Category Archives: 2016 Finlandia Trophy

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…

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva: “This season I want to get that confident feeling when performing my programs”

I’m meeting Liza Tuktamysheva on a sunny Autumn morning, in the skaters’ official hotel in Espoo, during this year’s edition of Finlandia Trophy. This Challenger Series event has been her second competition of the season,…

Training mates Chen and Chan – gold and silver at 2016 Finlandia Trophy

Even if with a full month delay, we are bringing you the photo stories of the men’s event in Espoo, one that was highlighted by the presence of the three-time World champion Patrick Chan, in…

Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin: tango to the fingertips. The photo story of the ice dancing event at Finlandia Trophy

You knew they had it in them: the talent, the potential, the technical proficiency. But we only noticed the spark with this season’s set of programs: Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin chose blues and hip…

Patrick Chan: “I am going to be a different skater this year”

Patrick Chan announced earlier in May that he would make his debut for the 2016/17 pre-Olympic season in Espoo, competing at the local Challenger Series event, Finlandia Trophy. And here I am in Espoo, at…