Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov rose from third place to capture gold in the Junior Pairs event at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final. Teammates Polina Kostiukovich and Dmitrii Ialin and Apollinariia Panfilova and Dmitry Rylov took silver and bronze, respectively. Mishina and Galliamov showed lots of determination […]
    Paula Slater
  • Kostornaia takes gold in Junior Ladies in Vancouver
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Junior Ladies’ Free Skate The Russian ladies dominated the Free Skate at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final in Vancouver on Saturday with Alena Kostornaia edging out teammates Alexandra Trusova and Alena Kanysheva for the title. Kostornaia was focused in her smooth, yet powerful routine to music from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack, landing seven […]
    Paula Slater
  • USA’s Chen defends Grand Prix Final title
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Men’s Free Skate USA’s Nathan Chen defended his Grand Prix Final title in Vancouver with a determined, though gritty long program set to “Land of All” by Woodkid that included modern choreography, four quadruple jump attempts and earned him a score of 189.43. However, the American only successfully […]
    Ted Flett
  • Peng and Jin take surprise lead in Pairs at Grand Prix Final
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Pairs’ Short Program China’s Cheng Peng and Yang Jin were the surprise winners of the Pairs Short Program at the 2018-19 Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada. The team’s performance to “Ophelia” showed personality and clean elements including steady side-by-side triple toes, throw triple twist and throw triple […]
    Ted Flett
  • Hubbell and Donohue dance to lead in Vancouver
    2018-19 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Rhythm Dance Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue dominated the Rhythm Dance to make sure their first medal at a Grand Prix Final is gold. The duo wove across the ice sensually and dynamically in their re-worked routine set to “Alevare” and “Tangata del Alba” and finished in […]
    Ted Flett
  • ‘Dark horse’ Gogolev wins men’s Junior Grand Prix title
    2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating Junior Men’s Free Skate Canada’s Stephen Gogolev, who was an alternate for the Junior Men’s event, managed to capture gold at the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Final in his first season on the circuit. With nearly 15 points to spare. Petr Gumennik of Russia moved up from third […]
    Paula Slater