Interviews

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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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…)

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…)

Mari Vartmann & Ruben Blommaert – “We are always having fun”

By Hiro Yoshida

While the fortunes of German pairs skating have risen and fallen constantly over the past few decades, it looks like things are on the upswing again with Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot taking bronze at the 2016 World Championships after a long and hard fought battle to be granted permission to skate internationally. While Savchenko and Massot made the headlines, another new German pair quietly made a promising international debut last season.

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