Caroline says Sondra Holmes has been her jumps coach (and she was her main coach up until Li took over, wasn't she?), but that now she's looking out for a new jumps and footwork coach (about time!) -- but no talk of leaving Li as her main coach. She also said that she's going to work on her speed, and on fixing her flip and lutz, in the off-season. And she said she's been stroking with the pairs guys in the rink to gain some speed (also she's been practicing SBS jumps and the throw 2R for fun, I hope she's just doing it for fun until she can go no farther with her singles career, as I think she still have a lot of room for improvement!).
Originally Posted by Groshkova
As for Worlds, if she's still feeling disappointed, she's hiding it for now. She seems her usual upbeat self, joking around... I mean, she has to keep practicing anyway as the first alternate, right? So it's not like she can just forget about it and take a vacation or go off to a skate summer camp or something. But she fights back strong when she's down (as at JW this year), so hopefully missing out on world's this year will make her super serious about fixing her jumps and speed problems in the off season! I would *love* for her to turn up at competitions looking as fit and ready as Joannie Rochette has this season -- when you're that well trained, it totally shows, and it allows you to be mentally relaxed/strong, too.
Yes, Caroline is the first alternate. It is her responsability to keep her mule-kick in top form. I wonder if she will do any Stars on Ice shows. I may have to smuggle in my Nikon SLR and telephoto lens.
I don't know about Caroline and SOI. I would think that Alissa or Rachael might get invited to perform since they are competing at Worlds. We will have to wait and see.
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
Off topic-B/A and, Evan will be joining the tour (after Worlds) for the six shows in the eastern states and I believe Kimmie will also be performing at those stops..
Sorry, I've been wondering for a while, do you know Caroline? Live near her or something? If so, I'm insanely jealous.
Originally Posted by feraina
How do the skaters who get to join COI tour get chosen? It's obviously a great opportunity and a chance for local audiences to support skaters.
At the rink. Again.
COI is defunct, there is only SOI and they are signed to contract
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