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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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