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06-01-2011, 02:05 AM
Did I miss earlier news? Russell is at an all-time high...why quit now??? :confused:

Since 2 of the skaters who placed in the top 5 at nationals in 2011 retired does that mean the next finishers are now in line to receive Skate Canada funding, or are these things non-transferable?

I'm curious about that as well. Anybody know?

06-01-2011, 02:09 AM
According to the Canadian National Team Question (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78730) thread, National team slots seem to be non-transferable?

Best wishes to Joey Russell in his future endeavors! It was great to see him land a clean 3A in his 2011 Worlds SP! :)

06-01-2011, 02:37 AM
A few years back (2004 or 2005, maybe?), I remember Skate Canada "bumping up" all of the sixth-place finishers because there had been quite a few retirements or splits, across multiple disciplines. I don't remember them doing this since then, though.

And I agree, what a wonderful gesture from Joey. Seems like a classy guy, he'll be missed!

06-01-2011, 02:40 AM


:mad: :mad: :mad:

:wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed

All the best in his new endeavors, but seriously :wuzrobbed

Parsley Sage
06-01-2011, 03:05 AM
WHEN did it happen? If I remember correctly, Jeremy Ten had a foot surgery just a few months ago. What a series of bad luck for him. :(

Jeremy tweeted earlier today that his comeback is going to be postponed for awhile. Looks like he was back in the hospital.

06-01-2011, 05:18 AM
Oh nooooooooooooooooo :(:(:(
No "Beautyful Joey" as we called him, anymore at the Nebelhorn-Trophy! :(

The Accordion
06-01-2011, 05:50 AM
Awww - this makes me so glad that he got to go to World's this year! Congratulations on and thank you for your wonderful skating Joey!

06-01-2011, 06:58 AM
It was a very sweet statement, and kudos to him for starting with the volunteers.

He skated his way to the podium and participated at Worlds. That is a great way to end a career, and I wish him luck and happiness with whatever he does next.

06-01-2011, 09:04 AM
What a classy young man.
I will miss him. :(

06-01-2011, 11:19 AM
I was saddened to read of his retirement....but am excited for all of his accomplishments over the years. He has definitely represented Newfoundland and Labrador very well throughout his career. I feel like I have watched him grow up over the years since first seeing him skate live as a junior in 2005. It has been a pleasure to cheer him on all these years :)

I was actually wondering if he was going to skate on a cruise ship.

06-01-2011, 03:16 PM
A classy thank you from a classy young man. All the best Joey as you aspire to new goals!

06-02-2011, 06:38 AM
A heartfelt good-bye. And it is nice to know he is retiring on a high note and has no regrets about his placement at worlds.

06-02-2011, 10:59 AM
That was satisfying to the heart. He celebratred his roots and gave thanks so genuinely.