State of Russian ice dance drama [02.06.2017]

Russian ice dance drama

Finally it’s Friday! How to spend last working day? Take some wine and join me in my weekly review of Russian ice dance. Next episode starts now!

Let’s start with something positive, sweet and cute!

The main Diva of Russian ice dance Tatiana Navka and her youngest daughter Nadya

Tatiana Navka

The season of figure skating’s wedding is officially started! Congratulations to Ksenia Monko and Kirill Khaliavin!

Kirill Khaliavin

Ksenia Monko

Ksenia Monko Kirill Khaliavin

Jonathan Guerreiro is also spotted at the wedding

Ksenia Noko Kirill Khaliavin

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov have finally deserved vacations and went to Thailand

Victoria Sinitsina Nikita Katsalapov

Dmitri Soloviev is also somewhere near them. Thailand is popular among Russian skaters this summer.

Dmitri Soloviev

Dima, take another photo! We can’t see whether you’re really in great shape!

Ekaterina Bobrova and her Roman Holidays

Ekaterina Bobrova

Meanwhile the game “Find a new partner for Ilinykh” continues on many internet resources about figure skating. Let’s take a look at most frequently mentioned candidates. Unfortunately, Scott Moir, Guillaume Cizeron and Andrew Poje were too busy to attend the audition.

Yuri Vlasenko. Works with kids, but promises to compete next season. Intriguing.

Yuri Vlasenko

Egor Bazin. Seems he and Sofia Evdokimova have returned from vacations and started preparation for the next season.

Egor BAzin

But according to many Elena’s fans these two are not successful enough) Ok. Lets take a look at two World Junior Champions – Sergei Mozgov and Pavel Drozd.

Sergei got some coaching experience working with kids in Tallinn.

Sergei Mozgov

Pavel – last photo from vacations

Pavel Drozd

Anyway, I hope Betina and Alla won’t give up without a fight)

Betina Popova

Alla Loboda

But it’s Russian ice dance, you never can be sure! So for not to worry about this two pairs I need to see a photo on ice after vacations or to hear some music announcement)

And……Ruslan Zhiganshin posted a video of him working in a gym:

Interesting. Very interesting) What did he want to say? That he’s not that much injured/ill and that wasn’t the main reason for their split-up?

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7 Comments on State of Russian ice dance drama [02.06.2017]

  1. skating fan // 02/06/2017 at 18:34 // Reply

    The question to the fans of ice dance? Could you maybe recommend some interesting programs? I’ve never been interested in ice dance and I’ve seen only a couple of programs so far, so I’ve decided to give it a chance :) I would be very grateful for your recommendations :)

    • Personally I started to like ice dance after I saw Tessa and Scott. So I recommend to watch all their dances starting with 2008 the . I also really like Meryl and Charlie’s 2009 FD, Indian OD and FD from 2010 Olympics, 2012 FD.

      • skating fan // 10/06/2017 at 00:45 // Reply

        thank you for your recommendations! :) Tessa and Scott have indeed very interesting programms :)

  2. OlgaLV // 02/06/2017 at 18:26 // Reply

    I think the only way for Ilinykh is to find partner from another country where ice dance is not very strong and compete for this country, then she could take part at least at Europeans.

    • skating fan // 02/06/2017 at 18:38 // Reply

      You’re right to the some extent, but in many countries, is much harder to get funding for skaters than in Russia and/or ice rinks are scarce.

      • And are there even decent partners in other countries who could conceivably leave their partners after the Olympics?

    • I 100% sure that won’t happen and the Russian fed won’t allow her to compete for another country.

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