Monthly Archives: January 2016

2016 Europeans: a photo recap of the ladies’ short program

No better preparation for the ladies’ free skate tonight than a (photo)recap of the previous event: here they are, some of the ladies in Bratislava, skating their short programs. Photos by Natasha Ponarina. Evgenia Medvedeva…

Creating magic at 2016 Europeans: Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron

Since 2016 Europeans are their first international competition this season, we start our (photo) campaign from Bratislava with the European and World champions en titre, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. Their short dance is set…

Sara Hurtado: “I’m not done with skating”

For the most part, this is the radiography of a break-up. A break-up that shook (and shocked) the skating world last October, when Sara Hurtado announced on her facebook page that she and Adrià Díaz…

Camilla Gjersem: “My twin sister and I never quarrel about figure skating”

Some years ago, at Crystal Skate of Romania, a local coach went to say Hi! to Anne Line, only to find out she was her twin sister, Camilla. And, surely, this happened more than once…

Johnny Weir: “I know how hard figure skating is, how difficult it is to put your life in front of thousands of people and judges”

To Johnny Weir, Russia seems to be almost a second homeland, and Russian language itself, a second skin – so spending the winter holidays in Moscow, in between two performances of the show “Snow King…