German Skating News - 2023 / 2024 Season

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As the new season starts ....

Yesterday German broadsheet die Welt published an article (link)

Why Germany's best ice dancer changes nation


excerpts:
Our priority was very clear to start for Germany. But after months of discussions, the DEU remained too vague financially, so we have entered into negotiations with the Spanish association for better or worse “, Dieck explained.
The DEU offer would not have covered half of the costs, we would have had to pay for our trips ourselves .... Spain is now paying all the full costs.

DEU President Andreas Wagner describes Dieck's change as a "major loss. We are very sorry that we could not hold him, but financially our hands were tied". Dieck would have wished for more appreciation. "I had classified my standing in the DEU differently. I had to take this step."
 

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DEU published site for Nebelhorn Trophy
 

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reposting @Sylvia post

The DEU website published 2023-24 national team lists on May 1, 2023:

Bundeskaderliste

Die Deutsche Eislauf-Union e.V. ist nationaler Spitzenverband für Eiskunstlaufen, Eistanz und Synchroneiskunstlaufen und einer von nur 7 olympischen Wintersportverbänden.

Figure skating national squad 2023/2024

The federal squad (OK, PK, NK1) and the junior squad 2 were put together by the competitive sports commission for the 2023/2024 season and confirmed by the Executive Committee of the German Skating Union, the athletes’ spokespersons and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) on May 1, 2023. The national squad lists will be updated after the review date during the year (January 10, 2024).

OK [Olympic level]: Schott Nicole
PK: Isaev Kristina
NK1: Grabowski Julia, Ray Olesya

PK: Starostin Nikita
EK: Jagoda Kai
NK1: Fünfer Luca, Herrmann Hugo, Mai Arthur

Pairs - all PK:
Efimova Alisa
Hase Minerva
Hocke Annika / Kunkel Robert
Roscher Letizia / Schuster Luis Berlin

PK: Janse van Rensburg Jennifer / Steffan Benjamin, Matthaei Charise / Liebers Max
EK: Dieck Tim, Luft Lara / Pfisterer Maximilian, Lopusova Viktoriia
NK1: Grimm Darya / Michail Oberstdorf, Karl Karla Maria / Hoferichter Kai, Kruk Alexia / Eisenhaber Jan

Women NK2:
Andrianova Valentina
Bierwert Marie
Brinster Jekaterina
Edler Sophia
Erhardt Sophie
Gerke Anna
Herrmann Frida
Klemm Jenna
Raasch Hoshiyo
Tandogan Sasha
Vialichka Katharina

Men NK2:
Eiffler Emil
Öztürk Soner
Rojkov Leon
von Göler Richard

Pairs NK2:
Ackermann Aliyah / Harms Tobija (like Baram/Tioumentsev, they're not currently ISU age-eligible as a team in Senior or Junior for 2023-24): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00114271.htm
Loor Albert (must have split from Sofia Krause): http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00113821.htm
Löwenherz Sonja / Löwenherz Robert
Lossius Josephine/ Rotar Artem
Salatzki Janne / Röseler Lukas

Ice Dance NK2:
Kobor Enikö / Kobor Zoard
 

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Thank you for starting the new season thread, @text_skate! :)
Figure skating national squad 2023/2024
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Pairs - all PK:
Efimova Alisa
Hase Minerva
As posted in other threads (Pairs general discussion, U.S. Pairs), Efimova has since been released to the USA to skate with Mitrofanov.

"The German Skating Union (DEU) received the start clearance for the new couple Minerva Hase/Nikita Volodin from the International Skating Union (ISU) on Wednesday. The 23-year-old from Saint Petersburg is the new partner of the Berlin pair skater Minerva Hase. The new couple can therefore represent Germany together at international competitions from the coming season." (May 31, 2023 DEU press release):

Germany received 8 Grand Prix assignments on June 28, 2023:
2: Annika HOCKE / Robert KUNKEL (#1 SkAm & #4 CoC), Nicole SCHOTT (#2 SCI & #6 NHK), Jennifer JANSE VAN RENSBURG / Benjamin STEFFAN (#2 SCI & #5 Espoo)
1: Letizia ROSCHER / Luis SCHUSTER (SCI), Minerva HASE / Nikita VOLODIN (GP debut together in Espoo)
 
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The DEU published revised team lists on 22 June.

https://www.eislauf-union.de/files/...omepage_BK_REVISED.pdf?jsn_mobilize_preview=1

https://www.eislauf-union.de/files/...mepage_NK2_REVISED.pdf?jsn_mobilize_preview=1

Nikita Voldodin was added, Efimova deleted.

Also added to the NK2 was Nikol Kalugina. She was third at Novice A Nationals last season with a nice clean 3Lz in the free, but she is Ukraininan.

https://skateukraine.org/competitors/nikol_kalugina/results/

When she and fellow Ukrainian Adelina Voroteliak (who was fifth in Novice A) were not on the team initially, I assumed they planned to compete for Ukraine or were still undecided. I guess, Kalugina recently commited to skate for Germany, at least for now.
 

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The German Fed has assigned the first skaters for the JGP


1. Junioren Grand Prix, Bangkok (THA), 23.08.-26.08.2023
Junior Women: Anna GREKUL
Junior Ice Dance: Alexia KRUK & Jan EISENHABER

2. Junioren Grand Prix, Linz (AUT), 30.08.-02.09.2023
Junior Women: Julia GRABOWSKI
Junior Men: Arthur MAI
Junior Ice Dance: Darya GRIMM & Michail SAVITSKIY
Junior Pairs: Aliyah ACKERMANN & Tobija HARMS*

3. Junioren Grand Prix, Istanbul (TUR), 06.09.-09.09.2023
Junior Women: Olesya RAY
Junior Men: Luca FÜNFER
Junior Ice Dance: Alexia KRUK & Jan EISENHABER
Junior Pairs: Sonja LÖWENHERZ & Robert LÖWENHERZ | Anastasia STEBLYANKA & Lukas GNEIDING

5. Junioren Grand Prix, Budapest, 20.-23.09.2023
Junior Ice Dance: Mia Lee MAYER & Davide CALDERARI
Junior Pairs: Aliyah ACKERMANN & Tobija HARMS*

6. Junioren Grand Prix, Danzig, 27.-30.09.2023
Junior Women, Junior Men: tbd
Junior Ice Dance: Darya GRIMM & Michail SAVITSKIY
Junior Pairs: Sonja LÖWENHERZ & Robert LÖWENHERZ | Anastasia STEBLYANKA & Lukas GNEIDING
 

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^^^ Thanks!
The German Fed has assigned the first skaters for the JGP
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Junior Pairs: Aliyah ACKERMANN & Tobija HARMS*
Translation of the note at the bottom: *The nomination is subject to proof of performance.

Harms turned 21 in June and was in Canada earlier this summer with Ruben Blommaert for a tryout before the ISU published info about the age exception rule for junior male pair partners earlier this month (Communication No. 2575).

Ackermann/Harms currently are listed in Nachwuchskader 2 (Junior squad 2): https://www.eislauf-union.de/de/nationalmannschaft/bundeskader/nachwuchskader2
 

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The German Fed has assigned the first skaters for the JGP


1. Junioren Grand Prix, Bangkok (THA), 23.08.-26.08.2023
Junior Women: Anna GREKUL
Junior Ice Dance: Alexia KRUK & Jan EISENHABER

2. Junioren Grand Prix, Linz (AUT), 30.08.-02.09.2023
Junior Women: Julia GRABOWSKI
Junior Men: Arthur MAI
Junior Ice Dance: Darya GRIMM & Michail SAVITSKIY
Junior Pairs: Aliyah ACKERMANN & Tobija HARMS*

3. Junioren Grand Prix, Istanbul (TUR), 06.09.-09.09.2023
Junior Women: Olesya RAY
Junior Men: Luca FÜNFER
Junior Ice Dance: Alexia KRUK & Jan EISENHABER
Junior Pairs: Sonja LÖWENHERZ & Robert LÖWENHERZ | Anastasia STEBLYANKA & Lukas GNEIDING

5. Junioren Grand Prix, Budapest, 20.-23.09.2023
Junior Ice Dance: Mia Lee MAYER & Davide CALDERARI
Junior Pairs: Aliyah ACKERMANN & Tobija HARMS*

6. Junioren Grand Prix, Danzig, 27.-30.09.2023
Junior Women, Junior Men: tbd
Junior Ice Dance: Darya GRIMM & Michail SAVITSKIY
Junior Pairs: Sonja LÖWENHERZ & Robert LÖWENHERZ | Anastasia STEBLYANKA & Lukas GNEIDING
aren't there 2 other pair teams they couldv'e sent. I mean Linz and Budapest are not too far away from Germany
 

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aren't there 2 other pair teams they couldv'e sent. I mean Linz and Budapest are not too far away from Germany
I saw on IG earlier this week that Salatzki/Roeseler plan on skating senior this season.

IIRC, they were, along with Ackermann/Harms and the Loewenherz subs, the only German Junior pairs teams last season.
 

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German test skates are happening this weekend. The DEU is posting clips on their IG story.


Really nice twist by Hase/Volodin as well as an interesting lift.
 

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I'm quite excited to see hopefully all 3 senior pairs at Nebelhorn (usually someone withdraws :lol:). Personally I wouldn't be suprised if Hase/Volodin have more potential even rather stort-term than Hocke/Kunkel. Their jumps and elements look strong and IMO Hocke/Kunkel seem to be stagnating a bit.

I also hope Starostin skates at Nebelhorn, he's so entertaining!

Senior ladies is practically non existent without Schott :scream: Maybe they'll let Hannah Keiss skate at Nebelhorn, she trains there after all.
 

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I'm quite excited to see hopefully all 3 senior pairs at Nebelhorn (usually someone withdraws :lol:). Personally I wouldn't be suprised if Hase/Volodin have more potential even rather stort-term than Hocke/Kunkel. Their jumps and elements look strong and IMO Hocke/Kunkel seem to be stagnating a bit.

I also hope Starostin skates at Nebelhorn, he's so entertaining!

Senior ladies is practically non existent without Schott :scream: Maybe they'll let Hannah Keiss skate at Nebelhorn, she trains there after all.
In my book Hase/Volodin look incredibly promising. They have everything! Cannot wait.

She even learned a back outside death spiral. Just remember that this element always was Aljona's superior element. Also Sui/Han saved the Gold in 2022 against the russians via the BoDs who only had lower based spirals.
 

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Minerva and Nikita made my day. This free skate is phenomenal. Absoluty wonderful.

What an outing.
 

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Current status of figure skating conditions in Chemnitz
From 2007 to 2014, figure skaters Aljona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won medals at the World Championships and the Olympic Games. They want to build on that. Not as a couple on the ice, but as a coach.

MDR SACHSENSPIEGEL
Mon 18.09. 2023
7:00 p.m
02:34 minutes
 

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Annika Hocke and Robert Kunkel: “We try to keep the bubble close” (November 7, 2023) by Anna Kellar:
Excerpt re. their current funding situation:
Robert confirmed that the situation is essentially the same. “We’re just here because we made a lot of arrangements, we look where we can earn something or organize something. Our club helps us out, Diamond Ice helps us out by doing funding or donations. We are luckily now invited to some shows…Then we had the Shanghai Trophy, we had the Grand Prix here where we got out with pretty good prize money. I mean after taxes and the federation 10% and all this stuff, it’s not the figure which is on the paper. But we’re safe for the season.”
“For us, it’s always a little sad,” Annika added. “We don’t want to blame [the federation] the whole time and pretend that they are doing nothing. Of course we are trying to make the situation better for ourselves, [and] we are also thinking of us a few years back. We want to make it better for everybody, and everybody’s in the same boat right now. It’s always a little difficult when you get hate back. It’s not like we try to just poke them and anger them [by speaking out], it’s really for a reason, and I hope someday maybe they will realize.”

ETA:
Jutta Müller passed away today, according to German media.
A GSD news thread has since been created:
 
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Hocke/Kunkel´s outing was disappointing this weekend. Like last season they skate worse and worse with every competition.

But still. Getting two German pairs into GPF is very likely. Hase/Volodin only needs to become second in Espoo and Osaka. (I even think they can win both.) Then the Final will be:

Stellato-Dudek/Deschamps
Pereira/Michaud
Ghildardi/Ambrosini
Hase/Volodin
Hocke/Kunkel
Pavlova/Sviatchenko or Conti/Macci
 

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Backstage interview of Minerva and Nikita at Nebelhorn trophy a month ago. And how they got together.


how they chose the free program Music is funny, I’m Team Nikita lol
 
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Does anyone have a link to a schedule for 2024 nationals here in Berlin?
see link above for further info
tickets are sold per day (you'll find link to eventim on DEU site)

Timetable
(closer to the event, it should be more detailed)

Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2023

17:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Nachwuchs Int. Eistanzen Pflichttanz
Nachwuchs Eistanzen Pflichttanz

Freitag, 15. Dezember 2023

14:00 – 17:35 Uhr
Nachwuchs Int. Eistanzen Kürtanz
Nachwuchs Eistanzen Kürtanz
Junioren Eistanzen Rhythm Dance
Nachwuchs Paarlaufen Kurzprogramm
Junioren Paarlaufen Kurzprogramm
Nachwuchs SYS Kür
Junioren SYS Kurzprogramm

18:00 – 21:45 Uhr
Offizielle Eröffnung
Meisterklasse Eistanzen Rhythm Dance
Meisterklasse Damen Kurzprogramm
Meisterklasse Paarlaufen Kurzprogramm
Meisterklasse Herren Kurzprogramm
Meisterklasse SYS Kurzprogramm

Samstag, 16. Dezember 2023

11:00 – 13:25 Uhr
Junioren Eistanzen Kürtanz
Nachwuchs Paarlaufen Kür
Junioren Paarlaufen Kür
Junioren SYS Kür

13:35 – 17:10 Uhr
Meisterklasse Eistanzen Kürtanz
Meisterklasse Herren Kür
Meisterklasse Damen Kür
Meisterklasse Paarlaufen Kür
Meisterklasse SYS Kür

ab 19:00 Uhr
Schaulaufen der SiegerInnen

Änderungen vorbehalten (Stand: 21.11.2023)
 

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see link above for further info
tickets are sold per day (you'll find link to eventim on DEU site)

Timetable
(closer to the event, it should be more detailed)

Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2023

17:00 – 18:00 Uhr
Nachwuchs Int. Eistanzen Pflichttanz
Nachwuchs Eistanzen Pflichttanz

Freitag, 15. Dezember 2023

14:00 – 17:35 Uhr
Nachwuchs Int. Eistanzen Kürtanz
Nachwuchs Eistanzen Kürtanz
Junioren Eistanzen Rhythm Dance
Nachwuchs Paarlaufen Kurzprogramm
Junioren Paarlaufen Kurzprogramm
Nachwuchs SYS Kür
Junioren SYS Kurzprogramm

18:00 – 21:45 Uhr
Offizielle Eröffnung
Meisterklasse Eistanzen Rhythm Dance
Meisterklasse Damen Kurzprogramm
Meisterklasse Paarlaufen Kurzprogramm
Meisterklasse Herren Kurzprogramm
Meisterklasse SYS Kurzprogramm

Samstag, 16. Dezember 2023

11:00 – 13:25 Uhr
Junioren Eistanzen Kürtanz
Nachwuchs Paarlaufen Kür
Junioren Paarlaufen Kür
Junioren SYS Kür

13:35 – 17:10 Uhr
Meisterklasse Eistanzen Kürtanz
Meisterklasse Herren Kür
Meisterklasse Damen Kür
Meisterklasse Paarlaufen Kür
Meisterklasse SYS Kür

ab 19:00 Uhr
Schaulaufen der SiegerInnen

Änderungen vorbehalten (Stand: 21.11.2023)
Thanks for this. I hope the pairs come as they are in Bejing the previous week.
 

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