More coaching changes afoot....

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More coaching changes afoot....

Post by Elizabeth » Tue May 08, 2018 8:25 am

With the Olympics of 2018 now history and several seasons ahead in which to build for those of 2022, there are not only retirements being announced but coaching changes happening. Yesterday we had the confirmation of Medvedeva's move to Toronto. There are more international changes afoot.

Although it has not yet been officially announced, multiple sources are confirming that Chock & Bates of the US are moving from their long-time coach, Igor Shpilband, to train with "Team Gadbois" - Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon. They had previously been with the coaching team of Igor and Marina Zueva but followed Igor when that split happened

It was announced earlier that another US dance team was moving to Gadbois - Hawayek & Baker - joining Hubbell & Donahue who have been there for several years.

Long-time coaching/choreography partners (and one-time spouses) Angelika Krylova & Pasquale Camerlengo have split with Angelika returning to Russia. There have been several announcements of Russian teams moving to her new location there. In the meantime, it appears that Pasquale will be teaming up with Igor Shpilband in the Detroit area.

There are also apparently some changes happening within China as they prepare to try to "dominate" the Olympics they will host in 2022. It appears that Boyang Jin may be joining Brian Orser's group and that some pairs and dance teams may be re-forming.

Teenager Marin Honda from Japan is moving to the US to train with Rafael Arutunian.

Stay tuned....

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by happyheini » Tue May 08, 2018 5:05 pm

Wow, a lot of revolving doors... it looks like most promising skaters, dancers and teams will be coached in Canada by either Dubreuil/Luzon or Brian Orser. I hope our Canadian skaters will be able to keep up with all these changes.

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by fred » Wed May 09, 2018 8:11 am

It looks like it'll be a busy 4 years for Brian Orser. When you're the best, everybody wants you.

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by Elizabeth » Mon May 14, 2018 1:28 pm

Another announcement came today - this one out of the USA. Beginning this summer the US pairs team (& married couple) Alexa Simeca-Knierem & Chris Knierim will be training in Oberstdorf, Germany, coached by Aljona Savchenko and her coaching team (Alexander König and Jean-Francois Ballester) while spending part of their time in the greater Chicago area.

http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id ... type=media

According to a tweet directly from Alexa and Chris, Aljona will travel to the US to be with them when they are training in Chicago.

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by Elizabeth » Tue May 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Today's coaching news, from Russian media - world silver medalists Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov have left Nina Mozer and will be coached by 2014 Olympic gold medalist Maxim Trankov.

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by happyheini » Tue May 15, 2018 6:55 pm

good move I think.

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by Elizabeth » Wed May 16, 2018 7:00 pm

More on the Tarasova-Morosov coaching situation as well as for other pairs in Nina Mozer's camp: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/trankov-app ... zov-coach/

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by Elizabeth » Fri May 25, 2018 9:11 pm

I posted above
Although it has not yet been officially announced, multiple sources are confirming that Chock & Bates of the US are moving from their long-time coach, Igor Shpilband, to train with "Team Gadbois" - Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon. They had previously been with the coaching team of Igor and Marina Zueva but followed Igor when that split happened
Well, it is now official: http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id ... type=media
Chock and Bates will join the American duos of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker in Montreal.
It is rather interesting that, with the Shibutanis taking at least a year off, the top 3 US teams will all be training in the same place

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Re: More coaching changes afoot....

Post by fred » Sat May 26, 2018 6:58 am

It's nice that they respect Marie-France & Patrice so much. I'm sure they won't regret it.

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