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Since we've been discussing their past coaching situation, let us celebrate their current one with big Scott Moir hugs after the free dance. Love this for them.
IAMO work together with IAM & skaters pop in and out here and there. They do not look at how their skating is but as how it can be according to their talents and personality. Then they rebuild piece by piece. Just because Anthony can now use and work the ankle does not mean it is now perfect. It prob. is a work in process with lots of off-ice to rebuild it. Scott's partnering is flawless and there is always Patrice the ultimate partner to consult with. Scott's partnering and twizzles zoomed up the ladder under Patrice.Agree. The more I think about it, the angrier I become. It’s no wonder that C/P looked to be stagnating for years. But also agree that this is an opportunity to rebuild everything. It all comes down to whether IAMO is willing to withstand the pressure/criticisms of not rocketing up the standings right away and stay focused on building the foundation that will eventually get them there.
I'll be honest, I've rewatched this a couple of times already. Such an excellent vehicle for them and I can't wait to see them grow into it as the season goes on. A highlight for me is the end of the diagonal steps when they're in hold - kind of has a feeling of some of the transitional steps in V/M's 2013/14 SD (which is an all time personal favourite). One thing I missed on first watch though is that while he's clearly still working on his skating, Anthony's expression was great. I think he has a tendency to smile to the judges but here he seems to keep character the whole time. I think he'll look like a different skater this time next year.If anyone needs a watch (or rewatch) of this free dance, here's one:
I think I liked it even more on second watch. So excited to see how this grows through the season!
My secret is that I love C/P and G/P and just want them all to skate amazing haha. They could have a really fun rivalry and we'd all benefit from it.Carreira/Ponomorenko have never done much for me historically (and I'm admittedly a Green/Parsons fan) but I agree with everyone here on the improvements they've made and how strong their FD is this year! I looooved the opening lift and may want to know Christina's ab workout, because the core strength required for that dismount is It'll be fun to see this program involve by Nationals and maybe beyond.
Eh, my secret is that GrePar have never done much for me, though I really did come to love their FD last season. I'm sad that their programs this season aren't as good, but, hopefully, this is just a result of the coaching change and we'll be in for a really fun rivalry over the next 3.5 seasons.My secret is that I love C/P and G/P and just want them all to skate amazing haha. They could have a really fun rivalry and we'd all benefit from it.
That wasn't really a secret but anyway...
Yes, absolutely.I know lots of people love Chock and Bates and all power to them for competing for so many years... but I'm so ready for that spot to be vacated. Both C/P and Gr/P are deserving of a spot on the world team (in my opinion) and US nationals is kind of the worst because you know one of them will be disappointed - AGAIN. I also think both teams could benefit from being on the world team - I think partly why LaLa have been able to grow both confidence and momentum is because they managed to grab that final Canadian spot and gain experience so early on in their senior career.
perhaps because we are now in an age where sitting on the lifting partners lap can still get you a level 4!! I could be wrong, but I think that 5/6 teams that will be at GPF historically have pretty strong and difficult lifts so my prediction is that this quad we'll see more pushing for challenging lifts across the board than we've seen in more recent years.I think both programs are excellent this season. Love that Scott Moir chose the curve lift that is very similar to a lift Davis and White's Scherezade. At the time, the hard core Davis and White haters thought that lift was basic and over scored. (It wasn't then or now.)
Madison Hubbell is with Christina & Anthony in this Espoo practice photo: https://twitter.com/_sono__2000/status/1595857444571340800"Marie-France's vision was New York City, in three different eras," Ponomarenko said. "The beginning is the modern era. Then we go into 'Summertime,' which is the main theme. It's the 1950s [time frame] – a little bit older style, with different movements and expression. Toward the end, we go into the orchestrated version of the piece. That's where we show the 1920s/30s era. So, we have three significant pieces, all [with] a change of character."
Carreira and Ponomarenko said they enjoy working with new coaches Hubbell and Diaz.
"I love having Madison, because having a female coach is always good for the girl (female partner)," Carreira said.
Ponomarenko lives near their rink in London, while Carreira resides in Michigan to maintain permanent residency in the United States. She has her green card and expects to get U.S. citizenship before the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Carreira and Ponomarenko both coach part time at Lakeland Arena, near Detroit.
the French judge really likes them, check the GOE she gave them vs everyone else. It's also a joke that that their choreo step sequence GOE is only like +1.0.. it's one of the best choreographic step sequences this seasonIf they can continue to get their scores to go up at Golden Spin, that will be very very good for them. But also I want to talk to the judges about the lack of GOE on that first lift. I mean the timing! The legs! Christina's amazing core strength as she slowly goes down! It's fire and deserves to be treated as such.