Carreira and Ponomarenko to be coached by Scott Moir

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 24: Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko skate in the Ice Dance Free Dance during the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating at Orleans Arena October 24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matthew Stockman – International Skating Union/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

U.S. ice dance couple Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko will be moving to Canada to train with three-time Olympic gold medalist Scott Moir.

On January 27, the couple announced that they would be parting ways with Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo, Adrienne Lenda, and Natalia Deller in Novi, Michigan. Two weeks later, the Canadian-born Carreira and California native Ponomarenko – who is the son of 1992 Olympic ice dance champions Marina Klimova and Sergei Pomomarenko – announced that they will train with Moir at the Ice Academy of Montreal’s new campus in London, Ontario.

20-year-olds Carreira and Ponomarenko started skating together in 2014 and were the 2018 U.S. junior champions, as well as bronze medalists at two ISU Grand Prix series events – the 2018 Rostelecom Cup and the 2020 Skate America. They did not participate at last month’s U.S. Nationals due to a positive COVID-19 test by a rinkmate.

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