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    Frank Carroll changing rinks

    A member of the board of the FSC that opperates from Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo announced that Frank is leaving the rink after thier annual summer camp. He will be working out of a brand new rink currently being built in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs where he has a retirment home. I am worried that many of his current studnets including Mirai will be unable to follow him there. Mirai is still young to live on her own and with he parent's business a move would be out of the question. And yes, it is too far to commute every day( those who don't live in the socal area).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    A member of the board of the FSC that opperates from Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo announced that Frank is leaving the rink after thier annual summer camp. He will be working out of a brand new rink currently being built in Cathedral City, near Palm Springs where he has a retirment home. I am worried that many of his current studnets including Mirai will be unable to follow him there. Mirai is still young to live on her own and with he parent's business a move would be out of the question. And yes, it is too far to commute every day( those who don't live in the socal area).
    I read something about this earlier today. It did say the new rink won't be open for a while and that Frank will be working at Lake Arrowhead until the new rink opens.

    I guess he has discussed this with Mirai and her family and I sure hope something can be worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    I guess he has discussed this with Mirai and her family and I sure hope something can be worked out.
    This is unexpected news, and a worrisome one. I certainly hope something can be worked out for the next season at the very least. I feel Frank is a critical component in the next year or two for Mirai.

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    How far is it from her house to lake arrowhead? When i used to live in Pasadena, I been to Lake Arrowhead once.. I thought it took forever to get there.. There is no way Mirai can commute every day to Lake Arrowhead.. I can't think of any other coaches for Mirai right now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    How far is it from her house to lake arrowhead? When i used to live in Pasadena, I been to Lake Arrowhead once.. I thought it took forever to get there.. There is no way Mirai can commute every day to Lake Arrowhead.. I can't think of any other coaches for Mirai right now..
    about 2 hours. Everything was going so well I thought Mirai and Frank were going to be together forever. I really don't want to see Mirai change coaches, Frank has been perfect for her in my opinion and this is only the begining. I really hope that they can work something out.

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    wow this is not great news :( Im hoping Mirai & her family can work something out where she can still train with Frank. I think he has helped her out alot this past year and was looking forward to great things in thier pairing.

    Yeah I have to agree Lake Arrowhead is a trek. Who am I kidding, El Segundo & Artesia were too far for me to go to skate when I lived in Pasadena. I was only willing to go to the rink in Pasadena or Burbank to get coached. I know I am ridiculous, but if it wasnt in my bubble I didnt care to go. LOL

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    how far of a drive is it hours wise? Whenever I drive through SoCal I'm amazed at how close things are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    how far of a drive is it hours wise? Whenever I drive through SoCal I'm amazed at how close things are.
    It may be short distance wise but with LA traffic any commute turns into a whole morning affair. The freeway you would take out to Arrowhead/Palm Spings is backed up with commuters coming into the city in the mornings, so Mirai would he going in the opposite direction, but still we are looking at about 2 hours. Not impossible, but very difficult and going to high school would be impossible. Maybe she will work with Christa Fassi and Ken Congemi on the weekdays and go out to Frank on the weekends?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    It may be short distance wise but with LA traffic any commute turns into a whole morning affair. The freeway you would take out to Arrowhead/Palm Spings is backed up with commuters coming into the city in the mornings, so Mirai would he going in the opposite direction, but still we are looking at about 2 hours. Not impossible, but very difficult and going to high school would be impossible. Maybe she will work with Christa Fassi and Ken Congemi on the weekdays and go out to Frank on the weekends?
    Mirai doesn't go to school anymore, she takes her courses online through connections academy so at least she won't have to worry about getting back for school. She already drives to El Segundo to train and that isn't exactly close either. I tend to think if she wants to continue to train with Frank she'll likely rent an apartment out in Lake Arrowhead/Palm Springs and then drive back to visit her family on the weekends. She's not a baby, she's turning 17 in a couple weeks and a lot of kids are 17 when they go off to college. I think Mirai could handle living by herself for 5 days at a time, likely she could find a fellow skater to share an apartment with or something and that could make it easier.

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    I agree Mira is old enough. In my country some students go to live in student hostels or aparmantes to study or do sports at the age of 14. She'll probably miss her family, but to be successfull she need this step. She is getting better and better: it would be a pity if she wouldn't go with Frank.

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    I wonder how long he may continue. Is he looking at Sochi?

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    Anybody else think that Mirai and her family already new about this far in advance? If she were really to leave Frank over this, I think we would've heard about it by now.

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    I agree with you, HCOSurfer. And would be shocked if Mirai & her family weren't well-aware of this rink situation prior to the public announcement. In fact, I suspect living & training arrangements for Mirai were being evaluated, if not already in place, by the time the change was released to the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCOSurfer View Post
    Anybody else think that Mirai and her family already new about this far in advance? If she were really to leave Frank over this, I think we would've heard about it by now.

    I would think also that Frank would want to stay with Mirai, assuming that all is well between them. If Evan retires, she's his most prominent student next season.

    I hope so anyway. I agree with everyone here that he has done wonders for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I wonder how long he may continue. Is he looking at Sochi?
    I wondered about that as well. I hope he does, and stays healthy and interested throughout. Any years Mirai can get out of Frank will be a good thing.

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