Author Archives: Florentina Tone

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

Europe crowned its new ice dance champions in January, when Russia’s Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov had the skates of their lives in Steiermarkhalle, the arena hosting 2020 Europeans, and outscored Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume…

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

The winner(s) take it all, the song says – and the three Russian pairs travelling to Graz did take all set of medals on the table. In their second Europeans, after the bronze medal last…

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, surrounded by teammate Artur Danielian (silver) and Georgia’s Morisi Kvitelashvili (bronze). And while…

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 Europeans – it was as if we’d been a part of the Russian…

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 Najarro’s bold choreographies – this time, in a reinterpretation of flamenco: they skate…