Tag Archives: Mao Asada

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…

Defining moments of Skate America – in photos

A bun, a mystery tale, a sparkling dress – a pair of shoulders moving rhythmically to Eurythmics. A blue skate, some electro swing, a sleeveless T-shirt and enthusiastic screams. A buttery, lavender flow, a Rhapsody…

The ladies’ event in Espoo, a preview of the Worlds in Helsinki

In the press conference after the free skate in Espoo, Russia’s Anna Pogorilaya summarized it beautifully: “To compete against such great skaters here, that’s already a very good lesson”. And the truth is the last…

Intriguing and addictive: Mao Asada’s programs for this season

For the first couple of seconds you only hear the cameras’ shutter buttons being pressed, and the piano. And see a feathery, black dress twirling and twizzling, and running away with your attention. Just like…

2016 Ice Legends. Second Act: a marathon of masterpieces. A photo story

Stéphane Lambiel’s Ice Legends: A Midspring Night’s Dream 2016 Ice Legends. Act One: Let yourself be amazed. A photo story On paper, the program for the second act looks utterly amazing – and no other…