2019-20 Pairs Press Links

Deardorff/Johnson:  New U.S. mirror pairs team   Jan 2020

Ziegler/Kiefer go back to 2017-18 Olympic short program   Jan 2020

Denney/Frazier seek to “skate a program with meaning”   Jan 2020

Fleming/Isbell of U.S. make international debut at Youth Olympic Games   Jan 2020

McIntosh/Toste of Canada place 4th at Youth Olympic Games   Jan 2020

Kristina Astakhova:  I don’t regret my decision to retire   Jan 2020   (Translation from Russian interview)

Trankov reflects on Rock the Rink tour experience   Jan 2020  (Translation from Russian interview)

Mishina/Galliamov:  “We need to work more with choreography and emotions”   Jan 2020

Savchenko wants to return to competition, but needs to persuade partner Bruno Massot and find sponsor   Jan 2020   (German)

Petrova/Tikhonov discuss their pro career, offer views on current skaters   Jan 2020

Morgan Cipres sent message to victim’s parent after alleged abuse incident   Dec 2019

Tarasova/Morozov:  To win Worlds/Olympics, we have to create our own style   Dec 2019  (Translation from Russian interview)

Morgan Cipres under investigation for alleged sexual abuse    Dec 2019

Boikova/Kozlovskii:  We want to be the best version of ourselves   Nov 2019

Kihara:  I was managing skate rentals at my rink when Miura called to offer new partnership   Nov 2019   (Translated summary of Japanese article)

Calalang/Johnson discuss how their partnership started & has evolved   Nov 2019

Smith/Reiss transition to professional skating in Cirque du Soleil Axel show   Nov 2019

Digerness/Neudecker returning from neck and ankle injuries   Nov 2019

Jones/Boyadji: Taking the path less traveled    Nov 2019

Ziegler/Kiefer:  Former coach Ballester “made us set bigger goals”  Nov 2019

Kayne/O’Shea look to improve overall quality of their skating   Nov 2019

Meagan Duhamel & Bruno Marcotte announce birth of daughter Zoey Marcotte    Oct 2019

Moore-Towers/Marinaro took extra time choreographing programs this year   Oct 2019

Camille Ruest suffers hip labral tear before Skate America   Oct 2019

Coach Andrey Hekalo says Alexandrovskaya/Windsor are improving after boot and conditioning problems     Oct 2019

Cain/LeDuc work to increase difficulty in lifts   Oct 2019

Calalang/Johnson say they have “worked out the hiccups”   Oct 2019

Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau happy with debut at Finlandia    Oct 2019

Moore-Towers/Marinaro feel optimistic about this season   Oct 2019

Moore-Towers/Marinaro discuss move to Oakville   Oct 2019

Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau announce LP music   Oct 2019   VIDEO

Zabijako/Enbert out of Grand Prix series    Oct 2019  (Russian)

Denney/Frazier discuss this season’s programs   Sept 2019

Bilodeau:  “We will try to climb the ladder as quickly as possible”  Sept 2019  (French)

Moore-Towers/Marinaro talk about their coaching switch to Duhamel/Marcotte    Sept 2019

James/Cipres to compete only at French Natls and Europeans this season (no Worlds)   Sept 2019   (Sept 13 post on official James/Cipres Facebook page)

Marina Zoueva talks about her work with Tarasova/Morozov    Sept 2019

James/Cipres still seek to win World title (but not this year!)  Sept 2019

Boikova/Kozlovskii add throw triple flip to both programs   Sept 2019

Pavliuchenko/Khodykin to attempt side-by-side triple flips in short program   August 2019  (Russian)

Finster/Nagy:  Junior U.S. pair discusses new programs    August 2019

Andrei Novoselov:  “At first, I couldn’t even catch up with Ksenia”   August 2019

Ksenia Stolbova discusses new partnership with Novoselov   August 2019

Yu/Zhang return to competition; Zhang still recovering from leg injury & 2 rounds of surgery   August 2019

Artur Dmitriev:  The main focus of technical progress in pairs over the next few years will be side-by-side jumps   August 2019

The Velikovs discuss their group of junior & senior pairs in St. Petersburg, Russia    August 2019

Nina Mozer reflects on her experiences at the Pyeongchang Olympics   August 2019

Dylan Moscovitch’s fiancee, Sharon Fichman, tells about his injury before the Pyeongchang Olympics    August 2019

Boikova/Kozlovskii to start their season at Finlandia Trophy    August 2019

Why Ashley Wagner waited to go public with Coughlin case   August 2019

In her own words:  Ashley Wagner’s statement about Coughlin abuse   August 2019

Ashley Wagner reveals that John Coughlin sexually assaulted her in 2008   August 2019

Zabijako/Enbert prepare for new season    July 2019

Laura Barquero and Ton Consul start new partnership (ESP)   July 2019

Mishina/Galliamov working on side-by-side triple Lutz in training   July 2019

Zabijako/Enbert discuss theme of new short program   June 2019

Fedor Klimov appointed to ISU Technical Committee for Singles & Pair Skating    June 2019  (Russian)

Eric Radford elected to ISU Athletes Commission   Spring 2019

Kostiukovich/Ialin aim to win Junior Worlds this season   June 2019

Sui/Han suffered worst fall of career prior to 2019 Worlds   May 2019  (translation from Chinese)

Tarasova/Morozov move to Florida to work with Zoueva   May 2019

Trennt Michaud talks about how he grew up skating   May 2019

James/Cipres may skip Grand Prix or do later events in Grand Prix    May 2019

Vanessa James to appear on Canada’s Battle of the Blades show in fall 2019   May 2019

Mishina/Galliamov prepare for first senior season   May 2019

Zabijako/Enbert may re-use last season’s free skate   May 2019

Bridget Namiotka, former partner of John Coughlin, states that Coughlin sexually abused her    May 2019

Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau to make competitive debut at Quebec Summer Championships   May 2019

Knierims talk about new training rink in Orange County, CA     May 2019

Serafini/Tran relocate from Montreal to Monsey, NY    May 2019

James/Cipres will not work with Cizeron on choreography for 2019-20 season     May 2019

ISU sponsors pairs development camp in Russia   May 2019

Charlie White discusses his choreography work with pairs   May 2019

Boikova/Kozlovskii hope to add more difficult side-by-side jumps    May 2019

Meagan Duhamel & Bruno Marcotte to start new pairs group in Oakville, ON    April 2019

Tarasova/Morozov’s main training base will be Zoueva’s rink in Estero, FL   April 2019  (Russian)

Nina Mozer & Marina Zoueva named as Tarasova/Morozov’s coaches next season    April 2019  (Russian)

Meagan Duhamel announces pregnancy     April 2019

Aljona Savchenko announces pregnancy     April 2019

Tarasova/Morozov’s new coach will be decided by end of April    April 2019