Tatjana Flade

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07/16/12  •  INNER LOOP

Carolina Kostner Heading to 2014

“My biggest strength, fortunately, that has come along with me also during the difficult times, is the passion to skate really well. “It hasn’t been always easy, because I was one of the first Italian ladies that got this far. Therefore I had to get used...

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06/28/12  •  FEATURES

Carolina Kostner: A Decade of Commitment Pays Off

When Carolina Kostner captured the World title in Nice, France in March, her victory represented not only the highlight of a long and successful career but also a captivating moment for the sport of figure skating in general. Ever since the Italian star...

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05/03/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han

China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han have been turning heads ever since they hit the international scene in the fall of 2009. Though the diminutive Sui, 16, and Han, 19, who hail from the city of Harbin in northern China teamed up a mere five years ago, they...

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03/03/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Julia Lipnitskaia Spinning Toward 2014

Julia Lipnitskaia is one of the amazing young phenoms Russia is showcasing this season on the international circuit. The petite 13-year-old has remarkable poise and a precision that is rare for a skater her age and behind the blonde hair and blue eyes lies...

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02/28/12  •  Junior Worlds

Nam Nguyen Wins Men's Preliminary Round

The 2012 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships opened in Minsk, Belarus, on February 27 with the preliminary rounds for men, ice dance and pairs. Canada's Nam Nguyen won the men's preliminary round followed by Korea's June Hyoung Lee and Michael...

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02/27/12  •  FEATURES

A Creative Passion: The Art of Costume Design

When figure skating first became a competitive sport in 1896, costumes, as we know them today, were nonexistent. In the early days, ladies dressed in traditional ankle-length skirts, while men performed in suits. It was not until the legendary Sonja Henie...

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01/01/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva

People were talking about Elizaveta Tuktamysheva long before she hit the junior circuit last season. A year later, at age 14, the rising Russian star lived up to the hype at her debut on the senior international circuit, claiming gold at both her Grand Prix...

01/01/12  •  FEATURES

Mao Asada on the Comeback Trail

When Mao Asada emerged on the junior scene in the fall of 2004, she was one of skating’s new wunderkinds. Asada and Korea’s Yuna Kim kicked off their careers competing against each other much as Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Adelina Sotnikova do today...

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12/28/11  •  FEATURES

Plushenko Captures Ninth Title

The comeback of 2006 Olympic Champion Evgeni Plushenko was the headline story at the 2011-12 Russian National Championships this week in Saransk, but the depth in ladies and pairs was equally exciting. At age 29, Plushenko is truly a dinosaur of figure skating...

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10/02/11  •  Articles

Denis Ten: Focused on Consistency

Denis Ten, an up and coming young skater from Kazakhstan, got an early start to the upcoming season. He competed in two summer competitions in North America and the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany in September. “The season started very early for...

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09/20/11  •  FEATURES

Midori Ito Returns to Competition

Japan’s Midori Ito made history many times during her illustrious 11-year career on the global stage. While still in the junior ranks, Ito had an impressive triple Axel in her repertoire and was landing triple-triple combinations as far back as the 1980s...

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09/17/11  •  FEATURES

Evgeni Plushenko: Rising to the Challenge

When Evgeni Plushenko announced he was returning to the amateur ranks in 2009 with the intention of competing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, most people believed it was just empty talk. But the 2006 Olympic champion was true to his word. After winning...

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09/16/11  •  Articles

Russian Skaters Preview New Programs

The Russian Figure Skating Federation held its annual test skate for the national team in September where skaters presented their new programs to both the press and public. This year, the event played out over four days (Sept. 4-5 and 7-8) in Moscow. Not...

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09/14/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Michal Březina on the Edge of Success

Czech skater Michal Březina has it all: technique, artistry, charm and charisma. After placing fourth at the European and World Championships and 10th at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010, Březina was on a mission last season. His goal: to prove that his...

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09/03/11  •  Articles

Tamara Moskvina: A Rewarding Journey

Tamara Moskvina celebrated her 70th birthday on June 26, but that milestone was of minor importance to the accomplished Russian coach. Moskvina still dons her skates every day and takes to the ice at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia...

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08/17/11  •  Articles

Adult Skaters Embrace Lifelong Passion

The International Skating Union (ISU) celebrated its seventh Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany in June. If the number of skaters who registered this year is anything to go by, interest in this competition is definitely on an upswing...

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