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Javier Fernandez: "It was the toughest competition I've ever had"

February 27, 2015

Even though he is now a three-time European champion, Javier Fernandez remains the same sincere, friendly and classy guy we've met at his first competition. Read more here.

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron: "This year we put more of ourselves in the program"

February 24, 2015

The freshly crowned European champions speak about their success, plans and much more. Read here!

Justus Strid is looking forward to "real life"

February 20, 2015

Skating to a famous Swedish song in the Globen in Stockholm - that was a perfect moment for Justus Strid at the Europeans. This weekend he will be competing at the Challenge Cup in the Hague. Read more here.

Latvia's Angelina Kuchvalska breaks through to the big arena

February 16, 2015

Angelina Kuchvalska promises to be a skater we'll look forward to watch compete so it's time to get to know her a little. Read here.

Photo Album: The Japanese Nationals 2014

February 14, 2015

Don't miss Keiko's lovely photos from the Japanese Senior Nationals. Look here!

The Japanese Nationals 2014

February 12, 2015

At the end of December, the Japanese senior skaters fought not only for medals but also for spots at Four Continents, Junior Worlds, and Worlds. Read here.

Photo Album: The Japanese Junior Nationals 2014

February 10, 2015

Let's take a look at the Japanese rising stars the way they appeared at the Japanese Junior Nationals. Check out Keiko's photos here.

Sneak Peek: Art on Ice 2015

February 8, 2015

Curious to know what "Art on Ice" team has prepared for their 20th anniversary? Here is a sneak peek from Anna.

The Japanese National Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014

February 7, 2015

Japanese rising skating stars fought for supremacy at the junior nationals in Niigata. Read here.

Salomé Brunner: "You can never be like somebody else"

February 4, 2015

Reut caught up with Salomé Brunner during "Ice Legends" in Geneva. Read about the show, skaters she worked with this season, the Skating School of Switzerland and more in their talk here.

2015 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 5 - Gala

February 3, 2015

We're concluding our Euros coverage with a look at the gala. Check out Bailu's photos here!

2015 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 5

February 2, 2015

Take a look at the pairs free skate here!

Europeans 2015, Stockholm, day 5: Dramatic gold for Kavaguti and Smirnov

February 2, 2015

There was another Russian podium at the end of the pairs competition. Read here.

2015 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 4

February 1, 2015

Don't miss Joy's photos from the ladies free skating. Click here!

Europeans 2015, Stockholm, day 4: Russian ladies rule Europe, Tuktamysheva skates to gold

February 1, 2015

Ladies' free skating is over and Russian girls took all three spots on the podium. Read here.

Europeans 2015, Stockholm, day 3: Javi's third European title

January 31, 2015

An exhausting day for men, but lots of excitement in pairs. Read here.

2015 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 3

January 31, 2015

Take a look at the pairs short program and the men free skating here!

2015 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 2

January 30, 2015

The European Championships continues with the ladies' short program and the free dance. Check our album here!

Europeans 2015, Stockholm, day 2: Papadakis and Cizeron take the ice dance throne

January 30, 2015

A triumphant day for France in ice dance and a promising day for Russia in ladies. Read here.

2015 European Championships Daily Photos - Day 1

January 29, 2015

The European Championships have started with the men short program and the short dance. Take a look here!

Europeans 2015, Stockholm, day 1: Spanish and French leaders

January 29, 2015

Spanish Javier Fernandez is leading the men after the short program, but the Paso Doble was owned by the Frenches, Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron. Read here.

Skate Niagara: Celebrating a region of talent

January 28, 2015

The first skating show at the new Meridian Centre in St. Catharine's, Ontario will showcase internationally known talent including Kurt Browning and Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir. Read more about the show here.

Ivett Toth: Hungary's new breath of talent

January 27, 2015

After the little taste she had from skating at the gala of the European Championships in her home country last year, this year Ivett is old enough to enjoy the full competition experience. Read here.

Anna Pogorilaya heading into European debut

January 26, 2015

At Russian Nationals at the end of December Anna Pogorilaya secured herself a spot on the Russian team in Stockholm. Learn more about Anna in our interview with her here.

Carolina Moscheni and √Ād√°m Luk√°cs dancing their way to Stockholm

January 25, 2015

Carolina Moscheni and √Ād√°m Luk√°cs will compete for the first time at the Euros, representing Hungary. Read here.

Roberta Rodeghiero: "I want to be consistent, without ups and downs"

January 23, 2015

Italian Roberta was born on the same day,  April 7th as our reporter Titanilla. Two stubborn Arieses had a short talk at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. Click here.

Zhenia Medvedeva is ready to shine

January 19, 2015

Amidst the galaxy of talent emerging from Russia in the ladies discipline Evgenia (Zhenia) Medvedeva definitely stands out. Learn more about the 2014-15 Junior Grand Prix Final champion in our article here.

Xuehan Wang and Lei Wang: Pair skating is very interesting!

January 16, 2015

It was only their second international competition when Xuehan and Lei medalled at their first Grand Prix event. Read about how they achieved that here.

Sneak Peek: Music on Ice 2015

January 12, 2015

We're always looking forward to the Music on Ice shows, and we're never disappointed. Here is a glimpse at what Anna saw.

Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi: "It was time to show that we are not just 'funny'"

January 9, 2015

German champions Nelli and Alex kicked off the season in an for them unusual style. Ia discussed with them their new direction, programs and more. Click here to read.

Golden Moment

January 2, 2015

We celebrate the new year with Tina's awesome shots from Golden Moment show in San Jose, California. Look here!

Season 2013-14: Beyond the Programs  -  *New!

December 30, 2014

Before 2014 ends, let's remember the past season once again. A lot of new photos have been added to our "Beyond the Programs" album, including a new page for practices. Enjoy!

Intimissimi on ice - OPERAPOP

December 24, 2014

Canale 5 will air OPERAPOP on Christmas day. Until then, let's take a look at what our photographers have witnessed at the show here.

Music on Ice 2014

December 21, 2014

Waiting for "Music on Ice" 2015, let's recall last year's show and the conversations we had with its participants. Read here!

The Grand Prix Final 2014 - Juniors

December 20, 2014

While we had dailies of only the senior skaters during GPF, the juniors competed there as well. Check out our extra photo-special on them here!

Sneak Peek: Ice Legends

December 19, 2014

Let's have a first look at Stéphane Lambiel's magical show. Enjoy!

Ice Legends: Rehearsal

December 18, 2014

Stéphane Lambiel invited his friends for his show "Ice Legends". Reut offers us an exclusive sneak peek to the last preparations. Click.

The Grand Prix Final 2014 Daily Photos - Day 4

December 16, 2014

The last day of the Grand Prix Final, the gala, brought us a special treat with the presence of Sara Hurtado and Adrian Diaz. Look here.

The Grand Prix Final 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3 (Senior)

December 15, 2014

All the seniors competed in the finals on Saturday. Look here.

The Grand Prix Final 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2 (Senior)

December 13, 2014

It was time for Ice Dancers and Men to perform their short programs on Friday. Look here.

Sara and Adrian are ready to flamenco

December 12, 2014

If only at the gala, Sara and Adrian will make an appearance at the Grand Prix Final. Read here.

The Grand Prix Final 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1 (Senior)

December 12, 2014

Pairs and Ladies short programs opened the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain. Check here.

NHK Trophy 2014

December 10, 2014

Atsuko tells us about all the drama and surprises brought by NHK Trophy this season. Read here.

Photo Album: Belgian Junior Nationals 2014 - 2015

December 7, 2014

Mireille and Joy went to the Belgian Nationals only to have a surprise. Check out the photos and explanation here.

Ice Legends

December 4, 2014

On December 18th in Geneva, Stéphane Lambiel will present "Ice Legends", a gala held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Japan and Switzerland diplomatic relations. Reut tells us more about it here.

NHK Trophy 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 30, 2014

The NHK Trophy was concluded today with the Free Dance and the Exhibition. Check out Keiko's dailies here!

NHK Trophy 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 30, 2014

Don't miss our photos from the second day of NHK Trophy. Check here!

NHK Trophy 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 28, 2014

Pairs, Ladies and Men's short programs opened the NHK Trophy in Osaka, Japan. Take a look here.

Junior Grand Prix 2014, Nagoya TV Cup, Japan Part 2, interviews

November 28, 2014

Atsuko interviewed several of the competitors at the Nagoya TV Cup. Read here.

Junior Grand Prix 2014, Nagoya TV Cup, Japan Part 1

November 27, 2014

The new crop of young skaters demonstrated their skills at the Junior Grand Prix in Japan. Read here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3: Gala

November 24, 2014

As usual, the gala was a big treat with special guests. Look here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 23, 2014

Our photographers worked hard on Saturday, shooting the free programs. Look here.

Trophée Eric Bompard 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 22, 2014

The short programs are over in Bordeaux. Look at what happened here.

Photo Album: Denis Ten and Friends 2014

November 19, 2014

While waiting for Trophee Eric Bompard to start, let's take a look at Denis Ten's ice show from the end of last season. Look here.

Celebration time! Ten years with Absolute Skating

November 16, 2014

Absolute Skating's 10th anniversary calls for celebrating figure skating, an awesome crew, great memories and lots of fun. Join us here.

Rostelecom Cup 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 16, 2014

Don't miss our dailies from the second day of the Rostelecom Cup. Check here!

Rostelecom Cup 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 15, 2014

Take a look at the short program and practice photos from the first day of the competition here.

Stephen Carriere: "I really like what I'm doing again"

November 14, 2014

Stephen Carriere is competing this weekend at Rostelecom Cup. Read about his golden experience at Ondrej Nepela Trophy here.

Rostelecom Cup 2014 Daily Photos - Practices

November 13, 2014

The fourth Grand Prix event is almost ready to start in Moscow. Take a look at today's practices here.

Cup of China 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 11, 2014

The competition may have been over, but the gala was still to come. Check out Bailu's lovely photos here!

Cup of China 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 9, 2014

The competition in Shanghai ended with the free skates and a lot of drama. Check out our dailies here!

Cup of China 2014 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 8, 2014

Bailu is doing the coverage of Cup of China from Shanghai for us. Take a look at the first set of photos here.

Ashley Cain: "This season I'm stepping out of my box!"

November 7, 2014

Ashley Cain is competing this weekend at Cup of China. Read about her reaction at receiving her Grand Prix assignments here.

Bronislava Dobi√°šov√°: "I prefer the elegant style"

November 4, 2014

The current Slovakian national champion talked to Titannilla about competing in front of her home crowd, her role models, and hopes for 2016 Europeans. Read here.

Elladj Baldé: "You take both cultures and learn from them"

November 1, 2014

Elladj Baldé was forced to withdraw from Skate Canada, but he was very chatty with Maria when they met in Obersdorf. Read here.

Photo Album: Finlandia Trophy 2014

October 30, 2014

As usual, there were no pairs in Espoo this year, but Ludwig still had a lot of fun watching the competition. Look here.

So do you know who Ondrej Nepela was?

October 28, 2014

Titanilla gives us a rundown of what happened at Ondrej Nepala Trophy earlier this season. Read here.

Gracie Gold wants to show personality and warmth

October 25, 2014

Gracie Gold had great results last season and now she's aiming for more. Read here.

Jason Brown: "I follow my own hair"

October 24, 2014

Competing at Skate America this weekend, Jason Brown had a chat with Maria in Oberstdorf at Nebelhorn Trophy. Read here.

The timing is right for Danielle Montalbano and Konrad Hocker-Scholler

October 22, 2014

Danielle Montalbano gave pair skating a second try hopefully with more luck this time around. Read here.

Evgeni Plushenko: "I have a desire to skate at my 5th Olympics"

October 20, 2014

Even when not competing, Evgeni Plushenko is skating and keeping himself busy, promoting his new show. Read here.

Isabelle Olsson wants to make a mark

October 17, 2014

Isabelle Olsson is competing this weekend at Cup of Nice. Maria talked to her about her plans after the Swedish test skate. Read here.

Photo Album: Friends on Ice 2014

October 14, 2014

Akiko Suzuki, Daisuke Takahashi, Brian Joubert, Evan Lysacek, Irina Slutskaya, Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov, Miki Ando, and a big fashion show were the highlights of Shizuka Arakawa’s show. Look here.

Sonia Bianchetti: "I would give more points for the quality, not the difficulty"

October 10, 2014

Former skater, judge, referee, and chairman of the Figure Skating Committee of the International Skating Union, Sonia Bianchetti shared with us her opinions about the current state of figure skating. Read here.

Photo Album: Stars on Ice 2014 - French Tour

October 6, 2014

We heard the French stars talk about the tour, and now it's time to see them. Look here.

Stars on Ice - a report from the French tour

October 3, 2014

Back in April, the top French skaters toured France to celebrate the end of the Olympic season. Read here.

Denis Ten and Friends 2014. Rehearsals.

October 1, 2014

We take a look back at what it takes to make a great ice show by checking out Denis Ten's and Friends rehearsals. Look here.

Daily Photos: Nebelhorn Trophy 2014 - Day 3 Exhibition Gala

September 29, 2014

We're done with the stress of the competition, let's have some fun! Take a look at the gala here.

Daily Photos: Nebelhorn Trophy 2014 - Day 3

September 28, 2014

Ladies and Ice Dance closed the competition. Check the photos from the last day here.

Daily Photos: Nebelhorn Trophy 2014 - Day 2

September 27, 2014

Half the competition is already over, and we got two nice sets of medals. Look here.

Daily Photos: Nebelhorn Trophy 2014 - Day 1

September 26, 2014

The Nebelhorn Trophy has become a yearly tradition for the AS-crew to start off the season well. Check out our first day's photos here.

Season 2013-14: Beyond the Programs

September 24, 2014

Before the new skating season (seniors) truly kicks off, reminisce the past season once more with the AS photographers’ bonus material. Go!

Dear Friends - an amazing rehearsal

September 20, 2014

In Japan, it's difficult to get tickets not only to ice shows, but to rehearsals as well. Luckily, Atsuko was there to tell us how it was. Read here.

Photo Album: Art on Ice - Helsinki

September 17, 2014

After Ia's impressions of the show and interviews, let's see her camera's opinion. Look here.

Looking back and looking forward:
Art on Ice tour in Helsinki

September 13, 2014

Ia reflects on Art on Ice in Helsinki. Mila Kajas-Virtanen and Marc Lindegger share their thoughts about that magnificent show. Read here.

Photo Page: Swedish test skate

September 9, 2014

In the second half of August, Sweden held a test skate. Maria had the opportunity to visit and shoot some pictures. Check them out here.

Intimissimi on ice - OPERAPOP at the Arena di Verona, Italy, on September 20-­21

September 6, 2014

Carolina Kostner, Stéphane Lambiel, Cappellini/Lanotte, the visionary creativity of Marco Balich and much more - coming soon at the Arena di Verona, Italy. Read here.

Marco Klepoch: "At first I couldn't really learn how to skate"

September 3, 2014

New comer to the senior skating scene, Marco Klepoch made a good impression at the last Europeans. Read about him here.

Tomáš Verner looks towards a "real" life

August 23, 2014

Having left competitions behind, a new life awaits for Tomáš once he decides what to do with his time. He certainly has a few options, see here.

Denis Ten and Friends 2014

August 20, 2014

For the second year in a row Denis Ten organized a 'star-packed' show in his home country. Reut went to Kazakhstan to see it and shares with us her impressions here.

Tatjana Flade - An Interview on the other side of the ice

August 16, 2014

Tatjana Flade is known for interviewing every skater out there, but what do we really know about her? Let's find out here.

Stars on Ice: On Top of the World

August 13, 2014

Well-known Stars on Ice ice show brought together skaters like Jason Brown, Ryan Bradley, Alissa Czisny, Gracie Gold, Jeremy Abbott, Mirai Nagasu, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and Ashley Wagner. Look here.

Dreams on Ice 2014

August 9, 2014

Yuzuru Hanyu, Evgeni Plushenko, Akiko Suzuki, Nobunari Oda, Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte, Javier Fernandez, and Miki Ando are only a few of the stars who attended Dreams on Ice this summer. Read here.

Maxim Marinin: "My priorities are my family and my work"

August 6, 2014

During the show "Denis Ten & Friends" Reut used the opportunity to catch up with Olympic and two-time World Champion Maxim Marinin. Read their talk about his professional and personal aspirations here.

Kurt Browning - twenty years a pro and still going strong

August 2, 2014

Having turned professional in 1994, Kurt has plenty of material to talk about, like the highlights of his pro career, pro skating, choreography, the Olympics, and much more. Click here to read.

Photo Album: Dreams on Ice

July 30, 2014

One of Japan's most famous annual skating events, the Dreams on Ice show, with a lot of national and guest skaters took place at the end of June. Keiko took some gorgeous photos for us. Enjoy!.

Ivett Tóth dreams about triple Axel

July 26, 2014

She was too young to compete, but the visitors of the European Championships 2014 gala already got a glimpse of this young Hungarian talent. Time to get to know her a little better. Click here.

Photo Album: Canadian Stars on Ice

July 23, 2014

As always the Canadian Stars on Ice shows were chock-full with figure skating stars. Check out Debi's nicest shots from both the Toronto and the Hamilton shows here.

A new beginning for Carolina Kostner

July 19, 2014

Fans won't be seeing Carolina in competitions this upcoming season, but she'll still be skating. Read more about her new life here.

Daria Popova: "The ice will judge everybody"

July 16, 2014

Daria talked to Oxana about her split from Bruno and new partnership with Andrey - two Russians competing for France - training in Russia, injuries, dreams, and motivation to acheive her goals. Read here.

Ari Zakarian talks "Denis Ten & Friends" and extreme

July 12, 2014

While in Kazakhstan Reut talked to Ari Zakarian who shared with her some interesting details about the "Denis Ten and Friends" show and about the next big thing that is planned in his schedule. Read here.

Photo Album: We are the champions

July 9, 2014

"We are the champions" also stopped in St. Petersburg where skaters like Tatiana Totmianina/Maxim Marinin, Margarita Drobiazko/Povilas Vanagas, Adelina Sotnikova, Stéphane Lambiel, and Alexei Yagudin demonstrated their skills. Look here.

Making the Magic - a peek behind the curtain

July 5, 2014

There was so much more to tell on how the Ice Fantillusion shows came together. Read all about the organisation details, anecdotes and even watch some videos here.

 

 

 


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