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2022-23 Retirements, Splits and New Partnerships

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surimi

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Earlier retirement and splits threads may be found here:

I'm bringing some of the most recent updates from the previous thread here, just in case someone missed them in the old thread.

If you have new information about lesser known skaters, please post the FULL NAME(S), CATEGORY and COUNTRY so it can be listed in the opening post. Thank you! 🌻

Retirements:

Women:
- Akari Matsubara (Japan)
- Aldis Kara Bergsdottir (Iceland)
- Alisson Krystle Perticheto (The Philippines)
- Dasa Grm (Slovenia)
- Ekaterina Ryabova (Azerbaijan)
- Jenni Saarinen (Finland)
- Kailani Craine (Australia)
- Mariah Bell (USA)
- Natasha McKay (Great Britain)
- Sofia Samodurova (Russia)
- Stanislava Konstantinova (Russia) (officially on break from skating)
- Veronik Mallet (Canada)
- Yuhana Yokoi (Japan)

Men:
- Conor Stakelum (Ireland)
- Jaeseok Kyeong (South Korea)
- James Min (Australia)
- Joseph Phan (Canada)
- Keegan Messing (Canada)
- Konstantin Milyukov (Belarus)
- Matyas Belohradsky (Czech Republic)
- Mitsuki Sumoto (Japan)
- Morisi Kvitelashvili (Georgia)
- Paul Fentz (Germany)
- Samuel McAllister (Ireland)
- Taichiro Yamakuma (Japan)
- Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan)

Pairs:
- Apollinariia Panfilova / Dmitri Rylov (Russia)
- Ashley Cain-Gribble / Timothy LeDuc (USA)
- Evelyn Walsh (Canada)
- Ivan Balchenko (Russia)
- Nolan Seegert (Germany)
- Polina Kostiukovich (Russia)
- Ruben Blommaert (Germany)
- Stephen Adcock (South Korea?)
- Vanessa James / Eric Radford (Canada)

Ice Dance:
- Adam Lukacz (Hungary)
- Adria Diaz (Spain)
- Alexandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin (Ukraine)
- Andrey Filatov
- Ayumi Takanami (Japan)
- Carolina Moscheni / Francesco Fioretti (Italy) *unconfirmed for Francesco
- Carolina Portesi Peroni / Michael Chrastecky (Italy?)
- Eichu Cho (Japan)
- Emma Lesperance / Mika Amdour (USA)
- Grigory Smirnov
- Kana Muramoto / Daisuke Takahashi (Japan)
- Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev (Poland)
- Nikolas Wamsteeker (Canada
- Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin (Spain)
- T.J. Carey (USA)

Comebacks:
- Nobunari Oda (Japan) - for domestic competitions

Splits:

Ice Dance:
- Anabel Morozova / David Naryzhny (Russia)
- Anna Yanovskaya / Adam Lukacs (Hungary)
- Charlotte Lafond-Fournier / Richard Kang In Kam (New Zealand)
- Coline Keriven / Tom Bouvart (France)
- Grace Vainik / Yegor Barshak (Georgia)
- Hailey Yu / Brendan Giang (Canada)
- Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker (Canada)
- Katarina DelCamp / Billy Wilson French (Great Britain)
- Katarina Wolfkostin / Jeffrey Chen (USA)
- Katharina Müller / Tim Dieck (Germany)
- Lara Luft / Max Pfisterer (Germany)
- Lou Koch / Ian Melnyk (France)
- Milla O’Brien / Laurin Wiederkehr (Switzerland)
- Nanami Harasawa / Eisuke Kumano (Japan)
- Nao Kida / Masaya Morita (Japan)
- Nicole Takahashi / Shiloh Judd (Japan)
- Noemi Maria Tali / Stefano Frasca (Italy)
- Rikako Fukase / Eichu Cho (Japan)
- Romy Malcolm / Noah Lafornara (USA)
- Sofya Tyutyunina / Andrei Bagin (Russia)
- Vanessa Pham/Jonathan Rogers (USA)

Pairs:
- Alisa Efimova / Ruben Blommaert (Germany)
- Anastasia Metelkina / Daniil Parkman (Georgia)
- Barbora Kucianova / Lukas Vochozka (Czech Republic)
- Cayla Smith / Andy Deng (USA)
- Cheng Peng / Yang Jin (China)
- Daria Pavliuchenko / Denis Khodykin (Russia)
- Elizaveta Zhuk / Martin Bidar (Czech Republic)
- Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud (Canada)
- Huidi Wang / Ziqi Jia (China)
- Hye-Jin Cho / Steven Adcock (South Korea)
- Karina Safina / Luka Berulava (Georgia)
- Maria Chernyshova / Harley Windsor (Australia)
- Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nolan Seegert (Germany)
- Miyu Yunoki / Shoya Ichihashi (Japan)
- Tilda Alteryd / Gabriel Farand (Canada)

New Partnerships:
(pairs and couples in strikethrough font have since split again)

Ice Dance:
- Alexandra Kravchenko / Alexander Shustitsky (Russia)
- Ayano Sasaki / Ikeda Yoshimitsu (Japan)
- Azusa Tanaka / Shingo Nishiyama (Japan)
- Catharina Tibau / Cayden Dawson (Brazil)
- Charise Matthaei / Max Liebers (Germany)
- Denisa Cimlova / Dario Cirisano (unconfirmed)
- Denisa Cimlova / Joti Polizoakis (Czech Republic)
- Elisabetta Incardona/Rafael Marc Drozd Musil (Denmark)
- Elise Montaner / Linus Colmor Jepsen (France)
- Emilea Zingas / Vadym Kolesnik (USA)
- Emma Kivioja / Erik Pellnor (Sweden)
- Irina Khavronina / David Narizhny (Russia)
- Isabella Flores / Ivan Desyatov (USA)
- Katarina DelCamp / Berk Akalin (country not specified)
- Katarina Wolfkostin / Dmitry Tsarevski (US)
- Kayleigh Maksymec / Félix Desmarais (Switzerland)
- Madeleine Miller / Zachary Grant (US)
- Malene Nichita / Jussiville Partanen (Romania)
- Mariia Alieva / Yehor Barshak (Georgia)
- Milla Ruud Reitan / Nikolaj Majorov (Sweden)
- Nanami Harasawa / Eisuke Kumano (Japan)
- Noemi Maria Tali / Noah Lafornara (Italy)
- Olivia Oliver / Elliott Graham (Poland)
- Olivia Smart / Tim Dieck (Spain)
- Sofía Val / Asaf Kazimov (Spain, once Kazimov gets released by Germany)
- Sophia Gover / Billy Wilson French (Canada)
- Utana Yoshida / Masaya Morita (Japan)
- Zoe Larson / Andreii Kapran (Ukraine)

Pairs:
- Alena Kostornaia / Georgy Kunitsa (Russia)
- Alisa Efimova / Misha Mitrofanov (USA)
- Anastasiia Metelkina / Luka Berulava (Georgia)
- Andy Deng / Adele Zheng (USA)
- Ashley Fletcher / Aaron Felberbaum (USA)
- Barbora Kucianova / Martin Bidar (Czech Republic)
- Chelsea Liu / Balasz Nagy (USA)
- Cheng Peng / Lei Wang (China)
- Ellie Kam / Daniel O'Shea (USA)
- Gabriella Izzo / Thierry Ferland
- Haley Scott / Blake Eisenach (USA)
- Hazel Collier / Misha Mitrofanov (USA)
- Isabelle Martins / Aaron Felberbaum (USA)
- Katie McBeath / Daniil Parkman (USA?)
- Lia Pereira / Trennt Michaud (Canada)
- Lucrezia Beccari / Matteo Guarise (Italy)
- Milania Väänänen / Filippo Clerigi (country undecided)
- Minerva Fabienne Hase / Nikita Volodin (Germany)
- Sae Shimizu / Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda (Japan)
- Sophia Schaller / Livio Mayr (Austria)
- Tilda Alteryd / Valtter Virtanen (Finland)
- Yuna Nagaoka / Sumitada Moriguchi (Japan)
 
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el henry

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Vanessa James and Eric Radford have retired. Good luck to them in their new careers.
Thank you for letting us know Surimi. In case anyone is interested, the official announcement:

 

Sackie

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Any word on Gabby Daleman? Can't she her going much longer. I know she is only 24 but is there any chance she will make it back to top form. And it is so depressing to know what she was capable of and to watch her falter time after time now.
 

treblemakerem

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Any word on Gabby Daleman? Can't she her going much longer. I know she is only 24 but is there any chance she will make it back to top form. And it is so depressing to know what she was capable of and to watch her falter time after time now.
She has been posting training videos on instagram so I’m assuming she is planning to compete this season.
 

Sackie

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Good to know - and I would assume she will be assigned to Skate Canada. There are not too many other choices and she would be ranked # 2 in CAN now.
 

GoneWithTheWind

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Carolina Moscheni (Italian ice dancer with Francesco Fioretti) has announced her retirement from competition.



In her statement, she says "as we decided to put a closure to our competitive career" so I'm guessing Francesco is retiring too, but I've seen no statement from him yet.

I'll miss this team, they'd been making good progress over the last couple of seasons. Good luck to both of them in the future!
 

cathlen

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Seems like Ice Dance get a little bit like Pairs as well. I feel like season 22/23 will be testing season for so many teams.
 

lariko

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Seems like Ice Dance get a little bit like Pairs as well. I feel like season 22/23 will be testing season for so many teams.
Ice dance has new pairs forming and high profile juniors graduating into seniors. Pairs is basically done as a discipline on both junior and senior level. I have no idea who they are even putting into GP
 

4everchan

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Ice dance has new pairs forming and high profile juniors graduating into seniors. Pairs is basically done as a discipline on both junior and senior level. I have no idea who they are even putting into GP
they are putting pairs into GP so it keeps rebuilding. Yes, without the Russians and with the many retirements, it's not going to be the deepest field, but new stars will shine. It always happen after Olympics... this time, the situation is more intense than in some years... fair enough, but there is new talent out there... The junior pairs medalist from JWC are just as promising than the ice dance medalist... Actually, junior ice dance Bruce and Nathalie retired... while the junior pairs are continuing..
 

lariko

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they are putting pairs into GP so it keeps rebuilding. Yes, without the Russians and with the many retirements, it's not going to be the deepest field, but new stars will shine. It always happen after Olympics... this time, the situation is more intense than in some years... fair enough, but there is new talent out there... The junior pairs medalist from JWC are just as promising than the ice dance medalist... Actually, junior ice dance Bruce and Nathalie retired... while the junior pairs are continuing..
Junior pairs medallists were the Georgians, who were already in seniors. So, no net gain of a pair. I seriously don’t understand who is going to be in 6 stages. They will have to have some stages without pairs 🤷‍♀️ Unless they make them skate 3 GPs each
 
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4everchan

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Junior pairs medallists were the Georgians, who were already in seniors. So, no net gain of a pair. I seriously don’t understand who is going to be in 6 stages. They will have to have some stages without pairs 🤷‍♀️ Unless they make them skate 3 GPs each
you know, back in the old days, some skaters were allowed to skate in 3 events but only 2 were counting towards GPF. (I would need help to detail when and how this happened) So why not?

My comparison with juniors and seniors : (yes the georgians were already senior BUT we do gain one extra pair since they finished top ten now.. so 2 georgian pairs at worlds...) was more along the line that maybe the browns will move up but the bruce and nathalie have retired (bruce is still doing singles, no idea if he plans on continuing dance later on) and Bashynska Beaumont are staying juniors... while the junior pairs, at least two of them from the podium for sure are moving up... so it was a clarification of your previous post that seemed to paint a brighter ice dance picture than pairs from that perspective (new influx into the senior ranks)... when it's the opposite. In the current circumstances, ice dance juniors do not have much incentive on moving up... and if they do, they will not appear at worlds... and are not really guaranteed 2 GPs at all... while the top junior pairs have all the incentive to move up
 
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lariko

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you know, back in the old days, some skaters were allowed to skate in 3 events but only 2 were counting towards GPF. (I would need help to detail when and how this happened) So why not?

My comparison with juniors and seniors : (yes the georgians were already senior BUT we do gain one extra pair since they finished top ten now.. so 2 georgian pairs at worlds...) was more along the line that maybe the browns will move up but the bruce and nathalie have retired (bruce is still doing singles, no idea if he plans on continuing dance later on) and Bashynska Beaumont are staying juniors... while the junior pairs, at least two of them from the podium for sure are moving up... so it was a clarification of your previous post that seemed to paint a brighter ice dance picture than pairs from that perspective (new influx into the senior ranks)... when it's the opposite. In the current circumstances, ice dance juniors do not have much incentive on moving up... and if they do, they will not appear at worlds... and are not really guaranteed 2 GPs at all... while the top junior pairs have all the incentive to move up
I don’t think there is a shortage of IDs, even if some of them continue in juniors and new partnerships are being formed. In pairs, not really. Yes, it’s still in GP rules that people can skate 3 events, with only 2 counting. But that’s really stretching it thin. Come on.
 

4everchan

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I don’t think there is a shortage of IDs, even if some of them continue in juniors and new partnerships are being formed. In pairs, not really. Yes, it’s still in GP rules that people can skate 3 events, with only 2 counting. But that’s really stretching it thin. Come on.
I actually think it would be a great thing since so many new pairs haven't had a lot of outings with the top being so crowded in the pre-olympic year... Considering a team like Trennt and Evelyn is now probably seeded??? I mean.. yup... they should get 3 and get more experience. Why not? I am just trying to reduce the amount of panic ... I have a love/hate relationship with this thread... 1) it's necessary and keeps us informed... but it also leads to some heartbreaks and some panic... I cannot help with the heartbreaks :) but with the panic, I feel that by saying out loud, though it may be an unpopular opinion, that pairs will survive and it happens every now and then (cyclical) that it may alleviate some of the panic felt by some fans... Pairs WILL be fine. :) I promise it ;) I am not saying WHEN it will be fine LOL It may take a few years, but it will be fine.
 

surimi

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I don’t think there is a shortage of IDs, even if some of them continue in juniors and new partnerships are being formed. In pairs, not really. Yes, it’s still in GP rules that people can skate 3 events, with only 2 counting. But that’s really stretching it thin. Come on.

This is what I think, too. There are not enough pairs to fill the spots. They'll either need to lower the standards, or do some GP without pairs.
 

lariko

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This is what I think, too. There are not enough pairs to fill the spots. They'll either need to lower the standards, or do some GP without pairs.
I wouldn’t lower the standards because low tier pairs with group B lifts are not particularly interesting to watch. I mean, that British couple always looked out of sorts.
 
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