Canadian Pairs Skating Teams Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch, Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers Split

Canadian Pairs Skating Teams Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch, Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers Split

Looks like Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir aren’t the only ones ending their partnership.

Canadian pairs skating teams Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch (who placed 5th at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics) as well as Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers have also called it quits.

“I’m so proud of what Dylan and I achieved in our five years together and I do want to thank him for everything we accomplished,” Kirsten, 21, shared in a statement. “I feel that there is an opportunity for me to keep skating for at least one, maybe two, more Olympic cycles. So I want to pursue those options. My plan is to look for the partner who will share that dream.”

Dylan added, “My future includes embracing new opportunities within the sport I love, finding a new partner and competing in the 2014-15 season and expanding my horizons for life after skating.”

Paige, 24, also commented on her partnership ending: “I’m so thankful for all the opportunities and adventures that Rudi and I have had the chance to experience throughout our nine-year career together. It was amazing to fulfill our dream of competing at the Olympics and world championships, and I have never been happier than I was while skating those programs. We have reached a point now where we both want different things and I wish Rudi all the health, happiness, and continued success in whatever path he follows.”

“I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to skate with Paige and represent Saskatchewan nationally and internationally. One of my greatest joys is that we’ve been able to succeed and achieve our goals while staying true to our small town roots; proving that you don’t need to move away to large centers to train,” Rudi, 26, stated.

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