New Italian pair Yarkhunova&Guarise will compete @ Indy Challenge and Skate Detroit

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  1. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    The new Italian pair Elena Yarkhunova & Matteo Guarise will leave with their coach Oleg Vassiliev next week and will be training in Chicago for a month. They also plan to debut their programs at 2010 Indy Challenge and Skate Detroit in late July :)
     
  2. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. They must have made good progress if they want to compete already this summer.
     
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Thanks for the heads up! FYI, we already have event threads started in the Kiss and Cry forum for both competitions :):
    Skate Detroit is July 21-24 in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
    Indy Pairs Challenge is July 29-August 1 in Indianapolis, IN.
     
  4. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    This quickly??

    Not that I'm complaining, I'd love to see Mateo :smokin: on the ice...
     
  5. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    They've already reached a good level and it's important for them to test themselves in competitions :)

    Thanks Sylvia, I'll post there too!
     
  6. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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  7. oleada

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    Oh hai, mancandy :grope:
     
  8. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    Yummmmmmm, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him (and his partner too).
     
  9. Ziggy

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    Wow he's so handsome!

    He's very lucky to be able to do modelling, that will surely help him with the costs of training with Vasiliev and living abroad.
     
  10. poths

    poths Well-Known Member

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    Italian Pairs is getting ridiculously loaded. Wheeee
     
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  11. Civic

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    Meh! Great torso but his face isn't anything special, imo. But then I'm probably outside the magazine's target demographic.
     
  12. kirkbiggestfan

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    Very lean muscles. He will have to bulk up though to be a top pair skater.
     
  13. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    He was a top roller pair skater able to perform difficult lifts with a partner who was definitely heavier than Elena, so I guess he shouldn't have much troubles with it :)
     
  14. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    And don't forget the skates: rollers are waaay heavier than ice skates
     
  15. alhrayth

    alhrayth New Member

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    :cheer::cheer2: (and now I finally know her last name as well!)
    Will be cheering for them, and hopefully we'll get videos??

    I managed to miss their training today because I arrived @ the rink when they had already finished and dance was starting, but I can vouch for Matteo being - apart from really cute - a real nice and funny guy, and very approachable too. We were in the same group dinner a couple of nights ago and he was really, really fun to chat to.

    Now, when we start building a nice site with LOTS of pics?:D
     
  16. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    On this page you can watch a video of Elena & Matteo's training (right side video - you need quicktime to view it) :)

    As for the competitions I mentioned above they decided not to compete in Detroit. Indy Challenge is still in their plans though.
     
  17. zotza

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    They look good!!I aways liked his posture, he had the posture of a figure skater so I can't wait.
     
  18. orbitz

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    Wow, he's a gorgeous looking kid.

    Has he ever ice skated before prior to this? I can't imagine it's easy for roller skaters to transfer all of their skills to the ice if they haven't had ice training before.
     
  19. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    Nope never skated on the ice before just like Marika & Federico. But unlike them he has been committing himself to training full-time from the beginning and with the right people too.
     
  20. casken

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    Am I going senile, or was that second throw a quad? :wideeyes:
     
  21. kwanfan1818

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    It looked so easy.

    I never would have guessed four years ago that I'd think that there aren't enough spots for Italian pairs.
     
  22. Ziggy

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    Just at a time when ISU is reducing Pairs spots too. :( :mad:
     
  23. Cloudy_Gumdrops

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    Thanks for the link. :)

    They look good. She has wonderful flexibility and hits some lovely positions. Yet another team I'm looking forward to seeing compete.

    I think Pairs is gonna be awesome in this new quad. It could go back to being my fave discipline.
     
  24. Aaron W

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    ^^ It is pretty impressive to see him handling the lifts reasonably well. While having prior experience lifting his partners is probably quite helpful, to be able to translate that experience onto the ice with figure skates (and toe picks) can't be easy.

    They're new, but hopefully their stroking will improve with time. I'd noticed watching some of the roller skating videos (not just of him, but others as well) that many teams don't really get down into their knees when they're stroking, particularly back stroking. It appears that's the case so far with his figure skating as well. But since he is knew to the sport, hopefully this will improve with time & experience.

    Looking forward to seeing how this team performs this season!