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Debbie S
05-11-2010, 06:30 PM
http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story.asp?id=44603&type=media

I knew it was coming, but I'm still :(.


The team will continue to skate together, appearing in the Sun Valley (Idaho) Ice Show this summer and then join a new Holiday on Ice tour.
I guess it's too much to hope they'll get a guest spot on SOI at some point?

Rob
05-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Aw, I guess it is time, but its sad. I love their programs and their elegance so much.

MikiAndoFan#1
05-11-2010, 06:33 PM
That's so sad. I really enjoy this team!

:drama:

I wish them all the best!

:cheer2:

Rottie
05-11-2010, 07:10 PM
Aw, loved their skating. Wish them the best in their future endeavors.

manleywoman
05-11-2010, 08:03 PM
So sad they didn't make the Oly team. Best of luck to them!!

LilJen
05-11-2010, 08:07 PM
:wuzrobbed: I'll really miss watching their skating!

Rhianna
05-11-2010, 08:10 PM
I'm really upset to hear this and I wish them all the best in the future.

Valentina
05-11-2010, 08:39 PM
I wish they had been part of the Oly team :( but think they are happy with their carrears now so i wish them lucky for now on.

II really love their beatles fre dance, so cool.

overedge
05-11-2010, 08:50 PM
I'm not surprised, but I think after their results this year, it was pretty clear that they weren't going to get the placements they deserved. I think that says more about ice dance judging than it does about their own capabilities and skills.

I am glad to hear that they have some good professional opportunites, though.

barbk
05-11-2010, 08:59 PM
Awww... I bet they'll be great on the pro circuit.

Theatregirl1122
05-11-2010, 09:04 PM
I am really going to miss them. Their Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4OYZTkLTCY) free dance at 2007 US Nationals is the reason I started paying attention to Ice Dance. Now it is easily my favorite discipline. Whatever scores they received, they were always wonderful to watch. I hope they have great success in their future endeavors.

casken
05-11-2010, 09:12 PM
I'm not surprised, but I think after their results this year, it was pretty clear that they weren't going to get the placements they deserved. I think that says more about ice dance judging than it does about their own capabilities and skills.


Not really. I really like them and they seem like great people, but I never felt they were particularly screwed over. They plateaued on their technical abilities, and pretty much admitted that they were just going to continue to do comfortable exhibition style FDs rather than push themselves to evolve stylistically/choreographically. They were pretty much doing the same lifts for the last 3-4 seasons. I think they did as well as can be expected, and they seemed content simply doing programs they enjoyed. So, good for them.

However, they absolutely stole the show at 2006 Nationals. Kim was rocking the Bestemianova hair and he was totally :smokin:. Definitely their best year.

briancoogaert
05-11-2010, 09:20 PM
Not a surprise but I love their OD this season. A tasteful team.

overedge
05-11-2010, 09:20 PM
Not really. I really like them and they seem like great people, but I never felt they were particularly screwed over. They plateaued on their technical abilities, and pretty much admitted that they were just going to continue to do comfortable exhibition style FDs rather than push themselves to evolve stylistically/choreographically.

I have to respectfully disagree. IMHO they continued to choose music and programs that were innovative and challenging, and which pushed them stylistically. As opposed to coming out season after season in Edward-Scissorhands-couture shredded costumes and writhing around to yet another shrieky faux-opera piece, which many of their contemporaries seemed happy to do and were rewarded for :(

victoriajh
05-11-2010, 09:47 PM
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I guess it's too much to hope they'll get a guest spot on SOI at some point?

not according to Evan where htey only take 'the best of the best'
too bad - i think they woudl do a great job and I think I would rather see them than Blah and annoying but what do I know?
;)