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Rostelecom Cup 2021 Preview: Russia’s Cup Runneth Over

The 2021 Grand Prix series closes out its regular events this weekend with Rostelecom Cup, aka the Cup of Russia. This year’s installment will take place in Sochi, Russia, in the same venue used for the 2014 Winter Olympics, making it the second former Olympic venue to host a Grand Prix event this season after the Torino Palavela hosted the Grand Premio d’Italia. Can you tell it’s an Olympic season?

Internationaux de France 2021 Preview

We’re reaching the closing stages of the 2021 Grand Prix and the picture for the Final is coming more and more into focus. Quite a few skaters could punch their ticket to Osaka this weekend and some will surely face bitter disappointment. Fortunately, we still have full fields in every discipline rather than the plethora if injuries that plagued NHK, so hopefully the most dramatic part of the event will be finding out what strange prize the French skating federation will be giving out in place of real medals this year. I’m guessing it won’t be nearly as fun as the giant blocks of cheese medalists recieved in Italy, but there’s always something surprising about the event organization at the French Grand Prix.

5 Takeaways from NHK Trophy 2021

We’re two thirds of the way through the 2021 Grand Prix and the shape of the Final is beginning to come into view. NHK Trophy this weekend saw both the season debut as well as the absence of several key figures, and featured some very interesting stories. Here’s five key takeaways from the Tokyo event.

NHK Trophy 2021 Preview

This year’s NHK Trophy had seen plenty of drama before the event has even started, with s plethora of withdrawals, including two home favorites for gold, leaving us with some very interesting fields. Former winners of this event, Yuzuru Hanyu and Rika Kihira, both withdrew last week due to ankle injuries, which will come as… Continue reading NHK Trophy 2021 Preview

Gran Premio d’Italia Recap

It’s the halfway point of Grand Prix season and with most skaters having competed in at least one event, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how the rest of the season might play out. Italy managed to put on a great event on short notice, complete with real-looking medals better than anything IdF has given out in the past few years and massive blocks of cheese for the winners. Let’s rundown the top finishers of this weeks event and how they stack up against the rest of the field.

Gran Premio d’Italia 2021 Preview

This weekend will be the inaugural Gran Premio d’Italia, or Italian Grand Prix, which replaces the Cup of China that was cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 issues. At the end of this event, we’ll be halfway through the Grand Prix series, so let’s check out what we have to look forward to.

Skate America & Skate Canada: What Have We Learned?

In the blink of an eye, we’re already one-third of the way through the Grand Prix series and quite a lot has happened in just two events. So let’s take a look back at what happened, what we’ve learned, and what it could all mean going forward.  

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