Thank you! That's right, it was Allison Eby. Shame that partnership didn't work out, IIRC, they seemed quite promising in the short time they were together.
I agree. I get that Lubov is revered around here, but she is not the partner Trennt can climb the ranks with.I don't know why people here are so obsessed with Lubov as a potential partner for Trennt. There are a couple of Canadian women on IPS whose names jump out at me as more likely options than Lubov - Chloe Choinard and Meghan Fredette. Who knows, though, who he will partner with.
Because two consistent triples is considered table stakes for most top pairs teams (and has for over a decade now). Lubov has never been able deliver on this. Heck, even if she could consistently deliver on one of the triples, I would entertain the idea of her as a potential partner. But those thinking she is going to suddenly develop the ability to jump consistently at age 30 are living in another dimension.why not?
Of course with the Russians out, the bar is lower for two consistent triples. But for how long will they be out? I am not betting it lasts this entire quad. And while the rest of world is in a bit of a pairs reset right now, I expect things to build back up to a respectable level within a season or two. I don’t think the current landscape of pairs is what we will see for the next four years.Is there a pairs team right now with two consistent triples?
Chloe is almost as tall as Evelyn...Meghan is a few inches shorter.I don't know why people here are so obsessed with Lubov as a potential partner for Trennt. There are a couple of Canadian women on IPS whose names jump out at me as more likely options than Lubov - Chloe Choinard and Meghan Fredette. Who knows, though, who he will partner with.
This is exciting it feels like we haven’t had as many mystery partner announcements in recent years.
I feel bad saying this but I wasn’t a big fan of W/M as a team. To me the lack of height difference and sometimes unsteady lifts made me nervous. I saw them live and in practice and was really worried but it was a few years ago and maybe they improved. I am pleased she retired on her terms and it’s a friendly split, and am really looking forward to seeing how Trennt does with a new partner. Lubov coming back would be exciting, or someone less experienced could be good for a longer term partnership. Either way - we just need more pairs!
I agree. I get that Lubov is revered around here, but she is not the partner Trennt can climb the ranks with.
Canada has only three pairs at the camp, but pairs skaters are scarce throughout the world. Slipchuk said for a long time, they had skaters like Eric Radford in the sport for a long time. Three years ago, Canada had a group of teams that sprouted, did one season, then stopped. “It’s been a bit of an ebb and flow,” he said.
The youngest of the three teams, Brooke McIntosh, 17 and Benjamin Mimar, 21, were national junior pair champions last year and won the bronze medal at the world junior championships. They joined forces in March of 2020, just two weeks before the shutdowns from COVID. “We just have to build,” Slipchuk said.
Numbers of pair skaters in junior Grand Prix are low – and that doesn’t bode well for the future, world-wide. “We’re always looking,” Slipchuk said.
ETA:Trennt Michaud, currently without a partner with the retirement of Evelyn Walsh, is looking. Slipchuk expects developments in a couple of weeks, but does not want to rush anything. “You don’t want to go out unless you are ready,” he said. “Hopefully, if all goes well, there will be a challenge at Canadians.
“I think we’ll develop a good group that can take us through the next quad for sure.”
As Deanna Stellato-Dudek says: “The [low] number of pairs in Canada and worldwide is a year of opportunity.”
Hmm...that's interesting!Trent has put down his name for Skate Ontario Sectionals qualifying with Lia Pereira . FSTWT seems to think it’s a mistake? https://skateontario.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/PDF-Sectional-Series-Qualifying-Registration.pdf
He isn't registered for a competition. Skate Ontario is requiring skaters to register to have scores tracked if they wish to qualify for the sectional competition.I don’t really get how one would register for a competition with a partner listed in error. I think Lia is his choice.
In any case, he is registered for something and my point was I don’t get how one would put a partner’s name down in error (which is what had been suggested in this thread/on Twitter). Seems most logical and he has chosen Lia, no?He isn't registered for a competition. Skate Ontario is requiring skaters to register to have scores tracked if they wish to qualify for the sectional competition.
I personally agree. I didn’t understand why people were so sure it was a mistake.In any case, he is registered for something and my point was I don’t get how one would put a partner’s name down in error (which is what had been suggested in this thread/on Twitter). Seems most logical and he has chosen Lia, no?
Not in their wildest dreams did Winnipeg teens Ava Kemp and Yohnatan (Yoni) Elizarov imagine they would land on the podium at their first international competition in Latvia earlier this month — a mere 14 months after they first gave pairs figure skating a try.
The hard work will continue as they prepare for their second Grand Prix assignment. They plan to up the ante in technical difficulty by upgrading their throw double salchow jump to a triple and increasing the difficulty level of their lifts and death spirals. Finessing the performance side of the scoring equation is also on their to-do list for Poland.
To accommodate this season’s demanding competition and travel schedule, which will see both partners continue to compete in singles as well as pairs, Kemp switched to home-schooling after completing Grade 8 at Collège Béliveau. Elizarov, a Vincent Massey graduate, delayed his computer science studies at the University of Manitoba until the winter semester.
The two train 25 hours each week, splitting their on-ice sessions between the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex and Winnipeg Winter Club. Daily strength and conditioning training as well as dance and theatre classes are also on the agenda.
Since launching their partnership, Kemp and Elizarov have travelled to Mississauga, Ont., every few months to work with experienced pairs coach Andrew Evans. They also skated there this past summer, and regularly connect with Evans via Zoom to fine-tune pair elements during training in Winnipeg.