Sunday, January 21, 2007

Canadian ice dancers are so hot right now

Presenting the 2007 Canadian Champions:
Jeffery Buttle
Joannie Rochette
Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison
Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon

Check out Skate Canada for a detailed list of results.

To watch some of the gold medal performances from Nationals, click on these links Jeffery Buttle FS, Joannie Rochette SP, Dubé/Davison FS Dubreuil/Lauzon OD.

I have to say that I'm loving all the new young dancers in the top 5: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Lauren Senft and Leif Gislason. Very exciting! Ice dance is alive and well in Canada. Kudos to the new judging system actually allowing movement in the standings. I remember when the top 10 spots were safe-guarded by the Russian mafia. Back then, you were more likely to see hell freeze over than see movement in the ice dance rankings. Except that one time in 1997, when there was a 5/4 judging panel split in favour of the Azerbaijani team's romantic Arabian-themed free dance over the Lativian team's fast-pasted 1930s swing-themed free dance. They placed 20th and 21st respectively. It was tense.

Canadians photo momento of yours truly during my passionate "Far and Away" Irish folk-themed free dance.

Photo of the Bradshaw dance crew at Thornill, home-base of the Canadian Ice Dance Academy, Toronto. Great memories!

And a magical behind-the-scenes Canadians moment that speaks for itself and the zaniness of Jon Lane.


jon said...

i miss that shirt...i miss it so much

Lisa Bettany said...

i miss you in that shirt. Cheeky!

where did it go?

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