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Sylvia
06-22-2011, 12:47 PM
There are no direct quotes, but Jo-Ann Barnas mentions the news in this Detroit Free Press article (http://www.freep.com/article/20110622/SPORTS17/106220389/Victory-party-honors-elite-Canton-skaters?odyssey=nav|head):

There's also the news of another acclaimed team that has split: Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates.

Samuelson and Bates, two-time U.S. medalists and 2010 Olympians who have competed together since 2001, ended their partnership several weeks ago, their coaches said. They didn't compete last season because of Bates' severe Achilles' tendon injury; each is looking for new partners.
I expect the official USFS press release will be published soon.

Spiralgraph
06-22-2011, 12:50 PM
Oh I thought this one was a rumor...

What the heck is happening with dance and pairs in the USA?

Mevrouw
06-22-2011, 12:53 PM
And Canada and France

sk9tingfan
06-22-2011, 01:15 PM
Heard this one was coming down the pike and was really sad about it. Spoke to Evan's Mom at Nationals in January, who at that time was psyched for their return this coming season. Oh well....:(

beepbeep
06-22-2011, 01:18 PM
:wall:

This off season is mental... and it's not even July yet.

lmarie086
06-22-2011, 01:29 PM
WHAT.

I won't lie and say that S/B were my favorites, but I was really looking forward to having them grow on me. They were an amazing team and I thought An American in Paris would've been pefect for them. This is so sad.

I'd like this off season to be over now. I can't take much more of it.

ProgramerUSFS
06-22-2011, 01:58 PM
Wow, I really loved them. Thats to bad. Good luck to both.

BigB08822
06-22-2011, 02:31 PM
So basically I could pick up ice dancing or pairs this year and probably make at least alternate for the World team?

reese
06-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Madison Chock, Evan Bates, Emily Samuelson, Vanessa Crone, Paul Poirier, Keiffer Hubbell... mix and match!

Coco
06-22-2011, 02:33 PM
I don't understand why they are breaking up if they are looking for other partners. I figured their breakup could be attributed to not wanting to slide down below the Shibs. But with new partners, they'll be below the Shibs...forever. What's going on?

MikiAndoFan#1
06-22-2011, 02:41 PM
:wuzrobbed

just wondering
06-22-2011, 02:47 PM
I don't understand why they are breaking up if they are looking for other partners. I figured their breakup could be attributed to not wanting to slide down below the Shibs. But with new partners, they'll be below the Shibs...forever. What's going on?

I suspect Evan has already located his partner in his own backyard - Madison Chock. My heart goes out to Emily, who sat out last season preparing for their comeback. If only she had known to look for a partner then . . .

sk9tingfan
06-22-2011, 02:48 PM
http://www.universalsports.com/news-blogs/article/newsid=537619.html


Just a reiteration of Jo-Ann Barnas' article. Guess we'll have to wait until around 11 AM EST to get the official rendition from USFSA

genevieve
06-22-2011, 02:49 PM
:wuzrobbed

reese
06-22-2011, 02:53 PM
With all the major splits this off-season-- Dube/Davison, Yankowskas/Coughlin, Crone/Poirier, Samuelson/Bates-- it seems that personal reasons (e.g. I can't stand you anymore!) are the driving force. Otherwise, it's hard to understand trading in Yankowskas for Denney or Samuelson for Chock. If one partner is retiring that's a different situation, but that doesn't seem to be the case with any of these 4 teams.