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    Post Annabelle Prölß & Ruben Blommaert (split on December 5)

    Their story

    Annabelle was born in 1999 at Regensburg and teamed up with Ruben at the Age of 12 in 2011 when they won their first German National title three months later. Ruben was also a quite decent single skater before he met Annabelle and competed for Belgium until 2010 at international level including Worlds and European Championships.

    Both skaters worked hard and managed to score some very respectable results in the juniors like a seventh place at the worlds in 2013, the "gold medal" at the NRW Trophy and the Bavarian Open and another national title in 2013. Latter sadly couldn't be defended at Berlin one year later, as a few nasty injuries made it impossible to compete.

    That said, the season of 2013 / 2014 was still their most successful one, two fourth places at Nebelhorn and the Lombardia Trophy and a win at Nizza show that also after the retirement of the current Champions Aljona & Robin Germany has set sail for Pyeongchang 2018.

    Get in touch:

    Annabelle and Ruben do have a Website which they update quite frequently themselves. You will be able to find Videos, Photos and a lot more there.

    http://www.annabelle-ruben.com/Englisch/news.html

    You can also write them directly on FB,

    https://de-de.facebook.com/Annabelle...RubenBlommaert

    News:

    September

    They sadly had to pull out of the Lombardia and Nebelhorn Trophy.

    August:

    Nominated for Skate America and Cup of Russia (GP Series).

    July:

    Annabelle and Ruben are working on a new FS based on the move soundtrack from"The Artist",- they do this together with Lori Nichol. The Canadian has worked with Carolina Kostner, Michelle Kwan and Maxim and Tatjana in the past. I don't know about you, but based on the talent by Annabelle and Ruben - this could become big

    Their SP will be an improved and more stable version of their 2013 performance (Oh mio Babbino Caro/Giacomo Puccini) - right now their thoughts go about adding Vocal or not.

    Ruben is now also officially a German Citizen, which will allow them to compete together at all Figure Skating events.


    Confirmed Events:

    12 - 14 December 2014 German Nationals Stuttgart Germany


    Past Events

    24 - 26 October 2014 ISU Grand Prix Skate America Chicago IL USA
    14 - 16 November 2014 ISU Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup Moscow Russia
    29 November 2014 Show on Ice Widnau Switzerland
    Last edited by Alex D; 12-05-2014 at 10:08 AM.

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    Alex D, thanks for all the info about this great young pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Alex D, thanks for all the info about this great young pair!
    Your welcome

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    A few updates.

    Annabelle & Ruben have been nominated for two Senior Grand Prix, Cup of Russia & Skate America. They also had a fitting for new dresses at Prague and gave an interview including Free Dance footage for a German TV station. It is not known yet when it will be broadcasted.

    Pictures can be found here --> http://www.annabelle-ruben.com/Engli...4-2015/BR.html

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    Alex D, thanks for the link to their website!

    They have videos on it, too!
    http://www.annabelle-ruben.com/Englisch/videos.html

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    Its a bit older already, yet not less interesting.

    Ruben and Annabelle about their Skate America GP where they scored 136.35 points and came seventh.


    Although we had a lot of difficulties for the last couple of weeks, we decided to let the season start with Skate America.

    Therefore we are quite satisfied with the result. Of course we will work as hard as possible to regain our best form as soon as possible. We are happy, that we met so many nice people and are absolutely thrilled about how beautiful Chicago is! Really a fabulous city!

    We want to express our deepest gratitude to our coach, Karel Fajfr for his patience and to our lovely and extraordinaire choreographer, Lori Nichol for her attention and affection and all of you for accompanying and supporting us on our way.
    And about their Grand Prix Rostelecom Cup where they came 6th with 145.16 points.

    As we are leaving Moscow, we want to thank everybody who crossed their fingers for us & supported us!

    It was a great Event and we really enjoyed skating here ! Moscow is a beautiful place !We hope to be back soon!
    http://www.annabelle-ruben.com/Englisch/news.html

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    News Split on 5th of December

    I have very sad news for everyone,

    Annabelle & Ruben are no longer skating together and wont compete at the German Nationals next week.

    Überraschenderweise hat sich das hoffnungsvolle Paar Annabelle Prölß / Ruben Blommaert kurz vor den Deutschen Meisterschaften getrennt. Persönliche Gründe gaben den Ausschlag, dass das Paar die gemeinsame sportliche Laufbahn nicht mehr fortsetzen will. Die DEU hat damit ein perspektiv-reiches Paar verloren.

    Beide Sportler halten allerdings an ihrer Zielstellung fest, Deutschland bei den Olympischen Spielen 2018 zu vertreten.
    Personal reasons are responsible for this as both explained. Both skaters however mentioned, that they still want to compete at the Olympics in 2018, just not together anymore. :(

    http://www.eislauf-union.de/Neuigkei...view_news.html

    Its very sad for German FS, if both will look for a new partner or maybe compete in singles is yet to be seen.
    Last edited by Alex D; 12-06-2014 at 10:27 AM.

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    This is from Annabelle & Rubens FB,

    Dear friends,
    maybe you already know from the media, that we are no longer skating together....
    We achieved a lot in the last years.... These were good, exciting times.
    Now our journey will lead to separate ways...
    We've always appreciated your attention and support! Maybe you will keep on following our ways?
    A warm thank you to all of you!

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