2024–25 Canadian Pairs: News and Updates

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Pereira/Michaud will be special guests on Skate Ontario's Year End Broadcast scheduled for June 7th: https://x.com/SkateOntario/status/1794045082200658028

Skate Ontario's youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/@SkateOntarioPSO/featured

There were some rumours swirling on Xitter back in late April that Brooke McIntosh's new Euro partner was Marco Zandron from Spain. Looks like there may be some truth to the rumours - there are a number of photos of them skating together posted here: https://eislauffotos.de/piwigo/index.php?/category/2572#&gid=1&pid=24 According to Germany's figure skating fed's website, the event they were taking part in was for both pair skating and ice dance: https://www.eislauf-union.de/de/med...zur-saisonvorbereitung-in-dortmund-und-berlin

Google translation:

From May 21 to 25, the joint ice dancing and pair skating course took place in Berlin for the second time. Under the direction of the junior national coaches Stefano Caruso and Rico Rex, two junior, five junior and three senior pairs took part. All pairs developed new choreography lifts and spins under the guidance of Robynne Tweedale (OSP trainer from Berlin) and the ice dancing coach from France, Fabian Bourzat. For the basic training of skating skills, the pairs worked with Catherine Papadakis and for the basics of pair skating lifts with the Ukrainian trainer Philip Zalevskiy. The motivation for the young pairs was the training visit of the World Championship third-place finishers Minerva Hase/Nikita Volodin and the 2022 European Championship participants Letizia Roscher/Luis Schuster.

They have a nice look, both tall and long-limbed.
 

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Pereira/Michaud will be special guests on Skate Ontario's Year End Broadcast scheduled for June 7th: https://x.com/SkateOntario/status/1794045082200658028

Skate Ontario's youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/@SkateOntarioPSO/featured

There were some rumours swirling on Xitter back in late April that Brooke McIntosh's new Euro partner was Marco Zandron from Spain. Looks like there may be some truth to the rumours - there are a number of photos of them skating together posted here: https://eislauffotos.de/piwigo/index.php?/category/2572#&gid=1&pid=24 According to Germany's figure skating fed's website, the event they were taking part in was for both pair skating and ice dance: https://www.eislauf-union.de/de/media1/news/1064-nachwuchs-lehrgänge-zur-saisonvorbereitung-in-dortmund-und-berlin

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They have a nice look, both tall and long-limbed.
If that's true about Zandron then that would mean Barquero/Zandron are officially done (sad day as she's been lingering in WADA/CAS-hell to get her doping violation litigated).

It would also mean that McIntosh/Zandron are eligible for the GP selection list. Of course, we haven't seen an official partnership announcement so they may not be ready for that.
 

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I've re-posted shutterbug's info (thanks for both links!) about McIntosh/Zandron in the Pairs general discussion thread in the TC - post #330: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...uble-salchow-club.110748/page-11#post-6601620

GS article by Anna Kellar on Ava Kemp and Yohnatan Elizarov that includes quotes re. their 2024-25 programs (June 2, 2024):
 
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I see Gabrielle Izzy was at the German camp… Inthought she was done with skating after having partenered with Thierry Ferland.
 

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Pereira/Michaud will be special guests on Skate Ontario's Year End Broadcast scheduled for June 7th:
Turns out this broadcast was not livestreamed on Skate Ontario's YouTube account (like past livestreams) - Lia/Trennt's 20-minute chat with Chris Mabee can be watched at the end of the replay video (starting ~1 hour-12-minute mark) on Skate Ontario's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100049841455628/videos/502563702099085

2024 Grand Prix assignments were announced on June 9:
#2 Skate Canada: Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Maxime Deschamps; Kelly Ann Laurin/Loucas Ethier; third entry TBD
#3 Grand Prix de France: Lia Pereira/Trennt Michaud
#5 Finlandia Trophy: Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Maxime Deschamps; Kelly Ann Laurin/Loucas Ethier
#6 Cup of China: Lia Pereira/Trennt Michaud

Copying over 3 posts from last season's Canadian Pairs news thread...

April 19:
Summer Homick and Marty Haubrich (8th in Senior Pairs at 2024 Nationals) have split after 3 seasons together and Summer has switched to ice dance: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...e-news-and-updates.110804/page-8#post-6588643
April 25:
An interview with Bruno Marcotte, which has a little bit about Bombardier/Mimar:
Scroll down to Claire's section titled "His work with other teams": https://adivinesport.com/2024/04/25...ortant-for-miura-kihara-to-push-the-envelope/
Chloe Panetta has partnered with Flavien Giniaux and will be skating for France.
May 8:
Patinage Quebec published their annual sectional development teams document dated 4/25/24 with a new pair team listed in Team B - Thierry Ferland (will be 27 in August) and Joy Weinberg, 27 (2016 U.S. Junior Pairs champ with Maximiliano Fernandez and 9th in their Senior debut at 2017 Nationals): https://patinage.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Athletes-B-RC_2024-2025-V2.pdf
Team B Pairs (4):
Emy Carignan & Bryan Pierro [Josée Picard] - S6 at 2024 Nationals
Julia Quatrocchi & Simon Desmarais [Annie Barabé] - J4
Julia Di Menna & Félix-Antoine Chartrand [Jean-Marc Babin] - 2024 Novice bronze medalists
Joy Weinberg & Thierry Ferland [Josée Picard] - though I have yet to see anything on social media to indicate they have begun training together

5 pairs are listed in the "Équipes Excellence-A-NextGen 2024-2025" document dated 4/25/24: https://patinage.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Athletes-EXC-A-NG_Site-Internet-24-25.pdf
Deanna Stellato & Maxime Deschamps S1
Kelly Ann Laurin & Loucas Ethier S3
Martina Ariano Kent & Charly Laliberté Laurent J2
Beau Callahan et Christophe Roch J6
Noémie Rolland & Etienne Lacasse J5

ETA - not listed: Elizabeth Thibodeau-Mailhot / Daniel Villeneuve QC S4
 
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New Canadian pair team of Ashlyn Schmitz and Raine Eberl, coached by Dave Schultz & Garrett Gosselin, are training at Kitchener-Waterloo SC this week with Anabelle Langlois & Cody Hay, according to K-W's post today:
At 2024 Nationals, Caidence Derenisky/Eberl were 7th & Schmitz/Tristan Taylor 9th. Taylor, 22, listed his IPS profile on Jan. 23 (he's a dual CAN/USA citizen): https://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7524

From the Pairs general discussion thread last month (Yudin & her new Spanish partner will compete for Spain):
Meagan Duhamel's Instagram reel video yesterday [May 22] shows Megan Yudin training off ice with Spain's Patrizio ROSSI LOPEZ, now 21: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7SAUkROQnG/
He last competed internationally for Spain with Linda De Nardin in Oct. 2023; she was 8th in Jr. Pairs at 2024 Canadian Nationals with Aidan Wright.
IPS profile for Aidan Wright, 23: https://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7411
Christopher Hammer (J9 with Natalia Custodio at Nationals), 20, listed himself on June 2: https://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7663
 
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GS article by Anna Kellar on Ava Kemp and Yohnatan Elizarov that includes quotes re. their 2024-25 programs (June 2, 2024):
Wonderful that they were able to work with Jeff! 🤩 I believe he's done choreography for pair exhibition numbers in the past, but I can't recall any competitive programs. Very much looking forward to seeing what they've come up with. Bohemian Rhapsody could be fun, emphasis on the word could. ;) As per the June 13th participant list, they're planning to compete in Junior Pairs at Championnats québécois d’été: https://patinage.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/CQE2024-Liste_Participants-13Juin2024.pdf

Bombardier/Mimar practice clips on June 5:
Ben recently posted an Insta story video of a solid throw 3lutz, so it certainly looks like they're making nice progress. :) It's reasonable to assume the SCI host TBD spot is reserved for them, provided they perform decently at summer events. Seven weeks from the date of his post suggests they'll be making their competitive debut at Skate Ontario's July Sectional Series event (no competitor list posted yet). They're also on the list to compete at Championnats québécois d’été.
 

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I’m really excited to see Bombardier/Mimar compete!!! I think they could have a really good shot at podium at nationals . Also the SCI spot tbd is 95% for them ? Right?
 

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Seven weeks from the date of his post suggests they'll be making their competitive debut at Skate Ontario's July Sectional Series event (no competitor list posted yet). They're also on the list to compete at Championnats québécois d’été.
Quoting myself here :lol: - Bombardier/Mimar will indeed make their competitive debut at Skate Ontario's July Sectional Series competition: Interim Entry List as of June 18th

Has anyone heard any updates re: Ariano Kent/Laliberte-Laurent? The Championnats québécois d’été competitor list was updated today, and so far they're not scheduled to participate.
 

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I’m really excited to see Bombardier/Mimar compete!!! I think they could have a really good shot at podium at nationals . Also the SCI spot tbd is 95% for them ? Right?
I don't know about the podium - they'll have to get past Laurin/Ethier who are really coming along quite nicely. But I do think they're the most likely team for the SCI host TBD spot until and unless the rumored McIntosh/Zandron partnership is confirmed in the next few weeks or so.
 

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