Stéphane Lambiel

Up Close and Personal

Nadin Vernon
Stéphane Lambiel

It has been two years since Stéphane Lambiel left the competitive circuit to pursue a professional career, but the Swiss star’s popularity remains at an all-time high.

The two-time World champion has become one of the most sought-after performers on the show circuit, performing in countless productions all over the world.

IFS caught up with Lambiel at the 2012 World Championships in Nice, France to talk about his post-competition life and reflect on some of his career highlights.

What was your motivation to attend Worlds in Nice?

I wanted to experience the vibrations you feel being in an ice rink during a World Championships. I was very inspired as a kid watching competitions, but when I was competing I couldn’t really do that anymore. So this is a bit of a childhood revival.

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Originally published in June 2012