Natalia Kaliszek & Maksym Spodyriev

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Natalia Kaliszek (pronounced [naˈtalja kaˈliʂɛk]; born 17 May 1996 in Toruń, Poland, and Maksim Spodiriev (Ukrainian: Максим Сподирєв) born 29 December 1993 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, are ice dancers who represent Poland in international competition. Maksim Spodiriev and Natalia Kaliszek have won six Polish national titles.

In the 2016–17 season, Natalia and Maksim debuted on the Grand Prix series, at the 2016 Cup of China and the 2016 NHK Trophy. Since then, the team has won several medals in Challengers Series events, including the gold medal at the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy.

In 2016, the team's foxtrot partial step sequence was one of only two world-wide judged appropriate to be the basis for a new compulsory dance! [SUP][1][/SUP] Their new pattern dance has been named the "Tea Time Foxtrot" and is a required part of the Junior Short Dance for the 2019-20 season.

Spodiriev competed for Ukraine in ice dance earlier in his career, with Daria Korotitskaya. Kaliszek first competed in pairs with her brother Michal. The team was coached by Poland's best ever pair, Dorota and Mariusz Siudek. The Kaliszek's then moved from pairs to ice dance. When Michal retired, Natalia skated with Yaroslav Kurbakov for the 2013-2014 season before teaming up with Spodiriev in 2014.

Maksim Spodiriev's name is also spelled Maksym Spodyriev (Ukrainian: Максим Сподирєв).


Biographical Info​

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014997.htm

Ice-dance.com bio
https://www.ice-dance.com/site/profile-natalia-kaliszek-maksim-spodyriev/

Polish bio:
https://translate.google.com/transl.../nataia-kaliszek-i-maksim-spodirev-czyli.html

Natalia's Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalia_Kaliszek

Max's Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maksym_Spodyriev

Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/kali-spod.html

A bio of Natalia
http://www.figureskatingonline.info/skaterbio.php?id=FSPOL21705199602

Natalia's Rinkresults entry:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skaterskater_id=32395
Max's Rinkresults entry
http://www.rinkresults.com/skaterskater_id=10614


Social Media​

Webpage (in Polish):
http://kaliszek-spodyriev.com/

English version of their Webpage

Both have instagrams:
Natalia: https://www.instagram.com/malaaczarna/

Maks: https://www.instagram.com/maks_spodyriev/

And they have a joint instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/kaliszek.spodyriev/

And a joint twitter:
https://twitter.com/Natalia_Maksym

Team's facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Natalia-Kaliszek-Maksym-Spodyriev-783109395128227/


Update 15 May 2020​

TypeScoreCompetition
Total185.48ISU CS Ice Star 2019
RD75.17ISU CS Ice Star 2019
RD Technical41.68ISU GP Internationaux de France 2019
RD Component34.12ISU CS Ice Star 2019
FD112.48ISU European Championships 2019
FD Technical62.77ISU European Championships 2019
FD Component51.18ISU CS Ice Star 2019


Historic records achieved before 2018/2019 season

TypeScoreCompetition
Total168.58ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017
RD67.94ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017
RD Technical36.18ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017
RD Component31.76ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017
FD100.64ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017
FD Technical51.55ISU European Championships 2018
FD Component49.32ISU CS Tallinn Trophy 2017

Programs​


2019-20
RD: Quickstep: "Everybody Say Yeah" (from "Kinky Boots") by Cyndi Lauper; Foxtrot: "Everybody Say Yeah" (from "Kinky Boots") by Cyndi Lauper; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka
FD: Puss in Boots (soundtrack) by Henry Pryce Jackman; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka

2020 European Championships RD (geoblocked in US)
https://youtu.be/AzYg8s9BK9Y
2020 European Championships FD (geoblocked in US)
https://youtu.be/TVCS3soKwg8

2020 Mentor Torun Cup RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcM1BOy3J8g
2020 Mentor Torun Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHZw7AmV2oo

2019-20 Four Nations FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWlo2h3mBRA

2019 Bosphorus Cup
FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQv8xRjpL_g

2019 Rostelecom Cup RD (geoblocked in US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO69Bj4gjkE
2019 Rostelecom Cup FD (geoblocked in US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ww35VtdwLM

2019 IdF FD
https://youtu.be/XRumqRKieSM

2019 Ice Star RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6NRFUjJYjI
2019 Ice Star FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZfU4VX2Lrs

2019 Shanghai Trophy Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXfj25uVYBw

2018-19
RD: "Passion For Tango" by Tim Garland
FD: "Bout Time" by Crystalize; "I Feel Like I'm Drowning" by Two Feet

2019 Worlds RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgwqGcEQzsk
2019 Worlds FD
https://youtu.be/Et7GOeK3EtM?t=3489

2019 Europeans RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSI7VD8Re74
2019 Europeans FD
https://youtu.be/cECyuCB1Ml4?t=1610

2019 Mentor Torun Cup RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzfwWeqBHBs
2019 Mentor Torun Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwBO3msO-Oo

2019 Four Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iWMExQeZgI

2018 Golden Spin RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Faaf9hUOs
2018 Golden Spin FD

2018 Skate America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvxDLoXYsIU

2018 Nebelhorn
No videos found

2017-2018
SD: Samba: "Despacito" by Luis Fonci, Rhumba: "Deja Vu" by Prince Royce, Shakira, Salsa: "Descarga En Sol Para Tito Puente" by Alex Torrres, Los Reyes Latinos; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka
FD: "Young And Beautiful" (from "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack), "Swing Break" by The McMash Clan feat. Kate Mullins, "No Diggity" by Minimatic, "Maple Leaf Rag" by Skeewiff feat. Tommy Dorsey; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka

2018 Worlds FD (may not be available in your country)
https://radikal.ru/video/EqFplgs0taU

The Olympic channel has free access to whole events uploads:
SD
https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/pl...e-short-dance/
FD
https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/pl...ce-free-dance/

2018 Olympics SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84WOMqdfLtM
2018 Olympics FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRHbivnOZSU

2018 Europeans SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrqpcgm6Ces
2018 Europeans FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIKuUejkoTI

2018 Mentor Torun Cup FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2sl94G7ShDY

2017 Santa Claus Cup SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hfJsPgpK5JQ

2017 Internationnaux de France SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16XI8wKqt4c
2017 Internationnaux de France FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPsh92dO80Q

2017 Skate Canada SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMnL77Uqr4s
2017 Skate Canada FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mClBgPs0eA

2017 Finlandia SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHborRRuvVI
2017 Finlandia FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gEqozuG2NPk

2016-2017
SD Blues: Back to the Dirty Town by Blues Mystery, Hip Hop: Sax by Fleur East; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka
FD Dirty Dancing (soundtrack); choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka

2017 Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkUHEQRK6ew
2017 Worlds FD
No video found

2017 Europeans SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbzOvDVOyY

2017 Mentor Torun Cup SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FC6yOl8n0NE
2017 Mentor Torun FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6k0sDm_CFA

2016-2017 Four Nations SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G5MzJpOkvFQ
2016- 2017 Four Nations FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lH7sysCpdbo

2016 NHK SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTQNG2LELm8
2016 NHK FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k24u3bysOi8

2016 Cup of China SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq9nN7VQNDI
2016 Cup of China FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FoW8Q4O8Ts

2015–2016
SD Waltz: Rain Waltz, by Frederic Chopin, Foxtrot: Tea For Two; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka
FD Crystallize; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka

2016 World SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrMYsJziRKk
2016 Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLtP-LJuBD8

2016 Europeans SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rbzOvDVOyY
2016 Europeans FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zl01-ArW4I

2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Toruń Cup SD
No video found
2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Toruń Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7AYNIbWLoM

2016 Four Nations Championships SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBmt1z7EC1Y
2016 Four Nations Championships FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04VwAIeXN7s

2015 Mordovian Ornament SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6jMdwKvRzBg
2015 Mordovian Ornament FD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T1_5qP0GTbw

2015 Nebelhorn Trophy SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4196lrtWwrw

2015 IX Senior Cup Lodz SD
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo__ohrJodo
2015 IX Senior Cup Lodz FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo__ohrJodo

2015 Test Skate Oswiecim SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mowky97xgE
2015 Test Skate Oswiecim FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwcjxCppKhI

2014–2015
SD Paso Doble: Puss in Boots by Henry Jackman; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka
FD Phantom of the Opera on Ice by Roberto Danova; choreo by Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka

2015 Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h89xTc56dPA
2015 Worlds FD
They did not qualify for the FD

2015 Junior Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMZADu5eh0
2015 Junior Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8optsF-2yF8

2015 Europeans SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmB3aNVzEYU
2015 Europeans FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25gtFVTQRLo

2014-2015 Polish Junior Competition SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rX_FXv_ig
2014-2105 Polish Junior Competition FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x-8FOv9qxY

2014 Four Nations Cup SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3SSeTLu5g
2014 Four Nations Cup FD
No video found

2014 Santa Claus Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfikubp3n2s

2014 Warsaw Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ZEY9y-PuI

2014 Volvo Open Cup SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s8AZ77ZGOQ
2014 Volvo Open Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZh7A9Z4AjY

2014 Junior Lodz Cup SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Tg35Gl_CM
2014 Junior Lodz Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XcKATPKWTU

2014 Junior SD Test Skate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVGV6-rq0FY


Competitive History​

CompetitionSDFDFinal
Season 2019-20
2020 European Championships 10109 (180.26)
2020 Mentor Torun Cup211 (188.31)
2019-20 Four Nationals Cup111 (171.12)/
1 POL
2019 Bosphorus Cup111 (192.96)
2019 Rostelecom Cup 444 (178.70)
2019 Internationaux de France666 (183.42)
2019 Ice Star of Minsk422 (185.48)
2019 Shanghai Trophy333 (178.59)
Season 2018-19
2019 World Championships111211 (183.30)
2019 Mentor Torun Cup222 (186.57)
2019 European Championships455 (185.35)
2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb222 (170.11)
2019 Four Nationals Figure Skating Championships111 (171.12)
2019 CS Tallinn Trophy323 (178.43)
2018 Warsaw Cup222 (177.15)
2018 Rostelecom Cup455 (161.62)
2018 Skate America666 (163.05)
2018 Nebelhorn Trophy888 (141.63)
Season 2017-18
2018 World Championships131917 (151.46)
2018 Olympic Winter Games141514 (161.35)
2018 Mentor Torun Cup
111 (174.28)
2018 European Championships10810 (164.48)
2017-18 Four Nations111 (162.16)
2017 Santa Claus Cup
233 (158.00)
2017 Tallinn Cup
111 (168.58)
2017 Internationaux de France988 (147.77)
2017 Skate Canada International999 (144.78)
2017 Finlandia Trophy
910​10 (137.76)
Season 2016-17
2017 World Championships151314 (157.15)
2017 European Championships1088 (156.02)
2017 Mentor Torun Cup
111 (168.76)
2016-17 Four Nations Championships111 (154.24)
2016 NHK Trophy677 (147.93)
2016 Cup of China565 (150.78)
2016 Finlandia Trophy
455 (147.46)
2016 Ondrej Nepela Trophy
554 (146.86)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 World Championships
141616 (146.42)
2016 European Championships
111111 (147.07)
2016 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Toruń Cup
111 (157.45)
2015-16 Four Nations Championships222 (149.26)
1st POL
2015 Warsaw Cup
222 (147.52
2015 Mordovian Ornament CS333 (150.60)
2015 Open d’Andorra222 (138.02)
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy5 7 7 (131.06 )
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Championships24-45.46 (FNR)
2015 World Junior Championships1067 (131.78)
2015 European Championships151414 (131.13)
2015 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Toruń Cup
431 (144.69)
2015 Four Nations Championships222 (122.88)
1st POL
2014 Santa Claus Cup211 (144.36)
2014 Warsaw Cup666 (122.38)
2014 Volvo Open Junior222 (126.26)



Previous Partnerships and Singles Career​



Natalia Kaliszek & Michal Kaliszek (dance)




Natalia Kaliszek & Michal Kaliszek (pairs)

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_cr_00011748.htm
http://tracings.net/kali-kali.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20090819052605/http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011748.htm

2010 Junior FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBwm89UX10g

2008 Nestlé Kangus Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCO6UGtCc6o

2008 Polish Figure Skation Opening's Season Competition SP
Warsaw, August 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAIyqM9J37k
2008 Polish Figure Skation Opening's Season Competition FS
Warsaw, August 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8lg9v_Krnw

2007 Nebelhorn Oberstdorf Novice FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHzQN_E8aQ
Medal Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI7M4uEZ-fw

2007 Warsaw Cup Novice SP (they had been skating pairs for only 4 months)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y6EJK-YKNw




Natalia Kaliszek & Yaroslav Kurbakov (dance)




Daria Korotitskaya & Maxim Spodirev (dance)

https://web.archive.org/web/20130206144939/http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013792.htm
http://tracings.net/koro-spod.html
2013 JGP Czech Skate SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VucFd6RNHgc
2013 JGP Czech Skate FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1u_zFSMVi4

2013 JGP Riga FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLC54H5xI8Y

2012-2013 Ukrainian Junior Championships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekjkeWHquF4

2012 NRW Trophy FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBRUjh6Q4m4

2012 JGP Courchevel SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-RZyA-i6Yw
2012 JGP Courchevel FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REdcPEwkC-Q

2012 JGP Sencila-Bled SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grgt-HS_7U4
2012 JGP Sencila-Bled FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuN5xyV9MA

2011 Santa Claus Cup FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUiIS-lNl58

2011 NRW Trophy SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8RyudkH1h0

2010-2011 Ukrainian Junior Figure Skating Championship SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBMSZ1bKCU
2010-2011 Ukrainian Junior Figure Skating Championship FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szzY-5W4Whc


Natalia as a Singles Skater

2008 Test Skate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBd1Z5VePm0

2008 Natalia Kaliszek Nestle Kangus Cup Toruń
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IoiMJrVg2Y


Exhibitions and Galas​


November 2019 Rostelecom Gala (geoblocked in US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eKs9mZ2bzw

May 2018 - Dance Show on Ice - "Just Give Me A Reason" performed by Pink, featuring Nate Ruess
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xUyCpUlLbFc

2017 Mentor Torun Cup - "All of Me" by John Legend
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rDrISWqfTGI

2016 Kings on Ice - Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)" by P!nk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_IaTWCTz0g

2015 Mentor Nestlé Nesquik Cup Gala- Snow by Philip Kirkorov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwM4_E7sr_U
Fancam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gDn_2NH0-8


Articles and Interviews​


Jan. 2019 - Interview in Polish
https://sport.tvp.pl/40984243/natal...myslimy-o-igrzyskach-i-robi-sie-smutno-wywiad
Translation by Mohacz
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...im-Spodiriev&p=2357866&viewfull=1#post2357866

Jan. 2017 - Natalia Kaliszek & Maksym Spodyriev on Trans World Sport
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FY4fwfO4YT8

June 2016 - Kaliszek/Spodirev foxtrot chosen for CD
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59694-Kaliszek-Spodirev-foxtrot-chosen-for-CD
Includes translation of the following original article in Polish:
http://eurosport.onet.pl/zimowe/lyz...rzy-doceniony-przez-swiatowa-federacje/3vc0lt

Dec. 2014 - Interview with Natalia Kaliszek and coach Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka
https://translate.google.com/transl.../nataia-kaliszek-i-maksim-spodirev-czyli.html

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[1] Golden Skate thread: "Kaliszek Spodiriev foxtrot chosen for CD"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59694-Kaliszek-Spodirev-foxtrot-chosen-for-CD
 
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Natalia & Maxim's SD was definitely one of the highlights of the Worlds 2016 dance competition for me!
 

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In the 2016–17 season, Natalia and Maksim will debut on the Grand Prix series, at the 2016 Cup of China and the 2016 NHK Trophy.
 

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Kaliszek first competed in pairs with her brother Michal.

This isn't very common. Anyone can name several american siblings who are doing ice dancing as a team but can anybody name any notable pair skating pair who are siblings?
 

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One of my favourite 'new' teams alongside with Lorenz/Polizoakis and Tobias/Tkachenko. Very nice couple, pretty lady and handsome strong partner. Tons of charisma. Wish them best of luck next season!;)
 
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This isn't very common. Anyone can name several american siblings who are doing ice dancing as a team but can anybody name any notable pair skating pair who are siblings?

It is no longer. common, but was not unusual before 1980.

The most recent I could find at the senior level was the team of Kitty and Peter Carruthers USA, 1984 Olympic silver medallists (sort of a fudge, because they are adopted siblings) and Danielle Hartsell &
Steve Hartsell USA, 1997 World Junior champions and 1976 Elizabeth & Peter Cain AUS World Junior bronze medallists.

Before 1970, sibling pairs were not unusual. A sampling:
Cynthia and Ronald Kaufman USA, 3 time world bronze medallists, 1966-1968

Vivian and Ronald Joseph USA 1965 world silver medallists

Maria & Otto Jelinek CAN 1957 & 1958 world bronze medallists

Jennifer & John Nicks GBR

Nancy & Ronald Ludington USA

Silvia Grandjean & Michel Grandjean SUI


What a lot of well known coaches come from these sibling pairings!
 

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It is no longer. common, but was not unusual before 1980.

The most recent I could find at the senior level was the team of Kitty and Peter Carruthers USA, 1984 Olympic silver medallists (sort of a fudge, because they are adopted siblings) and Danielle Hartsell &
Steve Hartsell USA, 1997 World Junior champions and 1976 Elizabeth & Peter Cain AUS World Junior bronze medallists.

I took a look at the World Juniors medalist and it looks like there are a few other sibling pairs as well.

1976 the silver medalist were Lorene Mitchell / Donald Mitchell. I am not sure if they siblings though.
1978 the bronze medalist were Beth Flora / Ken Flora. Don't know if they are siblings but seems likely.
1984 the silver medalist were Susan Dungjen / Jason Dungjen. They are siblings.
 

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Kaliszek first competed in pairs with her brother Michal. The team was coached by Poland's best ever pair, Dorota and Mariusz Siudek. The Kaliszek's then moved from pairs to ice dance.

This is really intriguing. She could've been an exciting pair skater. Poland hasn't had pair skaters with as much calibre as Dorota Zagórska and Mariusz Siudek had.
 

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... can anybody name any notable pair skating pair who are siblings?

It is no longer. common, but was not unusual before 1980.

The most recent I could find at the senior level was the team of Kitty and Peter Carruthers USA, 1984 Olympic silver medallists (sort of a fudge, because they are adopted siblings) and Danielle Hartsell &
Steve Hartsell USA, 1997 World Junior champions and 1976 Elizabeth & Peter Cain AUS World Junior bronze medallists. ...

Another sibling pair (who, like the Kaliszeks, did not get as far as earning big international medals):
Before Dylan Moscovitch skated with KMT, his partner was his sister Kyra. That's all I knew off the top of my head.
A July 2008 article tells me that the Moscovitch siblings placed fourth as seniors at Canadian Nats -- and were junior, novice, and pre-novice Canadian champs.
Kyra is nine years younger than Dylan. At the time of the article, they had not yet been able to compete internationally b/c of age requirements.
They soon competed at 2008 Nebelhorn, and placed eighth.

My two cents re the Carruthers:
Don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill, and maybe it is just me, but I do not understand the wording of "sort of a fudge," which has a less than positive ring, IMO -- although I do not think that you intended to say anything negative.
Does not bother me that you mentioned in this context that the Carruthers are not biological siblings, b/c it means that their athletic talent does not stem from the same gene pool.
I would say that they are unique in that respect among top-tier sibling pairs, but I don't see any kind of fudge. Each was adopted as an infant, years before they ever set foot on the ice. It's not as if their parents set out to adopt a baby boy and a baby girl who would grow up to skate elite pairs as siblings.​
 
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I only meant that they were adoptive siblings, not genetic siblings, and so are not an example of genetic sibling pairs.
 

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Post on FB from Natalia nad Maks about the competition: https://www.facebook.com/7831093951...3109395128227/891647677607731/?type=3&theater (Below is in English). No video yet, but I hope it will be uploaded soon. Scores and protocols from competition are at the link I posted before. I'm glad they got positive feedaback!

The're assigned to Ondrej Nepela Memorial and Finlandia Trophy, so either way, we should see their programs soon :)
They also have official page, though it's in Polish only: http://kaliszek-spodyriev.com/ And joint instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/kaliszek.spodyriev/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/Natalia_Maksym Lots of ways to communicate now :)
 

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I read more on their facebook and there's info on the music: SD is blues and hip-hop and FD is to Dirty Dancing soundtrack. I'm not sure if happy about hip hop part...
 
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turquoiseblue

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Post on FB from Natalia nad Maks about the competition: https://www.facebook.com/7831093951...3109395128227/891647677607731/?type=3&theater (Below is in English). No video yet, but I hope it will be uploaded soon. Scores and protocols from competition are at the link I posted before. I'm glad they got positive feedaback!

The're assigned to Ondrej Nepela Memorial and Finlandia Trophy, so either way, we should see their programs soon :)
They also have official page, though it's in Polish only: http://kaliszek-spodyriev.com/ And joint instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/kaliszek.spodyriev/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/Natalia_Maksym Lots of ways to communicate now :)
Thanks for all the links! I just noticed that they now have an English version of the site, too :)

I love their SD :love: :love: :love:
Here is a video from Finlandia Trophy 2016:
FT2016 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV SD
 

WeakAnkles

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They're one of the few ID teams this year who haven't bored me into a stupor. Their FD has one major problem: there is really two not particularly connected dances in one. The transition between the two could be much more seamless. But it's a really fun FD, so kudos to them in what looks to be a dull dull year in ID.
 

Sugarpova

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1 of the best & uplifting dances this year!:clap:

nothing against Montreal school but its really great that not everyone trains there :biggrin:
 
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