weren't they scheduled to perform again in a couple of weeks at another challenge?Shira Ichilov and Laurent Abecassis (dance team from Israel) have split. They recently placed 10th at Nebelhorn.
According to Shira's Instagram post, Laurent has quit skating, whilst she is looking for a new partner to continue skating with.
I really enjoyed watching these two at Nebelhorn, and was looking forward to seeing them again
Best of luck to Shira in her partner search, and good luck to Laurent in his life outside of skating.
Shira's post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUZ6S_xK3Od/
Yura Matsuda, Japanese woman's skater, announced her retirement from competitions on her IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUl3-AEpiXW/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
This explains why she didn't enter the regional competitions this season. Yura is probably the one with the best costumes from all the Japanese skaters, based on her own selection of photos from her competitive career (and her -3L jump combination will be missed...)
Probably, but if you already make the effort learning new programs and spend the money for the programs and costume, one would think that she would want to use it for the next six months. To get her money worth…maybe the goal was to make the o games and not succeeding was career ender????
He used to compete for Canada, more recently with Cassandra Leung. He also did the JGP with Patricia Andrew in 2018. With Cassandra, he was training with Bruno Marcotte in Oakville. Looks like that's where this partnership is training too, from the Instagram post.
Artur Dmitriev switched from competing for Russia to the USA. He is listed to compete at the US Championship Series in Alpharetta, Georgia.