Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by anna.. » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 09:26:59


http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001219/sp/fig_ice_dancers_split_1.html

``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie and I
have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to me
that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love I
have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

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Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Pooks12 » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 09:50:06

Quote:
>``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie and I
>have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
>partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to me
>that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love I
>have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
>and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

Rats!

 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Fiona McQuarri » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 09:57:18

: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001219/sp/fig_ice_dancers_split_1.html

: ``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie and I
: have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
: partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to me
: that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love I
: have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
: and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

Well, this is too bad. She was one of the more enthusiastic skaters last
year, and whatever happened to make her not love the sport must have been
pretty bad. I hope it was not the pressures of being anointed as "the next
big thing" that caused these problems.

Cheers, Fiona

 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by DG51 » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:17:13

Quote:
>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001219/sp/fig_ice_dancers_split_1.html

>: ``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie and I
>: have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
>: partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to me
>: that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love I
>: have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
>: and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

Damn!  I had a feeling this would be the final outcome, but I wanted to be
wrong.  Damn, damn, damn!

Meanwhile -- and someone will slam me for even bringing this up, but I don't
care -- I wonder what happened to all our suggestions about how to prevent this
kind of thing from happening in the future.  I tried to navigate that horribly
user-unfriendly USFSA web site to find a place to channel some of them, but it
clearly wasn't designed to provide access to real people with questions and
concerns.  (And I have some experience with web site design, so it wasn't that
I didn't know how to navigate a web site.)

Daria

 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Ron » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:27:25

Quote:
>``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie and I
>have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
>partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to me
>that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love I
>have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
>and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

In other words, Jamie needs to eat more than just a cookie.

Ron Ng Knows!

 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Jennifer Lyo » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:48:20

Such sad news. I really liked this team and was looking forward
to watching them develop over the years. Now I know it ain't
gonna happen. {{{sigh}}}

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http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001219/sp/fig_ice_dancers_split
_1.html

Quote:

> ``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie and
I
> have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
> partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to me
> that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love I
> have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
> and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

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Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Jocel » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 14:21:51

Ouch!  Another young team falls to the silver medal curse.

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Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Jimmyblu » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 17:20:30

Quote:
>Ouch!  Another young team falls to the silver medal curse.

anyone wanna start a pool as to when belbin and agosto will split???? seems it
always happens to the up and coming couples....
 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by rollerbl.. » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 17:55:17



Quote:
> Ouch!  Another young team falls to the silver medal curse.

> Jocelyn

what is the silver medal curse?

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Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by blon.. » Thu, 21 Dec 2000 23:46:39



Quote:

> :

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001219/sp/fig_ice_dancers_split_1.html

Quote:

> : ``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie
and I
> : have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
> : partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to
me
> : that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love
I
> : have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
> : and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

> Well, this is too bad. She was one of the more enthusiastic skaters
last
> year, and whatever happened to make her not love the sport must have
been
> pretty bad. I hope it was not the pressures of being anointed as "the
next
> big thing" that caused these problems.

> Cheers, Fiona

Actually, it is Justin, not Jamie, who is quoted in the article as
having lost his love for the sport.  In fact, if I was reading the
article correctly, Jamie is not quoted at all.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Justin with a new partner for next
season.  As for Jamie, I truly hope she's well and that she finds her
way back to the sport or to whatever will make her happy in life.

blondee

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Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by DG51 » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 00:46:50

writes:

Quote:



>> :
>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20001219/sp/fig_ice_dancers_split_1.html

>> : ``During the past year, and especially the last five months, Jamie
>and I
>> : have faced many personal and family issues that affected our
>> : partnership,'' Pekarek said. ``As a result, it has become clear to
>me
>> : that I need a break from competitive ice dancing to regain the love
>I
>> : have for the sport. ... I will not compete this skating year,
>> : and...Jamie and I have dissolved our partnership.''

>> Well, this is too bad. She was one of the more enthusiastic skaters
>last
>> year, and whatever happened to make her not love the sport must have
>been
>> pretty bad. I hope it was not the pressures of being anointed as "the
>next
>> big thing" that caused these problems.

>> Cheers, Fiona

>Actually, it is Justin, not Jamie, who is quoted in the article as
>having lost his love for the sport.  In fact, if I was reading the
>article correctly, Jamie is not quoted at all.

>I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Justin with a new partner for next
>season.  As for Jamie, I truly hope she's well and that she finds her
>way back to the sport or to whatever will make her happy in life.

Same here.  I hope they both come back, but if only one does, I would expect it
to be him.

Now, oh knowledgeable ones, can anyone tell me which of them was the stronger
partner?  If either was?  What would you expect if either of them came back
with other partners?  

Thanks,
Daria

 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by WIsi » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 01:15:05

Quote:
>I hope they both come back, but if only one does, I would expect it
>to be him.

Actually, I would expect it to be her to come back.  I don't know the state of
male dance partner availability right now, but she seemed to be a very talented
skater.  I am disappointed in their split, but maybe they can find some
happiness elsewhere.  
 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by Amy Ror » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 01:52:25

Quote:

> I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Justin with a new partner for next
> season.  As for Jamie, I truly hope she's well and that she finds her
> way back to the sport or to whatever will make her happy in life.

I don't really understand why everyone is assuming it is Jamie who is
having the problems in the partnership.  In fact, in the Freep it
says, "Shpilband said he will try to find a new partner for Silverstein
after nationals. Pekarek and his coaches will decide early next year
when he will return to skating."  So, Jamie apparently plans to
continue skating.  Justin's skating future is the one that is unclear.

The Freep article is here:
http://www.freep.com/sports/othersports/metro20_20001220.htm

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Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by DG51 » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 02:06:56

writes:

Quote:

>> I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Justin with a new partner for next
>> season.  As for Jamie, I truly hope she's well and that she finds her
>> way back to the sport or to whatever will make her happy in life.

>I don't really understand why everyone is assuming it is Jamie who is
>having the problems in the partnership.  In fact, in the Freep it
>says, "Shpilband said he will try to find a new partner for Silverstein
>after nationals. Pekarek and his coaches will decide early next year
>when he will return to skating."  So, Jamie apparently plans to
>continue skating.  Justin's skating future is the one that is unclear.

>The Freep article is here:
>http://www.freep.com/sports/othersports/metro20_20001220.htm

Thanks for the link, Amy.  It sounds like he wants a break, not an ending,
though.  And this is the first I've read about her doing anything post-split.
I'm still heartbroken.

Daria

 
 
 

Official: Silverstein and Pekarek split

Post by blon.. » Fri, 22 Dec 2000 02:08:35



Quote:

> > I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Justin with a new partner for next
> > season.  As for Jamie, I truly hope she's well and that she finds
her
> > way back to the sport or to whatever will make her happy in life.

> I don't really understand why everyone is assuming it is Jamie who is
> having the problems in the partnership.  In fact, in the Freep it
> says, "Shpilband said he will try to find a new partner for
Silverstein
> after nationals. Pekarek and his coaches will decide early next year
> when he will return to skating."  So, Jamie apparently plans to
> continue skating.  Justin's skating future is the one that is unclear.

> The Freep article is here:
> http://www.freep.com/sports/othersports/metro20_20001220.htm

> --
> -Amy Rork

I, for one, was not assuming that it was Jamie or Justin that was
having problems in the partnership.  My feeling has always been that
one or both of them was/were having personal problems unrelated to
skating or their partnership.  This was how the pair initially
expressed their situation (via their first press release on the
subject) and why they were not participating in the Grand Prix Series.

In time, I suppose, we will learn more about the reason for the split.
For now, I'll assume it was perfectly mutual.

blondee

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