Show Notes – June 4, 2024

This Week in Skating is hosted by Gina Capellazzi, Daphne Backman and Matteo Morelli is a cooperative project between Figure Skaters Online and New episodes are available every Tuesday.









Season 3: Episode 1 (June 4, 2024)

General Skating News 

Safe Sport Topics & Online Resources for skaters, parents and the figure skating community:

  • U.S. Olympic pairs figure skating coach Dalilah Sappenfield was banned for life May 29 by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for violations including physical and emotional misconduct, retaliation, abuse of process and failure to report a potential SafeSport violation. Read USA Today article here.
  • The Courier Mail is reporting that police in at least three states in Australia have received formal written complaints about alleged misbehavior of senior ice skating coaches and officials that is being covered up by adults wielding all the power.

Event Recap & Program Announcements

Recent Interviews:

Social Media Updates:

  • Canada’s Molly Lanaghan and Dmitre Razgulajevs have ended their partnership. 
  • Riku MIura shared that she and Ryuichi Kihara were working with Marie France Dubreuil.
  • Tessa Virtue posted photos on Instagram showing she’s expecting a child with her husband, Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly.
  • World Arena Skating Academy posted that World Junior champions Leah Neset and Artem Markelov were married Saturday in North Dakota.
  • Emily Chan and Spencer Howe had started a GoFundMe account for help with their training. They posted it on May 6 and have already reached their goal of $2,000.
  • Elliana Peal and Ethan Peal have posted a new blog in their Pealed Back Blog on their official website.
  • Tatiana Flade posted that she and her team are starting work on the second issue of Pirouette World Edition.

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