Tatjana Flade

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02/24/16  •  Articles

2016 Four Continents in Review

Skaters from four different nations claimed the 12 medals awarded in Taipei City. China and the U.S. topped the leaderboard with both nations capturing four medals. Canada and Japan each claimed two. _____________________________________________________...


09/28/15  •  Articles

Savchenko & Massot Play the Waiting Game

©International Figure Skating - October 2015 While the summer heat hovers over the town of Oberstdorf and tourists stroll through the beautiful mountain resort in southern Germany, Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot are hard at work in the cool confines of...


09/12/15  •  Articles

Ekaterina Bobrova & Dmitri Soloviev

©International Figure Skating - August 2015 The powerful tones of “Masquerade Waltz” and “Dance of the Knights” from “Romeo and Juliet” swept through the Olimpiski Ice Rink in Moscow, Russia, as Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev, both 25, glided over...


08/19/15  •  Articles

Marchei & Hotárek: Silence the Critics

© International Figure Skating She had been told that she was too old and that her body shape was not suited to pairs skating. And when Valentina Marchei, a singles skater her entire career, started trying pairs moves with Ondřej Hotárek last summer, even...


08/17/15  •  Articles

While the summer heat hovers over the town of Oberstdorf and tourists stroll through the beau- tiful mountain resort in southern Germany, Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot are hard at work in the cool confines of an ice rink. Everyone can see that this is...


06/05/15  •  Articles

Inside Russia

This is the time of year when Russian skaters traditionally end their season. School finishes at the end of May with the popular “final bell” (a party that heralds a school graduation for some) and final exams. While some athletes train or work on new programs...


03/12/14  •  COVER STORY

High Expectations

When Tatiana Volosozhar’s former partner retired she refused to accept that her skating career was over. In her heart she knew there were greater moments ahead. All she needed was a new partner. And the one person she had in mind was Maxim Trankov who had...


01/19/14  •  Articles

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy

This season will be the final competitive hurrah for Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, and the duo is hoping to close out their decade-long career with the finest victory of them all: the 2014 Olympic title. Savchenko, 30, and Szolkowy, 34...


12/16/13  •  Articles

Juniors Take the Grand Stage

The results of the Junior Grand Prix Final left no doubt that the Russian ladies will be a force to contend with going forward. China also had reason to cheer with victories in the men’s and pairs disciplines. Maria Sotskova, 13, led a sweep of the ladies...


10/15/13  •  Articles

Sergei Voronov: Working “Like a Galley Slave“

A lot of people had considered that Sergei Voronov was done, but he surprised many at Finlandia Trophy, by laying down two strong performances to finish second behind Yuzuru Hanyu. When he decided last spring to look for another coach, he was turned down...


10/15/13  •  Articles

Artur Gachinski: In a Battle for An Olympic Berth

Although he just turned 20 in August, Russia’s Artur Gachinski has had a lot of ups and downs in his career. He took the bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships and silver at the 2012 European Championships but then faded to 18th at Worlds the following...


10/13/13  •  Articles

Yuzuru Hanyu: Golden Start to Season

Japan’s young star, Yuzuru Hanyu, got the new season off to a good start, winning the Finlandia Trophy in October in Espoo, Finland. The 18-year-old led after the short after popping the Axel, but landing a quad. He hit two quads (Salchow and toe loop...


09/21/13  •  Articles

Elena Radionova Gears Up for Senior Debut

Russian prodigy Elena Radionova is getting ready for her senior level debut at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany (Sep. 25-28). The Muscovite dominated at the junior level last season, winning every competition she entered including the World Junior...


05/14/13  •  Articles

Jeremy Abbott: A Japanese Celebration

Following the World Team Trophy in April, Jeremy Abbott attended a party thrown by his official Japanese fan club. More than 70 fans dined with the American skater at a Tokyo sushi bar that they had decorated with banners. Abbott posed with the fans for...


02/23/13  •  FEATURES

Fighting Spirit

It appears that Mao Asada has rediscovered her winning rhythm this season. After claiming the Grand Prix Final and Japanese national titles in December, Asada dominated the 2013 Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan the following month. For the first...


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...



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