Dylan Moscovitch

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Dylan Moscovitch
Kirsten Moore-Towers Dylan Moscovitch 2010 Skate America.jpg
Moore-Towers and Moscovitch in 2010
Personal information
Full name Dylan David Moscovitch
Country represented Canada
Born (1984-09-23) September 23, 1984 (age 30)
Toronto, Ontario
Residence Toronto
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Partner Lubov Iliushechkina
Former partner Kirsten Moore-Towers
Kyra Moscovitch
Coach Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison, Tracy Wilson
Former coach Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz, Kris Wirtz
Choreographer David Wilson
Former choreographer Mark Pillay
Skating club Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club
Former skating club Kitchener-Waterloo SC
Began skating 1987
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 163.02
2014 Warsaw Cup
Short program 55.40
2014 Warsaw Cup
Free skate 107.42
2014 Warsaw Cup

Dylan David Moscovitch[1] (born 23 September 1984) is a Canadian pair skater who competes with Lubov Iliushechkina. With former partner Kirsten Moore-Towers, he is the 2013 Four Continents silver medalist, 2014 Olympic team event silver medalist, and 2011 Canadian national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Moscovitch is Jewish.[2][3] His mother is a midwife from South Africa, his father is an engineer designer from Montreal,[4] and one of his grandfathers is from Romania.[5] He has two younger sisters, Natasha and Kyra, and a younger brother, Mischa.[4] He teaches Krav Maga.[6]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Moscovitch first stepped onto the ice at the age of thirteen months, at an outdoor rink, and then took lessons at the West Toronto Skating Club.[7][8] Early in his career, he was coached by Paul Wirtz at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.[9]

Moscovitch began pair skating in June 2003, partnering his nine-year-old sister, Kyra.[7] He also continued to compete in singles.[9] Paul Wirtz and assistant coaches Kris Wirtz and Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz worked with the Moscovitches until January 2006, when the pair joined Lee Barkell in Barrie, Ontario.[7][10] Kyra Moscovitch retired from competition after being diagnosed with scoliosis in October 2008.[2]

Partnership with Moore-Towers[edit]

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch at the 2013 Canadian Championships

In February 2009,[11] Moscovitch teamed up with Kirsten Moore-Towers, who had trained at the same rink for several years.[4] Kris Wirtz and Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz coached the pair at the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club in Waterloo, Ontario.[12][13]

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch debuted on the Grand Prix series at the 2009 Skate Canada International, placing sixth. In the 2010–11 season, the pair initially received one Grand Prix assignment, the 2010 Skate America, but received a second, the 2010 Skate Canada International, after Jessica Dube / Bryce Davison withdrew.[14] They won silver at both events and qualified for the Grand Prix Final, where they finished sixth. They then won the Canadian national title.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch were part of the Canadian team for the team event. They performed the pair's free skate and Canada won the silver medal.[6]

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch announced the end of their partnership on 30 April 2014, stating they have different goals.[15][16]

Partnership with Iliushechkina[edit]

Moscovitch contacted Russian skater Lubov Iliushechkina and arranged a tryout, which took place in Detroit in mid-May 2014.[17] On June 3, 2014, a news report stated that they had decided to form a partnership coached by Lee Barkell and Bryce Davison at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.[18] The pair continued training in Detroit until Iliushechkina received a Canadian visa, in late June.[19] Moscovitch stated, "We have different lifts and different throw and twist techniques. [...] We are still ironing everything out to see what works best for both of us as a team."[19]

Programs[edit]

With Iliushechkina[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2014–2015
[20]

With Moore-Towers[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[1][11][21]
  • A Motley Crew
    (from Micmacs)
    by Raphael Beau, Max Steiner

2012–2013
[22]
  • Micmacs
    by Raphael Beau, Max Steiner
2011–2012
[23]
2010–2011
[4][24]
2009–2010
[25]
Brazil
by Michael Kamen:
  • The Office
  • Jill Brazil/Power Station
  • Brazil
  • Leyenda
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
  • Romanza Concertino in A minor
  • Malaguena
    performed by Brian Setzer

With Kyra Moscovitch[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2005–2006
[7]
  • Scott & Fran's Paso Doble
    (from Strictly Ballroom)
    by David Hirschfelder & The Bogo Pogo Orchestra

Single skating[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2004–2005
[9]
  • Son of Neck Bone
    by the Beastie Boys
  • Armageddon

Results[edit]

With Iliushechkina[edit]

International[26]
Event 2014–15
Worlds TBD
Four Continents TBD
Warsaw Cup 1st
National
Canadian Champ. 2nd
Skate Canada Challenge 1st
WD = Withdrew

With Moore-Towers[edit]

International[27]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 5th
Worlds 8th 4th 4th
Four Continents 9th 5th 2nd
Grand Prix Final 6th 5th 6th
GP Cup of China 3rd 4th
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Rostelecom 3rd
GP Skate America 2nd 3rd 2nd
GP Skate Canada 6th 2nd
U.S. Classic 1st 1st
National[11]
Canadian Champ. 5th 1st 4th 2nd 2nd
Team events
Olympics 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Moscovitch[edit]

International[28]
Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
National[28]
Canadian Champ. 1st J. 7th 4th
J. = Junior level

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Golinsky, Reut (December 6, 2013). "Catching up with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch". Absolute Skating. 
  2. ^ a b Borenstein, Jack (December 23, 2011). "Skater is an ‘ice’ example for budding Jewish athletes". The Jewish Tribune. Archived from the original on February 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lipman, Steve (February 4, 2014). "Dylan Moscovitch: An Early Eye On The Prize". The Jewish Week. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Walker, Elvin (December 5, 2010). "Moore-Towers and Moscovitch jump into spotlight". Golden Skate. 
  5. ^ Rivet, Christine (April 19, 2011). "Local skaters pack their bags for Russia". TheRecord.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Dylan MOSCOVITCH". sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d Mittan, Barry (April 5, 2006). "Siblings Take Third Canadian Pairs Crown". SkateToday. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Road to Sochi: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch". Off The Map Webzine. October 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Mittan, Barry (June 6, 2005). "Moscovitch Makes Mark in Men’s and Pairs". Skate Today. 
  10. ^ Borenstein, Jack (April 14, 2005). "Skating siblings pair up to hit their potential". Jewish Tribune. Archived from the original on March 28, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b c "Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch: 2013/2014". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ Rivet, Christine (January 26, 2011). "Great times for Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club". therecord.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Waterloo skaters competing at World Championships". waterloochronicle.com. April 19, 2011. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ Smith, Beverley (January 24, 2014). "Olympian Profile: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch". Skate Canada. 
  15. ^ "Canadian Pair Team of Moore-Towers and Moscovitch end skating partnership". Skate Canada. April 30, 2014. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ Rivet, Christine (May 1, 2014). "Moscovitch looking for a partner following figure skating split". Waterloo Region Record. 
  17. ^ Ewing, Lori (November 18, 2014). "Moscovitch happy for fresh start with new figure skating partner Iliushechkina". Waterloo Region Record. The Canadian Press. 
  18. ^ Milton, Steve (June 3, 2014). "Pairs skater Dylan Moscovitch finds Russian partner". The Hamilton Spectator. 
  19. ^ a b Russell, Susan D. (October 19, 2014). "Lubov Iliushechkina & Dylan Moscovitch". IFS Magazine. 
  20. ^ "Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 23, 2009. 
  26. ^ "Competition Results: Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Dylan MOSCOVITCH". International Skating Union. 
  27. ^ "Competition Results: Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  28. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kyra MOSCOVITCH / Dylan MOSCOVITCH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 12, 2014. 

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