Wakaba Higuchi: Another Journey Begins

By Hiro Yoshida

After narrowly missing out on a place at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, Japan’s Wakaba Higuchi has now set her sights on Beijing in four years’ time and will start on that road this week at the World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy. (more…)


Jorik and Loena Hendrickx: Sharing An Olympic Dream

By Hiro Yoshida

Although Belgium’s Jorik and Loena Hendrickx are the only siblings competing in the singles events at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, their paths to South Korea took very different trajectories. (more…)

Denis Ten: “Korea Is Not A Foreign Place For Me”

By Hiro Yoshida

Since winning the bronze medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Denis Ten has endured four years of highs and lows in competition and battled with injury. As he approaches his third Olympics in his ancestral homeland, the Kazakhstani skater has more on his mind than merely winning a medal. (more…)

Low Key Four Continents Makes History

While many of leading skaters chose to skip this year’s Four Continents Figure Skating Championships so close to the PyeongChang Olympic Games next month, there was plenty of high level skating in Taipei City which hosted the 20th edition of the event. (more…)

James and Ciprès: C’est Something

By Hiro Yoshida

Last season was when it all finally came together for Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès. After achieving their long-stated goal of medalling at the European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the French pair matched their best-ever finish at a World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland. One year on from their European breakthrough, they are back on the same stage and aiming even higher. (more…)

Cain And LeDuc: Finding That Perfect Moment

By Hiro Yoshida

Later this week, Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc will be among several pairs vying for what will be the United States of America’s lone spot at the 2018 PyeongChang. In just their second season as a team, the Americans have their sights set on fulfilling their Olympic dreams in South Korea next month. (more…)