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Sylvia
05-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Confirmed on Facebook today (credit to kppt for posting initially in the Pairs/Dance splits 2012 season thread in GSD and in the Paul/Islam thread (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3564086#post3564086) in the Trash Can): http://www.facebook.com/cronevanessa

Vanessa new partner is Nikolaj Sorensen. Its official and they have just recently finished their first free dance and onto their short dance!! They will be competing at Lake Placid!!
Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships will be held July 25-28, 2012, in Lake Placid, New York.

They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal.

ETA link to the ISU bio of Katelyn Good/Nikolaj Sorensen (Denmark): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012142.htm
They placed 14th in the Preliminary Round at 2011 Worlds.

blue_idealist
05-06-2012, 11:53 PM
Never heard of him, but glad she found a partner.

kwanfan1818
05-06-2012, 11:59 PM
He competed for Denmark with Katelyn Good for two seasons (2009-2011); their last competition was at 2011 Worlds in Moscow. Good/Sorensen were coached by Dubreuil and Lauzon as well.

cygnus
05-07-2012, 12:01 AM
This could be interesting, but I was hoping for Keith Gagnon.

maatTheViking
05-07-2012, 12:07 AM
oh wow, that is quite interesting. Will they compete for Denmark or Canada?

flowerpower
05-07-2012, 12:08 AM
This could be interesting, but I was hoping for Keith Gagnon.

Gagnon is a wonderful dancer. :) Stylistically different from Vanessa maybe, but I'd love to see him skating again.

Congrats to Vanessa and the best to her and her new partner!

Stephanie
05-07-2012, 12:17 AM
oh wow, that is quite interesting. Will they compete for Denmark or Canada?

My guess is Canada, since I doubt SC would release her.

Ziggy
05-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Wow, I really wasn't expecting that.

No offense to Sorensen, but that is a massive step down for Crone.

kwanfan1818
05-07-2012, 12:50 AM
They both have time. Look at how far Weaver has come in just a few years, and I don't know if anyone had great hopes for Denkova when she first teamed with Staviyski.

ETA: As far as I can tell from a web search, Denmark does not allow dual citizenship. According to the Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_nationality_law), Danish citizenship is lost as soon as a Dane gets voluntary citizenship from another country.

I'm not sure I'd give up an EU passport for a chance to skate at the Olympics, but then again, I'm not a world class athlete.

maatTheViking
05-07-2012, 12:52 AM
I would assume Canada too, given Crone's past achievements (release wise). The Canadian Federation probably also have more money - but they will have a lot of tough competition in Canada.

Too bad, it seems like Denmark can't really get couples going in dance.

kwanfan1818
05-07-2012, 01:00 AM
Is there a written policy for obtaining release from the Canadian Federation? Were Crone to compete for Denmark, they wouldn't have the Politik but they also wouldn't have the competition, which is now looking like Gilles/Poirier for the third spot.

GarrAarghHrumph
05-07-2012, 01:38 AM
Never heard of him, but glad she found a partner.

I used to share a rink with him occasionally, and he's very nice. I hope this works out for them both.

clarie
05-07-2012, 02:28 AM
I'm thrilled that she has found a partner. I'm glad her talents aren't wasted. I've always like her skating and she is a sweeti in person.

Pratfall
05-07-2012, 02:51 AM
:)So pleased for Vanessa..It's been a rough go for her. I hope they can bring Nikolaj along quickly .

I'm really looking forward to seeing her on the ice again and I'm curious to see what strides she's made after a year in Detroit.

blue_idealist
05-07-2012, 03:42 AM
He competed for Denmark with Katelyn Good for two seasons (2009-2011); their last competition was at 2011 Worlds in Moscow. Good/Sorensen were coached by Dubreuil and Lauzon as well.

Oh yeah, I vaguely remember Good/Sorensen now.