Elvin Walker

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10/28/14  •  Articles

Radionova, Tuktamysheva, Gold, Cesario, Nagasu, Popova

ELENA RADIONOVA I’m very happy because this is the first Grand Prix that I was able to win. It’s a completely different emotion from being in second or third place. And it’s even hard to speak now. I am overwhelmed by emotions because I am excited that I...


10/27/14  •  Articles

Kavaguti & Smirnov, Hao Zhang, Denney & Frazier

YUKO KAVAGUTI AND ALEXANDER SMIRNOV Yuko on the victory: I just want to repeat — we are so happy to skate here in the competition and we are satisfied with how we skated today. We have a free program that we love, and we didn’t get to show it last year...


10/26/14  •  Articles

Ice Dance Takes the Stage at Skate America

MADISON CHOCK AND EVAN BATES Evan on winning their first Grand Prix: Tonight was electric. This was our first Skate America. Some of our most memorable performances happened at the U.S. Championships and this felt like a U.S. Championships. The venue, the...


10/26/14  •  Articles

Tatsuki Machida Steals the Show

TATSUKI MACHIDA On competing in Chicago: This is my first competition of the season and my preparation was not quite ready so that is why the second half of the free program quality went down a little bit. But at the same time, I was quite pleased even though...


10/25/14  •  Articles

Tatsuki Machida Hits a High Note in Chicago

The 2014-15 Grand Prix Series kicked off last night with the first of six stops. The ice dancers and the men were the first to take to competition ice. American teams have won eight of the last ice dance titles at this event, while Japanese men have stood...


10/25/14  •  Articles

They Said It!

ELIZAVETA TUKTAMYSHEVA About her costume: My costume designer suggested this dress, and we thought that it was a good idea. I like wearing a shirt like this with Batman arms because it is what I like to wear in practice. I feel very comfortable in it. On...


04/23/14  •  Articles

Polina Edmunds

A trio of Olympic champions in the form of Peggy Fleming, Brian Boitano, and Kristi Yamaguchi has emerged from America’s Silicon Valley over the decades. And now a plucky 15-year-old named Polina Edmunds hopes to be the one to carry on that legacy.


01/28/14  •  Articles

Gracie Gold captured her first national title in fine style. Download the IFS special edition to read the full recap of the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.


02/24/13  •  REFLECTIONS

Rudy Galindo: A Night to Remember

it was a night when all of the stars were aligned, and the brightest one in the sky cast its luster upon a 26-year-old from San Jose, Calif. If not for that one evening of brilliance, the world might never have fallen in love with Rudy Galindo. That wild...


12/17/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

New Moves for Adam Rippon

It has been a year of change for America’s Adam Rippon. With a new coach, a new training environment and a new look, the two-time World junior champion is on a mission to be in the best possible position to earn a berth on the 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic team...


10/20/12  •  FEATURES

Ilia Kulik : New Challenges

It has been almost 15 years since Ilia Kulik captured the gold medal at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. In the ensuing years he has become one of the most sought-after professionals on the international circuit. Kulik began another chapter...


09/02/12  •  FEATURES

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin: High Flyers

They came out of nowhere. Less than a year after joining forces, Caydee Denney and John Coughlin were standing atop the U.S. national podium. When Coughlin and his former partner Caitlin Yankowskas captured the 2011 U.S. pairs title and landed in sixth at...


06/27/12  •  FEATURES

Meryl Davis and Charlie White: In Sync

Meryl Davis and Charlie White headed into the 2011-12 season with the longest consecutive winning streak in figure skating history. The duo was unbeatable on the domestic and international stages, winning 10 competitions in a row before surrendering the...


05/08/12  •  TRANSITIONS

Nobua Sato: An Honorable Induction

Renowned Japanese coach Nobuo Sato was finally inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame at the 2012 Four Continents Championships in early February. The induction of the ten-time national men’s champion was originally scheduled to take place in...


05/05/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Roller Coaster Ride for Jeremy Abbott

It could be said that three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott has taken a page from Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The 26-year-old has made a career out of racing to the top of the podium in one competition, only to find himself buried in the...


04/11/12  •  Articles

Caroline Zhang Makes a Striking Comeback

It is easy to forget that Caroline Zhang is just 18 years old. The 2011 high school graduate’s résumé includes the 2007 World Junior title, a U.S. championship senior medal and a variety of hardware from major international competitions. After two consecutive...



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