Coaching Change Thread

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Kurakovas ISU profile is still without information about coaches...
Angelina Turenko and Brian Orser were listed as Ekaterina Kurakova's coachers in the screen graphic during last week's Lombardia Trophy livestream and Turenko was with her in Bergamo.

ETA:
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 recognize Atkins' name from when she competed (representing SC of Boston) in the USFS' qualifying system years ago.
 
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Tomoki Hiwatashi's updated ISU bio lists Mie Hamada as his coach: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014495.htm
Jack Gallagher (who has interviewed Tomoki regularly over the years) posted on Twitter/X ~4 hours ago that Hiwatashi has moved to Japan to train with Hamada in Kyoto (Kinoshita Academy is based there).

ETA on Thursday - link to Gallagher's article (Tomoki has not commented publicly to date): https://featured.japan-forward.com/...ves-to-japan-now-being-coached-by-mie-hamada/
 
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Re-posting from the Italian news thread re. Gabriele Frangipani:
Before his season debut at CS Nepela Memorial, Gabriele Frangipani announced his new team (Fabio Mascarello, Giulia Cotugno, Marilu Guarnieri) at Accademia Del Ghiaccio based in San Donato Milanese: https://www.instagram.com/p/CxnLSYhoP5s/
He previously was coached by Angelina Turenko and Alisa Mikonsaari in Egna.
Lorenzo Magri will be the data/replay operator on the technical panel for the JGP in Gdansk this week. ETA to add that he mostly recently coached Swedish, Finnish & Norwegian skaters at a "Nordic Boys Camp" in Stockholm: https://www.instagram.com/p/CxslS12o7ek/
 
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Nice! I guess Agnes is living in Norway now. She had a fabulous junior career and some lovely senior moments, including a pretty memorable senior SP at Nationals.
I think she does, I read an article about Mias family in a Norwegian newspaper a few days ago, and it seemed Agnes is coaching both her and her 13 year old little sister Ella Celine in Stavanger. The family is really going all in now since the sisters now are in the most important years of the career according to the article. After doing some research it seems Agnes was in Luxembourg last season training some young skaters, but I believe this will be her first student going to major championships. She is going with Mia to Euros, so we will soon see her at the bords next week.

From my understanding Agnes trained and has been coaching in Colorado Springs as well. Mia was on a training camp there last spring, training with Team US and Magri. I´m wondering if she made connections to Agnes there, or if Agnes was in Luxembourg at that time.

To be honest, I did not know much about Agnes since I started watching figure skating pretty late, but I had to go watch some of her earlier programs, and yes - she was lovely to watch and had some really good moments in her career, all though a little inconsistent. Not only had she good jumps, but nice spins and skating skills. I´m really excited about this coaching change - I think it will be good for Mia working on those components marks as well.
 

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So far in 2024:

Swiss junior Ean Weiler (http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00110788.htm) announced today that he has switched from Ekaterina Zanta to Lambiel's group in Champery: https://twitter.com/Ean_Weiler/status/1785703046124618075

Donovan Carrillo's coaching change was made public on August 20, 2023: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...s-donovan-carrillo.104366/page-3#post-6462739
In July 2023, he relocated to the Thornhill Figure Skating Club in Toronto, Can., to begin training under Jonathan Hunter Mills and Myke Gillman. The skater explains what he values about his new coaching team and how he feels refreshed in this new training environment.
Any other notable coaching changes that happened in 2023-24 that weren't posted in this thread?
 

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Mized zone photo of them: https://twitter.com/LynnRutherford/status/1771612031981891676

Zawadzki was also with Risa Gomez (her full surname) at Junior Worlds. Belated thanks to @skateblessing for posting the news back in January! :)
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And at Euros as well! From my understanding they started to work together in late November, so the coach change is very fresh. She did not have much time to adjust to the change before the Championships. Looking forward to next season, given how well she did in the SP at Worlds. Two weeks ago Agnes posted a story that Mia was working with Tom Dickson on the ice, I´m guessing a new SP?! If i´m not wrong, Dickson choreographed som programs for Agnes back in the days :)
 

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I heard there was a big fuss with Gomez mother telling Norwegian federation she would have Mia switch federations to Mexico. Part of the reason why coaches from the club that worked with the sister also reshuffled.
Hopefully this means the agreement has been reached and now they can all focus on goals
 

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I heard there was a big fuss with Gomez mother telling Norwegian federation she would have Mia switch federations to Mexico. Part of the reason why coaches from the club that worked with the sister also reshuffled.
Hopefully this means the agreement has been reached and now they can all focus on goals
What? :O Was this before the coaching change to Agnes?

I hope they have. Agnes seems to like living in Norway. I have to admit I wondered if Risa Gomez ever considered skating for Mexico instead if she would not reach whatever goal she did under the Norwegian fed.

She is the only Norwegian skater that is listed as elite skater now, which means she gets more competitions like Challengers covered or partly covered.

Mias parents seems to be doing everything they can to get the best resources. I´m sure they are paying a lot from own pocket to be able to get the daughters to top level. And I´m happy they are able to bring the resources to Norway, they have been flying in jump coaches like Lorenzo Magri to the rink and even getting the Joos-sisters to train there for a week, had choreographer Angelique Abachkina come over, and now bringing in Agnes Z as a head coach, and bringing in Tom Dickson for a week. The Norwegian Fed should be greatful about this, by bringing in this resources they put Norway on the map to more attractive for coaches and choreographers.
 

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Hungary's Vivien Papp, 16, now appears to be with the Skate Academy of Switzerland in Dübendorf where Georgii Pavlov is based (his coaches are listed as Zsolt Kosz, Gheorghe Chiper, Zoltan Kelemen, Kelsey McNeil: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00108931.htm) - Vivien can been seen in their recent group training video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6ii_-RLoO4/

She has been slowly easing her way back into competition since the beginning of this year (Finland’s Ulla Papp had been helping her). Vivien’s post earlier today (May 11):
 

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Re-posting here from the U.S. Men's news thread:
Daniel Martynov is at the Amodio Figure Skating Academy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/C7GriUPuFeR/
Martynov, who turned 18 last month, spent time at Florent Amodio's rink in Vaujany, France after Junior Worlds and previously was based in Coral Springs, Florida with Nikolai Morozov (his parents were with him at 2024 Nationals and Junior Worlds).
 

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Re-posting here from the U.S. Men's news thread:

Martynov, who turned 18 last month, spent time at Florent Amodio's rink in Vaujany, France after Junior Worlds and previously was based in Coral Springs, Florida with Nikolai Morozov (his parents were with him at 2024 Nationals and Junior Worlds).
Does this mean Daniel changed the coach to Amodio?
 

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