Author Archives: Florentina Tone

The sudden, absurd death of a brilliant skater. The world says goodbye to Denis Ten

The skater who brought Olympic fame to Kazakhstan by winning the country’s first ever Olympic medal in figure skating – bronze in Sochi, in 2014 – lost his life on July 19, 2018, on the…

Europe, embrace your new talent: Italy’s Matteo Rizzo

The season before the Olympics, Matteo was a thinnish young man making his World debut in Helsinki – and visiting, on the last day of the event, the cathedrals of the city without having to…

Canada’s Keegan Messing has his eye on the quad Axel

“…I built a downhill ice course in my backyard, complete with jump. And I wasn’t suppose to jump until after Worlds, but I couldn’t resist, and I jumped it, and put it on tape. If…

A journey through Carolina Kostner’s emotions at 2018 Worlds: “4th place is bitter, but it doesn’t define who I am, it doesn’t define my career”

In the press conference room in Milan, at the end of the ladies event, the effervescence among the medalists, the media is really palpable, and rightfully so: Kaetlyn Osmond has just won the first World…

Gabriella Papadakis, Guillaume Cizeron: “Listen to the music. It’s not something easy or obvious to do, but it’s beautiful, uplifting and really inspiring”

This interview with Gabriella and Guillaume is like a Polaroid picture of their season. You can see in it the joy and the relief of finding the perfect music for the free dance, and even…