Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    3
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    Which coach would you choose?

    If you were a figure skater and could have your pick of any coach, who would it be? Who is considered the best? I have no idea myself but John Nicks looks like such a genial father figure to me. But then again, even he couldn't help Sasha conquer her demons. And he has so many pupils, how much time can he spare for you unless you are aiming for Olympic gold? Men or women, does it matter? Same nationality and style? What are the things to consider when choosing a coach?

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    168
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I'd prob go with rafael arutunian. Him or frank carroll

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SoCal!
    Posts
    1,784
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Hmm. I've thought about this before.

    In terms of "if I were really a skater," I think I'd go to John Nicks. Closest top coach to where I live (and my parents would never want to move for skating!), and I think he's brilliant. I'd love to be trained by him!

    I love TAT, too, but I don't think she'd be right for me now. Nicks it is!

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,756
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    If I were a top singles skater, I'd go to Mishin with choreography from Steuer maybe?
    For pairs - Moskvina? She deserves a better team than Kavaguti and Smirnov
    For dance - Zhulin + his team

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,468
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    1553
    If I were doing pairs, I would go with Oleg Vasiliev and for singles I would go with Brian Orser.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Canada baby!
    Age
    38
    Posts
    7,556
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    1101
    Single- Brian Orser
    Pairs- Moskvina or Vasiliev
    Ice Dance- Krylova and Camerlengo
    Last edited by Twilight1; 11-26-2012 at 01:27 AM.
    ~I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.~ (Charles R. Swindoll)

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,771
    vCash
    289
    Rep Power
    15381
    Alexei Mishin. Without a doubt or a question.

    While I would certainly want to continue to self-choreograph, I wouldn't mind working with Rohene Ward in that regard.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Age
    24
    Posts
    9,017
    vCash
    1529
    Rep Power
    0
    There's a Pairs coach named Musician? Really?

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,462
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    depends on what I want:

    Singles
    If you want good jump technique I would go to Mishin
    If I want CoP whoring I'll go with Orser
    If I'll go with short time fast progress I would go to Krall

    Pairs
    Moskvina or Steuer

    Ice Dance
    Krylova, Shipilband or Svinin/Zhuk

    Note to self : Never go to
    Zueva, Morozov and Kustarova

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    12,257
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I would have loved to work with Manon Perron.
    But as an ice dancer, maybe Muriel Zazoui.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    402
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    If I knew Japanese, Hiroshi Nagakubo

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    460
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    John Nicks is very, very nice. I think it would be fun to rise up with an unknown coach though...

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    4,321
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I like the current work of Mark Mitchell & Peter Jorgensen. Brian Orser as well.

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    277
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I think I would choose Peter Grütter. I watched him with the skaters on the ice for several times and I liked the way he teached. And since I live in Europe, it wouldn´t be so far away :-) I also have the impression that Mr. Sato is a good coach and a nice man. Brian Orser, too. I would never go to Morozow! :-D

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    4,029
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Singles skater: Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson with some mentoring from Yuka Sato, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, and Paul Wylie, with choreography from Tom Dickson, Shae Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo, Benji Schwimmer, and Rohene Ward; costumes by Vera Wang (and I'd be okay with receiving early fs training from Ilia Kulik and Katia Gordeeva)

    Pairs skater: Meno/ Sand, with Yoda-like input from John Nicks, pointers from Randy Gardner and choreography from Julie Marcotte (with a mentoring session from Sale/ Pelletier) -- ETA: summer training with Ingo, Robin and Aliona

    Ice dancer: Angelika Krylova and Pasquale Camerlengo, with mentoring from Christopher Dean, Igor Shpilband, Elizabeth Punsalan, and Jerod Swallow (choreo by Christopher Dean, Marina Zueva, Pasquale Camerlengo)
    Last edited by aftershocks; 11-25-2012 at 07:19 PM.

  16. #16
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    3,842
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Sebastien Britten. I still think her year with him in 2005 was Joannie Rochette's best.

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    1,775
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Mishin

  18. #18
    Argle-Bargle-ist
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Age
    50
    Posts
    8,505
    vCash
    875
    Rep Power
    46950
    Quote Originally Posted by screech View Post
    Sebastien Britten. I still think her year with him in 2005 was Joannie Rochette's best.
    Would we be allowed to date our coach?
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,771
    vCash
    289
    Rep Power
    15381
    Hmmm yes, second choices after Mishin would definitely be Krall, and Kulik.

  20. #20

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Age
    38
    Posts
    17,214
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by lemongrass View Post
    If you were a figure skater and could have your pick of any coach, who would it be? Who is considered the best? I have no idea myself but John Nicks looks like such a genial father figure to me. But then again, even he couldn't help Sasha conquer her demons.
    I don't know much about her demons, but Sasha was in the top five of every competition of her senior career. Good enough for me. And look what he's done for Ashley. Yep, I'd take Nicks in a heartbeat!
    Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •