Which means they would be eligible for Worlds, but not 4CCs (assuming they finished 2nd or 3rd at US Nats - which I don't think is a given by any stretch).Skoptcova/Aleshin have indeed retired, and even if Davis/Smolkin do switch to representing the US the minimum time the ISU requires them to be out of competition would mean they can’t represent them internationally until a year after the Olympics.
Last I had read, Skoptcova was still open to continuing but Aleshin was done.
Georgian dancers Maria Kazakova and Georgy Revia had a very busy season: they made their debuts at the Olympic Games and the World Championships. Back in the fall, everything was in question, as the skaters missed the previous season due to injury. The whole team had to get the quota at the last moment. As a result, the Olympics (19th place) became the first experience for the coaching staff - Denis Samokhin and Maria Borovikova, with whom the duet trained from the very beginning of its existence.
Recently, Maria and Georgy staged a new free dance, but the main event for them in the off-season is moving to Europe. Also, Russian-born figure skaters are actively learning the Georgian language with the help of teammates Nika Egadze and Luka Berulava, who have lived in Georgia for a long time.
"Match TV" discussed with the dancers their plans for the future and remembered the Olympics in Beijing.
I.AM made Adrian's new job official today: https://twitter.com/montreal_ice/status/1539972235670069249Yes, in the IG Live that she and Madi C did for SOI on Friday night (posted on SOI IG), it was mentioned that Madi H would be moving to London, Ontario and coaching, so we can probably assume she and Adrian will be working alongside Scott.
Who is really besides P/C and my sentimental favourites S/D (retired) and at times FB/S?
Sort of an odd announcement -- Adrian was part of the first ice dance team to represent Spain at the Olympics, right? It's not like he was there just by himself. I think something was lost in translation.I.AM made Adrian's new job official today: https://twitter.com/montreal_ice/status/1539972235670069249
Yeah, their material isn't good, but people sometimes talk like their skating skills are novice level or something. I mean they are pretty mid-range senior level skaters. They're not amazing, but they're not the worst skaters I've seen. Some good choreo could do wonders for them.Their FD last season was just awful. Awful. And the nonsense Igor had planned this year had Eteri in a tizzy. So he had to go. Periodt.
I found her very lose and sloppy. I did not mind him so much although I did not see as strong leading as most of the top dance males normally do. Wonder what Igor has planed for them.
The rumor is that Davis & Smolkin are no longer with Igor.Wonder what Igor has planed for them.
I would assume that Grigory had already been released by RusFed since he and Avonley were able to compete at a qualifying competition and were slated to compete at US Nationals. But that could be wrong.There's a clip of Zingas and Kolesnik's RD from the Chesapeake Open today in the U.S. Dance thread if anyone wants to see it.
They are with Igor, right? It's interesting that they went to the Chesapeake Open, and no sign of Avonley. We've had no updates on her & Smirnov since they pulled out of Nationals. (Do they exist? Do they not exist? Is he still injured? Is the current state of Russian politics a problem for his release? Or was he already released? Inquiring minds what to know).
The rumor is that Davis & Smolkin are no longer with Igor.