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Onnea paljon, Kiira!

In few hours, Kiira’s going to start a new life, after her marriage with Arthur.
From all of us fans, from the bottom of our hearts…

Parhaat toiveet uudesta tulevasta elämästä täynnä onnellisuutta!!

WC in Milan: Osmond carries the day

Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond is the gold medallist at World Championship in Italy (Assago Forum): two japanese athletes forerun with few points the local favorite, italian Carolina Kostner.

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 223.23 4 1
2 Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN 210.90 8 2
3 Satoko MIYAHARA JPN 210.08 3 3
4 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 208.88 1 5
5 Alina ZAGITOVA RUS 207.72 2 7
6 Bradie TENNELL USA 199.89 7 4
7 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 196.72 6 8
8 Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 196.61 5 9
9 Loena HENDRICKX BEL 192.31 10 6
10 Mirai NAGASU USA 187.52 9 11

World Championships: Kostner leads after SP

After the Short Program at World Championships in Milan (Italy), italian Carolina Kostner is leading despite of her age (31 y.o.). Here below, the whole table:

Pl. Name Nation Points
1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA 80.27
2 Alina ZAGITOVA RUS 79.51
3 Satoko MIYAHARA JPN 74.36
4 Kaetlyn OSMOND CAN 72.73
5 Maria SOTSKOVA RUS 71.80
6 Gabrielle DALEMAN CAN 71.61
7 Bradie TENNELL USA 68.76
8 Wakaba HIGUCHI JPN 65.89
9 Mirai NAGASU USA 65.21
10 Loena HENDRICKX BEL 64.07

Villars & Courmayeur

Some clips from the year’s end shows in Switzerland and Italy, performed on the same music (and dress): “The promise”.

Christmas on Ice 2017

A clip from the show held last weekend in Yokohama (Japan), with Kiira’s exhibition.

November memories

Do you remember? On November 28th in Paris, Kiira reached maybe the top level of her career.
European medals, of course, National titles, and many other achievements… but, in my opinion, this was maybe the real flagship of a whole life spent on ice. Don’t you agree?
Bring back to mind together those emotions on this clip…

Hyvää Syntymäpäivää!!

So many wishes for a special day!!!

 


Happy  Birthday!!!

All the best for an incoming year
you’ll keep in mind for so long…

“Queen of ice”

Queen of ice“, a documentary telling the story of the famous Norwegian skater and actress Sonja Henie, will be filmed at Dunarea skating rink in Galati, a city in Eastern Romania, between September 4 and September 13, directed by Anne Sewitskyn. The main character will be Ine Marie Wilmann, who will act the part of Sonja Henie; Kiira is going to take her place for skating scenes, and Anna Pushkova and Susanne Lidholm Torgersen will be coaching Ine for the movie.

https://www.aamulehti.fi/viihde/kiira-korpi-valmistautuu-elokuvarooliin-tuntuu-etta-minun-on-pitanyt-heittaa-romukoppaan-kaikki-mita-olen-oppinut-200342891/
https://www.aamulehti.fi/viihde/kiira-korpi-yritti-puhua-suomalaisjoukkueen-mukaan-elokuvaan-norjalaiset-paattivat-toisin-200347394/

Kiira will feature choreos & moves strictly in the Henie era style; some bits are copied straight from Henie’s old programs; she’s been practicing for this since early May. The process has challenged her preconceptions about Henie era skaters’ skill level: previously, she’d watch some Youtube videos and thought it’d be a piece of cake for her but actually getting up on the toe picks, doing the Henie era twirls & turns etc. turned out to be not that easy.
The equipment is different, too (the skates are “like wilted tulips”): Henie’s boots reached high up in the shin and didn’t support the ankle the same way modern ankle-length sturdy boots do. Kiira had custom boots made in USA that weren’t “socks” like Henie era boots, but more like a compromise between the old and new.
Kiira was chosen for the project because she has previous experience in front of the camera and she kinda looks like Ine Wilmann (Kiira is only 2 cm shorter and 3 years younger).

There will be other skaters in the movie besides Korpi: 6 male skaters, a “choir” of 10 female skaters, and Team Surprise (six-time World champions in synchro skating). They’ll be practicing in Gothenburg, Sweden next week before the shooting starts in Romania. Kiira will also be doing pairs stunts in the movie; she sais she’s been practicing lifts. Matti Landgraf will be Kiira’s partner for pairs stunts in the movie. The choreographer is Catarina Lindgren; it was her and husband Tom Dickson who originally contacted Kiira about the movie role.
There will be five weeks of shooting in Romania; premiere of the film should be in December 2018.

Kiira’s biography

It’s being born a new Kiira’s digital biography, the whole history for her career: the beginnings, seasons, competitions, results, training staffs and many many other… all integrated with images, clips, interviews, starting from 2000 until her retirement to dedicate to shows. If someone of you, guys, could send any kind of material like above, if not already included, this gonna become part of these (virtual) pages, obviously specifying any single source (i.e.: “courtesy of Tom Smith“). It’s a huge effort (especially in terms of filesize), already cost me so much time, and it would be a nice way to finalize this opera all of us together: an ultimate copy will be sent to anyone will request, of course for absolutely free.
C’mon guys, let’s contribute to success!

Our plea to Kiira

Within the old official website, Kiira was writing some personal thoughts monthly: impressions, feelings about her mood, physical shape, future programs… though we’re talking about few lines only, that was a simply and nice way to keep in touch with fans all over the world.

So… why don’t try to restore these good and old habits?

Time shouldn’t be hard master anymore, now… well, we’d wanna call upon Kiira with this plea, we could create her an appropriate own account, so she could write here every now and then, everything she wants, whenever she wants, like did in the past. Something with real time effect, like shows she was (or she’ll be) part of, travels, unexpected events, future plans… less cold and impersonal than the official website (automatically and poorly updated with some pic, and that’s all…), while we always poured out all of considerations, thoughts, ideas, opinions here, throughout the years, with no other aim but our passion for the skater… and the person.

Would be nice.

Update: So, at the moment, no response at all.
Even a negative feedback would be appreciate.
Oh, and meanwhile…

Many wishes, and all of luck for your future life, Kiira & Arthur!