Interviewer: What tasks were assigned to the Control Skate? Still, again, this is not a competition, but such a technical start. Alina: For me, this is no less important way out onto the ice. I compare it with competition. Because you need to show a good, clean skate. This is probably my goal for the whole season! Interviewer: Please tell us about the new Program! About the Short Program. Alina: This Short Program … we listened to music with my coaches, chose it, listened. I really liked her. And we started to create the program to this music. She is very dear to me. And I put all my soul that I have there. Interviewer: Is it completely ready or will you change anything else? Is everything in its place? Alina: At the moment, this is my new Short Program. And it is as if completely already done. Perhaps in the season we will change something. But this is a normal workflow, as it were. Interviewer: Alina, in the previous season you said that it was very difficult for you to get into the competitive rhythm after the vacation. How was it this year? And how did you prepare taking into account that you participated at the many ice shows in Japan? Alina: Now I am preparing quite calmly. I’m almost not nervous. But it is always present … Probably, it’s good when there is a little bit of jimmy before the competition. This is some kind of adrenaline produced. And it’s even easier to jump sometimes. Here. In principle, in Japan, I have already run this Short Program and it’s somehow easier for me!