Interviews

Kévin Aymoz: “My dream is not to be the champion”

By Hiro Yoshida

This season has seen Kévin Aymoz make huge strides on the world stage, but the Frenchman is more focused on how he makes those who watch him skate feel. (more…)

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Fear and Gibson Dancing To Their Own Beat

By Hiro Yoshida

Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson have captured the imaginations of skating fans and judges alike this season with their performances. The British duo make their third appearance at a World Championships in Saitama, Japan next week and are all set to step onto their biggest stage yet. (more…)

Della Monica and Guarise Find Strength Through Stability

By Hiro Yoshida

A newfound stability in their lives has seen Nicole Della Monica (29) and Matteo Guarise (30) reap the rewards on the ice. Having already achieved their main objective for this season, the Italian pair are looking forward to competing again next week at the World Championships in Saitama, Japan. (more…)

Papadakis and Cizeron: A Special Rendezvous

By Hiro Yoshida

This week sees Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron go for a potentially record-breaking fifth consecutive European title in Minsk, Belarus. It would be a feat never achieved by any ice dance team in the history of the championships, but for the French ice dance is about more than medals or points. (more…)

Jason Brown: “I Know I Am Capable Of More”

By Hiro Yoshida

The last six months has seen Jason Brown (24) embark on the biggest change of his skating career. As he heads to the United States National Championships in Detroit, Michigan, he explains why what happens this week does not matter so much to him in the grand scheme of things. (more…)

Daniel Samohin: “Competition Is Important”

By Hiro Yoshida

Since winning the World Junior title in 2016, Daniel Samohin’s career has been full of highs and lows. With his first major test of 2019 coming up at this week’s European Championships in Minsk, Belarus, he is looking to finally fulfil the promise he showed in the junior ranks. (more…)

Gilles and Poirier: “Anything Is Possible With The Right Material”

By Seán Gillis

After the heartbreak of narrowly missing out on qualifying for the Olympics in 2014, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier laid those demons to rest when they competed in PyeongChang in February of this year. While for many skaters an Olympic appearance might be the ultimate goal, the Canadians are setting their sights even higher for the season ahead. (more…)

Tim Dolensky: Looking Back and Forward

By Miwako Nagata

After participating in several summer competitions, Timothy Dolensky (26) of the United States, travelled to Europe to compete at Lombardia Trophy in Bergamo, Italy earlier this month. He was accompanied by his new coach, Daniil Barantsev, who also choreographed his new short program to “Spark” by Amber Run. Dolensky moved to Texas from his hometown of Atlanta in the spring of 2017 mainly for the opportunity to train alongside other top-level international skaters, but also work to with coaches Peter and Darlene Cain. Europe On Ice got the opportunity to interview him during the Lombardia Trophy on how his coaching change came about, what his goals are for the season and his plans for after his competitive career. (more…)