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 !
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin will skate first of the second group in the long program tomorrow.
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, January 21st.
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)
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.
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 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. More soon!
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 Absolute Skating 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 ISU website.
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!!
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
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 email@example.com
Saturday 25 april 2009: 19.30
Sunday 26 april 2009: 15.00
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.
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!
Next week (March 22-29)
Kevin will participate in the Worlds Championships in Los Angeles. The
official site you can find here.
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.
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 Kevin.
22 January, we congratulate Kevin with the win of his second bronze medal at the European Championships 2009!!
- Look for detailed results 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!
Kevin has put his first steps on the ice.
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.
October, Kevin finished in a 6th place at the short program at
the Finlandia Trophy with 63.68 points. - Check for more detailed scoring
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
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!
June 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 our whishes."
A shame indeed.
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.
We also added content details
on the Ice Fantillusion shows, that
were rescheduled from December to April, as we announced in March.
As most fans know, last week, May 17, Kevin and Jenna got married!
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
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!
March 3, 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 messageboard.
dates for the new Ice Fantillusion shows are known, and will be 19-20-21
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.
Special Guest Stars: Staf & Dean!
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!
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)
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
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.
6, 2 Flemish and one English link added to the Articles
November 1, Icenetwork keeps up with the practices in Canada. Read a very nice part about Kevin jumping quads, including a short quote 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.