3-time US champ Chen begins season at Skate America
Three-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen will begin his 2019-20 figure skating season at Skate America in Las Vegas.
Chen, who has won the last two world titles, will be joined by defending...
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada, the 2018 world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, is going out on top.
The 23-year-old Osmond announced her retirement from competitive...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Cohen believes Figure Skating in Harlem represents a microcosm of the sport itself. That's one reason the organization is honoring 2001 U.S. champion and 2002 Olympic bronze...
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, in the midst of his freshman season at Yale, Nathan Chen has found time to escape the classroom and the study hall and the tests.
US wins skating’s World Team Trophy in Japan
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Russia's Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the women's free skate but the United States held on to its huge overnight lead to win figure skating's World Team Trophy for the fourth...
Chen, Zhou dominate free skate at World Team Trophy
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Two-time world champion Nathan Chen and teammate Vincent Zhou dominated the men's free skate on Friday and increased the lead of the United States at figure skating's World...
US takes lead at figure skating’s World Team Trophy
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Two-time world champion Nathan Chen and Vincent Zhou combined for a 1-2 finish in the men's short program Thursday to give the United States the lead on the opening day of...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — How dedicated is Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir to his hometown training rink, The Skating Club of Wilmington?
When the Delaware resident was recently cast in a...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — World champion Nathan Chen and ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue will lead the U.S. team that competes at the World Team Trophy next month in Fukuoka,...
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships.
Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships on Friday.
Chen leads after short program at figure skating worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.
China claims gold in pairs at world figure skating
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China won the free skate to claim the gold medal in pairs at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.
Zagitova leads short program at figure skating worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova produced a season-best score Wednesday to take the lead after the short program on the opening day of the world figure skating...
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating...
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen heads to the world figure skating championships in Japan balancing the rigors of competition with the scholastic requirements of being an undergraduate...
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MOSCOW (AP) — Two-time world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva has returned to the Russian national team ahead of next month's world championships.
Medvedeva wins Russian figure skating to revive worlds hope
VELIKY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Evgenia Medvedeva beat Elizaveta Tuktamysheva in the Russian Cup final on Friday and boosted her hopes of a dramatic return to the Russia team for the world...
SafeSport ends investigation into deceased skater Coughlin
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The organization that investigates accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse in sports in the U.S. has halted its probe into figure skater John Coughlin, the two-time national pairs champion who died by suicide last month.
Americans Chock and Bates win ice dancing at Four Continents
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The American ice dance duo of Madison Chock and Evan Bates gained some huge momentum with the World Championships a month away.
Chock and Bates captured the first major international title of their career Sunday at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
They scored 126.25 points during their free dance, which was to a medley of Elvis Presley tunes, and finished with 207.42 points to edge Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, who totaled 203.93 points.
Japan’s Shoma Uno takes men’s title at Four Continents
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shoma Uno was the first skater in Saturday's final group of the men's free skate at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. He ended up executing a flawless program that no one was able to match.
The Japanese skater won the men's title by successfully landing three quadruple jumps during his four-minute program, including one in combination. The 197.36 points was the highest score in an international competition this season.
Japan’s Kihira rallies for ladies’ title at Four Continents
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japan's Rika Kihira was steadfast that she was going to land a triple axel at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship.
She didn't land it during the short program and found herself in fifth place going into Friday night's free skate. She successfully nailed it on her first jump and put together a flawless four-minute program set to "Beautiful Storm" by Jennifer Thomas.
US champion Alysa Liu looking to future after hectic 2 weeks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alysa Liu has had a hectic couple of weeks since becoming the youngest national champion in U.S. figure skating history.
The 13-year-old has been busy with interviews and made an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." Even though Liu is too young to compete in international junior and senior-level competitions, she is watching this weekend's Four Continents Championships and skated in Thursday night's opening ceremony.
Zhou, Tennell lead after short programs at Four Continents
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Americans haven't swept the men's and ladies' divisions at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships since 2007. They are in good position to end that drought after Thursday's short programs.
Vincent Zhou and Bradie Tennell had sharp, clean skates and are both in the lead for the first time in an international competition.
Mariah Bell hopes home ice helps at Four Continents meet
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mariah Bell has a slight advantage going into the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. The international meet is basically being held in her backyard.
Bell trains in Lakewood, which is 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the Honda Center. It is the first time since the 2009 World Championship in Los Angeles that Southern California has hosted an International Skating Union event. The meet begins Thursday with the ladies and men's short programs.
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Can Nathan Chen, Alysa Liu lead an American skating rebound?
DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships.
Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage.
Chen wins third straight national title with ease
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Chen was skating up to collect his medal — gold, of course — when he tripped on the small carpet in front of the podium and nearly fell.
Hubbell, Donohue win again at US nationals
DETROIT (AP) — Competitors but not exactly rivals, the top two ice dancing teams at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships put on a stirring show for all their fans in Michigan.
In the end, the order of finish was no real surprise: Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue in first place, with Madison Chock and Evan Bates in second.
Fernandez retires with 7th European figure skating title
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Javier Fernandez ended an illustrious figure skating career with his seventh consecutive European title after Russian rival Mikhail Kolyada floundered in the free skate on Saturday.
Fernandez was third after the short program but in the free skate he stormed into the lead with two quadruple jumps and 179.75 points for a total of 271.59.
Liu takes women’s title at nationals at age 13
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu was already a phenom. Now she's a national champion at age 13.
Liu stole the show Friday night, breezing through a free skate that included two triple axels and dethroning 2018 winner Bradie Tennell at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Liu became the youngest winner of an individual title at this event, and after her score was posted, she put her hands over her face, overcome with emotion .
Samodurova beats Zagitova to European figure skating gold
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sofia Samodurova stormed past fellow Russian and Olympic champion Alina Zagitova to win the European figure skating title on Friday.
Samodurova's clean free skate included seven triple jumps and scored a personal best 140.96 for a total of 213.84, 15.50 points ahead of Zagitova in the duel of the two 16-year-olds.
Zagitova, who led after the short program, fell on a triple toe loop and put her hand down on a triple lutz. She was tearful when receiving her marks.
Tennell, Liu top standings after short program at nationals
DETROIT (AP) — Bradie Tennell answered questions with the calm confidence of a defending champion.
Alysa Liu — all of 13 years old — seemed a little more in awe of her surroundings.
Tennell and Liu sat next to each other at the news conference after Thursday night's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. They're next to each other in the standings, too. Tennell has the lead as she pursues a repeat title at this event, but Liu is a strong second after landing a triple axel.
USFS executives urge full investigation in Coughlin case
DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach John Coughlin, who killed himself last week.
Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Cammett mentioned abuse allegations against Coughlin, but she and Raith did not go into detail.
Hubbell and Donohue back in Michigan to defend US title
DETROIT (AP) — For Madison Hubbell and her family, this week's U.S. Figure Skating Championships are a title defense, a homecoming and a winter sports party all rolled into one.
Zagitova wobbles but leads European champs short program
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Alina Zagitova wobbled but still took the lead in Wednesday's short program at the European Championships.
The defending champion from Russia survived an under-rotated triple loop and a shaky landing on a triple flip to score 75 points — a relatively low score by her standards but still more than second-place teammate Sofia Samodurova with 72.88.
Tennell back to defend US title after whirlwind Olympic year
The whirlwind rise of Bradie Tennell began at last year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where the sprightly teenager stunned a field of veterans to claim her first national title and with it, a spot on the American team headed to the Winter Olympics.
She proceeded to post her best score of the season in the short program of the team event at the Pyeongchang Games, helping the U.S. to a bronze medal, before finishing ninth as an individual.
Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33.
U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her "wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life. ... I have no words." There were no further details from her.
US star Nathan Chen balances life, figure skating glory
Nathan Chen mostly goes unnoticed when he strolls through the picturesque campus of Yale, and the few times he can recall being recognized happened months ago during his freshman orientation.
That's because just about everyone who attends the prestigious Ivy League school is exceptional in some way, whether they happen to be brilliant at science, a mathematical whiz or handy with words.
Olympic figure skating champion Hanyu to miss to GP Final
TOKYO (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan will miss the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final due to a right ankle injury, the Japan Skating Federation said Thursday.
The 23-year-old Hanyu twisted his right ankle during a practice at the Rostelecom Cup on Nov. 17, and will be unable to compete in the Dec. 6-8 GP Final in Vancouver, Canada.
Hanyu's withdrawal means Shoma Uno will be the lone Japanese male taking part.
Chen, Kihira win figure skating in France to reach GP Final
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — World champion Nathan Chen won the last round of figure skating's Grand Prix series and secured a spot in next month's final with a pulsating free skate at the Internationaux de France on Saturday.
Oozing confidence despite an untidy short program on Friday, the American skater outclassed the field in scoring 184.64 for an event-winning total of 271.58. He won by 15 points.
Without a quad, Brown leads figure skating in France
GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Without attempting a quad jump, Jason Brown built a solid lead at the French round of the Grand Prix figure skating series on Friday.
The American skater was rewarded for his crisp technique and flowing ease in landing four triple jumps at the Internationaux de France.
His rivals, meanwhile, were penalized for failing to cleanly execute more difficult quads.
Japan’s Hanyu wins Rostelecom Cup despite ankle injury
MOSCOW (AP) — Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu won gold at the Rostelecom Cup, the fifth of six Grand Prix figure skating events, despite an ankle injury that left him on crutches after the competition.
Hanyu, the Olympic gold medalist, started strongly on Saturday with two clean quads and appeared to be his usual assured self, but he stepped out of his second pass at a quad toe loop then fell on a triple and singled an axel.
Zagitova, Hanyu lead in Rostelecom Cup short program
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic champions Alina Zagitova and Yuzuru Hanyu built commanding leads in the short program at the Russian round of the figure skating Grand Prix series on Friday, and neither was especially happy with their skate.
"I can't say perfect," was the verdict of Hanyu, who earned a 20-point lead over the men's field.
Zagitova said she was only "a bit pleased" with three flawless triple jumps and a lead of 13 points.
Both are aiming for their second Grand Prix gold medal of the season.
Gracie Gold back in figure skating, with a long way to go
MOSCOW (AP) — Gracie Gold started her journey to get back to the top of figure skating on Friday, and there's a long way to go.
Skating competitively for the first time in nearly two years after a break to treat depression, anxiety, and an eating disorder, Gold struggled with nerves as she finished 10th and last in the short program at the Moscow round of the Grand Prix.
Building from "rock bottom," she had to prove to herself she could skate again.
Hanyu wins Grand Prix skating gold in dominant style
HELSINKI (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu started his Grand Prix season with a commanding victory by almost 40 points at the Helsinki round on Sunday.
With a 13-point lead from Saturday's short program, the Japanese skater scored 190.43 points in the free skate to win with a total score of 297.12.
Zagitova wins figure skating gold in Helsinki
HELSINKI (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia returned to gold medal-winning form in the Helsinki stage of the figure skating Grand Prix series on Saturday.
Zagitova was a surprising fifth place at the world championships, but she appeared entirely assured except for awkwardly landing the second half of a triple lutz-triple toe loop.
Olympic champ Zagitova leads Grand Prix despite glitch
HELSINKI (AP) — Olympic champion Alina Zagitova took the lead after the women's short program in the Helsinki stage of the Grand Prix figure skating series despite a failure in her opening jump combination on Friday.
The Russian skater intended a triple lutz-triple loop, but turned the second jump into a single. She recovered her flair and assurance for the rest of the program, including a double axel that she entered from a Charlotte spiral and a hands-up triple flip late in the program.