Interviews

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…)

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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…)

Chock and Bates: Finding Strength and Love Through Adversity

By Hiro Yoshida

After finishing second at the 2015 World Championships and backing that up with a World bronze in 2016, most observers expected Madison Chock and Evan Bates to be on or close to the podium at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. However, things did not go to plan for the Americans and, as they embark on another Olympic cycle, they reflect on what turned out to be a trying season that made the bonds between them even stronger. (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…)