Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron: “We are going for the gold and we really believe in that goal”

A keen, palpable sense of anticipation surrounded Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron’s return to competitive ice, after what has been the longest pause between events they’ve ever experienced. But don’t be fooled by words like…

PHOTOS. Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron: the Olympic programs

What is this? A photo-journey into the long-anticipated return of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron to competitive ice. With their last event in Graz, at 2020 Europeans, followed by l’année blanche, 2020-2021, with no competitions…

Dmitri Aliev: “Fate has gifted me with figure skating”

It was fate – he says, when talking about his skating journey. A phone call the family received from coach Evgeni Rukavicin in Saint Petersburg. Dmitri Aliev was 13 at the time, living with his…

Charlène Guignard and Marco Fabbri. Believers. Fighters. Doers.

You’ll notice a word repeating in this detailed conversation with Italy’s Charlène Guignard and Marco Fabbri. “We had to fight since the very beginning… It hasn’t been the easiest career, but somehow we managed to…

Brian Orser’s story with the Europeans. And a conversation about his European skaters, old & new

This interview was meant to be about Brian Orser’s own journey at the Europeans. After all, he’s been a part of it for almost a decade now, their histories intersect – Brian travelled with Spain’s…

EVENTS

Stéphane Lambiel: “Do it. Show us your colours!”

Stéphane Lambiel: “Do it. Show us your colours!”

This wonderfully talented skater turned into a great coach has always been a joy to interview. And 2020 Europeans were no exception…

Photo-stories from Graz (Part Four): the ladies event

Alena Kostornaia, Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova have been dominating…

Photo-stories from Graz (Part Three): the ice dancing event

Europe crowned its new ice dance champions in January, when…

Photo-stories from Graz (Part Two): the pairs event

The winner(s) take it all, the song says – and…

FEATURES

2020 Europeans: golden competition for the Russian skaters

2020 Europeans: golden competition for the Russian skaters

Towards the end of the championships a joke made its way into the press room of Steiermarkhalle, the arena hosting the 2020…

2019 Skate Canada: quad-queen Alexandra Trusova debuts with a bang

You know what? Even Matt Bellamy, lead singer of Muse,…

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

No, not really – and we’re telling you what happened…

INTERVIEWS

Sara Hurtado, Kirill Khaliavin on their flamenco with a contemporary twist: “We found something special”

Sara Hurtado, Kirill Khaliavin on their flamenco with a contemporary twist: “We found something special”

In their fourth season as a team, Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin decided once again to challenge themselves with one of Antonio…

Skating prodigy Andrei Kutovoi dreams of the Olympics

You might have noticed him during the Junior Grand Prix…

Matteo Rizzo: “The goal has to be high — if not, you’re not going to improve”

21-year-old Matteo Rizzo enters this season as a European bronze…

Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sørensen: “This season we aim high”

interview by Florentina Tone/Bergamo So many things have changed since…

THROUGH THE LENS

Photo-stories from Graz (Part One): the men’s event

Photo-stories from Graz (Part One): the men’s event

You know the outcome of the competition – Dmitri Aliev stood atop of the podium at this year’s edition of the Europeans,…