Kevin van der Perren stoomt Amber en Marthe klaar voor de top
** April 2014**
April 26, and we are in Magical waters... One show has been, 2 to go, and it is as awesome as ever...even more so!
April 22, Soon the magic is going to happen. The new Ice Fantillusion shows are around the corner. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (25-27 April) the ice rink in Liedekerke, Belgium will be captivated by "Ice Fantillusion 2014: Magical".
** December 2013**
December 15, It is December, which means that Kevin's schedule is mayhem. There are a lot of temporary (Christmas) icerinks in Belgium, with festive openings, by often either Kevin, or the show team of Ice Fantillusion.
But even better, go to the 2014 full edition, Magical, in April. Check out the official site for more information!
In other news, Kevin joined the board of the Belgian Olympic Committee and he recently opened a "Sochi house" in Liederkerke. Want to know more about that? Check here.*
* Pages in Dutch, not English.
** September 2013**
** July 2013**
July 26, "Heroes in the Jungle", the article on Absolute Skating combines reliving of the show with impressions of the shows, backstage happenings and interviews with both Kevin and Jenna illustrated by photos of the shows. Don't miss all three parts!
** April 2013**
More material surrounding "Jungle". On Facebook you can find a short dress rehearsal pic story as well as after the show posing pics part 1 and part 2.
April 1, Unfortunately the shows have already come to an end. They were amazing, and on Absolute Skating we already published a sneak peek, enjoy that here! And Nieuwsblad.be posted a photospecial as well. Click!
** March 2013**
March 27, With the new shows coming up, we thought it would be nice to look back at last year's show, at which we really had a blast, just like we were promised. So check out the article "Sewing, glueing and celebrating –– behind the scenes of Kevin's & Jenna's shows" on Absolute Skating here.
We are sure to be treated to a very variated show.
"We want to try to do a lot of new things, like working with formations. For that goal we put the two oldest groups of kids together so there is now one large group of 25. Makes it very different and more interesting than just 10."
Next to the skaters, there will be 2 special guest stars. First of all, Charissa van Dipten, Kevin's partner from the Belgian Strictly Come Dancing show will be there, to perform a freestyle with Kevin. Another treat will be Linda Mertens from Milk Inc singing.
Make sure to not miss out on these treats, come visit the shows and let yourself be surprised and amazed! For more info and tickets, check out the actualised Ice Fantillusion website (Flemish) or the Ice Fantillusion page here.
** January 2013**
January 12, And
the winner is.......... KEVIN!
Did you want to see these winning dances??
The first dance the couples picked themselves. For Charissa and Kevin this was the Quickstep on "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele. Second dance was the judges choice, the Paso Doble on Bon Jovi's "It's my Life". Last but not least, the freestyle, where they could pull out all the stops. The flames were handed a bit late, and the judges were surprised at how calm he stayed and kept dancing. His reply? "I am used to that, nothing goes as planned for me". Well... he sure didn't plan to win, so sometimes that is a good thing. ;)
January 4, In
the semi finals the assignments were an English
Waltz and an Argentine
Tango. The Tango was critisized for not being real technical, but
nevertheless a great show, they managed to set the mood, which is quite
a hard feat with the Argentine Tango. The Waltz was deemed nice and soft.
As a nice closing they did a fun group-choreo
in which Kevin got the highest score.
** December 2012**
December 23, The next episode of "Sterren op de Dansvloer" has passed, Kevin and Charissa performed a Rumba to "A whole new world". Click here to watch. And don't forget to check back for the next dance!
December 16, Us
figure skating fans remember Kevin skating to Tango de Roxanne very well,
so it is an extra treat to see him dancing to it. Like every week, here
is the link to the dance. And extra this time, the
extended version with the preparation (training + motivation) beforehand
and the marks afterwards. Also check out this fun
photo with judge Euvgenia Parakhina.
December 7, Kevin and Charissa Samba'd themselves into next week! Watch those amazing lifts and loose hips here!
December 1, Kevin
and Charissa's assignment this week was the Slow Fox and they chose to
dance to music of Toy Story. For Kevin as avid Disney fan an excellent
choice. After the dance he had to show judge Evgenia a triple (or quad
as she said the second time) toeloop. Which he did, naturally.
November 24, Sterren op
de Dansvloer update, week 3's assignment was the Paso Doble, which Kevin
executed with a lot of fire and passion, and got praised by the judges.
You can watch it here.
And onwards he goes to next week!
November 17, Week
2 of Sterren op de Dansvloer has passed, the new assignment was Quick
Step, with which he continued on to next week. Watch Kevin+Charissa's
November 10, Kevin has currently a lot of things going on, of which we hope to update you soon. But this goodie we couldn't keep from you. He is participating in the Belgian version of Strictly Come Dancing, "Sterren op de Dansvloer" and tonight was the first show. Watch his Cha Cha Cha - dressed in a PINK blouse - here: http://vtm.be/sterren-op-de-dansvloer/de-cha-cha-cha-van-kevin-van-der-perren
May 4, First
of all, Kevin will be live on tv this Saturday morning, in the tv show:
"Ketnet Kingsize" (Belgian national TV, channel 2)
Last weekend the Celebrations
shows were a huge success. We did not predicted a word wrong about calling
them absolutely awesome. Check for yourself in the photographic evidence
that we published on Absolute Skating:
18 April, First of all, next week (27-29 April) the Ice Fantillusion shows will take place in Liedekerke Belgium. Make sure not to miss them, they are usually already absolutely awesome! But this year, it is the 5th edition so that calls for a celebration! Appropriately called Celebrations, the show will take you on a tour through our favorite holidays. From dark Halloween, sparkling Christmas, the New Years countdown to the romance of Valentines day, crazy Carnival and the ultimate vacation-feeling of summer. All happening on the ice!
For more information, check out the newly redesigned website on www.icefantillusion.com!! (in Dutch)
Surrounding this, and Kevins
goodbye to the competitive skating world, there have been quite some publications:
3 April, We thought it would be nice to share part of Titanilla's report on Absolute Skating of the last competition day with you:
The way to end a career
A standing ovation. That’s what Kevin van der Perren received after the very last program of his long career. He was in Nice already in 2000 (“this makes me feel very old,” he noted). That time he didn’t make it to the short program from the qualification. Twelve years later he delivered a perfect performance in the long program, made the crowd and himself ecstatic and ended his career on a high note.
Placement or scores are not important in this case. The important thing is the satisfaction and the euphoria a skater feels if he does his very best. Skating to legendary music, the Man in the Iron Mask soundtrack, Kevin fought from the very beginning till the very end. He landed a quad toeloop. A triple Axel. A triple Lutz. A triple flip. A triple Salchow- triple toeloop- triple toeloop combination. A triple flip, double Axel sequence. A triple loop- double toeloop combination, and a double Axel. And when the music stopped, the crowd rose to its feet to applaud this unforgettable performance.
That’s the way to end a career.
We couldn't agree more. Read the rest on the men and ladies finales here.
1 April, Yesterday
our hopes and wishes of the day before came true. Kevin skated a blinder
of a program with all planned technical content succesfully executed.
Including the quad, triple Axel, and his trademark 3-3-3 combination.
Cheering and roaring more with every jump could be heard throughout the
March, The short program today unfortunatly didn't go as Kevin
hoped and planned. He tripled the intended quad in the combination, and
did a double Axel.
Spring and summer is coming up for the most of us, which means that this figure skating season is almost at it's end. This week the highlight of the season is taking place in Nice, France: the World Championships!
As we all know, Europeans was supposed to be Kevins last competition, but due to his wrist injury he couldn't finish it. This would have been a very sad end to his career. But the Belgian federation gave him the chance to compete at these World Championships. Still wearing a brace for safety, this means Kevin will be starting at the short program section of the event.
The men are competing at the end of the event this year, which means that Kevin won't skate in competition until Friday, when the best men of the world will take the ice for the short program. The short program will take place from 12.30 to 17.00 CET.
On Saturday afternoon we will see who will be crowned world champion this year. This event will start at 12.55 and it will end again at 17.
1, At his homecoming from Sheffield, Kevin had his wrist looked
after and it turned out not to be broken after all. He strained one of
the ligaments in the wrist.
We will keep you updated.
28 Jan, Today was the
Free Program in the Men's event of the Europeans. Kevin was in 7th place
after the short program, but unfortunately he fell during a practice and
broke his wrist. Sadly this meant we he had to withdraw. More news/details
will follow later.
This week it is time for the European Championships 2012, this time in Sheffield, UK! The short program will be on Thursday and the free program on Saturday.
Kevin has been in good shape up untill now, but now in the past week(s) he has been experiencing some back ache, which required daily phsychotherapy. We hope it is not too bad and wish him lots of strength and good luck!
Kevin will skate in the short program on Thursday at 13.00 local time (14.00 CET) and the long program will start at 11.55 (12.55 CET). A full schedule of all the events and the results can be found on the ISU results page.
The official website for the event is: www.europeans2012.co.uk.
30 Nov, This
weekend Kevin won his 10th and last Belgian nationals, in Deurne close
to Antwerp. In the SP he completed a quad in combination a his triple
Lutz, two 4level spins and a 3level stepsequence. This earning him 76.54
We've updated the schedule with these data and more.
Last but not least, we had a small exchange
with Lorna Brown,
who is Kevins choreographer this season:
30 Oct, This is the week of Skate Canada, only a short week after completing Skate America. Yesterday the men skated their short program. Kevin unfortunately doubled his intended triple Axel and that landed him in 8th place. Today it was free program time. After a very promising start with a beautiful quad toeloop things didn't go that well for Kevin which makes that he stayed in 8th place overall.
In other and more fun news,
the the ticketsale for the Ice Fantillusion shows has started! Already
in his 5th edition, it promises to be a great show! Get your information
Oct, The free program has just been concluded and Kevin won the
silver medal. With a clean quad, his trademark 3-3-3 combination and much
more content, he won the free program!
22 Oct, Yesterday
Kevin skated his short program at Skate America. With jumpwise a gorgeous
triple Axel, 3flip-3toe and a 3 loop, spinwise one 3 level spin &
two 4 level spins and a 3 level stepsequence he
earned 70.09 points which got him in 4th place.
4 Oct, Last weekend, Kevin
competed at the Ondrej Nepala Memorial in Bratislava and received with
a 3th spot in the short program and a second spot in the free a total
of 211.08 points and the silver medal.
Nice start of the season Kevin!
Now it is onward to Skate America and Skate
28 April, Kevin skated his long program in Moscow and received 128.76 points. This together with the short program gave him a total of 197.10 and he ended in 17th spot.
27 April, A
few hours ago, Kevin skated his short program at the postponed and relocated
World Championships in Moscow.
You can also find the SP
of his countryman Jorik Hendrickx there. He got to 22th place and will
join Kevin skating the long program tomorrow.
Kevin was scheduled to skate in the Worlds Championships in Tokyo which have been postponed until further notice, due to the disasters that have taken place in Japan. A personal message from Kevin:
"Of course it is a shame that the
World Championships have been cancelled. For me personally since I was
in top shape and skating programs with 4toe as well as 4sal in them. In
comparison to what the Japanese people have been through, the cancellation
is only trifle and we all have to respect that.
30, Kevin skated clean yesterday. His program included the quad
and the triple axel and created a real buzz in the audience. He finished
fourth and with that he reached his goal of becoming top 5.
Kevin will be competing in the European Championships, taking place January 24-31 in Bern, Switzerland.
Jenna will of course be accompanying
him, competing for Great Britain, as well as for the second time, Belgian
teammate Jorik Hendrickx and debuting at her first European Championships,
Photos below were taken at the Ice
Fantillusion shows 2010: Fantasy.