> > 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
> > 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
> 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:
> -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.
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