In spite of the tragedy that struck, Ivan Samodelkin is not giving up his dream of skating and performing.
France’s GP Papadakis (22) and GC Cizeron (23) won their fourth consecutive European title in January, they are also the 2015 and 2016 World Champions as well as the reigning World silver medalists and Grand Prix Final Champions. They are heading as top contenders into their first Olympic Winter Games.
Mikhail Kolyada (22) has had a breakthrough season with winning his first Grand Prix medals – gold and bronze – and qualifying for his first Grand Prix Final, where he got on to the podium again. He is now a top contender for the upcoming European Championships in Moscow.
Germany’s Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot struck gold at the Grand Prix Final in Nagoya (JPN) and set a new highest score in the Free Skating.
Javier Fernandez, 26, made history by becoming the first Spanish figure skater to win medals at the ISU Grand Prix, European and World Championships. He is a five-time European Champion and a two-time World Champion.
Canada’s World silver medalist Kaetlyn Osmond (21), won her home Grand Prix Skate Canada International and starts with confidence into the Olympic season.
Denis Ten made history as the first figure skater from Kazakhstan to win medals at the Olympic Games (2014) and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships (2013 and 2015).
After an outstanding season which saw them on the podium at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships, Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres head into the 2017/2018 season aiming for an Olympic Medal.
Pair skaters Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya and Harley Windsor took the skating scene by storm. Not only did they win the 2017 World Junior title after having skated together for a little over a year, but they also are the first Australian figure skaters to win an ISU Championship title.
Jun Hwan Cha (KOR) finished 5th at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer but has since progressed to win the bronze medal at the 2016 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Marseille. We find out how he feels about possibly becoming the next top skater from Korea