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    Navarro and Bommentre Announce Retirement from Competitive Figure Skating

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story...603&type=media

    I knew it was coming, but I'm still .

    The team will continue to skate together, appearing in the Sun Valley (Idaho) Ice Show this summer and then join a new Holiday on Ice tour.
    I guess it's too much to hope they'll get a guest spot on SOI at some point?

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    Aw, I guess it is time, but its sad. I love their programs and their elegance so much.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    That's so sad. I really enjoy this team!



    I wish them all the best!


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    Aw, loved their skating. Wish them the best in their future endeavors.

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    So sad they didn't make the Oly team. Best of luck to them!!
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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    : I'll really miss watching their skating!

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    I'm really upset to hear this and I wish them all the best in the future.

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    I wish they had been part of the Oly team but think they are happy with their carrears now so i wish them lucky for now on.

    II really love their beatles fre dance, so cool.

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    I'm not surprised, but I think after their results this year, it was pretty clear that they weren't going to get the placements they deserved. I think that says more about ice dance judging than it does about their own capabilities and skills.

    I am glad to hear that they have some good professional opportunites, though.

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    Awww... I bet they'll be great on the pro circuit.

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    I am really going to miss them. Their Beatles free dance at 2007 US Nationals is the reason I started paying attention to Ice Dance. Now it is easily my favorite discipline. Whatever scores they received, they were always wonderful to watch. I hope they have great success in their future endeavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    I'm not surprised, but I think after their results this year, it was pretty clear that they weren't going to get the placements they deserved. I think that says more about ice dance judging than it does about their own capabilities and skills.
    Not really. I really like them and they seem like great people, but I never felt they were particularly screwed over. They plateaued on their technical abilities, and pretty much admitted that they were just going to continue to do comfortable exhibition style FDs rather than push themselves to evolve stylistically/choreographically. They were pretty much doing the same lifts for the last 3-4 seasons. I think they did as well as can be expected, and they seemed content simply doing programs they enjoyed. So, good for them.

    However, they absolutely stole the show at 2006 Nationals. Kim was rocking the Bestemianova hair and he was totally . Definitely their best year.

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    Not a surprise but I love their OD this season. A tasteful team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    Not really. I really like them and they seem like great people, but I never felt they were particularly screwed over. They plateaued on their technical abilities, and pretty much admitted that they were just going to continue to do comfortable exhibition style FDs rather than push themselves to evolve stylistically/choreographically.
    I have to respectfully disagree. IMHO they continued to choose music and programs that were innovative and challenging, and which pushed them stylistically. As opposed to coming out season after season in Edward-Scissorhands-couture shredded costumes and writhing around to yet another shrieky faux-opera piece, which many of their contemporaries seemed happy to do and were rewarded for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
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    I guess it's too much to hope they'll get a guest spot on SOI at some point?
    not according to Evan where htey only take 'the best of the best'
    too bad - i think they woudl do a great job and I think I would rather see them than Blah and annoying but what do I know?

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    Not unexpected; but, sad news anyway.
    I hope that there are some Pro skating opportunities in their future,

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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    However, they absolutely stole the show at 2006 Nationals. Kim was rocking the Bestemianova hair and he was totally . Definitely their best year.
    I agree, their CD, OD and FD were all fantastic, especially the Michael Buble FD! I will really miss them. They really *danced*. I can't say that about many teams these days

    Anyone know which Holiday on Ice they will be doing?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by casken View Post
    Not really. I really like them and they seem like great people, but I never felt they were particularly screwed over. They plateaued on their technical abilities, and pretty much admitted that they were just going to continue to do comfortable exhibition style FDs rather than push themselves to evolve stylistically/choreographically. They were pretty much doing the same lifts for the last 3-4 seasons. I think they did as well as can be expected, and they seemed content simply doing programs they enjoyed. So, good for them.
    That. Their programs always struck me as being so empty. I know that's the case with most nowadays but still.

    Brent provided great eye candy, though.

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    I'm sad to see them go, but I figured it would happen

    I wish them the best of luck in whatever they do & hope they get several pro opportunities in the future

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    not surprising but

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