Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by azskatefan, Apr 28, 2010.
Just announced: here
Um HELLO! This shows up as "Samuelson and Bates split" from the main page. Are you trying to kill me.
coaching change oh...
phew, much better thread title. lets keep this one
On the main page under last post topics, this thread comes up as "Samuelson and Bates split..." I was when I first saw it.
But the news of coaching change isn't all that great either. Why does everyone go to Shpilband and Zoueva? Do all the U.S. ice dancers love Michigan that much?
Well they were already in Michigan, and aren't they UM students? I suppose they would want to stay in Michigan? So this makes sense from that point of view.
At least their toe point and posture are too good for Zueva & Shpilband to destroy? I was hoping they would go to Krylova & Camerlengo
Exactly! That title will make a lot of people upset...!
And Evan's roommates (Charlie White, Alex Shibutani) already train with Shpilband/Zoueva. It's going to make for some interesting competition at Nats this coming year, with at least 4 top teams (Samuelson/Bates, Davis/White, Shibutani/Shibutani, Chock/Zuerlein) all in the Shpilband/Zoueva camp.
I'd have had a HEART ATTACK seeing this title from the main page, but I had a head-ups about the coaching change so I realized it must be that. Or I'd be dead. But some other folks might not have that advantage. So maybe we can merge the two threads and keep the OTHER THREAD TITLE
Marina/Igor now have more or less a monopoly at Arctic Edge. I don't think it's actually good for ice dance in the US.
SORRY. Yeesh. It's impossible to know how the thread title will show up on the main page.
I think it's pretty awful, actually...
Its okay. I'm just being overly DRAMATIC just for the hell of it.
And I see lovely ADMIN has fixed the problem. Thank you lovely Adminny.
Its really kind of distressing. We need more than one coaching team and top teams from different coaches. How did we end up like this?
Yeahhhh! This coaching duo is my guilty pleasure, I love everything they do.
i.e Zueva/Shpilband continue their ascent on world domination.
Nah, I guess it's good for them, although how much coaching time will they actually get?! As their 3rd team, I wonder how much Z/S will actually care about them? I dunno, maybe I'm being a little cynical. I hope at least they get more interesting programmes, because I thought what S/B put out this year was pretty dull.
I had heard that S/B were having issues with their old coaches. Canton was the only real option because of school, but I wonder what will happen long term. Something is going to have to give. From their bios, it looks like Evan has one more year of college and Emily has two, so if they waited to move again until she graduates, they would only have a year-and-a-half with a new coach before the next Olympics.
yayyyy all top US team will look like the same now.
Good for Emily and Evan - they need to do something fresh for next season.Greate for USA Nationals - it will be strong 4 years rivality with D-W.
Not good for another Canton skaters from USA (C-Z, Sh-Sh).
And i feel sorry for Yaroslava and Yurii - they worked with this guys from there childrehood. Have they another high level skaters in there group?
And its interesting, that S-B moving to Canton was announsed in the same day with V-M future plans. Will see, but i feel V-M will retried.
And at USA Nationals Igor and Marina will coached all ice-dancers&
I think with Z-Sh they could repeat D-W way before this year OG and overcome numver 1 ice dance team in USA just before OG Its look realistick for me - Meryl will 27 in Sochi.
Oh, another coaching change.
Well, I hope everything goes well with them!
Except the Hubbahubbells. Unless they are moving too...
i forgot about them, but i'm sure if Marina and Igor saty a few extra hours at the rink they can coach the Hubbahubbells too
Yay my wish came true! I've been wanting them to leave their old coaches for quite some time now.
They're currently my favourite American dance team, (I wayy prefer her than Meryl), so whatever changes they make, I hope they will become the top US dance team within a couple of years, looking on to Sochi. Good luck Emily and Evan!!
Not to hijack this thread, but who is still training in Ann Arbor?
It wouldn't be the first time. Wasn't it 1998 when all of the top 5 US senior teams were with Shpilband?
And yeah, they pretty much did.
I hope Emily Samuelson doesn't end up looking like a stick figure.
I'm pretty thrilled with this news! I like Samuelson/Bates but thought they needed a coaching change and new choreography. I hope everything goes well for them with Igor and Marina.
Off the top of my head, I can think of Lynn/Logan and Olson/Cowan. Probably more that I can't remember. I think there are some Novice and lower teams and solo/partnerless dancers there, too.
I hope not, either.
I thought that too.
Yup, goodbye healthy looking Emily... what a shame she is such a cute girl
The Hubbells are with Krylova I thought.
This is surprising to me. I mean I was wondering how much longer S/B would be in Ann Arbor, but still. Hope it works out for them, and that it pushes all the teams there to improve; S/B are very good!
Hmm this will be an interesting season. At least now Emily and Evan can get good choreography and programs to match their skills. They were held back so much last year with what they were given, especially in the FD.
ITA, gods, why does everyone have to go to S&Z.
Well, at least I'll have the Russians to enjoy in the coming quad I guess.
its better NA team watch aout for the Russian next season.
Anyway....i guess Marina and Igor want to dominate the world haha
Hmm, let see... their students won gold and silver in Vancouver, silver in Turino, a world championship, a couple of world silvers and bronzes and several national titles within the last decade. Yeah, I don't know why any dancers would want to go to them either
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