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Figure Skating Coach dies in plane crash

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Capella, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Capella

    Capella Guest

  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    Did a quick search online - Igor Novodran (should his name be added in the thread title?) previously coached British skater Harry Mattick in Pittsburgh, PA through the 2012-13 season. He also was listed as Amani Fancy's singles coach last season before she switched to pairs.

    He was a guest coach in Newark, Delaware last summer: http://www.pondfsc.com/news/summer2013guestcoachescampatthepond

    From a 2011 article about Mishin's camps in Europe: http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=articles&id=2011mishingachinski
    Condolences to his family, friends, and anyone in the skating community who knew him.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
  3. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Very tragic.
  4. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

    Wow, sudden sad news, my sympathies to his family and friends - this news follows the death of another skating coach, Boris Uspenski, who died last week in the UK. He had been suffering from cancer for quite a while http://www.iceskating.org.uk/node/6827
  5. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

    I have met Igor Novodran at several occasions, he was a very nice man. How sad.
  6. Johnny_Fever

    Johnny_Fever Well-Known Member

    A skating coach/aviation enthusiast. I respect his diverse interests. It could be a while before they determine the cause of the crash. Eventually they will publish the investigation results.
  7. NadineWhite

    NadineWhite Well-Known Member

    My condolences to the family (there's been a lot of death this week, sad to say). :(
  8. Fan123

    Fan123 Active Member

    Wow, how horrible. . He was such a kind person.
  9. lulu

    lulu New Member

    my condolences to his family and all those who knew him. :(
  10. 2sk8

    2sk8 Active Member

    Still trying to process this - can't believe we won't be seeing him again and can't imagine the shock to his family. So sad.