Beautiful couple, with Nikita and Victoria together:
with Nikita' new hairstyle: http://cs617329.vk.me/v617329067/a973/SiGKutZuFVk.jpg
Katasalapov / Sinitsina partnership officially approved ?
looks like Ilinykh / Zhiganshin are in huge trouble
Zueva has very nice things to say about the tandem
Marina Zueva "Nikita began to look mature man next to Victoria"
Skaters Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov a few days flew to Moscow to show preliminary developments of new programs in the art. In early June, the athletes will return to America and has already officially continue to prepare for the season under the leadership of coach Marina Zueva. In an interview FFKKR Marina Zueva told about new students.
Marina, where did your collaboration with Vika and Nikita?
With a phone call Nikita. It was during the second half of April, and, frankly, was a complete surprise to me. Nikita told about the situation and the desire to try to ride with Vika Sinitsina. In his words, I bribed professional reasoning.
I told him that I needed time to think. And the next day when Nikita called again, said yes. Guys did not hesitate, immediately flew to the United States, which confirmed the seriousness of their intentions.
At that time, the speech that you coach couples have not gone?
Of course not. Guys just wanted to get advice, consultation. It was kind of a trial, try to see what happens. As far as I know, before coming to America they once tried to ride together.
First training session that caught my eye?
Beautiful blue eyes partner and partner. When the boys came out for the first time on the ice and drove to a side, their blue eyes, in which there was so much depth, all fascinated. It may seem naive, such a comparison, but it seemed to me as if they came from a Russian fairy tale about Vasilisa the Beautiful and Ivan Tsarevich.
And if you leave the lyrics, then surely, the boys had a great desire to improve, to move on. After all, look, Nikita came to the U.S. for their money. Of the amount of prize money earned by performances at the Olympics, the skater has invested in his profession, in fact, to develop their talent. I think that is a trait that characterizes the new generation of Russian skaters. And, in my opinion, a pair of Victoria Sinitsyna - Nikita Katsalapov become the personification of a new image of Russia, the Russian soul.
Vick and Nikita - skaters different temperaments, which is good. One partner is a compliment to another.I think Nikita now looks mature man near Victoria. Previously, this was not. He looked younger than his partner. Now everything is a little different. But every dance is based on the relationship between men and women, and Nikita and Vicky skating it appeared.
You become an official trainer couple. Prepare athletes will be in the U.S.?
Yes, it is. Will train in America, because there is a system, perfected circuit training, have the necessary conditions for work.
Two pairs of your strengths Olympic champions Tessa Virtue - Scott Moir and Meryl Davis - Charlie White not officially announced his retirement.
Will they continue to perform?
They think. These two duets - a certain era in figure skating. And with the end of the Olympic Games in Sochi, we can say that this era is over. Athletes need time to think about whether they can reach a new revolution, find him the strength and desire. Whatever decision they did not take - it will be their decision. And the competition and never never stopped anyone.
Now Vick and Nikita train together with my American brother and sister disciples Shibutani. This duo distinguish skatannost, elegance, great ownership skate softness sliding technique, skill, control ... Many of these qualities Vick and Nikita will adopt.
On the other hand, Maia and Alex can borrow from the Russian pair expression, speed, expressiveness.And well, that will prepare two duets together.
Lately you have not worked with couples from Russia, what feelings are experiencing now?
I really wanted to train Russian couple, and I am glad that I will be coaching. And what kind of feelings?Previously, I had a responsibility to the talent, because talented pupils - it is always responsible for the coach. Now this was added responsibility to Russia.
Work ahead of us a lot. And when she was little? Of course, not all of them will be obtained. Inevitable ups and downs. But the potential is huge and Nikita Wiki. Plus the right attitude and professional approach. Everything from the daily routine and ending unnecessary detail, this duo is subordinated to one - self-improvement, which is very important.
officially approved !!!
Victoria Sinitsyna - Nikita Katsalapov "look back in any case can not be"
Victoria Sinitsyna - Nikita Katsalapov "look back in any case can not be"
Dancers Victoria Sinitsyna - Nikita Katsalapov after several weeks in the assembly in America returned to Moscow to present experts outline new programs. May 31 at Small Sports Arena Luzhniki athletes will take part in a charity concert for the first time brought before the public, with an indicative number.
Guys, it was difficult at first to get used to a new partner, a new environment?
Nikita: From the first moment, once arrived to the Marina (Marina Zueva coach) I immediately felt that we were in their situation. I will not hide, before the trip worried a lot of thought, as everything will be in place and realized that my expectations were met. And justified even a little more than planned.
Marina is very competent coach. In part, she even took on the role of mothers, because worries about every little thing. The training process was very rich, versatile. Adapt to one another was easy. We immediately began to make not only the basic steps, some things, and everything. And two weeks all professionals who have worked with us, came up and said: "Guys, the feeling that we know if ten years."
Vic: I attribute this to the fact that all the training was on the positive. I helped Nikita and Marina. All of them helped. Advised what to do and how, and it adds confidence.
Nikita: Vic - big fellow. All coaches are delighted with it. She brilliantly captures all. She needs a little stand on the sidelines, most think about it, and then starts to do. Vick really gave a lot of advice because she was in a difficult situation, had much force. You can only imagine how she felt. But the positive atmosphere that accompanied that Vick quickly emancipated, opened. It is evident that she is eager.
What for you was the main difference in the preparation?
Nikita: The system of training in America is very different from Russian, despite the fact that many of our coaches are now trying to get close to what the Americans are doing, Canadians. In the first half of the day workout here, a lot of training, which has a huge number of specialists. Each of these monitors and controls its direction. And this, incidentally, very competently.
When you lead a coach, and he works with athletes for a long time, it is often "eye zamylivaetsya" some things are not felt. Like the right thing to do, and something is not right
In America Marina workout in "3D." Pile eyes every coach brings something different, explains says. This process draws: you start to look at yourself if from the outside, which is very valuable, because no small thing does not go out of sight.
On programs already thought?
Vic: As for short have ideas. Put the show room, which helps us to roll. According to Marina, this room is visible to the soul of our couples.
Continue to train in America?
Nikita: Despite the fact that it is away from home, but the group Marina we very comfortable feel. And then we came here for the result, in a short time to recover all the positions and become truly a pair.
Do you regret anything?
Nikita: None. On my part it was a deliberate act.
Vic: look back in any case impossible.
Nikita: I agree.
more pictures from Russia Sports Award
both new couples Ilinkh/Ruslan and Victoria / Nikita were there
no bad blood
stunning new ice dance couple Nikita and Victoria arrived, future World Champions ???
beautiful pictures of the blonde couple Victoria and handsome Nikita
Zueva was right indeed, perfect couple
join Nikita / Victoria's fan community in vk
all picture of this new beautiful blonde couple:
Of course, my interpretation is through the lens of my OWN experiences (not with ice dance, mind you), so take it for what it's worth.
Beautiful pictures from the Sports Award Banquet
all pictures taken from here: http://dolceflute.gallery.ru/watch?a=PG2-lYFq
Nikita and Victoria indeed look like Hollywood stars
Number 7 of German Pirouette Magazine from September 2014 - http://www.pirouette-online.de/produ...mber-2014.html
I found a Russian translation of the article which I translated into English…Russian translator mentioned that interview was done 13th of July, but published in German magazine in September.
Why did you split with Lena Ilinykh?
Nikita: This decision is due to personal motives and interests. It is necessary to invest in the business with whole soul to become successful, and in last time it has been impossible. Because of it I wanted to split with Elena. When I asked Victoria if she wanted to skate with me, and she agreed - I was happy. But I know that we still need to work hard to achieve success. Changing partner - it certainly is a serious risk, but I believe it was 100% the right decision.
Victoria, why didn’t you want to skate with Ruslan any more?
Victoria: I also have not seen a successful future with him.
In the beginning there was a talk that you will train with Nikolai Morozov. How did it happen that you finished with Zueva?
Nikita: We did not want to train with Nicholai for personal reasons. Because I didn’t want to waste time, I called Marina myself in the beginning of April and asked her if she wants to train us. She said that if we want it, she is not against.
Marina, what did you think while Nikita phoned you?
Zueva: I didn’t put them in a pair, so I was surprised that they want to train with me. Nikita said that he can’t skate with his previous partner any more. That she was unstable and often made mistakes. Now I want my duo to have a quick and good start. Question of harmony is not necessary, since they go well with each other and they have a good basic technique. Until this time Nikita looked somewhat junior. Now I'm trying to teach him to skate as an adult man. Victoria – is a pretty promising skater.
You lived in US sooner. How do you like it here?
Nikita: After not long period of living in a hotel we now live near the rink and not in Ann Arbor, where most of the other skaters live. It is very practical, because in between workouts we can quickly go home and rest. And this is important because we train a lot. We train with Massimo Scali even on Sundays. I live in an apartment alone, and Victoria lives with Cathy Reed. When we are alone with Vika, we watch the video from competitions, which gives us Marina. You can learn a lot on it. I am proud of Victoria, who is for the first time in US with no friends or family and she even has to learn English. But she trusts me, and in general everybody is helping us. Life brings many new things. We live in the 21st century, and I talk on Skype every day, for example, with me mother in Russia. She teaches me to cook - I didn’t do it sooner. And I can chat with my friends from Russia for hours.
How do you evaluate the methodology of training here in Canton?
Nikita: Sooner I used to work with one coach only - Nikolai. Here I like very much to work with the team. Maurizio (Margalit) – is a beautiful and excellent technical specialist and he greatly explains and shows the Key Points in the Paso Doble. Oleg Epstein learns us other elements. Johnny Jones – is a lift specialist. Massimo is doing our programs and Marina is a very creative in terms of music and composition as a whole. In addition, she sees all the nuances and can teach us to do things prettier without that they get too complicated. Together, they teach us speed on ice. I like the daily training rhythm. Teamwork is something new for me, but we love it. Marina takes care about many other things, not only on the ice. She's here for us as a second mother.
What do you say about music of this season?
Nikita: In SD we have a classic Paso Doble and classic flamenco. For FD we do not have music yet, but we do not experience (like don’t make problems with it)... for a new pair like we are, the most important things in the first stage (or in the first Grand Prix) - is the acquirement of elements.
New interview by Nik and Vik, fun and light albeit a bit tactless with respect to their own Russian specialists. IMHO, they're just young. Truthfully I have nothing against them, I wish them well. They seem to like each other and work well together I hope that the same obtains for their former partners.