Category Archives: FEATURES

Ode to skating, ode to Carolina Kostner

This week in Moscow, Carolina Kostner enters the 14th Europeans of her career – she made her senior debut in Malmö, Sweden, in 2003, skating to “Variations on the Canon in D” by George Winston.…

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to experience Yuzuru Hanyu’s greatness

Yuzuru’s routine to Prince might not have been the best short program of the men’s event in terms of scores, but it was clearly the program of the day, of the Championships maybe, in terms…

Wenjing Sui, Cong Han – and a statement of love

There’s happy, coloured laughter on the pairs podium at 2017 Worlds: Bruno Massot and Vladimir Morozov look at each other, and decide to lift Cong Han in the air – so that people in the…

#TheCave. My ode to practice rinks

Simple as that: the practice rink at 2017 Worlds, aka #TheCave, holds some of my best memories from the week in Helsinki – so I decided to honor it in a story. Can you blame…

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…