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Album Special: The Junior Grand Prix Final 2018

May 13, 2019

Let's remember the past season with some special treats we kept for you - starting with Tina's gorgeous photos from the Junior Grand Prix Final in Vancouver: click here!

Album Special: Ice Fantillusion 2017: Dreams

April 24, 2019

This weekend was supposed to be the 2019 edition of Ice Fantillusion, but unfortunately the shows could not take place. So without new ice adventures, we fondly look back to the previous shows in 2017, aptly named Dreams. Enjoy!!

The 2019 Worlds Championships
Photo Album

April 20, 2019

During the competition we showed you the highlights, now it's time to share the full album. Click here: pairs - ladies - ice dance - men.

Kevin Aymoz: "Skating saved my life many times"

April 13, 2019

Kevin Aymoz is not only a skater, he is a storyteller on ice, and he aims to join the big family of French champions. Read Titi's interview with him here!

Maé Bérénice Méité: "I have goals and I am not a quitter"

April 10, 2019

Also competing in the World Team Trophy is the seasoned French skater Maé Bérénice. Maria follows her journey through this season, discussing her coaching change, motivation, results and more. Click here to read!

Daniel Grassl: "I want to be the first European who can land all the quads"

April 8, 2019

Four days ago the Italian skater turned 17, and he already has several records on his name. Upcoming weekend he will be part of Italy's team in the World Team Trophy, so about time to get to know him a bit better. Enjoy Nora's talk with him here!

Kings ruled at the World Figure Skating Championships 2019

March 31, 2019

The 2019 World Championships were of an incredible level, in all disciplines there was excellent skating and a tension filled fight for personal bests, the medals and placements. Atsuko takes you through what made the most impression on her. Read here!

The 2019 Worlds Championships
Photo Highlights - Day 4

March 23, 2019

The competition ended today in Saitama: Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron soared to their fourth title and Nathan Chen to his second. Take a look at Keiko's beautiful shots, including the ladies small medals ceremony as a bonus. Click!

The 2019 Worlds Championships
Photo Highlights - Day 3

March 22, 2019

The Worlds Championships continued today in Saitama. Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron dominated the rhythm dance, Alina Zagitova took the ladies' gold. Don't miss Keiko's photos here.

The 2019 Worlds Championships
Photo Highlights - Day 2

March 21, 2019

On the second competitive day, Wenjing Sui / Cong Han won their second World title while Nathan Chen ruled the men short program. Look here!

The 2019 Worlds Championships
Photo Highlights - Day 1

March 20, 2019

The Worlds Championships opened today in Saitama - Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov and Alina Zagitova lead after the pairs and ladies short programs. Keiko captured the highlights for us: go!

Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii:
gaining the momentum

March 19, 2019

Being the youngest pair of the event, they nevertheless got bronze at their debut European championships. The morning after Aleksandra and Dmitrii met with journalists and talked about their season so far, plans to improve further and... Instagram. Read here!

Album Special: A visit to Worlds 2018

March 18, 2019

With the 2019 World Championships around the corner we thought it would be nice to take a look back at the highlights from Mireille & Joy's trip to Milan last year. Enjoy the photos!

Meet Alexia Paganini

March 16, 2019

She caught everyone's eye when in her first senior season she earned an Olympic spot for Switzerland. And her results this season has proved that she can be considered as one of the leading European ladies. Learn more about Alexia in our talk with her here.

The Junior World Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 5: Gala

March 12, 2019

Last but not least, enjoy EMJO's photos from the exhibition: go!

The Junior World Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 4

March 10, 2019

Finally, dance and ladies medallists have been crowned on the last competitive day: click!

The Junior World Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 3

March 9, 2019

On the third competitive day, the ladies started their fight while Tomoko Hiwatashi took gold in the men event. Look here.

The Junior World Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 2

March 8, 2019

Russia took the whole pairs podium, Canada leads after rhythm dance. Don't miss EMJO's photos from day two here.

The Junior World Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 1

March 7, 2019

The competition kicked off yesterday with the junior men and pairs short programs. Take a look here!

Photo Album: Art on Ice 2019

February 28, 2019

This year's "Art on Ice" was colourful, unique and wonderfully weird. We hope the photo collection we made does it justice. Take a look!

Art on Ice 2019: Time to Time

February 26, 2019

Entitled "Time to Time", the 2019 Art on Ice show invited spectators to a fantastical and adventurous voyage back to the future. Reut tells us all about it here!

Grand Prix Final 2018 - Ice Dance

February 22, 2019

Last but not least, we still owe you many great shots from the ice dance: click!

Grand Prix Final 2018 - Men

February 21, 2019

Time to show you Tina's shots from the men competition: enjoy!

Grand Prix Final 2018 - Pairs

February 20, 2019

Enjoy the second bunch of photos from Vancouver, including the pairs short, free, press conferences and podiums. Go!

Grand Prix Final 2018 - Ladies

February 19, 2019

Tina took a lot of gorgeous photos that we didn't show you yet in the dailies. Don't miss these memories from Vancouver - starting from the ladies competition. Click here!

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres: "What you see on the ice is exactly the reflection of what we are off the ice!"

February 15, 2019

The new European champions share their emotions and memories after their triumph in Minsk. Read their talk with Titi here.

The Four Continents Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 4: Free Dance

February 11, 2019

The last day of the Four Continents, one finale left. The ice dancers skated their hearts out and also here the result was surprising. Joy selected more than 2 photos per couple for you. Enjoy!

The Four Continents Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 3

February 10, 2019

On the third day in Anaheim pairs 1 and 2 did a switcheroo and Shoma Uno came from behind and grabbed the gold. Enjoy the photos from all competitors in their respective finals here.

The Four Continents Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 2

February 9, 2019

On the second day, pairs and ice dancers started their fight before a very surprising ladies free, where the entire top 3 changed. Enjoy!

The Four Continents Championships 2019
Daily Photos - Day 1

February 8, 2019

The competition in Anaheim started with the ladies and the men short programs and Joy captured all for us: take a look!

2019 Euros tidbits

February 6, 2019

Reut recalls the 2019 European Championships and shares some moments and highlights from Minsk. Read here!

The European Championships 2019 - Off Ice

February 5, 2019

Draws, press conferences, mixed zone interviews - these and other off ice moments in our extras album here!

The European Championships 2019 Photo Highlights - Gala Practice

February 3, 2019

We're not ready to say goodbye to Euros just yet. Gala practice is the most relaxed and funny time of every event and we have some photos to prove that! Click!

The European Championships 2019 Photo Highlights -
Gala

January 30, 2019

Our daily photos from Minsk end with the Gala. Take a look here!

The European Championships 2019 Photo Highlights -
Day 4

January 29, 2019

With a little delay, you can now enjoy Oxana's and EMJO's photos of day 4 here!

Europeans 2019, day four: Javi says goodbye in style

January 27, 2019

Javier Fernandez ended his spectaculair career as 7th time European Champion and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron dominate in the free dance. Enjoy Titanilla's final report from Minsk here!

The European Championships 2019 Photo Highlights -
Day 3

January 26, 2019

Check out Oxana's photo highlights from the rhythm dance and the top 3 ladies's free skate here!

Europeans 2019, day three: Sofia Samodurova crowned European queen

January 26, 2019

Sofia Samodurova climbed from second to gold in ladies free skating - while reigning champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron are in the lead after the rhythm dance. Read here.

The European Championships 2019 Photo Highlights -
Day 2

January 25, 2019

Check out Oxana's photos from the men's short program and the pair's free skate straight from Minsk here!

Europeans 2019, day two: sweet victory for Vanessa and Morgan

January 25, 2019

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres finally got their long-awaited gold medal, while Mikhail Kolyada is leading after men short program. Read here.

Europeans 2019, day one: Zagitova in the lead, James and Cipres close to their big dream

January 24, 2019

Titi tells us her impressions after the first day of the competition. Read here!

The European Championships 2019 Photo Highlights -
Day 1

January 24, 2019

The ladies and the pairs kicked off the competition in Minsk with their short programs. Oxana shares photos of the last 2 warm up groups with us here.

Maxim Kovtun: "At some point, I realized, the feeling of being unfulfilled would simply devour me!"

January 23, 2019

Read Maxim's talk about his comeback from the shadows, his new lifestyle and much more here.

Alexander Majorov: "The technical score should be technical, not subjective."

January 21, 2019

Alexander decided to extend his competitive career another season, time for an in depth interview about not getting sent to the Olympic Games, the petition, continuing, rule changes and more. Go!

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov: "We are ready to 'bite' the French"

January 20, 2019

Russian ice dance champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov are ready to fight for medals at the Europeans next week. Read their talk with Oxana here.

The 2018/2019 Japan National Championships

January 19, 2019

Japanese Nationals was very anticipated with the return of Daisuke Takahashi and the results determening who will get sent where. Atsuko tells you all about it. Click here to read!

Photo Album: The Japanese Nationals 2018/2019

January 16, 2019

Take a look at Keiko's photos from the National Championships in Osaka, Japan: click here!

Photo Album: Israeli Nationals 2018-19

January 10, 2019

On December 13, Reut went to Holon for the second day of the competition in advanced novice, junior and senior categories. Check all her photos here.

Japan Open 2018: the competition which seems a festival

January 3, 2019

Japan Open is one of the wonderful treats skating fans get at the beginning of the season. It's an opportunity to see new programs from eligible skaters and admire some of the skaters who already retired being back to their "competitive mode". Astuko tells us all about it in her report here.

Photo Album: Friends On Ice 2018

December 28, 2018

And now it's time to share with you all the amazing photos Keiko took! Check!

Friends On Ice rehearsal: Dear Friends

December 24, 2018

Atsuko and Keiko went to "Dear Friends" the rehearsal of the "Friends on Ice" show, were eligible, professional & veteran skaters teamed up to put down a fabulous show, filled with collabs and emotions. Click here to read!

Sofia Samodurova: "I realized I have no margin for error"

December 21, 2018

The Russian ladies already skated their short programs at their Nationals and Sofia is currently placed 6, while beating her personal best. Oxana talked with her about her first adult season and more. Go!

Album Special: Russian Nationals 2017 - 2018 Gala

December 19, 2018

Of course the competition was also followed by a gala. Irina and Oxana gathered more than 300 photos for us. Enjoy them here!

Album Special: Russian Nationals 2017 - 2018

December 17, 2018

Not only the Japanese Nationals are upcoming weekend, the Russian ones are too (Dec 19-23), so let's take this moment to reminisce last years. Enjoy Oxana's photos of the competition here!

The first ever Japanese National Junior Championships in Fukuoka

December 15, 2018

The stakes at the junior nationals were high, as it not only determined who will be sent to Junior Worlds, but also who will get to skate at the senior nationals, which takes place next weekend. Read here!

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov: "Now we will fight for world leadership"

December 14, 2018

Bronze medal winners at the Grand Prix Final Evgenia and Vladimir talk about her injured chin at the Rostelecom Cup, their coach situation with old rival Maxim Trankov, their style and more. Read here!

Matilda Algotsson: "I really have to do well at Nationals, to have the best chances I can"

December 12, 2018

In our talk with Matilda we discuss her Grand Prix event, her decision to change coaches and try to analyze what went wrong last season. Read here.

Silvia Fontana & John Zimmerman - Sharing the blood, sweat and tears

December 11, 2018

This husband and wife coaching team oversees a growing group of top skaters, including Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres who have just won the Grand Prix Final. Read Anna's interesting talk with them here!

Grand Prix Final 2018 Daily Photos - Day 3

December 10, 2018

The final battles have been fought and the medals are awarded, concluding the 2018 Grand Prix season. Enjoy Tina's photos of the last 5 competitions here!

Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin: "Our main goal is to win the Olympics"

December 9, 2018

In anticipation for the day 3 daily photos, enjoy this interesting read of Alexandra and Ivan's talk with the press between their last GP and their 4th placement at the GPF here!

Grand Prix Final 2018 Daily Photos - Day 2

December 8, 2018

Season bests, upsets in the rankings, repeating titles and close calls, the second day in Vancouver had it all. Check out the pictures here!

Grand Prix Final 2018 Daily Photos - Day 1

December 7, 2018

The ISU Grand Prix Final kicked off in Vancouver with all the junior short programs, and the senior men and ladies short. Tina shares her beautiful shots from day 1. Go!

The (in)visible work of coaches

December 6, 2018

Some of the top skaters in the world will soon be on the ice for the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada. Oxana talked with three of their coaches: Brian Orser, Alexey Mishin and Rafael Arutunian. Read here.

Catching up with Stéphane Lambiel

December 4, 2018

He lives his life at 200 km/h speed, there is always so much to catch up on with him - new students, new choreographies, new ideas, new projects... Reut tried to cover some of those topics in her talk with Stéphane here.

Internationaux de France 2018 - Gala

December 2, 2018

We finish our IDF albums with selected photos from the gala rehearsal and the show itself. Don't miss them here!

Internationaux de France 2018 - Off ice

November 30, 2018

Off ice moments and "Kiss and cry collection" are waiting for you here.

Internationaux de France 2018 - On ice moments, medal ceremonies

November 29, 2018

Today we continue with various on ice moments we captured during the competition and medal ceremonies. Click!

Internationaux de France 2018 - Practices

November 28, 2018

Internationaux de France 2018 is in the books, but we're not ready to say goodbye to it just yet. In the coming days we will be publishing some extras on our site, and we start with the photos from practices.

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres: "There is always something to work on, it's never perfect"

November 24, 2018

Currently sitting in the third place at the Grand Prix in France, their free skate will decide their fate for this competition as well as for the Grand Prix Final. Anna had a chat with them at the GP in Canada. Enjoy!

Kevin Aymoz: "My favorite part of skating is to give something to the people"

November 23, 2018

The Internationaux de France starts today in Grenoble, and Kevin will compete there for the second time. Read his talk with Anna here!

Grand Prix Helsinki 2018 Daily Photos - Gala

November 21, 2018

Jumping back to the grand prix in Finland for a moment, Askar took some lovely photos of the exhibtion we didn't want to hold back. Enjoy them here!

Rostelecom Cup 2018 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 19, 2018

Don't miss the last bunch of Ksenia's photos from Moscow, featuring the medals ceremonies for all four disciplines and the exhibition gala. Click here!

Rostelecom Cup 2018 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 18, 2018

Two withdrawals and shake ups all over the place, the last competition day in Moscow is history. Ksenia captured all skaters beatifully. Enjoy!

Rostelecom Cup 2018 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 16, 2018

On the first competition day all four disciplines already skated their short programs. Ksenia shares with us her amazing shots of all skaters, including a lot of Pooh Bears and 2 very famous Russians. Go!

Rostelecom Cup 2018 Daily Photos - Practices

November 15, 2018

World medallists & Olympic Champions will take the ice in Moscow and are looking to secure their spot in the Grand Prix Final. Ksenia is also present, check out her photos of the practices and draw here!

Brendan Kerry: "I'm a completely different skater"

November 14, 2018

Between his two Grand Prix events, Brendan found time to answer our questions about his Olympic experiences, coaching team, new programs, quads and friendship. Check our talk here.

NHK Trophy, day three: Level 4 twizzles, blues and disco, not to mention legends

November 12, 2018

The last day of competition brought us the free dance and in honour of the 40th anniversary of the Trophy an incredible show starring true Ice Legends. Read Atsuko's account here.

NHK Trophy 2018, day two: Ladies' triple Axel galore and the men's tumbles

November 11, 2018

The second day in Hiroshima kept Atsuko and Keiko busy enjoying some Tango-beats as well as the very talented ladies. That and more here.

NHK Trophy 2018, day one: Exciting with lots of wonderful performances

November 10, 2018

The NHK Trophy is happening right now and Atsuko and Keiko are there to cover the event. Read about the first day of excitement here.

Dmitri Aliev: "Every person can see something different in my programs"

November 8, 2018

One of the leading Russian skaters right now, Dmitri started his season at Lombardia Trophy where we met him for an interview. Read it here!

Grand Prix Helsinki 2018 Daily Photos - Day 3

November 5, 2018

On the final day in Helsinki only the men had to finish their competition, but they did so with gusto. Check out Askar's slightly Yuzuru Hanyu centric photo selection, plus a little pretaste of the gala here!

Grand Prix Helsinki 2018 Daily Photos - Day 2

November 4, 2018

The men started their fight, while pairs, ladies and ice dance medals were assigned. Take a look at day two here!

Grand Prix Helsinki 2018 Daily Photos - Day 1

November 3, 2018

The third Grand Prix of the season is exceptionally taking place in Helsinki. Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise, Alina Zagitova and Alexandra Stepanova / Ivan Bukin lead after day one: look here!

Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin: "We are challenging ourselves not to play it safe"

November 1, 2018

Sara and Kirill will compete at their first Grand Prix event this weekend. Earlier this season they sat down with Reut to discuss their career together, Olympic Games, their new free dance and more. Check their talk here.

Skate Canada 2018, day two: A story of many comebacks

October 28, 2018

All the medals have been awarded and we already have the first skaters qualified for the Grand Prix Final. Don't miss Anna's report about day two here.

Skate Canada 2018, day one: Triumphs and surprising mistakes from podium favorites

October 27, 2018

All 4 disciplines had their short programs on the first day in Laval. Anna guides us through the strong pairs, the shock and delight in the men, upsets in the ice dance and surprises in the ladies. Read here!

A sit down with Keegan Messing

October 26, 2018

Skate Canada takes place this weekend and Canadian Keegan will put on his skates to compete. No doubt his cowboy hat as well. What is the story behind that hat? What's the status on him training the quad Axel? We discussed all that and more!!

Loena Hendrick: "If you want people to remember you, you need to do something different"

October 20, 2018

In 2017 she entered the senior stage with a splash becoming 7th at her first European Championships. This weekend she will skate her first senior grand prix competition. Time to get to know her a bit better. Go!!

Album Special: Rostelecom Cup 2017

October 16, 2018

It's time for the (senior) Grand Prix's again, this weekend starting with Skate America. To celebrate this, we share with you our album of the Rostelecom Cup of last year. Enjoy!

Finlandia Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 3

October 8, 2018

The Finlandia Trophy ended with the ladies free and the free dance. Don't miss our photos from day 3 here!

Finlandia Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 2

October 7, 2018

The rythm dance opened day 2, and medals have been awarded in pairs and men. Check out Alberto's shots here.

Finlandia Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 1

October 6, 2018

The Finlandia Trophy kicked off in Espoo and Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov, Mikhail Kolyada and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva lead after the short programs. Take a look here!

Robin Szolkowy: "I still wouldn't say yet that I passed my coaching exam!"

October 4, 2018

Robin shares his thoughts about the increasing number of pairs at major competitions, rule changes and more. Read his talk with Titi here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 3: Gala

October 1, 2018

With 103 photos of 22 participants this is more of an album than a daily, but we just couldn't choose! So enjoy the slightly more photos of all medallists, invitees and special guests Aljona & Bruno here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 3

September 30, 2018

The last day of the Nebelhorn Trophy started with a rivetting men's competition, with the same guys in the top 3 as after the SP, only switched, and a big upset in the results of the pairs. Check out Joy's photo picks here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 2

September 29, 2018

Day 2 commenced with the men starting their competition and the ladies and ice dancers finished them. Joy gathered for you at least 2 photos of every competitor. Check them out here!

Nebelhorn Trophy 2018 Daily Photos - Day 1

September 28, 2018

The Nebelhorn Trophy celebrates its 50th edition! And we're happy to be there and celebrate with them. Check Joy's photo coverage from the first day of the competitions here!

Photo Album: Dreams on Ice 2018

September 26, 2018

Time to show you all of Keiko's photos from the Dreams on Ice show: look here!

Young talent and top stars at Dreams On Ice 2018

September 24, 2018

"We are here!", young Japanese skaters exclaimed in excitement to be part of the great annual Dreams On Ice show. A mix of talented upcoming skaters and top level champions. Read Atsuko's observations here!

Daniel Samohin: "I'm not worried about losing"

September 21, 2018

While he's currently competing at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial, we take a look at his previous, pretty tough season. Read Titi's talk with him about popping shoulders, staying positive adding quads and more!

Album Special: The Japanese Nationals 2017/2018

September 19, 2018

Sometimes during the busy season we don't get to process all our material but is it ever too late for great photos? We feel not, so we present to you Keiko's gorgeous shots from Tokyo. Enjoy!

Stephen Gogolev - remember the name

September 14, 2018

Titanilla recently went to the Junior Grand Prix in Bratislava and was totally amazed by Stephen's skates. Time to get to know this 13 year old Canadian a bit better. Click here to read!

Photo Album: Made in Italy 2018

September 10, 2018

Ghiaccio Spettacolo (Andrea Vaturi) organizes every year a summer tour in Italy. This year he decided to dedicate the tour to the Italian Olympic skaters. Check out Wilma's gorgeous photos here!

Brian Joubert: "In a good moment, in a bad moment - I'm always there for my students"

September 6, 2018

Brian was at the Junior Grand Prix in Bratislava coaching his pupil Kim Cheremsky. Are you curious about his coaching experiences and future plans? Then click here!

Donovan Carrillo: "I often have to skate in a public rink with recreational skaters"

August 22, 2018

This young Mexican skater is competing in the JGP in Bratislava, upcoming weekend. No better timing to get to know him a bit better. Enjoy Titanilla's talk with him here!

Betina Popova & Sergei Mozgov: "Sergei is the most reliable partner ever!"

July 3, 2018

Dance couple Betina and Sergei had a rocky start but seem to have found their groove together. Oxana talked to them about finding each other, their training, free time, future goals and much more. Read here!

Album Canadian Stars on Ice Hamilton

June 17, 2018

Last but not least in our SOI special the show in Hamilton, which was taped for TV, including photos of the retakes. So bonusmaterial! Enjoy the show from a different angle here!

Album Stars on Ice 2018

June 9, 2018

Tina travelled to San Jose to check out the American version of the tour. Ashley, Adam, Jason & many more; the cast was star studded as usual. Pictures say more than thousand words. Check them out here!

Review Stars on Ice Canada 2018

June 4, 2018

There is something special about a Stars on Ice show in an Olympic year. When the tour kicked off in Canada, people were declaring it 'the best show ever' and crowds were sold out. Did Tina agree? Click here to find out!


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