Christina Carreira & Anthony Ponomarenko

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Christina CARREIRA and Anthony PONOMARENKO (Russian: Антоний ПОНОМАРЕНКО) are Ice Dancers who represent the USA. Carreira was born on 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] April 2000 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Ponomarenko was born on 5[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2001 in San José, California, USA. The team won the silver medal at the 2018 World Junior Championships and won the overall bronze medal in the 2018-19 Challenger Series in their first Senior season.

Anthony is the son of 5-time European, 3-time World and 1992 Olympic ice dancing champions Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko.
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Updated by dorispulaski on 7[SUP]th[/SUP] March 2020



Biographical Information


Biographical Info – Partnership

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014977.htm

Ice-dance.com Bio:
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profile-christina-carreira-anthony-ponomarenko/

USFSA Fanzone Bio
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=60

Ice Network Bio Archive (up to July 2018):
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...network.com/skaters/team/carreira_ponomarenko

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skaterteam/Christina/Carreira/Anthony/Ponomarenko/

Tracings.net Bio:
http://tracings.net/carr-pono.html

Rinkresults data
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32544

Biographical Info – Carreira

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Christina/Carreira/

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Carreira

Biographical Info – Ponomarenko

Stats On Ice Bio:
https://www.statsonice.com/skater/Anthony/Ponomarenko/

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Ponomarenko

Rinkresults data
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32545

Social Media


Social Media – Partnership

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Christina-Carreira-Anthony-Ponomarenko-453685578137538/

Website:
http://carreira-ponomarenko.ice-dance.com/


Social Media – Carreira

Twitter:
https://www.twitter.com/kristinapatin


Social Media – Ponomarenko

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/pom_pom9/


Programs​


2019–20 Season
RD: "Too Darn Hot" from the Kiss Me Kate soundtrack, performed by Corbin Bleu and cast; choreo by Christopher Dean, Massimo Scali
FD: Flamenco Medley: including "Farrucas" performed by Chano Lobato, Maria Magdalena and Paco Romero; choreo by Christopher Dean, Massimo Scali

2018–19 Season
RD: "Jealousy Tango" and "Yo Soy Maria;" choreo by Igor Shpilband and Pasquale Camerlengo
FD: Tokio Myer's medley including Clair de Lune, Bloodstream, and Angel.; choreo by Igor Shpilband and Pasquale Camerlengo
EX: "Latch" (acoustic) by Disclosure, performed by Sam Smith

2017–18 Season
SD: Rhumba: Quizas, Quizas, Quizas by Sarita Monitel, Cha Cha: Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps performed by The Pussycat Dolls, Samba: Conga by Gloria Estefan; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD: Dance For Me Wallis (from "W.E." soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski, Abdication (from "W.E." soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski; choreo by Igor Shpilband
Ex: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption) by Muse

2016–17 Season
SD Blues: “Why Don't You Do Right” by Jessica Rabbit, Swing: “A Cool Cat in Town” by Brenda Boykin, Tape Five; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD: “Exogenesis Symphony Pt. 3” by Muse; choreo by Igor Shpilband
Ex: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption) by Muse

2015–16 Season
SD Waltz: “City Lights” (soundtrack) by Charlie Chaplin, Polka: “City Lights” (soundtrack) by Charlie Chaplin; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD: “Poursuit”, “Auscenicia”, and “Black Cat White Cat” by Goran Bregović; choreo by Igor Shpilband

2014–15 Season
SD Samba: “Chica Boom” and Samba: “Let's Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD: Les Micmacs soundtrack Medley: “Diabolic”, “A Motley Crew”, “It Is Rolling” by Raphael Beau, Max Steiner; choreo by Igor Shpilband

Personal Best Scores

ISU Personal Best Scores for Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00014977.htm


TypeDateScoreEvent
Total03.11.2019191.55ISU CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019
RD02.11.201978.40ISU CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019
RD Technical02.11.201944.88ISU CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019
RD Component27.09.201933.68ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019
FD28.09.2019113.36ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019
FD Technical28.09.201962.84ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019
FD Component28.09.201950.52ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019
HTotal17.09.2016157.19ISU JGP Cup of Mordovia 2016
HRD08.12.201764.10ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18
HRD Technical21.09.201733.25ISU JGP Minsk Arena Cup 2017
HRD Component08.12.201731.51ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18
HFD18.03.201794.15ISU World Junior Championships 2017
HFD Technical18.03.201746.11ISU World Junior Championships 2017
HFD Component09.03.201848.47ISU World Junior Championships 2018
H - Historic record achieved before 2018/2019 season

The Personal Best and Season Best scores that the ISU uses for a skater only take into consideration certain competitions. For example, they do not take into consideration domestic competitions, such as Sectional, Regional or National Championships.



The table below takes into consideration all the events that the skater has taken part in. These scores are referred to as “Absolute Personal Best” and “Absolute Season’s Best” so as to distinguish them from the scores recorded by the ISU..


Absolute Personal Best ScoreAbsolute Season’s Best Score



The Absolute designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let me know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.


As always when comparing scores, it should be kept in mind that you are not comparing like for like. There is a subjective aspect to judging, and every competition has different judges..

Ice Dance
Rhythm DanceFree DanceTotal
*DateCompetitionScoreDateCompetitionScoreDateCompetitionScore
Major Championships5-11 Mar. 20182018 World Junior Championships60.8518 Mar. 20172017 Junior World Championships94.1515–19 Mar. 20172017 Junior World Championships154.68
Grands Prix22-24 November 2019NHK Trophy 201975.2517-20 October 2019Skate America 2019110.1422-24 November 2019NHK Trophy 2019182.26
Other International Competitions02-03 November 2019Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019 ISU78.4025-28 September 2019Nebelhorn Trophy 2019113.3602-03 November 2019Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019 ISU191.55
National Competitions22-27 Jan. 20202020 U.S. Championships 78.0218-27 Jan. 20192020 U.S. Championships 116.1418-27 Jan. 20192020 U.S. Championships 194.16
Absolute PB02-03 November 2019Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019 ISU78.4022-27 January 20202020 U.S. Championships116.1422-27 January 20202020 U.S. Championships194.16
:

* = For more information about Personal Best scores, and to find out how the competitions were defined for the purposes of the above table, please see the following post:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...=1#post2144915


Competitive History​


Disclaimer: Absolute Personal Best (PB) and Absolute Season’s Best (SB) score designations are based purely on the contents of the Competitive History table in this post. If anybody knows of any scores that are not in the table, please let us know, and we will be only too happy to add them in.


Date
CompetitionLevelSDFDTotal



PosScorePosScorePosScore
2019–20 Season
22-27 January 2020U.S. Championships 2020Senior478.024116.144194.16
22-24 November 2019NHK Trophy 2019Senior575.257107.016182.26
02-03 November 2019Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019 ISUSenior178.401113.151191.55
17-20 October 2019Skate America 2019Senior670.416110.146180.55
25-28 September 2019Nebelhorn Trophy 2019Senior276.994113.363190.35
19-21 September 2019U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2019Senior277.182111.292188.47
30 Jul. - 2 Aug. 20192019 Lake Placid Ice Dance InternationalSenior2-2-2177.72
2018–19 Season
18-27 Jan. 20192019 U.S. Championships Senior475.235114.785190.01
26-29 Nov. 20182018 Tallinn TrophySenior269.581110.641180.22
2-4 Nov. 20182018 Grand Prix HelsinkiSenior4 66.935 100.355 167.28
16-18 Nov. 20182018 Rostelecom Cup Senior2 69.013 105.203 174.21
26-29 Sep. 20182018 Nebelhorn TrophySenior369.563107.933177.49
12-16 Sep. 20182018 U.S. International ClassicSenior268.612105.432174.04
2017–18 Season
5-11 Mar. 20182018 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior6 60.85286.832147.68
28 Dec. 2017-7 Jan. 20182018 U.S. Championships, JuniorJunior1 68.701 90.481 159.18
7-10 Dec. 20172018 Junior Grand Prix FinalJunior2 64.102 87.662151.76
20–23 Sep. 2017ISU Junior Grand Prix Minsk Arena CupJunior163.77186.281150.05
30 Aug. – 02 Sep. 2017ISU Junior Grand Prix Cup Of AustriaJunior157.82187.571145.39
27-29 Jul. 2017
2017 Lake Placid Ice Dance InternationalJunior
1
62.20
1
87.56
1
149.76
2016–17 Season
15–19 Mar. 2017ISU Junior World ChampionshipsJunior660.53394.153154.68
14–22 Jan. 2017U.S. ChampionshipsJunior366.77298.292165.06
08–11 Dec. 2016ISU Junior Grand Prix FinalJunior461.39488.594149.98
14–17 Sep. 2016ISU Junior Grand Prix Cup Of MordoviaJunior263.10294.092157.19
24–27 Aug. 2016ISU Junior Grand Prix St. Gervais Junior260.44287.942148.38
27–30 Jul. 2016Lake Placid Ice Dance ChampionshipsJunior354.12287.412141.53
2015–16 Season
16–24 Jan. 2016U.S. ChampionshipsJunior464.81587.984152.79
17–21 Nov. 2015Pacific Coast Sectional ChampionshipsJunior159.05182.671141.72
23–26 Sep. 2015ISU Junior Grand Prix Copernicus StarsJunior261.13285.022146.15
26–29 Aug. 2015ISU Junior Grand Prix Riga CupJunior257.23574.024131.25
29 Jul. – 01 Aug. 2015Lake Placid Ice Dance InternationalJunior254.68281.222135.90
24–27 Jun. 2015Chesapeake OpenJunior3A49.445A71.84N/A121.28
2014–15 Season
17–25 Jan. 2015U.S. ChampionshipsJunior455.32676.595131.91
19–22 Nov. 2014Pacific Coast Sectional ChampionshipsJunior347.70379.303127.00
24–27 Sep. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Tallinn CupJunior450.62676.984127.60
03–06 Sep. 2014ISU Junior Grand Prix Czech SkateJunior448.61578.375126.98
30 Jul. – 02 Aug. 2014Lake Placid Ice Dance ChampionshipsJunior2A46.124C63.56N/A109.68


Programs and Videos​


2019-20 Season
RD: "Too Darn Hot" from the Kiss Me Kate soundtrack, performed by Corbin Bleu and cast; choreo by Christopher Dean, Massimo Scali
FD: Flamenco Medley: including "Farrucas" performed by Chano Lobato, Maria Magdalena and Paco Romero; choreo by Christopher Dean, Massimo Scali

2020 US Nationals RD
No video found
2020 Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQKbX3mocto

2019 Asian Open Trophy RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxAeAOsNFUY
2019 Asian Open Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf3kcfC4jsk

2019 Skate America RD (geoblocked
https://youtu.be/_9xp3V0D_Fo
2019 Skate America FD (geoblocked)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSC1YvCsFGg

2019 Nebelhorn Trophy RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtSuvjQ-w3M
2019 Nebelhorn Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJhTuhNGZ8c
EX- "Maria De Buenos Airez"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-kslEUGwTg

2019 Lake Placid IDI RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vESSDAgcPg
2019 Lake Placid IDI FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YJ4SZn9FhM

2018-19 Season
RD: "Jealousy Tango" and "Yo Soy Maria;" choreo by Igor Shpilband and Pasquale Camerlengo
FD: Tokio Myer's medley including Clair de Lune, Bloodstream, and Angel.; choreo by Igor Shpilband and Pasquale Camerlengo

2019 US Nationals RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnhlEamy71g
2019 US Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc2m7jTnryo

2018 GP Rostelecom Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_crMmKlz_A

2018 GP Helsinki RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IifwRsmWw6M
2018 GP Helsinki FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9rMbtgUgqE
They are part of this group of Interviews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuOx0I2Ukns

2018 Nebelhorn RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byXFZjgpFO8
2018 Nebelhorn FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQd5AAOCDFQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byXFZjgpFO8

2018 International Classic Rinkside Reactions RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C23ZR4_yhp0
2018 International Classic Rinkside Reactions FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D3_Y6iyyUA

2018 Skate Detroit FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwAoz9npZIU

2018 Dance Pairs Chicago FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKfHF3_Smx0

2017-18 Season
SD: Rhumba: Quizas, Quizas, Quizas by Sarita Monitel, Cha Cha: Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps performed by The Pussycat Dolls, Samba: Conga by Gloria Estefan; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD: Dance For Me Wallis (from "W.E." soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski, Abdication (from "W.E." soundtrack) by Abel Korzeniowski; choreo by Igor Shpilband

2018 Junior World Championships SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MBDSTpoOeI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBt6TEgIDbE
2018 Junior World Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMhLtID7akE

2018 US Nationals SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUBhOKAgRK8
2018 US Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8ast_57IBc

2017-18 JGPF Nagoya SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsu-1wuB2Tg
2017 - 18 JGPF Nagoya FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWHF0az_OwY
Christina CARREIRA and Anthony PONOMARENKO USA - Ice Dance Free Dance Interview- 2017 JGPF Nagoya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJi0Z9tx3c

2017 JGP Minsk SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRT6BhLG27M
2017 JGP Minsk FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOeWK1O08Ik
2017 JGP Minsk Winner's Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyoGEIuWm14

2017 JGP Salzburg SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYlzLsORfro
2017 JGP Salzburg FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuMEO4NrLq0
Winner's Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmmNa9O96PU

LPIDI 2017 FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtbYwi6W3MM

2016–17 Season
SD Blues: “Why Don't You Do Right” by Jessica Rabbit, Swing: “A Cool Cat in Town” by Brenda Boykin, Tape Five; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD “Exogenesis Symphony Pt. 3” by Muse; choreo by Igor Shpilband

2017 Junior World Championships SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAWRmkjEPl8
2017 Junior World Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mahSi9PCu1k
Small Medal Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoD1MrYIe-0

2017 US Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeG7rnWhjXM

2016-17 JGPF SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJi481nup5U
2016-17 JGPF FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nt7UKSdW5A

2016 JGP Cup of Mordovia SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5ze-OQqxk
2016 JGP Cup of Mordovia FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwSI7YDPJDA

2016 JGP Cup of St. Gervais SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8dLrypsAlM
2016 JGP Cup of St. Gervais FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MvEijgZ0s8

2016 Lake Placid IDC SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhYPVSlaed8
2016 Lake Placid IDC FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYF4fe-OnoU

2015–16 Season
SD Waltz: “City Lights” (soundtrack) by Charlie Chaplin, Polka: “City Lights” (soundtrack) by Charlie Chaplin; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD “Poursuit”, “Auscenicia”, and “Black Cat White Cat” by Goran Bregović; choreo by Igor Shpilband

2016 US Nationals Jr. Medal Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4JKBN6CFQ

2015 JGP Poland (Torun) SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZeG6o8pUTo
2015 JGP Poland (Torun) FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3iQljaYrI

2015 JGP Latvia (Riga) SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpWxb-v9lwk
2015 JGP Latvia (Riga) FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz6V4h-ZAAY

2015 Lake Placid IDI SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXvmD_CsVs
2015 Lake Placid IDI FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqJjN1vzFo4

2014–15 Season
SD Samba: “Chica Boom” and Samba: “Let's Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez; choreo by Igor Shpilband
FD Les Micmacs soundtrack Medley: “Diabolic”, “A Motley Crew”, “It Is Rolling” by Raphael Beau, Max Steiner; choreo by Igor Shpilband

2014 JGP Tallinn (Estonia) SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv9r_kkqulQ
2014 JGP Tallinn (Estonia) FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNvYmTtv-aQ

2014 JGP Ostrava (Czech Republic) SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqRwp7cTbW8
2014 JGP Ostrava (Czech Republic) FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnD0TOrEIpg

Galas and Exhibitions

Feb. 2019 - Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko skating on a frozen lake (ft. Min/Eaton)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_SYKeB29pE

2018 Nebelhorn Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTwg0AdUSLQ

Mar. 2018 - JWC Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KAI2NdyNSg

Jan. 2018 - US Nationals Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn2JcbFNP60

2017 JGP Minsk Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9UDoJ7uVs0

Mar. 2017 - JWC Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyF8aMWsEAk


Baby Pictures​



2008 Christmas Tale on San Jose Sharks (hockey) Ice. Anthony is Pinocchio, his mom Marina is the Christmas Fairy (16 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrFwa8PPkqY
Published on Feb 23, 2013. Olympic Champion Marina Klimova as fairy, Anthony Ponomarenko as Pinnochio, Daniel Edmunds as Santa Claus, Polina Edmunds as Pick Pocket, Elliana Pogrebinsky as Harlequin, Marina Capatina as Little Pirate, and Alyona Bilash as Pink Panther (; ENJOY!

2012 Anthony and Elizabeth Ding do side by side double flips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0F9IFZAlzc

Feng and Ponomarenko - 2013 Skate San Francisco, both dances
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iefTYf6ltx4

Feng and Ponamarenko - 2012 Junior Nationals Intermediate FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoo5ZVmU5oI

Feng and Ponamarenko - 2011 Junior Nationals Intermediate FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_iOJsrs-WA

Feng and Ponomarenko -2014 US Nationals Novice FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPUFWXCpvSI

Christina Jan. 2014 - Ice Partner Search Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzd6xmIh2V8


Golden Skate Articles And Threads​


Jan. 2018 - Hubbell and Donohue defend U.S. ice dance title
https://goldenskate.com/2019/01/hubbell-and-donohue-defend-u-s-ice-dance-title/

Jan. 2018 - Hubbell and Donohue lead ice dancers at U.S. nationals
https://goldenskate.com/2019/01/hubbell-and-donohue-lead-ice-dancers-at-u-s-nationals/

Nov. 2018 - Stepanova and Bukin win second consecutive Grand Prix Gold at Rostelecom Cup
https://goldenskate.com/2018/11/ste...onsecutive-grand-prix-gold-at-rostelecom-cup/

Nov. 2018 - Stepanova and Bukin at Rostelecom Cup: ‘Tomorrow we want to perform better’
https://goldenskate.com/2018/11/ste...lecom-cup-tomorrow-we-want-to-perform-better/

Nov. 2018 - Stepanova and Bukin win first Grand Prix gold in Helsinki
https://goldenskate.com/2018/11/ste...onsecutive-grand-prix-gold-at-rostelecom-cup/

Nov. 2018 - Stepanova and Bukin first after Rhythm Dance at GP Helsinki
https://goldenskate.com/2018/11/stepanova-and-bukin-first-after-rhythm-dance-at-gp-helsinki/

Mar. 2018 - Skoptcova and Aleshin win Junior World ice dance title
https://goldenskate.com/2018/03/skoptcova-and-aleshin-win-junior-world-ice-dance-title/

Dec. 2017 - Russia’s Skoptcova and Aleshin land gold in Nagoya
https://goldenskate.com/2017/12/2017-jgpf-ice-dance/

Sep. 2017 - Carreira and Ponomarenko eye 2018 Junior World podium
https://goldenskate.com/2017/09/carreira-ponomarenko/

Mar. 2017 - USA’s Rachel and Michael Parsons clinch Junior World title
https://goldenskate.com/2017/03/2017-world-junior-dance/

Dec. 2016 - Parsons and Parsons capture gold in Marseille
https://goldenskate.com/2016/12/2016-17-junior-grand-prix-final-dance/

Jan. 2013 – Wu and Soo win novice dance title at 2013 Canadian Nationals; Christina Carreira and Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette finish a disappointing fifth.
http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/wu-and-soo-win-canadian-novice-dance-title/


Other Articles, Interviews, and Fluff Videos​


Oct. 11, 2019 - Food Phrase, Christina & Anthony with Camden Pulkkinen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxgzbrNnZqQ

Jan. 2019 - Phone Tag presented by Consumer Cellular: Episode 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1ZrRoYGq5k
Jan. 2019 - Phone Tag presented by Consumer Cellular: Episode 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG-DBBn5k7U
Jan. 2019 - Phone Tag presented by Consumer Cellular: Episode 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXjppgUOckU

Nov. 2018 - Interview by MK Blades
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glgxw-5eDJI

Oct. 2018 - Interview by Skate Talk On Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLCyG7VI2Hg

Sep. 2016 – ISU Interview in Russian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bh2dEPdPZ0
Translation by Snow63 here:
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sh...-and-Results&p=1486140&viewfull=1#post1486140

Christina's blog from 2016 JGP Mordovia
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/2016-jgp-cup-of-mordovia-blog-1/
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/2016-jgp-cup-of-mordovia-blog-2/
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/2016-jgp-cup-of-mordovia-blog-3/
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/2016-jgp-cup-of-mordovia-blog-4/
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/2016-jgp-cup-of-mordovia-blog-5/

Sep. 2015 – McNamara, Carpenter clinch second JGP Final berth; Carreira, Ponomarenko take first JGP medal
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...amara-carpenter-clinch-second-jgp-final-berth

Sep. 2015 – Tsurskaya headed to JGP Final after topping ladies
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...kaya-headed-to-jgp-final-after-topping-ladies

Sep. 2015 – Torun tales: Carreira blogs from Junior Grand Prix[/URL]
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...n-tales-carreira-blogs-from-junior-grand-prix

Sep. 2014 - Igor Shpilband is interviewed by Ted Barton about working with Juniors.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yLYIOvuF5A

Sep. 2014 – JGP video Interview of Christina & Anthony from Sept 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g_Cw-ILtOs

Original Post by breathesgelatin on 28[SUP]th[/SUP] September 2019

With their great performance at the latest JGP, I thought it was time to start a thread for these two.

I have been following Anthony for a while now. I was a big fan of his parents, Olympic Champions Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko. They settled in northern California and Anthony grew up skating there. He was partnered for quite some time with Sarah Feng. You can check out their adorableness here:

FD at 2013 Pacific Coast Sectional – “Cats” soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mNvKSdL584

(That YouTube account has a number of uploads of old programs of Feng/Ponomarenko.)

In 2014, Anthony switched partners. He became eligible for the JGP, and switched to coaching with Igor Shpilband full time. Sarah Feng opted to pursue her singles career, so Anthony was partnered with Christina Carreira at that time. Christina is Canadian by nationality I believe - born in Montreal, and previously trained under Marie France-Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon. (This actually gives me some pause for their future – will she be eligible to compete for the US at the Olympics eventually?)

In season 2014–2015, they got 4th and 5th on the JGP circuit, and in 2015-2016 were already 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] and 4[SUP]th[/SUP]. I think they would've placed higher at Latvia if not for the unfortunate fall.

It is remarkable to think how young they are and they're already getting such good placements. He was born January 5 2001, and she March 4 2000. I see really bright things for this pair. I think they have excellent skating skills and good expression. My wish for them is that they continue to improve and eventually get some more mature/artistic programs.

It's also worth mentioning that Anthony grew up skating with US singles skater Polina Edmonds, and they seem to be quite good friends. They have some fun rap/hip hop dance videos on YouTube. This one is quite hilarious:

2012 US Challenge Skate Backstage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuALpuX8ZjA

2012–2013 Pacific Coast Sectionals backstage - Pound the Alarm by Nicki Minaj
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfcAfbHBO0w
 
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tvuckic16

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Not familiar with this team at all. Obviously Anthony has well qualified parents. Who coaches them?
 

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From what I've seen, Anthony is very charismatic on the ice - Christina however, she seems very plain. I hope they can grow, I believe it's only their second season together or something? And they're very young, so I am excited to see where they're going. :)
 

tvuckic16

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Ah, that sounds like an excellent coaching staff! :) Looking forward to seeing them.
 

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I admit I don't really follow ice dance, but I was so impressed by how good they were, and doubly so considering their age. Anthony certainly got his parents' skating genes. :)
 

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If they didn't fall at their first grand prix they would have had a real chance for the junior grand prix final, which is a real shame. They will be a team to look out for in a few years - they're still young.
 

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From what I've seen, Anthony is very charismatic on the ice - Christina however, she seems very plain. I hope they can grow, I believe it's only their second season together or something? And they're very young, so I am excited to see where they're going. :)

Yes, prior to the 2014-15 season, Anthony skated with Sarah Feng. Sarah & Anthony skated together since at least 2011, and maybe even before that. In 2014-15, Anthony started training more full-time with Igor (I believe he lives part of the year in Michigan now) and got paired with Christina. I actually think Christina is expressive, but a lot of times during footwork it looks like she's concentrating and the expression leaves a little bit. I feel like that's something that can be worked on as she matures.

If they didn't fall at their first grand prix they would have had a real chance for the junior grand prix final, which is a real shame. They will be a team to look out for in a few years - they're still young.

Totally. I think we expect several teams to move up to seniors next year, so they will really have a strong chance for the JGPF next year.
 

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I really like these two.They remind me of a young V/M .I hope they have the same success!
 

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Just ran into this:


2008 Christmas Tale on San Jose Sharks (hockey) Ice. Anthony is Pinocchio, his mom Marina is the Cristmas Fairy (16 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrFwa8PPkqY
Published on Feb 23, 2013
Olympic Champion Marina Klimova as fairy, Anthony Ponomarenko as Pinnochio, Daniel Edmunds as Santa Claus, Polina Edmunds as Pick Pocket, Elliana Pogrebensky as Harlequin, Marina Capatina as Little Pirate, and Alyona Bilash as pink Panther (; ENJOY!
 

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My friend saw them in Chesapeake 2-3 weeks ago.... Free dance is not Moonlight sonata...they're skating the free dance to Exogeneris symphony from Muse
 

Axelsk8r

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So is Fabian Bourzat
People were mentioning Anthony's parents but they're not part of their coaching staff
 

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My friend saw them in Chesapeake 2-3 weeks ago.... Free dance is not Moonlight sonata...they're skating the free dance to Exogeneris symphony from Muse

I saw some pictures they posted on their facebook page and Christina wore a red dress and Anthony was in black. When someone said they were skating to Moonlight Sonata, I thought, really? In that red sexy dress? lol. Although I think it would be interesting to see them try and pull it off. Now I will look up Exogeneris symphony from Muse. Do you know what their SD music is? Does anyone have any videos of their recent programs. I can't wait to see it :)
 
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