Canadian Pairs 2013/2014 - News and updates

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Cant Skate, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Spazactaz

    Spazactaz New Member

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    Haha, perhaps it is.. but he posted that, along with a picture of him and another girl doing a press lift.
     
  2. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    maybe the picture was a joke? paige and rudi are great friends soo this would be shocking!!
     
  3. rvi5

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    During Canadian Nationals, someone at GS questioned whether Piper Gilles and Rudi were married. Apparently both Facebook pages listed they were (one of those joke Facebook marriages). As I recall, Dragon Lady mentioned Piper and Rudi were goofing around at the rink, doing lifts. This could be a similar joke.

    I have not seen this photo, could it even be Piper in the photo?
     
  4. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    Yes please link the photo
     
  5. Cant Skate

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    This Wikipedia link states that Katherine Bobak has re-teamed up with Matthew Pennasse (career section)

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Bobak#section_1

    I realize wiki is not always a reliable source of information so can anyone confirm if this is true?

    Also ..a new partnership between Wesley Killing and Tara Hancherow seems to be in the works according to his face book page.
     
  6. Rafter

    Rafter Well-Known Member

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    Really? I'm glad she's back skating but not excited by the Pennasse partnership. Seems to me like she's a lot stronger than him.
     
  7. sk8rmomma

    sk8rmomma New Member

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    I have a confirmed report that Natasha Purich and Sebastian Arcieri have split and that she is trying out with Mervin Tran.
     
  8. flowerpower

    flowerpower Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Also, does anyone know if Andrea Poapst has tried out with Mervin? As a Canadian with pairs experience, and many excellent pairs qualities, it would be great to get her back into the mix in a partnership that would be Olympic-eligible. If not with Mervin, then possibly with another Canadian man, if some retirements/splits occur in top teams post-2014.
     
  9. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    Really? Really? That is my dream pairing since 2012 Nats. I hope they click. Go Natasha and Mervin!
     
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  10. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    Hope it works out for Purich and Tran. They have alot of potential to be great together.
     
  11. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    Totally called that! I hope it works out - I love both of them!
     
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  12. euterpe

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    I hope it works out. They seem well matched.
     
  13. Rock2

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    I wanted Purich to partner with Marinaro. I doubt he and Purdy will stay together after the close of this cycle. I see them both as being pretty spunky with more similar body types. I really wanted Daleman and Tran to partner if KO didn't qualify 2 for Sochi. Need someone for Marinaro now. That may be Jones if Beharry and Moore-Towers team up for the next cycle...
     
  14. MysticHaze

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    Any confirmation of the Bobak-Penasse pairing?
     
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    Marinaro is quoted in news articles as looking forward to competing against the American teams for years to come, with an eye toward the Olympics. Doesn't sound like they see a split in their future.

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni[2797]/2478/language/en-US/Default.aspx
     
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  16. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I can officially confirm that they are skating together again. Katie had an injury earlier this season that limited what they could do for a while but they have been practicing and working hard for the last few weeks (at least) and last I heard, things were going very well for them. I believe they're debuting a new program at a show in their club sometime next month. I really liked this pairing when I first saw them so I'm excited to see them together again. I hope they come to Indy again this summer! :cheer:
     
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  17. MysticHaze

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    Yay! Thanks for the confirmation HeatherC! I really enjoy Katie's skating so I am glad to hear that she is back competing again.
     
  18. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    Is there anything to th speculation about mt splitting? Just because she is dating a pairs skater does not mean she will skate with him. Dylan is a fabulous partner and they have been improving
     
  19. jkl

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    I am thrilled to see that Bobak and Penasse are skating again:)
     
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  20. shutterbug

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    Not sure this definitively puts the rumours of a split to rest ;), but Paige just tweeted this picture of she and Rudi hanging out with some members/former members of Team Saskatchewan.

    Inevitable. I guess we’ll see now how talented Natasha really is. Hopefully they also have a new partner in mind for Sebastien because he’s too young and has too much potential to just be discarded.

    I’m looking forward to seeing them too. :) The team at Preston has done some very creative programs for their pairs over the years, but until now none of the teams have been talented enough or appropriately sized to really do them justice.
     
  21. Cant Skate

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    "Hopefully they also have a new partner in mind for Sebastien because he’s too young and has too much potential to just be discarded."

    ^This. I kind of feel bad for him actually. Who do you think would be a good fit for him? Is Shalena Rau still looking? What about the Novice girls Rachael Dobson or Kendra Digness who both are with older partners? I also heard a rumour that Mary Orr and Anthony Furiano split...

    Thoughts?
     
  22. Erin

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    I like the suggestion of Shalena Rau for Arcieri, with the one concern being that she is still young and could grow, but she doesn't have long legs or big feet, so she could still stay small. I guess the other question is whether she is willing to relocate because I think the coaching team in St. Leonard is better than KW. Either way, I hope Rau and Arcieri both find partners as both skaters have a lot of talent and potential.

    Hope Purich and Tran works out too. I can see lots of ways that they would do well together - just hope that Natasha can bring up her basic skating to match Mervin's, as she could still use a bit more power and speed.
     
  23. euterpe

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    Dylan is 28 and Kristen is 21. She'd be 26 in 2018 and Dylan would be 33. She might feel she'd have a better chance for an Olympic medal in 2018 than in 2014, and a younger partner might be the better choice for the long term.
     
  24. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    I could understand if Dylan wanted to retire after 2014. He's been in the biz for a long time and must be ready to take on other things. He teaches martial arts, doesn't he?
     
  25. Rock2

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    He's also in some sort of pyramid selling sort of thing...supplements or something. Nothing illegal. Kind of like Amway-ish sort of stuff.

    It's purely speculation that he and MT would split. They are in medal range now at worlds so as long as the body holds up they might want to continue until they stop progressing.

    I feel so bad for Arcieri. He's a total cutie and is still developing. I walked by him about 30 mins after his nationals LP and he was just beaming. What surprised me though was how small he is. Can't be more than 5ft 9 but he's built very slight. There really wouldn't be many partners out there for him. I hope he finds someone.
     
  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Article with quotes by Duhamel, Radford and Moscovitch as they head into Worlds: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130307&content_id=42386404&vkey=ice_news
    Excerpt from end (ETA that the article has since been edited to attribute the last quote to Meagan Duhamel):
     
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  27. julieann

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    Megan said it:

     
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  28. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Glad to see it was edited to add her name. :)
     
  29. shutterbug

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    Pj Kwong retweeted this video for the Hamilton Skating Club’s 75th anniversary show a few minutes ago. There’s a pair team practicing in the background footage while Bryce Davison and the host are talking. If you go to 5:07 you get a better look at team. Is the male half Rob Schultz? Does anyone recognize the girl?

    Also, Phelan Simpson is no longer on icepartnerseach.
     
  30. geoskate

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    That has to be Rob Schultz. No other male pair skater has such red hair. Sorry, I don't recognize the girl.

    Right at the end of the video there's an out-of-focus shot of a poster for the event. It looks like Javier Fernandez and Moore-Towers/Moscovitch might be on the poster as guests for the event.