Category Archives: THROUGH THE LENS

„Gli Azzurri”, ready for the Europeans

A generous Italian squad, made of no less than 14 skaters, is heading to Minsk, Belarus, to this year’s edition of the Europeans in an attempt to bring back medals: three dance teams, two pairs,…

Kaori Sakamoto: the coming of age

When you hear the name “Kaori Sakamoto”, what would come to your mind first? Her huge jumps? Her incredible speed across the ice? Her wonderful feel for the music? Or her joyful face after delivering…

Through the lens: Yuzuru Hanyu in Helsinki. A season that started like no other

With the injury on his right ankle, Yuzuru Hanyu’s current season looks like a carbon copy of his previous one. Except it isn’t. Yuzuru won his first Grand Prix event in Helsinki, entered the second…

Russian skaters, good as gold in Finlandia Trophy

If this were poker, that would be a “four of a kind” situation – with Russian skaters taking all gold on the table at this year’s edition of CS Finlandia Trophy. And one of the…

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…