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Monday, October 06, 2008


“Crystal Ice” - the figure skater’s Oscar of Russia.

Translation of an article printed in Russian language publication “” on October 5, 2008.

On Saturday, October 4, 2008, at the Moscow’s Sports Arena “Luzhniki” there was a presentation of the prize called “Crystal Ice 2008” which is considered to be a Russian figure skater’s version of the Oscar.

The bronze winners of the European Championship in ice dancing Jana Chochlova and Sergey Novitsky won the category of “Best Figure Skaters of the Year.”

The three time Olympic Champion Irina Rodnina won in the category - “Sports Legend.”

The figure skating coaches Irina Zhuk and Alex Svinin won in the category - “Greatest Contributions in the Development of Figure Skating.”

Irina Slutskaya won in the category “The Love of the Nation.”

Alexey Yagudin won in the category - “Mister Congeniality.”

Tatiana Totmjanina and Maxim Marinin won in the category – “Endurance.”

Natalia Pavlova won in the category – “Coach of the Year” for her work with the Olympic Champions of 2006 Totmjanina and Marinin.

Dmitry Ivanov won in the category of “Hope of Russia.” As his prize he received a scholarship to work with coach Elena Vodorezova.

The winners were selected by a jury headed by distinguished coach Elena Tchaikovskaya.

The presentation “Crystal Ice” was organized by the Moscow Federation of Figure Skating and produced for a second year by the silver medalist of 2002 Olympics Ilja Averbuch of the company “Symphony on Ice.”


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