Canadian Pairs 2013/2014 - News and updates

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting from the U.S. Pairs thread:
    My latest hearsay info (from two different reliable sources) is that Caitlin Fields, who will be 18 in September, is relocating from Scottsdale, Arizona (where she trained under Doug Ladret) to Montreal to partner with Sebastian Arcieri, 19, and compete in Canada. Fields has yet to compete internationally (Pacini was too old for the JGP) - link to her profile with Pacini in which she mentions she is 4-11 tall: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/detail.jsp?id=40264&mode=P
  3. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear that Arcieri found a new partner. Hope Caitlin Fields does ok in her move to Montreal. St. Leonard is a great pairs training site so I can see why she made the move.
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I've posted the link to the entry list updated as of June 14 for Championnats québécois d'été 2013 in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...Competitions&p=3939392&viewfull=1#post3939392

    Interesting names added to Junior Pairs, such as Grenier and Morais:
    Maxime Deschamps
    Vanessa Grenier
    Tara Hancherow
    Wesley Killing
    Julia Mercer
    Samuel Morais
    Julianne Seguin (Charlie Bilodeau not yet listed)

    Besides Hancherow/Killing, who is skating with whom?
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    minuet Well-Known Member

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    Julia Mercer is with Samuel Morais according to my latest info.
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  8. AKA

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    Really? That's good to know...
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    It's always odd in dance to see teenagers versus barely teens in pre-novice and novice events in Canada, but the older skaters often bring a lot of maturity to the CD's. (I'm too much of a wuss to watch anything below junior pairs.)
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    A dear friend of mine calls it " Novice Scares"
  11. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    So the new pair teams in Canada at the junior and senior level are:

    Purich & Tran
    Fields & Arcieri
    Hancherow & Killing
    Mercer & Morais
    Seguin & Bilodeau
    Grenier & Deschamps
    Rau & Schultz
    Orr & Simpson

    Anyone else?!?
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  12. sk8rmomma

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    Plus the top four novice teams moving up to junior, if you are considering those as they are not technically "new teams", just new to junior.
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    From post #1:
    Latulippe / Leak are registered for Quebec Summer Championships in Novice. I am assuming they are still together, along with Emilie Bourassa/David-Alexandre Paradis and Lori-Ann Matte/Thierry Ferland, the 2nd & 3rd place Pre-Novice pairs at Challenge.

    Edited to ask: Is Justine Brasseur & Jason Lapointe a new Novice team? Is Cody Wong still skating with Amelie Lemay? (PN6)
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    are taylor steele and simon pierre cote still skating together?
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    Steele had knee surgery I think in the spring and rumour has it that Cote retired. It will be interesting to see the registration lists for summer competitions to see what teams are actually out there. In particular I'm looking forward to the rosters for Detroit because it sounds like it's going to be a big one for pairs and it's close enough that many Canadian teams may make the trek. Hope it gets posted soon! :)
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    The official roster for Skate Detroit (July 23-27, 2013) usually isn't published online until the week before/of the competition (though hearsay info will very likely trickle out before then ;)).

    Lawrence/Swiegers are training in Ellenton, Florida with Lyndon Johnston at the moment and are scheduled to compete at the Summer Chiller club competition in Fort Myers, FL this weekend.
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    A skating blog I read occasionally had the roster July 11th last year - but I'll be really happy if hearsay info pops up before then :watch:
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    I'm pretty sure Zoey Brown is skating with Anthony Furiano.

  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Posted earlier in this thread: Katie Bobak / Matthew Penasse have re-teamed and will compete in Senior.

    Lawrence/Swiegers ended up not competing in the Florida competition mentioned above.

    Ami Koga / Francis Boudreau-Audet are also registered now for the Quebec comp. in Junior Pairs - a new team?

    Novice Pairs registered for Quebec:
    Naomie Boudreau/Cédric Savard (new)
    Émilie Bourassa/David-Alexandre Paradis PN2
    Justine Brasseur/Jason Lapointe (new)
    Sarah-Jade Latulippe/Alex Leak N7
    Amélie Lemay/Cody Wong PN6
    Lori-Ann Matte/Thierry Ferland PN3
    Lianna Thomas/Aaron Kugler (reportedly training in Montreal - she made US Nationals in Novice Pairs last season; he is new to pairs)
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  21. Cant Skate

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    Who is Ami Koga?
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    I think she's a Japanese skater.
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    I was bored and had some time on my hands so I've compiled a list of Canadian pairs teams for this season. I used the online registration lists from Thornhill and Quebec, the results from last year's nationals (kept teams from this list on mine unless there's been info of a split) as well as information from this thread. Feel free to correct me and I'll revise and repost. :)

    Senior:

    Duhamel/Radford
    Moore-Towers/Moscovitch
    Lawrence/Sweigers
    Purdy/Marinaro
    Jones/Beharry
    Rau/Schultz
    Bobak/Penasse
    Brown/Furiano
    Purich/Tran

    Junior:
    Orr/Simpson
    Conway/Sherriff-Clayton
    Young/Young
    Killing/Hancherow
    Dobson/Sheldrick
    Fields/Arcieri
    Seguin/Bilodeau
    Koga/Boudreau-Audet
    Grenier/Deschamps
    Mercer/Morais
    Anderson/Michaud
    LeClaire/Mostert
    Digness/Thiessen

    Novice:
    Wong/Su
    LaTulippe/Leak
    Boudreau/Savard
    Glenn/Stock
    Eby/Varley
    Thomas/Kugler
    LeMay/Wong
    Bourassa/Paradis
    Brasseur/Lapointe
    Matte/Ferland
    Gingrich/Portz
    Hoffman/Chudak

    I was pleasantly surprised at the number of teams we have!
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  24. Catherine M

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    I think some of the younger skaters have had to notice the success that Duhamel & Radford and Moore-Towers & Moscovitch have had recently on the international stage and become more interested in giving pairs a try. Nice to see the junior/senior team numbers increase after the last few seasons when there were so few.
  25. Cant Skate

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    A couple changes...the team of McGrath and Power are done, he has retired from skating. Also out of Calgary, two new Novice teams coached by Cody Hay and Anabelle Langois...Keely Gingrich/Davin Portz PN1, and Bryce Chudak/Bryn Hoffman (new)
  26. yfbg722

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    ITA :)

    Changes noted - thank you!
  27. spikydurian

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    I think having successful seniors do help motivate the younger ones. With the greater increase in pairs, hope to see more Canadian pairs podium internationally.:cheer:
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  29. Cant Skate

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    So I was just checking all the Canadian summer competition links and when I came across the schedule for Wildrose (no skater list posted), I noticed that a senior pair team is registered to compete! Anyone have any insider info as to who it could be? Alberta doesn't have a senior pair team....hmmmm...very interesting :)
  30. Daniskates93

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    possibly Paige & Rudi? Thats my best guess for out west... :p
  31. Cant Skate

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    Yay! It IS Paige and Rudy....the flights just posted :) I'm so excited to get to see them!
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    Does anyone know how Purich/Tran are doing recently? Do they have any plan to skate at the summer competitions? Since I'm a big fan of Tran, I'm grateful for any small information.
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  33. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Purich/Tran are scheduled to compete at the Quebec Summer Championships near Montreal, Aug. 8-11, 2013 (see the Canadian Summer Competitions thread in Kiss and Cry for info links; hopefully there will be a free, live/on demand stream again this year).
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    WOW Thank you, Sylvia. Happy to hear about them. I'll try to see the stream. I hope they will do well.:cheer:
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    I don't think this was ever posted -- interview with Margaret Purdy and Michael Marinaro from last week: Purdy and Marinaro Ready for Senior Stage

    Including program news:

  36. professordeb

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    Ooooooo, Prudy and Marinaro working with Kurt -- what a wonderful pairing. Thanks for that update.
  37. spikydurian

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    Nice!
  38. sk8rmomma

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    Was just running through the revised entry list for Wildrose (as of July 22) and the team of Digness/Thiessen previously registered in Junior, is now listed in Novice.
  39. Sylvia

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    Registered for Skate Detroit in Senior: Bobak/Penasse, Brown/Furiano (new), Jones/Beharry, Lawrence/Swiegers, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch, Purdy/Marinaro, Rau/Rob Schultz (new).

    Registered in Junior: Dobson/Sheldrick, Orr/Simpson (new), Seguin/Bilodeau (new). Eby/Varley and Wong/Su are the 2 pairs signed up in Novice.

    Look for SP news/results to be posted later today in the Skate Detroit thread in the Kiss and Cry forum.
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    Anyone able to confirm or deny the rumour that Jones & Beharry haves split (as posted in the Skate Detroit thread for those who have Kiss & Cry access)?

    If it's true, that's the second partnership in a row for Beharry that has only lasted a year in spite of successful results. He's an incredibly talented skater, so it is very curious as to why none of these partnerships seem to be working out.