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2022-23 Retirements, Splits and New Partnerships

surimi

Celebrating Sota's #12 WS
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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:
- Mariah Bell (USA)
- Ekaterina Ryabova (Azerbaijan)
- Sofia Samodurova (Russia)
- Stanislava Konstantinova (Russia) (officially on break from skating)
-
Jenni Saarinen (Finland)
- Veronik Mallet (Canada)
- Alisson Krystle Perticheto (The Philippines)
- Kailani Craine (Australia)
- Aldis Kara Bergsdottir (Iceland)
- Yuhana Yokoi (Japan)
- Akari Matsubara (Japan)
- Dasa Grm (Slovenia)
- Natasha McKay (Great Britain)

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

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

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

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

Splits:

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

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

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

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

Pairs:
- Natalia Zabiiako / Zachary Daleman (Canada)
- Lia Pereira / Trennt Michaud (Canada)
- Hazel Collier / Misha Mitrofanov (USA)
- Isabelle Martins / Aaron Felberbaum (USA)
- Ashley Fletcher / Aaron Felberbaum (USA)
- Ellie Kam / Daniel O'Shea (USA)
- Andy Deng / Adele Zheng (USA)
- Milania Väänänen / Filippo Clerigi (country undecided)
- Lucrezia Beccari / Matteo Guarise (Italy)
- Sophia Schaller / Livio Mayr (Austria)
- Barbora Kucianova / Martin Bidar (Czech Republic)
- Yuna Nagaoka / Sumitada Moriguchi (Japan)
- Sae Shimizu / Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda (Japan)
- Alena Kostornaia / Georgy Kunitsa (Russia)
- Minerva Hase/Nikita Volodin (Germany)
 
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el henry

Fangirl of men’s spirals and split jumps
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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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Jan 4, 2007
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

On the Ice
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Dec 24, 2014
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

Team Gorgeous Cacti!
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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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Jan 31, 2019
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Canada
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

Celebrating Sota's #12 WS
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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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