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sk8ingcoach
07-06-2012, 03:22 PM
As much as i would be sad if Carolina chose to retire now, it may be a good move. And if she is not skating well enough to possibly match her brilliant last season, i would be disappointed all the time

I want her to stay, but only if she continues to skate well like this past season. We dont want to see another 2009-2010 season from her

t.mann
07-06-2012, 03:55 PM
No.
Out of veteran ladies(Caro, Rochette, Ando, Suzuki, Czisny etc.), IMO the most brilliant skater is about to leave first. :wuzrobbed

Zemgirl
07-06-2012, 04:35 PM
The Jeffrey Buttle approach, and it worked for him. I'm sure Carolina would have no problem keeping busy even she ends her competitive career, though for my own selfish reasons I hope she stays through Sochi to hopefully go out with a good Olympic experience.

I must say, she seemed kind of undecided. I'm sure her federation will try to persuade her to stick around longer. I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer to find out...

Emdee
07-06-2012, 05:22 PM
The difference with Buttle was he already had Chan who had defeated him once at Nationals. Who does Caro have that is of her level nationally.

I think with so many veterans coming back she may feel that she has no chance at Olys and prefer to be done on the high note!

jiggs
07-06-2012, 05:42 PM
I think with so many veterans coming back she may feel that she has no chance at Olys and prefer to be done on the high note!

I don't necessarily think that's the reason. She has said since Worlds that retirement may very well be an option for her but that she would like to take her time to properly think about it. She said that 2 years till Sochi is a long commitment and she has to figure out whether she is willing to make that commitment or not. Her boyfriend will be at London Olympics and probably quit after that so this would be their chance/time to have some kind of normal life toghether for the first time in their lives.

However, nothing is official yet so we will have to wait till the press conference.

shine
07-06-2012, 05:47 PM
I thought she was just getting into her zone. I hope she doesn't retire. She still has so much to offer :(

lauravvv
07-06-2012, 06:11 PM
I thought she was just getting into her zone. I hope she doesn't retire. She still has so much to offer :(Yes, it would be a bit of a pity, although understandable. I have come to really like her this last season. While before she was musical and elegant at best times, her skating mostly seemed a bit cold to me. Now she doesn't seem cold at all. Most likely it's because of her new confidence. Now her joy of skating is apparent, and she really looks like a star on ice. Of course, there are shows as well, but it seems like she won't skate in those all that much either if she decides to retire.

masofs
07-06-2012, 06:48 PM
I don't want her to retire because I love her skating but I understand if she does it. If she wants to quit on a high note and no longer has the motivation to compete, more power to her. I just wish her the best, whatever she does.

FSfan107
07-06-2012, 08:15 PM
I really hope Carolina doesn't retire, but I understand her reasoning if she does.

eleonorad
07-06-2012, 08:19 PM
The difference with Buttle was he already had Chan who had defeated him once at Nationals. Who does Caro have that is of her level nationally.


No one. But she could wait a few more years and nothing would chance unless some foreign talented skater decides to switch country.
Once Marchei will retire, a golden era for Italian single skating will end (the beginning of the end was Contesti retiring), and she's likely to retire right after Sochi (she's from 1986)

blue_idealist
07-07-2012, 02:53 AM
It's too bad if Carolina retires, but at least it will give Valentina Marchei the chance to go to an Olympics. Btw, who is Carolina's boyfriend?

Zemgirl
07-07-2012, 07:00 AM
It's too bad if Carolina retires, but at least it will give Valentina Marchei the chance to go to an Olympics. Btw, who is Carolina's boyfriend?
I think it's Alex Schwazer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Schwazer) - they've been together for a long time.

Marchei deserves to finally go to the Olympics and I hope she does, whether Kostner retires or not. If Kostner doesn't retire, I'm sure Italy will have at least two spots in Sochi, if not three.

bartek
07-08-2012, 12:27 AM
This season was the very first time I started to like Carolina's skating. Her programs where beautiful and she was finally skating with emotions. I'll be sad if she decides to retire because now I finally enjoy her skating and I would like to see more of it. Also, her skating skills are really on top of their game now. In the past, she tended to lost control sometimes because of her huge speed. Now, she is in total control. If she could only regain her tough jumps she would be a complete package. Nevertheless, I understand if she wants to retire now, on a high note.

jiggs
09-03-2012, 07:17 AM
International Figure Skating posted on their Facebook that apparently Carolina is currently in Canada getting her programs done. I can't wait to find out which music she will be skating to and hope we will find out soon!

Her next appearance will be her skating show "Opera on Ice" where she will perform together with Stéphane to "Romeo and Juliet". I also read somewhere that she will skate a Senior B sometime in December before Italian Nationals.

pingu
09-03-2012, 07:44 AM
Her next appearance will be her skating show "Opera on Ice" where she will perform together with Stéphane to "Romeo and Juliet". I also read somewhere that she will skate a Senior B sometime in December before Italian Nationals.

She is going to compete at Goden Spin of Zagreb (December 5th-9th). Italian nationals is going to be held in Milan, a week before Christmas.