Author Archives: Florentina Tone

Colours of the Europeans: the light, the glam, the silence

We’ll start with the end: the pairs event at this year’s edition of the Europeans was a treat, a thing of beauty; by the second day of competition in Ostravar Arena, the audience had already…

Colours of the Europeans: two doves in Ostravar Arena

…and not just any kind of doves, but those doves Pablo Picasso used to watch as a child, in Plaza de la Merced, in Málaga, from the windows of his family’s apartment. Later on, he…

Carolina Kostner’s comeback: the heart, the joy, the journey

Looking for a leit-motif of Carolina Kostner’s presence at the Europeans? Well, look no more: it is the heart. The big, red heart in the generous banner hanging in the arena („We love Carolina”), the…

The time of mittens has come

With Europe literally under the snow, it might be the best time to turn to those wonderful mittens the medalists of Finlandia Trophy in Espoo receive every year – and relive their joy while being…

“Captain Zebra” and “philosopher Vasiljevs” – a story told by Stéphane Lambiel and Deniss Vasiljevs

This interview? You’ll love it. As you’ll love them, Deniss Vasiljevs and Stéphane Lambiel, student and coach, sitting shoulder to shoulder around a table in Moscow, during this year’s edition of Rostelecom Cup, and answering…