With a loud Jodel: German skating news

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  1. Jeschke

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    two german junior skaters have retired.

    matti landgraf (pairs) and alexander schoepke (men).

    statement of schoepke:
    https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderSchopke

    in short: finished schools, life has to go on, decision against sport and for studying., thanks to everyone involved in his 14years of skating.

    matti landgraf:
    statement was really short:

    stopped competitive skating. maybe it's for a while, maybe it's forever...
    just wanna say thank u for this amazing journey!
    figure skating...still my big love

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    especially for landgraf i am really sad, he seems to be very promising, hoped his new partnership would work out :(
    unfortunately now he is part of an ice show on a cruise ship,

    btw. any words on status of katharina gierok and julia pfrengle?
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    According to last "Pirouette" Julia is healthy and trains regulary.
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    thanks for the news. she was so promising back then at junior worlds
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    I have an unconfirmed source that tells me that Aliona and Robin will be at CoR and CoC this fall.
    Apparently all the skaters know already, and I know someone who knows Aliona.

    Also posted in the GP speculations thread
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    New interview on figureskating-online.com with pair skaters Maylin Hausch/Daniel Wende, who sat out the past season mostly beause of injury. They talk about coming back and they are getting married this Thursday (June 6)!
    The interview is available in German and English:
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/hausch-wende.html
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    ^^^ Congrats to the happy couple! :) I've cross-posted the photo link in the "Royal figure skating weddings" thread in the Trash Can: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...g-weddings-)&p=3941289&viewfull=1#post3941289

    Grand Prix assignments as of June 3, 2013:

    Savchenko/Szolkowy - Cup of China & Rostelecom Cup
    Zhiganshina/Gazsi - Skate Canada & TEB
    Peter Liebers - Cup of China & Rostelecom Cup
    Vartmann/Van Cleave - Skate Canada (GP debut)
    Kolbe/Caruso - NHK (GP debut)

    C Team member Jennifer Parker competed her SP at Scarboro Skate in Canada back in late April - her protocol: http://sfsc.on.ca/ScarboroSkate/2013/swsde.pdf

    Parker is scheduled to compete in the Boston Open this weekend and reportedly there will be a free, live stream (unfortunately it probably won't be archived). Senior Ladies SP is Friday evening June 22 (Eastern time) and FS is Saturday evening. A Boston Open competition thread will likely be started in the Kiss and Cry forum this week with more info.
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  8. Eislauffan

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    Former German pair skater Margaret Göbel (74) died after long illness. She competed with Franz Ningel in the 60s and was a European and World medalist with him.
    http://www.eissport-magazin.de/
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    thanks for the videos.

    prölß/blommaert are just cute and so humble :D
    wish them the best for the next season.

    for nelli&alex it is ensured, that all my fingers and toes are crossed for them :D
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    oh my, zhiganshina/gaszi's combining short dance and free dance in a story :D

    not to happy with their using parts of Gorillaz I'm happy for their Free Dance. But let's wait and see. They were always original and outstanding and i hope they can deliver such a great season like the last has ended!
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    Summer Cup SD Result

    03. Geiler / Miersch - 38.08 (Had to skate first today)
    05. Clarke / Dieck - 35.33 (Had to skate second today)
    10. Steffan / Steffan - 31.90

    Hope they'll have a great FD tomorrow and the German Fed will consider them for at least 1 JGP each!
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    Why are you not happy with that music? I think Gorillaz is an excellent choice, it will set them apart from all the conventional, overused classical/musical/soundtrack choices.

    I am a bit sad though that they won't go to Nebelhorn.
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    can't see gorillaz fitting in an a skating program, even if it will be outstanding and not the conventional way. i always liked their ideas, so i try my best to let them surprise me and maybe i will like the concept.

    yes, sad for the german audience, but so let the battle between kolbe/caruso and koch/nüchtern for the second spot begin.
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    I watched the practising the short and free dances when I was in Oberstdorf earlier this month. I thought the Gorillaz' piece at the end is a peppy, upbeat ending of the program.
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    great to hear, thanks.

    i will be excited.
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    New article on Savchenko/Szolkowy: http://www.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130802&content_id=55638190&vkey=ice_news

    Their SP music has been especially composed for them by André Rieu and they worked for the first time with David Wilson in Toronto. Ingo inlcuded an outside choreographer for the first time and is pleased with the work that has been done.
    It sounds really exciting, can't wait to see this program!
    The long program will be revealed at the end of August.
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    Thanks, Eislauffan, very interesting article. Great that savchenko and Szolkowy will be using original music in SP! To put throw 3a in both programs in risky but I am sure they know what they are doing.
    Interesting also that Steuer speaks so openly about the rivalry between them and Volosozhar/Trankov. I hope that the pairs will be an epic battle with great programs skated clean.
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    With S/S's coach saying (in their interview on Icenetwork) that that S/S will not compete in the Team event at the Olympics, who do people think will be Germany #2, and thus in position to perform in the Team event?
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    i think a lot speaks for hausch/wende. (does she still names hausch or wende after the marriage?)

    don't know the status of citizenship for VanCleave, but although I like V/vC much more, they were quite incosistent; the difference for them could maybe be, that if they're on, they can be really great and get great pcs, something H/W always have missed.

    by the way. we know that zhiganshina is close to her german passport, but what about van Cleave as mentioned above and Stefano Caruso?
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    They are now Wende and Wende.
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    What a shame that Prölß/Blommaert are age ineligible (she too young by a year or so)! Given that, I think that the Wendes have punched their ticket to the Olympics and will end up skating the Team Event, if S/S do not.
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    Even if Annabelle Prölß was age-eligible, Ruben Blommaert still needs to get German citizenship. I don't know what the status on Aaron van Cleave's citizenship is, but if he doesn't get it in time, Maylin and Daniel Wende are indeed the only candidates for the second spot on the Olympic team.
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    Even though Germany has two pairs spots, if the German Olympic Committee plans to create additional requirements, like total score or placement at Euros that neither the Wendes nor Vartmann/van Cleave (if he gets citizenship) can reach (although placements would be easiest for Pairs, given how sparse the fields are), I don't see any incentive for them to take the team event into consideration, for Pairs or for Ladies and Men (although Liebers should meet any additional criteria), since it's unlikely that Germany will make the finals.
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    maybe they do it as a test skate for zhiganshina/gaszi:hat1:; would be bad if germany as a top7 team wouldn't participate....but i agree, chances for the finale are minimal, even with s/s there would be almost no chance.
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    Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy
    SP: When Winter Comes, a music especially composed for them by Andre Rieu.
    LP: The Nutcracker
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    WOW! I can so see Aliona doing classical ballet by Tsaikovsky! And there is so many roles in this ballet they can relate to, and there is the famous ice skating scene. WOW again!
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    Do you mean the big snow scene, Finnice?

    I've been hoping whenever I see "Nutcracker" listed that it would mean more than just the big pas de deux. One of the young male junior skaters did a program where the first half was an upbeat part of the score, and the second half was the adagio, and it would be great if the score was mined for music like the snow scene.
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    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Me too, and I'm almost always disappointed. :lol:
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    :lol:
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    it was a test skate for all top 3 skaters/pairs/dance couples in each category. a planned press conference didn't take place afterwards because lack of interest. kinda said which place figure skating has in germanys sports world, though the great results of aliona and robin .

    by the way . great start for germany in the jgp . lutricia bock skated two great programs finishing 6th including 3f3t
    , 3lz,2a1lp3s. great score . Nice that there will be some pressure on hecken and wejnzierl from the younger ones .
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    it was a test skate for all top 3 skaters/pairs/dance couples in each category. a planned press conference didn't take place afterwards because lack of interest. kinda sad which place figure skating has in germanys sports world, though the great results of aliona and robin .

    by the way . great start for germany in the jgp . lutricia bock skated two great programs finishing 6th including 3f3t
    , 3lz,2a1lp3s. great score . Nice that there will be some pressure on hecken and wejnzierl from the younger ones .
  38. leapfrogonice

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    I'm a bit surprised by the roster at Nebelhorn. Not as many German skaters as I would have hoped to see.
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    that's true, but many german skaters will bee seen at onderj nepala memorial.
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    Yes, unfortunately many German skaters shied away from Nebelhorn Trophy this year because they feel the focus is on the Olympic Qualifying event. They probably think there is too much attention and if they don't skate as well as they hope or don't place as well as they hope, it will be a negative start to the season.
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