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The Evolution of Compulsory Dances 

by Morgan Matthews Pennington Utter the words “compulsory dances” to a group of young ice dancers and you’re likely to elicit groans. The set steps, rigid patterns, and most of…

Preview: 2023 Grand Prix Final

by Matteo Morelli China is going to host the 2023/2024 Grand Prix Final, to take place at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing. The six junior and six senior ice…

Profile – Elisabeth Havers & Leo Havers

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: Austria (AUT) Level: Junior Club(s): CEV – Cottage Engelmann Verein, Vienna Coach(es): Jana Hübler Choreographer(s): Jana Hübler Training location: Vienna, Austria Start Skating Together:     ATHLETE…

Solo Dancing in the Desert (Part II)

by Anne Calder In our final installment of the Dancing in the Desert series, we meet Abigail Dalsin, Shakshi Wagh and Maria Gonzales.  ABIGAIL DALSINAbigail Dalsin is seventeen and will…

Profile – Olivia Oliver & Elliott Graham

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: Poland Level: Senior Club(s): Mariposa School of Skating Coach(es): Mitchell Islam, Kelly Johnson, David Islam, James Callan Choreographer(s): Mitchell Islam and Kelly Johnson Training Location: Barrie, Ontario…

Profile – Emilea Zingas & Vadym Kolesnik

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: United States (USA)  Level: Senior Club(s): St. Clair Shores Figure Skating Club / SC of New York Coach(es): Igor Sphilband, Natalie Deller, Adrienne Lenda, Pasquale Camerlengo Choreographer(s):…

Profile – Samantha Ritter & Daniel Brykalov

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: Azerbaijan  Level: Senior Club(s): Skating Federation of Azerbaijan Coach(es): Adrian Diaz, Madison Hubbell, Scott Moir Choreographer(s): Adrian Diaz, Madison Hubbell Training Location: London, Ontario (CAN) Began Skating…

Profile – Mariia Nosovitskaya & Mikhail Nosovitskiy

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: Israel (ISR)  Level: Senior Club(s): Holon Coach(es): Galit Chait Moracci Choreographer(s): Galit Chait Moracci Training Location: Hackensack, NJ (USA) Began Skating Together:     ATHLETE INFORMATION:  …

Profile – Hannah Lim & Ye Quan

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: Korea (KOR) Level: Junior Club(s): YRSA / Ahuntsic Coach(es): Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer, Benjamin Brisebois, Pascal Denis, Josée Piché Choreographer(s): Romain Haguenauer(RD), Marie-France Dubreuil(FD) Training…

Profile – Nao Kida & Masaya Morita

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: Japan (JPN)  Level: Junior Club(s): Kinoshita Academy Coach(es): Cathy Reed Choreographer(s): Cathy Reed Training Location: Kyoto, Japan Began Skating Together:     ATHLETE INFORMATION:     NAO…

Recap: 2022 Grand Prix Espoo

by Matteo Morelli Finland welcomed back a Grand Prix event after last hosting one in 2018. Grand Prix of Espoo, that replaced Rostelecom Cup, was the last event of the…

Profile – Elliana Peal & Ethan Peal

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: United States (USA)  Level: Junior Club(s): Scott Hamilton SC Coach(es): Rob Peal Choreographer(s): Rob Peal Training Location: Nashville, TN (USA) Began Skating Together: August 2015   ATHLETE…

Profile – Leah Neset & Artem Markelov

TEAM INFORMATION: Country: United States (USA)  Level: Junior Club(s): Magic City Figure Skating Club Coach(es): Elena Dostatni, Andrzej Dostatni Choreographer(s): Massimo Scali, Elena Dostatni, Nikolai Morozov Training Location: Colorado Springs,…