Germany

Mari Vartmann & Ruben Blommaert – “We are always having fun”

By Hiro Yoshida

While the fortunes of German pairs skating have risen and fallen constantly over the past few decades, it looks like things are on the upswing again with Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot taking bronze at the 2016 World Championships after a long and hard fought battle to be granted permission to skate internationally. While Savchenko and Massot made the headlines, another new German pair quietly made a promising international debut last season.

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Robin Szolkowy: “Everything that’s in my head I want to give the young teams”

To say that Robin Szolkowy was surprised to be offered a position working with the coach of the team who he had battled with on the ice over the course of the four seasons leading up to the Sochi Olympics would be an understatement.

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