Category Archives: FEATURES

Farewell, Mao Asada. Farewell and Thank You

April 10, 2017: Mao Asada announces official retirement from competitive skating. In just a couple of sentences on her website, she ends a fruitful career that spanned over 15 years – she won the Japanese…

Colours of the Europeans: from Ondrej Nepela to Javier Fernández

If you’re looking for the champion, you came to the right place: we’re in Ostravar Arena, on January 28, and Javier Fernández has just been crowned European champion for the fifth time in a row…

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…