U.S. Ice Dance 2020-21 season news & updates

tuttifrutti78

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And Kolesnik has recently tried to get a Russian girl to leave her partnership. Russian federation would not allow the breakup
 

Colonel Green

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He gave an interview immediately after the breakup about his intent to look overseas. And has posted on Instagram story of his ability to skate for Russia based on his mother’s genealogy
And Kolesnik has recently tried to get a Russian girl to leave her partnership. Russian federation would not allow the breakup
Contemplating recruiting a partner from overseas isn't the same thing as switching countries.

Moreover, if your latter anecdote is correct, he wouldn't have been planning on switching countries. RusFed can't stop a skater from switching partners if they want to, unless they're seeking a release.
 

tuttifrutti78

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Contemplating recruiting a partner from overseas isn't the same thing as switching countries.

Moreover, if your latter anecdote is correct, he wouldn't have been planning on switching countries. RusFed can't stop a skater from switching partners if they want to, unless they're seeking a release.
I understand your skepticism but at this level, Russian fed can withhold their support. And the parties involved are well connected
 

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There's nothing surprising about a young ice dancer who has lost a partner being open to skating with a talented athlete from another country.

Vadym would or will need a release, no? (And typically, they are long in coming if you have medaled at Junior Worlds). He's young enough. He could do this & commit the time.

Not every prospective young partner might be willing to wait. I wish Avonley & Vadym both the best. Both wonderful young ice dancers and I will miss their partnership.
 

Sylvia

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Grand Prix assignments were announced today - 5 teams were given 2 GPs each with 1 TBD:

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue: Skate America [#1], Cup of China [#3]
Madison Chock and Evan Bates: Skate America [#1], NHK Trophy [#4]
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker: NHK Trophy [#4], Rostelecom Cup [#6]
Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko: Skate Canada [#2], Internationaux de France [#5]
Caroline Green and Michael Parsons: Skate Canada [#2], Cup of China [#3]

Skate America TBD: Molly Cesanek/Yehor Yehorov (5th at Nationals & Skate America) or Lorraine McNamara/Anton Spiridonov (6th at Nationals & Skate America)? Eva Pate/Logan Bye are the 8th senior team currently listed in the ISP.

ETA: I plan to start the 2021-22 season thread after the team envelopes are published by USFS or when the entries are publicly known for the first major ice dance club competition -- Dallas Cannon Classic, July 9-11.
 
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Sylvia

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These are the 6 ISU Junior age-eligible teams currently listed in the ISP [as of April 19, 2021]:
Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen [J1 at 2021 Nationals]
Oona Brown and Gage Brown [J2]
Katarina DelCamp and Ian Somerville [J3]
Isabella Flores and Dimitry Tsarevski [J4]
Angela Ling and Caleb Wein [J5]
Elizabeth Tkachenko and Alexei Kiliakov [J7]
Posted on May 31:
Leah Neset and Artem Markelov [J6] were added to the ISP recently
As of today (July 1), Katarina DelCamp and Ian Somerville [J3] and Elizabeth Tkachenko and Alexei Kiliakov [J7] are no longer listed in the ISP. DelCamp/Somerville qualified for the Team C envelope based on their Nationals placement in Junior (3rd) but they are not listed.

2021-22 Team Envelopes for the ice dancers as of July 1, 2021:

TEAM A
Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue S1/W2 [qualify for Tier A-1 for being national champions & world medalists]
Madison Chock & Evan Bates S2/W4
Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker S3/W9

TEAM B
Christina Carreira & Anthony Ponomarenko [Worlds first alternate]
Caroline Green & Michael Parsons S4
Molly Cesanek & Yehor Yehorov S5
Lorraine McNamara & Anton Spiridonov S6

TEAM C
Eva Pate & Logan Bye S7
Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen J1
Oona Brown & Gage Brown J2

TEAM D
Isabella Flores & Dimitry Tsarevski J4
Angela Ling & Caleb Wein J5
Leah Neset & Artem Markelov J6
Anabelle Larson & Lucas Appel N1
Olivia Ilin & Dylan Cain N2
Caroline Mullen & Brendan Mullen N3
 
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Sylvia

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I have yet to see any public/social media announcements from either DelCamp/Somerville or Tkachenko/Kiliakov (eta link to their joint IG - most recent post on June 11): https://www.instagram.com/tkachenkokiliakov/

Katarina Wolfkostin posted yesterday that she & Jeffrey Chen will make their season debut next week at Dallas Cannon Classic: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1UtrSriSv/

The Browns' joint Instagram (thebrownsofficial_) is doing a Q&A in their stories right now and have replied that their program music is "How Ya Like Me Now" (RD) and Muse (FD) - also to be debuted in Dallas next week.
 
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Sylvia

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Thanks to @platniumangel for posting the link to the Dallas Cannon Classic starting orders/results page in the Kiss & Cry section here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...fying-competitions.108356/page-3#post-6018726

New team listed in Senior: Hilary Asher (9th at 2021 Nationals in Senior with Ryan O'Donnell) and Dmitriy Bogomol, 21, who previously competed at 2018 U.S. Nationals in Novice with Maxine Weatherby (ETA that his IPS profile says he's based in Coral Springs, Florida with John Kerr's group).

New team listed in Junior: Kristina Bland and Matthew Sperry
He's a member of the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team, according to this local Virginia article, and previously competed with Zoe Sensenbrenner at the Novice level.
Bland previously won the Intermediate event at the 2020 U.S. Dance Final with Gabe Francis.
 
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Caroline Green was interviewed on the Midnight Blues & Other Musings podcast. She said her and Michael's first competition this season will be the Lake Placid International (in Norwood, MA this season).

 

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