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Thread: Will More Dance & Pairs Teams Split? Some Sources Say Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
    More news on Tobias/Tkachenko.
    http://itar-tass.com/sport/1142614
    If things work out they will be coached by Schpilband not Zoueva. The country is still unknown.

    And unconfirmed rumour is that Ryazanova is trying with Vaturi and if that works out will be released by Russia to skate for Italy.
    So if I read this right, either Tobias or Tkachenko will have to acquire new citizenship! I did read that Tobias is from a very wealthy family so financing won't be a problem. The question would be: which country? Both US AND Russia are very competitive for dance at the moment.

    And Ria trying out with an Italian dancer? Perhaps that'll be Italy's new team should C/L not continue.

    What. A. Mess. I can't recall this many teams splitting in the wake of the 2010 games.

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    I must say, I'm rather baffled by Russia. After 2010 when they 'only' got a silver and a bronze in Vancouver, they invested a lot into building up a super strong and dominant program in order to have a strong showing at their home Olympics 4 years later, which they did (please PLEASE don't start arguing the results here - you can't deny that the athlete's performances themselves were very strong). The level of depth they have is astounding, and now they've completely dismantled the strong and dominant program they invested so much in to build up. I'm beyond confused and frustrated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan O View Post
    Poje is good-looking, but he needs more personality. Scott Moir is not conventionally handsome like a movie star, but what gives him such presence on the ice is that he is very forceful, aggressive and fiery. (Perhaps a bit too much for some people since he sometimes gets into trouble for speaking out! )

    Poje has been a bit too quiet and laid-back at times, although maybe that helps balance out Weaver, who has a very strong personality! I also think Mitchell Islam could benefit from a stronger personality, but I think Alexandra Paul comes across very well.
    I also like Andrew´s personality on the ice and as you stated it matchs so well with Kaytlin´s personality The same about Scott so I will terribly miss him!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joannix View Post
    I also like Andrew´s personality on the ice and as you stated it matchs so well with Kaytlin´s personality The same about Scott so I will terribly miss him!!!
    I think there was an interview on Global News here in Canada earlier today from Stars on Ice where Scott & Tessa confirmed that they will not be competing for the rest of 2014.

    But they didn't make an official decision about their future after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96skiluvr View Post
    I must say, I'm rather baffled by Russia. After 2010 when they 'only' got a silver and a bronze in Vancouver, they invested a lot into building up a super strong and dominant program in order to have a strong showing at their home Olympics 4 years later, which they did (please PLEASE don't start arguing the results here - you can't deny that the athlete's performances themselves were very strong). The level of depth they have is astounding, and now they've completely dismantled the strong and dominant program they invested so much in to build up. I'm beyond confused and frustrated
    I don't think they expected I/K and S/Z split. They still have B/S. Maybe Monko/Khaliavin will step up their game, and Yanovskaya/Mozgov might need to transfer to seniors this year.

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    According to a tweet from IFS magazine, "Italian ice dancer Lorenza Alessandrini and her partner Simone Vaturi have split according to a message on her FB page today."
    - Not that they were a high ranking team, but a split all the same

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    As far as Tobias/Stagniūnas are concerned, the president of Lithuania's Skating Federation denied rumours of the split and called them unjustified. She wasn't informed about any changes and she also said that such rumours could have emerged because Tobias/Stagniūnas and Tkachenko train together in Spilbands group. However, Stagniūnas is not training currently as he is undergoing treatment for his old injuries. Tobias's mother was surprised by the rumours too. http://www.15min.lt/naujiena/sportas...dai-295-422289

    I'm not sure what's going on but if she indeed switches countries, no one will understand her.

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    By the sound of that, she might be practicing with Tkachenko while Stagniunas heals from his injuries. Both dancers are currently without partners (one to injury, one to a split) and are at the same rink. What would be more natural?

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    Golly.. Is that too rational for the FS world ?

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    This year, definitely!

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    Sometimes another skater will temporarily fill in as a substitute when a partner is injured (other times the skater will just train alone for a while until the partner returns to the ice).

    Last summer when Paul Poirier was injured, Piper Gilles got to skate with Christopher Dean for a few days when he took Paul's place. So something good came out of Paul's injury since Piper can now say she once skated with an Olympic Champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan O View Post
    Sometimes another skater will temporarily fill in as a substitute when a partner is injured (other times the skater will just train alone for a while until the partner returns to the ice).

    Last summer when Paul Poirier was injured, Piper Gilles got to skate with Christopher Dean for a few days when he took Paul's place. So something good came out of Paul's injury since Piper can now say she once skated with an Olympic Champion.
    Wow!!! I did know that Mr. Dean is part of Piper & Paul team as one of their choreographers but I had no idea about that info!! I guess I envy Piper in a good way I wish I would be in her place

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    Quote Originally Posted by joannix View Post
    Wow!!! I did know that Mr. Dean is part of Piper & Paul team as one of their choreographers but I had no idea about that info!! I guess I envy Piper in a good way I wish I would be in her place
    Yes, normally Chris Dean just choreographs for Piper & Paul, but last Summer he had to take Paul's place during a few sessions.

    I found a Tweet by Dean last Summer that mentions it:

    I have been choreographing with Piper Gilles, but Paul her partner is recovering from a broken ankle. So I've been partner. Very sore

    https://twitter.com/torvillanddean/s...26538070777856

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    A more comparable situation to the one Doris suggests might be when both Tessa Virtue and Evan Bates were off the ice in fall 2010, and it was mentioned in some interview or piece that Scott and Emily had skated together a bit out of convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue eyed birds View Post
    A more comparable situation to the one Doris suggests might be when both Tessa Virtue and Evan Bates were off the ice in fall 2010, and it was mentioned in some interview or piece that Scott and Emily had skated together a bit out of convenience.
    Speaking of Emily Samuelson - does anybody know if she has a Dance partner at the moment? Might she come into the mix as well?

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