News & Results

Golden Skate Your international resource for Figure Skating

  • Fresh start for Russia’s Kolyada after coaching change
    by Tatjana Flade

    Last season, Russia’s Mikhail Kolyada was absent from the figure skating scene as he had reoccurring sinusitis which eventually required surgery last fall. The 2018 World bronze medalist returned to the ice in January and was just beginning to get into shape when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. […]

  • ‘Empress’ Tuktamysheva changes it up for 2020-21
    by Tatjana Flade

    Elizaveta (Lisa) Tuktamysheva is one of the most popular Russian figure skaters and called “The Empress” for a reason. The 2015 World and European Champion shows longevity in a sport where teenagers dominate and always has something new in store. For this season, the skater from St. […]

  • Deniss Vasiljevs hopes to show different side for 2020-21
    by Tatjana Flade

    Latvian Champion Deniss Vasiljevs has been immensely popular with fans from all over the world since he first competed at the 2014 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships where he immediately stood out as a born performer. Six years later, Vasiljevs has four World Championship and five […]

  • Switzerland’s Paganini sets new goals after coaching change
    by Tatjana Flade

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many people and Switzerland’s Alexia Paganini is no exception. In fact, the situation ultimately led to a coaching change for the 18-year-old in May when she left the United States, where she was born and raised, to move to her second home […]

  • Japan’s Shimada feels stronger after tough senior debut season
    by Tatjana Flade

    On a sunny day in July, Japan’s Koshiro Shimada is practicing skating skills, jumps, and his programs in Telfs, Austria, during a summer training camp of the Skating School of Switzerland. He is working hard, but enjoying what he is doing and sharing a laugh with training mates and listening […]

  • Sudden death of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya sends shock waves through skating world
    by Tatjana Flade

    The skating world reacted with shock and sadness after the sudden and unexpected death of Russian-Australian pair skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya. The Russian News Agency TASS reported Saturday that the body of the 20-year-old skater was found near a house in the city center of Moscow. According […]

  • World Junior title a ‘springboard’ for Andrei Mozalev
    by Tatjana Flade

    Last March, Russia’s Andrei Mozalev realized one of his dreams and stepped on top of the podium at the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. It was the highlight of a great season for the now 17-year-old, who made the podium in all events he entered except […]

  • Repetition is key for USA’s Alysa Liu
    by Tatjana Flade

    When USA’s Alysa Liu won her first U.S national title in 2019 at age 13, the youngest U.S. ladies’ national champion in history, she was still too young to compete at the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) circuit for the 2018-19 season. This past year, Liu started her international career […]

  • Panfilova and Rylov: ‘We need to move on’
    by Tatjana Flade

    Russian pair skaters Apollinariia Panfilova, 17, and Dmitry Rylov, 18, came off a golden year this season, winning each competition they entered at the junior level, including the Youth Olympic Games and the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. They only finished off the podium at […]

  • Andrew Torgashev: ‘I’ve grown a lot over the years’
    by Tatjana Flade

    When USA’s Andrew Torgashev closed out the season with an eighth-place finish at the 2020 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in March – his best result in three appearances in the event – the American felt ready to move on to the senior level. “I think I’ve […]

  • Germany’s Hocke and Kunkel aim high after successful season debut
    by Tatjana Flade

    Beginning last spring, German pair skaters Annika Hocke, 19, and Robert Kunkel, 20, started practicing together from time to time just to keep in shape as they were both without partners. When they noticed how well it was going, they decided to team up a few months later, but not many believed […]

  • Breakthrough motivates Russia’s Artur Danielian for next season
    by Tatjana Flade

    Russia’s Artur Danielian gained more and more momentum throughout the 2019-20 season and topped it off by taking the silver medal in his debut at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in January. As the second-best Russian man in Graz, behind new European Champion Dmitri Aliev, the […]