i missed the info about denny cutting her partner- 30 stiches yikes- was that why he spilt? sorry i did not want to go back thorugh the 800 post thread
According to artonice.it, dance team Federica Testa and Christopher Mior broke up and he is now skating with Federica Bernardi.
I guess you were really out of the loop. The accident happened right before they were to leave for Four Continents so they had to withdraw, allowing Rockne to compete at an ISU championship with his new partner.
I believe there is some speculation that Denney was the instigator of the split because she wanted to partner up with John Coughlin, who announced his break with Caitlin Yankowskas shortly after Worlds. (But I could have that wrong )
Jenna McCorkell's not that old. I think she's only 24 or 25. I know what people mean though, it seems like she's been skating in ISU events forever. I guess it's because she started competing internationally quite young, being Britain's only good female singles skater.
I hope the coaching change brings positive stuff for both of them, as they've been struggling (especially her) in the last couple of seasons, although VDP did skate well at the 2011 Euros.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "With them it's all about the most movement per measure." (commenting on Bestemianova/Bukin, during the 1988 Olympics, Calgary)
Two more splits:
Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates
Adeline Canac/Yannick Bonheur
No idea about Adeline but everyone else is looking for new partners.
Oh and also Brooke Elisabeth Frieling / Lionel Rumi.
Looks like he's looking for a new partner as Papa Boria posted a call for skaters with Jewish heritage on the Israeli Fed's website.
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As I already read it on http://ontd-skating.livejournal.com/ I suppose it's out there - Marchei is leaving Morozov & moving to Sato/Dungjen too (confirmed), w/ possible choreo from Pasquale (I know she would like and they had talked, I expect it to happen but haven't the official confirmation yet).
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Rockin' Finnish commentator: "And that was supposed to be a flip but it turned out to be a flop."
Most recent article from the Detroit Free Press
Valentina Marchei's tenure at the club is confirmed to begin this weekend and an update on Adam Rippon. Interesting quote from Adam which has a "read between the lines quality"
On having Dungjen as his primary coach: "I wasn't expecting him to be so fine-tuned with his technique, and it works really well for me. I knew I needed to continue to fix and develop, and I think in the past it was kind of, like, 'Well, just do it.' With Jason, he's not worried about taking things back and starting over, and fixing them so I don't have any problems. He hasn't suffocated me with new ideas, which has been great as well."
Also, Evan Bates' teaming up with Madison Chock is also confirmed within this article.
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Federica Testa/Christopher Mior - split
Federica Bernardi/Christopher Mior - new team
Federica Testa/Sasha Palomaki - new team (he's Finnish and used to skate with Oksana Klimova before, I guess they will represent FIN?)
Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates - split
Madison Chock/Evan Bates - new team
Emily is apparently looking for a new partner