Elizaveta Ukolova: "The most important thing is to enjoy what I'm doing"
December 13, 2013
Last weekend she competed in Dortmund, at the NRW Trophy, and we hope to see her in Czech Nationals next week. Titi made sure we got to know her better. Read here!
Olga Beständigová and Ilhan Mansiz: "Our message is to encourage people to chase their dreams"
December 10, 2013
The story of this pair reads like a script for a movie. Titi covers all of it in an in-depth talk and discovers the truth about the rumours about them splitting up, due to not competing at the Golden Spin last weekend. Go!
The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 4
December 8, 2013
Traditionally the competition closes off with a gala, but not before the junior dancers had their free dance. For the last GPF 2013 daily photos, click here.
The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
December 7, 2013 - Updated December 8!
Today senior pairs, ice dance and ladies concluded their competitions. And not to forget the juniors had their short dance. For the photos, click here.
The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
December 6, 2013 - Updated December 7!
Three sets of medals have been already awarded for juniors and one for seniors. Check out the photos from the second day here.
Catching up with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch
December 6, 2013
In a few minutes Kirsten and Dylan will start their short program at Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka. Meet them and learn more about their programs, goals and dreams in our talk with them here.
The Grand Prix Final 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
December 5, 2013 - Updated December 6!
All of the best Grand Prix competitors compete one more time in the junior and senior Grand Prix Final. Check out shots of all those competitors on the first day here.
Sara Hurtado and Adri√† Diaz: "We took a risk with this year's programs but we think it was all worth it"
December 4, 2013
The Golden Spin in Zagreb is the next competition in Sara and Adri√†'s busy schedule this season. Read about their preparation here.
An Olympic spot for Brazil - meet Isadora Williams
December 2, 2013
Isadora has grabbed the last spot for the Olympics, but before that she will compete at Golden Spin in Zagreb next. Read more about her here.
Photo Album: NHK Trophy 2013
November 30, 2013
During the break before the Grand Prix Final, we're treating you with a full album fom NHK Trophy. Check out Keiko's photos here.
Troph√©e Eric Bompard 2013
November 27, 2013
This was the last Troph√©e Eric Bompard before Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy closes down for renovation, and Sigrid was there to witness all the action. Read her report here.
Rostelecom Cup 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
November 25, 2013
The competition ended on Sunday with a big exhibition gala, and therefore we conclude the Rostelecom Cup daily photos series with photos from the gala. Check out the photos here.
Rostelecom Cup 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
November 24, 2013
The day of long programs and free dances concluded the last Grand Prix event of the season and defined the finalists. Check out the photos here.
Rostelecom Cup 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
November 23, 2013
The last of the Grand Prix competitions before the Grand Prix Final is taking place in Moscow, Russia. Check out the photos here.
NHK Trophy 2013
November 21, 2013
Atsuko attended the fourth Grand Prix event, in the Yoyogi Gymnastic Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Read her full report here.
Christmas Show Premiere at Liseberg
November 19, 2013
One of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, Liseberg in Gothenburg hosts an award winning ice show. Anna shared some of her gorgeous photos of the premiere of the Christmas show. Look here.
Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
November 18, 2013
Today was for celebrating the end of the event with all winners and some special guests. Check out the photos from the gala and the gala practice here.
Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
November 17, 2013
All four sets of medals were awarded after the free skates on Saturday. Look here.
Trophée Eric Bompard 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
November 16, 2013
The fifth of the six events in the Grand Prix series is taking place this weekend in Paris, France. Check out photos from all of day 1's competitors here.
Jason Brown: "I was not flexible at all as a kid"
November 14, 2013
Jason will compete in Paris at Trophee Eric Bompard this upcoming weekend. Read Maria's chat with Jason at Nebelhorn Trophy here.
NHK Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
November 10, 2013
Today we have the top three of the last competition for you. The free dance! Enjoy Keiko's lovely photos here.
NHK Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
November 9, 2013
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Daisuke Takahashi, Mao Asada ruled the day in Tokyo. Look here.
NHK Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
November 8, 2013 - Updated november 9!
The fourth Grand Prix event this season is taking place in Japan this weekend. Look here.
Opera on Ice 2013
November 6, 2013
Opera on Ice 2013 took place in the Arena of Verona, featuring Carolina Kostner, Stéphane Lambiel, Shizuka Arakawa, Evgeni Plushenko, Stefania Berton and Ondřej Hotárek, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte. Read here.
Photo Album: Cup of China 2013
November 3, 2013
Summing up the third Grand Prix event of the season, check our album from the Lexus Cup of China 2013 here.
Sparkling Madison, elegant Evan
November 2, 2013
Madison Chock and Evan Bates are competing at the Cup of China. In a few hours you can enjoy their Free Dance. Read about their new programs and season preparations here.
Peter Tchernyshev: "As a choreographer you grow as you work"
November 1, 2013
Professional skater, celebrity, choreographer, Peter Tchernyshev tells Reut about how all this started. Read their talk here.
Danielle Montalbano: "I would have been here either way, if it were pairs or singles"
October 30, 2013
Danielle Montalbano has switched from pairs to singles. We wondered why and had a chance to talk to her about that at the Nebelhorn Trophy. Read here.
International Cup of Nice 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
October 28, 2013
Ladies and Pairs closed the competition with long programs. Photos from the last day can be found here.
International Cup of Nice 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
October 27, 2013
Men and Ice Dance competitions of Cup of Nice finished yesterday, while Ladies started with short programs. Check the photos here.
International Cup of Nice 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
October 26, 2013
During the same weekend as Skate Canada, a smaller competition takes place in Nice. Look here.
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford: "We are only beginning to reach our goals"
October 26, 2013
The 2013 World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford open their Grand Prix series with the home event of Skate Canada International. Read about their new programs and their goals here.
Akiko Suzuki tells a story with her skating
October 25, 2013
Akiko has started the season with a medal at Finlandia Trophy and aims for another one at Skate Canada this weekend. Read here.
Miki Ando: "I really want to fly one more time"
October 22, 2013
The fans were delighted by Miki Ando's return to the competitions this season. She talks about her daughter and her goals here.
Valentina Marchei: "When I'm in Italy, my heart is warmed"
October 19, 2013
After winning the Lombardia Trophy, Valentina is continuing her competitive season with Skate America. Read about her plans here.
Tatiana Volosozhar & Maxim Trankov: "We might not compete at the Europeans. The schedule is horrible!"
October 18, 2013
Three-time Nebelhorn Trophy winners, Tatiana and Maxim discussed their plans for this season after the third consecutive win. Read here.
Photo Album: Lombardia Trophy 2013
October 14, 2013
Listed for the first time among the official ISU Competitions, Lombardia Trophy 2013 was won by Valentina Marchei, Alexander Majorov, Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek. Check out the photos from the event here.
The Swedes in Denmark: Kalle Strid and Martin Johansson
October 10, 2013
Two Swedes coaching in Denmark, how it came to be? Read here.
Finlandia Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
October 7, 2013
The last day at Finlandia Trophy treated us with Men and Ladies free skates. Look here.
Finlandia Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
October 6, 2013
Men and Ladies performed their short programs on Saturday while the ice dancers already got their medals. Look here.
Finlandia Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
October 5, 2013
Finlandia Trophy is something special because it also includes synchronized skating. Look here.
Returning guests and Olympic dreams in Oberstdorf
October 4, 2013
Nebelhorn Trophy was the last chance to qualify for the up coming Olympic Games in Sochi. Read about what the skaters did here.
Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 extra: A Carmen like none other
October 2, 2013
At the gala, we were treated to a special surprise. Tomas and Anton went where few men have gone before. See for yourself here.
Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3: Gala
September 30, 2013
No competition is ending without a proper gala and Nebelhorn didn't disappoint. Look here.
Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 3
September 29, 2013
The competition ended with great skates in the Men's Free and the Free Dance. Look here.
Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 2
September 28, 2013
Two sets of medals have been awarded on Friday after the free programs. Look here.
Nebelhorn Trophy 2013 Daily Photos - Day 1
September 27, 2013
The competition is strong in Oberstdorf this year. Check out the photos from the first day here.
Anita Madsen: "It would be a gift to qualify for the Olympic Games"
September 26, 2013
Danish Anita Madsen is competing in Nebelhorn Tropy this week. We thought it was time to get to know her better. Read here.
Season 2012-13: Beyond the Programs
September 25, 2013
At the beginning of the new season, let's take one last look at the season 2012-2013. Look here.
Photo Album Ice Fantillusion: Jungle - Act 2
September 23, 2013
Act 2 meant it was time for the Lion King and Tarzan. Check out all the images of the jungle antics here.
Photo Album Ice Fantillusion: Jungle - Act 1
September 22, 2013
We had a lot to tell about these shows, but also so much to see and shoot. Today presenting the photos of Jungle Book and Pocahontas, as portrayed in act 1 of Jungle. Click here.
Stefania Berton and Ondřej Hotárek: "We never like to play safe"
September 20, 2013
This weekend the Lombardia Trophy takes place. For Stefania and Ondřej this will be the first competition of the season. Read about their new programs, season planning and more here.
From summer training into the season: Alexei Mishin's training camps
September 17, 2013
Skaters often prepare for the season in different summer camps. Ia had a chance to follow Alexei Mishin’s camp in Estonia and attended their gala as well. Read more here.
Photopage Gala in Grenoble: Dance on Ice
September 11, 2013
Oxana and Alexandra took more photos than needed for the report, so here are they as extra treat. Check them out here.
Gala in Grenoble: Dance on Ice
September 4, 2013
The local skating club Patinoir Polesud, just opened for the new season. In their club gala they showcased many skaters among others Brian Joubert & Chafik Besseghier. Oxana reports here.
Welcome to the new website of Justus Strid
September 2, 2013
Absolute Skating is proud to welcome the dual language website of skater Justus Strid. Born in Sweden, but representing Denmark and known for his memorable programs. We invite you to take a look at his site here.
Canadian Stars On Ice 2013
August 28, 2013
For the second year in a row, Anna came to Vancouver to check out the last Canadian Stars on Ice show of the season. You can read all about it and how it compared to last year's production here.
Photo Album: Dreams on Ice 2013
August 20, 2013
Enjoy Keiko's lovely shots of this Japanese team exhibition. Act 1 containing Japan's future talent (juniors) and Act 2 the current, with also some surprises like Miki Ando, Javier Fernandez and Kevin Reynolds. Go!
Fumie Suguri: "There's always more to learn"
August 14, 2013
Being one of the eligible ladies with a very long competitive career, Fumie has a lot to talk about. Click here to read her long chat with Atsuko.
Dreams On Ice 2013
August 8, 2013
At the end of June, the Japanese skaters showcased their new programs for the Olympic season during the Dreams on Ice show. Read here.
Catching up with Vanessa Gusmeroli
August 1, 2013
World bronze medalist and three-time French national champion Vanessa Gusmeroli tells about her work as a coach and a technical specialist, compares two judging systems and more in her talk with Reut here.
Brand new website Sara Hurtado & Adrian Diaz
July 29, 2013
Absolute Skating is proud to present the website of the first ever ice dance couple to represent Spain in ISU competitions. We invite you to take a look here.
Heroes in the Jungle - part 3
July 24, 2013
Can you believe we were only halfway the Ice Fantillusion shows? Check out our final part with the entire second act and so much more. Click here!
Heroes in the Jungle - part 2
July 22, 2013
The story of Pocahontas, mishaps and more hero moments in part 2 of our tale about these shows. Read here!
Heroes in the Jungle - part 1
July 20, 2013
This year's edition of Kevin Van Der Perren & Jenna McCorkell's Ice Fantillusion was a blast. Learn all about the shows & backstage here!
Photo Album: Ice Opera 2013
July 15, 2013
Olga has already told us about the Ice Opera show. It's Natasha's turn to show us how it was. Look here!
Ice Opera 2013
July 8, 2013
Ice Opera is another type of show very popular right now, attracting big names like Elena Berezhnaya, Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek, Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas, Brian Joubert, Irina Slutskaya. Read here.