2015 World Team Trophy Daily Photos - Day 2
April 17, 2015
Team USA defended the lead today, with Team Japan in second place and Team Russia in third. Look here.
2015 World Team Trophy Daily Photos - Day 1
April 16, 2015
Team USA is currently in the lead in Tokyo. Take a look at Keiko's photos here!
Photo album: Art on Ice 2015
April 14, 2015
Art on Ice celebrated its 20th anniversary with a star-packed show. Look here!
Mariusz Siudek: "In pair skating there is no me or you. It's us."
April 10, 2015
World and European medallist Mariusz Siudek talks about pair skating and his work as a coach. Read here.
Photo album: The Snow King
April 7, 2015
Evgeni Plushenko, Irina Slutskaya, Brian Joubert, Johnny Weir and Tomáš Verner are among the skaters who brought fairy tales to life during the Snow King show. Look here!
"The Snow King" show - Impossible is possible!
April 4, 2015
Discover the world of fairy tales and magic created by Evgeni Plushenko - starring famous skaters as well as acrobats, magicians and gymnasts. Read here!
Photo album: Ice Legends
April 2, 2015
Absolute Skating joins in the congratulations and best wishes to Stéphane Lambiel. And celebrates his birthday with this beautiful album from Stéphane's first show "Ice Legends" he produced last December.
2015 World Championships Daily Photos - Day 5
March 31, 2015
The competition is over, time to celebrate our champions! Take a look at Bailu's lovely photos from the Gala. Click here!
2015 World Championships Daily Photos - Day 4
March 30, 2015
The last round of free programs, ladies and men, took place on Saturday. Look here.
2015 World Championships Daily Photos - Day 3
March 28, 2015
The World Championships continued with the free dance and the men short program. Look here.
2015 World Championships Daily Photos - Day 2
March 27, 2015
The pairs have received their medals, and the ladies are off to a strong stard. Look here!
Denis Ten: putting everything together
March 26, 2015
In a few hours the 2015 Four Continents Champion Denis Ten will go on the ice of Shanghai for his last competition of this season. We invite you to learn more about his thoughts and aspirations in our talk with him here.
2015 World Championships Daily Photos - Day 1
March 25, 2015
Short dance and Pairs' short program opened the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China. Take a look here!
Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi: "The ice is our drug"
March 25, 2015
Nelli and Alex decided for Worlds 2015 to be their last competition together. Unfortunately the farewell didn't go as they had planned. Please consider our publishing this talk with them to be our tribute to this great team.
Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte find a new motivation
March 24, 2015
Anna and Luca comment on their season and speak about their new feelings and the motivation they found through them. Read here.
Meet Alexandra Nazarova and Maxim Nikitin
March 23, 2015
Alexandra Nazarova and Maxim Nikitin made their senior debut this season while still competing in juniors where they just recently became World Junior bronze medalists. Learn more about this promising couple in our talk with them here.
Valentina Marchei and Ondřej Hotárek: "The key word is trust"
March 22, 2015
Valentina Marchei and Ondřej Hotárek amazed the audience in Stockholm with their passionate programs and inpsiring story of trust and courage. Read about the newly formed Italian pair here.
Federica Testa and Lukáš Csölley: dancing to higher levels
March 19, 2015
Year by year they climb up the results list and they earn more and more fans with their unique programs. Read about the emerging stars of Slovak skating here.
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: "We want each program to push us"
March 16, 2015
While Piper and Paul prepare for Worlds which will be held next week in China, Reut recalls her meeting with them at the Grand Prix Final. Read this talk and you for sure will fall under the spell of their unfettered enthusiasm.
Former figure skater enters the App market
March 13, 2015
Guest writer Anthony Sampson tells us about Lisa Bettany's abruptly ended figure skating career and how she succesfully turned her experience around. Read here.
2015 Junior World Championships Daily Photos - Day 4
March 12, 2015
The Junior World Championships ended with the free dance and the men free skating. Take a look here!
2015 Junior World Championships Daily Photos - Day 3
March 8, 2015
Check Ia's photos from day three at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn. Click here.
2015 Junior World Championships Daily Photos - Day 2
March 6, 2015
The Junior World Championships continued with the short dance and the pairs free skating. Take a look here.
2015 Junior World Championships Daily Photos - Day 1
March 5, 2015
The Junior World Championships have started with the ladies short program and the pairs short program. Look here!
Deniss Vasiljevs, a young talent from Latvia
March 2, 2015
World Junior Championships will open in Tallinn, Estonia, on March 4. Read about Latvia's new talent here.
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.
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
St√©phane 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.
December 4, 2014
On December 18th in Geneva, St√©phane 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.
Troph√©e Eric Bompard 2014 Daily Photos - Day 3: Gala
November 24, 2014
As usual, the gala was a big treat with special guests. Look here.
Troph√©e Eric Bompard 2014 Daily Photos - Day 2
November 23, 2014
Our photographers worked hard on Saturday, shooting the free programs. Look here.
Troph√©e 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 Bald√©: "You take both cultures and learn from them"
November 1, 2014
Elladj Bald√© 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¬ís 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¬í 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:
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 T√≥th 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, St√©phane 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.