The Ice Dancing Kingdom of Marina Zueva and Igor Shpilband
The Olympic ice dancing event is over. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Canada) are the Gold medalists. Meryl Davis and Charlie White (U.S.A.) are the Silver and Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin (Russia) are the Bronze. Congratulations to all medalists and to all ice dancers for their skating,great performances and for the real celebration on the ice!
The Olympic Champions’ and Olympic silver medalists’ coaches Marina Zueva and Igor Shpilband can be named as the best coaches of Vancouver Olympics. They did fantastic work with their athletes.
They have an unfailing source of new ideas, talents, capacity for ice work. Every their work is the art.
Also they do a perfect training conditions for their skaters. Meryl Davis (I interviewed her in December, last year) told about Marina and Igor: ”Marina Zueva and Igor Shpilband have been our coaches for years now, and we feel that they have really enhanced our skating and love for the sport. Both Marina and Igor are so talented and passionate about skating, the technique and artistry combined, that it is a true joy to work with them, and we feel very blessed.”
Also Meryl said that their training atmosphere is really ideal. Marina and Igor are not only great coaches but also great trainers. They motivate and inspire skaters on a daily basis.
In addition Meryl said that their training mates play a huge role in their career. ”We are so lucky to train with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who are such talented skaters and great friends. Along with Tessa and Scott, we have a great team of skaters in Canton, who really support and motivate one another,” said Meryl
About their music for free dance Meryl said: ”Our FD music choice this season was a bit more challenging, but after listening to a lot of music, we decide that “Phantom of the Opera” had qualities that would help us take our skating where we wanted to take it this year.”
And Meryl was absolutely right! Their FD performance was really great. I would like to wish Marina Zueva and Igor Shpilband all the best in their training career! Thank you for your art! Congratulations!