Dostani to move to Colorado Springs

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  1. BethBarnaby

    BethBarnaby New Member

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    Dostatni and his wife will be moving to Colorado Springs to teach at the World Arena. Will this be the catalyst needed to revive the dance program there?
     
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  2. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    ((sigh)) Didn't we go through all this backstabbing-disguised-as-gossip a few months ago already?
     
  3. OrioleBeagle

    OrioleBeagle Active Member

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    Who is Dostani?
     
  4. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    I thought he was Shpilband/Zoueva's favorite technical controller/specialist. Didn't know he was also an active coach on the side. :watch:
     
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    His surname isn't Donstani. It isn't Dostani either.

    It's Dostatni.

    Ugh!
     
  6. BethBarnaby

    BethBarnaby New Member

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    It's a simple question? Why all the hate? How is this backstabbing? I just don't know much about him or his wife. What kind of addition will they be to the World Arena staff? Sorry if I'm missing something here.
     
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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    A Google search turns up the following info...

    Andrzej Dostatni (Polish national dance champion who competed at the 1988 Olympics and Worlds from 1987-1991) and his wife Elena (Elena Khaliavina/Maxim Shabalin won the silver medal in dance at 2002 Junior Worlds) have been coaching in Sun Valley, Idaho. Dostatni is listed as an ISU Dance Technical Specialist for Poland.
     
  8. BethBarnaby

    BethBarnaby New Member

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    He is moving to CO the end of the month. It's been announced by World Arena. It's not speculation. Does anyone know more about his coaching background?
     
  9. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Interesting that you'd ask, since you seem to know a lot more than you're letting on. Care to share more about what you do know about the situation and his background? :watch:
     
  10. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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    Wow. You people need to calm down-- this person posted news. Do you not want news? And yes, I have read previous posts-- just find the reaction to be rude.
     
  11. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, so has ever been technical controller when Monko/Khaliavin has competed, i would think this is conflict of interest when your brother-in-law is skating.
     
  12. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    You seem to know already, since you phrased your original post to suggest that the dance program needs reviving.
     
  13. Visaliakid

    Visaliakid Well-Known Member

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    Rudeness seems to be extoled as a virtue here on this (more frequent than not totally unmoderated), FSU. It's unfortunate that this forum has to be saddled with this reputation which detracts from the wonderful information found from many sincere posters. One simply has to filter through all the "b _ _ _s_ _ _" to find it. :rolleyes:

    It also helps to have a huge set of cajones to put up with the verbal abuse that a few here feel it's their duty to dish out.

    Other than the aforementioned, FSU still provides valuable insight into the sport of Figure Skating!
     
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  14. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    ^^^^This
     
  15. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

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    I thought Andrei was married to Darlin Baker? They have skated in the Sun Valley ice shows together for awhile.
     
  16. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Isn't she one who quit skating to do ballet? He must be quite a bit older than her.
     
  17. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

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    There were two Monko / Khaliavin events where Dostatni was on the technical panel:

    2010 JW: M/K won the bronze medal
    2010 JGP Roumania: M/K won by 14 points
     
  18. Sylvia

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    Do we know for a fact that Kirill Khaliavin is the younger brother of Elena Khaliavina? I've Googled both their names and haven't found any references to them being siblings.
     
  19. joannskater

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    Someone said it has been formally announced by the World Arena. I have not seen a formal announcement. I am at the World Arena every day.
     
  20. BethBarnaby

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    I think so. Her bio says she was born in 1983, so quite an age gap (he was born in 1966).
     
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