Category Archives: INTERVIEWS

In focus: Julia Sauter and Ana Sofia Beschea, Romania’s skaters at 2024 Europeans

This will be Julia Sauter’s 7th Europeans – and Ana Sofia Beschea’s first. The 26-year old and the 19-year old are representing Romania at this year’s edition of the Europeans, in Kaunas, Lithuania – and…

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: “Going into this year, the focus was: Find joy”

On the ice, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are some of the most flamboyant skaters out there. Portraying their characters to the fingertips, being one with them as soon as they step on the ice,…

Bruno Marcotte on Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara: “What really sets them apart is the lightning that happens when they skate together”

We’re talking to Bruno Marcotte literally 15 minutes after his students, Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara, had been crowned Grand Prix Final champions in Olympic Palavela in Torino, Italy. Little after their relieved reaction in…

Get to know Romania’s Julia Sauter. A strong-willed, self-made skater

Two weeks before 2023 Europeans in Espoo, Julia Sauter had some roller coaster days to deal with. Emotional ones, with high highs and low lows, but some that finished with a smile in Otopeni, Romania,…