The Russian Figure Skating Federation says Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov will miss this year’s Grand Prix events due to injury.
NOOOOOOOO!!!! I wish them the best.
Icenetwork article here. Shoulder injuries suck!- I speak from personal experience.It isn’t a big thing in singles skating, but it’s major for pairs
The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing is one huge, useless waste of money.
"There are only two healthy bids: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China. One’s an oil-rich state ruled by a president-for-life, and the other’s, well, China. "
Ooh. This will be interesting, obviously which ever "wins" will ended up up-ing their level of national athletes (typically)… this poses a lot of outcome for the future of figure skating…
SKATE CANADA just issued this press release: Patrick Chan plans to return to the competitive figure skating circuit for the 2015-2016 season.
“My goal is to return to a full competitive schedule after this year,” said Chan. “I am proud of my accomplishments in Sochi and my world championship titles, but I do feel that there is still more that I can achieve. I will return to competition having learned new ways of training and preparing from this year off.”
He has been working on a new free program, choreographed by David Wilson to a Chopin medley. Chan will compete at the Japan Open later this week. He is also slated to perform at An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends and SKATEMANIA in Quebec City.
Although eligible, he has declined Sport Canada and Own the Podium funding, allowing several other athletes to benefit from the financial assistance.
The time for figure skating is in full swing, and beautiful skater Sofia Biryukova makes it a sport worth watching…
for a second, I thought rompers were coming to the skating world…
Check out Jason Brown’s blog from the Nebelhorn Trophy, his first international competition since the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
A great summary of the Nebelhorn Trophy as written by Jason Brown! A notable part was the test event…
The Nebelhorn Trophy marks the first time the judges will divide the components, and each will only be responsible for a max of three of the components or a combination of components and Grade of Execution. This test event is for only the men’s and dance event and it will help to determine whether there is a more efficient judging system.”