Author: europeonice

Carolina Kostner Resets Her Goals

By Hiro Yoshida

No-one in figure skating would have been surprised if Carolina Kostner had decided to hang up her skates following the 2014 Olympics. The much-admired Italian had fulfilled all the promise she had shown since competing in the junior ranks by winning a World Championship title in 2012, five European golds and claiming Olympic bronze in Sochi three years ago. (more…)

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2017/2018 Grand Prix Assignments Unveiled

Following the World Championships in Helsinki earlier this year and a few weeks of speculation, the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating assignments were announced on Friday afternoon. The scene for the opening act of the 2017/2018 Olympic season has now been set. (more…)

Alexander Samarin – Moving On Up

By H. Olenina

At the 2017 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Alexander Samarin capped off his career in the junior ranks with a bronze medal. As the Russian becomes a fully fledged senior skater next season, he reflects on his season and looks forward on where life on the ice has taken him thus far. (more…)

Kiira Korpi Finds New Joy In Skating

By Hiro Yoshida

When she competed as part of a golden generation of Finnish female figure skaters, Kiira Korpi struggled through the latter years of her career with injuries. While her name will not be on the entry list at this week’s World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland, she will be involved in a number of ways. (more…)

Stars of Tomorrow Shine at Junior Worlds

The ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships once again saw the best junior skaters in the world battle it out for top honours. Taipei City, Taiwan was the stage for some superb performances that point to a bright future for skating. (more…)

Quad Almighty at Four Continents

The 2017 Four Continents Championships held this week in Gangneung, South Korea served as the test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in 12 months time. There was no shortage of thrilling performances in this year’s championships. (more…)

Misha Ge Finds Balance between Artistry and Athleticism

By Hiro Yoshida

Skater. Choreographer. Actor. Dancer. Model. Designer. Misha Ge has, at the age of 25, already a lot of feathers in his cap. Born in Russia and raised in China, the skater from Uzbekistan calls the United States of America home these days. Now a veteran in skating terms, he nevertheless keeps challenging himself. (more…)