Kirill Khaliavin

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Kirill Khaliavin
Grand Prix Final 2010 Ksenia MONKO Kirill KHALIAVIN.jpg
Monko and Khaliavin in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin
Country represented Spain
Former country(ies) represented Russia
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 26)
Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Partner Sara Hurtado
Former partner Ksenia Monko
Coach Alexander Zhulin, Oleg Volkov
Former coach Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Svetlana Alexeeva
Choreographer Sergei Petukhov
Former choreographer Elena Kustarova, Olga Riabinina, Tatiana Stepanova
Skating club Moskvich
Former skating club Blue Bird FSC
Training locations Moscow
Former training locations Kirov, Kirov Oblast
Began skating 1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 141.36
2017 Europeans
Short dance 56.52
2017 Europeans
Free dance 84.84
2017 Europeans

Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin (Russian: Кирилл Леонидович Халявин; born 21 November 1990) is a Russian ice dancer who currently represents Spain. With former partner Ksenia Monko, he is the 2011 World Junior champion, a two-time (2009–10, 2010–11) Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2015 Russian national silver medalist. With current partner Sara Hurtado, he is the 2016 Spanish Champion.

Personal life[edit]

Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin was born 21 November 1990 in Kirov, Kirov Oblast.[1] Kirill married former partner Ksenia Monko on June 10, 2017 in Kirov, Russia.[2]


Khaliavin began skating at age four and switched to ice dance at eight.[3] His first coach was Tatiana Kurakina.[1]

2000 to 2009: Early years of Monko/Khaliavin[edit]

Khaliavin with his partner Ksenia Monko and Olga Riabinina

Khaliavin teamed up with Monko in 2000.[3] The two debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2006, placing 11th in Norway. They trained in Kirov until moving with their coach to Moscow in May 2009.[3]

2009–10 season: First JGP Final title[edit]

In the 2009–10 season, Monko/Khaliavin won the Junior Grand Prix Final and the Russian Junior title. They took the bronze at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

2010–11 season: World Junior title[edit]

Monko/Khaliavin won their second JGP Final title,[4] and followed that up with their second Russian Junior title. They won gold at the 2011 World Junior Championships.

2011–12 season: Senior debut[edit]

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.[5][6] They withdrew from both Grand Prix events but returned to competition at the Russian Championships where they finished 5th.[6]

In February 2012, Monko/Khaliavin switched coaches to Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov.[7][8]

2012–13 season[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

2013–14 season[edit]

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.[11]

2014–15 season[edit]

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.[12] They finished 10th at the 2015 European Championships and 8th at the 2015 World Championships.

2015–16 season: Monko/Khaliavin end partnership[edit]

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.[13]

2016–17 season: Debut of Hurtado/Khaliavin[edit]

Khaliavin and Sara Hurtado began considering skating together in late December 2015 and had a tryout around March 2016 in Moscow.[14] He was released to skate for Spain in September 2016.[15] The two are coached by Alexander Zhulin in Moscow.[16] They made their international debut in December 2016, winning gold at the Santa Claus Cup in Hungary. They finished 13th at the 2017 European Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.


With Hurtado[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance

With Monko[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  •  ?
  • Me Voy
    by Jasmin Levy
  • Unknown
  • Unknown
Ukrainian folk dance:
Original dance
2009–10 Ukrainian folk dance:

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Hurtado for Spain[edit]

Event 2016–17
European Champ. 13th
Santa Claus Cup 1st
MNNT Cup 2nd
Spanish Championships 1st

With Monko for Russia[edit]

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[24]
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.


  1. ^ a b Халявин Кирилл Леонидович [Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin] (in Russian). Russian Figure Skating Federation. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b c Flade, Tatjana (8 August 2010). "Talented dancers look for top spot in Juniors: Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin". Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Kondakova, Anna (10 December 2010). "Monko and Khaliavin defend Junior Grand Prix title". Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Участие фигуристов Монько/Халявина в Гран-при под вопросом - тренер [Coach says the Grand Prix participation of skaters Monko/Khaliavin in doubt] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (28 December 2011). "Plushenko Captures Ninth Title: A Recap of Russian Nationals". IFS Magazine. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Фигуристы Монько/Халявин перешли тренироваться в группу Жулина-Волкова [Figure skaters Monko/Khalivin switched to Zhulin and Volkov's group]. RIA Novosti (in Russian). 18 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Александр Жулин: считаю дуэт Монько и Халявина очень перспективным [Alexander Zhulin: I think the duo of Monko and Khaliavin are very promising]. (in Russian). 28 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (3 April 2013). ФФККР заявила Монько и Халявина для участия в командном ЧМ - Писеев [FFKKR names Monko / Khaliavin to participate in the World Team Trophy]. (in Russian). 
  10. ^ Ermolina, Olga (14 April 2013). Ксения Монько – Кирилл Халявин снялись с показательных выступлений [Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin withdrew from exhibitions]. (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Ermolina, Olga (22 June 2014). Ксения Монько – Кирилл Халявин: "О результатах в Сочи узнавали из новостей" [Ksenia Monko / Kirill Khaliavin learned the Sochi results from the news]. Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). 
  12. ^ Flade, Tatjana (7 January 2015). "Long awaited breakthrough for Monko and Khaliavin". Golden Skate. 
  13. ^ Чемпионка мира среди юниоров в танцах на льду Ксения Монько завершила карьеру - Жулин [World Junior ice dancing champion Ksenia Monko has ended her career, says Zhulin]. RSport (in Russian). 21 September 2016. 
  14. ^ a b Tone, Florentina (13 March 2017). "Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin: “At this point we just keep building in us”". Inside Skating. 
  15. ^ "Sara Hurtado ya tiene nueva pareja: el ruso Kirill Khalyavin" [Sara Hurtado has a new partner: the Russian Kirill Khalyavin]. Marca (in Spanish). 21 September 2016. 
  16. ^ Menayo, David (23 September 2016). "Sara Hurtado emigra a Moscú por su amor al patinaje" [Sara Hurtado emigrates to Moscow for love of skating]. Marca (in Spanish). 
  17. ^ Golinsky, Reut (11 December 2016). "Sara Hurtado: "Beginning is always the hardest"". Absolute Skating. 
  18. ^ Ксения Монько: в коротком танце у нас вальс и полька на музыку из японского мультфильма «Ходячий замок Хаула» [Ksenia Monko: For the short, we dance the polka and waltz to the music of the Japanese animation film "Howl's Moving Castle"]. (in Russian). 16 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. 
  20. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 July 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. 
  24. ^ a b "Competition Results: Ksenia MONKO / Kirill KHALIAVIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. 
  25. ^ "Кирилл Леонидович Халявин" [Kirill Leonidovich Khaliavin]. (in Russian). 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kirill Khaliavin at Wikimedia Commons