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.
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…)
A newfound stability in their lives has seen Nicole Della Monica (29) and Matteo Guarise (30) reap the rewards on the ice. Having already achieved their main objective for this season, the Italian pair are looking forward to competing again next week at the World Championships in Saitama, Japan. (more…)
The last six months has seen Jason Brown (24) embark on the biggest change of his skating career. As he heads to the United States National Championships in Detroit, Michigan, he explains why what happens this week does not matter so much to him in the grand scheme of things. (more…)
Russian ladies have dominated on the European stage in recent times with very few skaters on the continent able to challenge them. However, Alexia Paganini (17) might be the one to give them a run for their money. (more…)