Author Archives: Florentina Tone

One, two, three, bend! One, two, three, stretch! A (photo) journey into 2019 Internationaux de France

Among (so) many other stories, this is the Grand Prix event that saw the debut of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron’s new programs (along with the amazement that followed) – but, also, the golden debut…

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

You know what? Even Matt Bellamy, lead singer of Muse, congratulated Alexandra for her win at Skate Canada, three quads landed, thanking the 15-year-old for using one of his songs, “Pray (High Valyrian)”, in her…

2019 Finlandia Trophy: the girl with the unicorns and the triple Axel

You’ll have to agree with us: Alena Kostornaia’s triple Axel is a beauty. And Alena’s Axel, and her overall presence – a blend of power, elegance and grace (just look at the picture above) –…

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 medalist, Winter Universiade champion, first Italian male skater to win a medal in the senior Grand Prix circuit (2018 NHK Trophy). And so the expectations…

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

No, not really – and we’re telling you what happened in Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, during the first Grand Prix event of the season, 2019 Skate America. We start with the “firsts” – the…