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2021 Rostelecom Cup Photo Highlights

November 28, 2021

The sixth and final event of the Grand Prix series was held in the Olympic city of Sochi. Iana captured it for us. Don't miss her photos here!

NHK Trophy 2021 Daily Photos: Day 2

November 14, 2021

All skaters in first after the short were also awarded the gold medal, and even the other medal colors stayed the same! Yet it was an exciting Saturday in Tokyo, with lots of photo worthy moments. Check out the pics here!!

NHK Trophy 2021 Daily Photos: Day 1

November 14, 2021

Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov, Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov, Kaori Sakamoto and Shoma Uno took the lead on Friday with the Short Programs and the Rhythm Dance. Mai photographed all excitement for you. Enjoy her photos of the first competition day!

NHK Trophy 2021 Daily Photos: Practice

November 12, 2021

The Grand Prix series moves this weekend to Tokyo, Japan. For some skaters it's still the first GP competition of the season and for others it's already time to fight for the last time for their spot in the final. An exciting weekend it will be for sure! Enjoy Mai's photos of the practice!

Lombardia Trophy 2021 - first Challenger event of the Olympic season and a sweet taste of normality

November 4, 2021

This weekend the Grand Prix series will move to Torino, Italy. Italy also hosted the first Challenger event of the season, the Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo. We look back on the event where many skaters started their season and many fans could experience live skating for the first time in months. Click here to read!

Alysa Liu starts her season with new elegance, confidence

October 28, 2021

Alysa Liu made her senior international debut this summer, winning all three competitions she entered - the Cranberry Cup, the Lombardia Trophy and the Nebelhorn Trophy. We will see her again at Skate Canada this weekend, check our piece about her here!

The 2021 Autumn Classic: sneak peek into the Olympic season

October 21, 2021

The 2021 Autumn Classic International was held in Pierrefonds (Montréal), Québec in mid-September and gave us a sneak peek into what we might expect this season. Check out highlights and stories behind here!

Photo Album: 2021 Junior Grand Prix Courchevel

October 1, 2021

With the penultimate event of the series underway in Poland we throw it back to the first one in Courchevel. On and off ice moments, kiss and cry, victory ceremonies, you will find them all here!

Gabriele Frangipani: "Daniel, Matteo and I all learn from each other"

September 22, 2021

Tomorrow the Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 starts, where lots of skaters will do a last attempt to get their Olympic spot. Italian Gabriele is not one of those skaters, yet he will start his season here, just like he did last year. Judith had a nice chat with him, enjoy reading it here!

2021 Worlds tidbits

August 12, 2021

Strange season led to strange Worlds, with "bubble" rules, no audience, and virtual work for journalists. In our article we recall Stockholm 2021 and reflect on how the coming season will look like. Check it here!

Denis Ten. In memoriam

July 19, 2021

Today, on the three year anniversary of Denis Ten's tragic death, we reminisce about him and his career, going over the materials we published and social media posts he wrote. Read here.

Photo Album: 2021 Channel One Trophy

July 11, 2021

In February the Russian Federation held a team event in Moscow with their top skaters in every discipline. Iana took her camera and went as well, you can check out her lovely photos here!

Photo Album: 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

June 23, 2021

To celebrate Olympic Day we recall Lausanne 2020 with never-before-seen photo highlights taken on and off the ice. Enjoy them here!

Josefin TaljegÄrd: "I'm really excited about the next season"

May 24, 2021

Swedish Josefin caught the eye of many skating fans due to her artistic skates at the World Championships. Already a 3 time national medallist, it's time to get to know her better. Enjoy!

Challenge Cup 2021: A very special and emotional event

April 26, 2021

The Challenge Cup in The Hague was the first event after a long, long time for many European figure skaters and the last qualifying option for Worlds. Judith tells about her very special experience at this event. Go!

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