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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    Zhulin complained about it publically at the time. There was an interview with translations posted here. There was also the Ice Network interview with I&K. This information may be new to you, but anyone who followed the threads around the shift of Worlds to Moscow would have been aware of it.
    Exactly, I translated some of them, I know it isn't true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwizzlerS View Post
    I don't understand how Barbara F-P is joining Igor S but will not leave Italy. Will she use Skype?
    She is going to work with him during the summer, not full time during the whole season.
    A grumpy Canadian will always be nicer than a polite Milanese

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyross View Post
    gee, it's easy to pontificate on "work ethics" while comfortably sitting in a chair !
    You have no idea what our work ethics are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwizzlerS View Post
    I don't understand how Barbara F-P is joining Igor S but will not leave Italy. Will she use Skype?
    Scary Babs can coach any way she wants, who is brave enough to tell her she can't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiqie View Post
    Exactly, I translated some of them, I know it isn't true.
    I'm still trying to find them.

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    If you let your cursor dwell over the photo, many of the people are tagged, and there are links to other photos.

    And Barbara Fusar-Poli is there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    If you let your cursor dwell over the photo, many of the people are tagged, and there are links to other photos.

    And Barbara Fusar-Poli is there!
    Imagine what she will do if any of the males drop their partners. Death stare!!!

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    New article on Igor Shpilband and his new training rink in Novi, Michigan: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Russians Ekaterina Riazanova and Ilia Tkachenko, fifth at the 2012 European Figure Skating Championships, are spending the summer with their coach, Alexei Gorshkov.
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    With a husband (former Olympic short track competitor Diego Cattani) and two children in Milan, Fusar-Poli does not plan a permanent move to Michigan, and she will stay only until mid-August. Shpilband hopes she can return later in the season.

    "Everyone is enjoying working with Barbara," Shpilband said. "I was also very lucky Marina Klimova was able to come and help me for a few weeks, and hopefully she will be coming back later this month. She worked with all of our teams, on all kinds of different things. She's such a talented coach."

    Gorshkov has been working with all the senior couples on the Yankee Polka.
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    Thanks for the update!

    It sounds like Igor Shpilband managed to bounce back really quickly and create an excellent team at Novi. I am betting, he's going to be more successful than Zueva in the long run.

    That's in addition to junior couples planning to represent Canada and Poland as well as a South Korean junior couple still in the tryout stage.
    Anybody knows which teams are those?

    "There was a little problem with [getting] ice in the beginning, because I approached them quite late and some ice was already sold, but now I have it starting at six in the morning [and going] into the afternoon," Shpilband said.
    That's not optimal though, isn't it?

    Ideally you'd want your skaters to have one session in the morning and another later during the day, right?

    The off-ice facilities sound great, though.

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    I live in the area and actually just went to the Sports Club of Novi (next to the ice rink) yesterday -- it's great. Not to mention Novi itself is a really nice area to live in; there are condos right next to the rink as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Ideally you'd want your skaters to have one session in the morning and another later during the day, right?
    From what I've read, most of the teams in Canton do their skating in the morning. I think I read that D/W skate 2 hours, rest for an hour, then skate another 2 hours, then do off-ice. Maybe there are times the sched needs to shift to accommodate various specialists who come to work with the teams here and there, but I've gotten the impression that the skating is done in a large chunk. From Evan Bates's comments in the article, it sounds like their schedule is what they have been used to.

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    I feel like Igor has a great team going. I love that there's all this collaboration going on between the coaches and choreographers of the different skaters.
    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Babs is working on facial expressions with the skaters

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    I find it interesting that both C/L and R/T chose to train with Igor.
    Marina trains the top 3 teams but is she doing choreography for any single/pairs this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Anybody knows which teams are those?
    2 of Shpilband's new Junior teams registered for the 2012 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships -- Marina Barova (UKR) & Allan Stoll (CAN) competed and Yura Min (KOR/USA) & Sam Kaplun (UKR) withdrew.

    Is Peter Gerber (POL) pictured here with a new partner?
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    This now-archived profile of Baily Carroll/Peter Gerber (POL) states "Partnership ended 2011": http://www.ice-dance.com/athletes/te...a-peter-gerber
    Last edited by Sylvia; 08-06-2012 at 07:43 PM.
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    Isn't Sam Kaplun skating with Taylor Tran in Ann Abor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Is Peter Gerber (POL) pictured here with a new partner?

    This now-archived profile of Baily Carroll/Peter Gerber (POL) states "Partnership ended 2011": http://www.ice-dance.com/athletes/te...a-peter-gerber
    Yep, Baily Carroll has quit skating last Winter, IIRC.

    Peter Gerber might be training with Justyna Plutowska at the moment. I'm not sure if I can recognise her on that photo, though. If they are together and training with Shpilband, that would be amazing news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    That's not optimal though, isn't it?

    Ideally you'd want your skaters to have one session in the morning and another later during the day, right?
    That's not how the ice dance ice times work around here. In fact, it sounds like he has quite a bit of ice time, more than many dance programs get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    Zhulin complained about it publically at the time. There was an interview with translations posted here. There was also the Ice Network interview with I&K. This information may be new to you, but anyone who followed the threads around the shift of Worlds to Moscow would have been aware of it.
    That was a time when I was devouring everything on the FSU related to ice dance and especially to I/K, yet I have read nothing about their taking a vacation when the Tokyo Worlds were cancelled. I remember the interview with Tarasova where she said they had been given too long a vacation during the previous summer, not between the two dates for the worlds.

    Besides, Zhulin is very unlikely to disparage his star Russian team only weeks before the Moscow worlds. He comes from a generation of ice dancers for whom appearances were everything.

    If anyone else remembers such interviews or if you can give a link, then I'll believe it, but otherwise such surprising information could hardly fall under the radar.

    This is not to say that I/K's work ethics are immaculate - actually I've "heard" that she is not the hardest worker. However, this doesn't mean we should start urban legends about the extents of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Yep, Baily Carroll has quit skating last Winter, IIRC.

    Peter Gerber might be training with Justyna Plutowska at the moment. I'm not sure if I can recognise her on that photo, though. If they are together and training with Shpilband, that would be amazing news.
    AFAIK, Peter Gerber is skating with someone named Justyna, so I suppose it's the Justyna you've mentioned. I heard that they were training with Igor at some point, although I hadn't heard if it was a permanent move.

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