Author Archives: Florentina Tone

Jason Brown: “I’m still scratching the surface of my potential”

This right here, Jason trusting there’s so much more he can offer to the world of skating, was the exact motivator of his coaching change last summer; of him leaving a world of familiarities and…

„Gli Azzurri”, ready for the Europeans

A generous Italian squad, made of no less than 14 skaters, is heading to Minsk, Belarus, to this year’s edition of the Europeans in an attempt to bring back medals: three dance teams, two pairs,…

Kaori Sakamoto: the coming of age

When you hear the name “Kaori Sakamoto”, what would come to your mind first? Her huge jumps? Her incredible speed across the ice? Her wonderful feel for the music? Or her joyful face after delivering…

Through the lens: Yuzuru Hanyu in Helsinki. A season that started like no other

With the injury on his right ankle, Yuzuru Hanyu’s current season looks like a carbon copy of his previous one. Except it isn’t. Yuzuru won his first Grand Prix event in Helsinki, entered the second…

Brian Orser: “As a mature skater, you’re not gonna win every competition. Pick your battles”

No doubt about it: interviewing Brian Orser is always a precious, insightful experience, a door opened to his mind and work philosophy. And this particular conversation, taking place in Moscow, during this year’s edition of…