Category Archives: International Skating Union

Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Team Trophy 2017

The final skating event of the year takes place in Tokyo, where 6 countries vie for the top spot in figure skating. This event is more for the fans rather than the skaters. But don’t kid yourself. The skaters want … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2017 World Figure Skating Championships

The World converges on Helsinki, Finland; as the top figure skaters look to take an advantage going into next year’s Winter Olympics in Korea. A few skaters will be looking to add more medals to their trophy case while others … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2017

The skating stars of the future are in Taipei, as the World Juniors take place. Over 130 skaters representing 30 countries will take part this weekend.  Some skaters have senior experience in their national competitions, but haven’t either reached the legal … Continue reading

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Approximately one year from now, the world will converge on Pyeongchang, Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Figure skating will be the main draw for the Olympics, as the events will take place in the morning, Korea time.  However, the … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2017 European Figure Skating Championships

All eyes will be on Ostrava in the Czech Republic, where for the first time in the city’s history, the European Figure Skating Championships will take place. Three reigning European Champions are back and hope to defend their titles against … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Grand Prix Final 2016

The final Grand Prix event of the season takes place in the beautiful city of Marseilles, France. The top 6 skaters in each division will skate for bragging rights going into national competitions. Up to now, the top skaters haven’t … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – NHK Trophy 2016

This weekend marks the 6th and final competition of the Grand Prix season. The stage is set for Tokyo, where over 40 skaters will participate in the remaining slots for the Grand Prix Final. Men Analysis – Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu … Continue reading

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