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Aug. 22 - U.S. Figure Skating has signed Frank Carroll to provide services and support for U.S. Figure Skating’s performance enhancement and tracking program.
“U.S. Figure Skating is excited to have this legendary coach mentor and share his wealth of knowledge with U.S. Figure Skating’s premier coaches and athletes,” said David Raith, executive director at U.S. Figure Skating. “Frank Carroll’s expertise and services will be available to our elite athletes and coaches as they embark on the next quadrennium.”
Carroll’s primary focus will be to mentor U.S. Figure Skating’s Team USA and International Selection Pool coaches within U.S. Figure Skating’s Athlete High Performance Department. Additionally, Carroll will work with Mitch Moyer, senior director of athlete high performance, on providing programming, including seminars, on- and off-ice demonstrations and educational materials, for these coaches and their athletes.
Aug. 13 - U.S. lineup for 2014 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic (subject to change)
Ladies: Polina Edmunds, Courtney Hicks, Mirai Nagasu, Ashley Shin
Men: Max Aaron, Ross Miner, Jordan Moeller, Douglas Razzano
Pairs: Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage, Jessica Noelle Calalang & Zack Sidhu, Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim
Ice dance: Alexandra Aldridge & Daniel Eaton, Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus, Madison Chock & Evan Bates
Jul. 16 - Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay announced the end of their pairs partnership. Bartholomay has expressed interest in finding a new partner, while Zhang will attend the University of South Florida full time.
Zhang and Bartholomay, who trained in Ellenton, Fla., under coaches Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston and Amanda Evora, began their partnership three years ago. They finished 12th at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They are the 2014 U.S. silver medalists and 2013 U.S. bronze medalists.
May. 7 - Two-time reigning U.S. pairs champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir have ended their partnership. Both skaters have expressed interest in finding new partners.
Castelli and Shnapir, who trained in Boston under coaches Bobby Martin and Carrie Wall, began their partnership eight years ago. Castelli and Shnapir finished ninth at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and were team event bronze medalists at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. They are the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalists and 2009 World Junior bronze medalists
1 - 5 Oct - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Dresden, Germany
1 - 5 Oct - 22nd Ondrej Nepela Memorial- Bratislava, Slovakia
4 Oct - Japan Open - Saitama, Japan
8 - 12 Oct - ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Zagreb, Croatia
9 - 12 Oct - Finlandia Trophy - Espoo, Finland
14 - 17 Oct - Skate Canada Autumn Classic - Barrie, Ontario, Canada
15 - 19 Oct - Coupe de Nice - Nice, France
24 - 26 Oct - Hilton Honors Skate America ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Chicago, IL, United States
31 Oct - 2 Nov - Skate Canada ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Kelowna, B.C., Canada
5 - 9 Nov - 25th Volvo Open Cup - Riga, Latvia
6 - 9 Nov - Golden Bear - Zagreb, Croatia
6 - 9 Nov - Triglav Trophy & Narcisa Cup - Jesenice, Slovenia
7 - 9 Nov - LEXUS Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Shanghai, China
7 - 9 Nov - NRW Trophy for Ice Dance - Dortmund, Germany
11 - 16 Nov - Ice Challenge v - Graz, Austria
12 - 16 Nov - Skate Celje - Celje, Slovenia
14 - 16 Nov - Rostelecom Cup ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Moscow, Russia
14 - 16 Nov - Merano Cup - Merano, Italy
18 - 23 Nov - Olympic Hopes - Bucharest or Poiana Brasov, Romania
20 - 23 Nov - Warsaw Cup - Warsaw, Poland
20 - 23 Nov - Open d’Andorra - Canillo, Andorra
21 - 23 Nov - Trophee Bompard ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Bordeaux, France
21 - 23 Nov - 52nd Grand Prix of Banska Bystrica - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
25 - 30 Nov - NRW Trophy - Dortmund, Germany
28 - 30 Nov - NHK Trophy ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Osaka, Japan
28 - 30 Nov - Pavel Roman Memorial - Olomouc, Czech Republic