^What a terrific coverage on them! I think the confidence of theirs just exudes through their comment. I can't believe so longed-for SA is in just a week and we'll get to see their programs, finally!
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Right now ice dancing it is at an all time high. Great teams even with Belbin and Agosto's retirement. The battle for the US team will be fierce after Davis and whtie and assuming the shibutanis regroup then who will be no. 3. Tough decision. No wonder Giles went to Canada (I do wonder if the Gilles family has a lot of money? It seems like financially blessed skaters are often known to go to other countries to try to get on the national team. I know there was a singles skater just a few years ago from the US who went to Germany (lady) and her family was supposed to be very well off. It costs a lot to move/train overseas obviously.
Therefore I am not blaming any of the skaters who will go in another country or even overseas, because you never know. It might lead to success like Marina Annisina or right now, Kaitlyn Weaver'case.
Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue's situation is really an exception, when both of them seem to be doing a lot better instantly than previously and they were in the same country.
The opening waltz, listed as "Titanic soundtrack" is not exactly composed by E. Horner, the "Titanic's" composer.
It is one of the best known viennese waltzes, from Franz Lehar's operetta "The Merry Widow"
Wasn't or isn't there a Russian ice dancer female who is quite good but never found a partner - I think she won a bronze medal with her then partner (I think he retired due to injury) in like 2008 Jana K. She skated with a Canadian model I think who is the son maybe of Zueva? GAP model - Fedorov, Andre something. I am sorry I don't really remember but she was quite good and it was sad she never found anyone to skate with.
Jana Khoklova. She skated with Sergei Novitski, and then skated one year with Marina Zueva's son Fedor Andreev. Yes, they won world bronze one year.
their isu bio
Well for American dance fans, Skate America is almost here:
There are only seven couples competing in dance, and 3 of them are Americans:
Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA
Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT USA
Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS USA
We've seen the other two teams' programs at Salt Lake Senior B.
Meanwhile the Shibutanis have announced their SD music, and it is to the Overture to Mary Poppins; pretty much the same music that Gilles & Poirier are using.
Maia Shibutani was selected a recipient of the Womens Sport Foundation' travel and training grant program for 2012.
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.or...ing-recipientsMaia Shibutani, Ann Arbor, MI, Figure Skating
Maia Shibutani is a figure skater from Michigan. She won the Professional Skaters Association (PSA)’s "Edi Award" for Ice Dance (2011) and was the first U.S. ice dancer to medal during her debut appearance at the World Figure Skating Championships since 1958. The Travel &Training funds will be used to support the costs of training with a specialist in Japanese traditional dance in support of her choreography for the primary competitive program.
Gabby Douglas is part of her grant class. Other figure skating alumni of the grant program: Rachael Flatt (2010), Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi.