Here is one of the first articles with some pics.
Oberstdorf EC and S/M thanking each other. They will talk about future during their stay in Korea (shows).
Aljona looking gorgeous. What a dress
What I like about this dress, that it is definitely not a "Dirndl", but has it some reminiscencesAljona has such a great taste and she always looks stunning. She also has a lot of input in their costumes.
They're going to create new show programs now, expect the best!
Joti just announced on FB that Kavita ended her career but that he´d like to continue and is searching for a new partner.
In the news agency article here: https://www.handelsblatt.com/eiskunstlauf-olympiasieger-savchenko-massot-machen-pause/22577156.html last paragraph: Alexander König is in Berlin and coaching their successors. The successors are not named.So was there an official announcement that Aljona is coaching Hocke/Blommaert?
If so, can someone point me to it? Thanks!
Some bits from Aljona's Icenetwork interview re: plans & logistics for the next yearNothing about Bruno’s interview on Canal Alpha following the gala at JF Ballester’s club concerning plans to move to La Chaux-de-Fonds? Lost in language barriers, I guess. All of them are going to have a lot of logistical complications next year.
In fact, after this season and all the good things it brought us, I wanted to keep creating new programs, try different throws...we're still fit! But Bruno had other projects. He wanted to go to La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Swiss town where Jean-François Ballester, one of our coaches, is coaching. Also, he's having a baby soon.
We already did a test practice with Alexa and Chris, about 10 days ago. Bruno will help. Benoît Richaud, the French choreographer, also helped with the choreography. I like his style, and I want to work with him. Alexander König, our other coach, will be around, too. If I can't go to a competition, I'll need to find someone to go with them. Maybe Jean-François can help, when he comes to Oberstdorf (Germany).
I'm open to all students, and I plan to work with the German federation to see how we can create great teams, so that it doesn't stop with us. But as I won't have too much time this year, I'll concentrate on Alexa and Chris and will give them 100 percent.
We agreed that we would work together half (of the time) in the U.S. and (the other) half in Oberstdorf.
I need to tell you: Some people think that [me and Bruno] stopped competing, but we don't want to stop -- we're just taking a break. Of course, we don't know what will happen, but we want to remain open about our options.
But this year will be of a different kind for us: We will be coaching. We will work on different sides of ourselves and see how it goes.