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Dylan Moscovitch has been practicing with someone new according to this article
it's rumoured to be Lubov Iliusheckina
Huh. She tried to partner with Yannick Kocon of France a year ago but at that time Russia would not release her. I wonder if that has possibly changed or if he will switch to compete for Russia. I will say their chances in Canada right now seem better than in Russia in terms of international assignments, but who knows.
Originally Posted by Krunchii
I would like to see her skate again.
I think that may have been 2 years ago she tried with Kocon. And in regards to her chances to be released, considering that the last time she competed for Russia internationally is Autumn 2011, they can't keep her forever. They will have to release her at some stage. And now when the Olympics are gone and she does not look like immediate threat to Russian pairs, I think her chances are pretty high. Isn't there some provision that if a Federation doesn't release a skater, the skater can turn to ISU and ask for her?
Originally Posted by tulosai
Confirmed Retirements/Taking a break/Splits Thread for Singles, Pairs and Dance
Time to compile a list.
Let's try to keep it a list of confirmed retirements/rest next season/splits. If there is a split you can then write who their confirmed or speculated new parter is or whether one is retiring etc.
On the Ice
From Skate Canada's news page:
Retired- Amelie Lacoste
Split- Kharis Ralph/Asher Hill (she is retired & he is looking for a new partner)
Split- Kirsten Moore-Towers/Dylan Moscovitch (she's had tryouts with two Canadians, presumed to be Marinaro and Tran; he says here that his new partner is a Russian who hasn't competed recently)
Split- Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers (both appear to be looking for new partners, he plans on taking a year off from competition)
More or less: more is more
Jenna McCorkell UK (retired)
Brian Joubert FRA (retired from single skating)
Tomas Verner CZE (retired)
Florian Roost SUI (retired)
Qing Pang/Jian Tong CHN (retired)
Daria Popova/Bruno Massot FRA (split) Massot teamed up with Savchenko.
Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov RUS (split)
Ekaterina Pushkash/Jonathan Guerreiro RUS (split)
Ekaterina Ryazanova/Ilia Tkatchenko RUS (split). Tkatchenko teamed up with Tobias.
Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir USA (split)
Lorenza Alessandrini/Simone Vaturi ITA (split). Vaturi teamed up with Ryazanova.
Elena Ilinykh/Nikita Katsalapov RUS (split). Katsalapov teamed up with Sinitsina. Ilinykh teamed up with Zhiganshin.
Victoria Sinitsina/Ruslan Zhiganshin RUS (split)
So my questions are:
Originally Posted by Sara
1) If Ilia and Isabella team up, will she have to gain Russian citizenship? Does he have a passport elsewhere? Or will they try to break through in the US and he switches over? With D/W retired now the top slot in the US is up for grabs (if Tobias and Tkachenko are able to step it up), or will they try to go for Russia's team (which is likely to be very competitive)? Or will he be able to compete for Lithuania?
2) Will Katya R then team up for Italy?
3) I'm still unsure if I read this right that Joubert will become a pairs skater, then? Or was that partly speculation?
Joubert as a pair skater seems odd to me. He has neither the size nor the skating skills to be as good a pairs skater as he is a singles skater IMO. His strength, the jumps, won't help much even if he can find a partner who can do a sbs 3Lz with him.
They would be able to compete for either country, depending on the specific rules of the country's skating federation. The only competition that requires a skater to have citizenship for the country they represent is the Olympics AFAIK.
Originally Posted by anyanka
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I didn't think if Isabella and Ilia competing in the US, but they might choose that route. I don't think they're going to pass C&B or the Shibs, and it's questionable whether they'd even beat Hubbell and Donahue or Aldridge and Eaton, but still, it looks like less competition than in Russia. Since the Shibs considered retirement after this season they may not be around that much longer, although maybe they have made a decision to continue until 2018. I wonder how hard it would be for him to get American citizenship, if that would even be possible before the next Olys.
Mao Asada is taking a break from competitive skating for 2014-2015
Very hard. 5 yearsminimum after becoming a permanent resident.
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
Tiffany Zahorski wrote on her Instagram that she's in Moscow and her new partner is Guereiro. Any clue which country they'll try to skate for?