Adian Pitkeev confirmed the ending of his career in single skating:
I was finishing with the sport this year already in April or in March, but I haven’r made an official statement. Now I can say that I ended my career as a single skater. We tried to solve the problem with my back, I’ve been to a lot of doctors, but I can not jump at a serious level at all. The maximum that I, maybe, could do is a triple axel, and then I still would have to constantly recover. But this is not what you need in current single skating. I think I have a chronic problem. – Adian said.
It’s so sad to hear that! He’s only 19! I remeber seing Adian for the first time, then I thought that eventually in Russian men’s skating appeared a boy who has it all: jumps, good skating skills, great potential in PCS…….
Adian hasn’t announced about switching to the ice dance yet. But Alisa Lozko confirmed on her page at ask.ru that she’s going to skate with Pitkeev. Both haven’t said anything about their coach yet. So I guess either they want to try first and see how it goes and then make an announcement or there’s no full agreement of all parties and it’s nothing to announce yet.