Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by anna.. » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 22:41:50


Someone over on FSW who is supposedly considered "reliable" says that
there is trouble with Silverstein and Pekarek, and that they may not be
together much longer.  Can this possibly be true??  Does anyone know if
they are still planning to skate at Skate America?  I was SO looking
forward to seeing them there, and hoping that this is just a big
misunderstanding.

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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Sandra Loosemor » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 00:06:30

Quote:

> Someone over on FSW who is supposedly considered "reliable" says that
> there is trouble with Silverstein and Pekarek, and that they may not be
> together much longer.  Can this possibly be true??  Does anyone know if
> they are still planning to skate at Skate America?  I was SO looking
> forward to seeing them there, and hoping that this is just a big
> misunderstanding.

I have been hearing rumors for the last month that Silverstein &
Pekarek have not been training at all because Jamie has been ill.  I
do not know if this is true, but I do know for sure that people in
Detroit are being very secretive about what is really going on with
them.  So I personally have not been told anything either on or off
the record by anyone who knows them, but at this point I'm inclined to
believe there really is a problem of some kind, and that they are
unlikely to have it resolved in time for Skate America.  I am very,
very sorry about this, but I am far more concerned about Jamie and
Justin as individuals than I am about them being the saviors of the US
ice dance program.

-Sandra

 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by anna.. » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 00:49:21



Quote:

> > Someone over on FSW who is supposedly considered "reliable" says
that
> > there is trouble with Silverstein and Pekarek, and that they may not
be
> > together much longer.  Can this possibly be true??  Does anyone know
if
> > they are still planning to skate at Skate America?  I was SO looking
> > forward to seeing them there, and hoping that this is just a big
> > misunderstanding.

> I have been hearing rumors for the last month that Silverstein &
> Pekarek have not been training at all because Jamie has been ill.  I
> do not know if this is true, but I do know for sure that people in
> Detroit are being very secretive about what is really going on with
> them.  So I personally have not been told anything either on or off
> the record by anyone who knows them, but at this point I'm inclined to
> believe there really is a problem of some kind, and that they are
> unlikely to have it resolved in time for Skate America.  I am very,
> very sorry about this, but I am far more concerned about Jamie and
> Justin as individuals than I am about them being the saviors of the US
> ice dance program.

That would be such a shame, if they had to sit out all or part of this
season, or worse - didn't skate together anymore.  But you're right, of
course.  Their first priorities have to be to their health and
well-being.

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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by blon.. » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 04:10:21


Quote:





> > > Someone over on FSW who is supposedly considered "reliable" says
> that
> > > there is trouble with Silverstein and Pekarek, and that they may
not
> be
> > > together much longer

<snip>

Quote:

> > I have been hearing rumors for the last month that Silverstein &
> > Pekarek have not been training at all because Jamie has been ill.  I
> > do not know if this is true, but I do know for sure that people in
> > Detroit are being very secretive about what is really going on with
> > them.  So I personally have not been told anything either on or off
> > the record by anyone who knows them, but at this point I'm inclined
to
> > believe there really is a problem of some kind, and that they are
> > unlikely to have it resolved in time for Skate America.  I am very,
> > very sorry about this, but I am far more concerned about Jamie and
> > Justin as individuals than I am about them being the saviors of the
US
> > ice dance program.


> That would be such a shame, if they had to sit out all or part of this
> season, or worse - didn't skate together anymore.  But you're right,
of
> course.  Their first priorities have to be to their health and
> well-being.

I saw it reported on the Blades On Ice website (news briefs page) that
Silverstein's paternal grandfather died and that, supposedly, is the
reason she hasn't been on the ice.  The article also reported that
S&P's programs for next season are complete (one of them is to music
from Cirque du Soleil) and indicated that time off could therefore be
afforded.

blondee

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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Sandra Loosemor » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 06:48:30

Quote:

> I saw it reported on the Blades On Ice website (news briefs page) that
> Silverstein's paternal grandfather died and that, supposedly, is the
> reason she hasn't been on the ice.  The article also reported that
> S&P's programs for next season are complete (one of them is to music
> from Cirque du Soleil) and indicated that time off could therefore be
> afforded.

I'm sure that they could afford to take a week or two off back in
early August (which is when the reporter visited the DSC and observed
that S&P were not there), but the talk is that it's stretched out into
several weeks off the ice.  If the talk is true, then they've surely
gotten behind on their training compared to what their competitors
have been doing, and they're running out of time to make it up.  Skate
America is only 6 weeks away.

-Sandra

 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by blon.. » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 07:16:27

Quote:

> > I saw it reported on the Blades On Ice website (news briefs page)
that
> > Silverstein's paternal grandfather died and that, supposedly, is the
> > reason she hasn't been on the ice.  The article also reported that
> > S&P's programs for next season are complete (one of them is to music
> > from Cirque du Soleil) and indicated that time off could therefore
be
> > afforded.


> I'm sure that they could afford to take a week or two off back in
> early August (which is when the reporter visited the DSC and observed
> that S&P were not there), but the talk is that it's stretched out into
> several weeks off the ice.  If the talk is true, then they've surely
> gotten behind on their training compared to what their competitors
> have been doing, and they're running out of time to make it up.  Skate
> America is only 6 weeks away.

I have no theories of my own about S&P - just reporting what I read -
although I tend to agree that "several weeks off the ice" can be
several weeks too much when preparing for international competition.
And the season ahead would certainly be an important one visibility-
wise for them as they seem to be rising quickly in the senior ranks.

I sincerely wish them the best and hope all is well with them.

blondee

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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Jennifer Lyo » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 09:51:44

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Quote:

> I'm sure that they could afford to take a week or two off back in
> early August (which is when the reporter visited the DSC and observed
> that S&P were not there), but the talk is that it's stretched out into
> several weeks off the ice.

Are they back on the ice now, as far as you know? Or is this
"several weeks" going to stretch out into several more weeks?
 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Sandra Loosemor » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 10:23:35

Quote:

> Are they back on the ice now, as far as you know? Or is this
> "several weeks" going to stretch out into several more weeks?

Well, like I said, I don't really know anything; people in a position
to know what is going on aren't talking, or at least not to me.  :-P
I would think, though, that given how much gossip and speculation has
been going around about them, if they were skating again they would
want to get the word out just to squelch the rumors that they have
quit.

-Sandra

 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Mayra G » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 13:40:35

"R" in FSW just reported that Silverstein and Pekarek have indeed broken up.

Link:

http://www.fsworld.com/bboard/Forum1/HTML/005617.html

 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by PosterBo » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 14:03:45



Quote:
> "R" in FSW just reported that Silverstein and Pekarek have indeed broken
up.
> Link:
> http://www.fsworld.com/bboard/Forum1/HTML/005617.html

   For the benefit of those of us who do not partake of the feast at this
URL, Mayra...could you please tell us who "R" is...and why we would be
interested in what he/she opines?
   (Until "R" has established bonafides here, I would prefer to wait for Ron
Ng or Fran Buhman to check in, since they seem quite knowledgeable about
things Detroit.)

Thanks.

 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Nikki Rockwel » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, here we go again with rumors flying yet not one person coming
> forth with a reputable source on the record.

> Can you imagine how Brennan, Hersh, etc., would be creamed if they ever
> published a phrase such as, "I've heard rumors but no one is really
> talking to me."
> Or-- "'R' on the internet said so."  :P Sheesh.

> I wish people would refrain from such a serious public discussion until
> such time (if ever) that there is more substance to discuss.

> BTW, Peebs, I read FSW all the time (although I haven't read that
> thread since I'm already tired of this unsubstantiated rumor). I don't
> recall ever seeing the moniker "R".

> Amy

Actually, Amy, R has been at FSW for a while and rarely posts, but when R
does post, it's reliable information.  The last time I recall R posting was
this spring, when R confirmed that Bourne and Kraatz were in Ottawa working
with Marina Zueva, before the official announcement came out, IIRC.  On the
Silverstein/Pekarek thread, R said nothing other than that Jamie and Justin
have had a tough summer and it is unlikely that they will continue skating
together.  Funny also that earlier this spring, people at FSW were
questioning whether or not Alison Newman and Dmitri Boundoukin were still
together, and nobody cried "rumor monger" and "leave Alison alone!" over
that. :-P

Nikki

 
 
 

Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by amyp » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>  The original post was asking if anyone had any SUBSTANTIATED
> information.  So far, the answer has been no, with a healthy dose of
> speculation.  I don't think anyone's taking it more seriously than

that. Please relax.

I AM RELAXED. j/k :-)
It's the "healthy dose of speculating" in a public forum that I'm
debating. There have been other threads about what's fair game on the
internet. (I'm usually the instigator of such discussions. ;-) )

During one such thread, somebody commented, "I almost forget this isn't
a chat among a few friends." And that's what I'm trying to get people
to think about before they even speculate.

This particular rumor isn't just silly "who's-dating-who" gossip. It's
an allegation that someone can't do their job because they have an
eating disorder. If that turns out to be true, it does need to be
addressed publicly, for the sake of other skaters. But let's be careful
about speculating.

Amy

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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Virginia Blaloc » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 04:00:00

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 11:23:49 -0600, "Nikki Rockwell"

Quote:

>Actually, Amy, R has been at FSW for a while and rarely posts, but when R
>does post, it's reliable information.  The last time I recall R posting was
>this spring, when R confirmed that Bourne and Kraatz were in Ottawa working
>with Marina Zueva, before the official announcement came out, IIRC.  On the
>Silverstein/Pekarek thread, R said nothing other than that Jamie and Justin
>have had a tough summer and it is unlikely that they will continue skating
>together.  Funny also that earlier this spring, people at FSW were
>questioning whether or not Alison Newman and Dmitri Boundoukin were still
>together, and nobody cried "rumor monger" and "leave Alison alone!" over
>that. :-P

This "R" person may be 100% reliable, but with that moniker and the
fact that the person didn't say something about their connection("I am
from the Detroit area"  or "I skate at DSC" or similar sorta thing,
the person will be questioned. If someone posts rarely and then posts
things like this, there will be speculation as to its veracity.

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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by Trudi Marrapo » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 04:00:00

[snip]

Quote:
> This particular rumor isn't just silly "who's-dating-who" gossip. It's
> an allegation that someone can't do their job because they have an
> eating disorder. If that turns out to be true, it does need to be
> addressed publicly, for the sake of other skaters. But let's be careful
> about speculating.

> Amy

Just a sec. Where is there a reference to an eating disorder? I didn't see
any reference on this thread to an eating disorder until you mentioned it.
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Silverstein & Pekarek problems?

Post by anna.. » Thu, 14 Sep 2000 23:07:12



Quote:



> > "R" in FSW just reported that Silverstein and Pekarek have indeed
broken
> up.
> > Link:
> > http://www.fsworld.com/bboard/Forum1/HTML/005617.html

>    For the benefit of those of us who do not partake of the feast at
this
> URL, Mayra...could you please tell us who "R" is...and why we would be
> interested in what he/she opines?
>    (Until "R" has established bonafides here, I would prefer to wait
for Ron
> Ng or Fran Buhman to check in, since they seem quite knowledgeable
about
> things Detroit.)

I have no idea who "r" is, though others on FSW seem to have faith in
his/her opinions, and have reason to believe that he/she knows about
which he speaks.  For now, though, I'm holding out hope for the best,
and that S&P can come back at some point, happy and healthy.  We shall
see.

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