Archive 2007 - 2010
May 14: The competitive skating season has ended, but that doesn't mean Kevin hasn't been very busy! Just like the past years, Kevin has been working on a fabulous ice-fantillusion show, taking place this weekend! For more information about the show, please visit their website at www.icefantillusion.com !
As a little preview, absoluteskating has been busy and put some articles up about the shows last year. Check them out here.
We hope to see you at the show !
March 26, since we have
seen it in a newspaper by now, we can consider it is not private information
anymore and sadly have to inform you that Kevins grandfather passed away
on Wednesday due to a heart attack. Our condoleances to Kevin and his
family and may he rest in peace.
This knowledge will make it easier to understand for his fans
what he has been going through.
On a brighter front, Jenna just skated her SP and skated an awesome clean
program, earning her a 15th spot. Good luck in the
free tomorrow Jenna!
March 26, Kevin skated an awesome long program today -yesterday
He opened with a 4-3-3 which could as well be a Worlds first, followed
by the triple axel. Making use of all his jump-passes he skated a great
program and became our hero of the evening.
The new music fitted him well and the costume we think he used earlier
this season (at his grand prix's) fitted perfectly to that. He was completely
overwhelmed after the program, falling to his knees.
We are proud of you Kevin, what an amazing accomplishment!
He got 144.88 points for it and ranked 9th of the evening. Look for more
Overall he came in 8th place, those results you can find here.
You can watch a video of his performance here
and share your thoughts here.
The reactions all over, commentators, boards, Facebook etc were overwhelmingly
positive and we hope Kevin can bask in that.
Photo copyright Daylife,
and you can find more pictures here.
24, Kevin started off his short program
with a very nice quad-3toe combination, then had a stumble on the triple
Axel but jumped a nice and clean 3 flip with ease. Nicely fitting steps
to the music and decent spins complemented the program. The judges marked
it 73.55, a seasons best for Kevin and a 10th place in the rankings. Well
This was a real tough competition so far, with almost all men skating
to their potential. Kevin is thus satisfied with the result.
Good luck tomorrow!
March 22, Behind
the scenes we have been working very hard on the launch of the new site
of Ice Fantillusion. So please look at the revamped site here: www.icefantillusion.com
Kevin has been working hard behind the scenes as well, not just on his
shape and his quad, but also on a brand new long program for the World
Championships! Which are this week;
Schedule and links to the starting orders: www.isuresults.com/results/wc2010/index.htm
Kevin will skate his SP on Wednesday and the LP on Thursday.
So enjoy the new program "Millennium Celebration" Thursday.
Feb 17, After a pretty
uneven Men’s freeskate Kevin finished 17th, just after Brian Joubert.
Kevin’s flying sit spin was awarded level 4 and he landed a clean
3 Salchow/3 toe in his Robin Hood program. Too bad he didn’t earn
extra points for fighting to the end and being a real trooper!
This was not his dreamskate, we all know that. Yet we really want to congratulate
Kevin on his third Olympic appearance. There aren't that many skaters
we made it to 3 in a row. And despite all the pressure and despite all
the rivalry, Kevin put up a big fight, right until the end and showed
us the heart and soul of a true sportsman. We thank you for that Kevin.
Belgium can be proud of such an amazing athlete!
Congratulations to Kevin who was phenomenal in the short program! On Night
of a Bald Mountain , in his "old" skeleton costume, he nailed
all his planned jumps: a beautiful triple flip-triple toe combination,
triple axel and triple loop.
His overjoyed face afterwards was worth a million and the judges rewarded
his clean performance with 72.90 points.
This was exactly what he hoped for, a clean skate. We are extremely proud
of you Kevin and hope you can retain that form and show the world a great
LP as well! :)
Kevin is currently in 12th place.
Feb 13, For those on our
continent who did not stay up to watch the Opening Ceremony at night,
those that happened to be out fetching a drink&snack, those for which
work didn't allow it to watch the event live, as well as all others who
just like to see it more than once, click
here, for watching the Belgian delegation walk in, with Kevin in front
carrying the flag.
Video courtesy of Titia, who is in Vancouver
right now and you can follow her experiences here.
Let the games begin!!!
Feb 12, Despite some travel
difficulties Kevin is still doing well and managed to set up an internet
connection in Chicago. Tomorrow he will have to be in Vancouver though,
because he will be the official flagbearer again! He never expected this,
because he carried the flag in 2006, but feels very honoured.
Belgian article about it, with a nice accompanying picture, click here
Some practical info:
The short program will start on february 16 at 4.15PM local time;
1.15AM CET on Feb. 17. The long program will start at 5PM; 2AM CET on
Website of the
link to schedule and results
page on OG
link to Eurosports airing schedule
for Kevin here
Feb 8, Last weekend Kevin left with his team for the Olympic
Games 2010 in Vancouver Canada. At the European Championships in Tallinn
we had a long talk with him and he would really like to make one thing
He is not expecting a medal!
His goal for these Games are to go and deliver two good programs. What
the result will be then is up to the judges. Of course he does have hopes
for a top 10 place and preferably an improvement of his placement in the
OG of 2006. Hopes, not goals.
Two good skates, Kevin style. That is what we sign up for as well.
Go Kevin, we support you all the way!
21, Kevin finished in 11th
place for the long program, and in 11th place as well overall. His long
program is a brand new program, to the music of Robin Hood, with a brand
new choreography and a new sparkly green costume. He didn't try the quad,
but he wasn't planning on doing it either. He had a good skate, with only
a few minor jump mistakes. He seemed happy at the end of his program.
results – Long Program
January 20, Kevin
is currently in 11th place after the short program. He had some problems
with the 3 Axel, but the rest of the jumps went great.
results – Short Program
Kevin will skate first of the second group in the long
January 16, Kevin
will be competing at the European Championships that will be going on
from January 18 to 24, 2010, in Tallinn, Estonia. The short program is
scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th, and the long program for Thursday,
Results will be available on the ISU
Results Page. You can also visit the Events
Web site for more information. We will keep you updated.
Dec 22, Not all children
have been in school the past weeks, because they were in the hospital.
To give these children a chance to have an unforgettable vacation, the
Cliniclowns and Kevin will together skate with them. You can find them
today on the icerink on the Kol. Dusartplein, in Hasselt Belgium, around
11 o'clock. Kevin cares deeply for this cause and will thus also be presented
as their ambassador. For more information you can call 0475/567.375 (outside
Belgium? Do not forget the international dialing code)
Dec 18, Jean-Marc Wachsmann mailed us the link of the very neat
promo-video he made for the Olympics, of course featuring our Kevin. Check
it out here!
Dec. 9, Kevin skated at the
NWR trophy last weekend and finished 3rd behind Yannick Ponsero and Samuel
Contesti. The total score for Kevin was 199.26 points.
In the SP, Kevin did all his elements wonderfully, especially the triple
flip - triple toe combination received a lot of extra points. The total
score for his SP was 70.61 points. In the long program he missed a couple
of elements in the end, but the beginning was very nice with 2 triple
axels. For the Long program he received 128.65 points. Full result details
and protocols can be found here.
Congratulations on the bronze medal Kevin!
Nov. 22, In the long program
at skate Canada which took place yesterday Kevin started out really well
with a triple axel (though the landing was a bit shaky) his trademark
3-3-3 (triple salchow, triple toe, triple toe) and a triple lutz. However
at the end of the program he kind of ran out of steam and had troubles
with 2 salchows and he singled an axel. Unfortunately for Kevin the good
beginning was not enough to move up in the standings. He received 109.68
points for the LP and finished 11th with 168.54 points in total. Full
result details can be found here.
Better next time Kevin! keep on working and believe in yourself!
Nov. 21, Kevin is skating at Skate Canada this weekend in Kitchener.
The short program took place yesterday and Kevin is currently in 11th
place with 58.86 points. He landed a triple lutz and a triple flip-triple
toe combination but unfortunately singled his opening axel. Jeremy Abott
is currently in first place with 79.00 points and Daisuke Takahashi is
in 2nd place with 76.30 points. The long program is today at 16.00 local
time or 22.00CET. Full result details can be found here.
Good luck today Kevin!
Oct 24, Today Kevin skated
his brand new long program for the first time. Brand new, but familiair
music; Pirates of the Caribbean!! Acting as a pirate again? That must
be fun. We can't wait to see it in person. Look for a picture of his costume
in this link here,
but now back to competition itself. He performed a decent program, pulling
himself 2 spots up in the general rankings, ending fifth.
With such a new program!! Well done Kevin!
Oct 23, not much time has passed after TF but yet a lot changed
for Kevin. Having left his coach Silvie and making a new Long Program
in just mere days, he had to start at his first Grand Prix today. The
Rostelecom Cup, formerly known as the Cup of Russia. He had to skate
last, which he hates. His jumps went okay (Axel, triple Flip, Triple Lutz-Triple
Toe combi) so yay for that. He is in 7th position now. Check out detailed
Good luck in the (new) LP tomorrow Kevin, we'll be rooting for you!
Oct 17, things did not
go as planned for Kevin in Finland. As you could read in the MB thread
linked below, he did manage his triple Axel in the short program (with
a turnover) but after that things went bad, missing out on the combination
and doubled his lutz. His long program ended up in a drama, with him falling
so hard on a jump, it was thought for a while he would quit, but trooper
as he is, he managed to pull it together and end the program after all.
Look for detailed results here.
We hope this won't have any after effect on his condition!
In other news, today it was made public
that Kevin decided to quit working with his coach of last year Silvie
de Rijcke. At the moment training alone, he is looking into other possibilities.
Oct 6, Kevin will make
his debut this season at the Finlandia Trophy in Vantaa, held this weekend
(Jenna will be there too). Check for information on the event the official
Celine Oreiller and Vera Alexandrova will be present for
and will do their best to report live, so check their impressions during
the competition at Kevins messageboard here!
Good luck Kev & Jen!!
June 3, Grand Prix
assignments are out and Kevin has been assigned to Cup of Russia and Skate
Canada! Cup of Russia will take place from October 29 untill November
1 in Moscow (changed in schedule now to the weekend before) and Skate
Canada will be from November 19 untill the 22nd in Kitchener. More information
can be found on the
26 April, There are already quite a few pictures from the ice-fantillusion shows up on Absolute skating! Check out the highlights from the shows here!
23 April, Liedekerke Belgium is this weekend really the place where you should be if you are a skating fan, if you love the movies, or are just in the mood for a good show. Rehearsal time is over and the skaters are ready for it. A bunch of schoolchildren from the area already had the privilege to see a preview of the show and so did we. As we nowadays do expect from Kevin and his wife Jenna, the Ice Fantillusion show is a real spectacle. From sinking boats to drunken sailors, seductive Can Can dancers to the real 007, it’s all there and much much more. Got an afternoon or evening to spare?? Come and see, we promise you won’t regret it!!
For more information on the show, check our Ice Fantillusion pages!
Mail Marleen de Gols for more information and tickets for Friday or Saturday at 19.30 and Sunday at 15.00.
April, After a short vacation following the World Championships
in Los Angeles, Kevin and his wife Jenna joined the Kids
on Ice show in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, held on 3,4 and 5 April.
European's biggest children ice-show as proven by the more
than 250 children from the age of 3 till 18 years old
A few hours after they landed on European soil, Kevin and Jenna performed
in the Friday evening show, followed by the Saturday and the Sunday shows.
All were a big succes. Interwoven in the story - a journey through Big
Cities - Kevin skated three programs. Two times alone on the music “Fever”
and a mixture of music from Safri Duo and one time paired up with his
wife Jenna. Jenna herself skated a few solo's as well. Even though they
were both pretty tired from traveling and having jet-lag, they both skated
great and loved being there in a joyful and relaxed atmosphere!
Kids on Ice was very worth your while, an entertaining journey on ice
in incredible costumes and choreographies by the many skaters and we will
surely tell you more on Absolute Skating soon!
They had several
new costumes, one of which they are proudly showing off in the photo to
your left. These costumes were specifically made for Ice Fantillusion
and fitted well in Kids on Ice as well. Do you want to see these and lots
of other costumes - not to forget the skaters ;) - in the flesh? Join
Kevin and Jenna and all the skaters of Heuvelkouter in Liederkerke for
the fabulous Ice Fantillusion shows EXTRAVAGANZA!
For information and
reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss it!! Your options are:
Friday 24 april 2009: 19.30
Saturday 25 april 2009: 19.30
Sunday 26 april 2009: 15.00
27 March, Unfortunately Kevin was not able to climb up the standings at the world championships and ended up in 14th place with a total score of 198.35 points. Kevin did land a quad at the beginning of the LP and 4 other nice triples. Unfortunately he had some trouble with his Axels this time as he jumped them only double. Full result details and protocols can be found here.
26 March, Yesterday Kevin skated the short program at the World Championships. He jumped a beautiful triple axel and a triple loop, but doubled the flip in the combination and therefor lost a lot of points. The standard of the short program was really high and so Kevin is now in 14th place with 70.15 points. Full result details and the starting order for the long program today can be found here.
Fight back up Kevin!! we know you can do it!!
19 March, Congratulations
to Kevin for winning the silver medal at the Challenge Cup in The Hague!
Check out some pics, including a medal one here!
We want to remind you about the article in "Het Pajottenland"
as written in last news entry. This will appear this week.
Next week (March 22-29)
Kevin will participate in the Worlds Championships in Los Angeles. The
official site you can find here.
Break a leg Kevin!! (but not really :p)
1 March, A
little while back Titia had the opportunity -as previously told here-
to witness a training for the Ice Fantillusion shows. Want to see what
she has to say about that? Check out her article on Absolute
Skating. Also, part 2 of that article beholds the AS-photo-album of
the last show.
Another album of the same show with different photos you can find here,
or in the list on the sites photogallery. The
album is 14 pages long. Enjoy! :)
Take note that the whole Ice Fantillusion
section has been revamped. Aside the current show information -with the
most actual information we receive - it now contains a separate page concluding
a presentation and all information for each past show. Enjoy!
Next week Kevin will compete at the Challenge Cup in The Hague. The schedule
has been updated. Good luck Kevin.
Also keep an eye out for
the sports-edition of "Het Pajottenland" of 19 March - "Sportief
Pajottenland". This newspaper appears in whole Pajottenland &
Groot-Ninove, Belgium and will contain a preview article for Worlds, featuring
January, we congratulate Kevin with the win of his second bronze
medal at the European Championships 2009!!
for detailed results here
out nice photos here
21 January, The
European Championships in Helsinki are going on as we speak. Despite some
rumours he might withdraw for returning hip-ache, Kevin skated his SP
a little bit ago. He jumped 3 Axel, 3 Flip - 3 Toe and 3 Loop cleanly,
got 75.80 points, improved his personal best with that and is in a 4h
spot. YAY. Good luck for the LP tomorrow Kevin!
more results click here.
Saturday January 3th several skaters of Ice Fantillusion had their first
practice lead by Kevin and Jenna for the show Movie Extravanganza, which
can be seen in April. Titia had the chance to visit and watched a perfomance
fitting to the theme Moulin Rouge. Despite it being the first practice
it looked really great and professional. Awesome music and a perfectly
fitting choreography. As we gotten used to from Ice Fantillusion. That
promises much for April!
For more on the show, visit our Ice Fantillusion
page, or the newly made site IceFantillusion.com!
27 November, After
having had some server issues we are back online.
Past weekend Kevin skated in Cup of Russia, and reached with 69.68 for
his SP and 129.45 for his LP a 6th place. Considering the late training
start for this competition, he did very well. Good job Kevin!
For more details, check
Kevin has put his first steps on the ice.
After the prescribed resting period for his injury that is, of course.
He did have a torn muscle in his back, which was more serious as initially
deemed after Finlandia. The doctors prescribed 4 weeks rest, no training
whatsoever. He now has rested 3 weeks and feels no pain at all anymore,
that combined with being bored and wanting to be ready for his next Grand
Prix (Cup of Russia) he decided to do a small try-out today. And it went
well, he did a run through of his SP, all clean. Of course he can't say
yet if he will be ready in time for CoR, but for sure he's gonna try.
Much succes with that Kevin!
Next to that, the preparations for the Ice
Fantillusion shows in April are in full process and he is very proud
of the Skate Canada accomplishments of his wife Jenna.
It has appeared in many news magazines like >>this<<
that Kevin is withdrawing from Skate America due to his injury of last
week in Finland. At first it seemed rather harmless, but now it appears
to be a torn muscle.
We are sorry to hear Kevin and wish you a speedy recovery.
October, Kevin finished in a 6th place at the short program at
the Finlandia Trophy with 63.68 points. - Check for more detailed scoring
Unfortunately during the practice for the free program he got lumbago
(low back pain) and decided it was better to withdraw from the competition.
He hopes it will be okay again in time for Skate America, 23-26 October.
And of course so do we! Best wishes Kevin!
Btw, atm you can check out this Finlandia SP on Youtube >>here<<
8, Last week during an event organised by Damart in Liederkerke,
the home of his iceclub Heuvelkouter, Kevin premiered his new short program.
Rumours of an interesting costume got definetly confirmed as you can see
The reason why Kevin chose to show his short program then and there for
the first time, is because the fashion brand Damart
and he decided to join forces in a Sponsorship/Partnership. We are very
happy for both.
That was not the only premiere
though, this weekend, 9 - 12 October, will be Kevins first competition
of the season. Finlandia Trophy, in Helsinki. Check out their
site for more details during the weekend. We wish you a good kick
off of the season Kevin!
30, Regarding Kevins decision to leave Vera Vandecaveye after
5 years of training with her, to go to Silvie de Rijcke, Kevin explains
that the past year he has been thinking about/wanting to leave because
of personal as well as professional reasons. He plans to disclose more
about this later, in full detail.
Right now a decision really needed to be
made and he feels, that despite not always having taken the best decisions
in his career, this one certainly is the best he ever made and he is extremely
happy he finally cut the knot.
A skating camp was planned this August
in Belfast, Ireland, which has been recently cancelled. Kevin explains
that this is also due to the situation surrounding his coach. "Jenna
and I would have done anything to let the skating camp go through in whatever
form or arrangements made, but unfortunately that didn't seem possible.
We regret this dearly, especially towards the children that were looking
forward to it very much. It certainly doesn't have anything to do with
A shame indeed.
We wish him more luck and peace with his new coach.
We received the pics of the wedding and the honeymoon and these you can
find in the photo album. Having had a great
time, the couple is finally home and settling in, tho they have to leave
for a show in Italy next weekend again.
Kevin was happy to tell us his training is going well, better than scheduled
even. As reported in several media, his operation did turn out to be more
complicated and took longer, thus prolonging his rehabilitation, but he's
making fast progress and can start practicing on the quads again next
He has switched coaches, from now on he will train with Silvie de Rijcke.
The music for his new short program is selected and will be Night on a
Bald Mountain, the choreography is yet to be made. For his long program
he intends to keep the Safri Duo one he skated at Worlds, but amended.
He's happy with the Grand Prix's assignments he received, and next to
that he intends to do the Ondrej Nepala Memorial in Bratislava and would
he be invited he'd like to do the Finlandia Trophy. As you can tell, the
schedule is updated, as well as the profile
and the program pages.
We also added content details
on the Ice Fantillusion shows, that
were rescheduled from December to April, as we announced in March.
Happy browsing on the new bits, and we keep you updated when we learn
As most fans know, last week, May 17, Kevin and Jenna got married!
Unfortunately something went wrong with sending pictures our way, luckily
Jenna got a lot of cute ones on her site. Check them out here!
Some more pictures can be found here.
Congratulations to the obviously very happy couple!
Check back with us for the promised pics sometime after their honeymoon
has ended and of course for other updates in the meantime!
March 22, Today
Kevin skated his new great LP on Safri Duo. He dug up his old SP from
the seasons 2004/2005 & 2005/2006 on the same music and extended it,
added bits and pieces of music to the original mix and fitted the program
The old theme used to be "getting lost in a computergame frantically
searching for the exit". Searching for 2.40 or a little longer, doesn't
matter all that much now, does it?? - well perhaps for the poor lost
one - Especially not if it's Kevin doing the moves. - can we
just say the longer the better? -
He skated an absolutely awesome program which:
* brought down the house
* made everybody including himself ecstatic
* was the third best of the day
* received the second best technical score
And with that program he completely smashed his old personal best with
+7 points to 145.78.
How can we not say well done Kevin??!!
He climbed up from 9th to 6th place, his best standing in the World Champs
ever. Kevin, we are proud of you!
Click on the links for detailed results of the free
skate and the end
March 22, Yesterday Kevin skated a clean short program (he choose
to not attempt a quad) and gained a new personal best of 70.24 points
for that, which landed him in 9th place. Congratulations Kevin! >>Check
here for more detailed results<<
Today the excitement will continue, with the long program, the deciding
finale, in which Kevin will skate as 15th.
>>click here for startorders<< We hope it will be a competition
just as great as yesterday and are praying to the skategods for Kevin,
who will skate his new LP, YAY!
March 20, Kevin is as
we speak currently in Sweden, to participate in the World
Championships in Göteborg. Tomorrow, March 21, the short program
for the men will take place, and Kevin has drawn the very
last starting number. We are thrilled to see him skating with the
cremé de la cremé and wish him lots of luck!
Oh, an additional tidbit of news, the data for the Ice Fantillusion shows
have been moved to April 24, 25 en 26, 2009 with a natural change of theme
as well. More on that later tho!!
Keep your fingers crossed for Kevin tomorrow and Saturday!
after returning from Croatia, Kevin calmly started working on changing
his long program, as he had told us in Zagreb he would. He wasn't unhappy
with the results of the EC, in these circumstances it's how things went,
but he was trixing with it, in order to get completely satisfied. What
we didn't expect was, that he'd change it entirely and surprisingly he
just told us he did, it will be completely Safri Duo! We are very excited
to see what he made of it!
We are happy to tell you
that, just like past shows, there is a DVD available of the 2007 Ice Fantillusion
Christmas show. If you are interested, contact Marleen
de Gols for ordering details, or if you come from Belgium, check out
the instructions on the
dates for the new Ice Fantillusion shows are known, and will be 19-20-21
If you can't make it to the World Championships in Sweden, you got another
chance to see Kevin skating live, in the Gala
International de Jambes on March 30.
Furthermore we have added some article links to the Dutch section of the
page, and of course amended the programs & schedulepages.
we didn't add to the articles, since it's not really about Kevin, it's
February 5, Kevin finished 5th at the 2008 European Championships,
with a total score of 199.57. He was 4th after the short program, with
a score of 66.33. He ranked 5th in the free skate, with a score of 133.24.
Next up is for Kevin to attend at the European Championchips in Zagreb
the following week, you can read the competition schedule here.
Most of our webcrew will be there to cheer Kevin on so news updates can
be a bit scarce during Euros although nice Caroline Pare has offered to
keep the site updated, so we will try to get some news to you anyway.
To be sure, just keep an eye on Kevins
MB for the latest news.
We feel much exited to be there and see it in all its glory in person
and we wish Kevin (and of course, Jenna) good luck and skating bliss.
To not keep you from total lack of Kevin during, we´re happy to
announce we have the promised detailed article from his Christmas show
with pictures and vids published on Absolute Skating here.
Of course the videos featuring Kevin are also on the video page on this
We have also updated the articles page
with a few new articles, Flemish as well as English links (check out the
cute pics in the Ice Bowl one!) and added on the welcome page a sitemap
for easier browsing for the ones with smaller screens.
17, Right before Christmas, on Friday 21 and Saturday the 22th
of December, Kevins fans have been spoiled with yet again another magnificient
edition of the show Ice Fantillusion, “Christmas Wishes” it
was this time. The show was different from what we are used to, but not
less great because of that! This time no stories about cartoon figures
who reanimate all kinds of adventures, but a show with individual and
groupacts, based on of course Christmas, togetherness, love and caring
for each other. Despite the relatively short rehearsal period it was an
amazing show. The choreography was original and captivating and the music
was funky and feel-good. The skaters themselves had a visibly good time!!
Amazed about the fact that Kevins shows touches us every time again and
invokes soo much positive feelings, we went home and we are still enjoying
the afterglow of this event.
A detailed report of this will follow soon on Absolute Skating, as well
as photo-albums both there and here. We will keep you posted about that,
but we don’t want to leave it just like this right now. Have a look
at our scene impressions of the show –courtesy of the incredible
Manda- just click the images to see a larger pic. This will open in a
new window, where you can save it - or rightclick save target as, if you
want to download them to your pc immediately.
The Golden Sixties
Koffie & Gebak
Special Guest Stars: Staf & Dean!
Once Upon a December
Furthermore, there have
been some concerns wandering around on internet about Kevins health. Things
stand like this; at the end of the year, Kevin had some thorough exams,
to determine why his backinjury keeps returning. The results are that
it’s coming from the hip caused by a fall at NHK Trophy in 2005,
instead of the back like previously assumed. This means that the backache
won’t pass completely until the problem in the hip is resolved.
At this moment, both problems are under medical care, so Kevin can continue
his season as planned. He will have surgery after the season ends, for
a more permanent solution.
He was not happy with this
being in the news, he would rather have kept things private and it’s
not like this momentarily changes much to his immediate plans. We want
to thank Kevin for explaining this for his fans, and wish him the most
easy dealing with it as possible!
December 20, As Kevins
fans undoubtly know by now, the yearly Ice Fantillusion shows have this
year been moved to December 20 and 21 and are called “Christmas
Wishes”. Having checked out the scene and the dress rehearsal yesterday,
all we can say is “wow”. The audience is in for quite a surprise!!
Check out the Ice
Fantillusion page for more info on IF, and to keep updated with happenings
in Liederkerke, check
this thread on the mb. We’ll have fun!
December 16, Kevin skated the Free Program yesterday and received
116.69 points for that, placing him 6th for the LP and 6th overall. As
you can see compared to other season scores, this is not his best. Things
didn't go so well, he fell hard on the Quad, doubled the Axel and made
several other (minor) mistakes as well. Check out the Judges Scores here
(PDF file) for specific details. This was caused by hurting his back in
the fall, and he limped a little going off the ice.
Reports came from Torino that he was reeled off by ambulance, but we received
these words from Jenna -his fiancee- "he is absolutely fine, he hurt
his back a little but they over exaggerated it so much and took him to
hospital, theres no problem and no need to worry, everything is ok!!!"
So we are pretty relieved to hear that. 6th place in the Grand Prix Finals
is by no means a meagre achievement, so hereby we do want to congratulate
Kevin and of course wish him all the best for a speedy recovery!!
December 14, The Grand Prix Finale takes place this weekend and
Kevin has just skated his Short Program with 4T-3T combination, 3A and
3Lz, PERFECTLY CLEAN! He recieved a score of 72.83 for
it, which is his seasons best. With that he is in a 5th position. We are
proud of you Kevin and wish you the best for tomorrows LP!
On the other side of the coin, he did not make the final selection
for sportsman of the year he was nominated for, as mentioned below. Awww.
December 3, In the past weekend the last Grand Prix, NHK Trophy
has been completed and with the results there we can happily announce
that Kevin has made it to the top 6 and will be invited to the Grand Prix
Finals that will take place December 13-17th in Torino Italy. You can
check the unofficial list to who will be invited here.
Kevin was very happy to hear he made the 6th spot after all. In the back
of his mind he had taken the option into account and adjusted his training
schedule to it. Despite having been sick and only able to fully return
to the ice 2 weeks ago, he feels like he´s in shape and well prepared
“I am gonna try to do 2 quads in the free, but everything else stays
the same…” And after asking what he expects he claims “I
will try to skate as good as possible and then see how far I get. After
all participating is more important than winning.” Spoken like a
true sportsman! And to that he had a good laugh.
Aside that news, he confirmed he will be skating in Kids
on Ice in December, he thinks they’ll be in December 29 &
30th. He’s busy busy busy with the Ice
Fantillusion Christmas shows and already admitted it’s not gonna
be as small as initially planned after all. (who would have guessed? :P)
We wish Kevin lots of good fortune with training, preparations
for all the shows, the upcoming competition, and a great December in general!
Also check out this
article on Kevin, by JB Mittan on Skate Today!
November 26, Ever since
Kevin got out of the plane from Canada, he’s been suffering from
sinusitus. Even more so the accomplishment that he achieved that 4th place
at TEB in France, since he was still on a high fever then. It is the reason
tho why he decided not to try the quad in either of his programs. Last
weekend Belgian Nationals took place and Kevin, still being sick decided
not to compete, but was there to be supportive of the event, as you can
see in a nice –Flemish- article here
(well mostly in the photo)
We hope you recover soon Kevin!!
Also this weekend was Cup of Russia,
and with that there is an update on the Grand
Prix Finals placements. Stephane Lambiel (#2) and Johnny Weir (#1)
gained enough points to move ahead of Kevin in the list, making him 5th
now. This means, only one other skater may get in between, for Kevin to
be one of the top 6 scoring skaters and be immediately invited to the
Skaters competing at the next (and decisive) competition that still have
a shot to place above or tie with Kevin are:
*Sergei Davydov - needs at least #2 at NHK
*Stephen Carriere - needs at least #2 at NHK
*Daisuke Takahashi – needs at least #5 at NHK
And newly added because his last 2 assigned competitions were CoR and
NHK is Andrei Griazev. He will need at least #3 spot at NHK.
If any of these skaters end up in a tie with Kevin, additional criteria
will get taken into consideration to determine in which order they will
We will again keep you updated on the issue.
On November 19th it got announced that Kevin is nominated
sportsman of the year (Sportgala 2007). Sunday december 16th the winners
will be announced. Congratulations and good luck Kevin!
17, With a score of 70.60 for his Short Program (3th position)
and 134.15 for his Long, Kevin came 2.36 points short of a 3th place at
the TEB in Paris. He skipped the quad in his long program, but did land
a clean triple Axel in the long, after doubling that one in the short
program. For more detailed results, check the protocols of the SP here
and the LP here.
Patrick Chan, Sergei Voronov and Alban Preaubert won the medals, Kevin
gained a 4th place. Congrats guys!
A Flemish news-article on
TEB with a nice photo
is added to the article page.
With this competition ended and the points gained counted up, Kevin is
third in the
Grand Prix Finals placements. The top 6 will be invited to compete
in the Grand Prix Finale in Torino Italy. Of course with still 2 Grand
Prixs -NHK and CoR- to go, this is not a final result. A quick (and hopefully
correct) calculation leads us to conclude that at this moment there are
6 guys that still have assigned competitions and could potentially collect
more points -or tie- with Kevin. These are:
*Sergei Davydov - needs at least #2 at NHK
*Stephen Carriere - needs at least #2 at NHK
*Stephane Lambiel – needs at least #3 at CoR
*Jeffrey Buttle – needs at least #3 at CoR
*Daisuke Takahashi – needs at least #5 at NHK
*Johnny Weir – needs at least #5 at CoR
We will keep you posted on any developments in this matter.
November 15, New photo album "Italian Tour 2007", check
it out here. We
wish Kevin a great weekend at Trophée
Eric Bompard Cachemire in Paris,
France and are keeping our fingers crossed!
6, 2 Flemish and one English link added to the Articles
November 4, Kevin just won the silver medal at Skate Canada!
He was 5th after the SP with a score of 66.11, but he managed to WIN the
Free Skate, with 136.44 points, with 0.87 points more than Brian Joubert,
however Brian had enough lead on the SP to maintain in first position
overall. We are pleased to report he landed the quad Toeloop and triple
Axel. Well done Kevin!
News with a photo
updated with 2 new ones from Ice Network
November 2, time for the new site to launch!! Message from Kevin:
"Welcome to this new site. The old was in need of some renewal
and I think we have succeeded. Have fun!!"
We wish the same as Kevin and hope you enjoy the site we created in a
joined effort with him (and Jenna). Do you have any comments or requests,
feel free to mail us here!
We'd like to extend a special thanks to Anette & Daphne without whom
this project would not have been realised and to Ioana & Manda for
their continuing support.
Have fun browsing, and 'Toi Toi Toi' to Kevin in Canada!! ~ Mireille &
November 1, Icenetwork
keeps up with the practices in Canada. Read a very nice part about Kevin
jumping quads, including a short quote here
October 30, Kevin left Belgium to compete in Skate
Canada later this week.
October 11 - 14, Kevin competed at the Finlandia
in practice a part of the toepick on Kevin's right skate got damaged due
to a collision with Anton Kovalevski which needed to be fixed by the skate
sharpener. This led to the blade feeling different. Despite that, with
a score of 52.98 for
his short porgram (placed sixth) and 115.66 for the long program (third
place) he wins the bronze medal.
The judges weren't real enthusiastic about
the short program on Safri Duo, so he changed it and now skates to Xotica.
September 20 - 22, Kevin competed at the Ondrej
Nepela Memorial in Bratislava Slovakia. With a score of 56.25 for
his short progam (placed second) and 109.46 for his long program he wins
the competition. Congratulations Kevin! For detailed results check >>here<<
Kevin announces his short program music
to be on the track Heartbeat by Safri Duo, a theme that will return in
his costume as well as in his choreography. He proudly showed us his Long
Program costume >>link
to pic<< which will be on the soundtrack on Lawrence of Arabia.
He realises he has tried this before and then midseason changed his mind,
something didn't feel right back then, but since he really likes the music,
he decided to give it another go this season.
After skating in the Italian tour (picture below) together with his fiancee
Jenna McCorkel Kevin returned home and resumed his regular training.