Interesting change for Valentina, I hope it works out for her.
I hope Marchei will be in Verona, but I'm not so sure if she had been invited, and if it's too close to her first GP (SA), to do US-Italy-US...finger crossed
Valentina wrote a note for all her fans on facebook (please let me know if I translated something wrong!!):
I started to skate with a post-injury precautions and calm.
I'm ready to start again, in all respects.
Detroit is going to be my new training base until the Sochi Olympics, Jason Dungjen and Yuka Sato will be my new coaches, and Pasquale Camerlengo my new choreographer. I didn't go away from Morozov for technical reasons, but for organizational ones. I need a stable training base and coaches always present. Constant travels were too expensive and tiring, both mentally and physically. I am very happy I've found such an organized and warm team in Detroit, I'm very serene and confident about my choice.
The team Morozov has been my "family" for three years and the precious lessons of Nikolai enriched my technical and artistical background. Skating in America, Lettonia,Russia and Japan has been a wonderful experience. The group multiethnicity, the coexistence of different cultures made me mature in all respects. All of this will always remain in my heart!
A lot of new projects to realize are coming soon.
Mauriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii !! yummiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie !!
Article about Oberstdorf, with quotes from Berton/Hotarek:
Berton and Hotarek went to Detroit for choreography in June.
“Pasquale (Camerlengo) did our short to a Latin Mix and Anjelika (Krylova) did our long to “Adagio” by Albinoni,” Hotarek revealed. “We wanted to have two very different programs.”
Berton talked about an unfortunate accident that happened a few days earlier in practice. “On a triple twist, I hit Ondrej’s head with my jaw and two teeth came loose and moved,” she explained. “I am really upset, because I just got rid of my dental brace after five years and now the teeth moved back into the old position and I need another brace.”
The couple said that they have been working on the triple twist, the lifts and will try to add an ice dance look to their skating. They intend to stay in Oberstdorf until August 15 and then return to Detroit with Hausch and Wende to have their programs polished. They plan to stay there for four weeks.
Wheee, they did a great job of it with their Tango SP last year. They're quickly becoing one of my fave pairs.The couple said that they have been working on the triple twist, the lifts and will try to add an ice dance look to their skating.
Berton/Hotarek already have an ice dance look to their skating. They are really special. I hope they have a kick ass season.
Why Adagio though?
The accident sounds scary but it's probably very common when learning the triple twist.
I've seen Ondrej giving lessons every Sunday for two years and he's a very patien coach, and super cute with the little kids. I remember once he was teaching to a very little kid who was wearing a helmet and falling all the time, and Ondrey was behind him catching him every time he fell. (uhm this last sentence has some mistakes but I can't find them, I hope you guys got the meaning)
First of all: hi to everybody!
Italian national federation has released the assignments for the international competitions until december.
You can found it here (it’s a pdf):
I’m sorry for my English.