My guess is that Adam was hoping to stay in Toronto because he was already comfortable there, but training every day on the same ice as Brian Orser was more stressful than he anticipated. Brian Orser is really invested in all his skaters, and to lose a skater for whatever reason has to be heartbreaking. There must have been some sadness on both sides, and that doesn't make for a positive training environment.
Going to a new rink is the breath of fresh air Adam needs to keep his skating moving forward, and based on Jeremy's tweets, it seems that he's already been welcomed with open arms. How great for him! And this only furthers my respect for Yuka and Jason, since they seem to be fostering a sense of real community and love for skating in their rink.
Thanks for that link, kwanette. Great to see that performance again -- so unexpected and enjoyable to watch. It was a good quality clip too.
Love your thinking LilJen and OrioleBeagle: A duet with Jeremy and Adam, and a trio performance with Jere, AdaRipp and Alissa. What lovely images such possibilities conjure. Maybe Denis Petukhov, or Shae Lynn Bourne, or Tom Dickson could do the choreography for such duet or trio programs.
I've always thought that having a training partner could be a good thing for Jeremy. That competitive Colorado Springs environment was what helped him improve competitively (eventually)
Jeremy is such a nice guy, so supportive of his competitors and quite gracious in defeat.
I'm really starting to like Adam pairing w/ Jason Dungjen. Wasn't Jason the one who stripped down Alissa's jumps and made her technique better? Maybe he can do the same w/ Adam's 3x? Hopefully, he can also encourage Adam w/ the 4lutz or whichever quad Adam can complete...
He was literally abandoned by Morosov...taught himself the 3 axel...Paul Wylie helped him out a bit..and I suspect Paul helped with the Orser connection..I'm not blaming either Adam or Brian for their relationship not working out..and since neither is saying much..not a bad thing..we don't know what happened..If Adam is happy with Jason, good for him..Time will tell..
Lets see, my teacher is a two time olympic silver medalist, but I don't like the homework assignments, so I switch teachers. Thats indecisiveness to me. Thats the way I see it, but maybe I am wrong, you tell me?
"Both Orser and Rippon attribute their split to differences in training philosophy after a 2011 season the skater began with an impressive victory at the Japan Open in September. Rippon faded slowly but inexorably after that."
This was confirmed in video interviews by Adam himself. Please tell me if I am wrong, but I have always thought based on everything I saw and read that Adam didn't agree with his coaches and their training, and has been seeking a coach that agrees with him? Seams logical to me, that if felt strongly about how I should be trained, and discounted my coaches past experience as something that worked for them, and will not work for me, then I might in fact do the same thing. But we all can't blame any coach about the changes. If this is the real case, it is poor coach selection by the skater. However if after a year, he feels the same about Jason, then maybe he should just do what Jason asks of him. Remember, repeating history over and over again, doesn't get you different results.
Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.