Interviews

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…)

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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…)

Maria Sotskova: “I don’t have any room for mistakes”

By Marina Lee

The abundance of female figure skating talent that Russia has been blessed with in recent years has lead many to overlook Maria Sotskova. However, her consistent results over the past two seasons as a senior have proved that she is a fierce competitor. At the Russian National Figure Skating Championships in St. Petersburg this weekend, she will once more be searching for two performances to take her closer to a spot at next February’s Olympic Games. (more…)

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…)

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…)