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puglover
01-06-2012, 07:23 PM
Does anybody know if Vanessa has found a new partner? I was so sorry to hear of her split with Paul. She always seemed to have spunk and I really liked her athletic style. I hope this is not the end of her dance career.

Ladida
01-06-2012, 08:13 PM
I thought she is skating now with K. Hubbell. I definitely saw some pics with her and other icedancers from Camarlengo group. Can anyone confirm it?

arakwafan2006
01-06-2012, 09:09 PM
I thought she is skating now with K. Hubbell. I definitely saw some pics with her and other icedancers from Camarlengo group. Can anyone confirm it?

I was there enjoying watching skating and i dont remember seeing her there. Shae Lynn was there and she's even more beautiful in person :D She might of been there earlier in the day but was not there when i was... i dont think... lol

Tak
01-06-2012, 11:40 PM
Does anyone think Crone/Hill would make a good team? Though Ralph/Hill have improved, basically she is nowhere near as good as he is and is holding the team down. He needs a better partner - he's an excellent dancer with a great sense of rhythm, but he'll never get anywhere IMO until he gets a better partner.

And to leave Vanessa languishing without a partner is just so wrong - she's the Jana of Canada - definitely too good to waste.

ltnskater
01-07-2012, 05:15 AM
I thought she is skating now with K. Hubbell. I definitely saw some pics with her and other icedancers from Camarlengo group. Can anyone confirm it?

No, that plan fell through ages ago I believe. (Though you are right that they were trying out earlier).

smithie
01-07-2012, 06:39 PM
No, that plan fell through ages ago I believe. (Though you are right that they were trying out earlier).

Vanessa and Keifer started a partnership at the end of September and were skating at DSC with Camrlengo. They skated together until December, and were looking really amazing. They would have given G/P more than just a run for their money. They had synched together beautifully and had great charisma together.

However, Keifer is a much more accomplished skater, nationally and internationally than Piper, and the USFSA was not willing to grant a release for him as they did with her. Nor does he have a Canadian family connection to get him a quick citizenship as Piper does.

It is really too bad as they truly had great potential. I wish them both good luck, but in particular Vanessa, who is a very talented skater with lovely edges. As the female, though, she will have a much more difficult time finding a suitable partner than Keifer - if she even wants to after all she must have been through in the last 8 months.

Maybe Keifer can skate with Piper and Vanessa and Paul can get back together.

Yukari Lepisto
01-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Vanessa and Keifer started a partnership at the end of September and were skating at DSC with Camrlengo. They skated together until December, and were looking really amazing. They would have given G/P more than just a run for their money. They had synched together beautifully and had great charisma together.

However, Keifer is a much more accomplished skater, nationally and internationally than Piper, and the USFSA was not willing to grant a release for him as they did with her. Nor does he have a Canadian family connection to get him a quick citizenship as Piper does.

It is really too bad as they truly had great potential. I wish them both good luck, but in particular Vanessa, who is a very talented skater with lovely edges. As the female, though, she will have a much more difficult time finding a suitable partner than Keifer - if she even wants to after all she must have been through in the last 8 months.

Maybe Keifer can skate with Piper and Vanessa and Paul can get back together.

and I assume the Canadian Fed won't release Vanessa either? if they were to skate for the US?

ltnskater
01-07-2012, 09:07 PM
Vanessa and Keifer started a partnership at the end of September and were skating at DSC with Camrlengo. They skated together until December, and were looking really amazing. They would have given G/P more than just a run for their money. They had synched together beautifully and had great charisma together.

However, Keifer is a much more accomplished skater, nationally and internationally than Piper, and the USFSA was not willing to grant a release for him as they did with her. Nor does he have a Canadian family connection to get him a quick citizenship as Piper does.

It is really too bad as they truly had great potential. I wish them both good luck, but in particular Vanessa, who is a very talented skater with lovely edges. As the female, though, she will have a much more difficult time finding a suitable partner than Keifer - if she even wants to after all she must have been through in the last 8 months.

Maybe Keifer can skate with Piper and Vanessa and Paul can get back together.

Piper and Keifer had already tried out, and it did not work out, because I believe Madison Chock was his first choice. After she turned him down for Evan Bates, Keifer wanted Piper back, but of course, she was with Paul and would not be Keifer's second choice.

Vanessa and Keifer tried out, but unfortunately the dilemma here was that neither federation would release either of them, and the partnership dissolved because there the Olympics would not have been possible.

mirage
01-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Piper and Keifer had already tried out, and it did not work out, because I believe Madison Chock was his first choice. After she turned him down for Evan Bates, Keifer wanted Piper back, but of course, she was with Paul and would not be Keifer's second choice.

Vanessa and Keifer tried out, but unfortunately the dilemma here was that neither federation would release either of them, and the partnership dissolved because there the Olympics would not have been possible.



They did not just ```try out`` . This was a very good, go ahead partnership with full steam ahead training.

The Olympics is not the be all and end all. The issue is that an athlete has to be released by their federation to even compete internationally. Piper is in Canada, because she thinks she has a good shot at getting to the Olympics, which she would not have had a prayer to do in the USA.

Vanessa competed at Worlds in 2011, is a National Champion and an Olympic athlete. Not a hope she will be released any time soon. With the skategods in their corner, Vanessa and Keifer might have had a chance to compete in 2014-2015 at the earliest. We all know in Ice Dance that may as well be an eternity.

lavenderblue
01-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Ugh, that's terribly depressing. I was so intrigued by the rumblings about Vanessa and Keiffer, but the potential release issue made me wonder.

There's also an odd sort of "wrongness" to me (even as I understand it from the fed's perspective) that dancers and pairs skaters with less success have that greater advantage in creating new partnerships.

Yukari Lepisto
01-07-2012, 10:27 PM
No, that plan fell through ages ago I believe. (Though you are right that they were trying out earlier).

They trained together for quite some time, it wasn't just a "try out", and it didn't fall through ages ago.

Jayar
01-08-2012, 12:12 AM
I always thought that Keiffer would look good with Charlotte Lichtman, but I would never advocate splitting up any team.

ltnskater
01-08-2012, 06:47 AM
They did not just ```try out`` . This was a very good, go ahead partnership with full steam ahead training.

The Olympics is not the be all and end all. The issue is that an athlete has to be released by their federation to even compete internationally. Piper is in Canada, because she thinks she has a good shot at getting to the Olympics, which she would not have had a prayer to do in the USA.

Vanessa competed at Worlds in 2011, is a National Champion and an Olympic athlete. Not a hope she will be released any time soon. With the skategods in their corner, Vanessa and Keifer might have had a chance to compete in 2014-2015 at the earliest. We all know in Ice Dance that may as well be an eternity.

I'm not entirely sure which team you are referring to about me saying "try out", Piper and Keiffer? or Vanessa and Keiffer?

Because it was simply a try out for Piper and Keiffer, not a partnership. With Vanessa, yes I did say "try out" but i meant it in a different sense (from Piper and Keiffer) that it was a partnership that would have worked had they been able to have the possibility of going to the Olympics for 2014. Unfortunately, this was not going to happen, but YES you are correct that the earliest they could compete internationally IF either one of them were released by their federation, would be in 3 years/seasons hence missing the 2014 Olympics and unfortunately, this was the crucial point that dissolved that temporary/short partnership. (tryout - whatever you want to call it)

With regards to Piper, certainly with Paul, and competing in Canada, the chances of going to the Olympics are certainly higher, but that is only part of the reason, there are many other reasons (they work well together, coaches knew Piper from before, able to be released and compete internationally after one year, and again as I mentioned above, she was not going to be Keiffer's second choice, Chock being his first - btw, I really hope I'm not mixing up Emily Samuelson and Madison Chock, I'm pretty sure it was Madison, but it has been a few months so my memory has faded a bit). There are also probably more reasons I don't know about, but those are the ones I do know, but yes, being able to compete internationally after only 1 year is something Piper and Paul is able to do, but not Vanessa and Keiffer.


They trained together for quite some time, it wasn't just a "try out", and it didn't fall through ages ago.

Ok, ok, I was exaggerating a little when I said ages ago because it has been only a couple months since the partnership dissolved (as far as I've heard, I know Vanessa was by herself back in Canada by November, I didn't know she was still with Keiffer in Dec. is the poster above who posted sure of that?). As I just mentioned above, I said "try out" because the partnership hinged on whether or not it was even possible for them to compete at the 2014 Olympics, and not only that, but also the 3 years they must wait to even compete internationally...

kwanfan1818
01-08-2012, 07:11 AM
Nor does he have a Canadian family connection to get him a quick citizenship as Piper does.

The citizenship rules are quite clear, and based on being a permanent resident and having three out of four years of residency in Canada, or getting an exception granted at high levels of government, like Kaitlyn Weaver did.

Hubbell would qualify for permanent residency just as easily as Gllles without any family connection whatsoever, because through his "participation at a world-class level in cultural activities or athletics" he would be considered a self-employed person who has "relevant experience that will make a significant contribution to the cultural or athletic life of Canada."

tapper88
01-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Just curious, how did Kaitlyn end up getting an exception granted? (I'm glad she did!)