Javier Fernández graces the cover of the IFS April 2019 issue. The Spanish star bid farewell to the competitive skating world at the 2019 European Championships. The native of Madrid closed out his 12-year career by capturing his seventh consecutive European title. With Olympic bronze, two World and seven Grand Prix titles to his credit, Fernández proved that sometimes the best do not come from established skating nations. Our cover story looks back at his impressive career, the highs and lows, the success and the setbacks.
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker garnered a lot of attention last season in the wake of their victory at 2018 Four Continents and a 10th place finish at the 2019 World Championships in Milan, Italy.
The onetime king of Canadian figure skating witnessed the future of men’s skating in his homeland at the 2019 Championships, and he likes what he saw. With a new quadrennial underway, the question is out there: Who will be the next Orser, Browning, Stojko or Chan?
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