Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 17, 2013.
Can't wait to see them .
K/N was one of my favourite Finnsteps !
Thanks Jeschke Sounds like a good plan. I wish they wouldn't use different patterns for juniors and seniors, but at least it sounds like they can use more or less the same dance and just swap out the Finnstep for quickstep... it's not like the difference between blues and yankee polka.
Can someone refresh my memory, what are the rules about going back to junior worlds after you've gone senior?
I believe this is the last season a skater/team can do two GP events and then go back to JW. The rule for the 2014-2015 season onward says once a skater/team competes in two senior events (GP or International B), they are officially senior and can no longer compete in junior events.
Of course, a junior could compete in one GP, but that wouldn't make much sense as two JGPs would get more points and a spot in the JGPF.
That sounds logical. The skater has to decide whether he/she wants to be a junior or a senior during the season.
I don't believe this proposed rule passed at the 2012 ISU Congress? I skimmed ISU Rule 108 and only the new age rules for 2014-15 are included there.
Guaranteed 2 GP for placing top 12 at Worlds: Volosozhar/Trankov, Kavaguti/Smirnov, Bazarova/Larionov
Guaranteed at least 1 GP invite:
Top 24 SB & WS: Fedorova/Miroshkin RUS (JGPF1/JW3)
Top 24 SB only: Stolbova/Klimova RUS, Martiusheva/Rogonov RUS, Davankova/Deputat, Vigalova/Zakroev
Is it publicly known whether or not Fedorova/Miroshkin, Davankova/Deputat and/or Vigalova/Zakroev are all planning to stay junior internationally in 2013-14?
I don't know how it would stand up to key point scrutiny, but as performance, it was a delight.
I don't know if this has been posted here already but here's the link to an interview with Pushkash & Guerreiro: http://www.figureskating-online.com/pushkash-guerreiro.html
This quote is interesting: "And I think, also, our coach didn't want to do something extravagant, because it's difficult for him, he has to make so many programs and something different for everybody and we were the last ones to get our program this year, so a lot of his imagination was already used."
Lol imagine being in a position where you regret leaving linichuk!?! Lol!
But he hasn't used his imagination in years!
If Morozov's "imagination" means another Ghost program then I'd say P&G were lucky...
Yeah, considering what his top skaters get, imagine getting stuck with Morozov's scraps? Yikes.
Maybe it'll be the figure skating equivalent of this gem
Lyubov Ilushechkina on icepartnersearch.com: http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=4426
I guess it didn't work out with Kocon after all.
Well, at least we know that she didn't give up. She is small and light, so she should be able to find a partner. And she hasn't competed internationally for a while so the Russian Federation will have to release her eventually.
She's a talented skater, hopefully she'll find a partner that is right for her.
Is she open to a partner from any country (including Russia)? I hope she finds one. She is too talented to just end her career at such a young age.
Did the Russian Fed ever release Denis Petukhov? Or did his release come only because he became a US citizen?
The Federations can destroy careers with their waiting games.
I think she hasn't been competing internationally for 2 seasons now, so if they refused to release her, maybe she could complain to ISU or something? Or has it been only one season?
ETA: oh, no, she did compete in 2011-2012! She sat out only one season (2012-2013). It is weird, it feels like much longer than that! So they still may not release her.
She can't complain to the ISU: the Federation she wants to skate for has to do it on her behalf. If they want to piss off the Russian Federation.
Parts of this article is translated into English and summarized here: http://fskating.com/2013/05/renewed-lipnitskaia-getting-ready-for-new-heights.html
On May 10 Nina Mozer is bringing 5 pairs to train in New Jersey and work on new programs: http://www.allsportinfo.ru/index.php?id=71104
The 3 senior pairs are Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov, Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov and Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov; the two junior teams are Lina Fedorova / Maxim Miroshkin and Evgenia Tarasov / Vladimir Morozov (sounds like both teams are returning to the JGP).
This brief news item quotes Alexander Zhulin as saying (I think) that he, Bobrova/Soloviev and Monko/Khaliavin will go to Latvia for a month and a half on June 15 for training and will collaborate again with choreographers Igor Orshulyak and Sergei Petukhov.
Comments by Bobrova: http://fsrussia.ru/news/579_ekateri...msya-potomu-chto-u-nas-ochen-silnaya-komanda/
Comments by Soloviev: http://fsrussia.ru/news/578_dmitrij-solovev-muzyka-k-novoj-programme-menya-probrala-do-murashek--/
Via Google Translate - article by Olga Ermolina: http://fsrussia.ru/news/586_adelina-sotnikova-novye-programmy-mne-stavil-horeograf-petr-chernyshov/
Kovtun was recently training in Indiana with Belgium's Jorik Hendrickx.
Russian news video feature on Elena Berezhnaya: http://www.vesti.ru/only_video.html?vid=507341
What are the names of the young pair team she is shown coaching? Her children (with Steven Cousins) -- son Tristan, age 5 and a half, and daughter Sofia Diana (Sonia), 3 going on 4 -- are also shown.
(I've cross-posted this link in the skaters' babies & kids thread in the Trash Can.)
The boy's name looks like Amir Khabibulin and the girl's Svetlana Dobryagina.
Thanks! I couldn't catch their names in Cyrillic on the screen.
that Artur Gachinski didn't want to reveal his FS music in this brief interview when we know what it is already : http://fsrussia.ru/news/585_artur-gachinskij-ideyu-novoj-proizvolnoj-programmy-predlozhil-sam/
Posted earlier this month in this thread:
(This was from Igor Bobrin's "Bolshoi on Ice" show in Korea.)
Yes, he will skate to Anna Karenina, and the chreographer is Yuri Smekalov, who cheraographed Plushenko's Nijinsky program.
I also noticed Matveev, the choreographer, standing by. He had choreographed some great programs for Elena & Anton.
What level is this young pair at? Junior?
Why wouldn't he just reveal it? There is no possibility of changing?