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    The Kerrs retire

    http://news.stv.tv/scotland/239977-i...-their-skates/

    Couldn't find this posted anywhere.

    Wishing them much happiness in their future endeavors.

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    Please tell me this is an April's Fool joke??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    http://news.stv.tv/scotland/239977-i...-their-skates/

    Couldn't find this posted anywhere.

    Wishing them much happiness in their future endeavors.
    I hope they'll continue skating in shows -- they are tremendous show skaters, and while they never quite made it to the top at Worlds, I've no doubt that their popularity on the show circuit will be enormous.

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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

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    Not going to Euros in Sheffield?!

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    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!

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    I so hoped to see them in Sheffield!
    "it doesn't matter if you love what you do, but that you do what you love"
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeelocks View Post
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    I so hoped to see them in Sheffield!
    me too!!! It would have been fantastic to see them ending their career at home!

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    I will really miss them
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    Such devastating news, it's an end of an era. 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!
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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.

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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.

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    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.

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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!

    Good luck to them for whatever comes next!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by sus2850 View Post
    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...
    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.

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