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Denis Ten and Friends 2014

August 20, 2014

For the second year in a row Denis Ten organized a 'star-packed' show in his home country. Reut went to Kazakhstan to see it and shares with us her impressions here.

Tatjana Flade - An Interview on the other side of the ice

August 16, 2014

Tatjana Flade is known for interviewing every skater out there, but what do we really know about her? Let's find out here.

Stars on Ice: On Top of the World

August 13, 2014

Well-known Stars on Ice ice show brought together skaters like Jason Brown, Ryan Bradley, Alissa Czisny, Gracie Gold, Jeremy Abbott, Mirai Nagasu, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Ashley Wagner. Look here.

Dreams on Ice 2014

August 9, 2014

Yuzuru Hanyu, Evgeni Plushenko, Akiko Suzuki, Nobunari Oda, Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte, Javier Fernandez, and Miki Ando are only a few of the stars who attended Dreams on Ice this summer. Read here.

Maxim Marinin: "My priorities are my family and my work"

August 6, 2014

During the show "Denis Ten & Friends" Reut used the opportunity to catch up with Olympic and two-time World Champion Maxim Marinin. Read their talk about his professional and personal aspirations here.

Kurt Browning - twenty years a pro and still going strong

August 2, 2014

Having turned professional in 1994, Kurt has plenty of material to talk about, like the highlights of his pro career, pro skating, choreography, the Olympics, and much more. Click here to read.

Photo Album: Dreams on Ice

July 30, 2014

One of Japan's most famous annual skating events, the Dreams on Ice show, with a lot of national and guest skaters took place at the end of June. Keiko took some gorgeous photos for us. Enjoy!.

Ivett Tóth dreams about triple Axel

July 26, 2014

She was too young to compete, but the visitors of the European Championships 2014 gala already got a glimpse of this young Hungarian talent. Time to get to know her a little better. Click here.

Photo Album: Canadian Stars on Ice

July 23, 2014

As always the Canadian Stars on Ice shows were chock-full with figure skating stars. Check out Debi's nicest shots from both the Toronto and the Hamilton shows here.

A new beginning for Carolina Kostner

July 19, 2014

Fans won't be seeing Carolina in competitions this upcoming season, but she'll still be skating. Read more about her new life here.

Daria Popova: "The ice will judge everybody"

July 16, 2014

Daria talked to Oxana about her split from Bruno and new partnership with Andrey - two Russians competing for France - training in Russia, injuries, dreams, and motivation to acheive her goals. Read here.

Ari Zakarian talks "Denis Ten & Friends" and extreme

July 12, 2014

While in Kazakhstan Reut talked to Ari Zakarian who shared with her some interesting details about the "Denis Ten and Friends" show and about the next big thing that is planned in his schedule. Read here.

Photo Album: We are the champions

July 9, 2014

"We are the champions" also stopped in St. Petersburg where skaters like Tatiana Totmianina/Maxim Marinin, Margarita Drobiazko/Povilas Vanagas, Adelina Sotnikova, Stéphane Lambiel, and Alexei Yagudin demonstrated their skills. Look here.

Making the Magic - a peek behind the curtain

July 5, 2014

There was so much more to tell on how the Ice Fantillusion shows came together. Read all about the organisation details, anecdotes and even watch some videos here.

World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Gala

July 2, 2014

The gala was a lot of fun as usual, if only a little sad because we were saying goodbye to several great skaters who chose to end there their competitive career. Look here.

World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Ice Dance

July 1, 2014

The fight for the medals in ice dance was very exciting and this competition also marked a last for several of the couples. Cherish the memories here.

World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Pairs

June 30, 2014

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won their fifth World title in Saitama, but they weren't the only pair competing there. Look here.

World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Ladies

June 29, 2014

The competition was fierce in the ladies field, especially coming so soon after the Olympic games and giving them a chance to make up for what they missed there. Look here.

World Figure Skating Championships 2014 - Men

June 28, 2014

Back in March, we showed you daily photos from the World Championships. Now it's time to take a more detailed look, and we start with the men. Look here.

Evan Lysacek: "If you love what you're doing you've already succeeded"

June 22, 2014

During his visit in Kazakhstan for "Denis Ten and Friends" shows Evan Lysacek held a Q&A session for Kazakhstani children in Astana. Read Reut's report about this event here.

Photo Album: Infinity 2014

June 17, 2014

Tomas Verner, Carolina Kostner, Viktoria Helgesson, Anne Lina Gjersem, and Alexander Majorov were among the skaters who took the ice in Malmo at the Infinity ice show. Look here.

Evgeni Platov: "My couples have a unique look"

June 13, 2014

Evgeni Platov prides himself on not only being the only two time Olympic champion in ice dance but also the talented couples he's coaching. Read here.

Photo Album: The stars of sport for children

June 10, 2014

New pairs Vasilisa Davankova & Alexander Enbert, Yuri Larionov & Natalja Zabjako, Victoria Sinitsina & Nikita Katsalapov made their debut at The stars of sport for children show. Look here.

Rafael Arutunian: "In sports there is no irrelevant detail; all details are important."

June 7, 2014

Rafael Arutunian worked with several top skaters in his career and has some up coming stars under his wing. He shared his professional secrets with us here.

Sneak peek: Denis Ten and Friends in Astana

June 3, 2014

Denis and his friends moved to Astana. Reut followed and shows us a glimpse of the rehearsal and show there. Check out the images!

Sneak peek: Denis Ten and Friends

May 31, 2014

We showed you the rehearsal pics, now it is time to give you a taste of the actual show in Almaty. Enjoy!

Denis Ten and Friends: Rehearsal

May 29, 2014

Denis Ten invites his skating friends to see his beautiful country and his countrymen to enjoy the beauty of the art on the ice. The star-packed cast will meet Kazakhstani audience tonight in Almaty. Look here.

Raymonde Joubert: This is my job - to be a mom

May 25, 2014

Many figure skating fans know Raymonde, mom of Brian Joubert. How difficult is it, to be the mom of a champion? Today it's Mother's day in France, so a perfect time to answer this question and more. Go!

The Infinity Ice Show

May 22, 2014

There was magic in Sweden on May 11 as the Infinity ice show rocked the city of Malmö. Review and photos here.

Art on Ice 2014

May 19, 2014

Olympic medalists, World and European champions, pop singers, a virtuoso pianist, dancers, acrobats, mime-masques, fire artists and more... Read about the impressive 19th edition of Art on Ice!

Brian Orser: "Yuzuru and Javi are different, but help each other"

May 15, 2014

Not only a successful skater in his time but also a successful coach, Brian Orser tells us about his outstanding students and his collaboration with them. Read here.

Photo Album: We are the champions

May 12, 2014

Not long ago we told you about a Moscow ice show featuring a cast full of star skaters. Look here to see what you missed.

Ice Fantillusion 2014: Magical nightmares

May 8, 2014

Pirates, mermaids, chesspieces, beetles, skeletons, dragons, great skating, awesome pair group acts, the ice rink in Liedekerke sure turned Magical. Read all about it including backstage details here!

Carolina Moscheni and √Ād√°m Luk√°cs: "Our strong point is that we have the same goals!"

May 5, 2014

A new young couple coached by Barbara Fusar-Poli and representing Hungary dominated the Four National Championships in the ice dance field this season. Read here.

The Infinity Ice show in Malmö, Sweden on May 11

May 2, 2014

Star skaters Carolina Kostner and Tomas Verner, along with the Swedish elite, will entertain and wow the audience in this spectacular ice show. Learn more here.

Tidbits from the World Championships 2014

April 29, 2014

Atsuko comments on the skaters who didn't necessarily make it to the podium at the World Championships this season but still made a strong impression on her. Read here.

Ice Fantillusion: Magical - A sneak peek 2

April 26, 2014

Rehearsals are fun, schoolshows too, but it all pales next to the real show experience. Therefore, enjoy these images of the Friday show. Click here.

Ice Fantillusion: Magical - A sneak peek

April 25, 2014

It's time to show you some of the magic, Kevin, Jenna and the kids take you on a journey to magical and fairylands. Click here.

Ice Symphony to celebrate 10 years with
"We are the champions" show in Moscow

April 24, 2014

Ice Symphony celebrates a decade of existence with "We are the champions" star studded show in Moscow this weekend. Read here.

Junior Worlds 2014 - The future of figure skating is bright

April 21, 2014

The upcoming skating stars took the ice in Sofia at the Junior World Championships last month. Read here.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014 -
the complete album: Gala

April 19, 2014

We're finishing with a showcase of the best skaters at the Four Continents Championships, the exhibition gala. Look here.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014 -
the complete album: Ice Dance

April 18, 2014

The battle at the top was between the Americans and the Canadians as they occupied all first six places. Look here.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014 -
the complete album: Pairs

April 17, 2014

Seven pairs competed at the Four Continents Championships, three Americans, two Canadians, and two Chinese. Look here.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014 -
the complete album: Ladies

April 16, 2014

The Four Continents Championships brought a gold medal to rising star Kanako Murakami, and her co-nationals, Satoko Miyahara and Haruka Imai, weren't far behind either. Look here.

Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014 -
the complete album: Men

April 15, 2014

This week, we're taking a look back at the Four Continents Championships, courtesy of Keiko's lovely photos, and of course starting with the men. Look here.

The Olympic Games 2014 - Ringing from Sochi

April 11, 2014

A pro-photographer, a journalist, skaters Anya, Meagan and Alexander and a casual visitor cover the various angles of this special event. This way you see the skaters off ice, peek behind the scenes and more. Enjoy!

Titanilla's Olympic Experience

April 8, 2014

Our reporter, Titanilla, was in Sochi during the Olympic Games. She tells us all about her experience here.

Visiting the Challenge Cup 2014

April 4, 2014

Last month the yearly Challenge Cup took place in the Hague. We visited parts of this competition and couldn't help but take photos. Enjoy!

Music on Ice 2014: Paradise

April 2, 2014

In March you could read our talk with Laurent Tobel about his show Paradise. Now it is time to show you the photos. Click here to enjoy!

World Championships day by day highlights

April 1, 2014

The 2014 World Championships have ended. Atsuko attended and brings us up to speed with how she experienced the medallists performances and their press conference comments. Click here to read!

World Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 5

March 31, 2014

The gala didn't celebrate only the end of the competition and of the skating season but also the end of the competitional career for several of the skaters attending it. Look here!

World Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 4

March 30, 2014

Last competition day, 2 finals. Ladies and ice dancers battling it out for the honorary metals. Keiko and Ludwig shot the action for you. Enjoy the photos here!

World Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3

March 29, 2014

Day 3 consisted of couples dancing to their provisional standings and the men battling it out for bronze, silver and gold. Check out our dailies here!

World Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2

March 28, 2014

On day 2 the pairs concluded their competition with the free program and the ladies started with the short program. Enjoy our photos of the top 15 here!

Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov: "It would be a pity to give up! We need to walk through till the end."

March 27, 2014

Vera and Yuri just completed their competition and ended in 7th place. Oxana had a chance to talk to them earlier this season. Click here.

World Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1

March 27, 2014 - Updated!

The World Championships in Japan started yesterday with the pairs' and men's short programs. Check out our dailies of the top 15 skaters here.

Getting to know Anna Ovcharova

March 26, 2014

She represented Russia at the junior level, finished top five at Junior Worlds but then fell off the radar for a few years. Learn about what happened in that period, why and when she moved to Switzerland and more in our talk with Anna here.

Press conference with the Japanese Ladies' World team

March 25, 2014

In mere hours the World Championships 2014 will start. Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki and Kanako Murakami will represent the host country in the ladies' event. Check Atsuko's account of their press conference here

Memories of Sochi and things to come for Alexander Majorov

March 25, 2014

Coming back from Russia, Alexander brought home lots of photos and of course a bucket full of memories making up his first Olympic story. Click here to read.

Laurent Tobel: "After years of making people laugh, finally I made them cry!"

March 22, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Laurent Tobel invited the Swiss audience to his "Music on Ice" show in Bellinzona. We had the pleasure to speak with him after the premiere. Read here.

Catching up with Sarah Meier

March 19, 2014

In the middle of the busy Art on Ice tour, 2011 European champion Sarah Meier still found some time to chat with us. Read about her current projects, future plans and show programs here.

Photo Album: Art on Ice Stockholm 2014

March 16, 2014

The show in Stockholm included a green faced Alexander Majorov and a Charleston inspired Viktoria Helgesson but of course also the regular cast. Enjoy our album of the Swedish leg of the Art on Ice tour here!

Sneak Peek: Art on Ice Stockholm 2014

March 14, 2014

From Helsinki to Stockholm, the final destination. Alexander Majorov and Viktoria Helgesson were added to the already sublime cast and Maria took her camera for another viewing. Click!

Sneak Peek: Art on Ice Helsinki 2014

March 12, 2014

Art on Ice travelled nearly 2,500 kilometers up north to Helsinki, showing their awesome show plus some local changes to the Finnish audience. Ia provides you a sneak. Go!

Photo Album: JGP Tallinn Cup 2013

March 11, 2014

With the World Junior Championships taking place in Sofia this week, let's take a look at the last junior Grand Prix event that took place in Tallinn this season. Look here.

Photo Album: Art on Ice 2014

March 10, 2014

Enough sneak previews, enjoy the full album of this star studded show with multiple photos from every act, taken by Anna and Maria. Go!

Anya Davidovich: "Now I begin a new chapter"

March 9, 2014

The Israeli pair we wrote about just recently has decided to split up. We asked Anya Davidovich to comment about the situation for us, read her answers here.

Celebration of figure skating in Sofia

March 8, 2014

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, Misha Ge, and Joshi Helgesson were among the skaters who competed in the second edition of Denkova-Staviski Cup in Sofia last December. Read here.

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski: "We devoted everything to figure skating"

March 4, 2014

We had the pleasure to catch up with Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski in Nice. Read about their favorite programs, Ice Age, working together with Brian Joubert and more here.

Sneak Peek 2: Art on Ice 2014

March 2, 2014

Still the same great show, but on a different day and from a different angle. so we decided to give you another preview with Maria's lovely photos. Go!

Sneak Peek: Art on Ice 2014

February 28, 2014

The AOI shows are packed with stars. From current Olympic champions like Adelina Sotnikova to old time favorites like Kurt Browning, and many others. Maria let's you peak behind the curtain, enjoy!

The artists behind "Art on Ice" spill their secrets

February 27, 2014

In anticipation of what "Art on Ice" 2014 has prepared for us, we give you some insight into how this production comes to life. Read Reut's interviews with its creators here.

Photo Album: The Olympic champions gala 2014

February 26, 2014

The day after the closing ceremony in Sochi, Moscow welcomed Russian champions and guests for the Olympians' gala. Irina and Emilie shared with us their photo memories here.

Oxana's Olympic experience

February 25, 2014

Oxana went to Sochi to support her favourite skater. She shares with us her Olympic memories here.

Photopage: The Olympic Games 2014 - exhibition gala

February 24, 2014

No skating competition is complete without a gala showcasing the top skaters, and the Olympic one was worth remembering. Take a look here.

Absolute Olympic 2014 musings 2 - afterthoughts

February 23, 2014

Today the Sochi Olympics will end officially with the Closing Ceremony. A lot has happened and new memories have been created, which are our most favorite? What do we think we will remember? Read here.

Choreography that inspires

February 22, 2014

Olympic stars Yuzuru Hanyu, Yuna Kim, and Javier Fernandez have at least one person in common: David Wilson. Ia talked to him about working with them, their programs, his insights and much more. Click!

Olympics 2014 - Tamar Katz recaptures the roller coaster ride ladies free skate

February 21, 2014

The last competition in figure skating, the ladies final flight was heart wrenching. Tamar retakes the ride and shares her opinion on her favorites, the top 6 and the results. Read here.

Olympics 2014 - Kaat van Daele finds excitement, beauty and drama in the ladies short program

February 20, 2014

The ladies short program was a cocktail of mixed prestations and emotions. Current Belgian champion Kaat van Daele takes you through them. Read here.

Valentina Marchei: "I raised the bar, and I keep raising it"

February 20, 2014

After a long wait, Valentina Marchei is getting ready for her very first Olympics. Read about her plans and feelings here.

Anne Line Gjersem, the Norwegian skater who finally did it!

February 19, 2014

She is the skater that broke the 50 year curse and qualified to the Olympic Games. Her name is Anne Line Gjersem and she represents Norway. Read more about her here.

Olympics 2014 - Colin McManus shares his free dance highlights

February 18, 2014

Colin McManus, Anastasia Cannuscio's partner, picks up the baton from her to comment on the free dance. Read here.

Olympics 2014 - Anastasia and Isabella fight distractions to focus on the short dance

February 17, 2014

Anastasia and Isabella's excitement is rising to new heights during the short dance as this is something they know too well. Read here.

Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland: "We're lucky to be different"

February 16, 2014

European bronze medallists Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland will try tonight to improve the result they got in the team event. Read our talk about their programs, Olympic expectations and more here.

Olympics 2014 - The Cannuscio sisters take on the men: free skate

February 15, 2014

Anastasia and Isabella team up to give us their take on the men's free skate with lots of humour and some true dancing flair. Click here to read!

Alisa Agafonova and Alper Ucar: "We are happy that we are making history right now"

February 15, 2014

Competing at the Olympics is an athletes dream, it being the very first OG your country takes part in, must be beyond imagination. Titi talked to this couple about that and more. Click here!

Olympics 2014 - John Kerr shares his thoughts and grants awards after men's short program

February 14, 2014

It's John Kerr's turn to give us his impressions on the men's short programs accompanied by a series of funny awards for their accomplishments. Read here!

Olympics 2014 - Olga Beständigová reviews pairs' free

February 13, 2014

Our Olympics commentating guest number three is pair skater Olga Beständigová, currently competing for Turkey with Ilhan Mansiz. Read her review of the pairs' final flight here!

Jorik Hendrickx - The journey becomes Olympic

February 13, 2014

The morning after becoming 9th at Europeans, we caught up with the now finally official Olympian Belgian skater. Top 10 spot? Axels? Sochi requirements and goals? All that and more, here!

Olympics 2014 - Pairs' short program through David Richardson's eyes

February 12, 2014

David Richardson takes the mic again to comment on what happened yesterday during the Pairs short program. Read here.

Evgeni Krasnopolski and Andrea Davidovich, first Israeli pair at Winter Olympics

February 11, 2014

Individual competition opens today with pairs' short program, where Evgeni and Andrea will try to reach their goal and qualify for the long. Read our interview with them here.

Olympics 2014 - David Richardson talks Teams

February 10, 2014

Olympics commentating guest number two, British skater David Richardson wanted to share as an extra his favourite moments from each team. Read here.

Olympics 2014 - Sinead Kerr comments on the team event

February 10, 2014

To continue with the tradition we started four years ago we asked people from the skating world to comment the Games for us. Sinead Kerr is our first guest, read her thoughts about the team event here.

Nikolai Morozov: "I don't know what I'm going to do after the Olympics, but I definitely need to rest."

February 9, 2014

Few people, if any, have choreographed as many programs for as many skaters as Nikolai Morozov. Of which many are skating at the Olympics today. Read about his secret to success here.

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte: "We have a beauty of the dance"

February 8, 2014

Reigning European champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte will start their Games today with the team event short dance. Read about their programs, attitude towards their Olympic goal and their team in our talk here.

Misha Ge: "I try to create a unique style"

February 7, 2014

Due to his unique presentation skills, Misha Ge has become one of the most loved skaters. Read about him, his expectations for the Olympics and more. Click!

Peter Liebers: "The hard work has paid off"

February 6, 2014

The team event starts today with the men's short program, where Peter Liebers will represent the Team Germany. Read our interview with him here.

Absolute Olympic memoirs and musings

February 5, 2014

Approaching the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi the AS crew gets nostalgic and talks about brightest Olympic moments and experiences. Read our memoirs here.

Photo Album: NHT 2013 - Those who passed the last threshold to qualify for the Olympics

February 4, 2014

The Nebelhorn Trophy was the last qualifying event for the Olympic Games. Many skaters went there with high hopes. We share tidbits and photos of those who realised their dreams - and a few who didn't. Click here.

Sergei Voronov: "Eteri Tutberidze changed everything about me"

February 2, 2014

Silver in Budapest, not going to the Olympics, but with a new coach lots of things changed for Sergei. Read what Eteri Tutberidze has brought to his life here.

Photo Album: The Japan Nationals 2013

January 31, 2014

The fight was fierce to win a spot in the Japan Olympic team during the Japan Nationals this season. Look here.

Kim Lucine: "I didn't arrange the balloon!"

January 30, 2014

Kim Lucine came to the Europeans with two programs that delighted the audience. Read about them here.

Natasha Purich, Mervin Tran: "For us, it is really just the beginning"

January 28, 2014

Canada has a new promising pair that debuted this season in Nebelhorn. Let's find out more about them here.

Four Continents Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 4 Highlights

January 26, 2014

The competition ended with the ladies on Saturday. Look here.

Four Continents Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3 Highlights

January 25, 2014

Both the men and pairs have performed their free skates and received the medals on Friday. Look here.

Europeans 2014: Budapestian flódni

January 24, 2014

Some more treat for you from Budapest: interesting facts and funny stories about the recent European Championships prepared by Reut. You will find them here.

Four Continents Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2 Highlights

January 24, 2014

The ice dancers have already received their medals, but the ladies have just begun. Look here.

Brian Joubert: "A fighting spirit helped me so much to be a very good skater"

January 23, 2014

Ten years after his first European title won in Budapest, Brian talks about how life changed him and what keeps him going. Read here.

Four Continents Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1 Highlights

January 23, 2014

The Europeans have just ended, but the skating season continues with the Four Continents Championships. Look here.

Europeans 2014 - day 5: Russian sweep

January 22, 2014

The European Championships concluded with pairs' event on Sunday. Read more about it here.

European Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 5: Gala

January 21, 2014

Aside from the great skating, the gala also had some particularly funny moments. Look here.

European Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 5: Pairs

January 20, 2014

We've got a Russian podium again! Look at it here.

Europeans 2014 - day 4: Viva Javi! (and a bit of sadness)

January 19, 2014

There were several good and less than good surprises during the Men's free skate on Saturday. Read here.

European Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 4

January 19, 2014

Take a look at the Men's free skate and a bit of gala practice playfulness here.

Europeans 2014 - day 3: Amazing night by Lipnitskaia

January 18, 2014

The Russians are ruling in Budapest, leading in Pairs and winning two medals in Ladies. Read here.

European Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3

January 18, 2014

Pairs' short program and Ladies' free made Friday an awesome day in Budapest. Take a look here.

Europeans 2014 - day 2: ice dancing drama, gold for Italy

January 17, 2014

After some good skating showed by the Men, the Italians won their first European title. Read here.

European Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2

January 17, 2014

The Men's short program and the free dance brought quite a few surprises yesterday. Take a look here.

Europeans 2014 - day 1: Ladies go as predicted; intrigues in ice dance will keep us on toes till the very end.

January 16, 2014

The fight is tight in Budapest. Anyone can take a shot at the gold and end up on the podium. Read about what happened in the first day here.

European Championships 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1

January 16, 2014

The first big international competition of the year has begun in Budapest. Take a look here.

Hungarian skaters looking forward to Budapest

January 15, 2014

Budapest is hosting the European Championships this week. Let's see which of the Hungarian skaters will be there. Read here.

Kaat van Daele: "Not even an hour has passed that I didn't train with passion."

January 14, 2014

Against all odd this will be the third Europeans for Kaat. Read about her struggles, motivation, determination and more here.

The Japan National Championships 2013

January 13, 2014

The Japan Nationals took place in December, just before Christmas, and were used as qualifying event for the Japanese Olympic team. Read here.

Photo Album: The Grand Prix Final 2013

January 12, 2014

The American skaters who qualified for The Grand Prix Final in December are competing in the U.S. Nationals this week. Take a look here.

Justus Strid: "Europeans and Worlds still mean a lot"

January 11, 2014

Titi talked to the Danish champion about his attempt to qualify for the Olympics in Oberstdorfs, his feelings right before the upcoming European Championships and more. Click here to read !

Photo Album: Finlandia Trophy 2013

January 10, 2014

This event may have taken place a bit longer ago, but we sure took the effort to include photos of as many skaters as possible. Enjoy!

Javier Fernandez: "I'm not retiring anytime soon"

January 9, 2014

The 4 time Spanish national Champion and medal contender next week at the Europeans in Budapest talked to Sigrid about his programs, the Olympics and more. Click!

Photo Album: Swedish Nationals 2014

January 7, 2014

And there were more nationals in the past weeks. Maria went to Swedish Nationals and naturally she took her camera with. Enjoy the photos here.

Ashley Cain: "I feel almost like a new skater"

January 6, 2014

Yesterday the US Nationals kicked off. Thursday the senior ladies will skate their competition, Ashley is one of them. Read Titi's talk with her earlier this season here.

Photo Album: Italian Nationals 2014

January 5, 2014

Last month the Italian Nationals were held. Anna made sure you'd have some photos from the free programs and the gala. Enjoy!

Brian Joubert: "To be a man"

January 4, 2014

Competing for 12 seasons already and preparing for the Olympic Games in Sochi, the last competition of his career, Brian is full of plans and hopes. Click here to read.

Federica Testa and Lukáš Csölley: First subs for the Olympics

January 2, 2014

Slovakia is the first substitute country on the list for the ice dancers at the Olympics, so this couple is spending these days with anticipation. Titi talked to them about this and more. Click here to read.

Photo Album: Master's de Patinage 2013

January 1, 2014

Albums always make a good new year's treat. Oxana & Liubov made sure to not only include the Master's competition, but also the gala and behind the scene photos. Go!

Michal Březina: "I go on the ice and try to skate my best"

December 29, 2013

Michal talks about his new free program, why he kept the short, his current and previous coaches, costumes and much more in his talk with Alexandra. Click here to read.

Maylin and Daniel Wende: "It's good to be back"

December 27, 2013

Previously known as Hausch/Wende, this pair got married and is back after a full season's absence. Titanilla had a chat with them, read all about their programs, preparations and more here.

Photo Album: Opera on Ice 2013 Behind The Scenes

December 25, 2013

"Opera on Ice" will be broadcasted today on Italian Canale 5 at 17:10. Want to know more about how this show was created? Anna and Reut prepared for you this behind the scenes gallery.

Photo Album: The Japan Junior Nationals 2013

December 23, 2013

Take a look at the skaters who will make it to the senior Japan Nationals in the upcoming years. Look here.

The Japan Junior National Championships 2013

December 21, 2013

At the moment, the senior nationals are taking place in Japan. The juniors already had their competition a while back. Atsuko was there to report. Click here to read.

Tom√°š Verner: "My home is where my skates are"

December 18, 2013

In 2 days Czech Nationals starts, where Tomas will defend his national title. Emilie spoke to him about his coach change and subsequent move, soup, movies, favorite programs and much more here.

The complete Grand Prix Final 2013

December 15, 2013

Atsuko travelled to Fukuoka to cover the entire junior and senior grand prix finale. Read her impressions, including skater's quotes, illustrated by Keiko's lovely photos here.

Elizaveta Ukolova: "The most important thing is to enjoy what I'm doing"

December 13, 2013

Last weekend she competed in Dortmund, at the NRW Trophy, and we hope to see her in Czech Nationals next week. Titi made sure we got to know her better. Read here!

Olga Beständigová and Ilhan Mansiz: "Our message is to encourage people to chase their dreams"

December 10, 2013

The story of this pair reads like a script for a movie. Titi covers all of it in an in-depth talk and discovers the truth about the rumours about them splitting up, due to not competing at the Golden Spin last weekend. Go!

The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 4

December 8, 2013

Traditionally the competition closes off with a gala, but not before the junior dancers had their free dance. For the last GPF 2013 daily photos, click here.

The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

December 7, 2013 - Updated December 8!

Today senior pairs, ice dance and ladies concluded their competitions. And not to forget the juniors had their short dance. For the photos, click here.

The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

December 6, 2013 - Updated December 7!

Three sets of medals have been already awarded for juniors and one for seniors. Check out the photos from the second day here.

Catching up with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch

December 6, 2013

In a few minutes Kirsten and Dylan will start their short program at Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka. Meet them and learn more about their programs, goals and dreams in our talk with them here.

The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

December 5, 2013 - Updated December 6!

All of the best Grand Prix competitors compete one more time in the junior and senior Grand Prix Final. Check out shots of all those competitors on the first day here.

Sara Hurtado and Adrià Diaz: "We took a risk with this year's programs but we think it was all worth it"

December 4, 2013

The Golden Spin in Zagreb is the next competition in Sara and Adrià's busy schedule this season. Read about their preparation here.

An Olympic spot for Brazil - meet Isadora Williams

December 2, 2013

Isadora has grabbed the last spot for the Olympics, but before that she will compete at Golden Spin in Zagreb next. Read more about her here.

Photo Album: NHK Trophy 2013

November 30, 2013

During the break before the Grand Prix Final, we're treating you with a full album fom NHK Trophy. Check out Keiko's photos here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2013

November 27, 2013

This was the last Trophée Eric Bompard before Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy closes down for renovation, and Sigrid was there to witness all the action. Read her report here.

Rostelecom Cup 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 25, 2013

The competition ended on Sunday with a big exhibition gala, and therefore we conclude the Rostelecom Cup daily photos series with photos from the gala. Check out the photos here.

Rostelecom Cup 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 24, 2013

The day of long programs and free dances concluded the last Grand Prix event of the season and defined the finalists. Check out the photos here.

Rostelecom Cup 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 23, 2013

The last of the Grand Prix competitions before the Grand Prix Final is taking place in Moscow, Russia. Check out the photos here.

NHK Trophy 2013

November 21, 2013

Atsuko attended the fourth Grand Prix event, in the Yoyogi Gymnastic Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Read her full report here.

Christmas Show Premiere at Liseberg

November 19, 2013

One of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, Liseberg in Gothenburg hosts an award winning ice show. Anna shared some of her gorgeous photos of the premiere of the Christmas show. Look here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 18, 2013

Today was for celebrating the end of the event with all winners and some special guests. Check out the photos from the gala and the gala practice here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 17, 2013

All four sets of medals were awarded after the free skates on Saturday. Look here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 16, 2013

The fifth of the six events in the Grand Prix series is taking place this weekend in Paris, France. Check out photos from all of day 1's competitors here.

Jason Brown: "I was not flexible at all as a kid"

November 14, 2013

Jason will compete in Paris at Trophee Eric Bompard this upcoming weekend. Read Maria's chat with Jason at Nebelhorn Trophy here.

NHK Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 10, 2013

Today we have the top three of the last competition for you. The free dance! Enjoy Keiko's lovely photos here.

NHK Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 9, 2013

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Daisuke Takahashi, Mao Asada ruled the day in Tokyo. Look here.

NHK Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 8, 2013 - Updated november 9!

The fourth Grand Prix event this season is taking place in Japan this weekend. Look here.

Opera on Ice 2013

November 6, 2013

Opera on Ice 2013 took place in the Arena of Verona, featuring Carolina Kostner, Stéphane Lambiel, Shizuka Arakawa, Evgeni Plushenko, Stefania Berton and Ondřej Hotárek, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte. Read here.

Photo Album: Cup of China 2013

November 3, 2013

Summing up the third Grand Prix event of the season, check our album from the Lexus Cup of China 2013 here.

Sparkling Madison, elegant Evan

November 2, 2013

Madison Chock and Evan Bates are competing at the Cup of China. In a few hours you can enjoy their Free Dance. Read about their new programs and season preparations here.

Peter Tchernyshev: "As a choreographer you grow as you work"

November 1, 2013

Professional skater, celebrity, choreographer, Peter Tchernyshev tells Reut about how all this started. Read their talk here.

Danielle Montalbano: "I would have been here either way, if it were pairs or singles"

October 30, 2013

Danielle Montalbano has switched from pairs to singles. We wondered why and had a chance to talk to her about that at the Nebelhorn Trophy. Read here.

International Cup of Nice 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

October 28, 2013

Ladies and Pairs closed the competition with long programs. Photos from the last day can be found here.

International Cup of Nice 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

October 27, 2013

Men and Ice Dance competitions of Cup of Nice finished yesterday, while Ladies started with short programs. Check the photos here.

International Cup of Nice 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

October 26, 2013

During the same weekend as Skate Canada, a smaller competition takes place in Nice. Look here.

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford: "We are only beginning to reach our goals"

October 26, 2013

The 2013 World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford open their Grand Prix series with the home event of Skate Canada International. Read about their new programs and their goals here.

Akiko Suzuki tells a story with her skating

October 25, 2013

Akiko has started the season with a medal at Finlandia Trophy and aims for another one at Skate Canada this weekend. Read here.

Miki Ando: "I really want to fly one more time"

October 22, 2013

The fans were delighted by Miki Ando's return to the competitions this season. She talks about her daughter and her goals here.

Valentina Marchei: "When I'm in Italy, my heart is warmed"

October 19, 2013

After winning the Lombardia Trophy, Valentina is continuing her competitive season with Skate America. Read about her plans here.

Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov: "We might not compete at the Europeans. The schedule is horrible!"

October 18, 2013

Three-time Nebelhorn Trophy winners, Tatiana and Maxim discussed their plans for this season after the third consecutive win. Read here.

Photo Album: Lombardia Trophy 2013

October 14, 2013

Listed for the first time among the official ISU Competitions, Lombardia Trophy 2013 was won by Valentina Marchei, Alexander Majorov, Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek. Check out the photos from the event here.

The Swedes in Denmark: Kalle Strid and Martin Johansson

October 10, 2013

Two Swedes coaching in Denmark, how it came to be? Read here.

Finlandia Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

October 7, 2013

The last day at Finlandia Trophy treated us with Men and Ladies free skates. Look here.

Finlandia Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

October 6, 2013

Men and Ladies performed their short programs on Saturday while the ice dancers already got their medals. Look here.

Finlandia Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

October 5, 2013

Finlandia Trophy is something special because it also includes synchronized skating. Look here.

Returning guests and Olympic dreams in Oberstdorf

October 4, 2013

Nebelhorn Trophy was the last chance to qualify for the up coming Olympic Games in Sochi. Read about what the skaters did here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 extra: A Carmen like none other

October 2, 2013

At the gala, we were treated to a special surprise. Tomas and Anton went where few men have gone before. See for yourself here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3: Gala

September 30, 2013

No competition is ending without a proper gala and Nebelhorn didn't disappoint. Look here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3

September 29, 2013

The competition ended with great skates in the Men's Free and the Free Dance. Look here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2

September 28, 2013

Two sets of medals have been awarded on Friday after the free programs. Look here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1

September 27, 2013

The competition is strong in Oberstdorf this year. Check out the photos from the first day here.

Anita Madsen: "It would be a gift to qualify for the Olympic Games"

September 26, 2013

Danish Anita Madsen is competing in Nebelhorn Tropy this week. We thought it was time to get to know her better. Read here.

Season 2012-13: Beyond the Programs

September 25, 2013

At the beginning of the new season, let's take one last look at the season 2012-2013. Look here.

Photo Album Ice Fantillusion: Jungle - Act 2

September 23, 2013

Act 2 meant it was time for the Lion King and Tarzan. Check out all the images of the jungle antics here.

Photo Album Ice Fantillusion: Jungle - Act 1

September 22, 2013

We had a lot to tell about these shows, but also so much to see and shoot. Today presenting the photos of Jungle Book and Pocahontas, as portrayed in act 1 of Jungle. Click here.

Stefania Berton and Ondřej Hotárek: "We never like to play safe"

September 20, 2013

This weekend the Lombardia Trophy takes place. For Stefania and Ondřej this will be the first competition of the season. Read about their new programs, season planning and more here.

From summer training into the season: Alexei Mishin's training camps

September 17, 2013

Skaters often prepare for the season in different summer camps. Ia had a chance to follow Alexei Mishin’s camp in Estonia and attended their gala as well. Read more here.

Photopage Gala in Grenoble: Dance on Ice 

September 11, 2013

Oxana and Alexandra took more photos than needed for the report, so here are they as extra treat. Check them out here.

Gala in Grenoble: Dance on Ice 

September 4, 2013

The local skating club Patinoir Polesud, just opened for the new season. In their club gala they showcased many skaters among others Brian Joubert & Chafik Besseghier. Oxana reports here.

Welcome to the new website of Justus Strid

September 2, 2013

Absolute Skating is proud to welcome the dual language website of skater Justus Strid. Born in Sweden, but representing Denmark and known for his memorable programs. We invite you to take a look at his site  here.

Canadian Stars On Ice 2013

August 28, 2013

For the second year in a row, Anna came to Vancouver to check out the last Canadian Stars on Ice show of the season. You can read all about it and how it compared to last year's production here.

Photo Album: Dreams on Ice 2013

August 20, 2013

Enjoy Keiko's lovely shots of this Japanese team exhibition. Act 1 containing Japan's future talent (juniors) and Act 2 the current, with also some surprises like Miki Ando, Javier Fernandez and Kevin Reynolds. Go!

Fumie Suguri: "There's always more to learn"

August 14, 2013

Being one of the eligible ladies with a very long competitive career, Fumie has a lot to talk about. Click here to read her long chat with Atsuko.

Dreams On Ice 2013

August 8, 2013

At the end of June, the Japanese skaters showcased their new programs for the Olympic season during the Dreams on Ice show. Read here.

Catching up with Vanessa Gusmeroli

August 1, 2013

World bronze medalist and three-time French national champion Vanessa Gusmeroli tells about her work as a coach and a technical specialist, compares two judging systems and more in her talk with Reut here

Brand new website Sara Hurtado & Adrian Diaz

July 29, 2013

Absolute Skating is proud to present the website of the first ever ice dance couple to represent Spain in ISU competitions. We invite you to take a look here.

Heroes in the Jungle - part 3

July 24, 2013

Can you believe we were only halfway the Ice Fantillusion shows? Check out our final part with the entire second act and so much more. Click here!

Heroes in the Jungle - part 2

July 22, 2013

The story of Pocahontas, mishaps and more hero moments in part 2 of our tale about these shows. Read here!

Heroes in the Jungle - part 1

July 20, 2013

This year's edition of Kevin Van Der Perren & Jenna McCorkell's Ice Fantillusion was a blast. Learn all about the shows & backstage here!

Photo Album: Ice Opera 2013

July 15, 2013

Olga has already told us about the Ice Opera show. It's Natasha's turn to show us how it was. Look here!

Ice Opera 2013

July 8, 2013

Ice Opera is another type of show very popular right now, attracting big names like Elena Berezhnaya, Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek, Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas, Brian Joubert, Irina Slutskaya. Read here.

 

 

 


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