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    When the Student Becomes the Master (Coaching Series on Two for the Ice)

    And after a little unplanned logistical delay, here's the next installment, which focuses especially on choreography work: http://www.twofortheice.com/when-the-student-becomes-the-master-crafting-the-transition/
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    When the Student Becomes the Master (Coaching Series on Two for the Ice)

    Thanks, @Sylvia! And good timing; my publication schedule was disrupted by illness but look for part 3 soon as well!
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    2020/2021 Canadian Ice Dance: News and Updates

    Olivia McIsaac is retiring: https://www.instagram.com/p/CARNvplnyTS/
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    2020-21 Canadian Pairs News & Updates

    There is a distinction to be drawn for sure between whatever personal/emotional/mental health concerns have been underlying his actions, which are valid, and the very media-forward, individually-focused way both of these splits have been conducted, which is very much a choice.
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    2020-21 Canadian Pairs News & Updates

    Now Charlie is doing an Instagram Live with Radio Canada. I'm not bothering, but if it's archived later French speakers who are interested can check it out.
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    2020-21 Canadian Pairs News & Updates

    Aaand Luba responds: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_DB2CdJj3i/
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    When the Student Becomes the Master (Coaching Series on Two for the Ice)

    Not really any existing threads where this fits, so just sharing the first in a new article series on TFTI profiling some who've made the transition from competing to coaching. This one was cobbled together out of necessity but focuses on how a few of my interview subjects are dealing with...
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    ISU Cancels 2020 World Figure Skating Championships

    I called in to Skate Canada's conference call yesterday on the cancellation and Debra Armstrong, who was asked exactly this by a reporter, indicated that this was not considered -- they provided the government of Quebec with information about the event and Quebec's subsequent response was the...
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    And Tarah had identified Virtue/Moir's version as one of her favorite programs a few years ago: Connection Key to Creation for Kayne and O'Shea
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    Paul

    I'm not referring to just liking his work, but actively ubering him in the same fan club activity-based way one does a skater. Signs, spamming social media accounts with tweets about him, etc. Although I don't know if anyone's made a prayer candle yet the way I've seen done in honor of some coaches!
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    Paul

    My preference is forever commentary-free, but if ISU was obligated to have a commentator, as they repeatedly indicated to fans and other media figures like IFS who directly @'ed them, they could do worse. I'd rather have someone who knows his limits and mostly sticks to the surface than Johnny...
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    U.S. Pairs 2019-20 season - News & Updates, Part X

    T/M have Marina and Max Trankov with them at Euros, who I'd guess are their primary coaching options at this point.
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    Cipres/FFSG Press Release on the situation 12-16-2019

    This is the most Didier response conceivable.
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    To be honest, every one of these anachronistic program explanations has been a personal struggle for me.
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    ISU Skating Awards To Debut At 2020 Worlds

    As a refresher for anyone who missed it at the time or forgot, here's what was posted on the Team Challenge Cup voting site a couple of weeks into voting: Voting will be temporarily suspended while the poll administrator addresses issues of automated voting that have been detected. The poll...
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