European Figure Skating Championships

2020 European Championships: Russia Dominates In Graz

The 2020 European Championships in Graz, Austria came to a conclusion yesterday with skaters representing Russia winning all four titles for the first time since 2006. (more…)

2020 European Championships: We Need To Talk About Kevin

The 2020 European Figure Skating Championships started yesterday with a big shock when France’s Kevin Aymoz failed to qualify for the men’s free skating. (more…)

Ziegler and Kiefer: Dreaming Bigger

By Hiro Yoshida

The sudden death of their coach last season made for difficult times for Austria’s Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer. Less than twelve months on and with a European Championships on home soil looming on the horizon, the pairs team are looking towards the future and fulfilling the ambition he instilled in them. (more…)

2019 European Figure Skating Championships: Minsk Milestones

The European Figure Skating Championships came to Minsk, Belarus for the first time in its history and the competition is one that will be remembered for a long time due to some record breaking feats. (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…)

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…)

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…)

2015 Europeans Recap – Men

If you had told anybody five years ago that Spain would have a three times in a row European figure skating champion, most people would have asked you if you were feeling alright. Yet here we are in 2015 and Javier Fernandez has captured his third consecutive European title, a feat that skaters like Alexei Urmanov, Ilia Kulik, Alexei Yagudin, Evgeni Plushenko or Brian Joubert were not able to accomplish. In fact, the last time there was a threepeat in the men’s event the Soviet Union still existed as a country when Alexander Fadeev won in Birmingham in 1989. The similiarities between Fernandez and Fadeev’s streaks continue in that they began in a pre-Olympic season and neither skater was able to collect a medal at the Olympics themselves with both finishing up in 4th place. Fernandez still has the opportunity to change that.

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