Stockholm 2021 Preview: World’s Top Skaters Vie For Global Honours And Olympic Spots

By Hiro Yoshida

After no World Championships in 2020, a World Championships like no other before it will take place this week in Stockholm, Sweden.


Brian Joubert: No Limits In New Coaching Career

By Hiro Yoshida

After finishing with competitive skating in 2014, Brian Joubert embarked on a career of coaching the next generation of skaters, fulfilling a long-held dream. As he prepares his students for the French national championships later this month, he talks about his past on the ice and his new life behind the boards. (more…)

Skate Canada: Highlights From Kelowna

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Skate Canada in Kelowna, British Columbia over the weekend turned up the heat on the skating season up a couple of notches. Here is what stood out for us from the event. (more…)

Skate America: Four Highlights From Las Vegas

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Skate America took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada and here is what stood out for us at the first Grand Prix event of the 2019/2020 season. (more…)

Ode To Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf is not the easiest place to get to if you want to see some skating. If you land at Munich Airport, it is a three hour trek by (very efficient) German public transport which after a long or an early (or both) flight is not the most appealing thing to face. Yet for 51 years in a row at the end of September, the great and the good of the skating world have travelled in large numbers to this idyllic Alpine town for the Nebelhorn Trophy. (more…)

Aleksei Krasnozhon: “Skating Is My Whole Life”

By Miwako Nagata
It has been more than eight months since 2017 United States national junior champion Aleksei Krasnozhon (18) withdrew from the 2018 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria last March due to a sprain in his right ankle. A fall on a quadruple Salchow, the first jump in his free skate, prevented him from continuing despite having a strong shot to take the World Junior title as he held a comfortable lead after the short programme.


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…)