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Stars on Ice 2022

August 17, 2022

"Stars on Ice" tour is a treat for every skating fan. Don't miss Tina's photos from the show in San Jose here!

Ashley Wagner: "I want to redefine what skating can be"

July 19, 2022

The 2016 World silver medalist is using her experiences in skating, good and bad, to make her sport a healthier and more inclusive place. Read her in-depth interview with Anna here.

A young and ambitious talent from Switzerland: meet Naoki Rossi

April 13, 2022

Switzerland's Naoki Rossi aims for a top 10 finish at the upcoming Junior World Championships. Get to know this bright young talent: click here.

2022 Worlds Photo Highlights: Off ice

April 10, 2022

And now a little bit extra: medal ceremonies, press conferences, off ice moments. Go!

2022 Worlds Photo Highlights: Ice Dance

April 9, 2022

Ice dance event was exciting, touching, emotional. So, don't miss Olga's next album.

2022 Worlds Photo Highlights: Women

April 8, 2022

It's time to recall some amazing performances from women in this event. Click!

2022 Worlds Photo Highlights: Men

April 7, 2022

Throwing it back to the great championships in Montpellier two weeks ago, check our highlights from the men's event here!

Meet Olga Mikutina

March 23, 2022

Eighth at her debut Worlds last year, Austrian champion captured our attention and we've followed her journey since. Before she starts her short program later today, get to know her a little bit better in our talk here.

Beijing 2022: before and after

March 20, 2022

During the season we asked various skaters about their Olympic dreams and expectations. Now, a few weeks after the Games, we look back at their answers and check how things went for them in the end. Read here.

Minerva Fabienne Hase and Nolan Seegert: defying all resistances

February 18, 2022

Minerva and Nolan had a rocky road full of ups and downs leading into their first Olympic Games. Read about their decision to move to Russia for training, their Olympic programs and more. Go!

Team Israel talks Olympics

February 17, 2022

Three talks in one: during Israeli Nationals last December we caught up with Alexei, Hailey, Evgeni and Galit, discussed how these two years have been for them and what they expect from Beijing 2022. Click!

Lorenzo Magri: "I'm living my dream"

February 16, 2022

You hear his name more and more often at the big competitions. His students, Italian Daniel Grassl and Poland's Ekaterina Kurakova, qualified for the Games. Learn more about Lorenzo's work, coaching philosophy, his Young Goose Academy and more in our talk here.

The Olympics are a family affair for Loena Hendrickx!

February 15, 2022

That's very special for the 22 year old from Belgium. Hear what else Loena had to say about her Olympic inspiration and what other discipline she was eager to see. Click here to watch the video!

One free dance to the dream: becoming Olympic Champions!

February 14, 2022

We had a little chat with them earlier this season and they told us what makes the Olympics so special for them and which past Olympic moment inspired them. Click here to watch the video!

Tina Garabedian and Simon Proulx-Sénécal: achieving an Olympic dream for Armenia

February 11, 2022

Tina and Simon are the first Armenian figure skaters in 16 years to compete at the Olympic Games. They step on the competition ice shortly in the Rhythm Dance. Find out more about the ice dance duo and their road to Beijing in our in-depth article by Maria here!

Brian Orser: "I always want to be loyal to every skater"

February 9, 2022

He attended countless World Championships and Olympic Games as a skater, and now for many years as one of the most successful coaches of the sport. We talked with Brian about the challenges he and his team had to overcome during the last two years. Enjoy the read!

Lukas Britschgi: "The Olympics are my biggest goal!"

February 8, 2022

23-year-old Lukas is the first Swiss male single skater who has qualified for the Olympics since 2010. He will soon be taking the Beijing ice for the short program, so it's time to get to know him a bit better. Enjoy!

Donovan Carrillo: "The Olympics bring hope for everyone!"

February 7, 2022

Donovan Carrillo's road to Olympics was extremely difficult and equally inspiring. Earlier this season we talked to him about his Olympic dreams and inspirations. Click here to watch the video!

Roman Sadovsky: "I want to be as original as possible"

February 6, 2022

Roman reached his Olympic dream! He already skated twice during the Team event and will perform again in the individual event next week. We talked to Roman earlier this season. Get to know a truly fascinating young man here!

Michal Brezina: "My task at the Olympics is to be a support team for my teammates"

February 4, 2022

Michal and his sister Eliska both take part at these Olympic Games, a parent's dream came true. That, Michal's Olympic ambitions, his last season and a lot more came to the table in this Olympic flag bearer's talk with Titanilla. Click here to read!

Euros 2022 → Beijing 2022

February 1, 2022

Old acquaintances or new faces to know better, check a few stories of European Olympians - about them, their career, their programs - in our new post-Euros article. Click!

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2022

January 30, 2022

If a few years ago someone had told you that the Four Continents would be held in Europe and Daisuke Takahashi would win silver... in ice dance, would you have believed it? Don't miss our story about the second week in Tallinn!

2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Photo Highlights

January 27, 2022

The fight for the Olympic team was beautiful and fierce. Don't miss Olga's photo highlights from Nashville here!

The European Championships 2022
Daily Photos - Gala

January 18, 2022

Gala is always about trying out crazy and creative ideas and costumes and just having fun. We have some highlights for you to enjoy. Click!

Europeans 2022, day four: a defending and a brand new champion

January 16, 2022

Russians still in the lead. The last day of the competition has concluded with two more gold medals going to Russian skaters. With love from Russi... uh.. Tallinn, Titanilla reported once more, read it here!

The European Championships 2022
Daily Photos - Day 3

January 15, 2022

Practices, rhythm dances and medals in men. Check photo highlights of the day 3. Enjoy Iana's photos here!

Europeans 2022, day three: a night of emotions and unmasked smiles

January 15, 2022

An afternoon filled with street dance and an evening filled with jumps. Programs skating with fire and emotions and so much more. Titanilla captures it here!

The European Championships 2022
Daily Photos - Day 2

January 14, 2022

First medallists with the unsurprising Russian sweep in pairs and, suddenly, no expected sweep in women's short. Don't miss Iana's photos from the second day at the Tondiraba Icehall here!

Europeans 2022, day two: Mishina and Galliamov take the crown

January 14, 2022

Amazing performances, nearly flawless programs and a cute little dog. Day two of the Europeans has reached it's conclusion and Titanilla shares her thoughts about it here!

The European Championships 2022
Daily Photos - Day 1

January 13, 2022

Enjoy Iana's photos from the first competitive day in Tallinn: go!

Europeans 2022, day one: Russian dominance

January 13, 2022

Flawless elements, presentation full of passion, mental strength, and last but not least a negative Covid test: the first day of the European Championships in Tallinn started, men and pairs on their way to Gold. Read about it here!

Grand Prix 2021 - NHK Trophy

January 9, 2022

Atsuko attended the Grand Prix held in Tokyo and shares with us a glimpse of the power of the veterans, the freshness of newcomers, the battles between young and old skaters, and the tense situation surrounding the earning of Olympic spots. Enjoy!

"I dream of landing the quad Axel one day" - meet USA's rising star Ilia Malinin

January 4, 2022

US nationals is starting soon and one of the athletes taking part is Ilia Malinin. Time to learn a bit more about him. Judith had a nice chat with him at the junior grand prixs. Click here to read.

2022 Russian Nationals Photo Highlights

December 29, 2021

Nationals in Olympic season are always the hardest. Add to this incredible depth of talent Russian team has. Iana followed all the excitement and drama up-close and shared with us here.

Stéphane Lambiel talks balance, precision and no compromises

December 14, 2021

Earlier this season we caught up with Stéphane to discuss his life during corona, him being "a kind coach" (or not), his dilemma with technology and much more. Check our talk here!

Amber Glenn: "I want to be the best person and role model I can be"

December 8, 2021

We caught up with Amber after Skate America, to talk about her plans, the impetus behind her rise in the rankings over the last few seasons, and the kind of role model she wants to be for other LGBTQ+ skaters. Click!

2021 Rostelecom Cup Photo Highlights

November 28, 2021

The sixth and final event of the Grand Prix series was held in the Olympic city of Sochi. Iana captured it for us. Don't miss her photos here!

NHK Trophy 2021 Daily Photos: Day 2

November 14, 2021

All skaters in first after the short were also awarded the gold medal, and even the other medal colors stayed the same! Yet it was an exciting Saturday in Tokyo, with lots of photo worthy moments. Check out the pics here!!

NHK Trophy 2021 Daily Photos: Day 1

November 14, 2021

Anastasia Mishina/Alexander Galliamov, Victoria Sinitsina/Nikita Katsalapov, Kaori Sakamoto and Shoma Uno took the lead on Friday with the Short Programs and the Rhythm Dance. Mai photographed all excitement for you. Enjoy her photos of the first competition day!

NHK Trophy 2021 Daily Photos: Practice

November 12, 2021

The Grand Prix series moves this weekend to Tokyo, Japan. For some skaters it's still the first GP competition of the season and for others it's already time to fight for the last time for their spot in the final. An exciting weekend it will be for sure! Enjoy Mai's photos of the practice!

Lombardia Trophy 2021 - first Challenger event of the Olympic season and a sweet taste of normality

November 4, 2021

This weekend the Grand Prix series will move to Torino, Italy. Italy also hosted the first Challenger event of the season, the Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo. We look back on the event where many skaters started their season and many fans could experience live skating for the first time in months. Click here to read!

Alysa Liu starts her season with new elegance, confidence

October 28, 2021

Alysa Liu made her senior international debut this summer, winning all three competitions she entered - the Cranberry Cup, the Lombardia Trophy and the Nebelhorn Trophy. We will see her again at Skate Canada this weekend, check our piece about her here!

The 2021 Autumn Classic: sneak peek into the Olympic season

October 21, 2021

The 2021 Autumn Classic International was held in Pierrefonds (Montréal), Québec in mid-September and gave us a sneak peek into what we might expect this season. Check out highlights and stories behind here!

Photo Album: 2021 Junior Grand Prix Courchevel

October 1, 2021

With the penultimate event of the series underway in Poland we throw it back to the first one in Courchevel. On and off ice moments, kiss and cry, victory ceremonies, you will find them all here!

Gabriele Frangipani: "Daniel, Matteo and I all learn from each other"

September 22, 2021

Tomorrow the Nebelhorn Trophy 2021 starts, where lots of skaters will do a last attempt to get their Olympic spot. Italian Gabriele is not one of those skaters, yet he will start his season here, just like he did last year. Judith had a nice chat with him, enjoy reading it here!

2021 Worlds tidbits

August 12, 2021

Strange season led to strange Worlds, with "bubble" rules, no audience, and virtual work for journalists. In our article we recall Stockholm 2021 and reflect on how the coming season will look like. Check it here!

Denis Ten. In memoriam

July 19, 2021

Today, on the three year anniversary of Denis Ten's tragic death, we reminisce about him and his career, going over the materials we published and social media posts he wrote. Read here.

Photo Album: 2021 Channel One Trophy

July 11, 2021

In February the Russian Federation held a team event in Moscow with their top skaters in every discipline. Iana took her camera and went as well, you can check out her lovely photos here!

Photo Album: 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

June 23, 2021

To celebrate Olympic Day we recall Lausanne 2020 with never-before-seen photo highlights taken on and off the ice. Enjoy them here!

Josefin TaljegÄrd: "I'm really excited about the next season"

May 24, 2021

Swedish Josefin caught the eye of many skating fans due to her artistic skates at the World Championships. Already a 3 time national medallist, it's time to get to know her better. Enjoy!

Challenge Cup 2021: A very special and emotional event

April 26, 2021

The Challenge Cup in The Hague was the first event after a long, long time for many European figure skaters and the last qualifying option for Worlds. Judith tells about her very special experience at this event. Go!


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