2011 Off-Season - All the Changes

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Ziggy, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    The vast majority of skaters just stop competing without making any formal announcements.

    I guess that is because they want to keep their options open.

    And unless I was a massively huge star, it would feel somehow silly to officially announce that I wasn't skating competitively any more.
     
  2. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2001
    Messages:
    16,372
    I like Otar's skating. Too bad if he is retiring - is he coming back to the US or is he going back home, I wonder. I wish him the best in whatever he does next.
     
  3. lay'dback

    lay'dback New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    176
    Jenna listed at IJS with Simon & Debbie Briggs so I guess thats her sorted for this season?
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  4. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    What's happening with John? What about Melissa Bulanhagui?
     
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    If the retirement rumour is indeed true, I imagine he's going to stay in the US. He's Sinead Kerr's boyfriend, isn't he?

    I remember reading about John having had some business success in the past so I would imagine he's going to continue with that (anybody knows more details?).

    Melissa Bulanghui plans to compete next season, from what I know. And a lot of us are hoping for a Skate America open spot for her, or at least another Senior B.
     
  6. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Any competition photos of Kayla and her new Partner yet?
     
  7. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    When did Kaliegh Hole Split? What happened?
     
  8. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Are there any other Freestyle Retirements in the Ladies?
     
  9. Imperfect Edge

    Imperfect Edge New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    391
    New (I think) Junior British pair: Shelley Thomson & Rhys Brown, entered at Junior level for Sheffield IJS (performance squad monitoring event). Also Joseph Buckland (previous JGP competitor with Danielle Bennett) is competing with Olivia Smart at the same event (dance). Remains to be seen whether either will be selected for JGP competitions.
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  10. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,592
    He retired to go to school.
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  11. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2002
    Messages:
    20,569
    That needs to be updated.

    Kaela Pflumm and Matteo Guarise have split recently (before they've even competed once ;P) and Matteo Guarise is reported to be having a tryout with Caitlin Yankowskas.

    After the end of last season. He retired, she's going to focus on single skating.

    Nothing we know about.
     
  12. TDsk8

    TDsk8 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2003
    Messages:
    2,233
    Melissa - she will be competing this upcoming season. More exciting news to be revealed mid-October :)
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  13. icellist

    icellist Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    421
    i'm guessing that Mellisa Bulanhagui got Finlandia. This should probably go in a different thread but has anyone heard anything about Kristine Musademba, Kristiene Gong, Ellie Kawamura, and Amanda Dobbs?

    I think Musademba was injured but that was a long time ago. I remember a post about Gong quitting which is very said, but I'd like a confirmation on this one. According to her twitter, Kawamura is still skating, but is there any news? Same thing with Amanda Dobbs, any news about her recovery and singles/pairs? I hope either Kawamura or Dobbs get a Finlandia spot too!
     
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    32,011
    I've replied to you in the general US ladies thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3280459#post3280459

    Re. Musademba, scroll up to Ziggy's post (#121) at the top of this page.
     
  15. jlai

    jlai Title-less

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    9,056
    Crushed about Musademba. She was so promising just two seasons ago... :fragile:
     
  16. Jeschke

    Jeschke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,628
    like so many us female juniors....
     
  17. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,551
    Melissa got what?
     
  18. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Messages:
    20,602
    Finlandia (Finlandia Trophy) is a senior B competition that will take place from October 6-9 in Vantaa, Finland. Ladies, Men, and Ice Dancer will compete.