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Figure skater Sarah Meier to retire following Art on Ice 2015

“Sarah Meier will be going on her farewell tour with Art on Ice in February. “After that, figure skating at this high level is over for me,” confirmed the 30-year- old from Bülach, Zurich.

Sarah Meier experienced the highlight of her career in 2011 when she finally took the much-coveted gold medal at the European Championships in Berne, after having already twice won silver at the European Championships in 2007 and 2008. Sarah Meier began ice-skating at the tender age of four and has remained true to her passion till now, despite difficult and painful times brought on by injury. She participated in three Olympic games and nine World Championships. At the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, she made a fantastic eighth place finish, while at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships she shone in sixth place. Starting in 1999 Sarah Meier was unbeatable in Switzerland, winning a total of eight national titles.

 

Sarah Meier at Art on Ice 2014, Switzerland - Copyright ART ON ICE

Sarah Meier at Art on Ice 2014, Switzerland – Copyright ART ON ICE

Following her gold medal win at the 2011 European Championships, Sarah Meier retired from competitive skating but continued to perform in shows throughout the world. In 2002 Sarah celebrated her Art on Ice premiere. Since then she has always been part of the skating ensemble. Thirteen times she graced Art on Ice with her presence. No other skater could keep up. And now the end of this wonderful run comes to an end, after her 14th appearance in Art on Ice, as the 2011 Swiss Athlete of the Year bids farewell to the big ice skating stage and her audiences in Zurich, Lausanne and Davos.

Sarah Meier sees her professional future in the media sector, following her graduation from the Ringier School of Journalism and an internship with Schweizer Illustrierte. Ice-skating will certainly remain a part of her free time, in one form or another.

Art on Ice 2015:

5-8 February in Zurich (Hallenstadion), 10 and 11 February in Lausanne (Patinoire de Malley), 13 and 14 February in Davos (Vaillant Arena).”

Tickets: www.artonice.com

source: ART ON ICE media release

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