- JAN 21, 2018
Journalist | Ukraine
I'm a sports journalist from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. First I got interested with synchronized skating maybe four years ago being a longtime fan of other figure skating disciplines. I don't remember how exactly It happened but when I saw synchro team video at first it looked like something strange, something new, something other from what I used to see on ice during figure skating competition. And I got interested, started to learn the elements, rules, then in 2014 started a blog... Then in 2016 a coach from Kharkov, who somehow got an idea to start a synchro team in Ukraine, asked me for help with rules, videos and other. So the history of synchro skating in Ukraine begun. By the way - it's me who came up with the name "Interstellar" (And the names of other teams (senior, novice and pre-novice), that are yet to be created and some steps had been made for that)... My dreams are first make synchro skating popular across my country and second to have an international synchro skating competition in Ukraine. Apart of synchro/figure skating I'm a great fan of motorsports, darts, cycling... My hobbies are bicycling, web development, reading, movies watching, music and management in music... So that's how it is.
What does synchronized skating mean to you?
First - it's just the best spectacle that could be created on ice. Second - It's fun and joy of being a part of the team, making some cool things together with friends. Third - it's a good way to keep kids in sports... especially in countries like Ukraine. Fourth - I just like how in Finland the synchronized skating is a major part of the figure skating clubs... just like it and think that it's cool.