It was recently announced that ice dance coach Igor Shpilband will be leaving the Detroit Skating Club, to take up a post at another skating club in the Detroit area (the Arctic Ice Arena in Canton, MI.) Nine dance teams -- including Belbin and Agosto and Wing and Lowe -- will be making the move with him.
It seems like the DSC, one-time home of Tara Lipinski and Todd Eldredge, is falling on hard times. Quite a few people have left, skaters and coaches, and most of the elite skaters in the Detroit area train elsewhere (such as Eldredge, Sato and Dungeon, Ryan Jahnke, Jenny Kirk).
According to the newspaper account, Shpilband left because the club fired his assistant, choreographer Marina Zoueva.