U.S. Ice Dance 2021-22 season news & updates

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2021-22 Team Envelopes for the ice dancers as of July 1, 2021 (2021 Nationals/Worlds placements included below):

TEAM A
Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue S1/W2
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

All 13 teams (except the 3 Novice teams in Team D) are listed currently in USFS' International Selection Pool (ISP).

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2021 Grand Prix assignments (originally published by the ISU on June 29):

Hubbell/Donohue: Skate America [#1], Cup of China [#3]
Chock/Bates: Skate America [#1], NHK Trophy [#4]
Carreira/Ponomarenko: Skate Canada [#2], Internationaux de France [#5]
Hawayek/Baker: NHK Trophy [#4], Rostelecom Cup [#6]
Green/Parsons: Skate Canada [#2], Cup of China [#3]
TBD spot: Skate America

JGP #1 in Courchevel, France, August 18-21, 2021: Wolfkostin/Chen (2nd spot not filled; there are currently 5 ISU Junior age-eligible teams listed in the ISP). ETA: Oona & Gage Brown are the only listed alternates for Couchevel #1.
 
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Re-posting here from the previous season's thread:
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).

Also available on YT (audio only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDIKMTxYCrw

midnightbluespodcast's post yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CRe0e__j0NX/
Nila interviewed 2019 Jr. National Champ Caroline Green where she dishes out her tricks to serving face on ice, her partnership with Michael Parsons, and her goals for the season. Wishing Caroline the best of luck as she and Michael go into the Olympic season!
They recently won the Pewter Medal at US Nationals and we will see them next at Lake Placid Invitational.
 

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IDC's Dallas Cannon Classic recap (first major ice dance club comp. of the summer):
Photo gallery (Senior to Juvenile): https://photos.ice-dance.com/2021-22/21DCC/

Fan Zone article by @clairecloutier:

MBOAM had the opportunity to sit down and interview American Ice Dancers Eva Pate and Logan Bye about their seasons as partners, including Eva's switch from solo dance and their creative and technical mindset going into their first nationals and first international competition of Skate American 2020. We were able to get insight into their 2021-2022 programs, including the history behind their choice of a "Bye, Bye, Bye" rhythm dance and "The Hunger Games" soundtrack Free Dance, as well as their mindset and goals going forward.
JGP #1 in Courchevel, France, August 18-21, 2021: Wolfkostin/Chen (2nd spot not filled; there are currently 5 ISU Junior age-eligible teams listed in the ISP).
USFS has assigned Oona & Gage Brown and Isabella Flores & Dimitry Tsarevski (the latter's Team USA & JGP debut) to the 2nd JGP in Courchevel, Aug. 25-28.
 

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U.S. teams scheduled to compete at the Lake Placid Ice Dance International in Norwood, Mass. (relocated this year due to ongoing construction in both the 1980 & 1932 rinks in Lake Placid, NY):

SENIOR (competing on Aug. 14 & 15)
Caroline Green and Michael Parsons (season debut here)
Molly Cesanek and Yehor Yehorov
Lorraine McNamara and Anton Spiridonov
Eva Pate and Logan Bye
Riona Harris and Tyler Vollmer (new; announced their partnership in April 2021: https://www.instagram.com/riona.tyler/)
Klara Kowar and TJ Carey (junior last season)
Livvy Shilling and Ryan O’Donnell (new; debut here)

Chesapeake Open Senior results from this past weekend (top 3 teams were C/Y, M/S, P/B): https://ijs.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2021/511689/CAT020SEG049.html

JUNIOR (competing on Aug. 12 & 13)
Isabella Flores and Dimitry Tsarevski [J4 at 2021 Nationals; assigned to consecutive JGPs #2 & 3]
Angela Ling and Caleb Wein [J5]
Leah Neset and Artem Markelov [J6] - new IDC article: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/neset-markelov-aim-for-the-jgp/
Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal [J8]
Vanessa Pham and Jonathan Rogers [J9]
Helena Carhart and Volodymyr Horovyi [N2 at Dance Final in Nov. 2019 behind the Peals] - added to ISP after Chesapeake Open
Caroline Mullen and Brendan Mullen [N3 in FD/virtual Championship Series]
Emma L’Esperance and Mika Amdour [N4]
Olivia Dietrich and Eduard Pylypenko [N7]
Madeline Freeman and Christian Bennett (new; teamed up in October 2020)
Rebecca Kerscher and Davis Ortonward (new; debuted at Broadmoor Open)
Romy Malcolm and Noah Lafornara (new; teamed up in late 2020)

Chesapeake Open Junior results: https://ijs.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2021/511689/CAT019SEG047.html
Top 2:
Oona Brown / Gage Brown, both SC of New York 62.12 (2) 94.69 (1) 156.81
Katarina Wolfkostin / Jeffrey Chen, both Peninsula SC 65.40 (1) 91.23 (2) 156.63
 
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2021 Lake Placid Ice Dance International SENIOR results of the 6 U.S. teams:
GOLD Caroline GREEN / Michael PARSONS, USA 65.78 (2) 109.20 (1) 174.98
BRONZE Molly CESANEK / Yehor YEHOROV, USA 65.10 (4) 101.02 (3) 166.12
5 Eva PATE / Logan BYE, USA 65.24 (3) 94.63 (5) 159.87
7 Lorraine MCNAMARA / Anton SPIRIDONOV, USA 62.97 (6) 92.15 (8) 155.12
15 Klara KOWAR / TJ CAREY, USA 44.95 (15) 65.47 (15) 110.42
16 Riona HARRIS / Tyler VOLLMER, USA 30.64 (17) 37.64 (16) 68.28
Livvy SHILLING / Ryan O'DONNELL, USA 43.86 (16th in RD)

Michael Parsons's post-comp. post with photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSrznwjlsEV/
First competition of the season was a success!! A big thank you to everyone who came out to watch, and to scboston for a wonderful event!! Here’s to a great upcoming season for everyone 🙏🤙
Caroline Green's post-comp. post with photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSsSW_YLSfy/
Lake Placid Ice Dance International💫

Thank you to @skatingclubbos for hosting such a wonderful event. Excited to see what the rest of this season has in store!
Both posted this:

RD: “Rhythm Nation” - Janet Jackson
Choreo: Jimmie Manners, Elena Novak, Alexei Kiliakov
Costumes: @feelingmathieucaron

FD: “Esoconcerto” - Ezio Bosso
Arranged by: @sk8mixhugo
Choreo: @michaelap95 @caroline.g_103 Elena Novak, Alexei Kiliakov
Costumes: @feelingmathieucaron
Video captured from the livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKrwO10oqAA
Tweeted photo & quotes after their FD debut: https://twitter.com/fsonline/status/1427007789554094088
Green/Parsons on FD: "We wanted to create a program that was a piece of art and something that no other team can do. Not only so we can progress as a team, but to progress the sport. It's a leap of faith."

Green: "We took inspiration from modern dance, Martha Graham in particular."

2021 Lake Placid Ice Dance International JUNIOR results of the 8 U.S. teams:
GOLD Isabella FLORES / Dimitry TSAREVSKI, USA 60.28 (1) 90.81 (1) 151.09
SILVER Angela LING / Caleb WEIN, USA 56.88 (2) 83.02 (3) 139.90
BRONZE Leah NESET / Artem MARKELOV, USA 50.84 (4) 84.46 (2) 135.30
4 Helena CARHART / Volodymyr HOROVYI, USA 52.70 (3) 78.87 (4) 131.57
5 Elliana PEAL / Ethan PEAL, USA 49.92 (5) 65.67 (7) 115.59
7 Caroline MULLEN / Brendan MULLEN, USA 42.85 (8) 69.23 (5) 112.08
8 Rebecca KERSCHER / Davis ORTONWARD, USA 42.76 (9) 61.44 (8) 104.20
9 Madeline FREEMAN / Christian BENNETT, USA 37.52 (10) 52.11 (9) 89.63
 
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Listed on the ISU website for Lombardia Trophy (Sept. 10-12 in Bergamo, Italy), the 1st Challenger Series dance event of the season (eta that USFS' International Assignments page is updated now & confirms these assignments):
Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO
Molly CESANEK / Yehor YEHOROV

Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen compete their RD tomorrow (Thursday) at the first JGP in Courchevel, France.

Added to the ISP before LPIDI:
Helena Carhart and Volodymyr Horovyi
Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal
(they join the Browns, Flores/Tsarevski, Ling/Wein, Neset/Markelov & Wolfkostin/Chen as the 7 ISU Junior age-eligible teams now)

ETA:

JGP #3 in Kosice, Slovakia: Isabella Flores/Dimitry Tsarevski are still listed on USFS' International Assignments page as of Aug. 18 but are no longer listed in the ISU ice dance entry list.

JGP #4 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia: Angela Ling/Caleb Wein and Leah Neset/Artem Markelov are confirmed on USFS' website - this will the JGP debut for both teams.
 
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Listed on the ISU website for Lombardia Trophy (Sept. 10-12 in Bergamo, Italy), the 1st Challenger Series dance event of the season (eta that USFS' International Assignments page is updated now & confirms these assignments):
Christina CARREIRA / Anthony PONOMARENKO
Molly CESANEK / Yehor YEHOROV

Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen compete their RD tomorrow (Thursday) at the first JGP in Courchevel, France.

Added to the ISP before LPIDI:
Helena Carhart and Volodymyr Horovyi
Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal
(they join the Browns, Flores/Tsarevski, Ling/Wein, Neset/Markelov & Wolfkostin/Chen as the 7 ISU Junior age-eligible teams now)

ETA:

JGP #3 in Kosice, Slovakia: Isabella Flores/Dimitry Tsarevski are still listed on USFS' International Assignments page as of Aug. 18 but are no longer listed in the ISU ice dance entry list.

JGP #4 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia: Angela Ling/Caleb Wein and Leah Neset/Artem Markelov are confirmed on USFS' website - this will the JGP debut for both teams.
Congrats to Flores/Tsarevski at LPIDI. Looking forward to Ling/Wein and Neset/Markelov's debuts in Russia. N/M and F/T have both been improving quickly. Great energy.
 

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In four years -- if they all stay healthy and stay together -- Carreira/Ponomarenko, Green/Parsons, Wolfkostin/Chen, and the Browns will all be fighting to get to the Olympics, and I will be going bonkers because I like them all so much!
 

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Congrats to Flores/Tsarevski at LPIDI. Looking forward to Ling/Wein and Neset/Markelov's debuts in Russia. N/M and F/T have both been improving quickly. Great energy.
I really like the vibes given off by Bella/Dima. Undecided about the revamped C/P but I am open to pleasant surprises.
 

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In four years -- if they all stay healthy and stay together -- Carreira/Ponomarenko, Green/Parsons, Wolfkostin/Chen, and the Browns will all be fighting to get to the Olympics, and I will be going bonkers because I like them all so much!
Thank God we need some new blood no offense to C/B but Evan has already been to 3 Olympics and H/D have been around for about a decade too.
 

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In four years -- if they all stay healthy and stay together -- Carreira/Ponomarenko, Green/Parsons, Wolfkostin/Chen, and the Browns will all be fighting to get to the Olympics, and I will be going bonkers because I like them all so much!
If Avonlea and Smirnov are a success ,they’d have citizenship issues which is only reason I wouldn’t include them in that list. On paper it’s a great pairing.
 

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SENIOR DANCE - Summer 2021 Top Total Scores
Caroline Green/Michael Parsons 174
Molly Cesanek/Yehor Yehorov 174
Lorraine McNamara/Anton Spiridonov 163
Eva Pate/Logan Bye 159
Klara Kowar/TJ Carey 120
Hilary Asher/Dmitriy Bogomol 117
Cara Murphy/Joshua Levitt 97
Sophia Domonoske/Thomas Schwappach 95
Riona Harris/Tyler Vollmer 68
 

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New assignments published as of August 23: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...22-international-assignments-and-results.aspx

U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Norwood, Massachusetts (Sept. 15-18, 2021):
Hubbell/Donohue (season debut)
Hawayek/Baker (season debut)
McNamara/Spiridonov
Pate/Bye

CS Autumn Classic International in Pierrefonds, Quebec (Sept. 16-18, 2021):
Green/Parsons

JGP #5 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (Sept. 22-25, 2021):
Wolfkostin/Chen

Note: Flores/Tsarevski, who will make their JGP debut in Courchevel this week, currently still are listed for JGP #3 on USFS' Assignments page even though thir names have been removed from the ISU entries list.
 

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I'd guess that the USFS/their team wants to keep them separate from Hubbell & Donohue and Gilles & Poirier as much as possible before their Grand Prix matchups.
I agree, though other possible Senior B events will force them to travel to Europe. It won't be Lombardia so it will either be Nebelhorn or Finlandia (my money is on Finlandia, probably together with P/C assuming they won't do ACI).
 

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I wonder if C/B are pacing themselves.

The Shibs also stopped doing Senior Bs after their 2015-2016 season. The season prior to that, they did two (one was Ice Challenge which took place shortly after their Cup of China appearance and shortly before the GPF) and in their 2015-16 "comeback" season, they did Nepela (where their fans got scared after their third place showing there before their revival happened - starting with Skate Canada). After that, they just didn't bother with senior Bs anymore going with another strategy instead.
 

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Chock/Bates just spent this past weekend in beautiful Sun Valley performing in a show (I posted links in their fan thread yesterday).

Fan Zone article by @clairecloutier on Isabella Flores and Dimitry Tsarevski who will make their JGP debut this week in Courchevel (2):
 

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