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World Figure Skating Championships ice dance preview

Alex Shibutani says he and sister Maia have made a statement the past two years.

“With our ability to perform when the stakes are highest,” he said. 660 more words

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Canada's ice dancers and pairs all set for world figure skating championships

Canada is sending one of its strongest teams ever to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, taking place this week in Helsinki.

The last time the worlds were held in the Finnish capital in 1999, Canada’s lone medal was the ice dance bronze by… 1,051 more words

The Judges' Table Does Four Continents 2017

The Four Continents Championship is supposed to be the Asian, North America, and Australian response (I assume Africa and South America would be welcome too) to Europeans, but since its inception in 1999, it has had the great *distinction* of being extremely close to the Olympics, not being used in world team selection by the three most competitive countries at the competition, and being a huge schlep for at least half the event’s skaters, regardless of where it takes place. 5,498 more words

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Quad Almighty at Four Continents

The 2017 Four Continents Championships held this week in Gangneung, South Korea served as the test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in 12 months time. 773 more words

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Nathan Chen tops Olympic champion in Four Continents short program

U.S. champion Nathan Chen beat Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in a second straight program, taking the lead at the Four Continents Championships at the 2018 Olympic venue in South Korea on Friday. 295 more words

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Virtue and Moir golden once again at Four Continents Championships

The undefeated season continues for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

The ice dancers won gold on Friday at the ISU Four Continents Championships, their third career title at the event that features the world’s top skaters from outside Europe. 496 more words

U.S. women struggle to open Four Continents Championships

Three U.S. women dug considerable holes in Thursday’s short program at the Four Continents Championships, a tune-up for next month’s world championships.

Mirai Nagasu was fifth, botching a triple loop landing.  526 more words

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