Tag Archives: Junior Grand Prix

Kanako Murakami

27 Dec

Kanako Murakami is the Silver medal winner at the 2013 Japanese national figure skating championships.  Kanako Murakami started her season with a bronze at the 2012 Skate Canada and finished 4th at her next event, the 2012 Cup of Russia.

Her music selections for the 2013 season are:

Short program

Prayer for Taylor


Free skating


A fuego lento

Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla



Someone like You

Rolling in the Deep by Adele


Kanako Murakami major achievements to date:

She is the 2010–2011 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, 2010 World Junior Champion, 2009/2010 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a 3-time Japanese national medalist (Bronze – 2011, 2012; Silver – 2013), the 2010 Japanese junior national champion, and the 2009 Japanese junior bronze medalist

Basic information of Kanako Murakami:

Representing: Japan

Date of birth: November 7, 1994 in Naka-ku, Nagoya

Height: 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)

Coach: Machiko Yamada, Mihoko Higuchi

Choreographer: Machiko Yamada, Mihoko Higuchi

Skating club GPT SC


Wishing Kanako Murakami a successful 2012/2013 skating season.


Kanako Murakami

Ross Miner

22 Dec

Ross Miner is an American figure skater born, January 24, 1991. Ross Miner is the 2012 Four Continents bronze medalist, a two-time (2011 and 2012) U.S. national bronze medalist, 2009 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist and 2009 U.S. Junior National Champion.

Music selections for Ross Miner’s 2012/2013 season:

Short program:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Free skating:

Captain Blood by Erich Korngold

During the 2010–11 skating season, Ross Miner finished 9th at 2010 NHK Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany and 7th at 2010 Cup of China. He made his senior national debut at the 2011 U.S. Championships where he won the bronze medal. He was selected to compete at the 2011 World Championships, where he finished 11th. During the off-season, Ross worked on a quad Salchow and shortening the lead time into his jumps.

Wishing Ross Miner a fantastic and successful 2012 / 2013 season.