Just a few months before the beginning of Art on Ice, Sarah Meier talks to us about ice skating and her future as a journalist. Like no other ice skater she has been at Art on Ice now twelve times. It is an event she would not miss for the world. After so long it has become like a second family.
Sarah was born near Zurich in Bülach and she has loved being on the ice from a very young age. She is known as the “queen of the ice” and was claimed Swiss National Champion 8 times and won the European Championship in 2011.
If you would like to see her spin and feel the chills, she will be in Zurich from February 27th to March 2nd, in Lausanne on March 4th & 5th, in Davos on March 7th & 8th, in Helsinki on March 11th & in Stockholm on March 13th.
Vivamost: You have been a part of Art on Ice for over a decade now, why is it so important for you to be there?
Sarah Meier: It’s the highlight of the year for me. There is no other show like art on ice. Because I’ve been part of it for so long it’s even more special. And of course because it’s in my home country and I’m proud to welcome all the skaters and artist in Switzerland. And to perform to live music in front of 10,000 people, there is just nothing comparable.
Vivamost: Are you planning to participate in ice-skating shows like this one for still a long time?
Sarah Meier: Not for a long time. But I’ve decided to not quit right away. Because I still feel the passion. And as long as I manage my new job as a journalist and my training and I can stay in shape, I will still continue.
Vivamost: Do you know some of the artists like Hurts, Loreen and Khatia Buniatishvili?
Sarah Meier: I knew Hurts, I even saw them live at the open air St. Gallen and they blew me away. Loreens most famous song euphoria I know of course, and I remember it well because after every art on ice show last year it was played in the arena after our encore. Khatia I didn’t know, as I’m not so knowledgeable in the classical world. But when I met her, saw and heard her play I was speechless – stunning and with so much emotion, it fits the skating perfectly.
Vivamost: You are studying journalism, are you planning to later be a sport journalist or what would you like to report about?
Sarah Meier: Yes, sport is my passion and I think I know and experienced more than in other areas. But I still want to learn and educate myself more also about economics and politics. Also to be able to write better about sports, to see and understand the bigger picture.
Vivamost: You were at the Breast Cancer Charity Walk and a spectator at the Ironman this year, is running a sport that interests you? Could you picture yourself participating in an Ironman?
Sarah Meier: I support the breast cancer charity with or without running; in my daily routine I’m running more than before to keep in shape, because when I finish work in the evening there is not a lot of icetime anymore. But endurance sports are not my strength, so I will leave that to my boyfriend who is a professional triathlete.
Vivamost: Thank you.