With a loud Jodel: German skating news

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  1. kwanfan1818

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    Isn't standard funding for top athletes in Germany through military (reserve) positions and salary? S/S gave up theirs when they were told they'd have to give up Steuer as their coach or their positions. I would think that having corporate sponsors in Germany is relatively new territory.
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    Top athletes in wintersports are most of the time funded by military.Szolkowy made a big sacrifice when he stayed with Steuer.There are wintersports that have corporate sponsors like biathlon,which is very popular in Germany.

    I am glad that they have now a sponsor since they have so little recognition in Germany.
  3. aftershocks

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    ^^ Was figure skating always disregarded this way in Germany, even when Anett Poetzsch, Woetzel/ Steuer, Katarina Witt, Jan Hoffman, Norbert Schramm, and Tanja Szewczenko were competing?

    What S/S and S have accomplished in pairs skating is that much more amazing since they obviously don't receive much political backing.
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    ^^ Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Hope Aliona recovers soon and feels stronger.

    If S/S don't make TEB, then they'll have more time to recover and prepare for Europeans and Worlds, but will miss GPF. I hope they might also rethink a bit their fp costumes and choreo. I really enjoy their costumes and music for their sp, but I haven't warmed to their fp. There just seems to be something about the repetitive beat of Bolero that requires something unique and out of the ordinary, plus the tension in the choreo must build as the music does. Altho' their costumes were unique for fp, they too closely echo the sp costumes and seem to have nothing to do with the flamenco theme, plus the fp choreo isn't exciting enough, as yet anyway.
  6. Jeschke

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    By the time I wonder about German ice dance couples kolbe/caruso and hermann/hermann.
    how is their status?

    k/c have repaired and were scheduled to skate at nrw trophy, but haven´t. does this team still exist or broke again?

    and what about hermann/hermann? last word on their blog is from june.

    anyone has news?
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    In this interview Barbara Fusar Poli said that Tanja injured her ankle and could not skate for a while, and that their first competition is going to be in December. I don't know if she means the National Championships. She also talked about the music for their programs, but I don't remember if they have already been mentioned.
  8. tut88

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    Tanja broke her foot in late August and then had a injoury at the ankle.
    They should compete at Nationals.
    They are now in Milano to train.
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    In times of online tv, for us fans, it doesn't matter if TV or a download. I prefer to watch the complete coverage of Russian TV, I mostly don't care if Eurosport shows or not. I can even get HD videos online and I don't have own HD TV. But it is good that they do show skating that people can see it who don't go online. But for me as a fan I don't need it on German TV.
  10. Jeschke

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    thanks tut88 and pingu for the news.
    hope she will recover soon. will be nice too see, that next year in german there will actually be a battle again for the euros spots with z/g, k/n und k/c
  11. Jeschke

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    News of Savchenko/Szolkowy:

    Unfortunately they´re likely to withdraw from TEB as it´s said in a german press release

    http://www.sport.de/medien/wintermi...von-savchenko-szolkowy-in-paris-ungewiss.html

    Aliona is still suffering from her cold, takes antibiotics and hasn´t been on the ice since.
    yesterday they started with off-ice-training again.

    as it´s said in the article, steuer made a bid at isu council for a kind of bye to the grand prix final (if not taking part at TEB) , but this was declined (wonder wonder :cool:)
    the doctors prefer her staying at home and getting healthy, so we just have to wait and see.

    steuer mentioned additionally that the marks for v/t in russia were kind of scnadalous and doesn´t favour the sport.
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    Oh no soooo want to see them at TEB !
    but health is more important ...

    I agree with Steuer about V/T s marks at CoR ,that did not feel good at all when considering the OG will take place in Russia too.It left a rather bitter taste of what could come but hopefully wont.
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    The battle for Sochi is already started I see !
    I think Ingo is doing fine protecting his athlets.

    I'm sorry if they'll have to withdraw from Bompard and miss the final, but health is more important !
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    K/N ??
    I 'm sorry, I m not really into german ice dance work, could you refresh me ?
    :)
    K/C SD is on a french music
    FD on Beethoven last night + moonlight serenade
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    thanks for the music infos.

    k/n is koch/nüchtern; still a junior pair, but very promising last season and jgp medallist this season. so they´re on a really high level and will mix the other seniors teams up next season.
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    german pairs seem kind of cursed.

    s/s are out of TEB, and vartmann/vancleave out of NHK.
    Really sad for V/vCL after gaining two spots due to last season.

    So maybe we will have those pairs together with h/w at german nationals.
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  19. Hedwig

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    Sorry to hear about their withdrawal.

    About sponsors: They were not sponsored by Audi but received some financial backing by a local car dealer. That was of course not nearly enough.

    About other famous German figure skaters: Some of them that were mentioned above competed for the GDR (former East Germany) where the whole system was different and athlets received a lot of financial support.
    The rest had to make due with being in the German army and receiving support from them.
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    S/S is on the senior pairs entry. Did they officially announce it or is it just for precaution?
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    Kolbe/Cariso will compete at Golden Spin, Zagreb, It's their debut in this season !
    Good luck !
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    thanks for the news.
    i´m looking forward to see them.
  25. Sylvia

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    Kinda expected something like this would happen, but it is a bit sad to hear that it did happen. But I know that Korean fans adore S/S so it puzzles me.
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    ^^ Maybe the Korean fans didn't recognize S/S in those overly colorfully abstract designed skating costumes. I enjoy S/S sp costumes and choreography, but I'm having a hard time liking similarly-designed costumes for the fp, and on my first viewing of fp, my dislike of the music was not overcome by my absolute adoration of S/S.
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    There are several reasons fans left the arena, but as the icenetwork article states, S/S wore black trousers. After the mini-brouhaha at Skate Canada, Steuer decided to ditch the unitards. Another win for DiManno, whose column about it included a paean to sausage casings.
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    Oh, thanks for sharing that information. I was referring to the lone GP event I saw where S/S debuted both their programs. It would be great if they are re-thinking their original outfits for the fp. I think they should go ahead and keep the colorful unitards for their sp, but maybe the judges along with many fans communicated some dissatisfaction with the colorfully abstract unitards. My feeling is the unitards were okay for the sp, but using similar ones for the fp was complete overkill.

    Oh wow re DiManno's analogy! Do you have a link to the DiManno column, and a link to S/S performance at Dortmund?

    BTW, is there a good place (i.e., a fansite or social media site) to communicate with Aliona, Robin and Ingo directly, and in English?
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    The Germans have ditched both their short program and free skate costumes. Alas, I'm not much of a links person.
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    Ingo Steuer said in Dortmund that the colours were distracting and took attention away from the actual elements (I talked to him for our newspaper). I like both pairs of new costumes, the blue ones for the short seem to be from new designers, the black ones for the free retain the vivid colours that those designers stand for. If you want to see S/S modeling go to www.germens.de
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    Thanks so much Sylvia, nlynnr, and sus2850! Now, is there a good place to communicate directly with Aliona, Robin and Ingo, in English?


    Ooooh, I love that modeling site! :swoon:
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    Is anyone attending the Media Markt Eisgala in Ingolstadt on December 16 headlined by Savchenko/Szolkowy? http://www.spotlight-productions.de/
    Laura Lepistö and Sinead & John Kerr are listed, and Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam also will be performing according to his latest tweet ( @mitchislam ).

    ETA: In the English version of the site, the Charivari Ice Gala Regensburg 2012 is scheduled for December 28 at 7:30 pm in the Regensburger Donau Arena. Listed performers are:
    Brian Joubert (FRA)
    Fumie Suguri (JPN)
    Adam Rippon (USA)
    Valentina Marchei (ITA)
    Peter Liebers (GER)
    Sarah Hecken (GER)
    Fiona Zaldua & Dmitry Sukhanov (GBR) Adagio Paar
    Marina Karamysheva (RUS) Special Act , Hoola Hoop

    There's also the annual Eisgala in Obertsdorf on Dec. 30 that is televised (live?) by Eurosport.
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  36. sus2850

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    Thank you Sylvia! Those galas ate always really badly advertised. Apparently they don't need to attract skating fans, they just mention lots of singers, I would love to know who else skates in Ingolstadt, they should know by now, it is only 3 days to go...
  37. Laney

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    I´ll be at the show in Ingolstadt. As far as I know the following skaters will be there: Aljona & Robin, Kerr/Kerr, Paul/Islam, Denis Ten, Emanuelle Sandhu, Laura Lepistö and Yukina Ota. My sister lives in Ingolstadt and read this in the local newspaper. I met John at the show in Bratislava two days ago and he told me that he and Sinead will be there and will skate a christmas program and one to music of "Two Cellos", the musicians that also will be at Art on Ice next year. I think there are also some adagio pairs, but I forgot who... Since I get free tickets (my BIL works at the rink) and I can stay at my sisters home, Ingolstadt is always worth a trip for me. But it´s always difficult to get to know which skaters will attend it!
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    oh my, yukina ota, how time flies by...such a promising skater back then. still feeling sad for her. but great news, she´s still booked for shows, that´s amazing.
  39. Laney

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    I was at the show in Budapest two days ago and Yukina was there, too. She skated two really elegant numbers. I think she did a triple toe and a double axel, but I´m not sure because I was also taking photos... It was nice to see her. I haven´t heard something about her since years and now it happens that I see her skate live two times in one week :)
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    According to eventim.de the Gala in Ingolstadt seems to be sold out. Well, I checked the Spotlight website about a month ago, the main cast was already announced. I was last year in Ingolstadt, but this year I will go to Oberstdorf.
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