Daniel Samohin: “It’s Easier To Do Quads Than Triples”

By Hiro Yoshida 

Daniel Samohin announced himself to the skating world when he cracked the top ten at his first European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden last year. He followed that up with a very impressive 8th place at the World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia in March 2015 marking him out as the real deal. When I spoke to him at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain last month, the whole surreal nature of being an object of attention all of a sudden was still fresh in the mind of the 17 year old.

“Europeans was an amazing experience. It was crazy because I didn’t expect the placement or my skate to be that good. Not because I didn’t believe in myself, but because I was still on and off on my quad and my Axel was actually not very consistent. I got to the competition and for that week it was really consistent. Before that, all those months I was practicing I could not do Axel. I was stepping out or falling and every time I did it in the program it wasn’t consistent. So when I did the Axel in Europeans last year I got really excited and that’s why I stepped out of the Lutz! It was really great for me and really opened up a lot of doors mentally because I was able to push myself more. It motivated me to work even harder than I had been.”

Daniel Samohin
 
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2016.01.26 Tuesday | 09:00 | - | - | Interviews | *

Johnny Weir - "When I’m on the ice now, I still dream about having people clap for me"

Tatiana Edrenkina met with Johnny Weir in Moscow at the end of December, after the second performance of Snow King 2, a magical figure skating show based on the original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. The first edition of the show was a huge success and even now, one year later, it’s difficult to find an empty seat in the stands of the huge Megasport Arena. 

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2016.01.24 Sunday | 07:58 | - | - | Interviews | *

That Was The Week That Was In Figure Skating (7-13 December 2015)

We take a quick look back at what happened in the world of skating over the course of the past week.


 
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2015.12.15 Tuesday | 23:00 | - | - | News | *

Marie-France Dubreuil and Romain Haguenauer: “Our Success Is Down To Our Collaboration”

By Hiro Yoshida 

As the first half of the 2015/2016 season has unfolded and with the Grand Prix Final beginning this week in Barcelona, many of the questions we had about how certain events would play out and certain skaters would perform have been answered. However, in ice dance there is a still one big question waiting for an answer. How will Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron follow up on their stunning victory at the World Championships in Shanghai earlier this year?

Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron
 
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2015.12.08 Tuesday | 11:00 | - | - | Interviews | *

That Was The Week That Was In Figure Skating (30 November - 6 December 2015)

We take a quick look back at what happened in the world of skating over the course of the past week.

Denis Ten
 

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2015.12.07 Monday | 06:00 | - | - | News | *
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