US Skating Off Season News

Rachael Flatt has been fined and reprimanded by USFSA for not disclosing her stress fracture at Worlds.  She has also left Broadmoor and Tom Z to attend college at Stanford, but no coach has been announced yet.

Adam Rippon has left Brian Orser and will train in Detroit under Jason Dungjen.  He is working on a quad lutz.

Johnny Weir has announced he will not compete this season.

Yankowskas and Coughlin split and Denney and Coughlin paired up.  They will skate their short to East of Eden and their long to Nessun Dorma.

Alexe Gilles left Tom Zakrajsek and moved to Detroit to train with Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen.  Becky Bereswill is returning to her singles career and will train with them as well.

Ashley Wagner left Priscilla Hill and moved to California to train with John Nicks.  Her free skate is to Black Swan and is choreographed by Philip Mills.  Her short program is also by Mills and to Pollock.

Agnes Zawadzki left Tom Zakrajsek and will train in Colorado Springs with David Santee & Christy Krall.

Joshua Farris left Tom Zakrajsek and will train in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall & Damon Allen.

Felicia Zhang/Nate Bartholomay have paired up and are scheduled to compete at Liberty.

Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein split and he is retired.

Madison and Keiffer Hubbell split.  He is rumored to be retired and she’ll skate with Zachary Donohue.

Ryan Bradley has retired.

Jeremy Abbott’s short program is being choreographed by SYTYCD champ Benji Schwimmer.

Grant Hochstein’s short program is to Clair de Lune.

Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff will skate to “O mio babbino caro” (SP) and Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky (FS); choreographers are Sheryl Franks and Deidre Williams with footwork by Carrie Wall.

Stephen Carriere has chosen “La Vie En Rose” and “Mack the Knife” for his short program; Swan Lake (FS).

Wesley Campbell will skate to Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” (SP) and The Mission (FS).Alexander Johnson has chosen “O mio babbino caro” (SP) and the Khachaturian ballet Gayane (FS).

Brandon Mroz’s new short program will be to “Mack the Knife,” and Max Aaron will be skating to a medley of “Assassin’s Tango” and “Oblivion” both choreographed by Jeffrey Buttle.Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus’s short dance will be to “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes (feat. The Black Eyed Peas) and “Magalenha” by Sergio Mendes. Their free dance will be “The Way You Look Tonight” by Adam Levine, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie King Cole and “Get Me To The Church” by Frank Sinatra.

Nathan Chen is working on his triple axel and triple triple combinations in preparation for his move to the junior ranks this season.  He is still too young to compete internationally.