Figure Skating

Della Monica and Guarise Find Strength Through Stability

By Hiro Yoshida

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…)

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Jason Brown: “I Know I Am Capable Of More”

By Hiro Yoshida

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…)

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…)

Misha Ge Finds Balance between Artistry and Athleticism

By Hiro Yoshida

Skater. Choreographer. Actor. Dancer. Model. Designer. Misha Ge has, at the age of 25, already a lot of feathers in his cap. Born in Russia and raised in China, the skater from Uzbekistan calls the United States of America home these days. Now a veteran in skating terms, he nevertheless keeps challenging himself. (more…)