Mariah Bell: “I know only the good words in Russian”

Mariah Bell
Photo by Maria Kateshova

The 2019 Rostelecom Cup will be the fifth event of the 2019–20 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. It will be held at Megasport Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia from November 15 to 17.

The 2016 Skate America silver medalist, the 2019 Internationaux de France bronze medalist, the 2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy gold medalist, and two-time U.S. national bronze medalist (2017, 2019), Mariah Bell, is among the competing skaters.

She shared her memories from her performance in Moscow two years ago, mentioned  which feature of Megasport stands she remembered the most, and also demonstrated her knowledge of the Russian language.

This year, you started the season really strong, winning the gold medal in Oberstdorf and taking the third place in France. How do you feel about it?


I feel really good, I’m so happy with it. I’ve been working really hard, I reevaluated my training and I’m excited that it’s really paid off. Obviously, I have a lot of room to grow. But yeah, I’m really proud of it.

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