2006 - 2007 Season News
Some addition to the Europeans - Smiles and tears
Worlds may just have finished, but that doesn't mean there is
nothing to say about past competitions. Read the special comments
Helga has about visiting the European Championships in Warsaw
Talking to Tugba
Before the World Championships started, Tugba took the time to
answer some questions from Helga.
Training with the best - Carolina Costner and Tomas Verner
in Malmö, Sweden
The World Championships are upon us and to get ready Carolina
Costner and Tomas Verner took the opportunity to come to Sweden.
Besides serious, hard training there were some fun moments, catch
it all here.
The Smint Gala - with and without Jenna
Fun figure skating performances, Smint candy, Kevin van der Perren,
flowers, champagne and Jenna McCorkell; or in other words, read
about our day in The Hague here!
It's about time, Kevin!
His next stop is Tokyo, he'll always have fond memories of
Warsaw and his personal life isn't too shabby either. Meet
Kevin van der Perren here.
Diane Towler - Where It All Began
Diane Towler talked to us about her competitive days in skating,
her experience, her victories, her coaching and her kids. Read
it all here.
Photoalbum: Nordic Champions 2007
Like already mentioned Emjo brought home photos from Finland as
Enjoy them here!
Tomáš Verner: "I will learn another quad"
Newly crowned silver medallist Tomas still in his celebrating
mood, talked to Titi about his feelings during the European Championships
and more. Read
The 2007 Nordic Championships
In spite of the cold weather forecast EMJO went to Helsinki, Finland, at the annual Nordic Championships
and came home with photos, videos and
And the winners are: Savchenko & Szolkowy!
The long Russian gold reign is broken and Aliona and Robin are
the newly crowned European pair skating champions. Read more about
Brian Joubert: "I'm prouder of this victory"
Titanilla interviewed Brian after the men's competition ended. You can read his answers here.
A chat with the ladies
Read three of the ladies' thoughts after the competition here.
The heat is on - comments from the ladies
Interviews with the ladies after the short program and an update from Nora and Attila you can read here.
Some quotes of Original Dance & Men LP
Helga & Titanilla met with some more skaters. Check their
comments out here.
Men's Short in Warsaw
More from the European Championships: Read men's comments after the short program.
The Golden Waltz of Warsaw
More from the European Championships: Read what some of the ice dancers had to say to Helga about their Compulsory Dance performance.
The European Championships 2007 Daily Photos
Many AS-crew members are in Warshaw and they will be doing their
best to bring you as much coverage as possible. Keep an eye on
Carolines daily selection of her excellent pics here!
Lina Johansson - back in business
Chatting over coffee and chocolate cake from Moscow and in between
taking photos Emjo managed to ask Lina a few questions as well.
Read this and watch these special pics here!
Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte
"We're a couple who wants to work"
AS reporter Maria talked to this lovely young Italian icedance couple in Moscow. Read more here.
Photoalbum: Grand Prix Final 2006
Take a look at Vera's photos from the event
The curse of the 2006 Grand Prix Final
The Grand Prix Final was the last major ISU competition of 2006.
Do you want to know how the year ended? Celine's report will bring
you the highlights of this event. Read
Photoalbum: Skating Champions European Tour 2006
After the review here are Emjo's photos from the Tallinn show.
The Skating Champions show in Tallinn, Estonia
Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas pulled off a successful
tour in Europe. Here's
a report from the sold out show in Tallinn.
The 2007 Swedish Nationals
The Swedish Nationals was an exciting event which resulted in new senior champions. Emjo and Magdalena attended and leave their report here.
Albena Denkova: "Now we enjoy every single practice!"
Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviyski recently won the Trophée
Eric Bompard in Paris. Asli Motchane had a talk with Albena after
the free dance. Read more
Skating Champions European Tour
The Chemnitz show
Emjo and Magdalena went to Chemnitz to see the show. They had a great time and tell you all about it here.
Photoalbum: Proximus Stars on Ice 2006
The so yearned for photos from the show are now right here!
PSOI 2006: From Mr. Sheffield to Mr. Shaggylicious, Extraordinary!
Do you want to know who our lord of the ice was? What a piano was doing on the ice? Or who the
biggest flirt was?? Iow, read our show review here!
The Skating Champions European Tour 2006
Margarita Drobiazko & Povilas Vanagas and some of their friends are
once again embarking on a European tour, now bigger and better than ever.
And every city has guest stars, how about Alexei Yagudin, Navka & Kostomarov
and Anisina & Peizerat? Check out the times and dates here.
PSOI 2006: Outside it's raining, but inside it's wet
Mireille and Titia are in Antwerp and they have written a first report for us. You can read it
Ice Symphony 2006, an exhilarating jubilee
It is time for Ice Symphony again and Maria was there to give us a very detailed report. Read all about it
here and see how it differed from the spring show.
Photoalbum: Karl Schaefer Memorial 2006
Helga's photos from Karl Schaefer Memorial are available
here for your enjoyement.
Did you win ????
The Absolute Skating/Proximus Stars on Ice game was a big success
and we are very happy to announce the winners. If you entered
it could be you, so check
it out here
Skating in Norway - Michael Chrolenko
This young skater from Norway charmed himself into the hearts
of our reporters. Will he do the same to you?
Check it out!
Photoalbum: Xtreme Skating Championship 2006
Vera wasn't there to just write a report, she also took great
pictures. Enjoy those
Xtreme Skating Championship
Extreme Ice Skating Championship was more than just an athletic
competition. It was a powerful blend of sports and show where
adventurous contestants competed in impressing judges and the
audience with the most unbelievable tricks. Read
more about it here!
Photoalbum: Nebelhorn Trophy 2006
Helga Dobor went to Oberstdorf Germany and took pictures of parts
of the competition. Enjoy
Proximus Stars on Ice Press Conference 2006
News of this year's cast and more was served at the annual
press conference with Kevin van der Perren. Absolute Skating's
Mireille and Titia weren't about to miss it. They give
you all the details here
Photoalbum: Super Match 2006
Emjo and Susanna travelled all the way to Korea to watch the Super
Enjoy Emjo's gorgeous pics here!
Xtra photoalbum: Half a day at the Junior Grand Prix in the Hague
Daphne and Mireille unplanned visit to The JGP in The Hague, Thursday
afternoon and evening, resulted in them watching and taking pics
of the mens short and the first group of icedance od. Take
a look at those here!
The Absolute Skating Proximus Stars on Ice game
Absolute Skating is proud to announce the first official confirmations
of the Proximus Stars on Ice 2006 cast. Check this out and don't
miss this chance to be a VIP guest and meet the cast skater of
your choice!!! Or how about winning t-shirts, signed posters,
mousemats and other goodies? Play
the game here!
& David Vincour - The promising skaters of Czech Republic
Kamilla & David, although being a young icedance couple, find
themselves already having quite a fair share of fans. Helga caught
up with them, right before their participation at the Nebelhorn
Trophy in Oberstdorf. Read
Brian Orser - the show must go on (and on)
Brian Orser is always found in the middle of some exciting skating
project, and this fall is no exception. Learn more about his
busy schedule and involvement with the Proximus Stars on Ice
The new hope of Belgium - Ruben Blommaert
Young talent Ruben already has skated in the PSOI shows twice.
Impressing us with his talent and charm both off and on the
ice, Titia & Mireille had an entertaining talk with him about
skating plans, flexibility, summercamps, fries & chocolatemilk...Read
Coming up: The 2006 Proximus Stars on Ice in Antwerp
Absolute Skating kicks off the new skating season with an update
on the Proximus Stars on Ice shows scheduled for November 18th
and 19th in Antwerp, Belgium. Another amazing show in the working,
find out more here!
Krisztina Czak├│: "Yes, the Hungarians are there, and they
Kristztina talks with Helga about life, figure skating and her
life in figure skating. Read this in-depth talk here!
On MSN with Leonie Krail & Oscar Peter
A young icedance couple, two curious reporters, computers located
in3 different countries, questions and answers, you can read everything
about this evening here!
Celebrities on ice - a visit to a Swedish skating club
Before the Malmö ice rink closed for the summer, Michael
Huth and Salomé Brunner paid a visit to work with skaters
like Kristoffer Berntsson and Lina Johansson. Read the full story
Special series: "Talking to the Hungarian Team"
Adastra, Helga, & Kati spoke to many Hungarians involved
in skating and AS will publish this special in separate blocks
of interviews. This is the second series of 3 interviews, separated
by a day in publication. Enjoy:
2.1 Zoltan Toth
2.2 Zsofia Kulcsar
2.3 Andras Szaraz
Flash update with Adrian Schultheiss
Some News about a Swedish Champion or How the Dentist Appointment
Can Make Your Day.
Natalia explains here!
Ice Fantillusion, a dream came through!
Kevin van der Perren had a dream to do Aladdin, it came true when
he got to do it and it was a huge success. Read all about how
this amazing show came to light AND watch the photoalbum
Ice Symphony 2006
Was there anybody not expecting a photoalbum from the show in
Feast your eyes on them here!
Rose pudding and skating show in Tallinn
Emjo and Susanna show you around the beautiful city of Tallinn.
They tell you all about the nice architecture and culinary highlights
in town. And
oh yeah, there was a skating show too.
Sweden's Adrian Schultheiss makes a mark
His first season as a senior had some ups and downs, but overall
Adrian is happy as he could add several new medals to his collection.
Learn more about this talented 17 year old Swede here
Photo album SOI Manchester
Did anybody really think she would go to Portland only? Think
again, while watching Emjo's gorgeous pics here!
Stars on Ice 2006, Portland
Enjoy Emjos annual photoreport, with the promised extra photos
of your choice Alexei Yagudin, here!