Tatjana Flade

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02/23/13  •  FEATURES

Driven To Win

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu is enjoying the most successful season of his young career. Consistency has paid off, earning him a podium finish at every competition he has contested. After mining silver at the highly competitive Grand Prix Final and winning the national...


12/29/12  •  Articles

Volosozhar and Trankov, Tuktamysheva, Bobrova and Soloviev Victorious

Just two weeks after the Grand Prix Final, Russia's top skaters returned to the Iceberg Palace in Sochi for Russian nationals. Plushenko Claims 10th Title Evgeni Plushenko did it one more time. Coming off an injury, the 30-year-old veteran pulled himself...


12/17/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Julia Lipnitskaia Shines on the Senior Circuit

She may be just 14, but Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia, a junior diamond in the rough last year, has sparkled this season and has set the skating world on its ear. The 2012 World junior champion showed an uncanny consistency last season, not making a single...


10/20/12  •  FEATURES

Totmianina & Marinin

Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin were known in the early days of their career for their strong technical skills. Textbook triple throws and two different side-by-side triple jumps (toe and Salchow) set them apart from their contemporaries. But as the...


10/10/12  •  Articles

Skaters Strut Their Stuff at Russian Test Event

The Russian Federation held its annual test event in mid-September and while many current stars were featured a few were missing due to injuries. The official test event, which is open to the public and the press, is a smart move drawing attention to the...


08/17/12  •  Articles

“Small Stories of a Big City“

A spectacular figure skating show took place during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Though it got off to a slow start during its run (July 29 to August 7), the musical became very popular with the international audiences in the British capital. The show...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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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