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Meet Nikolaj Majorov: Fire artist, photographer and of course, skater!

November 14, 2019

Nikolaj will be competing at the Warsaw Cup this weekend. This is the first season he's the only Majorov in competition, taking over from his brother Alexander. Read EMJO's talk with him about his plans here!

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron: "We are perfectionists!"

November 2, 2019

The most decorated ice dancers of the current field, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron started the Internationaux de France with a strong lead in the rhythm dance. Read their talk with Titi here.

Highlights Japan Open 2019

October 31, 2019

Of course Keiko took more photos in Saitama than we could use in the report, so check out her gorgeous photos here!

A report from Japan Open 2019

October 29, 2019

Team Europe, Japan and America battled for the medals and in between the competitions the audience was treated to a few special guest stars. Read Atsuko's report of this annual kick off event here!

Julian Yee: "I never knew I would make it this far"

October 24, 2019

Malaysian national champion Julian Yee is competing this weekend in Kelowna. Earlier this season we sat down with him to discuss his career, Skating Academy he opened and more. Don't miss this talk here!

Michal Březina - a veteran with new motivation

October 19, 2019

Also competing this weekend at Skate America is veteran Michal Březina. Read his conversation with Titi here.

Catching up with Alexei Bychenko and Koshiro Shimada

October 18, 2019

Before meeting for another fight at Skate America both Koshiro Shimada of Japan and Alexei Bychenko of Israel opened their season at the Nebelhorn Trophy. Read their talk with Reut here.

Finlandia Trophy 2019 - Photo Highlights Day 3

October 15, 2019

On Day 3 the competition ended with the free dance and the ladies free. Take a look here!

Finlandia Trophy 2019 - Photo Highlights Day 2

October 14, 2019

Day 2 in Espoo was the start of the competition for the ice dancers showing their rythm dance, while the pairs and men battled it out for the medals. Check out Polymnia highlights here!

Finlandia Trophy 2019 - Photo Highlights Day 1

October 13, 2019

Day 1 in Espoo started with the short programs of the pairs, men and ladies. Polymnia shows you her highlights. Enjoy them here!

Matilda Algotsson: "I love this sport so much and I don't want to stop"

October 12, 2019

We met with reigning Swedish national champion at the Nebelhorn Trophy and discussed her new programs, decision to continue her competitive career and more. Check this talk here!

Photo Album: 2019 Russian Test Skates

October 7, 2019

Every year the Russian team starts the season at the test skates. Oxana was in Moscow to photograph them for us: look here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2019 - Miscellaneous

October 2, 2019

A little bit extra from Oberstdorf: some off ice photos we published on social media during the event. Click!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Exhibition Gala

September 30, 2019

We still owe you Joy and Mireille's shots from the exhibition gala: check them here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Day 3

September 29, 2019

The competition ended in Oberstdorf with the ladies' free and the free dance. Look here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Day 2

September 28, 2019

A colorful and fun rhythm dance, quite a surprising men podium and a change in the pairs top-three. Take a look at Joy's photos from day 2 here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Day 1

September 27, 2019

The 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy kicked off in Oberstdorf with the men, pairs and ladies short programs. Joy captured all for us: click!

Photo Album: Dreams On Ice 2019

September 21, 2019

Atsuko told you all about the show, but Keiko had many more lovely photos than the ones we showed you with the report: enjoy them here!

Lombardia Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Miscellaneous

September 17, 2019

Last but not least, we kept a few bonus pictures from official practices and off ice moments. Go!

Lombardia Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Day 3

September 16, 2019

Don't miss Verit and Polymnia's shots of the last competitive day, including the men free skating and the free dance. Enjoy!

Lombardia Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Day 2 *updated!

September 15, 2019

While the ice dancers set their first dance steps on the ice in the rhythm dance, the ladies had a tough fight for the medals with all 3 colors switching around after the free. Check out Verit & Polymnia's photos here!

Lombardia Trophy 2019 Daily Photos - Day 1

September 14, 2019

The 2019-2020 senior season has officially started and we are happy to provide you the first bunch of photos from Bergamo! Elizaveta Tuktamysheva leads after day one while Boyang Jin ruled the men short. Look here!

Finlandia Trophy 2018 - the album

September 11, 2019

We're exactly a month away from the start of the 2019 edition of the Finlandia Trophy, so let's get in the mood with Alberto's gorgeous photos from last year. Enjoy!

The Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 complete album - Miscellaneous

August 30, 2019

Some extra goodies: a practice group of the ladies, the openingsceremony, skaters around the ice, Aljona & Bruno at the exhibition and it's closing & some of the social media collages. Go!

The Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 complete album - Dance

August 29, 2019

The last but certainly not the least discipline was ice dance. We saw many dances for the first time in the season, like Piper and Paul's gorgeous 'Vincent'. 340 photos to enjoy for you. Click!

The Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 complete album - Men

August 27, 2019

Only 8 men were on the roster but the battle for the medals was fierce. We still have fond memories of Keegan's hat, Alexander's tie and Artur's unique jump combination. Check out our 337 shots here!

The Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 complete album - Pairs

August 26, 2019

Up next are the pairs. It was an exciting competition, with only one pair maintaining the same placement between the short and the free. Browse through the 330 photos and enjoy!

The Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 complete album - Ladies

August 25, 2019

We're exactly a month away from the start of the 2019 edition of the Nebelhorn Trophy, so let's get in the mood with 533 images of the ladies competing last year, like Alina, Mai, Loena and more!

A review of Dreams On Ice 2019

July 24, 2019

This year's shows took place June 28 – 30 and is not only a showcase of Japanese elite skaters, but also serves as a preview for the up-coming season. Click here to read Atsuko's impressions!

Meet Sondre Bøe

July 15, 2019

2019 Nordic champion and a three-time Norwegian national champion Sondre Bøe talked to us about moving training back home, his favourite movie ever, new choreographies and more. Check our new interview here!

Photo Album: Stars on Ice 2019

June 22, 2019

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meaghan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Patrick Chan and many others took part of the Stars on Ice tour in Canada. Debi shares her beautiful photos from Toronto and Hamilton with us: take a look here.

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