Until we get to the bigger stories and exclusive interviews for Inside Skating – yes, this is meant to be a teaser – we’re bringing you some more photo recaps from Rostelecom Cup; all the following pictures were taken on November 3rd. Don’t expect this to be an extensive photo story though – it’s more a mosaic of gestures, faces, expressions, just like the mosaic of colors in Megasport Arena in Moscow.
Focused, serious, as if nothing could disturb him: Shoma Uno during practice in Moscow
Elladj Baldé during practice in Moscow
America’s Max Aaron
Ari Zakarian, Plushenko’s manager, taking a selfie with the choreographer Rohene Ward
In the forefront, Latvia’s Angelina Kuchvalska
Focus on Anna Pogorilaya, talking on the phone
November 3rd was also the day Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje showed off, for the first time this season, their costumes for the Michael Jackson short dance; and what a great set of costumes this is.
Their MJ routine: all gestures, nuances, energy
A pair of bold hands in the air, red lipstick and an earring in intriguing shape – there’s huge attention to details in this short dance, and this photo captures beautifully the intensity of the moment.
No better photo to play this game: who do you recognize in this colorful snapshot? We’ll give you a helping hand: Tiffany Zahorski, Jonathan Guerreiro, Alexander Smirnov, Alisa Agafonova…
Charlène Guignard and Marco Fabbri while practicing their free dance to music from Tchaikovski’s „Nutcracker”
Pair skater Alexei Rogonov in the arena, alongside Sergei Komolov, the choreographer of the pair Astakhova/Rogonov
Japan’s Kanako Murakami
America’s Courtney Hicks
Armenia’s Anastasia Galustyan
Anastasia, alongside father and coach Georgy Galustyan
Japan’s Yura Matsuda
China’s Zijun Li, taking advice from her team; among advisers one can easily recognize Alexei Mishin
Italy’s Roberta Rodeghiero
Roberta at the boards, alongside coaches Franca Bianconi and Rosanna Murante
2016 Rostelecom Cup in photos: pairs draw and practice
2016 Rostelecom Cup: the draw for the ladies and men’s SP. A photo story.
Defining moments of Skate America – in photos