The 2021 Russian Senior Test Skates take place at the Traktor Arena in Chelyabinsk, Sept. 11-12. Skaters will present both the short and long programs for evaluation by judges. Tickets for the women′s segments are sold out.
Alexandra Trusova is listed as a participant at the test skates and is also on the roster to compete at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Norwood, Mass., Sep. 16-18.
Channel One will broadcast this event on its television network, website and YouTube Channel. Ted Barton will provide the English commentary on the YT channel.
The pairs team of Daria Pavliuchenko and Denis Khodykin: He has a back injury and will not resume training until Sep. 13. Ice dancers Alexander Stepanova/Ivan Bukin, Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko, Arina Ushakova/Maxim Nekrasov and Daniil Samsonov are all out due to unspecified medical issues.
Women: Anna Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Alexandra Trusova, Alena Kostornaia, Sofia Samodurova, Kamila Valieva, Daria Usacheva, Maiia Khromykh, Elizaveta Nugumanova, Ksenia Sinitsyna
Men: Mikhail Kolyada, Dmitri Aliev, Alexander Samarin, Artur Danielian, Makar Ignatov, Mark Kondratiuk, Andrei Mozalev, Petr Gumennik, Evgeni Semenenko
Pairs: Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov, Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii, Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov, Yasmina Kadyrova/Ivan Balchenko, Julia Artemieva/Mikhail Nazarychev, Karina Akopova/Mikhail Rakhmanin
The pairs team of Alina Pepeleva and Roman Pleshkov are currently training in Texas and will not participate in the test skates. They are scheduled to compete at the John Nicks Pairs Challenge in New York City, which will take place Sep. 9-10.
This event overlaps with the first Challenger Series competition, Lombardia Trophy.