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Photo Album: 2023 NHK Trophy

December 7, 2023

And last but not least, right on cue before the Grand Prix Final kicks off - some beautiful memories captured by Kasumi in Osaka. Check them here!

Photo Album: 2023 Cup of China

December 3, 2023

We continue with our photo memories toward the Grand Prix Final. This time, Iana reminds us of the cool, the tense, and the exciting scenes from Chongqing. Click!

Photo Album: 2023 Skate Canada International

November 30, 2023

Toward the Grand Prix Final next week, in the coming days, we'll be recalling beautiful moments from Grand Prix events where our teams worked and reported from. And we start with Skate Canada here!

Yelim Kim: "I just love this sport, that's why I keep going"

November 22, 2023

We continue our series about Team Korea. Iana caught up with Yelim Kim to discuss her experience at Cup of China, what motivates her to keep improving year by year, and more. Check out the interview here!

Behind Chaeyeon Kim's first senior Grand Prix medal

November 17, 2023

Having secured a silver at Skate Canada, Chaeyeon has the chance to qualify for the Grand Prix Final this weekend in Espoo. Keep fingers crossed for her and don't miss our talk here!

Junhwan Cha: "I will come back strong"

November 16, 2023

A few days ago, it was announced that Junhwan Cha had decided to withdraw from his second Grand Prix event. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope this interview, conducted in Vancouver, brings some positive emotions to those upset by the news. Click!

2023 Cup of China Photo Highlights

November 12, 2023

We gathered all our social media coverage from this weekend into one photo gallery, just for you not to miss Iana's wonderful photos. Check them here!

2023 Nebelhorn Trophy Photo Highlights

November 8, 2023

Joy and Reut share some beautiful memories from one of our favourite events of the season. Check the highlights gallery here!

Catching up with Team USA

November 3, 2023

Lucas Broussard, Valentina Plazas, and Maximiliano Fernandez will compete at the Grand Prix events this and next weekends. We caught up with them earlier this season to talk about their programs, costumes, challenges and more. Click!

Going in-depth with Koshiro Shimada

October 30, 2023

Reut caught up with the 2022 Japanese national silver medalist to discuss his early experiences in Champéry, the ups and downs of the 2022/23 season, his new programs, and, of course, "One Piece". Don't miss their talk here!

Stéphane Lambiel: "Nothing is mathematical!"

October 23, 2023

About the creation of "Poeta", his project with Guillaume Cizeron and a new show in Champéry next summer - read all this and more in our new interview with Stéphane!

Japan Open 2023

October 16, 2023

Exciting team event returned to Saitama Super Arena at the beginning of October. And Ayaka was there to tell you the story. Read it here!

Catching up with Gerli Liinamäe, Gabriele Frangipani

October 13, 2023

Gerli and Gabriele are competing this weekend at the ISU CS Budapest Trophy. We had the opportunity to talk to them earlier this season, during the Nebelhorn Trophy and Nepela Memorial, respectively (with a special guest appearance by Stéphane Lambiel). Click!

2023 Japan Open Photo Highlights

October 11, 2023

Our social media coverage from Japan Open and some more - in the highlights album here!

Photo Album: 2023 Autumn Classic International

October 6, 2023

Recalling beautiful moments captured by Krystal in Montreal earlier this season. Don't miss our new photo album. Click!

Boyang Jin: "This competition proves that we are on the right track"

October 2, 2023

After a tough 2022/23 season Boyang Jin made a strong start at the 2023 CS Autumn Classic International. Krystal caught up with him in Montreal, check their talk here.

Alexia Paganini: a season to slay

September 21, 2023

After a tough season Alexia Paganini returns to the competitions, refreshed and ready to slay. Don't miss Reut's talk with her here!

Photo Album: 2023 Stars on Ice - Canada

August 18, 2023

Before we embark on the new season next week, here's a little flashback from the off-season fun: a collection of photos taken by Debi during the "Stars on Ice" 2023 tour in Canada. Check here!

Photo Album: 2022 Stars on Ice - Canada

April 27, 2023

And one more throwback ahead of "Stars on Ice" 2023 tour which starts tomorrow: Debi's photos from last year's shows in Toronto and Hamilton! Check them in this gallery.

"Stars on Ice" returns, showcases the diverse styles of professional skating

April 25, 2023

As the 2023 CSOI tour is set to open this Friday, don't miss Anna's report from last year's "Stars on Ice" tour in the US and Canada: here.

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