Thanks for the confirmation. Dr. George Rossano had first reported this possibility earlier this month in the News Nuggets section of his site as follows:
May 3 - Frank Carroll has been offered a contract to return to the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, CA from his current location in Cathedral City, CA, beginning 1 June. He will be bringing with him Denis Ten and Evan Lysacek once the contract is signed.
"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
I wonder if Leah Keiser will go back to him now that John Nicks no longer plans to travel to competitions.
Wonder if Mirai will contemplate a return to Frank. I kind of doubt it, but who knows?
BARK LESS. WAG MORE.
Good for him; and for skating.
Article with quotes by Frank Carroll: Lysacek, Ten will move with Carroll to L.A. facility
"Yes, I am going back to the Toyota Sports Center, at least for a year anyway," said Carroll in a telephone interview from Chicago, where he is attending the Professional Skaters Association conference. "I love it a lot at the (Desert) Ice Castle, but there is no Olympic-sized rink, no three surfaces, no private ice and no gymnasium. Toyota now has three ice surfaces, and they promised us as much ice as we would need."
The plan for Lysacek is to come up with a new short program, but he will use Samson and [Delilah] for his free. He had planned on using that music for the free skate last season but never unveiled it in competition because of injuries.
Carroll said [Denis] Ten originally had planned to use his routines from last season -- both of which were selections from the Oscar-winning movie, The Artist -- for the Olympic campaign, but since they were so successful last season, they felt they had to change gears for this season. Nichol will craft both programs, but the music has not been selected as of yet.
Last edited by Sylvia; 05-23-2013 at 01:25 AM.
Why did Frank move to the other rink in the first place if it didn't have all those things he said it didn't have like a Olympic sized rink and private ice time? Doesn't sound like it had much of what's needed to train world class skaters.
Could Ashley Wagner take from him? That would be quite the stable, and Ashley had been channeling Michelle anyway, who better to help her with that.
And, with Denis's development thru his work with Lori Nichol, I'm not surprised by the relocation. Frank achieved the OGM w/ Evan....why not take a break for one more year, and focus on two elite skaters, Denis and Evan. He will have his hands full with these two gentlemen.
I don't think Mirai will go back to Frank.
It was close to his home.