Figure Skating Moments

This gallery takes you behind the scenes of the figure skating world. Especially those younger ones. Copyright of all the pics: Nina Salmenkaita. For full resolution and commercial purposes pls contact me.
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Kiira Korpi at a show in October 2015

Kiira Korpi at a show in October 2015

Max competes in Springs level. The spread eagle is a favourite spiral if you ask me.

Max competes in Springs level. The spread eagle is a favourite spiral if you ask me.

Rika Hongo JPN together with Julia Lipnitskaja RUS & Joshi Helgesson SWE at Finlandia Trophy October 2015

Rika Hongo JPN together with Julia Lipnitskaja RUS & Joshi Helgesson SWE at Finlandia Trophy October 2015

Sofia competes in Advanced Novice level. She is known for very flexible spins.

Sofia competes in Advanced Novice level. She is known for very flexible spins.

Putting together the costumes is quite a task but the kids love the shows. And so do we in the audience.

Putting together the costumes is quite a task but the kids love the shows. And so do we in the audience.

There are lots of figure skating shows around Christmas and April (which is the end of the season). Here are a group of snowmen on ice.

There are lots of figure skating shows around Christmas and April (which is the end of the season). Here are a group of snowmen on ice.

Most figure skaters start at a skating school. Here is a father with his son.

Most figure skaters start at a skating school. Here is a father with his son.

My daughter in a Chicks level competition

My daughter in a Chicks level competition

This is my daughter, 7. These pics play an important role in our post-competition discussions. "How was my knee. Great, I never knew I can stretch and lift it that nicely", she says.

This is my daughter, These pics play an important role in our post-competition discussions. "How was my knee. Great, I never knew I can stretch and lift it that nicely", she says.

These girls have taken some advice from the more senior sportspeople. They love their medals to bits.

These girls have taken some advice from the more senior sportspeople. They love their medals to bits.

Being a flower girl in a big competition like Finlandia Trophy is a highlight of the year for a young figure skater.

Being a flower girl in a big competition like Finlandia Trophy is a highlight of the year for a young figure skater.

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