Carolina Kostner

26 Dec

Carolina Kostner secures her 7th Italian national figure skating title. Carolina Kostner clearly dominated the 2013 Italian national figure skating championships in Milan and secured her 7th national figure skating title. Leading after the short program and even receiving a 10 from one judge clearly let the competition know that Carolina Kostner had he mind set to take this home.  After a near perfect free program and receiving 143.56 points there was no doubt whom will be the national champion for Italy.

Carolina Kostner, current world champion figure skater has kicked off the 2012 – 2013 season with the Golden Spin Trophy and the Italian National championship.  Carolina Kostner has stated the skating season with a perfect start, winning the Golden Spin in Zagreb. 1st place after the short and 1st place in the long program guaranteed Carolina Kostner the perfect 1st place. Carolina Kostner stated in July of 2012 that she will be skating competitively until the Olympics in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

 

Personal information on Carolina Kostner

Born:                                     February 8, 1987 in Bolzano, Italy

Height:                                 169cm (5 ft 7 in)

Coach:                                  Michael Huth

Choreographer:               Lori Nichol

Skating club:                      G.S. Fiamme Azzurre

 

 

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Alexandra Kamieniecki

26 Dec

Alexandra Kamieniecki (Ola) is the 2012 Polish national figure skating champion.

Alexandra Kamieniecki music selections for the 2012/2013 season:

Short program:

Masquerade Waltz by Aram Khachaturian

Free skating:

Incantation from Cirque du Soleil)

Harem by Sarah Brightman

Basic info on Alexandra Kamieniecki:

Date of birth:             01.09.1996

Place of birth:           Calgary CAN

Height:                       160 cm

Home town:               Bloomfield Hills USA

Start sk. / Club:         2000 / RKS Marimont Warsaw

Wishing Alexandra Kamieniecki (Ola) the best of luck and a very good 2012/2013 skating season.

Nelli Zhiganshina – Alexander Gazsi

26 Dec

Nelli Zhiganshina – Alexander Gazsi are the 2012 German Ice Dance Champions. Together they now have won 3 German national championships (2007, 2011, 2012)

Nelli Zhiganshina – Alexander Gazsi have won the 2012 P. Roman Memorial, secured a bronze at the Nebelhorn trophy, and placed 5th at the Skate America and the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow.

Music selections of Nelli Zhiganshina – Alexander Gazsi for the 2012/2013 skating season:

Short dance:

Polka by Alfred Schnittke Waltz from Admiral (film)

Free dance:

“Two from the Grave”:

Tore My Heart performed by Oona

Et Maintenant by Jean-Marc Zelwer

Rama Lama by Roisin Murphy

Exhibition:

Tango de Roxanne    (from Moulin Rouge)

Basic information on Nelli Zhiganshina:

Date of birth:             31.03.1987

Place of birth:           Moscow, Russia

Height:                         164 cm

Home town:               Oberstdorf

Start sk. / Club:         1991 / EC Oberstdorf

Former Partners      Denis Bazdyrev (RUS)

Basic information on Alexander Gazsi

Date of birth:             06.10.1984

Place of birth:           Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz) Germany

Height:                        182 cm

Home town:              Oberstdorf

Start sk. / Club:       1988 / EC Oberstdorf

Former Partners      Mandy Kästner, Julia Novikov, Sandra Gissmann

Wishing Nelli Zhiganshina – Alexander Gazsi a successful 2012/2013 Ice dancing season.

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Annabelle Prölss Rubern Blommaert

25 Dec

Annabelle Prölss – Rubern Blommaert are the new 2012 German pair figure skating champions and last year’s junior champion in pair figure skating.

In 2012 they also won the Ice Challenge, the NRW Trophy and the Warsaw cup at the Junior levels.

Annabelle Prölss

Information on Annabelle Prölss:

Date of birth:             30.03.1999

Place of birth:           Regensburg

Height:                         150 cm

Home town:               Oberstdorf

Start sk. / Club:         2005 / EC Oberstdorf

Information on Rubern Blommaert:

Date of birth:             05.03.1992

Place of birth:           Brugge BEL

Height:                       180 cm

Home town:               Oberstdorf

Start sk. / Club:         1998 / EC Oberstdorf

Coach:                       Karel Fajfr

Wishing Annabelle Prölss and Rubern Blommaert a successful 2012/2013 season.

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Sarah Hecken

25 Dec

Sarah Hecken is the youngest national figure skating champion for Germany. She won her first national figure skating title at age 14. Unfortunately Sarah Hecken was not allowed to represent Germany at the European or World championships at that young age, entry age limit is 16.

Sarah Hecken won the 2012 German national championship to a total of four consecutive national titles. Her 2012 achievements are the Coupe de Printemps in Luxemburg and also the Cup of Meran in Italy, she landed Gold in both competitions.

Sarah Hecken

Date of birth:          August, 27th 1993 in Mannheim

Height:                      170cm

Coach:                       Peter Sczypa

 

Wishing Sarah Hecken a wonderful and successful 2012/2013 skating season.

Peter Liebers

25 Dec

Peter Liebers is the 2013 German national champion figure skater. He is the 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, the 2012 Coupe de Nice bronze medalist, and a four-time German national champion.

Peter Liebers information:

Country represented:                   Germany

Date of birth:                                    16 April 1988, Berlin

Height:                                                1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

Coach:                                                 Viola Striegler

Choreographer:                              René Lohse – Andreas Fischer

Skating club:                                    SC Berlin

 

Wishing Peter Liebers a successful 2012 / 2013 figure skating season.

Merry Christmas

25 Dec

Wishing a very merry Christmas to everybody

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Synchronized Skating Mozart Cup

22 Dec

The Synchronized Skating Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria will be held from January 3rd through January 5th of 2013.

This Synchronized Skating competition will host the following levels:

Basic Novice A

Basci Novice B

Advanced Novices

Junior

Senior

The Synchronized Skating Mozart Cup is held at the:

Eisarena Salzburg

Hermann Bahr Promenade 2

5020 Salzburg, Austria

+43 (0) 662 630 473 11

Wishing all Synchronized Skating teams the best of luck.

Sochi

22 Dec

Sochi will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014. Sochi 2014 will be the most compact Winter Games in the history of the Olympic Movement. It will be possible to get from one venue to another in just a matter of minutes.

Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, situated on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia and Russia. Sochi will host the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2014 until at least 2020. Sochi is also one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

 

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Javier Fernández

22 Dec

Javier Fernández the 2012 Skate Canada champion was born April 15, 1991 in Madrid, Spain. Javier Fernández started his season at the 2012 Finlandia Trophy where he picked up the bronze medal. His first Grand Prix event was the 2012 Skate Canada. He won the gold medal, beating defending Skate Canada and World champion Patrick Chan. Fernández became the first Spaniard to win a gold medal in the Grand Prix series. He placed 4th at the 2012 NHK Trophy and qualified for the 2012–2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

In 2011 Javier Fernández Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2010 and 2012 Spanish national champion, and represented Spain at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He became the first Spanish skater to win a Grand Prix medal when he won silver at the 2011 Skate Canada International and the first Spaniard to medal at a Grand Prix Final when he won bronze in 2011.

Javier Fernández selected the following music for the 2012/2013 season.

Short program:

The Mask of Zorro by James Horner

Free skating:

Charlie Chaplin medley

Wishing Javier Fernández a wonderful 2012 / 2013 skating season.