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Gold to Train with Frank Carroll
Gracie Gold announced today she has officially commenced training with coach Frank Carroll at the Toyota Center in El Segundo, Calif.
“I'm happy to be working with Frank Carroll,” Gold said. “He's a wonderful coach. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to the future."
Carroll, a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, coached Evan Lysacek to the 2010 Olympic title and also helped Lysacek, Michelle Kwan and Linda Fratianne to World gold. He currently coaches Lysacek and World silver medalist Denis Ten of Kazakhstan.
“I am excited to be coaching Gracie Gold,” Carroll said. “We have been working together for about a week now and I feel like we are a good student-coach match. I’m looking forward to the progress she will continue to make as an athlete.”
Gold, the current U.S. silver medalist, won silver at the 2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City earlier this month. She is set to compete at 2013 Skate Canada International and 2013 NHK Trophy later this fall.
Gold lived in trained in the Chicago area with former coach Alex Ouriashev, from whom she parted ways in August.
– U.S. Figure Skating –
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 690 member clubs, collegiate clubs, and school-affiliated clubs and more than 900 registered Basic Skills skating schools representing approximately 165,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.