Category Archives: THROUGH THE LENS

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…

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

Alena Kostornaia, Anna Shcherbakova and Alexandra Trusova have been dominating the skating world this season – their first season in seniors – and there were no doubts they would conquer the podium at 2020 Europeans…

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…