That's some gutsy move, it shows that they may want to aim for a Beijing 2022 medal, or at least a world medal. I love seeing skaters taking their careers into their own hands, moving part-time to Germany is no joke. All the best to them !
And if we get programs like we got these last 2 seasons...
If it's vague, it's fine then, but choreo would definitely make sense for them - especially for the Junior/Senior transition (even though they look like Seniors already, at least to me).
Thanks Iris, I'll keep that in mind... next to the 2456 couples training there, one more, one less... :D
I'd understand if you don't want to reveal who it is of course (but feel free to do so ! :D), but for choreo that wouldn't be a "surprise", Stolbova/Klimov have had choreo from Marie-France in the past even though they are a Pair team, not Ice Dance.
... My pop-corn stash is empty (thanks...
Oh that's quite interesting... it does makes it easier for everyone. US fed gets to have half of the US team in one place and it's easier to centralize, and no need for CAN skaters to train outside of CAN (litterally no CAN top teams trains outside now).
He'll be turning 33 during the next Games, which was Fabian Bourzat's Age durin Sochi. But since C/B have done "only" 7 seasons together, I'm guessing they don't feel done.
According again to TSL, Igor and Pasquale have teamed up, which makes that move to Montreal even weirder. :confused:
There must be some other teams that left, maybe the Armenian team since she's on IPS apparently. But yeah, massive shocker for this.
But even if they have the same numbers of teams, this is a top team, so it does bring more competition. :eek: I would have understand pretty much anyone ranked 15...
Chock/Bates to Montreal. I was NOT expecting this one.
(This might also mean that one of their (lower) teams is not there anymore ? Armenia or Bulgaria ?)
EDIT : That makes World #1 #2 #5 #10 #12 #13 #14 training at the same place...
Chock/Bates = Canada and Japan
Gilles/Poirier = America and France
Stepanova/Bukin = Russia and China
2nd possibility : Switching France and Japan for C/B and G/P.
S/B will get Russia but can't get France, it's only one week later. Plus no US or CAN since it's C/B and G/P countries, so that...
GP predictions :
P/C = France and NHK
H/D = Skate America and China
WeaPo = Skate Canada and Russia
They'll take their respective countries as GPs. Plus China is one week only after Canada so WeaPo can only get NHK or Russia. P/C already did China this year and NHK usually gets the top skaters...