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.
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.
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…)