New Partnership

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New Partnership

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:10 pm

This has been rumoured for a while but nothing was officially announced until after Lubov finished her contract on "Crystal". I'm looking forward to seeing them together on the ice :D

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Re: New Partnership

Post by kittykins » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:43 pm

happyheini wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:17 pm
Great News!!!!

https://skatecanada.ca/2019/03/lubov-il ... 4gt7kis1Y8
:o !!

Wow, they will be great together I'm sure!! I'm looking forward to it too!

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Post by Kevin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:29 pm

My goodness! I kept thinking I needed a longer time to watch Lubov skate, but I never imagined this particular partnership! I hope things work out well for them.

I have to say I'm a bit concerned with their coaching team. I don't see either of these skaters connecting with Julie Marcotte choreography (which is bound to happen), and I hope they keep other outside influences involved for style and line. The Gauthier/Marcotte school is definitely not renowned for artistry.......

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Post by kittykins » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:29 am

That's very interesting Kevin. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:43 pm

A Radio-Canada documentary (mainly in French) about Charlie, his search for a new partner and the early training of the new team: https://ici.radio-canada.ca/sports/podi ... cumentaire

This is geo-blocked outside Canada, I believe, but there is a YouTube alternative: https://youtu.be/QIiYJTKvLPA

They have a "press day" scheduled for the beginning of next week so there should be lots of news coming out after that.

I'm looking forward to seeing more!

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:15 am

Photos from Lubov & Charlie's first performance together, apparently at a local show in St-Pascal, QC are on her Instragram & Facebook pages.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvsleLTnmwY/

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Kevin » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:22 am

Gorgeous cinematography in this piece. I wish I could understand all of what they are saying, but from the footage in there, it does look like this could be a very formidable partnership!

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:05 pm

Some photos from their press day today are below. There are French stories posted online but I know of at least one English interview coming soon.

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Post by kittykins » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks for all the info. Elizabeth and Kevin. They look great! :mrgreen: It seems that they match each other better in body type as well...look more uniform somehow.

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:31 am

Here's the article/interview in English as promised - it goes with the photos provided above: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/201 ... beginning/

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Post by Judy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 pm

Thanks for the translation Elizabeth. Now I'm excited about this team. A Skate Canada in Kelowna assignment?. Let's hope.

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Post by Elizabeth » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:07 pm

Judy wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Thanks for the translation Elizabeth. Now I'm excited about this team. A Skate Canada in Kelowna assignment?. Let's hope.
It's not a translation, Judy - this one was actually written in English. There were several written in French.

I wouldn't be surprised that they would be assigned to Kelowna by Skate Canada.

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Kevin » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:49 am

Boy, am I ever relieved to learn who their choreography team will be! ;)

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:05 am

Kevin wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:49 am
Boy, am I ever relieved to learn who their choreography team will be! ;)
Somehow I thought you might be :D I think there are a lot of others who feel the same way.

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:06 pm

After withdrawing from the Minto Summer Skate, they made their debut at the Quebec Summer Championships earlier today. Here is their SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_13PxyA ... e=youtu.be

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Re: New Partnership

Post by Kevin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Hmmm.... I have been away and just got home and watched this. I want to be excited about this team, I really do. I was surprised how sloppy the basic pairs elements were (twist, throw, lift, spin). Both individual skaters have exquisite posture and line. Lubov's triple toe was, I think, the best one I've ever seen her do. What I am missing is the chemistry that was so apparent between she & Dylan, even at this same point in their partnership. I know it's still very early, but when I see how off-balance the simple overhead lift was, I am concerned. It does not seem like a natural fit to me. This one looks like work, and I hope they can find their groove. If they can bring their individual strengths together in the pairs elements, I think they have potential....but my gut says this will take a longer time to gel than even Moore-Towers/Marinaro have.

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Re: New Partnership

Post by fred » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:33 am

I think this shows promise. Their synchronicity, and lines... edges, all look good. Not perfect, but for a newly assembled Pair Team, they look good.

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