Daphne Backman

Since co-founding ice-dance.com (IDC) in 1999, Daphne has spent the last 20+ years focusing the spotlight on all things ice dance and overseeing the growth of the website. In addition to taking care of the day-to-day updates, she coordinates IDC’s coverage of 30+ events highlighted by the year’s banner event—the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships (not surprisingly, her favorite skating event).

Daphne’s web design portfolio includes sites for athletes from the U.S., Canada, and all over the world.  In addition, Daphne has volunteered her time and design expertise at Figure Skaters Online. As a journalist and photographer, she has been published in SKATING Magazine and International Figure Skating, as well as on USFigureSkating.org and IceNetwork.com.

Daphne started podcasting in 2020 during the COVID19 pandemic. She and good friend Pake Allen launched their movie podcast Run For Your Lives in August of the same year. She is also a co-host on the Yellowjackets and The Handmaid’s Tale podcasts on the Podcastica network.

Daphne lives in southern Maine with her fiance Chris, cats (Jack, Oliver, Chloe and Freya) and ferrets (Willow, Odin, Clementine and Darby).

Gina Capellazzi

Gina joined Figure Skaters Online in 2013 as a way to get more involved with her favorite sport and to use her background in media. Since 2015, she has taken more of a leadership role, leading the team in the growth of Figure Skaters Online. In addition to taking care of the day-to-day updates and designing and maintaining athlete websites, she also coordinates FSO’s event coverage and oversees the staff of writers.

As a journalist, Gina has also conducted numerous interviews for FSO. She also travels to cover skating events and has been among the in-person media for the Junior and Senior Grand Prix events, U.S. Championships and World Championships.

Gina lives in western New York and is the New Media Coordinator for an award-winning Catholic newspaper. She also enjoys skating herself on a weekly basis.