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In Loving Memory of
Ioana Visan

Co-Founder & Webdesigner Absolute Skating

1978 - 2016

With love we think about Ioana Visan, our co-worker and friend. Ioana’s very capable expertise has brought you many of the articles published on AS. With a passion for figure skating, she was one of the co-founders of the site, as well as an accomplished author of fantasy, cyberpunk, paranormal and science fiction novels. She is greatly missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Read our tribute to Ioana here.

The AS management and staff



The NHK Trophy 2016

December 3, 2016

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Anna Pogorilaya, Yuzuru Hanyu, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the NHK Trophy in Sapporo and they all qualified for the Grand Prix Final. Read here.

NHK Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 28, 2016

Only the ice dance competition was left for the last day in Japan and of course the exhibition. Check out the highlights here.

NHK Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 27, 2016

The ice dance started with the short dance, while pairs, ladies and men already recieved their medals. Watch the highlights from the second day in Sapporo here.

NHK Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 26, 2016

Pairs, men and ladies already had their short program on the first day in Japan. Keiko sent us the highlights, shots of the top 3. Go!

Cup of China 2016 - Pairs

November 25, 2016

Last but not least, we bring you Ludwig's photos from the pairs event. Click!

Cup of China 2016 - Men

November 24, 2016

Patrick Chan struck gold in the men competition: look here.

Cup of China 2016 - Ladies

November 24, 2016

Elena Radionova rocked the ladies event in Beijing. Watch here

Cup of China 2016 - Ice Dance

November 22, 2016

At the Cup of China the ice dance competition was fierce. Check out the photos from Beijing here

Trophée de France 2016 - Ladies

November 16, 2016

The last competition of the weekend was the ladies. Evgenia Medvedeva won with a landslide. Enjoy the photos here!

Trophée de France 2016 - Men

November 15, 2016

The next discipline were the men: check Ludwig's photos here.

Trophée de France 2016 - Ice Dance

November 14, 2016

Let's continue with the Ice Dance: take a look here!

Trophée de France 2016 - Pairs

November 13, 2016

Deviating from our regular dailies, from the Trophée de France we bring you the photos per discipline. Today we start with the pairs. Click here

Rostelecom Cup 2016 - Extras

November 10, 2016

Some more unforgettable moments from Moscow - practices, draws, interactions between skaters and their coaches. Check our backstage extras album here!

Rostelecom Cup 2016 - Gala

November 9, 2016

We continue our Rostelecom Cup coverage with the gala. Don't miss Irina's photos here!

Rostelecom Cup 2016 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 6, 2016

All 4 disciplines already had their finales in Moscow. Take a look at Ludwig's lovely photos here.

Rostelecom Cup 2016 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 5, 2016

The third grand prix takes place in Moscow. Check out our daily photos from the short programs here.

In loving memory of our friend, Ioana Visan

October 29, 2016

Today was the 6 weeks memorial service for Ioana, so today we share some of our most cherished memories of the friend and colleague we so suddenly lost. Read our tribute to Ioana here.

Daniel Samohin - climbing to the top

October 28, 2016

Competing this weekend at Skate Canada, Daniel rocked the last season and has ambitious plans for the future. Read here.

The 2016 Junior Grand Prix in Yokahama, Japan

October 21, 2016

Read here Atsuko's memories about the Junior Grand Prix!

Photo album: 2016 Junior Grand Prix Yokohama

October 14, 2016

Take a look at our shots from the Junior Grand Prix series in Yokohama: click here.

Friends on Ice 2016, dress rehearsal

October 7, 2016

Atsuko and Keiko had the privilege to be at Friends on Ice dress rehearsal. Read Atsuko's impressions here.

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov: "Life without a goal doesn't have a meaning"

September 30, 2016

Tania and Maxim talk motivation, "Ice Legends", being celebrities in Russia and more. Read our interview with them here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Exhibition Gala

September 26, 2016

Check out the gala photos from Mireille and Joy. Click here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Day 3

September 25, 2016

The competition ended with the Ladies and Pairs Free: take a look here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Day 2

September 24, 2016

We continue our coverage from Oberstdorf with the photos from day 2: look here.

Nebelhorn Trophy 2016 Daily Photos - Day 1

September 23, 2016

The 48th Nebelhorn Trophy has started in Oberstdorf: take a look at what Mireille and Joy saw here!

Photo album: Friends on Ice 2016

September 19, 2016

Enjoy Keiko's beautiful shots from the show in Yokohama, Japan: look here!

Deniss Vasiļjevs: "Standing ovation is the highest award any sportsman can get"

September 12, 2016

Latvian prodigy Deniss Vasiļjevs sums up his season and answers fans' questions. Read.

Photo album: Pinzolo on Ice 2016

September 5, 2016

Stéphane Lambiel, Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise, Alexander Majorov and others... Take a look at the first show of the Italian Summer Tour 2016 by "Ghiaccio Spettacolo": click here!

Jason Brown: "I love playing a character on the ice, whatever that might be"

August 29, 2016

Jason Brown is back in good health and planning to enjoy his next season. Read here.

Album: Skating School of Switzerland, Summer Camp 2016

August 22, 2016

Stéphane Lambiel and his team offered an inspiring learning experience for young skaters from all over the world. Our photos from the summer camp in Champéry can be found here.

Album: The Japanese Junior Nationals 2015-2016

August 15, 2016

Following our album from Japanese Senior Nationals, here is the album from the Junior Nationals of past season. Check here.

Album: The Japanese Senior Nationals 2015-2016

August 6, 2016

Courtesy of our archives we stay 'in Japan' a bit longer, with this nice photo gallery from the Japanese Nationals of past season. Click here.

Album: Dreams on Ice 2016

July 29, 2016

This showcase of Japanese top skaters and some Russian guest stars was caught on camera by Akira Sawamoto. Check out the gorgeous photos here

Dreams on Ice 2016

July 21, 2016

Many Japanese top skaters and a few Russian guests performed in Niigata for Dreams on Ice 2016. Atsuko tells us about this lovely show here.

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje: "It's been a great journey so far"

July 14, 2016

Kaitlyn and Andrew discuss about costumes, languages, cooking, Olympics and much more. Don't miss our talk with them here.

Photo album: Golden Ice of Israel 2016, part III

July 7, 2016

Want to go behind the scenes of "Golden Ice of Israel"? Final part of our album includes photos from the rehearsal and some backstage moments. They all can be found here!

Photo album: Golden Ice of Israel 2016, part II

July 6, 2016

Second act of the show "Golden Ice of Israel" was no less impressive. Take a look at photos here.

Photo album: Golden Ice of Israel 2016, part I

July 5, 2016

Season 2015/16 was very special for figure skating in Israel: European silver, junior Worlds gold. And, as the cherry on the cake, an exceptional four hours gala held in Holon Toto Arena. Check photos from the first act here!




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