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    Thumbs up New Italian pair Yarkhunova&Guarise will compete @ Indy Challenge and Skate Detroit

    The new Italian pair Elena Yarkhunova & Matteo Guarise will leave with their coach Oleg Vassiliev next week and will be training in Chicago for a month. They also plan to debut their programs at 2010 Indy Challenge and Skate Detroit in late July

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    Interesting. They must have made good progress if they want to compete already this summer.

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    Thanks for the heads up! FYI, we already have event threads started in the Kiss and Cry forum for both competitions :
    Skate Detroit is July 21-24 in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
    Indy Pairs Challenge is July 29-August 1 in Indianapolis, IN.

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    This quickly??

    Not that I'm complaining, I'd love to see Mateo on the ice...

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    They've already reached a good level and it's important for them to test themselves in competitions

    Thanks Sylvia, I'll post there too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beepbeep View Post
    This quickly??

    Not that I'm complaining, I'd love to see Mateo on the ice...
    He's definitely worth seeing... here are some pictures of him as a model http://www.major-models.de/men/matteo_guarise.htm

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    Oh hai, mancandy
    Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!

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    Yummmmmmm, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing him (and his partner too).

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    Wow he's so handsome!

    He's very lucky to be able to do modelling, that will surely help him with the costs of training with Vasiliev and living abroad.

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    Italian Pairs is getting ridiculously loaded. Wheeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8swan View Post
    He's definitely worth seeing... here are some pictures of him as a model http://www.major-models.de/men/matteo_guarise.htm
    Meh! Great torso but his face isn't anything special, imo. But then I'm probably outside the magazine's target demographic.

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    Very lean muscles. He will have to bulk up though to be a top pair skater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkbiggestfan View Post
    Very lean muscles. He will have to bulk up though to be a top pair skater.
    He was a top roller pair skater able to perform difficult lifts with a partner who was definitely heavier than Elena, so I guess he shouldn't have much troubles with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8swan View Post
    He was a top roller pair skater able to perform difficult lifts with a partner who was definitely heavier than Elena, so I guess he shouldn't have much troubles with it
    And don't forget the skates: rollers are waaay heavier than ice skates

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    (and now I finally know her last name as well!)
    Will be cheering for them, and hopefully we'll get videos??

    I managed to miss their training today because I arrived @ the rink when they had already finished and dance was starting, but I can vouch for Matteo being - apart from really cute - a real nice and funny guy, and very approachable too. We were in the same group dinner a couple of nights ago and he was really, really fun to chat to.

    Now, when we start building a nice site with LOTS of pics?

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    On this page you can watch a video of Elena & Matteo's training (right side video - you need quicktime to view it)

    As for the competitions I mentioned above they decided not to compete in Detroit. Indy Challenge is still in their plans though.

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    They look good!!I aways liked his posture, he had the posture of a figure skater so I can't wait.

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    Wow, he's a gorgeous looking kid.

    Has he ever ice skated before prior to this? I can't imagine it's easy for roller skaters to transfer all of their skills to the ice if they haven't had ice training before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    Wow, he's a gorgeous looking kid.

    Has he ever ice skated before prior to this? I can't imagine it's easy for roller skaters to transfer all of their skills to the ice if they haven't had ice training before.
    Nope never skated on the ice before just like Marika & Federico. But unlike them he has been committing himself to training full-time from the beginning and with the right people too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk8swan View Post
    On this page you can watch a video of Elena & Matteo's training (right side video - you need quicktime to view it)
    Am I going senile, or was that second throw a quad?

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