U.S. Ice Dancing is looking up
There are some interesting developments in the U.S. Ice Dancing scene. Jamie Silverstein is now paired with Ryan O'Meara, who was dumped by his partner of 2 years, Lydia Manon, who opted to skate with her boyfriend, Brandon Forsyth. Both pairs are coached by Igor Shpilband. We've got Tiffany Stiegler & Sergei Magerovskiy back and probably improving. And of course Denis & Melissa, Tanith & Ben.
How do you see this all playing out at Nationals in this all-important Olympic year? BTW, these pairs will be at Skate America:
Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto, USA
Jamie Silverstein & Ryan O'Meara, USA
Tiffany Stiegler & Sergei Magerovskiy, USA
I'm excited to hear that Jamie Silverstein has an ice dance partner! I thought she had the look of a champion, and, frankly, I had expected her and her former partner to be the next US champions. Maybe this new partnership will propel her to the top.
Originally Posted by RealtorGal
Tiffany Stiegler has had years of pairs skating experience with her brother, and she makes a beautiful appearance on the ice. Bravo to hear that her partnership with Magerovskiy is working out well.
Of course, without Belbin and Agosto, the US doesn't have a realistic chance to medal at the Olympics. Still, the future sounds brighter than it did a short while ago.
Thanks for the update!
O'Mearer has that suave sophisticated style - beautiful head positions, great carriage, impeccable footwork, joy in his skating. He would make an excellent ballroom dancer. Jamie has always had the potential to be a top ice dancer. Together they will be a very special team.