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Frank Carroll eventually to relocate to a new rink near Palm Springs, CA

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

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    Posted by a reliable source at the Toyota Sports Center rink: http://www.mkforum.net/forum/showthread.php?t=24303
     
  2. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    I guess that means Mirai will be be making a move, too...
     
  3. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Must be a $$$ decision. I wouldn't think Mirai would want to move from her parents?
     
  4. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    True, but I just can't picture her leaving Carroll at this point. :confused:
     
  5. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

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    It's not like he's moving to the other side of the country. How many hours drive from one rink to the other is it?
     
  6. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Oh gosh -- not a drive you'd want to do on a daily basis, much less twice a day.
     
  7. Fabrichnova

    Fabrichnova Active Member

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    It's about a 2.5 hour drive (give or take) from El Segundo to Cathedral City. Probably wouldn't want to commute on a daily basis, but certainly not a cross-country move by any means. Plus, she'd be around the age of a college freshman by the time the rink opens. She might welcome the move.
     
  8. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

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    I am surprised he is still making changes. With his accomplishments in the past and then this season I thought he might think about retirement or seriously cutting back coaching.

    Looks like Nagasu is going to have to consider whether she wants to dedicate herself to full time exlcusive training the way Kwan did and put college on hold.
     
  9. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    Thus the destination Palm Springs. It's a retirement community. Frank probably has lots of friends there already. The average age in Palm Springs is about 70. If you're in your 50s and lives in PS, you're young!
     
  10. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

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    Thanks luenatic. Now it makes sense. Nagasu is going to be a baby over there :D
     
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  11. dr.frog

    dr.frog Well-Known Member

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    Frank Carroll has owned a home in Palm Springs as far back as the days when he coached Michelle Kwan at Lake Arrowhead; it's been pretty widely reported in the media over the years that it's where he lives. Carroll has always been very private about his private life, but I always kinda figured he has an SO there.

    Anyway, now that he's finally got his OOOOO gold medalist, it seems like a good time for him to be thinking about making changes that will put him closer to where he wants to be in retirement. For quite some time he's surely been in a position where he can pick and choose his pupils and how hard he wants to work.
     
  12. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

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    I wouldn't think Mirai would need him every day for practice. She's not a novice skater. They can decide what they want her to work on, even if it's off ice, and she can meet with him maybe weekly if need be until it gets closer to comps.
     
  13. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    SO?
     
  14. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Significant Other =).
     
  15. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

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    Significant Other. (partner, lover, etc.)
     
  16. Nekatiivi

    Nekatiivi Well-Known Member

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    Significant other ;).
     
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Heh thanks, I've never seen that abbreviation used before. :p
     
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

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    A little more info, posted by another person affiliated with TSC in El Segundo:
    Nagasu is currently scheduled to perform in all the SOI tour dates in April, followed by 2 southern California stops in late May.
     
  19. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    And what about school? Will Mirai be doing this trip back and forth everyday? It will be exhausting.
     
  20. Really

    Really I need a new title

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    That was my thought too. Most skaters probably could cut costs by not having lessons every day. There certainly is merit to being able to practice on one's own! If she doesn't want to move, there are ways to work around it.
     
  21. barbk

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    I thought she did on-line school? If not, she certainly could. She's already said that she's not especially school-oriented.
     
  22. Iceman

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    I'll be surprised if the rink opens as scheduled. Does Frank have any family---brothers, sisters, etc?
     
  23. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

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    She does school online through connections academy so I don't think moving would be a huge issue for her. She seems pretty self sufficient, and it wouldn't be for a couple years anyways. She's turning 17 in two weeks so by the time the rink opens she'll be 19 and would likely be fine living by herself, she might even like getting away. I think she plans on taking a few years off after she graduates before going to college, and seems to be interested in art and fashion, so she might end up at an art or design school anyways, and realistically that may not happen until after the 2014 Olympics.
     
  24. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I didn't know that.
     
  25. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

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    Just started this year when she switched to the rink that was farther away. Last year apparently she rarely got enough sleep because she was up so late doing homework all the time.
     
  26. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    Does Mirai graduate high school this year or next?
     
  27. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Aw, poor girl.

    :(

    Being a figure skater and a high school student must be so hard.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  28. MysticHaze

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    Unless you are Rachel Flatt!! ;)
     
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  29. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

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    Next year. She's a junior, the class of 2011. Her birthday is in a few weeks :)
     
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  30. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    That girl can do it all! Will she be taking a year off skating to go to college?