Today is Timothy’s birthday so it’s possible they chose not to go to spend it with loved ones.
I've been thinking about how solo dance would be more fun. I'd love to see mixed pairs, but comparing M/F vs M/M vs F/F would require different scorings, just due to inherent physical strengths, so I don't want to think that hard.It seems to be a worldwide problem. Makes one wonder if eventually Pairs will be folded into Dance…40+ years from now. New combined discipline?
I didn't see shan's post in this thread last month and copied out Smirnova/Siianytsia's full post (for those without IG) here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...to-other-countries.107351/page-5#post-6252409IG post about this past season from Smirnova/Siianytsia.
Nastyia and Danil on Instagram: "Our 2022 Season We tested positive for Covid and Danil was very ill for weeks.We had to withdraw from the US Championships, where we had hoped to be on the podium as first year Seniors. We were so well trained and reaNastyia and Danil shared a post on Instagram: "Our 2022 Season We tested positive for Covid and Danil was very ill for weeks.We had to withdraw from the US Championships, where we had hoped to be on the podium as first year Seniors. We were so well trained and ready. This was a devastating blow...www.instagram.com
What an incredibly challenging season for them. I'm so glad they got to see some of their family after Jr Worlds! I hope Danil's health continues to improve as they look to next season.
@mtnskater did you end up going to Calalang/Johnson's farewell show in CO? Jessica's post a week ago with photos of them: https://www.instagram.com/p/CdCky4drmCO/^^Thanks Sylvia!! I will plan to attend for sure.
1 week since our last performance
This show will forever hold a special place in my heart. The audience was amazing all 4 shows. They felt our emotions - (well, my excessive emotions) especially during the last show on Sunday. We are very honored that we were invited to the 50th anniversary of @showtimeonice ⛸ Thank you for living out last moments together in the ice. The show was incredible!!. I will miss flying across the ice with this dude
It is hard for me a judge potential based on one thrown together program but it was decently done for two weeks together I would think. Mitrofanov looked more animated than usual and Collier landed a triple toe +some playful choreography... I'm not mad about that!Collier/Mitrofanov appear to have a great amount of potential from that video. Excited to see how things progress!
Cross-posting from the Pairs Discussion thread:[listed on IPS in March 2022] Grace Hanns, 22 in May (S8 in 2021 with Jim Garbutt)
And here is Hanns' post today, officially partnered with Danny Neudecker (he and Sasha Fakhroutdinov split recently): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdd3hWzrUxc/Grace Hanns updated her IPS profile after she returned from France
That is interesting! Where did she compete? I can find very little information about her skating career.^^^ Hazel Collier has landed clean 3Lz+3T combos in competition.
@clairecloutier spoke with Alexa & Brandon before the 4/30/22 Boston SOI show:
Refer to my post about Hazel Collier here : https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...ws-updates-part-x.108528/page-23#post-6231823That is interesting! Where did she compete? I can find very little information about her skating career.
Since I belatedly posted the 3 other discipline award winners today... Ashley & Timothy won the PSA's Pairs "Best Performance" award at 2022 Nationals (for the second time - they previously won in 2019 for the same program) - the Professional Skaters Association published a press release back on April 14, 2022 ("The award is based on the "total performance" with an eye to costuming, presentation, music selection, choreography, style, and technique."):
Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc — Championship Pairs Free Skate Program
PSA Coaches – Peter Cain, Darlene Cain, Nina Mozer
Choreographer – Pasquale Camerlengo
Music Selection – "Dance For Me Wallace" and "Charms" from the W.E. soundtrack
Costume Design – Denise Freye, Darlene Cain
She picked up the award in person at USFS' Governing Council meeting last month: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc_DEu1LJcA/
All of her Instagram posts of her husband have been eliminated. Also, on Twitter, she is listed simply as Ashley Cain.Ashley is the Gribble.
ETA: I didn't say earlier, but it's notable that Ashley apparently was off the ice for a full two months after Worlds. As usual, she's been very attentive to doctor's orders.
Sounds pretty acrimonious. A friend pointed out his absence during Worlds and I went out to her IG account. At that time, there were 1400 postings including him.
Yes he was. She posted them on vacation.I thought he was in her Instagram posts/stories from vacation after worlds, but could be remembering wrong. Either way, breakups don’t always follow a linear timeline, so who knows.
I hope Ashley is doing well. She seems to have a great support system in her parents, but the last few months have obviously been… a lot.
Yesterday was "Coach Danny" O'Shea's last day at Great Park Ice, per GPI's reposting of a skater mom's appreciative Instastory.
What looked like a heartfelt good-bye party was held outside, with a big "We'll Miss You, Danny!" photo banner, balloons, food, etc. No doubt he is well-loved by his young students.