Klaus-Reinhold Kany

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03/11/12  •  COVER STORY

Aliona & Robin

They have been a dominant force on the international stage the last few years, but for Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy the road to the top was not always paved with gold. The high-flying pair, known for their avant-garde costumes and fascinating choreography...

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03/01/12  •  FEATURES

Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski

Two-time World ice dance champions Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski have returned to the skating scene after an 18-month hiatus. On Jan. 30, 2011, the couple became first-time parents to a son, Daniel. “I stopped skating from the beginning of my pregnancy...

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02/27/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Jason Brown Strikes Canadian Gold

It has been a season America’s Jason Brown will never forget. From the outset, the rising star was on a mission to earn a berth at the Junior Grand Prix Final after falling short last season. Brown won his first Grand Prix event in Brisbane, Australia and...

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01/01/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Anna Cappellini and Luca LaNotte

Italy’s Anna Cappellini, 24, and Luca LaNotte, 26, were happy to get the season off to a good start by dancing into third at both their Grand Prix events. Since joining forces in 2005, Cappellini, who hails from Como, and LaNotte, a Milan native, have competed...

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12/01/11  •  FEATURES

Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen: Building Champions

For the past two years, singles skaters from all corners of the globe have been gravitating to the Detroit club to work with Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen. Sato, 38, and Dungjen, 44, began their coaching careers teaching basic skating skills to young stars...

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11/30/11  •  FEATURES

Anjelika Krylova and Pasquale Camerlengo: A Magnetic Attraction

Anjelika Krylova and Pasquale Camerlengo have become one of the most sought-after coaching and choreographic teams in the world, but it took a lot of hard work and dedication to earn the respect they now command. When the dynamic duo first settled in the...

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11/11/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Javier Fernández Gets a Fresh Start

Until a few years ago, Spain had produced only a handful of figure skaters of international caliber, despite its lengthy history in the sport. But Spanish skating federation (Federación Española de Deportes de Hielo) president Maria Teresa Samaranch (daughter...

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11/08/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Yuzuru Hanyu Rises From the Ashes

No skater deserved first place at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany in September as much as Yuzuru Hanyu. The native of Sendai, Japan, who will turn 17 on Dec. 7, was not only the best skater in the men’s field, he fought for the victory more than anyone else...

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09/26/11  •  Articles

Mirai Nagasu; Hubbell and Donohue - Golden Moments

The Nebelhorn Trophy is named after a local mountain in Oberstdorf, the southernmost town of Germany situated in the middle of the Bavarian Alps. The cable car to the mountaintop runs over the roof of the ice rink. It was the 43rd anniversary of this competition...

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09/09/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Carolina Kostner: Making No Commitment to 2014

Claiming silver medals at the Grand Prix Final and European Championships, and capturing bronze at Worlds, crowned a successful 2010-11 season for Italy’s Carolina Kostner. “Looking back, I was surprised how well last season worked out overall,” she said...

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09/06/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Ekaterina Pushkash and Jonathan Guerreiro Gear Up for New Season

Most of the promising young Russian ice dance teams prefer to train in their homeland, but not Ekaterina Pushkash, 19, and Jonathan Guerreiro, 20. In the summer of 2010 the duo relocated to the U.S. to work with renowned Russian coaches Natalia Linichuk...

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07/27/11  •  Articles

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier

The demise of the partnership of Canada’s top ice dance team of Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier took everyone by surprise. Though many in the skating fraternity were of the opinion that Crone was not as good as her partner, her excellent physical condition...

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07/18/11  •  Articles

Leah Keiser Shines at Liberty International

More than 700 singles and pair skaters attended this year’s Liberty summer competition in Aston, Pa., despite the high entry fee of $235 to compete in both a short and long program and $150 for one program only. Approximately 100 officials were in attendance...

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07/13/11  •  Articles

European News: Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy and More

World pairs champions Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy performed in shows in China in June. In Shanghai they skated to live music played by world-famous pianist Lang Lang. “It was a great honor to perform with such a famous musician,” Savchenko acknowledged...

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07/09/11  •  Opinion

The Short Dance Debate

When the International Skating Union (ISU) decided to replace the compulsory dances with a short dance last season, the change provoked endless discussion. The ISU dance committee worked out several models for a new format, tested them and then put forward...

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07/06/11  •  FEATURES

Russia Scores a 6.0 at the 2011 World Championships

BEHIND THE SCENES The International Skating Union’s (ISU) decision to award Worlds to Moscow and not one of the other last-minute candidates such as Canada or the U.S. was primarily a financial one. The Russian government committed to invest more than US...

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