2018-19 Pairs Press Links

Hocke/Blommaert of Germany end their partnership    April 2019

Sui/Han may reuse this season’s programs next season; still undecided    April 2019

Stellato/Bartholomay of USA end their partnership   April 2019

Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau explain how their partnership started    April 2019

Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau excited about new beginning   April 2019  (French)

New pair Stolbova/Novoselov to train in Perm, Russia with Nikolai Morozov as coach    March 2019

Report:  Nina Mozer does not want to continue coaching   March 2019

Trankov will no longer be head coach for Tarasova/Morozov   March 2019

Szolkowy has moved to the U.S.; will start work in Irvine, CA, on April 1    March 2019

Sui/Han win second World title   March 2019

Bruno Massot carries on the work of Jean-Francois Ballester at Worlds   March 2019   (French)

Boikova/Kozlovskii:  “This season, we made an emphasis on our skating skills and interpretation”   March 2019

Cain/LeDuc ready for first World championships   March 2019

Hongbo Zhao:  “Sui/Han are not in the best condition”   March 2019

Meet Trennt Michaud    March 2019

Meet Evelyn Walsh   March 2019

Della Monica/Guarise join Italian State Police to secure more funding   March 2019

Cain/LeDuc talk about winning Nationals and the aftermath of lift accident   March 2019

Wenjing Sui suffers injury after Four Continents; will still compete at Worlds    March 2019

Denney/Frazier: “We’re motivated to get to work” in off-season   March 2019

James/Cipres showcase exciting lifts in their programs   March 2019

SafeSport alleges culture of “grooming and abuse” in U.S. figure skating, citing particular concern for female pairs skaters   March 2019

Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau form new partnership, will train with Gauthier/Marcotte   March 2019

Klimov:  I don’t exclude the option of returning to competitive skating   March 2019

Choreographer Lori Nichol talks about Sui/Han’s programs this season  Feb 2019

Walsh/Michaud:  “Our partnership has grown a lot this year”   Feb 2019

Zabijako/Enbert back in training for Worlds, according to Enbert’s Instagram   Feb 2019

Richard Gauthier handicaps pairs field for Worlds, analyzes rules changes   Feb 2019

Cain/LeDuc’s “unbreakable bond” helps them overcome concussion injury   Feb 2019

Mozer:  Alexander Enbert is suffering from “stress,” status uncertain  Feb 2019  (translation from Russian)

Russian coach Inna Goncharenko comments on Tarasova/Morozov   Feb 2019  (translation from Russian)

Tarasova/Morozov will return to Mozer’s rink to prepare for Worlds; Mozer will coach them, along with Maxim Trankov   Feb 2019  (Russian)

Moskvina:  “With great difficulty, we managed to convince Boikova/Kozlovskii to switch to pairs skating”   Feb 2019  (translation from Russian)

Boikova/Kozlovskii:  “We can skate the classics”   Jan 2019  (Russian)

Evgenia Tarasova opens up about post-Olympic struggles  Jan 2019  (translation from Russian)

Artur Dmitriev:  “Every element now takes longer”  Jan 2019  (translation from Russian)

Moore-Towers/Marinaro aim for 1st Canadian crown together   Jan 2019

Tarasova/Morozov return to Olympic-year Rachmaninov SP   Jan 2019

James/Cipres want to improve short program going into Europeans  Jan 2019

Goldstein/Bearinger (U.S. novice pair) prepare for U.S. Nationals   Jan 2019

“Crazy Season” for the Knierims   Jan 2019

Szolkowy, Meno, Sand will coach at brand-new facility in Irvine, CA   Jan 2019

Robin Szolkowy will move to U.S., develop new pairs training center in Irvine, CA   Jan 2019  (German)

Kayne/O’Shea aim for gold at U.S. Nationals   Jan 2019

Sui/Han plan to compete at Four Continents   Jan 2019

Ekaterina Gordeeva interview with The Skating Lesson   Jan 2019  VIDEO

Bruno Massot not sure he can top his Olympic-winning long program   Jan 2019  (French)

Pfund/Santillan withdraw from U.S. Nationals due to Santillan foot injury   Jan 2019

Sui/Han, Yu/Zhang set to return to competition at Chinese Nationals   Dec 2018

Zabijako/Enbert out of Europeans due to Enbert injury    Dec 2018  (Russian)

Julianne Seguin on her breakup with Bilodeau   Dec 2018  (French)

Fedor Klimov said to be coaching in Nina Moser’s group   Dec 2018  (Russian)

James/Cipres’s long & winding journey to the Grand Prix Final   Dec 2018

Natalia Zabijako enjoys writing poetry, is engaged to director Daniel Grinkin   Dec 2018  (Russian)

Calalang/Johnson discuss how their partnership started    Nov 2018

James/Cipres: “There is always something to work on, it’s never perfect”   Nov 2018

Trankov: It’s hard to find good choreographers for pairs skating   Nov 2018

Stellato/Bartholomay look back to beginning of partnership   Nov 2018

Kayne/O’Shea continue recovery from injuries   Nov 2018

Lu/Mitrofanov talk about their senior debut season   Nov 2018

James/Cipres interview with The Skating Lesson   Nov 2018   VIDEO

Cain/LeDuc interview with Skate Talk Online   Nov 2018   VIDEO

2006 Olympic champion Maxim Marinin talks about his professional skating career in Russia   Nov 2018

Knierims discuss how they switched coaches to Savchenko  Sept 2018   VIDEO

Savchenko/Massot talk about new coaching careers & professional programs  Sept 2018  VIDEO

James/Cipres:  Our goal is to be World champions   Sept 2018   VIDEO

New Russian pair Ustimkina/Volodin will not compete this season  (Russian)  Oct 2018

Szolkowy questions rules changes: “I would say pairs skating is losing”  Oct 2018

Valentina Marchei will tour with Holiday on Ice   Oct 2018

Trankov:  Feedback for Tarasova/Morozov’s Kravitz SP was uncertain, leading to program change   Oct 2018

Moore-Towers/Marinaro: Tough start to their season   Oct 2018

Bruno Massot and fiancee welcome first child   Oct 2018

Knierims start “building year” with Savchenko  Sept 2018

Vasiliev on Efimova/Korovin’s victory at Nebelhorn  (Russian)  Oct 2018

Volosozhar/Trankov talk about current projects, including Trankov’s coaching   Sept 2018

Trankov:  Tarasova/Morozov changed SP music after test skates  (German)   Oct 2018

Meagan Duhamel talks about split with ex-coach Richard Gauthier & discusses her career   Sept 2018

Cizeron puts different spin on James/Cipres’s skating in new short program   Sept 2018

Lu/Mitrofanov move up to seniors after overcoming obstacles last season   Sept 2018

James/Cipres will compete this season, but are undecided about continuing to 2022  Sept 2018

Challenging summer for Moore-Towers/Marinaro as they rebound from injury   Sept 2018

Kayne/O’Shea discuss move to Colorado Springs, new short program  (see middle of article)  Sept 2018

Boikova/Kozlovskii talk about their development and programs  (Russian)  Sept 2018

Deardorff/Settlage get their first international assignment at U.S. Classic   Sept 2018

Coach Oleg Vasiliev discusses his work in Tamara Moskvina’s pairs group in St. Petersburg    Sept 2018

Walsh/Michaud transition to seniors   Sept 2018

Marchei/Hotarek end partnership. Marchei wants to continue competing   Sept 2018

Tarasova/Morozov discuss work with new coach Trankov   Sept 2018

Stolbova talks about Olympic season & end of partnership with Klimov   Sept 2018

Zabijako/Enbert discuss new programs   (Russian)  Sept 2018

Stolbova announces new partnership with Novoselov   (Russian)  Sept 2018

Kayne/O’Shea switch coaches to Dalilah Sappenfield   Sept 2018

Klimov announces retirement from competitive figure skating   Sept 2018

Trankov is not sure he likes being a coach   Sept 2018

Trankov discusses his work with Tarasova/Morozov   Sept 2018

Meagan Duhamel writes about diets in figure skating world   Sept 2018

Stolbova says she is continuing; has no plans to retire after split with Klimov   (Russian)  Aug 31

Official:  Stolbova/Klimov have ended their partnership. “Decision is final,” says Klimov  (Russian)  Aug 31

Astakhova’s decision to retire due partly to financial concerns  (Russian)   Aug 24

Denney/Frazier announce new programs, discuss coaching change   Aug 18

Canadian pairs skaters Brittany Jones/Joshua Reagan have first child in June   Aug 2018

Trankov says that revised IJS scoring system may confuse viewers  (Russian)  Aug 2018

Savchenko:  Interview with The Skating Lesson  Aug 2018

Savchenko still interested in comeback; says current work as coach is “a trial period”  (German)   Aug 2018

Esbrat/Novoselov of France announce end of partnership   July 2018

Tarasova/Morozov commence training with new coach Trankov, add throw triple flip   July 2018

Wenjing Sui returns to training after 4-month break due to foot fracture   July 2018

Seguin/Bilodeau end skating partnership   July 2018

Cain/LeDuc’s goal this year is to win U.S. Nationals   July 2018

Xuehan Wang/Lei Wang not listed on Chinese national team, but get new short program from Misha Ge   July 2018

Yu/Zhang currently off Chinese national team due to Yu’s foot injury   July 2018

Pfund/Santillan retool technical elements with help from Richard Gauthier   July 2018

Duhamel/Radford reflect on their career and favorite moments   July 2018

ISU webinar on new GOE scale for pairs skating   July 2018

Stellato/Bartholomay discuss U.S. pairs camp and plans for new season   June 2018

Alexei Rogonov announces that partner Kristina Astakhova has decided to retire; he hopes to continue with new partner   June 2018

Kostiukovich/Ialin announce new short program; will continue performing quad twist this season   June 2018

Astakhova/Rogonov to take break from eligible competition; will likely be out for 2018-19 season   June 2018

Della Monica/Guarise aim for Olympic medal in next quad   June 2018

Kayne/O’Shea:  Update on injury status, new SP plans   June 2018

Cain/LeDuc find their groove, prepare for new season   June 2018