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    Ilia Kulik news

    Now it is official that Ilia (and his family) has moved to East coast:

    http://pub36.ezboard.com/fkulikskrew...icID=368.topic

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    >Ilia has moved to the East Coast and is skating at the Newington rink. His practice schedule isn't consistent from day to day right now but he said that when he can get it there he will designate some "open practices" so that people who would like to drop in, can. I think that's just super and it has been a long time since we've been invited to open practices. By the way - his idea completely. >

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    Last edited by Jaana; 09-09-2003 at 08:07 AM.

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    What's the latest with his acting career?

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    I don´t know anything else about his acting career than that he appeared in the movie "Center Stage". I doubt that he has been trying to pursue that career more. At least his fans hoped that he would concentrate on skating, especially as he already has that career where he is extremely talented.

    Anyway, I got the impression that Ilia moved to California because he liked the climate and the activities he was able to do there during the whole year. Especially the climate as it was different to that of an ice rink, LOL. My guess is that as a man with a family he probably has other values or goals now.

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    It would also make sense that Katia would want to be near her parents, and would want both her daughters to have the benefit of being with their grandparents.

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    Originally posted by Ptichka
    It would also make sense that Katia would want to be near her parents, and would want both her daughters to have the benefit of being with their grandparents.
    Well, another set of grandparents also exists, LOL...

    Anyway, I have understood from Katia´s book that she rather liked living in Connecticut and does not enjoy the heat so much. Maybe also one of the reasons for their move is the ice rink.

    Marjaana

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    Re: Ilia Kulik news

    Jaana, thanks for the information.

    Hopefully with all those wonderful skaters here the coming winter won't be as gloomy.

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    Yes, lots of skaters training on the East coast... Will you have plenty of snow in the winter?

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    Interesting news! Thanks, Jaana! Well, the Newington/Simsbury aera has all reasons to be proud now of having so many great skaters there!

    Anke

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    And the people FROM Connecticut have even more reason to be proud of their skaters!


    Yay Connecticut!

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    Yay, Connecticut..., skating fans there can feel very happy indeed.

    And Marlboro MA is not far away, where Ilia trained in 1996-1996, preparing for the Nagano Olympics. Maybe some "old" fans from that area too are able to visit the Newington rink when there will be info that he is having those open practices?

    Marjaana

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    Originally posted by Jaana
    Yes, lots of skaters training on the East coast... Will you have plenty of snow in the winter?
    Last winter was OK (not too much snow, but enough), the one before it was very light, but I've read this one is going to be really cold, lots of snow, etc. We'll have to wait and see.

    Btw, as for Marlboro/Marlborough (it's Marlborough on the city sign, and Marlboro on the road signs ) there's a big, um... flag kind of thing with his name ("It was home for the Olympic champion Ilia Kulik" -- or something like that) above one of the rinks there, and his pictures are on the walls in the halls. It's almost as if he has never left.

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    Thanks for the info, Windspirit! Let´s hope that they are not right about the coming winter, LOL...

    WOW, great that the rink still remember him! Would be wonderful to see those pictures on the wall there!

    Marjaana
    Last edited by Jaana; 09-10-2003 at 02:52 PM.

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    Thanks for the news, Jaana. In the complete link it sort of alluded to Ilia's skating obligations. If he's not doing SOI (their loss absolutely! I like Todd Eldredge, but Ilia he ain't), where will he be performing during the coming season?

    My only other question besides that is: When is the next train from NYC to Newington?! Open practices sound worth the trip!
    Rgirl

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    Ilia Events

    All of Ilia's confirmed appearances are always listed on the home page of Kulik's Krew (www.kuliks-krew.com), right hand column. As he confirms events, they go right up so you might want to consult it now and then.

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    And before Ilia events are confirmed and appear on the official website, here one can find info:

    http://pub36.ezboard.com/fkulikskrewonlinefrm8

    Yes, Rgirl, open practices sounds really great!

    Marjaana
    Last edited by Jaana; 09-10-2003 at 11:05 PM.

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