Alexandre Fantuz : "I encourage all the skaters to skate as much as possible and to try free jumping!"
Here is the interview of Alexandre Fantuz (Fra), Men’s Free Jump World #3 after his victory of the PSWC2015!
THE 1st CERS EUROPEAN FREESTYLE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015
The 1st CERS European Freestyle Skating Championships 2015 will be held on September, 24-27, in Busto Arsizio, Italy. During these days the best skaters will compete in all the main disciplines :
Speed Slalom, Freestyle Classic, Freestyle Battle, Freestyle Slides, Pair Freestyle Slalom and also, Open Free Jump contest. To take part in this event and to find all the important information,
please, check the EFSC webpage.
Daria Kuznetsova : "I hope to come back in one month…"
The current freestyle world number one, Russian Daria Kuznetsova, tells us why she is not competing now and shares with us her plans for this season in the new interview, made just after the PSWC 2015.
PSWC 2015 FREESTYLE SLIDES
The first day of the PSWC was also dedicated to the Slides competitions. 25 men and 13 women challenged each other in this discipline. Here are the review and short interviews with the winners,
the Spanish representatives, Bohdana Hotsko and Enrique Rubio Mesas!
Tiziano Ferrari : "I am so happy to see how the level of this sport is increasing year by year!"
After four years without any PSWC titles, the Italian well-known skater, Tiziano Ferrari (#16) came back on the podium of the 13th edition of the famous Parisian event! Here is a small interview
with Tiziano after his successful performance.
PSWC 2015 SENIOR SPEED SLALOM
The very first day was dedicated to Speed Slalom, Freestyle Slides and Free Jump. Here is the overview and interviews with the winners of the Speed Slalom Senior category.
New video : Bohdana Hotsko, Profile 2015
Here is the fresh and very first profile video of the Freestyle Slides World Champion 2014, Bohdana Hotsko! Enjoy this edit, made by Marianna Mercado and Carlos Nelson.
Zoe Granjon : "I still can't believe it... It's an incredible feeling, so awesome to stand on the first place of the podium!"
Zoe Granjon won all three main disciplines of the first European main event 2015, Battle Warsaw : Classic, Battle and Speed. This is her best result so far and she really shows the way to go to
all the skaters! Here is a fresh interview of Zoe, just after her great victories and before the PSWC.
Ricardo Bátiz López : "I would love going to all the competitions in the world"
At the passed prime event, Slalom Fest, Ricardo showed the excellent results, winning Men's Classic competition and taking second place of the Battle final. Here is the interview with him, where
he shares his impressions about Slalom Fest and his plans for the future events.
New video : Brais García | Profile 2015
Here is the new profile video of Brais García made by Marianna Mercado and Carlos Nelson. Enjoy this nice edit full of slides and freeskate!
Zhongning Slalom Open
June was rich in prime events this year. One of them took place at the end of the month in Zhongning, China, bringing together participants from many countries to decide who was the strongest in
the main skating disciplines.
WSSA JUDGE COURSE PARIS
WSSA Judge Training Course will be held at the end of July in Paris after the Paris Slalom World Cup! The courses will be focused on the main disciplines.
Pair Freestyle Slalom World Ranking
We are happy to announce a new World Ranking category, which is Pair Freestyle Slalom!
The very first Freestyle Slalom Pair Ranking was made according to the results of the 2014 and 2015 Pair Slalom competitions held during the WSS events over the world. There were a total of 13 events in 2014 and 4 events already took place in 2015; two of them were starter events in Japan, one was a main event, Namwon Korea Open 2015 and another one was a Chinese prime event, Zhongning Slalom Open. At least 5 more events are expected in the future: a main event, Paris Slalom World Cup in France, two Chinese main events - Shanghai and Lishui Slalom Open, the World Championships in Italy, which has no points this year, and a prime event in Wuyishan, China.
Klaudia Hartmanis and Michal Sulinowski from Poland are the first skaters to lead this new World Ranking. Chinese Guo Fang and Zhang Hao take the second places. The third place goes to the Korean pair - Lee Choong Goon and Yu Jin Seong.
The events' calendar is updated with Slalom Pair competitions, so check the opportunity to compete and get some points for the new World Ranking!
June World Ranking
The World Ranking of June is here ! The four prime events of the last months didn't bring major changes to the ranking, all the leaders keep on their positions for one month more.
Nevertheless, some interesting moves occurred in few categories. Here is the overview of the World Ranking of June!
Freestyle Men : For the 10th month in a row Sergey Timchenko (Rus) leads the Men's Freestyle World Ranking. Zheng Yi Fei (Chn) won 1 place and is up to the 18th position, moving Aleksey Tsokolov (Rus) one place down (19).
Freestyle Women : Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is still at the top of the World Ranking for the 11th month in a row. Sofia Bogdanova (Rus) lost 3 positions and is down to the 17th place, allowing Federica De Sensi (Ita), Wang Ding Yu Xin (Chn) and Paulina Czapla (Pol) to go up to the 14th, 15th and 16th places respectively. Lily Granjon (Fra) enters the TOP-20 at the 19th place (+2).
Speed Men : Ye Hao Qin (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking and he’s been doing for the 3rd month now. Jimmy Fort (Fra), thanks to his second place at the Zhongning Slalom Open, won 5 places and stays at the second position now! Because of this, the 5 next skaters, Savio Brivio (Ita), Simone Nai Oleari (Ita), Guo Fang (Chn), Alexandre Claris (Fra) and Zheng Jia Ming (Chn) lose one position each and are down to the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th places respectively. The best change of position this month is for Diego De Araujo (Bra), who after his victory at Rollercup Battle Monza won 7 ranks and entered the TOP-20 at the 15th place.
Speed Women : Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) keeps the first rank of the Ranking for the 10th month in a row now. Chiara Lualdi (Ita) lost 5 positions and is down to the 18th place. Maryna Boiko (Ukr) is up to the 17th place (+3).
Freestyle Slides Men : No changes in the TOP-10 this month. Huang Hai Yang (Chn) has been on the top of the World Ranking for one year already!
Freestyle Slides Women : The TOP 10 of this category knows no changes this month. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) continues to lead the Freestyle Slides ranking, and has been doing so for the past 9 months now.
Free Jump Men : Thomas Rataud (Fra) is still at the top of the World Ranking for the 6th month in a row. Pablo Soler Cabanero (Esp) is up to the 5th place (+1), leaving Victor Caballero Mazacotte (Par) at the 6th position (-1). Nicolas Quiriconi (Ita) and Enrique Rubio Mesas (Esp) won two places and are up to the 9th and 10th places respectively.
Free Jump Men : Maeliss Conan (Fra) is still number one, she keeps her title for the 6th month in a row. The best change this month is for Natalia Krykova (Rus), who won 3 positions and is up to the second place. Justyna Czapla (Pol) also won 3 steps and is up to the 7th rank.
Rollercup Battle Monza 2015
The first Italian prime event 2015 was held on June 12th - 14th in Monza. This event was a real opportunity for the juniors, to show and confirm their progress and some of them bringing us some
Slalom Fest 2015
The biggest competition of North America, the "Slalom Fest" event, was held on June 13th - 14th in Mexico D.F. This fourth edition gathered many local skaters plus some special guests from Argentina and even from France…
May World Ranking
The World Ranking of May is finally out !
There is no big changes in the TOP 20 of all the disciplines. The leaders of the World Ranking keep their positions one month more.
Freestyle Men : Nothing changed for the TOP 20 and Sergey Timchenko (Rus) is still at the top of the World Ranking for the 9th month in a row.
Freestyle Women : Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is leading the Women's Freestyle World Ranking and has been doing so for the 10 last months. Carolina Villavicencio Sandoval (Mex) won 1 place and is up from being 19th to the 18th position and left Justyna Czapla (Pol) at the 19th place (-1).
Speed Men : Ye Hao Qin (Chn) is still number one, he keeps his title for the second month in a row. Roberto Rosato (Ita) wins 2 ranks and is now on the 18th position of the ranking. Matteo Allegrini (Ita) and Ma Pak Hong (Hkg) both loose one rank and are now respectively at the 19th and 20th positions.
Speed Women : No changes this month. Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) continues to lead the Speed Slalom ranking, and has been doing so for the past 9 months now.
Freestyle Slides Men : No changes in the TOP-10 this month. Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking like he’s been doing for the 11th month now.
Freestyle Slides Women : No changes this month. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) keeps the first rank of the Ranking for the 8th month in a row.
Free Jump Men : The TOP 10 of this category knows no changes this month. Thomas Rataud (Fra) has been on the top of the World Ranking for the 5 last months.
Free Jump Women : Maeliss Conan (Fra) continues to lead the Free Jump Ranking for the 5th month in a row. Another French girl, Maud Oguey (Fra), won one place and is up to the second position. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) is down to the 3rd place (-1).
Czech Slalom Series in Přerov
The first two-cone event of the year was held in the beginning of May, in Přerov, Czech Republic. For the fourth year in a row Přerov-city opened his doors for skaters to compete for the victory
of the World Slalom Series events.
Zhang Hao : "This year I want to challenge myself"
Triple World Champion 2014 and current Men's Freestyle World # 3, Zhang Hao, talks with us about his very successful year 2014 and his plans for the upcoming season in this brand new-interview.
Kim Sung Jin : "Even if I don't compete at the moment, the competitions are still refreshing and they inspire me in a way."
New interview of Kim Sung Jin on his plans for the upcoming year and thoughts about the new skating generation.
World Slalom Series in Iran
This year, Iran organized first World Slalom Series competitions. Iranian skaters became famous as very fast opponents in Speed Slalom so let's hope the local competitions will motivate skaters and will bring us new potential stars...
New video : Copa Sudamericana de Freestyle Slalom
Here is the official video of the first event 2015 from Peru, showing the best moments of this competition, which was held on March 22nd, in Lima.
Namwon Korea Open 2015
The first 3-cone event of 2015 was held on April 25th to 27th, in Namwon (Korea). Skaters from no less than 15 countries competed against each other for the victory of the very first main event of the year...
Ye Hao Qin : "I will continue to represent China in competitions, and I want to win more 1st positions for my country!"
Ye Hao Qin, Men’s Freestyle Slalom World #2 and brand-new leader of the Men’s Speed Slalom World ranking, gives us his impressions on his successful season and his plans for the upcoming year in this interview.
April World Ranking
April’s World Ranking is out! The first main event of 2015, which occurred last month in Korea, brought some changes in the top levels of the World Ranking. We now have a new leader in
the Speed Slalom Men! For the first time in his career, Ye Hao Qin (Chn) is on the top of this category!
Speed Men : After his second place at Namwon Korea Open, Ye Hao Qin (Chn) went up 4 places and is now the leader of the Speed Slalom World Ranking for men. He had been leading the Freestyle World Ranking for men during 3 months last year (from January to March), so let’s see how long he is going to keep his position at the head of the Speed Slalom Men ranking. Simone Nai Oleari (Ita) went down from being first of the ranking to being third, after his 4th place in Namwon. The winner of the Speed Slalom competition in Namwon, Guo Fang (Chn) wins 3 ranks and is now on the 4th position of the ranking. Alexandre Claris (Fra) and Zheng Jia Ming (Chn) both loose two ranks and are now respectively at the 5th and 6th positions. Jimmy Fort (Fra) is down to the 7th place (-1).
Speed Women : No major change occurred in the top 10 for the women this month. Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) continues to lead the Speed Slalom ranking, and has been doing so for the past 8 months now. Camilia Morbidoni (Ita) won 4 places and is now up to the 8th position. Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) looses 3 places and is now down to the 11th position.
Freestyle Men : The top 5 of this category knows no changes this month. Sergey Timchenko (Rus) keeps his 1st position of the ranking for another month (the 8th in a row). Michal Sulinowski (Pol) won two places and is now up to the 6th position, causing Romain Lebois (Fra) go down 2 ranks and end up in the 8th position. Right after him, we find Kanchanok Sawangsri (Tha) who won 3 places and is now on the 9th rank. Guo Fang (Chn) goes down on the 12th position (-3).
Freestyle Women : Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is still on the top of the World ranking. Feng Hui (Chn) won 1 rank and now occupies the 4th place, causing her teammate, Su Fei Qian (Chn), to go down to the 5th place (-1). Camilla Morbidoni (Ita) goes 2 places up and is now on the 8th position. Ksenija Komarchuk (Ukr) ends up at the 12th place (-3).
Freestyle Slides Men : No changes in the TOP-10 this month. The Slides World Champion 2014, Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking.
Freestyle Slides Women : No changes this month. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) is leading the Women’s World Ranking, like she has been doing for the last 7 months.
Free Jump Men : Thomas Rataud (Fra) is still on the top of the ranking. Alexandre Fantuz (Fra) goes up to the 3rd place (+1), leaving Gonzalo Cobo (Arg) on the 4th place (-1). Victor Caballero Mazacotte (Esp) wins 1 place and goes up to the 5th place, but his Spanish teammate, Pablo Soler Cabanero, goes down to the 6th place (-1).
Free Jump Women : Maeliss Conan (Fra) is still world number one. The award for the best rise this month goes to Alba Garcia Patino (Esp) who won 8 places and entered the Top-10 at the 8th position. The Czapla's sisters, Ewelina and Justyna (Pol) lost 1 position and are now respectively down to the 9th and 10th place.
WSSA 2015 RULESET : Updates and Changes Overview
The new edition of the WSSA Ruleset was published in March 2015. After the major changes in 2014, here is the new version of the ruleset, with some additions and corrections.
New video : Přerov 2015 Czech Slalom Series
Here is the official after-movie of the Czech Slalom Series event, which was held on May 2nd - 3rd, in Přerov. The video filmed and edited by Honza Považan and starring a special video guide from France, Igor Cheremetieff.
New video : RA Slides 2015
Here is the new slides video by Denis Shirobokov, showing some crazy indoor skating at the end of the winter season 2014/2015.
New video : Marshal Cup 2015 - IRAN
Here is the new video, showing the best moments of the very first Iranian wss competitions, which were held in Tehran at the beginning of the season.
Feng Hui : "I gained a lot of experience from various competitions in 2014"
Here is a brand new interview of Feng Hui, Women’s Freestyle World #5 and 2014’s World Champion in Classic Junior, about her past season.
Simone Nai Oleari : "My main opponent this years will be, as always, the chronometer! I’d really like to beat my best times."
The Men’s Speed Slalom World #1, Simone Nai Oleary, talks with us about his past season, his “relationship” with the WFSC and his plans for the upcoming season in this brand new-interview.
New video - KSJ & Conero Roller
Here is the new Sk8 movie from KSJ, which was filmed in Italian Ancona during his masterclass for the local club Conero Roller. Enjoy!
Daria Kuznetsova : "Last season was definitely my most successful season."
New interview of Russian Daria Kuznetsova, double European and World Champion of 2014, on her more than successful season and her plans for the upcoming year.
March World Ranking
The World Ranking of March is finally out !
There is no change in the TOP 20 for all the disciplines this month, except some small movements in the Free Jump Women starting from TOP-15. The leaders of the World Ranking keep their positions for one more month. We congratulate them and look forward to the first main event of 2015, which will take place in Korea at the end of April and will probably make some changes for the next month's World Ranking.
Sergey Timchenko : "Last season was very successful for me. I’m so happy with how everything turned out..."
Sergey Timchenko, Freestyle Men's World #1, double European Champion and Classic World Champion of 2014, tells us more about his last season and his plans for 2015 in this interview.
New video - BOTH music clip featuring Accro Roller Senegal team
The music band BOTH presents their new video clip, starring the skating crew Accro Roller from Senegal.
In memory of Pascal Falcini
German-French freestyle skater Pascal Falcini died suddenly on March, 26th. We would want to express our sincerest condolences to his beloved girlfriend, friends and family during this hard time for all of them.
Thomas Rataud : "My only wish is for Free Jump to develop all around the world. I have been dreaming of it for a long time now!"
Interview of Thomas Rataud, winner of the Open Free Jump contests of the 2014 World Championship and leader of the brand-new Free Jump World Ranking, on his opinion about the Free Jump evolution…
New video - SEBA ST For April Fool’s Day
Funny video for April Fool's Day! New edit with Lan Wang Heng and Pu Hao Yang, filmed by Xu Lin Jie and edited by Vidal Bao.
Tiffany Derisbourg : "I can definitely say that the 2014 season brought me a lot."
Interview with Tiffany Derisbourg, Speed Slalom European Champion of 2014 and Women's Speed Slalom World #3, on her 2014 year and her objectives for this upcoming season.
Barbara Bossi : "I always skate for myself, not just for the results."
Barbara Bossi, Speed Slalom Women's World number #4 and Vice-World Champion 2014 of Speed Slalom, summarizes her season in her latest interview…
Alexandre Claris : "It was the most amazing season I’ve ever done."
Last season overview from Men's Freestyle Slalom World #4 and Men's Speed Slalom World #3, World Vice-Champion in Classic 2014, Alexandre Claris…
Jimmy Fort : "I am not the one who’s going to complain, everything is great"
Interview with Jimmy Fort, the French Speed Slalom European Champion of 2014, on his memories of the past year, his experiences and his next goals...
Romain Lebois : "I will give my best as usual"
Interview with Romain Lebois, Men's Freestyle Slalom World #6 and Speed Slalom World #8, on 2014 and his goals for the upcoming skating season…
February World Ranking
As is the custom, now is the time to release the World Ranking of February. If in most of the categories, no major change occurred, it's not the case for the Speed Men category, as we
will see in just a moment.
Speed Men : Indeed, after 4 months during which Savio Brivio (Ita) was on the throne of the Men's Speed Slalom World Ranking, Simone Nai Oleari (Ita), who (just to recall) has been 1st in this category's ranking 26 times already, overthrew Savio and got back on the 1st position, to leave his opponent with the rank of 2nd.
Speed Women : Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) is still 1st of this ranking. Good news for Tiffany Derisbourg (Fra) who enters the TOP 3 by winning 1 place in the ranking. On the other side, Federica De Sensi (Ita) looses 6 places to end in the 17th position, and Barbara Bossi (Ita) also looses 1 place and is now ranked #4.
Freestyle Men : Sergey Timchenko (Rus) is still at the top of the World Ranking. However, two French riders, Alexandre Claris (Fra) and Romain Lebois (Fra) loose their respective positions of third and fifth of this ranking, and thus let Zhang Hao (Chn) move to the 3rd place, and Alexandr Timchenko (Rus) to the 5th.
Freestyle Women : No big changes for this month. Double World Champion Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is still leader of the World Ranking. Ksenia Dubinchik (Rus) looses 2 places and is now down to the 12th position. Camilla Morbidoni (Ita) and Guan Yu Xiang (Chn) take advantage of this change to move respectively to the 10th and 11th places.
Freestyle Slides Men : Again no changes for the Top-10 in February : Huang Hai Yang (Chn), Slides World Champion of 2014, is still on the top of the World Ranking.
Freestyle Slides Women : Same situation for the women. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) is still leader of the Women's World Ranking, and has been in this position for 5 months now.
Free Jump Men : Lots of changes occurred in the Free Jump Men World Ranking. First, we have a new competitor in the TOP 10 with Kirill Ryazantsev (Rus) who won 5 places and is now ranked #10. Second, Dylan Couitti (Fra) looses 2 places and now down to the 7th place. Victor Caballero Mazacotte (Esp) moves up 3 places, and is now 6th of this ranking. Finally, Alexandre Fantuz (Fra) and Pablo Soler Cabañero (Esp) won 2 places and are now respectively at the 4th and 5th positions.
Free Jump Women : Maud Oguey (Fra) looses 1 place and is now at the 3rd position, leaving her rank of 2nd to Bohdana Hotsko (Esp). Maeliss Conan (Fra) is still number one of this Free Jump Women World Ranking. Check our recent interview with her available here !
Maëliss Conan : "For the next season, I really want to improve my free jump record which is currently at 1m19."
The leader of the brand-new Free Jump World Ranking, French Maëliss Conan, won the Open Free Jump contest during the 2014 World Championships and showed us how high you can fly when you put your skates on...
Klaudia Hartmanis : "That was another great year for me. Looking back on all my performances and remembering all those amazing trips makes me smile."
Season summary and traveling memories of Klaudia Hartmanis, the Freestyle Slalom Women's World #2, in her latest interview…
Maryna Boiko : "I spend a lot of time on skates - it's my hobby and my job at the same time, and I like it!"
Brand-new interview with Maryna Boiko, the current World #3 in Women's Freestyle, on her 2014 skating season...
Alexandr Timchenko : "I am satisfied with everything I did [this season], I remained quite steady and reached a new level..."
Brand-new interview with Men's Freestyle Slalom World #6 and 2014 World Vice-Champion in Pair Slalom, Alexander Timchenko, about his last season and his plans for the upcoming year…
New video - Sk8 Dance & Slalom with Feng Hui & KSJ
Here is the new video by KSJ, showing dance choreography and slalom skating with Classic Junior World Champion 2014, Feng Hui.
Zoé Granjon : "I'm really satisfied with my achievements this year and hope to do even better in 2015..."
Interview with Zoé Granjon, Women's Freestyle Slalom World #6 and Speed Slalom World #2, on her 2014 season, her next goals, and her skating with her sister...
Michał Sulinowski : "Stay positive!"
On the menu of his brand-new interview: Season summary, travelling memories and plans for the upcoming season...
New video : Plinio Marcos Rezende | Profile 2015
Here is the new profile video of Plinio Marcos Rezende filmed by Raúl Díaz-Guerra. Enjoy this nice edit!