I don't have much of an issue at this point with Mike Slipchuk, but I hope he lays it on just as thick when other skaters retire:
“Jessica has been a fixture on the international figure skating scene, representing Canada for over a decade. Her strong will, desire and work ethic helped her overcome serious obstacles and challenges, while competing in two Olympics and winning a world bronze medal,” said Mike Slipchuk, High Performance Director, Skate Canada. “Though Jessica and Sébastien were only together as a pair team for a short period, they had a tremendous 2011-2012 season, winning the silver at our national championships, and representing Canada at the world Championships. It’s always encouraging to see our national team athletes choosing to stay involved in the sport in some capacity. We look forward to their future contributions to figure skating in new roles.”
I think it's Bryce Davison's work ethic, coupled with their personal relationship, that carried her through some serious obstacles and challenges, not a few of them self-inflicted, and it all fell apart when she switched to a partner who lacked Bryce's Jessica-focus, zeal and incentive.
That said, the press release is at first glance well done and not uninteresting (free car for four years)?
Scott Moir and Marina Zoueva are conspicuously not thanked. Perhaps despite her cheery messages after the Langlois/Hay wedding, there's bad blood between the now ex-lovebirds.