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.
Category: Event Recaps
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.
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.
2021 World Championships: Day 4 Recap
In the final day of competition in Stockholm we finished up the men's event, crowned some new dance champions, and saw some unexpected medal placements. There's certainly still a lot to unpack from these World Championships, but let's briefly go over what went down on Day 4.
2021 World Championships: Day 3 Recap
Today the ice dance finally got underway and we crowned a new women's champion. With half of the medals given out and half to go tomorrow, there's plenty to unpack from Day 3 of action at the World Championships.
2021 World Championships: Day 2 Recap
The second day of the World Championships saw the first medals given out in the pairs event and the beginning of the hyper-competitive men's competition. Here's a quick run-down of the ups, downs, and twists from day two in Stockholm.
2021 World Championships: Day 1 Recap
The first day of the 2021 World Championships brought plenty of pleasant surprises, shocking slip-ups, and stories to look out for as the event unfolds. Here's what went down in the women's and the pairs short programs.
Mixing it Up: 2021 Russian Cup Final Recap
The 2021 Russian Cup Final was officially the culmination of the Russian Cup series which began in September, but in reality, became a final face-off between two or three skaters fighting for one of the last tickets to the World championships next month. So, how did it go and who will be representing the Russian team that can't actually be called Russia?
Off-Ice Podium: US Nationals
The most interesting, most memorable moments of a competition often aren’t found in a score card or a finishing order, but in the personal stories and weird little vignettes that happen outside of a two to four-minute program. Here’s the top three special moments from US Nationals, this week’s Off-Ice Podium.
2020 US Nationals Recap
The 2021 US Figure Skating Championships took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 14th to 17th. The event was originally slated to take place in San Jose, but was moved due to COVID, and before the event even got started, we already had several withdrawals due to the coronavirus. Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko… Continue reading 2020 US Nationals Recap