Vincent Zhou

lariko

Medalist
Joined
Jan 31, 2019
Country
Canada
Maybe Vincent was wise to WD instead of skating unprepared if he didn’t feel like he wouldn’t be in his perfect form. I’ll keep an eye out to see when he is back in competitions.
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Hello Vincent fans!

Vincent was featured in the November Brown Alumni Monthly:agree:

https://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/articles/2019-11-04/fans-everywhere

(I saw the hard copy version as one of Spousal Unit's degrees is from Brown, it was full page and very nice:) Whenever he says a skater in something he is reading, he flags me;) )

Wow! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the info, el henry! I've been taking a break from the forums since Vincent withdrew from GP, using the much needed time to prepare for the holidays and new year. Just saw your post today. Can't wait to share it with Vincent's Japanese fans. Wish they would have chosen a better picture, lol. Thank you again.
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Happy holidays, everyone! Vincent and uncle Kurt were invited to the Granite Club in Toronto.

From coach David Long’s IG:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5gLEn3Hf1j/?igshid=1vbv23s82dkl3

While many are still competing at Challenge, others are back at it and were treated to a guest session today with Vincent Zhou and the legend Kurt Browning.

Glad that Vincent had the opportunity over the Thanksgiving weekend to get together with Kurt for the session. Looking forward to more appearances over the holidays!
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Any updates? Will Vincent be at nationals?

Hi, DSQ. Vincent should be done with the semester by the start of next year and there is no reason he can't go back to skating full time and defend his title at Nationals. His Japanese fan account uploaded some photos today of Vincent skating at Providence College Schneider Rink. Looks like he had the whole rink/arena to himself.

https://twitter.com/VincentZhou1025/status/1204938848427331584?s=20

Hope everyone is having a peaceful & memorable holiday season. Enjoy the last Christmas of the decade and make it special!
 

Arriba627

TAKE ME TO SHOMPÉRY!
Record Breaker
Joined
Jun 2, 2014
Country
Mars
Wow! How about that?! I just saw the news. I guess we can always expect the unexpected. I wish him the best of luck with Lee! Seems like they could be a good team together. And I know it seemed he liked working with Mie Hamada. I wonder how much of a role she will play.
 

lariko

Medalist
Joined
Jan 31, 2019
Country
Canada
Wonderful news, and fingers crossed we’ll see excellent skates at the Nationals
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Thanks for the update, Lunalovesskating! Really excited that the new year and new decade bring fresh coaching & perspective for Vincent. :hap85:This NBC Sports article has some additional information, listing Lori Nichol as one of his coaching staff. USFSA also mentioned the same: "World bronze medalist Vincent Zhou announced today that he will begin training with Lee Barkell and Lori Nichol in Toronto, Canada. Zhou will continue to train with Mie Hamada."

“I can’t thank Tammy, Christy and Tom enough for all they have done for me and my career,” Zhou said in a press release, adding on social media that the last few months were “very difficult.” “I’m excited to begin training with Lee, and also work more regularly with Lori, in Toronto, and continue to work with Mie.”

Lee will be able to help Vincent improve his jump techniques and Lori to further his focus on artistic development. Training with Satoko should be a good influence on the latter part.
;)
Really happy and excited for Vincent! Wishing him all the best at US Nationals and looking forward to cheering for him at Worlds! :hap10:
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Wow! How about that?! I just saw the news. I guess we can always expect the unexpected. I wish him the best of luck with Lee! Seems like they could be a good team together. And I know it seemed he liked working with Mie Hamada. I wonder how much of a role she will play.

Great coaching changes in the new year for both Vincent and Shoma, right, Arriba? :thumbsup: Their old coaching team did a lot for both guys but once you hit a plateau, it's time to look elsewhere for fresh perspective & input. Excited to see new influence, inspiration and continued improvement in the jumping department for both!

Really glad with Vincent's permanent switch to Lee, so he doesn't have to wait for Hamada's occasional visits from Japan. I am sure the stable coaching environment and new input will provide lots of inspiration & fresh mojo. Hope Satoko can provide the artistic inspiration and morale support at the new rink. :biggrin: I wonder if Vincent has moved to Toronto for good. It was hard for him to travel so far to Boston for training during his semester at Brown so it's good to now have a stable training environment and schedule. And it's great that he can work with Lori more regularly to continue developing the wonderful Cloud Atlas program. Hopefully, there will be more special programs from Lori in the future. Wishing Vincent the best with his new coaching team!

Hamada may provide the same input as she did last year around Worlds and WTT. Some extra coaching & support just before the big competitions.
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Some photos from practice sessions:

From day 1 practice - looking relaxed & positive with smiling new coaches, Lee and Lori
https://twitter.com/kote1102/status/1220886895586152448?s=20

Wearing Hinoshita Group jacket: Pic1, Pic2

https://twitter.com/kote1102/status/1220887669628121090?s=20
https://twitter.com/tubaki5296/status/1220762531356205057?s=20
https://twitter.com/tubaki5296/status/1220505594995539968?s=20

Camden giving his old buddy a warm hug, courtesy of Camden JP Fan
https://twitter.com/Camden2000325/status/1220446337994579971?s=20

From autograph session:
https://twitter.com/tubaki5296/status/1220507316694540288?s=20
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7sbbYmp6TV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
3 close up photos
With Tomoki

Rockerskating's practice notes:
Zhou: 3Lo2T, 3F, 3Lz, 1A, 3A(step), 3A(hangs on), 3A(step), 3A(hangs on), 3A, 3A, runthru (3S(<<,2ft), 3F, 3A3T, 3Lo2T, 2A(<<,2ft), 3Lz1Eu3S), 3A, 3Lz3T, 3A

SP Order: 4th in Group 2, between Sean and Andrew
https://twitter.com/rockerskating/status/1220735510328508416?s=20

Wishing Vincent all the best on his SP on Chinese New Year's tomorrow! Go Vincent, rooting for you! :cheer:
 

Zenchio63

Final Flight
Joined
Feb 13, 2018
Latest Fanzone article:
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...eturn-to-competition-at-us-championships.aspx

Vincent did a lot better than he himself anticipated, coming in just under 3rd place. He did good for someone who just got back to full time training a few weeks ago.

USFS clip: https://twitter.com/usfigureskating/status/1221161867181162496?s=21

Jackie tweeted: he's just gotten stronger and more sure of himself all week long, he looked inspired.

With new coaches in the Kiss&Cry:
https://twitter.com/nwcgold2020/status/1221162642913382400?s=21

That new found inspiration & positive SP result should bring back more confidence tomorrow. Keep it up, Vincent!
 
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