Kirill Khaliavin

Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin (Russian: Кирилл Леонидович Халявин, IPA: [kʲɪˈrʲil lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ xɐˈlʲavʲɪn]; born 21 November 1990) is a Russian-Spanish ice dancer. With Sara Hurtado, he is the 2018 Rostelecom Cup silver medalist and 2017 & 2019 Spanish national champion. The two placed 12th at the 2018 Winter Olympics and are the first Spanish ice dancers to stand on a Grand Prix podium.

Kirill Khaliavin
2018 Euros - Jan 19 - Hurtado - Khaliavin - 2.jpg
Hurtado and Khaliavin at 2018 European Championships
Personal information
Full nameKirill Leonidovich Khaliavin
Alternative namesKirill Jalyavin
Country representedSpain
Former country(ies) representedRussia
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 29)
Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
PartnerSara Hurtado
Former partnerKsenia Monko
CoachAlexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov
Former coachElena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Svetlana Alexeeva
ChoreographerSergei Petukhov
Former choreographerElena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Tatiana Stepanova
Skating clubMoskvich
Former skating clubBlue Bird FSC
Training locationsMoscow
Former training locationsKirov, Kirov Oblast
Began skating1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total193.47
2019 Ice Star
Short dance77.03
2019 Nepela Memorial
Free dance117.39
2019 Ice Star

Competing for Russia with Ksenia Monko, Khaliavin became the 2011 World Junior champion, a two-time (2009, 2010) Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2015 Russian national silver medalist.

Personal lifeEdit

Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin was born 21 November 1990 in Kirov, Kirov Oblast.[1] He married Ksenia Monko in Moscow in late May 2017.[2][3] He became a Spanish citizen in July 2017.[4]


Early yearsEdit

Khaliavin started skating in 1994.[5] He began learning ice dancing when he was eight years old.[6] His first coach was Tatiana Kurakina.[1]

2000 to 2009: Early years of Monko/KhaliavinEdit

Khaliavin with his partner Ksenia Monko and Olga Riabinina

Khaliavin teamed up with Monko in 2000.[6] The two debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2006, placing 11th in Norway. They trained in Kirov before problems with ice time led them to move to Rostov in 2005.[7] They relocated with their coach to Moscow in May 2009.[6]

2009–2010 season: First JGP Final titleEdit

Monko/Khaliavin won the Junior Grand Prix Final and the Russian Junior title. They took the bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

2010–2011 season: World Junior titleEdit

Monko/Khaliavin won their second JGP Final title,[8] and followed that up with their second Russian Junior title. They won gold at the 2011 World Junior Championships.

2011–2012 season: Senior debutEdit

Monko/Khaliavin moved up to the senior level for the 2011–12 season. They were assigned to compete at 2011 Skate America and 2011 Cup of China as their Grand Prix events but Khaliavin fell ill with mononucleosis in September.[9][10] They withdrew from both Grand Prix events but returned to competition at the Russian Championships where they finished 5th.[10]

In February 2012, Monko/Khaliavin switched coaches to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov.[11][12]

2012–2013 seasonEdit

They finished 6th at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup and 4th at the 2013 Russian Championships. They joined the Russian team to the 2013 World Team Trophy, replacing Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev who withdrew due to injury.[13] Monko/Khaliavin finished 3rd at the event and Team Russia finished 4th overall. The duo withdrew from the exhibitions after Khaliavin developed an infection resulting in a high fever.[14]

2013–2014 seasonEdit

Monko/Khaliavin won silver at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, behind Americans Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue, and then bronze at the 2013 International Cup of Nice. Their Grand Prix results were sixth at the 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard and fifth at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup. After placing fifth at the 2014 Russian Championships, they were not selected for the Olympics.[15]

2014–2015 seasonEdit

Monko and Khaliavin placed fourth at 2014 Skate Canada International and second at 2014 NHK Trophy. They went on to place second at the 2015 Russian Figure Skating Championships.[16] They finished 10th at the 2015 European Championships and 8th at the 2015 World Championships.

2015–2016 season: Monko/Khaliavin end partnershipEdit

Monko/Khaliavin started their season by finishing fourth at the 2015 Skate Canada International. They withdrew from their second Grand Prix assignment, the 2015 Rostelecom Cup, due to Monko's injury. In 2016, she retired from competition due to the injury.[17]

2016–2017 season: Debut of Hurtado/KhaliavinEdit

Khaliavin and Spain's Sara Hurtado began considering skating together in late December 2015 and had a tryout in March 2016 in Moscow.[18][7] He was released to skate for Spain in September 2016.[19] They decided to be coached by Alexander Zhulin in Moscow.[20] Making their international debut, they won gold at the Santa Claus Cup, held in December 2016 in Hungary. Later in the month, they won the Spanish national title ahead of Olivia Smart / Adrià Díaz.

Hurtado/Khaliavin finished 13th at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. It was their final competition of the season. The Federación Española Deportes de Hielo (FEDH) selected Smart/Díaz to compete at the 2017 World Championships.[21]

2017–2018 season: Winter OlympicsEdit

In July 2017, FEDH announced that Spain's Olympic spot in ice dancing would go to the team which received the highest combined score at the 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb and Spanish Championships.[22]

Hurtado/Khaliavin began their season in October with a 6th-place result at the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy. The following month, they won gold at the Open d'Andorra. In December, they finished fourth at the 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb, just 0.30 points behind bronze medalists Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker of the United States. They outscored Smart/Díaz by 4.18 points at Golden Spin and finished second at the Spanish Championships with a 3.23 deficit, resulting in a final advantage of 0.95 points. On 17 December 2017, FEDH confirmed that Hurtado/Khaliavin would compete at the Olympics.[23][24]

In January, Hurtado/Khaliavin placed 7th in the short dance, 10th in the free dance, and 8th overall at the 2018 European Championships in Moscow. In February, they competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[25] Ranked 12th in the short and 11th in the free, the two finished 12th overall.

The Spanish Federation had decided to send Olivia Smart and Adria Diaz to the World Championships and so Hurtado and Khaliavin got an early start to the upcoming season. However, before that, they went to Spain and met King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who invited all the Winter Olympians from PyeongChang.[26]

2018–2019 season: First Grand Prix medalEdit

Hurtado/Khaliavin began their season with bronze at the 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy in September. The following month, making their Grand Prix debut, they placed fourth at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki and then won silver at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup, becoming the first Spanish ice dancers to stand on a Grand Prix podium. Hurtado called the occasion "a goal and I dreamed of it when I saw Javier getting on the podium. It proves to skaters in Spain that you can be here when you work hard."[27]

After winning their second Spanish national title, Hurtado/Khaliavin competed at the 2019 European Championships, placing seventh, almost four points ahead of Smart/Díaz.[28] They were consequently assigned to Spain's lone dance spot for the 2019 World Championships, where they placed twelfth.

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Beginning the season on the Challenger series at the 2019 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial, Hurtado/Khaliavin took the silver medal.[29] They next won gold at the 2019 CS Ice Star. At their first Grand Prix assignment, the 2019 Skate Canada International, they placed fifth.[30] Weeks later at the 2019 Rostelecom Cup, they placed third in the rhythm dance. Hurtado said there was still "some little things in the technical aspect of the program" to fix, but that they felt the program was improving.[31] Third in the free dance as well, they won their second Grand Prix medal.[32]


With HurtadoEdit

Season Rhythm dance Free dance

Short dance
  • Blues: Sweet Dreams
    by Térez Montcalm
  • Swing: Douce Lumière
    by Térez Montcalm

With MonkoEdit

Monko and Khaliavin at the 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final.
Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  •  ?
  • Me Voy
    by Jasmin Levy
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
Ukrainian folk dance:
Original dance
2009–2010 Ukrainian folk dance:

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Hurtado for SpainEdit

Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Olympics 12th
Worlds 12th
Europeans 13th 8th 7th 7th
GP Finland 4th
GP Rostelecom Cup 2nd 3rd
GP Skate Canada 5th
CS Finlandia Trophy 6th
CS Golden Spin 4th
CS Ice Star 1st
CS Lombardia Trophy 3rd
CS Nepela Memorial 2nd
Open d'Andorra 1st
Santa Claus Cup 1st
Toruń Cup 2nd
Spanish Champ. 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
TBD = Assigned

With Monko for RussiaEdit

Event 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Worlds 8th
Europeans 10th
GP Bompard 6th
GP Cup of China WD
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Rostel. Cup 6th 5th WD
GP Skate America WD
GP Skate Canada 4th 5th
Cup of Nice 1st 3rd
Ice Star 1st 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th 2nd
Universiade 6th
International: Junior[43]
Junior Worlds 3rd 1st
JGP Final 1st 1st
JGP Belarus 1st
JGP Croatia 3rd
JGP Czech Rep. 5th
JGP Norway 11th
JGP Romania 3rd 1st
JGP South Africa 3rd
JGP Turkey 1st
JGP U.K. 1st
Russian 5th 4th 5th 2nd WD
Russian Junior 8th 4th 5th 1st 1st
Team events
World Team
4th T
3rd P
WD: Withdrew
T: Team result; P: Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed resultsEdit

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.

With Hurtado for SpainEdit

2019–20 season
Date Event RD FD Total
15-17 November 2019 2019 Rostelecom Cup 3
25-27 October 2019 2019 Skate Canada International 5
18-21 October 2019 2019 CS Ice Star 1
19-21 September 2019 2019 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 2
2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
18-24 March 2019 2019 World Figure Skating Championships 12
21-27 January 2019 2019 European Championships 8
14-16 December, 2018 2018 Spanish Championships 2
16-18 November, 2018 2018 Rostelecom Cup 3
2-4 November, 2018 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki 5
12-16 September, 2018 2018 CS Lombardia Trophy 3
2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
19-20 February, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics 12
15-21 January, 2018 2018 European Championships 7
15-17 December, 2017 2017 Spanish Championships 2
6-9 December, 2017 2017 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 3
22-26 November, 2017 2017 Open d'Andorra 1
6-8 October, 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 8
2016–17 season
Date Event SD FD Total
25-29 January, 2017 2017 European Championships 13
10-15 January, 2017 2017 Toruń Cup 2
6-11 December, 2016 2016 Santa Claus Cup 2

With Monko for RussiaEdit

See alsoEdit


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External linksEdit

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