Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by fan, Jan 18, 2010.
I'm crushed at the Tanovich/Chau split, but also not that surprised.
Quoting myself... the article Sylvia just posted includes the information that Cassie's new partner is Tim LeDuc, so it's public information now.
(and she edited her post to include this too- LOL)
I can start a new thread in GSD for U.S. Pairs now that we have updated official info.
Same. Tanovich/Chau were a real highlight at Nationals. I was hoping they'd give it another year to see if it'd work, but obviously they thought this would be best.
Aww...I'll certainly miss Tracy and Michael's skating. Great memories!
I think I've seen Danny O'Shea at DSC events a couple of times. Has he skated pairs before, and is he still going to do singles?
He was 5th in novice this year with Jessica Calalang.
Oh, shoot, why did Tanovich/Chau split up? MacMadame, you said you weren't surprised...I haven't seen them skate that much, what was it that wasn't working for them?
I loved their program at Nationals.
ETA: Read on another thread that is was most likely their height difference...or lack therof.
I heard about Tracy & Michael's split a while ago (I'm surprised the news didn't get out until now) but seeing it in print bums me out all over again. I loved watching them skate. I've seen them since they were a novice pairs team and really had high hopes for them. I wish them all the best in whatever comes next for each of their careers. They will certainly be missed at Nationals if neither of them go for singles or don't find a new partner.
I loved them but felt that it was only a matter of time before they split.
I'm pretty sure Mike will compete in singles. He's training, anyway. He's so good, he's just not tall enough for pairs!
Michael Chau has been competing in singles all along. He is a wonderful skater with triples through Lutz (I don't know how his 3A is coming along). It's just that his region (South Atlantics) and section (Easterns) have a lot of strong men, so he missed making it to Nationals in singles once or twice.
I'm not surprised about T/C either. It was inevitable. The big question is who will she partner with? She's too good to languish without a good partner. The dearth of tall male skaters is killing me. Artur Dimitrev should really encourage junior to skate pairs. He can land a quad so the jumps would be a non issue. Of course, he is in Russia, but still...
It would be great if there was a really short partner for Chau, somewhere out there.
Yep. He's pretty short for a pairs skater. It was inevitable that she'd outgrow him.
Danny OShea is relocating to Ellenton Fl.to Skate pairs with Haven Denney. I hear that Danny will be skating singles as well. I wonder if UGL or South Atlantic?
Tracy has changed coaches is now skating in fort Myers with Richard Callahan
Martin Liebers is on icepartnersearch, so he probably has split with Nicole Gurny.
That is a shame.
But if I was Nicole Gurny, I would either skate for Singles for Poland where she would be guaranteed to make the National Team or skate for pairs for Poland where she would also be guaranteed to make the National Team.
why poland??? she's from south africa IIRC
As far as I know Nicis dad is German, her mum Polish, she was born in Dubai and skated for South Africa for a while
Yes and she speaks fluent Polish.
Vanessa James is on icepartnersearch.
Did this just happen or is it old???
Hers is the top bio listed under "Newest Skaters" and has a June 21 edit date.
So she skated a whole three seconds with Coia? Strange.
Vanessa ...what the ?... gee, she was born in Canada and Cody Hay needs a partner....how would they be size wise ?
Cool idea! They should totally go for it (as long as their height matches).
I just checked and she's not there? There is a Melyssa James listed for ice dance (is that Vanessa's sister? Bio says she has Canadian and British citizenship)
Yes, sister, she was skating/ice dancing for the UK several years now.
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