Author Archives: Florentina Tone

2018 Nebelhorn Trophy: a picture-perfect start of the season for the ladies’ Olympic champion

16-year-old Alina Zagitova was supposed to start her season in Bratislava, at “Ondrej Nepela” Trophy – but due to a bureacratic setback she ended up highlighting the anniversary edition of Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf. One…

When skating meets history, meets music: Opera on Ice 2018

Piazza degli Scacchi, the heart of the medieval city Marostica, was this year’s host of Opera on Ice, a spectacular show born in Arena di Verona in 2011. Featuring wonderful champions and glorious live music…

10 years with D10. A tribute to elegance

This is a journey into Denis Ten’s career, into his 10 years of presence on senior stage. From the very serious teenager that he was, tough, determined, stubborn even – to the bright, carefree and…

The cat, the prince, the history-maker

This was supposed to be written during Denis’ lifetime. At the end of his competitive career or, better even, at the start of every generous project he was going to embark on. Because Denis Ten…

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…