2010 - 2011 Season News



 

Photo Album Stockholm Ice 2011

May 10, 2011

Where Maria is, her camera is not far away. The same goes for Lena. Enjoy the show once more, through their lenses. Click here.

Stockholm Ice 2011

May 7, 2011

Lena and Maria tell you all about the show that was held for the second time in Sweden. Practice, (pre)show, birthday cakes and more. Read here.

Nóra Hoffmann and Maxim Zavozin: “We like to explore ourselves”

May 5, 2011

Sadly missed at the World Championships were Nóra and Maxim. Titanilla had a longer talk with them after the Europeans and updates you on their current condition. Read here.

John Kerr's thoughts on Free Dance, Worlds 2011

May 2, 2011

For the last time this championships, John Kerr shares with us his feelings on the last competition of the event. Read here.

Next steps for European Champion Sarah Meier

May 2, 2011

Sarah Meier hadn't made up her mind about her future - until now. Read here about her latest challenge!

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 - Day 6: Free Program Ladies & Free Dance

May 1, 2011

The last competition day of these Worlds had some surprising conclusions. Maria reports from the ice rink. Read here.

John Kerr's thoughts on Short Dance, Worlds 2011

April 30, 2011

John Kerr continues his personal, insightful and honest opinions. This time on dance, his very own speciality. Read here.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 - Day 5: Short Program Ladies & Short Dance

April 30, 2011

The battle between YuNa Kim & Miki Ando, Golden Waltzes and more, reported from Moscow by Vicky and Maria. Read here.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 - Day 4: Men & Pair's Free Program

April 29, 2011

Predictable podiums, quads, records, worried pairs, suspense and loose screws, day 4 contained it all. Impressions from the arena and skater quotes. Read more here.

John Kerr's thoughts on Men Free, Worlds 2011

April 29, 2011

Not so long ago John and Sinead Kerr upset their fans by announcing retirement from eligible skating. Luckily we do not have to miss them entirely, as we pass on the "microphone" to John, for his fun and spot on comments on men's free. Read here.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 - Days 3: Pairs' Short Program

April 28, 2011

Battle at the top is tight after the Pairs' Short Program. Maria saw it first hand and is reporting from the arena. Read here.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 - Days 3: Men's Short Program

April 28, 2011

There were quite a few surprises during the Men's Short Program: a record breaking skate, good skates, and less than good skates. Read here.

ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 - Days 1 & 2: Preliminary Rounds

April 27, 2011

After being postponed due to the disastrous earthquake in Japan, the World Figure Skating Championships are finally taking place in Moscow this week. Vicky reports from the preliminary rounds. Read here.

Tomáš Verner: “My best competitions are yet to come“

April 25, 2011

The prelimenaries in Russia were today. Tomas of course did not have to qualify. He will start with the SP in 2 days. He talked with Titanilla about Bern, changes for Worlds, consistency and more. Read here.

The Helgesson sisters Viktoria and Joshi: Alike but Different

April 23, 2011

Sweden will be represented at Worlds by not one but two ladies. On top of that, they are sisters as well. EMJO had a chat with them. Read here.

Ryan Bradley: "I have found inner peace with my skating"

April 21, 2011

US National champion Ryan Bradley will also appear in Moscow. Reut asked him about his new and old programs, coaching changes, chances of the US team at Worlds and new rules. Read here.

Maylin Hausch and Daniel Wende would like to wow the audience

April 19, 2011

This German pair will compete at the relocated World Championships in Moscow next week. Time to learn something more about them. Read here.

Ice show in celebration of Alexei Nikolayevich Mishin's 70th birthday

April 15, 2011

Russians do know how to acknowledge the successes of their skating coaches, and this was recently proved by the show celebrating the work of Alexei Mishin. Read here.

Salomé Brunner and Stéphane Lambiel: "We follow the music"

April 12, 2011

Two choreographers, the teacher and the student, discuss with Reut their work, programs they've created, principles of choreography in figure skating and answer to questions about each other. Read here.

Stars On Ice 2011 Compilation

April 9, 2011

Tina was generous enough to contribute with photos from not just one, but three SOI shows! Look here.

Sarah Meier: The Bern Miracle

April 6, 2011

Sarah ended her competitive career on a high note, winning the European gold in Bern this season, and she remembers it fondly. Read here.

Stockholm Ice 2011 - Sneak Peek

April 3, 2011

EMJO has prepared us a weekend treat: a sneak peek at the show that took place in Stockholm yesterday. Look here.

Eisgala Davos and Open Air Eis Revue 2011

April 1, 2011

Not one but two shows Reut attended during her four day vacation in Switzerland this winter. Read here.

Stockholm Ice: The success from last year is here again!

March 29, 2011

Less than a week left until skaters gather up in Stockholm for a show that won't easily be forgotten. Read here.

2011 Nordic Figure Skating Championships

March 26, 2011

Novices, juniors and seniors, they all took the ice Rodovre, Denmark, and EMJO was there to catch them on camera. Look here.

Swedish Nationals 2011

March 23, 2011

Although it was cold in Malmo at the time, skaters did their best at the Swedish Nationals. Look here.

Crisis in Japan and the subsequent postponement of Worlds

March 17, 2011

Due to the tragic events in Japan we & skaters share condolences and some thoughts. Read here.

Kristoffer Berntsson: "I will continue to skate!"

March 12, 2011

Kristoffer Berntsson on this season's results, why he chose to retire from the big events and what his future skating life will look like... Read here.

Viktória Pavuk: "I dedicated all my life to skating"

March 6, 2011

Viktoria has been absent from the skating scene for a while, but she returned for the Europeans this season. Read more about what's going on with her here.

Javier Raya: "There are many sides to skating"

March 2, 2011

Spain doesn't have only one skating "Javier". At Europeans in Bern Javier Raya had his debut. Nadin decided it was time to get to know him a little better. Click here.

Art on Ice 2011

February 26, 2011

Check out the full photoalbum of Art on Ice by EMJO here.

Jeffrey Buttle: "I really enjoy the process of making up programs"

February 23, 2011

Nadin caught up with Jeffrey Buttle at Art on Ice to talk about his career in shows and his involvement in choreography. Read here.

Tigran Vardanjan: "I prefer shows to competitions"

February 20, 2011

Hungarian Tigran Vardanjan loves showbusiness, but did compete at Euros. Titanilla asked how he felt about not making it through the qualification and how he came to participate in Kings on Ice. Read here.

Stéphane Lambiel: "I'm a Saltimbanc, I'm like a gypsy and I love it"

February 16, 2011

Nadin found some quiet time at Art on Ice to sit down with Stéphane Lambiel and talk about new programs, his current lifestyle and the importance of doing your own laundry. Read here.

Art on Ice 2011: A dream within a dream

February 13, 2011

With a star cast of the Kerrs, Sarah Meier, Shizuka Arakawa, Stephane Lambiel, Evgeny Plushenko & many more Nadin wondered how they'd be fitted in together. Read here.

Who will represent Sweden at Worlds in Tokyo? Meet one of the candidates Alexander Majorov

February 10, 2011

Alexander's fate will be decided at Nordics Championships, but until then let's find out where he's standing right now as far as experience, practice and programs are concerned. Read here.

Brian Joubert: “It's much more important to fight than to win”

February 8, 2011

Titanilla had a chance to speak with the silver medallist about his costume/program changing, spins, hugs and much more. Read here.

A sneak peek at Art on Ice 2011

February 6, 2011

EMJO wanted to give you a first glance at the Art on Ice show through her lens. Click here to see the photos.

Questionnaire for the US Figure Skating Team

February 3, 2011

Different answers or interesting similarities? Reut went on a quest with some of the US figure skating team members. Find out the results here.

Europeans 2011 - Day 7: The exhibition and Sarah's goodbye

January 31, 2011

Witnesses seem to have a hard time deciding which was more entertaining, the exhibition practice or the gala itself. Read here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 8

January 31, 2011

The European Championships concluded with a big exhibition gala and lots of fun that was. Look here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 7

January 30, 2011

There was a lot of action during the Ladies and Men's Free Skate. Look here.

Europeans 2011 - Day 6: Moved Sarah, thrilled Florent

January 30, 2011

With one exception, experience came in front on Saturday. Read here.

Europeans 2011 - Day 5: An emotional night for Nathalie and Fabian

January 29, 2011

The audience witnessed strong skating in the Ladies' Short and plenty of skills and emotions during the Free Dance. Read here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 6

January 29, 2011

One more set of medals was awarded on Friday after the Free Dance, and the Ladies showed their strength in the afternoon. Look here.

Europeans 2011 - Day 4: Surprises and the first medals

January 28, 2011

We were treated with one medal ceremony for Pairs and a few surprises in the Men's Short Program. Read here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 5

January 28, 2011

Men's Short Program and Pairs' Free Program took place on Thursday, first set of medals being awarded. Look here.

Europeans 2011 - Day 3: Expected leaders, small margins

January 27, 2011

Although it's a post-Olympic season, competition in Short Dance and Pairs' Short Program is still strong at the top. Read here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 4

January 27, 2011

During the first day of competition we saw the Short Dance and Pairs' Short Program. Look here.

Europeans 2011 - Days 1 & 2: The return of the qualification round

January 26, 2011

With the preliminaries back, the skaters had two busy days before the actual competition. Read here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 3

January 26, 2011

Second day of preliminaries meant Ladies and then Men's practice later on. Look here.

Ali Demirboga: "I wasn't as nervous this time round"

January 25, 2011

For the first time competing at the European Championships, Turkish Champion Ali Demirboga is happy he has qualified for the short program and hopes for more. Read here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 2

January 25, 2011

Second day brought us preliminaries in Ice Dance and Men. Look here.

2011 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 1

January 24, 2011

The first batch of photos from Bern has arrived. Take a look at Sunday photos here.

Kiira Korpi: "I have learned how to handle the pressure better!"

January 24, 2011

Winner of Trophee Eric Bompard this season, Kiira Korpi will compete at the European Championships, in Bern, this week. Maria caught up with her in Paris after TEB. Read here.

The 2010 Swedish Nationals

January 23, 2011

This competition offered moments of excitement, fun and hope for a bright future in Swedish figure skating, as reported here by Magdalena and EMJO.

John Kerr - A Season Just For Us

January 22, 2011

Back in October, Suzie chatted with John Kerr at Skate Canada about a case of missing Sinead and their performance in Kingston. Read here.

Jeremy Abbott: "I really like to push past what people perceive as skating"

January 21, 2011

Not only Canadian nationals are this weekend, so are the US nationals which start this weekend and continue up until the end of January. In a week, reigning US champion Jeremy Abbot will try to maintain his title. Reut had a chat with him. Click here to read.

Kevin Reynolds: "The quads are my most consistent jumps"

January 20, 2011

Canadian nationals will start tomorrow, so we thought it would be a good time to have a chat with Kevin Reynolds. Click!

Photo album: The European Championships 2010 - Exhibition and Practice

January 19, 2011

Euros always ends with the exhibition, so we'll conclude our album like that too. As extra treat, there are some practice photos, of men and exhibition.

Photo album: The European Championships 2010 - Dance and Ladies

January 18, 2011

The next two disciplines are usually Ice Dance and Ladies. So we present you those!

Photo album: The European Championships 2010 - Pairs and Men

January 17, 2011

In exactly a week the Europeans 2011 in Bern will start with the very first prelimenaries. To get in the mood, let's relive last year, when the competition was in cold, snowy Tallinn. We'll kick off with our shots of the pairs and the men!

Yuka Sato: skater, commentator, choreographer, coach

January 16, 2011

Being successful as an eligible and pro skater and not to forget commentator, Yuka Sato had many interesting thoughts to share about her students and about figure skating. Click!

Adrian Schultheiss: "You have to dare to dream..."

January 15, 2011

Why was Adrian alone in the Kiss and Cry? Why did he change coach? Why does he need someone to shop for his food? Maria got answer to all those questions and more. Click here!

Japan Nationals 2010 - Day 4

January 14, 2011

Yukiko accounts about the exhibition after the Japanese nationals, also called Medalist on ice 2010 and of the interviews in the press conference. Click here to read.

Japan Nationals 2010 - Day 3

January 13, 2011

For the third day Yukiko takes over the keyboard from Atsuko and shares her experiences on what is according to her "the most competitive nationals in the world". Read more here.

Japan Nationals 2010 - Day 1 & 2

January 12, 2011

An exciting battle to win spots for the World Championships occurred at Japan Nationals in Nagano, Atsuko tells you about the first 2 days. Read more here.

Mirai Nagasu: "This year has been such a learning experience"

January 8, 2011

While in Paris, Mirai discussed with Titanilla her performance at Trophee Eric Bompard and her hopes for Worlds. Read here.

The 2010 Japanese Junior Championships

December 24, 2010

While waiting for news from our reporters attending Japan Nationals, enjoy Atsuko's reports about the juniors. Read here.

Short update with Takahiko Kozuka

December 21, 2010

This guy just finished the whole Grand Prix season, including the finale, only to be competing in Japanese nationals upcoming weekend. Allow yourself to be drawn into this interview as Reut pulls you in from an exact moment in time, the few seconds before his free skate in Paris. Read here.

The ISU Grand Prix Final 2010 - Finals Day part 2

December 19, 2010

Yukiko had some goodies left, the highlights of the dance and pair compeitions, as well as comments by single skaters like Patrick Chan, Daisuke Takahashi, Kanako Murakami and more. All concluding with an encore of Nana Suzuki's junior pairs photos. Go!.

Alissa Czisny: A Skater Renewed

December 12, 2010

GPF winner Alissa was tag-teamed by Suzanne and Reut, read what she told the girls at Skate Canada and Trophee Eric Bompard here.

The ISU Grand Prix Final 2010 - Finals Day

December 15, 2010

First she had to travel back home, but now you can read Yukiko's impressions on the juniors and single seniors of the last day of GPF. Go!.

Patrick Chan: "The whole reason I skate is to make people happy"

December 12, 2010

The newly crowned winner of the Grand Prix Final, Patrick Chan, talks with Reut about the reasons why he decided to add the quad to his programs and about his future plans. Read more here.

The ISU Grand Prix Final 2010 - Day 3

December 11, 2010

Day 3 of the Grand Prix Final was one busy day with junior finals and seniors short programs. Read here.

The ISU Grand Prix Final 2010 - Day 2

December 10, 2010

The Grand Prix Final started with junior ladies and men competitions. Read about the highlight here and also don't miss our interviews with Miki Ando and Kanako Murakami.

The ISU Grand Prix Final 2010 - Day 1

December 9, 2010

The Grand Prix Final has started in Beijing, China. Yukiko is there to bring us coverage from the event. Read how the practice went here.

Flo riding high - An interview with Florent Amodio

December 8, 2010

The Grand Prix Finals are coming up this weekend and Florent will be one of the competitors there. So Nadin grabbed her chance at TEB and had a talk with him. Read here.

Spectators and pros - Najarro and Peizerat comment on TEB

December 7, 2010

These guys are both influential people in skating and have already added a lot to the sport. Read their comments on the Throphee Eric Bompard as well as on their current skating projects here.

The memorable debut of Chafik Besseghier

December 6, 2010

Chafik was one of the biggest surprises of Trophee Eric Bompard, so Titanilla just had to have a little talk with him. Click here to read.

In the pink - An interview with Ingo Steuer

December 4, 2010

Ingo Steuer and his pair Aljona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy have qualified for the Grand Prix Final by winning the Trophée Eric Bompard. Nadin caught up with Ingo to find Team Steuer well and truly in the pink this season, in more ways than one. Go!

The big change of Tomas Verner

December 2, 2010

A new coach, new choreographer and a new home in a new country. Tomas Verner threw his life around; read all about it here.

Trophee Eric Bompard 2010: Daily Photos - Day 4

November 30, 2010

Exhibition gala brought a lot of excitement at TEB, concluding the event in big style. Get a sneak peek here.

Trophee Eric Bompard 2010: Daily Photos - Day 3

November 29, 2010

EMJO provided us an assorted package of photos from the last competing events. Stay tuned for gala next! See here.

Trophee Eric Bompard 2010: Daily Photos - Day 2

November 28, 2010

First day of competing began and it was EMJO's turn to take over the camera. See her photos here.

Trophee Eric Bompard 2010: Daily Photos - Day 1

November 27, 2010

Trophee Eric Bompard started with a day of practice for everyone. Take a look at Reut's photos here.

Cup of Russia 2010

November 26, 2010

Well-known skaters fought over medals in Moscow and there were some surprises in the Ice Dance competition. Read here.

Valentina Marchei - Positively Persistent

November 23, 2010

Last weekend Valentina competed at Rostelecom Cup, in Russia, and this is how she got there. Read on.

Valentina Marchei @ Skate Canada

November 20, 2010

After Skate Canada, Valentina Marchei sat down with Suzie to discuss her success of last season, training and her goals for moving forward this season. Read here.

Ice festival in Moscow

November 19, 2010

Skating season started in Moscow with a real feast composed of "City Lights" and "Crystal Skate Awards". Read Reut's rundown here.

Adam Rippon: "I feel like I'm one of the luckiest skaters."

November 14, 2010

After working with Brian Orser for the past year, Adam Rippon has settled into his role as a Senior International skater, even developing a unique move all of his own! Adam looks to focus on consistency as he moves forward throughout this season. Check out his conversation with Suzanne here.

Stacey Kemp and David King: "Don't write us off yet!"

November 13, 2010

The 2010-2011 skating season will be a one of learning for Stacey Kemp and David King, British National Champions. Upping the ante in their programs, Stacey and David will be making use of the post-Olympic season to take their skating to the next level. Read Suzanne's interview with these Skate America competitors here.

Art on Ice 2011: It glitters... and it's gold

November 5, 2010

Want to know what to expect from the next Art on Ice shows? Nadin is well-informed so read here.

Skate Canada 2010 - Day 3 Part 2

November 3, 2010

According to Suzanne Skate Canada gala and especially the practice for it were most entertaining. Read about her highlights here.

S.T.E.P.H.A.N.E.

November 2, 2010

Reut met Stéphane Lambiel in Moscow, during "Crystal Ice Awards". Check here to find out what task she invented for him this time.

Skate Canada 2010 - Day 3

November 1, 2010

The competition concluded with the Free Dance and a nice one it was. Suzanne was still hanging out there ready to report. Click..

Skate Canada 2010 - Day 2

October 31, 2010

It must have been a very long day, with the finals for as well pairs, men and ladies. Suzanne reports from the ice rink. Click..

Skate Canada 2010 - Day 1

October 30, 2010

The first day in Kingston, Suzanne learned some history, saw skaters fall and rise to the occasion. She shares her impressions with us here.

Jelle Butzen teaches kids to skate on Belgian TV

October 29, 2010

When it was midsummer and very hot, in an icerink in Belgium 8 kids were secretly being trained by skating and ice hockey coaches and prepared to put on a show. One of those coaches was Belgian Jelle Butzen. What was this all for? We spent a day with him and found out. [Link]

Atsuko's NHK 2010 Highlights

October 28, 2010

First Grand Prix of the season took place in Japan, so the first one to report was our busy bee Atsuko. Read her thoughts about the event here.

Japan Open 2010

October 24, 2010

Three international skating teams competed earlier this month at Japan Open. Read Atsuko's notes here.

Artistry On Ice 2010

September 26, 2010

This fall, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao chose to share their wedding ceremony with thousands of fans and first class guests. Read Fannie's impressions here.

Kristoffer Berntsson: "No retirement for me yet."

September 6, 2010

Kristoffer Berntsson has caught our eyes from his first appearance on the ice. That's why we're happy to announce that we are going to see more of him and he isn't retiring yet. Read here!

Ari Zakarian: "I always welcome people who are ready to take risks"

August 28, 2010

In the figure skating world mostly known as the agent of Evgeny Plushenko, but who is Ari Zakarian? What else does he do? How did he get involved with skating and what did he think of the Olympics? Reut went on discovery. Read here!

Jason Graetz: "We are trying to open up Pro-skating. If you love to skate, skate!"

August 21, 2010

The man with the elastic legs, Jason Graetz, does more than mindblowing tricks on ice. Read all about the project that binds skaters like Kurt Browning, Jeffrey Buttle, Kristi Yamaguchi and more together. Click!

Oliver Höner makes plans

August 14, 2010

Oliver Höner known in the figure skating world for Art on Ice spent some time in Sweden last year to produce the very first edition of Stockholm Ice, Natalia and EMJO had some burning questions and got them answered. Go!

The Olympic Games 2010 Album

August 4, 2010

Since it is still mid-summer we thought it would be nice to take you back to the biggest competition of past season and share Ageha and Megi's shots of the men, pairs and dance. Check out the photos here!

Brian Joubert: "The skaters have to improve, but the judging system has to improve, too"

July 27, 2010

Last season was full of ups and downs for Brian Joubert. Read his take on what happened here.

The Kerrs: "Let's call this our extended curtain call"

July 18, 2010

Sinead and John Kerr are indeed preparing for another season and share some tidbits on their new Freedance. More here.

Antonio Najarro: "Each skater is a different world"

July 12, 2010

Marina Anissina, Gwendal Peizerat, Stephane Lambiel, Brian Joubert, Jeremy Abbott, Antonio Najarro worked with them all. From his perspective as a skating choreographer, he tells us what skating is missing these days. Read here.

The 2010 Dreams on Ice - Part II

July 8, 2010

Act II was just as exciting as the first, or maybe even more given the presence of the gueststars. Read here.

The 2010 Dreams on Ice - Part I

July 7, 2010

The now traditional Dreams on Ice show took place in Japan at the end of June. Astuko was there to check the new crop of Japanese skaters as well as the gueststars. Read her impressions here.

Javier Fernandez - a great skater who can even cook!

June 30, 2010

From Captain Jack Sparrow to stuffed toys and living on his own in a foreign country, Javier Frnandez tells us all being very open about the current stage in his life and how he got here. Read here.

Dream Team

June 24, 2010

When the moves suggested by Stéphane Lambiel are performed by Daisuke Takahashi, the result is nothing short of beautiful. Céline attended a training session and had a chat with them too. Read here.

Antoine Dorsaz: "Now I have one dream: I want to do shows"

June 18, 2010

Antoine Dorsaz' decision to quit competitive skating couldn't have come as a bigger surprise. Nadin found out more about the reasons behind his decision and Antoine's plans for the future. Click here to read.

"Stockholm Ice" attempts to make figure skating Swedish sport number two - Part II

June 12, 2010

When you see on the label "Made in Switzerland" or "Made in Sweden" you primarily think about high quality of the product and this is exactly how the show turned out to be. Read here.

"Stockholm Ice" attempts to make figure skating Swedish sport number two - Part I

June 11, 2010

Preparations for Stockholm Ice were intense, but Natalia found time to exchange a few words with the skaters too. Read here.

Jenna McCorkell and Kevin Van Der Perren's bumpy ride through the season

June 4, 2010

Troubles and tribulations this past season for the skating-spouses Jenna and Kevin. Mireille walked through the season with them. Read here.

Viktor Pfeifer: "You shouldn't take anything for granted"

May 30, 2010

Put under the microscope, the anatomy of a full Olympic cycle seen from Viktor's perspective is a very complex procedure. Read here.

Fleur Maxwell: "I have come back to skating a much fuller person"

May 24, 2010

After a three-year break, Fleur is back and ready to tell us what happened, how she returned and where she will go from here. Read here.

 


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