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Team Japan retains World Team Trophy title

Team Japan recaptured the ISU World Team Trophy title they had won once before in 2012. Japan totaled 109 points over the three days of competition. Team Russia moved up again to second place to claim the silver medal with 105 points while three-time and defending champions team USA earned the bronze with 97 points.

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Team Japan defends lead on Day Two of the ISU World Team Trophy 2017

Team Japan defended their lead on the second day of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating with 81 points. Team USA moved up on spot and sits in second now with 78 points while Russia slipped to third at 74 points.

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Team Japan edges Russia for the lead

Team Japan skated to the lead on day one of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, edging Russia by a tie breaker. Both teams have 44 points. Team USA follows in third at 43 points.

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Featured Interview: Nathan Chen (USA)

The current ISU Four Continents Champion discusses his first World Championships, quads and the upcoming World Team Trophy.

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Requirements for Technical Rules with ongoing validity, effective July 1st, 2017

Technical Rules specify that some of them need to be completed by requirements decided by the Ice Dance Technical Committee.

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ISU World Team Trophy 2017 - Preview

The teams ranked 1 to 6 in the ISU World Team Standings qualified for the event. Team Canada is the top qualifier for the ISU World Team Trophy 2017 with 8437 points followed by Russia (7972 points), USA (7257 points), Japan (7068 points), China (5065 points) and France (4307 points).

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Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018

Twenty-four ISU Members have earned quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018 at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Helsinki. 24 places were available for Men’s and Ladies, 16 for Pairs and 19 for Ice Dance.

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Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) skates to second World title with record score

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu retained the World title he had won in 2014 and set new record scores in the Free Skating. His teammate Shoma Uno secured with silver a second medal for Japan while Boyang Jin of China repeated as World bronze medalist.

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Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) take third World title after two-year break

Canada’s Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) returned in style on the World Championship stage to take their third World title with a new highest total score. Two-time World Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron won the Free Dance with a new record score, but remained in second to earn the silver medal while Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) pulled up from fourth to clinch the bronze.

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Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (CAN) set record score in Short Dance

Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada won the Short Dance, setting a new record score en route. Defending Champions Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron of France came second and USA’s Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue follow in third place.

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John Coughlin (USA) & Alper Uçar (TUR) are elected to the ISU representative ISU Athletes Commission

John Coughlin (USA) (Single & Pair Skating) and Alper Uçar (TUR) (Ice Dance) are elected as ISU representatives to the ISU Athletes Commission

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Ladies FS

Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva jumped and spinned to her second consecutive World title and set new record scores on the way. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman took the gold and silver medals. Canada for the first time has two Ladies on a World podium.

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Javier Fernandez (ESP) scores personal best, skates to lead in Men’s Short

Javier Fernandez of Spain achieved a personal best score to take the lead in the Men’s Short Program. Shoma Uno of Japan came second and Canada’s Patrick Chan finished third, both setting personal best scores as well in what was a high-level event.

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN) claim first World title

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China claimed their first World title after two consecutive silvers. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot took the silver medal and the bronze went to Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov.

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Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes lead in highly competitive Ladies Short Program

Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS) takes lead in highly competitive Ladies Short Program

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Wenjing Sui/Cong Han capture lead in exciting Pairs Short Program

Wenjing Sui/Cong Han of China captured the lead in an exciting Pairs Short Program. Germany’s Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot edged out Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir of Russia for second place by just 0.47 points. It was a high level competition with many teams achieving a personal or season’s best score.

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ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 - Helsinki (FIN) Preview

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Helsinki, Finland, on March 29. The ISU World Figure Skating Championships will be held in Helsinki for the third time after 1999 and 1983.

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Featured Interview: Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS)

The current ISU World and European Champion discusses her preparation for Helsinki, her fans and her coach.

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Judges & Referees Seminars venue change

Judges & Referees Seminars for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance venue has changed from Beijing to SuZhou.

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Parsons/Parsons (USA) dance off with gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) danced off with the gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships continued in Taipei City (TPE) Saturday. Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) took the silver medal and the bronze went to Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko (USA) ...

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Zagitova (RUS) claims gold at ISU World Junior Championships

Alina Zagitova (RUS) skated to victory as the competition at the ISU World Junior Championships 2017 concluded with the Ladies Free Skating Saturday in Taipei City (TPE). Marin Honda (JPN) claimed the silver medal and the bronze went to Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) ...

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Zagitova (RUS) wins Ladies Short at ISU World Junior Championhips

Alina Zagitova (RUS) captured the lead in the Ladies Short Program as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Friday. Marin Honda (JPN) and Kaori Sakamoto (JPN) are currently sitting in second and third place ...

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Alexandrovskaya/Windsor (AUS) win historic pairs gold at ISU World Junior FS Championships

Pair skaters Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya/Harley Windsor made history by winning the first ISU Championship figure skating title for Australia at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 in Taipei City (TPE) on Friday. ...

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Loboda/Drozd (RUS) dance to slim lead in Short Dance at ISU World Junior Championships

Alla Loboda/Pavel Drozd (RUS) edged out Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons (USA) narrowly to take the lead in the Short Dance as the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017 continued in Taipei City (TPE) Thursday. Anastasia Skoptcova/Krill Aleshin (RUS) are currently ranked third ...

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