The Kerrs retire

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  1. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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  2. Please tell me this is an April's Fool joke??
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    I was thinking of it all the time since there are to much injuries. I'm happy they got the medal at this Euros and I'm happy I was there. Sorry that they are retiring, we hopefully see them at shows soon
    and wish them god luck for all they are going to do now
  5. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Well-Known Member

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    Not going to Euros in Sheffield?!
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    :wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed:drama::wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed

    I shall miss them a lot - and I know I am one of the very many. The Finnish audience always loved them, and I guess the audience everywhere did that.

    All the best for them, great and voidy skaters and lovely people!
  7. deedeelocks

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    :drama: :wuzrobbed:

    I so hoped to see them in Sheffield! :(
  8. kia_4EverOnIce

    kia_4EverOnIce New Member

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    me too!!! It would have been fantastic to see them ending their career at home!
    :(
  9. genevieve

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    I will really miss them :(
  10. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    Such devastating news, it's an end of an era. :wuzrobbed I will really miss them and their dances - always so original and interesting.

    And I'm sorry that they couldn't skate in Sheffield next year - they were really the biggest chance for home success. :(

    I wish them all the very best in whatever they will move on to doing! :kickass: :respec:
  11. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    What is it w/today and the retirement announcements!?!

    All the best to them. I just wish I'd gotten a chance to see them live once is all. :(
  12. REO

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    It's a shame they need to retire. I met them once at a Xmas show at Johnny's home rink and they did their "The Landing" program which I loved. They were very innovative. Nice people. Good luck to them in the future.
  13. BittyBug

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    :fragile:

    Not a huge surprise but sad nonetheless. Thanks for some great voids, S&J.
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    I will miss them so much!!!
    But Sinead made it quite clear in Bern at the last press conference that she did not want to continue another season (John seemed more willing). And she was almost rolling her eyes when someone mentioned the "home competition" 2012 - maybe as they are Scottish, not English...
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    If only this was an April fool's joke. I was so hoping we would see them next year. I hope they will at least continue to tour. Any word on their future plans beyond the broadcasting idea?

    I guess it is good that they're quitting if Sinead no longer had her heart in it, but many fans will surely miss them. With Faiella & Scali gone as well it is truly the end of an era.
  16. Asli

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    Skaters like the Kerrs are the reason why so many people love ice dance. :)

    It's not just rocker, counter, twizzle, is it? People want to see a performance, and did the Kerrs always give it! :cheer2:

    Good luck to them for whatever comes next!
  17. kittyjake5

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    Best of luck John and Sinead and thank you for your great skating which I have enjoyed so much over the years. Thank goodness for youtube!
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    They are Scottish, I think, since they did that Scottish OD awhile back. I will miss them but I'm not surprised to hear of the retirement, because of the injury. I guess John wouldn't consider continuing with a new partner, lol.
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    Best of luck to them. I wonder if this means they will leave Princeton and go home to Scotland? I'm sure they'll be very popular at shows.
  21. mella

    mella is lutz crazy!!!

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    So sad that they are retiring, but so thrilled I got to see their last competitive performance at Euros and the medal win.

    Would have been lovely to see them at Euros next year which is being hosted by GB who John and Sinead have represented so well for so many years (I kinda think that such a deal is made of the Scottish, English thing - the home competition to me refers to GB hosting, not England - It's GB that our atheletes compete for in most sports (not all)...).

    All the best to them both on their future endeavours!
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    :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed :wuzrobbed First Shawn, and now the Kerrs! :wuzrobbed They will be missed! Best of luck to Sinead and John! <3
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    I am not proficient in Ice Dance, and I don't know a lot about the technical aspects of the sport. I respect it tremendously-I am just not as informed as most of you.

    But I will say that the Kerrs have always held my interest and admiration. Yes, he is a pretty thing, and they are an attractive couple. But it's not that-it's their combination of athleticism and artistry-very unique artistry-that always capture my attention.

    I wish them all the best. Thank you, John and Sinead, for all the beautiful and breathtaking moments. You might not have won World's, but you certainly fulfilled my expectations for excellence and beauty. I hope you'll continue skating in shows so we can still see you or videos of you!
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  24. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I think that they left Princeton last yr and have been training in Mt . Laurel, NJ.
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    :wuzrobbed I'm sad. I've enjoyed their skating so much. They got me into ice dance and I was lucky enough to meet them at Worlds in LA. Two more wonderful people in the skating world can't be found!
  26. Aussie Willy

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    They will certainly be missed. They have done some of the best and most interesting programmes in ice dance for many years now.
  27. suki

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    You are correct, Kwanette. The Kerrs trained with Platov at my rink in Mount Laurel, NJ. Everyone loves them at the rink for their friendliness and good humor (and for us hetero women, John for his dashing good looks) :lol:

    I know both John and Sinead are dating skaters who train at the rink and live nearby. I don't know how this will affect their future decisions. I would love to see them both become coaches at the rink in between touring, etc. I have first dibs on a dance lesson with John ;)
  28. eleonorad

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    I'm so sad, I really wish they could stay for Sheffield..
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    Yes and they are also BRITISH representing BRITAIN (sorry personal dislike of devolution but won't get started on that).

    Gutted to hear they won't be skating in Sheffield - they always said they would love the chance to skate at home. But considering they were only ever planning to continue to 2010 I guess its another year before they can move on with their lives - whatever that involves.
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  30. eleonorad

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    I really don't think they don't care because they're scottish, it's no sense anyway. Probably they don't stay for the same reasons Stephane didn't stay for Bern 2011.
  31. AYS

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    I'm sorry to hear it. Their programs have been among my very favorites the last several seasons. Best of luck to them as they move on in their lives.
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    They are lovely people. We got to meet them at Mike Weiss' Foundation show in 2009. I will miss them for all of the reasons mentioned above. I do hope they get to perform in lots of shows.
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    They have :sekret: knowledge that the rink is freezing? ;)

    Good luck to the Kerrs. Too bad they had to end their careers with an injury instead of at worlds but they had an excellent last competition.
  34. dots

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    ...so it's real? :fragile:


    Wow this is so sad :( (((((John))))
  35. Kati

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    Will miss them much. I'm so fortunate because I saw them live at least three times! (And John touched my elbow in the audience, whee!)
  36. Jot the Dot Dot

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    You have to admit, they did put Scotland on the map.
  37. briancoogaert

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    So, it's for real ?
    That's weird since they were supposed to skate at Worlds. I like them a lot, especially their FD this season :)
  38. mella

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    Well they certainly put GB back on the skating map and yes I know what you mean in terms of Scotland and skating.

    Unfortunately I know many Scottish people who have never heard of them - the sad reality of skating in GB is that it doesn't matter if the person you speak to hails from Eng, Scot, Wales or NI, the vast majority of people have never heard of ANY of our competitive skaters. Skating might as well have stopped happening when T&D hung up their skates :rolleyes:

    Really hope the Kerrs get some good touring opportunities and hopefully they will get to perform here in GB too (I personally hope not just in Scotland) :)
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  39. allezfred

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    Yeah, Torvill & Dean unintentionally killed off skating in the UK. I mean, how could anybody follow them? :slinkaway

    Sinead and John did an awful lot to raise the profile of skating in the UK again and really should be proud of their career.
  40. mella

    mella is lutz crazy!!!

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    :shuffle: I wasn't watching when they were competing. Think I'm missing the GB/skating fan T&D adoration gene. I mean they're nice to watch and all, but much has come since that has been great too.

    ITA :respec: very glad that they got recognition through medals as well as their fan base as well.
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