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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
6 - 10 Aug - Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy - Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
20 - 24 Aug - ISU Junior Grand Prix - Courchevel, France
27 - 31 Aug - ISU Junior Grand Prix - Ljubliana, Slovenia
3 - 7 Sep - ISU Junior Grand Prix - Ostrava, Czech Republic
10 - 14 Sep - ISU Junior Grand Prix - Aichi, Japan
10 - 14 Sep - U.S International Figure Skating - Salt Lake City, United States
18 - 21 Sep - Lombardia Trophy - Sesto San Giovanni/ Milano,Italy
24 - 28 Sep -ISU Junior Grand Prix - Tallinn, Estonia
25 - 27 Sep - Nebelhorn Trophy - Oberstdorf, Germany