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Ziggy
06-07-2011, 08:20 PM
[Updated 5th July]

In this post, I will try to maintain a regularly updated list of all the changes that happened during the off-season, so that we all have a reference point.

Coaching Changes

Rachael Flatt - Tom Zakrajsek > ???
Elene Gedevaneshvili - Robin Wagner > Nikolai Morozov
Alexe Gilles - Tom Zakrajsek > Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen
Elena Glebova - Anna Levandi > ???
Alena Leonova - Alla Piatova > Nikolai Morozov
Valentina Marchei - Nikolai Morozov > Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen
Jenna McCorkell - Juri Bureiko > Gurgen Vardanjan or Simon & Debbie Briggs?
Ashley Wagner - Priscilla Hill > John Nicks
Agnes Zawadzki - Tom Zakrajsek > David Santee & Christy Krall

Joshua Farris - Tom Zakrajsek > Christy Krall & Damon Allen
Javier Fernandez - Nikolai Morozov > Brian Orser
Adam Rippon - Brian Orser > Ghislain Briand > Jason Dungjen
Kevin Van Der Perren - Juri Bureiko > Gurgen Vardanjan or Simon & Debbie Briggs?

Elena Ilynikh/Nikita Katsalapov - Alexander Zhulin & Oleg Volkov > Nikolai Morozov
Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat - Alexander Zhulin & Oleg Volkov > Anjelika Krylova & Pasquale Camerlengo

Partner Changes - Pairs

Jessica Dube / Bryce Davison - split
Tara Hancherow / Sebastien Wolfe - split
Jessica Dube / Sebastian Wolfe - new team
Bryce Davison has a very serious injury and might not be able to return to skating.

Caydee Denney / Jeremy Barrett - split
Caitlin Yankowskas / John Coughlin - split
Caydee Denney / John Coughlin - new team
Jeremy Barrett had over 30 stitches after Denney cut his calf during a program run-through. He has now retired and is going to coach and perform in shows.
Caitlin Yankowskas has returned home and has made no announcements about her future, yet.

Sally Hoolin / Jakub Safranek - split
Catherine Clements / James Hunt - split
Sally Hoolin / James Hunt - new team
Jakub Safranek is skating in shows, whilst Catherine Clements is going to focus on singles.

Kaela Pflumm / Matteo Guarise - new team (gonna compete for ITA)
http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78776
She used to compete for the US with Christopher Pottenger. He's a former Roller Skating World Champion.

Felicia Zhang / Taylor Toth - split
Erika Smith / Nate Bartholomay - split
Felicia Zhang / Nate Bartholomay - new team (Senior)
Taylor Toth and Erika Smith are both looking for new partners.

Britney Simpson / Nathan Miller - split
Britney Simpson / Matthew Blackmer - new team (Junior-eligible)
Nathan Miller has retired from competitive skating.

Mandy Garza / Brandon Frazier - split
Haven Denney / Daniel Raad - split
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier - new team (re-teamed)

Becky Bereswill / Trevor Young - split
Becky is returning to single skating and will train under Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen. Trevor Young has retired.

Kaleigh Hole / Adam Johnson - split
Adam has retired and Kaleigh is going to focus on single skating.

Darja Popova/Bruno Massot - new team (training under Steuer)

Adeline Canac/Yannick Bonheur - split
Yannick is looking for a new partner (for competition or shows).

Lots of Canadian Junior Pairs parting ways:

Catherine Balde / Maxime Deschamps - split
Katherine Bobak / Matthew Penasse - split
Gabriella Debono / Christopher Sisca - split
Jade-Savannah Godin / Andrew Evans - split
Natalie Kwong / Garnet Suidy - split
Aveline Pearson / Alexander Sheldrick - split
Kristen Tikel / Ian Beharry - split

Katherine Bobak / Ian Beharry - new team
Zoey Brown / Maxime Deschamps - new team
Becky Cosford / Garnet Suidy - new team
Julianna Seguin / Andrew Evans - new team

Natalie Kwong has quit. Matthew Penasse and Christopher Sisca are looking.

Partner Changes - Ice Dance

Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirer - split
They are both looking for new partners.

Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein - split
Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates - split
Madison Chock / Evan Bates - new team
Greg retired and is focusing on coaching and university. Emily hasn't made any announcements yet.

Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell - split
Alissandra Aronow / Zachary Donohue - split
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue - new team
Alissandra Aronow is looking for a new partner. Keiffer Hubbell "is exploring his options, both on and off the ice."

Sarah Coward / Michael Coward - split
Sarah Coward / Avidan Brown - new team

Rachel Tibbetts / Collin Brubaker - split
Collin is looking for a new dance partner, Rachel's plans unsure (she's not listed on IPS like he is).

Lucie Mysliveckova / Matej Novak - split
Matej has quit skating. Lucie had a tryout with Pierre-Loup Bouquet and they might be skating together (although Czech Federation is trying to persuade Matej to return).

Federica Testa / Christopher Mior - split
Federica Bernardi / Christopher Mior - new team
Federica Testa / Sasha Palomaki - new team (he's Finnish and used to skate with Oksana Klimova before, they will represent FIN)

Brooke Elisabeth Frieling / Lionel Rumi - split
He is looking for a new partner.

Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov - rumoured to be split
He retired, no idea if she's going to continue (only a rumour for now).

Retired

Anette Dytrt
Sarah Meier
Diane Szmiett

Ryan Bradley
Joey Russell
Shawn Sawyer

Molly Aaron/Daniyel Cohen
Mylene Brodeur/John Mattatall
Lisa Moore/Justin Gaumond (Lisa might return to skating in the future)

Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Injured

Bryce Davison (still hasn't fully recovered from a very serious injury, might not be able to return to skating)
Peter Liebers (broke a bone, question mark over the next season)

Russian Federation banned their coaches, making use of state resources, from coaching foreign skaters

An exception has been made for Morozov, as he is very much wanted by the federation.

He's going to continue coaching Ando and will be allowed to work with other skaters as a consultant.

Cappellini/LaNotte will spend half of the month with him and half in Italy. Amodio is going to split his time between France (Annick Dumont) and Moscow, after spending a month in US with Zakrajsek.

Team Event added to Olympics

A positive development coming from that: JSF is starting a Pairs/Dance program.

Faiella/Scali returning... or are they?

http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78785

Good question.

Changes to Grand Prix format

http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78719

Top 6 at Worlds allowed to do 3 events. Number of spots reduced to 10 for Singles and 8 for Ice Dance. A minimum score (2/3 of top previous season score) is introduced (although Peter Krick has now talked about scrapping that).

Krasnopolski imprisoned for desertion

A court sent him to prison for 15 days (don't worry, as Tahbka said army prisons are more like summer camps) for desertion.

Israeli Fed claimed they agreed with the Army about postponing his service till after Worlds. The Army claimed they didn't agree to such thing.

Cyprus, Grenada and Morocco made provisional ISU members

Third tier NA skaters celebrate.

Thanks to everybody who has shared info in this and other threads. I've just compiled it.

babayaga
06-07-2011, 08:44 PM
Three more coaching changes: Adam Rippon - Brian Orser > Ghislain Briand,
Elene Gedevaneshvili - Robin Wagner > ?Morozov?(not sure),
Elena Glebova - Anna Levandi > ??.

shah
06-07-2011, 08:48 PM
Elena Glebova - Anna Levandi > ??.

Glebova split with Levandi? :eek: I must've missed the info...

Zemgirl
06-07-2011, 08:51 PM
It's certainly been an eventful off-season!

Paul is looking for a new partner, whilst Vanessa is thinking about coaching.
I thought Skate Canada said they were both looking for new partners?


Krasnopolski imprisoned for desertion

A court sent him to prison for 15 days (don't worry, as Tahbka said army prisons are more like summer camps) for desertion.

Israeli Fed claimed they agreed with the Army about postponing his service till after Worlds. The Army claimed they didn't agree to such thing.
He was at the opening of a new skating facility (am unclear if it's a mini rink or just an ice surface) in Ashdod a couple of weeks ago, so I guess his situation has been sorted out. I've not been to any IDF prisons, but the guys I knew who were didn't seem too traumatized - though they were very anxious not to have the extra time added to their service term. Did he do the 15 days? Most people get it canceled or at least shortened.

babayaga
06-07-2011, 08:53 PM
Glebova split with Levandi? :eek: I must've missed the info...

To be honest I only saw this one article (in Russian):
http://rus.delfi.ee/sport/sportlocal/glebova-iz-za-neudachnogo-sezona-porvala-s-annoj-levandi.d?id=45915467

It says they split after Elena didn't do very well this season and that she is planning to continue to train in the USA, but no more details.

babayaga
06-07-2011, 09:02 PM
Retired: Ryan Bradley, Sarah Meier.

Sylvia
06-07-2011, 09:07 PM
While you have time to make edits (it's 24 hours from the time of your original post)...



Coaching Changes
Joshua Farris - Tom Zakrajsek > Christy Krall
> Christy Krall and Damon Allen (Allen will travel with Farris to JGP, etc.).


Partner Changes
Jeremy Barrett had over 30 stitches after Denney cut his calf during a program run-through. Future status?
From the USFS 2/24/11 press release about their split: "Barrett intends to stay active in skating by coaching and performing in shows."


Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirer - split

Paul is looking for a new partner, whilst Vanessa is thinking about coaching.
It was just confirmed by Skate Canada today that Crone has changed her mind about retiring and will look for a new partner.


Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell - split
Alissandra Aronow / Zachary Donohue - split
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue - new team
From their May 12, 2011 USFS press release: Keiffer Hubbell "is exploring his options, both on and off the ice."
Aronow is listed on IPS.

U.S. Partner Changes, cont. (only teams that competed on the Grand Prix this past season)

Felicia Zhang/Taylor Toth split - USFS press release was published on March 10, 2011.
From the press release: "I plan to pursue my passion as a pairs skater and begin, with much verve, on a search for a partner to compete next season," Toth said.
Erika Smith/Nate Bartholomay split after Nationals (no press release).
New Senior pair team: Felicia Zhang/Nate Bartholomay.
I believe Erika Smith is looking for a new partner (even though she is not listed on IPS).

Britney Simpson/Nathan Miller split (no press release).
New Junior (and ISU Junior age-eligible) pair team: Britney Simpson/Matthew Blackmer.
I believe Miller has retired from competitive skating.

Rachel Tibbetts/Collin Brubaker split (no press release).
Collin is looking for a new dance partner, but I don't know about Rachel (she's not listed on IPS like he is).

blue_idealist
06-07-2011, 10:54 PM
Shawn Sawyer isn't officially retired yet ;)

madm
06-07-2011, 10:56 PM
More pair changes:

Mandy Garza/Brandon Frazier - split
Haven Denney/Daniel Raad - split
Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier - new team (re-teamed)

Retirements -
Inoue/Baldwin (she's pregnant)
Aaron/Cohen
Moore/Gaumond
Bereswill/Young

Debbie S
06-08-2011, 04:42 AM
Retirements -
Inoue/Baldwin (she's pregnant)
Aaron/Cohen
Moore/Gaumond
Bereswill/YoungI believe Becky is continuing in singles skating. She is now working with Yuka/Jason.

Ziggy
06-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Thanks a lot guys, all the edits added. :)

Reed/Japaridze split? She is looking for a new partner? What about his status?

I've seen it said a few times in other threads but can't find a thread for this.

AJ Skatefan
06-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Nice summary Ziggy. Thanks.

sk8ers
06-08-2011, 04:38 PM
Whew!! Pretty eventful when you see it all in one place! Do we think this is it or is there time for more surprises?? :sekret:

madm
06-08-2011, 05:22 PM
I believe Becky is continuing in singles skating. She is now working with Yuka/Jason.

Thanks for clarifying. I meant to say that this is another team split. Trevor Young is retiring from skating, but Becky will continue with singles.

shah
06-09-2011, 11:22 PM
it seems we can add Mysliveckova/Novak to the 'split' part :(...