"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Re-posting from the U.S. Pairs thread:
Glad to hear that Arcieri found a new partner. Hope Caitlin Fields does ok in her move to Montreal. St. Leonard is a great pairs training site so I can see why she made the move.
I've posted the link to the entry list updated as of June 14 for Championnats québécois d'été 2013 in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post3939392
Interesting names added to Junior Pairs, such as Grenier and Morais:
Julianne Seguin (Charlie Bilodeau not yet listed)
Besides Hancherow/Killing, who is skating with whom?
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-15-2013 at 12:47 AM.
Julia Mercer is with Samuel Morais according to my latest info.
Samuel Morais is 21, according to his ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011079.htm
Vanessa Grenier is also 21: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011086.htm
So it looks like she has partnered with Maxime Deschamps?
Natasha Purich has registered for the Quebec comp. in Senior Pairs, which is likely to be her and Mervin Tran's competitive debut.
Just came across this photo set titled "KWSC Pairs 2013/2014": http://www.flickr.com/photos/2429168...7633818031637/
Pictured are Moore-Towers/Moscovitch, Jones/Beharry, and the 2 new teams of Shalena Rau/Rob Schultz and Mary Orr/Phelan Simpson.
It's always odd in dance to see teenagers versus barely teens in pre-novice and novice events in Canada, but the older skaters often bring a lot of maturity to the CD's. (I'm too much of a wuss to watch anything below junior pairs.)
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
So the new pair teams in Canada at the junior and senior level are:
Purich & Tran
Fields & Arcieri
Hancherow & Killing
Mercer & Morais
Seguin & Bilodeau
Grenier & Deschamps
Rau & Schultz
Orr & Simpson
Plus the top four novice teams moving up to junior, if you are considering those as they are not technically "new teams", just new to junior.
From post #1:
Latulippe / Leak are registered for Quebec Summer Championships in Novice. I am assuming they are still together, along with Emilie Bourassa/David-Alexandre Paradis and Lori-Ann Matte/Thierry Ferland, the 2nd & 3rd place Pre-Novice pairs at Challenge.Novice Pairs
1 Rachael Dobson / Alexander Sheldrick
2 Judith Murtha-Anderson / Trennt Michaud
3 Taylor LeClaire / Christopher Mostert
4 Kendra Digness / Eric Thiessen
5 Robyn-Lynn McGrath / Matthew Power
6 Renata Wong / Henry Su
7 Sarah-Jade Latulippe / Alex Leak
8 Sabrina Vigneault / Cedric Savard
Edited to ask: Is Justine Brasseur & Jason Lapointe a new Novice team? Is Cody Wong still skating with Amelie Lemay? (PN6)
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-17-2013 at 08:13 PM.
are taylor steele and simon pierre cote still skating together?
Steele had knee surgery I think in the spring and rumour has it that Cote retired. It will be interesting to see the registration lists for summer competitions to see what teams are actually out there. In particular I'm looking forward to the rosters for Detroit because it sounds like it's going to be a big one for pairs and it's close enough that many Canadian teams may make the trek. Hope it gets posted soon!
Lawrence/Swiegers are training in Ellenton, Florida with Lyndon Johnston at the moment and are scheduled to compete at the Summer Chiller club competition in Fort Myers, FL this weekend.