Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pairs Off-Season News: GP Assignments, Scoring Changes & Program Announcements

It’s June, and the off-season is upon us. Nonetheless, there’s been some interesting pairs news recently following the ISU Council meeting on June 12-13. I thought I’d do a round-up article to discuss the GP assignments, new pairs elements values, … Continue reading

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Maxim Trankov’s Commentary on the Pairs Event at Worlds 2015: Part 3

Here is the final section of Max’s translated commentary from Worlds 2015. On Marchei/Hotarek’s free skate: [at the start] “An Italian theme for the Italian pair. La Strada, performed by Valintina Marchei, a singles skater only yesterday, and Ondrej Hotarek.” … Continue reading

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Maxim Trankov’s Commentary on the Pairs Event at Worlds 2015: Part 2

We continue with the second part of Max’s translated commentary from Worlds 2015. On Kavaguti/Smirnov’s short program: Trankov starts off talking about how this World Championship is going to be just a learning experience for the Russian skaters, and that … Continue reading

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Maxim Trankov’s Commentary on the Pairs Event at 2015 Worlds: Part 1

Last year in Sochi, Maxim Trankov and his partner Tatiana Volosozhar reached the pinnacle of pairs skating, winning two gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Volosozhar/Trankov took this season off to rehabilitate Max’s shoulder injury. However, Max stayed involved … Continue reading

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