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    From the Globe and Mail

    Davison will search for a new partner, and hopes to skate pairs again, but only if he can find a high-level skater whose skills match his. He knows it won’t be easy to find that person.

    Should he fail to find a partner, he hopes to continue his schooling and perhaps work as a coach, or with Skate Canada in some role as a team leader.

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    Dube will continue to skate women’s singles, and will also return to school. She is enrolled in a communications program at Concordia University. She has not ruled out a return to pair skating either, she said, but it will also be difficult for her to find another partner.

    “I’ll never forget what we had together,” Dube said.

    “It’s not necessarily a sad moment,” Davison said. “The really cool thing is that two athletes are excited about not necessarily being athletes anymore and wanting to go back to school and moving on with things. That’s a hard thing for an athlete to do.”
    I don't think that's spin from Davison either.

    ETA: And from Skatebuzz

    “I’ve just been cleared to go back on the ice this week, but it’s really just the first of almost baby steps to begin the journey back to the level of skating I would like. I still have a long way to go, but I’m really confident I will be able to get there.” Davison also is looking ahead to new opportunities. “Right now I have to focus on my healing, but I’m hoping to keep my options open. I’m taking steps towards getting my levels so I could coach at some point, and I’m also planning to continue my education.”

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    herios .. I agree that I'd like to see Cody with a partner who can jump... OTOH, Jess will have to be seriously working on jumps whichever discipline she winds up in ( maybe she should visit colorado Springs in the off-season..)

    Even before Vancouver 2010 ,I thought there were attitude problems on Bryce's part , as well as Jess's jump deficiency. I saw them previously at a couple of events in Vancouver,and he really gave off a moody vibe. He seemed to be in a funk and she seemed sad. If she had a jump problem, he never seemed to do much to try to match her extension and line.It just looked to be a painful unravelling.

    I thought TWWW was a disastrous choice for them in every way, musically (boring),costuming ( reserved and depressing) and even symbolically ..how to recapture what you had ,when part of what you had was a personal relationship that would not be coming back? I wouldn't think that would inspire you on the ice , but rather encourage dwelling on all the things that had gone wrong..
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1Kerryfan View Post
    Sorry to hear it. I always liked them.
    Sorry to hear the news. Horrible accident they had a few years back. I think it was in the Four Continents

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    Since Bryce may/might be a dual citizen, perhaps he can skate with Caydee Denney. Of course, I don't know if either country will have trouble letting the other one go...

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    Wow skating just isn't the same. Kind of sad with all the splits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Since Bryce may/might be a dual citizen, perhaps he can skate with Caydee Denney. Of course, I don't know if either country will have trouble letting the other one go...
    I think there might be a size problem. Bryce is a really skinny guy (I've seen him in person), and Caydee Denney is bigger than the average pairs girl. Of course, I've never seen her in person and she might be a lot smaller than she looks on tv, but I still think she's bigger than a lot of other girls who skate pairs (NOT saying she's fat, btw).

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    News D&D announce an end to their partnership...

    ...Jessica is going to skate singles until she finds a new partner. Bryce is going to try to find a new partner

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    I think there might be a size problem. Bryce is a really skinny guy (I've seen him in person), and Caydee Denney is bigger than the average pairs girl. Of course, I've never seen her in person and she might be a lot smaller than she looks on tv, but I still think she's bigger than a lot of other girls who skate pairs (NOT saying she's fat, btw).
    Considering Jeremy is your smaller than average pairs partner, I'm pretty sure bryce could "handle" Caydee.

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    Hernando, I have to agree with your post. I thought D/D had some good moments over the years, especially of course at 2008 Worlds. However, after that, their career seemed to go in the wrong direction. They couldn't skate consistently . . . and, IMO, they were terribly overscored at the Vancouver Olympics. I felt like they should have been no higher than tenth at the Olympics, if that; yet somehow they came in sixth and beat teams who skated much better than they did. It was really kind of disgraceful, just an obvious example of the hometown team being held up by the judges, I guess under pressure from the Canadian federation and the jingoistic Canadian press coverage. So, maybe best for them to move on at this point, especially considering their personal relationship (can't have been easy to keep skating together after their breakup).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Considering Jeremy is your smaller than average pairs partner, I'm pretty sure bryce could "handle" Caydee.
    I thought Jeremy was bigger than Bryce. Maybe he just looks like he is. I've never seen Jeremy in person.

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    Not very surprising. Their partnership died a long drawnout death.
    Interesting that she is going to Concordia (Orange County, CA). Maybe she will start training with Mr. Nicks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by i love to skate View Post
    Concordia is a university in Montreal.
    oh, thanks for clarifying. There is one in California too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    oh, thanks for clarifying. There is one in California too.
    Concordia is a name used by many universities worldwide. The only link they have is they are all affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Now, the student body isn't necessarily Lutheran (two friends of mine attended the one in Irvine--one Jewish, the other atheist), but yes, Concordia University is all over =)

    As for Bryce, I would love to see him try out with Caydee, since he does have automatic American citizenship (being born in California). They may not have to sit out the year, since Bryce didn't compete this year. But only if Canada lets him go =P

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    Just did a quick Google search. Caydee Denney is listed on various sites as 4'11" and Bryce Davison is listed as 6'0". So, at least in terms of height, seems like they would be a good match. I think the question is if their body type/line is compatible. As I recall, Bryce is sort of a tall & lean type guy, whereas Caydee appears a bit more compact & muscular. If they do a tryout, their coaches will no doubt evaluate their look together on the ice to see if a partnership could work. Seems like a tryout would definitely be worth it.

    I do hope Caydee finds another partner--if not Bryce, then someone else good. When she & Jeremy first came on the scene, I was not a huge fan of theirs, and felt Caydee needed to improve her posture, esp. in terms of her back carriage. However, as time has passed and she's started to mature, it does seem to me that Caydee has that special "it" factor--that spark, charisma, and flair--that is quite important in a female pairs skater. I feel she is just getting started in terms of her skating--hopefully she can find another partner soon. Maybe Bryce?

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    (Odd--Bryce and I have the same birthday)

    I think it would be worth a tryout, since they're both at the elite level. Again, I do wonder if they will even try out, since he skates for Canada and she skates for the US. They're both American citizens, but Bryce might want to skate for Canada, or Canada may be reluctant to let him go.

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