Photo time for the Italian team

Ahead of the new season, which will include the much-anticipated Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the World Championships in Milan, the Italian figure skating team recently took part in a photo shoot at the IceLab in Bergamo together with their speed skating colleagues.Italy’s best-known athletes were all in attendance: single skaters Carolina Kostner, Roberta Rodeghiero, Giada Russo and Matteo Rizzo; pair skating specialists Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise and Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek; ice dancing stars Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte and Charlène Guignard / Marco Fabbri.

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere the skaters posed for photos and were snapped in action but also found time for a few jokes and pranks.