Looks like we have some semi-official confirmation from Phil Hersh that Gracie is moving out to California to be coached by Frank Carroll. TSL (The Skating Lesson) has been hinting about this for about a week too. I thought I would start a thread where we could discuss the move.
Philip Hersh @olyphil 31m
Source just confirmed that @GraceEGold is going to join Frank Carroll. Odd time for coach switch. Oly year panic?Philip Hersh @olyphil 29m
Waiting to hear from Frank Carroll, but source tells me they want some in-person sessions before making it @GraceEGold switch officialAs a fan of Gracie's I'm thrilled, not just for this year but for the future. I don't think it's Olympic year panic as she has another 4 years ahead of her IMO. It might have been better had she switched a few months ago but what is done is done. I hope Frank gets Lori to give her some new programs. Whatever she can come up with has to better than the current programs Gracie has.Philip Hersh @olyphil 10m
@GraceEGold ex-coach Alex Ouriashev just texted me: "I am very shocked and disappointed in her decision."