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I'm quite surprised that still there is no thread about italian figure skating here. So welcome to the world of "pattinaggio"!

Italy is the southern european country where a number of skating greats like Carolina Kostner, Karel Zelenka, Federica Faiella - Massimo Scalli, Barbara Fusar-Poli - Maurizio Margaglio, Anna Cappellini - Luca Lanotte, Valentina Marchei - Ondrej Hotarek and others had come from. And every season they have an interesting-to-watch skaters and pairs.

So here we can talk about skating in Italy and italian skaters and competitions

Some useful links:

Federazione Italiana Sport Del Ghiaccio (Italian Ice Sports Federation)
https://www.fisg.it/

Youtube channels:

https://www.youtube.com/user/idealwebtv - most italian national competitions and international events hosted in Italy are streamed live here. The guy, who owns a channel, does his job very accurate and tries to re-upload any event stream record that was blocked or broken so almost every streamed event can be re-watched anytime.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_U6jCT37qfcw1pJfxVl6g - some events are streamed here.

GoldenSkate Fanfests:

Ladies:

Lucrezia Beccari
Lucrezia Gennaro
Lara Naki Gutmann
Elisabetta Leccardi
Marina Piredda
Roberta Rodeghiero
Giada Russo
Alessia Tornaghi

Men:

Daniel Grassl
Ivan Righini

Pairs:

Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise

Dance couples:

Charlene Guignard & Marco Fabbri
Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte

Synchronized skating:

Hot Shivers senior

Retired:

Valentina Marchei & Ondrej Hotarek
Lorenza Alessandrini & Pierre Souquet
Carolina Kostner
 

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Nice OP.

Although it's "pattinaggio" ;)

Thanks! Corrected)

I know - my italian is not so good at this time (so there can be some misspells sometimes) but I try to improve it:)
 

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Thank you for starting this thread, Hevari. :bow: :cheer: :clap: :points:

It'll be a handy place to post news about Italian skaters that don't have their own Fan Fest thread. And to start it off, I have some news about one of the Italian Ice Dancers.

Carolina Moscheni has entered the Miss Bergamo contest, which is a qualifying round for Miss Lombardy, which in turn is a qualifying round for Miss Italy.

Here is her summary on the Miss Lombardy Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/MissItalia...315989361042/2074320116027296/?type=3&theater

There are 15 contestants, and Carolina is #15.

Here is a video of the Miss Bergamo contestants from their selection event:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxrapO0nv5e/

And here is a group photo of the Miss Bergamo contestants (Carolina is top right as we look at them):

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxmHBxdihh-/

I don't know if there is online voting. But, if there is, please let me know as I would love to vote for her!

My username may refer to a different skater called Carolina, but I also like this Carolina a lot. ;) :biggrin:

:cheer: ALL THE BEST, CAROLINA!!! :cheer:

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You're welcome CaroLiza_fan!

Glad for Carolina Moscheni! Good luck to her at this contest!

By the way - did she end her career in skating and switch to modelling, or not?
 

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You're welcome CaroLiza_fan!

Glad for Carolina Moscheni! Good luck to her at this contest!

By the way - did she end her career in skating and switch to modelling, or not?

Not that I know of. I think doing a beauty contest is just something she thought would keep her occupied at a time of year when there's not much to do skating-wise.

Hey, she's an extremely beautiful girl, so why not? :)

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Not that I know of. I think doing a beauty contest is just something she thought would keep her occupied at a time of year when there's not much to do skating-wise.

Hey, she's an extremely beautiful girl, so why not? :)

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By the way - today Carolina Moscheni celebrates her 23-rd birhtday! Congratulations and best wishes to her! :)
 

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By the way - today Carolina Moscheni celebrates her 23-rd birhtday! Congratulations and best wishes to her! :)

Yep. Carolina Moscheni is one skater whose birthday I ALWAYS remember... because my cousin's daughter was born on exactly the same day! :biggrin:

:cheer: HAPPY 23[SUP]rd[/SUP] BIRTHDAY CAROLINA AND ALANA!!! :cheer:

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happy birthday!

P: S.: CLF, Alana i such a beautiful name!:luv17:
 

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happy birthday!

P: S.: CLF, Alana i such a beautiful name!:luv17:

Since you took an interest, she is named after her maternal grandfrather, who is called Alan.

Getting back on topic, the Miss Bergamo selection will be on Tuesday night, from 19:00-22:00 CEST.

Oh, it would be lovely if Carolina did well in it. It is so nice seeing figure skaters doing well in other things.

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Thanks for creating the thread. :cheer:

Happy birthday to the girls!
 

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Daniel Grassl

Short program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lacrimosa + Requiem "Angel"
Free program: Abel Korzeniowski, Lonely Man

Choreos: Richaud

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx4ZM2rI8uO/

(I think he means A Single Man soundtrack, rather than Lonely Man)

it looks like we'll have another dramatic performance from daniel this season, at least in the sp (i don't know the free music)
 

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Just getting back to the Carolina Moscheni conversation.

Firstly, here are some photos that Carolina put up after she competed in Miss Bergamo:

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByICDk_oCII/

Unfortunately, she didn't make the Top 3. But, it looks like she had a great time! :biggrin:

Secondly, her Ice Dance partner, Andrea Fabbri, has announced his retirement.

Here is the announcement on the partnership's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=684352938684362&id=443946596058332

And here is a screenshot on Carolina's Instagram page, along with her response:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bypjxa8o462/

Suffice to say, it's for personal reasons, and has nothing to do with his partnership, which he describes as being important to him.

Nevertheless, his decision has come as a surprise to her.

All the best with whatever the future holds for each of them.

(Hopefully a new partner, in Carolina's case ;) :biggrin: )

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Skate Canada: Matteo Rizzo
Internationaux de France: Giognard/Fabbri
Cup of China: Matteo Rizzo; Della Monica/Guarise
Rostelecom Cup: Ghilardi/Ambrosini
NHK: Della Monica/Guarise; Guignard/Fabbri
 

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Since there were too many threads that this could have gone into, putting it in this thread seemed the best solution!

Elisabetta Leccardi has posted a photo album of the camp that Alexei Mishin did with Team Italy skaters:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0MRJDeo7sh/

Includes a group photo; a photo of Leccardi with Mishin; and a really lovely photo of the 2 Elizabeths (Leccardi and Tuktamysheva).

I knew Leccardi was tall, but I didn't realise that she was quite that much taller than Tuktamysheva! :shocked: (5ft 2in for Tuktamysheva, and 5ft 8in for Leccardi)

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in comparison Marina Piredda is a child :biggrin: and Memola is taller than Daniel:shocked:
 

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Frangipani has been enrolled in the police forces and assigned to their sport group. This means chance of full time training while having monthly salary from the state, chance to keep the job after retiring from competitive careers, etc.

The two applications to the public call by Ministry were Frangipani and Della Torre. Frangipani won based on previous sport results.

Interesting. When the public call was put out months ago including a "male athlete, figure skating-single", I assumed it was for Grassl (Rizzo is already enrolled in another army sport group). Either another army's sport group (we have 6 of them, I think) will put out a call for a skater in the following months, or he has different plans.
 
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