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Federica Testa

Federica Testa
Testa with Mior at the 2011 European Championships
Personal information
Country represented Slovakia
Former country(ies) represented Italy
Born (1993-08-27) 27 August 1993
Milan, Italy
Home town Milan
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Partner Lukáš Csölley (SVK)
Former partner Christopher Mior (ITA)
Andrea Malnati (ITA)
Coach Roberto Pelizzola
Former coach Paola Mezzadri
Maurizio Margaglio
Roberto Pelizzola
Choreographer Paola Mezzadri, Corrado Giordani
Former choreographer Ludmila Vlasova
Skating club SKP Bratislava
Former skating club Agora Skating Team
Training locations Milan
Canton, Michigan
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 143.36
2014 CS Warsaw Cup
Short dance 59.64
2014 CS Volvo Open Cup
Free dance 86.38
2014 CS Warsaw Cup

Federica Testa (born 27 August 1993) is an Italian-born Slovak ice dancer. With Lukáš Csölley, she has won three ISU Challenger Series medals and two Slovak national titles. Their best result at an ISU Championship was 12th at the 2014 European Championships.

Testa competed with Christopher Mior and Andrea Malnati for Italy until 2011.

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
    • Early career 2.1
    • Partnership with Csölley 2.2
  • Programs 3
  • Competitive highlights 4
    • With Csölley for Slovakia 4.1
    • With Mior for Italy 4.2
    • With Malnati for Italy 4.3
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Personal life

Federica Testa was born on 27 August 1993 in Milan, Italy. She became a Slovak citizen in autumn 2013.[1]

Career

Early career

Testa skated in singles for two years, stopped skating for a year, and then took up ice dancing.[2] She competed with Andrea Malnati for seven years,[2] representing Italy. Testa and Malnati were the 2009 Italian junior silver medalists.

In the spring of 2009, Testa teamed up with Canadian Christopher Mior, continuing to represent Italy. The duo competed at the senior level and became the 2011 Italian national champions. Following their split, Testa skated briefly with a Finnish skater.[3]

Partnership with Csölley

In October 2011, it was announced that Testa would compete with Lukáš Csölley for Slovakia.[4] Testa/Csölley made their international debut at the Bavarian Open in February 2012 and then competed at the World Championships in March in Nice, France. The following season, they finished 17th at the 2013 European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, having placed 19th in the short dance and 16th in the free dance. At the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario, Canada, the two placed 26th in the short dance and did not advance further.

In September 2013, Testa/Csölley competed at the final Olympic qualifying event, the Nebelhorn Trophy; they finished ninth and became the first alternates for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In January 2014, they placed 12th at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary but the two missed the cut-off for the free dance in March at the World Championships in Saitama, Japan.

Testa/Csölley began the 2014–15 season with a bronze medal at the 2014 Ondrej Nepela Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series (CS) event held in early October. Later that month, making their Grand Prix debut, they placed fourth in the short dance and seventh overall at the 2014 Skate America. In November, they were awarded gold at two CS competitions, the Volvo Open Cup and Warsaw Cup.

Programs

(with Csölley)

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–2015
[5]
  • Flamenco: ?
  • Paso doble: ?
  • Flamenco: ?
  • Welcome to the Circus
    by ?
2013–2014
[1]
Chicago
by John Kander and Fred Ebb:
  • Quickstep: Overture
  • Quickstep: All that Jazz
  • Slow foxtrot: Funny Honey
  • Charleston: We Both Reached For the Gun
Addams Family Values
by Marc Shaiman:
  • It's An Addams
  • Fester's In Love
  • The Big Date
  • The Tango
2012–2013
[6][2]
2011–2012
[7]
  • Merengue: Pinta Me
    by Elvis Crespo
  • Samba: Baila Baila Con Migo
    by Domino
  • Rhumba
    by Gizelle D'Cole

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season)

With Csölley for Slovakia

Testa and Csölley in 2012
International[8]
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Worlds 27th 26th 23rd
Europeans 17th 12th
GP Skate America 7th
CS Nepela Trophy 6th 4th 3rd
CS Volvo Cup 4th 1st
CS Warsaw Cup 1st
Bavarian Open 6th
Crystal Skate 4th
Golden Spin 8th
Ice Challenge 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th
New Year's Cup 2nd
Pavel Roman 5th
Universiade 4th
National[8]
Slovak Champ. 1st 1st

With Mior for Italy

International[9]
Event 2009–10 2010–11
European Championships 22nd 18th
Finlandia Trophy 5th
Trophy of Lyon 2nd
Mont Blanc Trophy 3rd
NRW Trophy 6th
National[9]
Italian Championships 3rd 1st

With Malnati for Italy

Event 2007–08 2008–09
Italian Championships 4th J. 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

References

  1. ^ a b "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Sciarrillo, Laura; D'Eredità, Eleonora; Sciarrillo, Laura (11 March 2013). """Federica Testa and Lukáš Csölley: "We don't want to pass unnoticed. ArtOnIce.it. 
    • Original: """Intervista a Federica Testa e Lukáš Csölley: "Non vogliamo passare inosservati (in Italian). 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (13 June 2012). """Lukáš Csölley: "It takes time to get used to each other and to find our style. Absolute Skating. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Šimo, Marián (3 October 2011). "Krasokorčuliar Csölley tancuje so šampiónkou Talianska" [Figure skater Csölley will dance with Italian champion].  
  5. ^ "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. 
  6. ^ "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY". International Skating Union. 
  9. ^ a b "Competition Results: Federica TESTA / Christopher MIOR". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. 

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