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Sneak Peek: 2020 Russian Cup, stage 2

October 21, 2020

The Russian Cup is a series of annual figure skating events among Russian figure skaters which consists of five stages and the final. This season all Russian skaters, including national team members, must participate in it in order to qualify for the Nationals. Hence the prestige, the level of the competition and the attention to it have increased.
We reported from the second stage in Moscow on our social media, and now put all the photos on one page. Click!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2020 Photo Highlights

October 13, 2020

Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf was the first official ISU competition after the pandemic. Skaters were incredibly happy to be able to go out, perform and show their new programs. Check our photo highlights from the event here.

Photo Album: Russian Test Event 2020

October 6, 2020

Always among the first highlights of the season, this year the Russian test event got even more attention from the skating crowd. Coaching changes, comebacks, new partnerships and the current situation with almost no live competitions made anticipation higher. Check our photos here!

Alexia Paganini: "I love the positivity of my new team"

September 24, 2020

Swiss national champion Alexia Paganini starts her season today at the Nebelhorn Trophy. We met with her this summer to chat about her moving to train in the Skating School of Switerland, new programs, hobbies and more. Read more here!

Dreitannen-Cup 2020 Photo Highlights

September 22, 2020

The first Swiss Cup event of the season took place last weekend. A few international students from the Skating School also joined, using it as an opportunity to check their new programs in front of the judges and fans. Find our photo highlights from Olten here!

Deniss Vasiljevs: "My mindset is my biggest friend and my biggest enemy"

September 18, 2020

Deniss will be competing next weekend at the Nebelhorn Trophy 2020 in Oberstdorf so enjoy our in-depth conversation with this popular skater from Latvia here!

Sneak Peek: Russian Test Event 2020

September 13, 2020

We open season 2020-21 with the test skates of the Russian team held this weekend in Moscow. Maria was there to capture some interesting moments for us. Check them here!

Catching up with Sondre Oddvoll Bøe

August 31, 2020

This Norwegian skater is easily associated with creativity, on and off the ice. Judith had an in depth chat with him after the Challenge Cup and an online update recently. Read more here!

Music on Ice 2020

August 20, 2020

Last January we were in Bellinzona to enjoy "Music on Ice", to admire all its creativity and magic, and to talk to the cast. You've seen our photos, now it's time to share the article!

Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri: "Ice dancers must be mentally very strong"

August 3, 2020

Charlene and Marco share their feelings and thoughts about their long wait at the free dance during Europeans in Graz, his hand injury, their programs and more here!

Photo Album: Music on Ice 2020. Act II

July 23, 2020

Second part of our album from the spellbinding "Music on Ice" is ready! Enjoy!

Remembering Denis...

July 19, 2020

Throughout his skating career Absolute Skating did three very long interviews with Denis Ten, interesting, thought provoking, and insightful. We recall them today, two years since his tragic death.

Photo Album: Music on Ice 2020. Act I

July 16, 2020

For ten years already, every January, "Music on Ice" shares with us its magic in fairytale Bellinzona, and so we wanted to pass a bit of this magic to you! Check first part of our photo gallery here!

Matteo Rizzo: "I will always try to improve myself"

July 6, 2020

He is confident but down-to-earth, aware of what he has to do to achieve his goals. Matteo shared his thoughts about his expectations before the Europeans, cooperation with Brian Orser, programs and more!

Ioulia Chtchetinina, Márk Magyar - the perks of being a pair skater

June 22, 2020

What does it take to be a pair skater? Why is it so hard to find a suitable partner? What is the key to good communication? Those were the questions to which we tried to find answers with Ioulia and Márk. Go!

Catching up with Donovan Carrillo

June 10, 2020

He is one of the shiniest figures in the figure skating world, Judith spoke with him about the season, new goals, the rising popularity of figure skating in Mexico and his favorite gifts from fans. Enjoy!

Hungarian debutants look up to their coaches

May 11, 2020

For singles skater András Csernoch and ice dancers Emily Monaghan and Ilias Fourati, the Europeans 2020 were their debut at a major competition. They talked to Absolute Skating about their impressions and future plans: read here!

Haruka Imai: "I regained the joy of skating"

May 3, 2020

Many skating fans for sure remember graceful and lovely Haruka Imai from Japan. Atsuko had a chance to catch up with her during Mao Asada's "Thanks Tour". Don't miss their in-depth and detailed talk here!

Captured: Stéphane Lambiel - 2020

April 26, 2020

Stéphane lives in the present moment and doesn't like to look back. Hence we appreciate even more that he agreed to take a walk down memory lane and repeat the "test" we gave him ten years ago. About the result, internal and external motivations and more in our interview here!

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