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2023-24 Retirements, Splits and New Partnerships

surimi

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This thread serves as a quick and informative resource for 2023-24 Retirements, Splits and New Partnerships in figure skating. Please feel free to post additions/changes, along with the source. Here is the thread for last season.

Retirements

Women

- Marin Honda (Japan)
- EunSoo Lim (South Korea)
- Nicole Schott (Germany)
- Valeria Shulskaya (Russia)
- Maia Sørensen (Denmark)
- unconfirmed - taking a break: Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (Russia)
- Darya Usacheva (Russia)

Men
- unconfirmed - taking a break: Mikhail Kolyada (Russia)
- Sumitada Moriguchi (Japan) - will focus on pairs
- Alexander Samarin (Russia)
- Haruya Sasaki (Japan)

Ice dance
- Emma Goodstadt (Canada)
- Richard Kang In Kam (New Zealand)
- Anna Lavrova (USA)
- Tiffany Zagorski / Jonathan Guerreiro (Russia)

Pairs
- Gabriel Farand (Canada)
- Shoya Ichihashi (Japan)
- Gabriella Izzo (USA)
- Valeri Kolesov (Russia)
- Ekaterina Petushkova / Evgeny Malikov (Russia)
- Emmanuelle Proft / Nicolas Nadeau (Canada)
- Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov (Russia)
- Cong Han (China)

Splits

Ice dance

- Maria Bjørkli / James Koszuta (Norway)
- Louise Bordet / Thomas Gipoulou (France)
- Estelle Bouillet / Martin Chardain (France)
- Sophia Bushell / Anthony Haddad (Great Britain)
- Nicole Calderari / Christian Murer (Switzerland)
- Audra Gans / Michael Boutsan (Canada)
- Emma Goodstadt / Christian Bennett (Canada)
- Vasilisa Kaganovskaia / Valeri Angelopol (Russia)
- Lou Koch / Alexander Buchholdt (Great Britain)
- Caroline Kravets / Jacob Stark (Canada)
- Anna Lavrova / Jonathan Rogers (USA)
- Harlow Lynella Stanley / Nikita Sosnenko (Mexico)
- Lorraine McNamara / Anton Spiridonov (USA)
- Chloe Mentha / Emile Deveau (Canada)
- Dana Sabatini-Speciale / Nicholas Buelow (Canada)

Pairs
- Tilda Alteryd / Valtter Virtanen (Finland)
- Sofia Baram / Daniel Tioumentsev (USA)
- Fiona Bombardier / Gabriel Farans (Canada)
- Hye-Jin Cho / Harley Windsor (South Korea)
- Brooke McIntosh / Benjamin Mimar (Canada)
- Nika Osipova / Dmitry Epstein (Netherlands)
- Ashlyn Schmitz / Tristan Taylor (Canada)
- Anastasiia Smirnova / Danylo Siianytsia (USA)
- Cayla Smith / Jared McPike (USA)
- Wenjing Sui / Cong Han (China)
- Oxana Vouillamoz / Flavien Giniaux (France)

New partnerships
(pairs and couples in strikethrough have since split again)

Ice dance
- Sophia Bushell / Anthony Haddad (Great Britain)
- Emese Csiszer / Mark Shapiro (Hungary)
- Jamie Fournier / Everest Zhu (Canada)
- Cilla Laine / Urho Reina (Finland)
- Anya Lavrova / Jonathan Rogers (USA)
- Alisa Ovsiankina / Maximilien Rahier (France)
- Yahli Pedersen / Jeffrey Chen (USA)
- Philomène Sabourin / Raúl Bermejo (Spain)
- Agathe Tournadre / Thomas Gipoulou (France)
- Arina Ushakova and Valeriy Angelopol (Russia)
- Beatrice Ventura / Stefano Frasca (Italy)

Pairs
- Fiona Bombardier / Gabriel Farand (Canada)
- Fiona Bombardier / Benjamin Mimar (Canada)
- Hyejin Cho / Harley Windsor (South Korea)
- Gabriella Izzo / Thierry Ferland (Canada)
- Martina Ariano Kent / Charly Laliberté-Laurent (Canada)
- Lori-Ann Matte / Noël-Antoine Pierre (France)
- Chiara Michaela Pazienza / Maxim Knorr (Switzerland)
- Nora Rothenbühler / Mozes Jozsef Berei (Hungary)
- Haley Scott / Danylo Siianytsia (USA)
- Julia Szczecinina / Michał Woźniak (Poland)
- Taisiya Shcherbinina / Artem Petrov (Russia)


Comebacks

- Courtney Hicks (USA)
- Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker (Canada) - Ice dance
 
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el henry

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Mikhail Kolyada has announced on Channel One that he suspends his career.

@AlexBreeze, can you explain what he meant by "Suspend"? Does that mean he is not competing this year, but he may or may not come back, or that he is retiring from competitive skating?
 

Caliban

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@AlexBreeze, can you explain what he meant by "Suspend"? Does that mean he is not competing this year, but he may or may not come back, or that he is retiring from competitive skating?
Tatiana Mishina, in a conversation with Match TV, said that Mikhail Kolyada is still in thought.

"He is still thinking himself. So far, have made this decision. Final or not?.. He haven't talked to Alexey Nikolaevich yet, apparently, he decided to pause and think, see how and what will develop further"
 

Green Carrots

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So, Eunsoo Lim (Korea) officially stated her retirement 💔 I wish her all the best and hopefully she's happy now as a student and choreographer. She helps her former coach Hyunkyun Choi and has already made some beautiful programs for little skaters she published in Instagram recently. Moreover, she's a part of G-SHOW, big ice show in Korea. So, I really hope she's living her best times. Her achievements for korean figure skating will never be forgotten
 

Mariott

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hmm, should I add 'on hiatus' as category then? :scratch2:
Especially for Russian figure skaters :biggrin: They don't like to say directly that they are ending their careers, they always suspend them. The last person to make an official statement about finishing, if I remember well, was Kovtun.
 

ladyjane

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It wasn't meant like that. I meant it more like 'the competitive career is on hold'. Many figure skaters say that when they are not sure they are going to return or not.
 

surimi

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Okay, I solved the language issue by writing 'taking a break', then. At least I hope I did. :]
I'm sorry to hear of EunSoo's retirement, although it was to be expected, with the Korean ladies being very strong recently, and the field only grows deeper. EunSoo was lovely on the ice.
 

macy

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So, Eunsoo Lim (Korea) officially stated her retirement 💔 I wish her all the best and hopefully she's happy now as a student and choreographer. She helps her former coach Hyunkyun Choi and has already made some beautiful programs for little skaters she published in Instagram recently. Moreover, she's a part of G-SHOW, big ice show in Korea. So, I really hope she's living her best times. Her achievements for korean figure skating will never be forgotten
wow, i'm sad to hear this. i liked her skating a lot. i wish her all the best and much happiness!
 

4everchan

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Didn't I already say no more retirements were allowed? It's not an Olympic year so stop.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
climate change is messing up the post-olympic migration.

ETA... sorry i didn't mean to trigger a reaction with this unplanned pun... omg... forgive me : i put it in smaller font now :(
 
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gleungc6

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4everchan

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Jamie Fournier / Everest Zhu, Canada Dance


the championnats québécois d'été entry list had revealed this new partnership ;) but now it's even more confirmed as IAM ! thanks for sharing it ! I like Everest :) who doesn't like him?
 
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