Coaching Change Thread

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The Young Goose Academy (where Lorenzo Magri used to coach) has relocated from the Wurth Arena in Egna, Italy to Milan - Gabriele Frangipani is based in the new rink now: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr6fWE4I41G/

YGA’s new rink in San Donato Milanese in collaboration with Accademia del Ghiacco: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrxnaloLHSx/

Switzerland’s Naoki Rossi is quoted as saying in a recent interview (link is posted in the Japanese news thread):

Interesting. I wonder if it's just the single skaters or if the ice dancers will move, too.

Fabio Mascarello has moved coaching to San Donato too. It was announced a couple of weeks ago.
I don't believe that YGA has relocated from Egna Neumarkt - they have simply joined together with Accademia del Ghiaccio to have a second training location per this IG post from a couple weeks ago -


It seems, based on Kurakova's IG story from yesterday, that the singles skaters are moving to San Donato. I haven't seen anything from any of the YGA ice dancers that indicates they're leaving Egna Neumarkt (of course, the Tashclers and Mrazeks are currently in Czechia for some shows, time off, etc - but I also haven't seen anything from KazRev or Simova/Aksenov about moving either).
 

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It seems, based on Kurakova's IG story from yesterday, that the singles skaters are moving to San Donato.
Yes, it appears that YGA coaches Angelina Turenko and Alisa Mikonsaari will be at the #NewSkatingHub in San Donato: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrxnaloLHSx/

Poland's Vladimir Samoilov and Spain's Tomàs-Llorenç Guarino Sabaté also are training there, according to their IG stories.

ETA: Matteo Zanni's ice dance teams in Egna may be able to sleep in a bit more now. ;)
 
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@skateblessing posted this last month:
Maybe I´m reading too much into the visit, but I would not actually be very surprised if it turned out that Lorenzo will be a bit involved in Mias (and her sisters) coaching the next season,
Magri has an Instagram story up that mentions he will return to Colorado Springs, CO to instruct at USFS' annual jump camp on May 11-13, 2023.
Norway's Mia Risa Gomez was one of Lorenzo Magri's demonstrators in Colorado Springs, along with Croatia's Jari Kessler (per his IG story yesterday): https://www.instagram.com/lorenz.magri/
Risa Gomez's post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsPyVYrrXQI/
 

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@skateblessing posted this last month:


Norway's Mia Risa Gomez was one of Lorenzo Magri's demonstrators in Colorado Springs, along with Croatia's Jari Kessler (per his IG story yesterday): https://www.instagram.com/lorenz.magri/
Risa Gomez's post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsPyVYrrXQI/
What a great experience for her! Actually cool that she was one of the demonstrators. Lorenzo seems to be very supportive towards Mias skating.

It seems he is doing camps all over the world now, but it´s still a bit of mystery what he will do when the seasons starts and skaters prepare for competition instead of going to camps.

In Risa Gomez Instagram-post from Colorado she had a picture with herself and Marietta Atkins, which was also training with Mia in Norway when Lorenzo visited. After Norway he had some training in Switzerland with the Joos-sisters which was also in the training group in Norway - and he was also in Poland for a short time where Marietta trained along with some others (including Kurakova which coaching situation seems to be unclear).

So Risa Gomez, Joos-sisters and Marietta Atkins have been joining him on various locations so far in this off season, which makes me wonder if he is kind of co-coaching this group. Maybe the same with Jari Kessler?
 

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Joint post by Alisa Mikonsaari and Angelina Turenko today shows them with their students in Madesimo, Italy for summer training ("Thank you Young Goose Academy for 3 memorable seasons ! Hard work will continue from here in Ice Lab"): https://www.instagram.com/p/CuRrBquIe0T/
Skaters tagged in their photo include Poland's Ekaterina Kurakova and Vladimir Samoilov, Julia Lang (HUN), Italy's Anna Pezzetta and Matteo Nalbone, Denis Gurdzhi (GER).

IceLab - Figure Skating Summer Camp 2023 info: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr0FR-cIdos/
 
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Joint post by Alisa Mikonsaari and Angelina Turenko today shows them with their students in Madesimo, Italy for summer training ("Thank you Young Goose Academy for 3 memorable seasons ! Hard work will continue from here in Ice Lab"): https://www.instagram.com/p/CuRrBquIe0T/
Skaters tagged in their photo include Poland's Ekaterina Kurakova and Vladimir Samoilov, Julia Lang (HUN), Italy's Anna Pezzetta and Matteo Nalbone, Denis Gurdzhi (GER).

IceLab - Figure Skating Summer Camp 2023 info: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr0FR-cIdos/
Interesting. I wondered why the official YGA instagram account only posted about the GP assignments of the ice dancers but nothing about the single skaters.
 

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Viktor Pfeifer has announced his new coaching base is at IceWorks in Aston, PA (he was at the World Arena in Colorado Springs for the past 2 years): https://www.instagram.com/p/CuZXI0_LvQn/
On the far left in the group photo is Eva Martinek (who previously coached at Young Goose Academy/Wurth Arena in Egna, Italy - she coached Naoki Rossi when he won the silver at Junior Worlds), Ron Biancosino and, far right, Irina Romanova (both of whom he previously coached with in Wilmington, DE) and Pfeifer's former student, Peter Liu who just graduated from the University of Delaware.
 

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Viktor Pfeifer has announced his new coaching base is at IceWorks in Aston, PA (he was at the World Arena in Colorado Springs for the past 2 years): https://www.instagram.com/p/CuZXI0_LvQn/
On the far left in the group photo is Eva Martinek (who previously coached at Young Goose Academy/Wurth Arena in Egna, Italy - she coached Naoki Rossi when he won the silver at Junior Worlds), Ron Biancosino and, far right, Irina Romanova (both of whom he previously coached with in Wilmington, DE) and Pfeifer's former student, Peter Liu who just graduated from the University of Delaware.
Welcome back to the east coast, Viktor!
 

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If I understand correctly, Donovan Carrillo has moved to Toronto and will train with Myke Gillman and Jonathan Mills

 

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Not a coaching change, but Katharina Müller (Tim Dieck's former partner) is joining the YGA coaching staff.

 

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Not a coaching change, but Katharina Müller (Tim Dieck's former partner) is joining the YGA coaching staff.

I hope that she's bringing Nauryzova/Datiev with her to YGA. They could use a stronger training environment, and it would help YGA expand the number of countries they have there, which is the only way they're going to be able to compete with IAM in the long term.
 

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The Crafoords are now training with Bruno Massot's group in Caen -

 

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The Crafoords are now training with Bruno Massot's group in Caen -


Switching from Aljona to Bruno ;).
 

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Switching from Aljona to Bruno ;).

Good for them!
Other than the pure hate some people have for Aljona because she might not have the best approach to coaching or have been the bestest partner in the world to Bruno, I fail to see why folks think this is a potentially good relocation for the Crafoords. Bruno hasn't exactly made much of an impression with any of the teams he has training at this new center. I'd have been a lot happier if the Crafoords had relocated to IceLab or even Dundee if they were determined to part ways with Aljona and not follow her to Robin's group in Chemnitz.
 

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Not sure who else cares about these two, but Brazilian ice dancers Natalia Pallu-Neves and Jayin Panesar have left the Towler-Greens and are now working with Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland at Ice Works in Aston, PA and regular first group coach Alan Abretti and Karen Quinn at Ally Pally in London. Not sure how that will work! But I think she is at uni in London so I guess they will mostly be here during the season.

Source: ISU bio
 
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Cross-posting @Andrea82 from the Italian news thread today re. Daniel Grassl (eta that Edoardo de Bernardis coaches JGP skater Amanda Ghezzo, among others):
Grassl has switched coaching base to Turin, coached by Edoardo De Bernardis
 
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Isabella Gamez/Aleksandr Korovin (PHI) have been training in Montclair, New Jersey, and their ISU bio was updated yesterday (before their season debut this week at the John Nicks Pairs Challenge) with coaches Dmitri Savin, Alexei Bychenko, Evgeni Krasnopolski, Galit Chait (latter 3 are based in Montclair): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00113788.htm
Well, this is a good move, IMO, because training in Florida without a dedicated pairs coach was only going to take them so far.
 

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What a great experience for her! Actually cool that she was one of the demonstrators. Lorenzo seems to be very supportive towards Mias skating.

It seems he is doing camps all over the world now, but it´s still a bit of mystery what he will do when the seasons starts and skaters prepare for competition instead of going to camps.

In Risa Gomez Instagram-post from Colorado she had a picture with herself and Marietta Atkins, which was also training with Mia in Norway when Lorenzo visited. After Norway he had some training in Switzerland with the Joos-sisters which was also in the training group in Norway - and he was also in Poland for a short time where Marietta trained along with some others (including Kurakova which coaching situation seems to be unclear).

So Risa Gomez, Joos-sisters and Marietta Atkins have been joining him on various locations so far in this off season, which makes me wonder if he is kind of co-coaching this group. Maybe the same with Jari Kessler?
It turns out I was into something.

Lorenzo Magri is now added as one of Mias coaches:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107882.htm

I could not find a ISU profile on Marietta Atkins, but I have seen been training a lot with Lorenzo this summer, so I guess she might be one of his students as well.

I would expect that the Joos-sister would be coached by him since they changed country to Italy, but Sarina and Noemi ISU bio only says he is choreographing. But it also says they are still skating for Switzerland, so...

So from my understanding, Mias is now the only confirmed student of Lorenzo. If I havn´t missed someone.

Kurakovas ISU profile is still without information about coaches...
 

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