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2014/2015 RETIREMENTS, SPLITS AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS

The world of figure skating did not go dark after the curtain closed on the 2014 season. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts exploded with daily reports of retirements, team splits and newly formed partnerships.

The 2014/15 list of competitors will be a sharp contrast to the skaters who participated in the Sochi Olympics and World Championships.

Several skaters have opted not to retire, but to “sit out” the 2014/15 season.  This gives them the option for future amateur competition,

Rules for skaters who switch allegiance from Country A to Country B:

Country A must first release the skater to skate for Country B.

If the skater competed in ISU championships for country A,  during the previous year, he/she must sit out a year before competing in an ISU championship for country B.

A.  SKATERS “SITTING OUT” ALL OR PART OF 2014/15 SEASON:

  • Mao Asada (JPN)
  • Carolina Kostner (ITA)
  • Agnes Zawadzki (USA)
  • Daisuke Takahashi (JPN)
  • Caydee Denney + John Coughlin (USA) Pairs
  • Meryl Davis + Charlie White (USA)

B.  RETIRED SINGLE SKATERS:

Ladies

  • Miki Ando (JPN)
  • Kiri Baga (USA)
  • Rachael Flatt (USA)
  • Joelle Forte (USA)
  • Elena Glebova (EST)
  • Yu Na Kim (KOR)
  • Amelie Lacoste (CAN)
  • Lena Marrocco (FRA)
  • Jenna McCorkell (GBR)
  • Akiko Suzuki (JPN)

Men

  • Brian Joubert (FRA) (trying pairs)
  • Nobunari Oda (JPN)
  • Matthew Parr (GBR)
  • Viktor Pfeifer (AUT)
  • Florian Roost (SUI)
  • Eric Thiessen (CAN)
  • Thomas Verner (CZE)

     

C.  PAIRS 

RETIRED TEAMS

  • Pernelle Carron + Lloyd Jones (FRA)
  • Lindsay Davis + Rockne Brubaker (USA)
  • Qing Pang + Jian Tong (CHN)

SPLIT TEAMS

CANADA

  • Paige Lawrence +Rudi Swiegers
  • Kirsten Moore-Towers + Dylan Moscovitch
  • Margaret Purdy + Michael Marinaro
  • Natasha Purich + Mervin Tran

ESTONIA

  • Natalia Zabijako + Alexandr Zaboev

FRANCE

  • Daria Popova + Bruno Massot

GERMANY

  • Aliona Savchenko + Robin Szolkowy

RUSSIA

  • Kristina Astakhova + Kurdyukov
  • Vera Bazarova + Yuri Larionov
  • Vasilisa Davankova + Andrei Deputat
  • Katarina Gergoldt + Alexandr Enbert
  • Anastasia Martiusheva + Alexei Rogonov
  • Nagalatin + Brobov

               UNITED STATES

  • Marissa Castelli + Simon Shnapir
  • Gretchen Donlan + Andrew Speroff
  • DeeDee Leng + Timothy LeDuc

NEW TEAMS

CANADA

  • Lubov Iliusheckkina + Dylan Moscovitch (Iliusheckkina not yet released from Russia)  *
  • Kirsten Moore-Towers + Michael Marinaro

GERMANY

  • Aliona Savchenko + Bruno Massot    

RUSSIA

  • Kristina Astakhova + Alexei Rogonov
  • Vera Bazarova + Andrei Deputat
  • Sofia Biryukova + Stepanov
  • Vasilisa Davankova + Alexandr Enbert
  • Natalia Zabijako + Yuri Larinov

UNITED STATES

  • Marissa Castelli + Mervin Tran (not yet released from Canada)
  • Gretchen Donlan + Alexandr Zaboev
  • DeeDee Leng + Simon Shnapir

D.   ICE DANCING 

RETIRED TEAMS

  • Lynn Kriengkrairut + Logan Giulietti-Schmitt (USA)
  • Siobhan Heekin-Canedy + Dmitri Dun (UKR)
  • Danielle O’Brien + Gregory Merriman (AUS)
  • Natalie Pechalat + Fabian Bourzat (FRA)
  • Kharis Ralph + Asher Hill (CAN)
  • Isabella Tobias + Deividas Stagniunas (LTU)

 

SPLIT TEAMS

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

  • Lucie Mysliveckova + Neil Brown

GERMANY

  • Tanja Kolbe + Stefano Caruso

ITALY

  • Letizia Alessandrini + Simone Vaturi

 POLAND

  • Justyna Plutowska  + Peter Gerber

RUSSIA

  • Elena Ilyniyk + Nikita Katsalapov
  • Ekaterina Pushkash + Jonathan Guerreiro
  • Ekaterina Riazanova + IliaTkachenko
  • Victoria Sinitsina + Rusian Zhiganshin

NEW TEAMS

ITALY

  • Ekaterina Riazanova + Simone Vaturi

LITHIUANIA

  • Isabella Tobias + Ilia Tkachenko

RUSSIA

  • Elena Ilyniyh + Rusian Zhiganshin
  • Victoria Sinitsina + Nikita Katsalapov
  • Tiffany Zahorski + Jonathan Guerreiro

— © Photo by Robin Ritoss

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