Finnish media “Nelonen” sponsored a TV series called “Supertähdet” (“Superstars”), in which six former finnish stars of various sports are gathered in a luxury villa in Indian Wells, Southern California, hosted by Teemu Selanne, former hockey player of National Team. In addition to Kiira (Figure Skating), other finnish celebrities are Mika Häkkinen (Car racing), Jarkko Nieminen (Tennis), Marcus Grönholm (Rally) and Kalle Palander (Skiing); in this sort of reality, all of them interview each other about past life as athletes, talking about their own injuries, future projects and so on, in the wonderful frame of a house belonged to Roger Federer, Justin Timberlake and Sylvester Stallone.
Shoots can be seen on finnish screens next April.
(Stay tuned for updates…)
On 15/16th of January, in Bellinzona (Switzerland), Kiira has been among the cast of Music on Ice show, with many famous skaters like Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte, Stephan Lambiel, Samuel Contesti, Anna Ovcharova, Maurizio Margaglio (who’s already cooperating with Finnish Federation of Figure Skating), and, of course, Laurent Tobel, producer of this event.
Here some beautiful pics from the show of last 29th of December in Courmayeur, Italy, to celebrate the “World’s Eighth Wonder”, the funicular railway leading to Helbronner Peak, highpoint in Europe: in addition to Kiira, there performed many stars like Carolina Kostner, italian champions Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise, and Valentina Marchei.
Below, Kiira’s exhibition in Romania, during a stage of “Kings on Ice” tour, last 18th of December.
Next 19th of December, at Palavela in Turin, Kiira’ll be among the stars of Golden Skate Awards’ ninth edition: other great international champions, like Evgeni Plushenko and Olympic reigning champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, are going to light up the event.
Come to Italy guys, it will be worthwhile!
Waiting for the traditional Tappara’s Christmas show in Tampere, “Tule Joulu Kultainen”,
Kiira’s become a new co-speaker of skating competitions for YLE, finnish broadcaster: she starts this week with Trophèe Eric Bompard, in Bordeaux (by the way, many congrats to Roberta Rodeghiero), until European Championships in Bratislava, on January 2016. Moreover, at Sky Sport 24 here in Italy (in these days, Fall in Milan is unusually mild), on 14th morning she’ll take part as a protagonist in “Sky Sport Style” program.
Next October 18, in Tallinn (Estonia), at Tondiraba Jäähall, Kiira’ll be participating for another performance of the show “Kings on Ice”, born by an effort of Evgeni Plushenko.
In front of home crowd, Kiira’s performed at Metro Areena in Espoo, for her first programmed exhibition, opening Finlandia Trophy 2015.
Next show gonna be in Tallinn, Estonia, next week: will follow monthly dates, among which Romania and Switzerland.
So many wishes from all of us!
Today, in a press conference, Kiira has announced her retirement from competitions.
A visibly moved Kiira met this morning with journalists to explain the reasons that led her to abandon sports competitions.
She explained that during the summer had no physical problems, but the reasons for continuing to work full-time on the ice go missing. The decision to retire would mature in late July; she recalled the numerous injuries suffered in recent years noting that, while feeling good at the moment, the physical problems would probably have begun to peep continuing in the competition season.
Kiira has however announced that she have no intention of abandoning the world of skating: in the near future, she will dedicate to ice shows and, in this regard, said to have already received several invitations. At the time, the first output should be at the opening ceremony of the Finlandia Trophy scheduled for early October, but it is possible that in while can present other opportunities.
She also added still hasn’t long-term programs, but to be about to begin studies to become a pilates instructor. Moreover, in the summer, she will work as a trainer at one of the Finnish camp.
Obviously, there have been thanking everyone who supported during the racing career. A first mention went to the various coaches and choreographers with whom she could work over time, to follow it happened to the family, sponsors and fans. Visibly excited and moved said: “Mine are tears of joy.”
Well… today, skating is a little bit poorer.
Best wishes for your new life, Kiira.
Tsemppiä uuteen elämään.
Auguri per la tua nuova vita.