European Figure Skating Championships

Sarah Meier: The Perfect Ending

By Hiro Yoshida

Sometimes fairy tales do happen. Ten years ago, today, the stage for one of skating’s greatest Happily Ever Afters was the bitterly cold PostFinance Arena at the European Figure Skating Championships in Bern, Switzerland and Sarah Meier was our Cinderella.

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Frozen In Time: A Look Back At 2011 Europeans

By Hiro Yoshida

The 2011 European Figure Skating Championships in Bern, Switzerland that took place exactly a decade ago this week were an unforgettable competition for a variety of reasons. Ten years on the memories are still vivid for those of us who attended.

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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…)