2004 - 2005 Season News
Flying high - a chat with Julia Sebestyen
Don't miss Julia sharing her thoughts and unique pictures
from her personal
Always sticking to their guns
After their sudden rise to fame with their performance
at last years Euros, the Kerrs have won audiences over
with innovative and spectacular programs. AS reporter
Susanne got the chance to talk to them at the recent
EC in Torino. Read the result here.
Euros 2005 - Torino Trouble and Tidbits
Part of the AS-Crew went to Italy. Read our teamed report
on the organisational mess, arena details, volunteering tidbits,
backstage fluff and audience viewings. Go!
Russian Olympic Ice Dance Champions played matchmaker for
Delobel & Schoenfelder
After their fabulous third place at the recent European Championships
in Torino, Isabel Delobel found some time for a long chat with
Susanne Kempf. Read more here.
Indepth with Canadian Meagan Duhamel
Meagan skates singles AND pairs. The new pairs team already
hit the world records books their first season. How does that
feel? Isn't it hard to train and compete in both disciplines?
Meagan answered these and many other questions. Read the result
Portland, Oregon January 9-16, 2005
And already the 5th one in our series. Kristina visited the
U.S. Nationals and tells us all about it. Read more here.
Skating in Sweden - Up close with Lina Johansson
Lina Johansson, 16, is already making a mark in Swedish figure
skating history. Meet her and her coach here
Skating in Mexico: An interview with Adrian Alvarado
Recently there have been some skaters appearing on the international
scene from countries that are not known for having figure skaters.
Adrian Alvarado is such a skater and although being Mexican
he claims he couldn't live without skating, how this came about?
Variations on a theme of Canadian Nationals
The fourth in our series of nationals, the 2005 Canadian. What's
up with the funky title? Megi explains it all in her intro! Read
European Championships 2005 Photo Album
To view photos from this event click
Contest - The Outcome
Who predicted the outcome well and won the AS-contest? Check here!
2005 Polish Nationals
Absolute Skating gives you the third in our series of national reports. Read Monika's comprehensive description of the Polish Nationals here!
Interview with Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski
They don't really need to be introduced to skating fans anymore.
But did you know that Maxim can actually count to 4? And that
Albena is "a good girl"? If not, then this interview
is for you! Enjoy!
great skating talents of Belgium
It's a small country, but living and training there are young
Blommaert, Kevin van der Perren and his coach Vera Vandecaveye.
Interview with the British Icedancers James and Phillip and their
There are several icedance teams in Great Britain, so also the
Towler-Green twins and their perspective partners. To add to the
confusion Candice TG skates with Phillipson (last name) and Phillipa
TG with Phillip
(first name). Helga spoke to all of them at once! Go!
2005 Hungarian Nationals
The second report out of our nationals series. You want to know
what happened in Budapest? Helga shares her experiences with us.
Interview with Filip Stiller
The 3 time Swedish champion, Filip Stiller, competing this week
at the Universiade in Innsbruck answered Helga Dobors questions.
Win a brand new pair of Edea skates in your size, complemented by skater autographs. Go!
Miki Ando – A Star on Ice
She's Japan's rising star and queen of quads
with high aims for the future.
She's also a smiling bundle of charm on and off the ice.
Katarina Witt – "Enjoy the Stars 2004“
December 2004, Katarina Witt hosts another one
of her shows, this time in the town of Krefeld, Germany. Some
announced skaters failed to show up, some others joined in unexpectedly.
Enjoy Vicky's story about this show.
with Slovakian ice dancers Ivana Dlhopolceková and Hynek
This couple debuted this year
in competitions and surprised the audience with their enchanting
free program. AS reporter Helga sat
down with them to get some pruning questions answered. Who
are these two talented 'heart on ice' skaters?
A report about Trophée Eric Bompard 2004
Zsuzsanna and AS reporter Helga spent a few wonderful
days at Trophy Eric Bompard. Join the girls on their figure skating
filled weekend in Paris and read about their impressions of the
skaters and the performances and programs.
creating of a skating show -
meet Lea Ann Miller
AS has already reviewed the Antwerp SOI shows and taken a behind
the scenes look.
Magdalena had a talk with the woman behind the idea and the brilliant
choreography. Read her story here
Absolute Skatings first Nationals report
The British Championships 2004 were held in Nottingham last weekend.
Melanie was our reporter at the scene and she did her very best
to provide us with her view of the competition. She also took
some photos. Read all about this here.
The Proximus Stars on Ice shows:
An inside look
The time the AS crew spent in Antwerp was devoted to more than
watching the actual shows. Don’t miss the story, the photos
and the video clips. Click here!
The Bofrost Cup on Ice Exhibition Gala 2004
The Bofrost Cup on Ice, held in Gelsenkirchen Germany the last weekend of November, was of course concluded by an exhibition of champions. This show, depicted by fun and joy was a delight to attend. Read our gala-review here.
Photo album from the Proximus Stars on Ice shows in Antwerp
To view photos from the show click here.
Review of the Proximus Stars on Ice shows in Antwerp
The stars came out to shine in the much talked about SOI shows in Antwerp on Nov 20 and 21, and were successful beyond expectations. This show review is brought to you by the attending Absolute Skating crew. Click here!
Catching up with Tristan Cousins
Great Britain has many exciting names in skating this season.
One of them is Tristan Cousins, the bronze medalist at the Ondrej
Nepela Memorial in Bratislava where AS reporter Helga Dobor caught
up with him. Click here!
Viktoria Pavuk Interview
She was the new sensation at Europeans in Budapest and the talk of the town. But Hungarian Viktoria Pavuk is level headed about her success and wants to keep improving. AS reporter Helga Dobor sat down with her in Bratislava to find out more. Click here!