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    Marissa Castelli & Mervin Tran

    Marissa and Mervin teamed up in summer 2014. They couldn't compete internationally in 2014-2015 because Mervin needed to sit out a year before switching countries, but they delivered an awesome SP at US Nationals in 2015, placing a surprising third after the short. I loved their short this season - which they're keeping for next year - and I can't wait to see what they do with a full year together under their belt!

    2015 US Nationals Short Program: http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v371...hort%2Bprogram
    (I couldn't find it on YouTube, but I don't think you need an IN account to view it)

    2015 US Nationals Free Skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1v3g5bjfl4


    Social media
    Marissa's twitter: https://twitter.com/MarissaCastelli
    Marissa's instagram: https://instagram.com/marissacastelli/

    Mervin's twitter: https://twitter.com/skate_moivo

    Marissa's Wikipedia
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marissa_Castelli

    Mervin's Wikipedia
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mervin_Tran

    The team's website!
    http://figureskatersonline.com/castelli-tran/

    Articles

    July 2, 2015 - "Don't Stop Believing: Castelli & Tran's Journey To Success," Figure Skaters On-Line
    http://figureskatersonline.com/news/...ey-to-success/

    Castelli, Tran teaming up despite logistical hurdles (Ice Network): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...stical-hurdles

    Everything old is new again: Castelli, Tran set off (Ice Network): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...i-tran-set-off

    With time, Castelli and Tran forging new road (twofortheice.com): http://www.twofortheice.com/with-tim...ging-new-road/

    Don't stop believing: Castelli and Tran's 'Journey' to success (FSO): http://figureskatersonline.com/news/...ey-to-success/

    Ice Network's Creating the Program series is following Marissa and Mervin through the process of creating their long program for the 2015-2016 season.

    There is video of Marissa & Mervin working on their program to Queen. You do not need a subscription to see it.
    They have some cool moves from Julie Marcotte:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v168825383

    Three articles about the creation of their new programs:

    Part 1: Creating the program: Castelli, Tran choose music
    U.S. pair starts process by traveling to Montreal to meet with Marcotte
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...n-choose-music

    Part 2: Creating the program: Marcotte applies her touch
    Castelli, Tran buckle down with choreographer to bring routine to life
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...lies-her-touch

    Part 3: Creating the program: Putting in the Elements
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/06/16/130954226

    Part 4: Creating the program: Skating full run-throughs
    Castelli, Tran battle physically demanding free ahead of Skate Detroit
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/07/20/137532910

    Some more goodies from Ice Network that should be accessible without membership:

    Interview at 2015 US Nationals
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

    2015 Nationals Marissa & Mervin The Social Scene
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

    2015 Senior Pairs SP Press Conference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...&query=scimeca

    July 2015 TSL Interview
    https://youtu.be/Gl7mcJhSlys

    Programs

    2015-16

    SP Summertime by George Gershwin; choreo. by Julie Marcotte
    FS Don't Stop Believin'; Open Arms; Any Way You Want It; by Journey; choreo. by Julie Marcotte

    Marissa and Mervin's SP from 2015 Skate Detroit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fptvTisLESk
    Their FS from 2015 Skate Detroit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyfuHg-VUUQ


    2014–15

    SP Summertime by George Gershwin; choreo. by Julie Marcotte
    FS Adiós Nonino by Astor Piazzolla; choreo. by Julie Marcotte


    2014-15 US Nationals FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1v3g5bjfl4

    2014-15 Easterns FS
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli
    2014-15 Easterns SP
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

    2014 Boston Open 2014 FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwZz0JO9gN8

    Aug 2014,Quebec Summer Championships SP
    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/51148410

    Exhibitions

    2015 Skate Mania
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYzef8S_NkU

    2014 Evening With Champions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyVtD1JoE3M

    Former Partners

    Marissa and Simon Shnapir 2014 US Championships SP
    They won the event due to this great SP.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX-Rk89mddk

    Mervin with Natasha Purich. This pairing did not work that well. Here is their fifth place FS at 2014 4 Continents.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02bnEnsev9E

    Mervin with Narumi Takahashi, winning the bronze medal at Worlds 2012

    2012 Worlds SP British Eurosport coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5P90eoKGEQ
    2012 Worlds FS British Eurosport coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXOEpHyzzQk

    Baby Pictures

    Mervin & Narumi 2009 McGill EX Shout
    http://www.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm...r4&mode=NORMAL

    Mervin & Narumi 2008 World Junior Championships SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMmEWkycm18

    Mervin & Narumi. 2008 JGPF SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-BEgI1j_2s
    Mervin & Narumi 2008 JGPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2LFpHlVp8Y

    Marissa & Simon 2008 JGPF SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O3Logp8834
    Marissa & Simon 2008 JGPF FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OD16dWGuos

    Golden Skate Threads and Articles

    Threads

    April 2015-"Creating the program: series re Castelli/Tran creative process 2015"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...e-process-2015

    April 2015-"Interview with Castellli & Tran"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...telli-and-Tran

    June 2014-"Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran Pair Up"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...n-Tran-pair-up

    May 2014-"Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir end partnership"
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...nd-partnership

    Marissa's Fan Fest with Simon Shnapir
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-Simon-Shnapir

    Mervin's Fan Fest
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...79-Mervin-Tran
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 07-28-2015 at 10:41 AM.

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    Some more goodies from Ice Network that should be accessible without membership:

    Interview at 2015 US Nationals
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

    2015 Nationals Marissa & Mervin The Social Scene
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

    2015 Senior Pairs SP Press Conference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...&query=scimeca

    2014-15 Easterns FS
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

    2014-15 Easterns SP
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...query=castelli

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    Skate Canada was supposed to release Mervin in June. Did it happen?

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    If he does get released (fingers crossed!) will they possibly get GP spots? Under new couple rules or something? The selection process is so convoluted, but I would absolutely love to see them in the GP series.

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    This article cites June 6 as the date they're waiting for. Seems like we still don't know for sure. I'll be surprised if he doesn't get released, but we'll see.

    Marissa and Mervin would count as a "returning split couple" (I think) based on Marissa's ranking with Shnapir (I think). See page 3 of last year's Grand Prix announcement. I don't think they're guaranteed spots but they are eligible. I think they'll probably get a Skate America host pick.

    Mrs. P sums up the pairs who are guaranteed GP spots here.

    PS - I don't think I ever said this, but thank you doris for updating the first post with all those links!

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    Video of Castelli/Tran Summertime SP at the Quebec Summer Championships, Aug 2014:

    Thx to Doris for all her work on the OP .

    ETA, random fluff:
    Marissa tweeted a ten-second video of Mervin playing the ukulele :
    https://twitter.com/MarissaCastelli/...53257369415683
    Last edited by golden411; 06-04-2015 at 09:43 PM.

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    thanks golden411, I just added it to the OP.

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    I thought it was worth posting here that, according to someone on FSU, Mervin has been released! Skate Canada decided to release him last year and June 6 was the official release date. So now all we have to do is wait and see what GP assignments they get. (I won't say *if* they get GP assignments, because I really think they will and I want to be positive.)

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    There is video of Marissa & Mervin working on their program to Journey.
    They have some cool moves from Julie Marcotte:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v168825383

    Three articles about the creation of their new programs:

    Part 1: Creating the program: Castelli, Tran choose music
    U.S. pair starts process by traveling to Montreal to meet with Marcotte
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...n-choose-music

    Part 2: Creating the program: Marcotte applies her touch
    Castelli, Tran buckle down with choreographer to bring routine to life
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...lies-her-touch

    Part 3: Creating the program: Putting in the Elements
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/06/16/130954226
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 06-18-2015 at 01:46 AM.

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    Thanks AGAIN, Doris!

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    Hi Doris. They're actually skating to Journey, not to Queen. I watched the snippets from practice on IN, and wow, their synchronicity and smoothness has really improved from just last year. Gelling. LOVE the dance lift into the death spiral. I'm a big Julie Marcotte fan myself and am really looking forward to seeing the 'ready for primetime' program.

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    I have fixed it. Thank you for noticing Weak Ankles.

    I was surprised to see that not only could I watch the video, I could watch on my phone. A step up for Icenetwork there.

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    Oh. And from the article, they will start their season at Skate Detroit.


    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...roit-Jul-21-25

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    The Skating Lesson apparently interviewed Marissa and Mervin a few days ago and posted a still on instagram. TSL isn't everybody's favorite but generally they seem to do very good, insightful interviews. Looking forward to hearing what they have to say!
    Last edited by Hyena; 07-01-2015 at 12:41 PM.

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