Archive Monthly Archives: March 2015

Toller

My story, as appeared on the Skate Canada website:     http://www.skatecanada.ca/2015/03/there-will-only-ever-be-one-toller/

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Pair free, women short, world figure skating championships 2015

Perfection is a tough goal. When Meagan Duhamel came off the ice after the pair free skate at the world championships, she said: “I don’t know if it’s enough.” Well, it was. Duhamel and Radford won the first world pair championship for Canada since Jamie Sale and David Pelletier 14 years ago, with points to […]

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Pair and dance short, world figure skating championships 2015

So how did the winners win on the first day of the world figure skating championships? Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford seem almost inhumanly consistent (to the point that if they make a mistake at home during training, their clubmates say: “Ahhhhh, you are human!), but they are particularly explosive on the technical side. While […]

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What Javier Fernandez has become

There was a time when Javier Fernandez was all about the high-flying, sharply rotated, stunning jump. Quads in particular. Well, maybe he had a bit of charisma, too, in those brown Spanish eyes. But since he took up residence in Toronto, to train with Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson, he’s gradually learned that skating is […]

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Canada's duos strangely in step

(My story, as seen on the Skate Canada website:   Fate and destiny have bought Canada’s top two upwardly mobile duos to much the same place, on the same path, so much so, it’s almost chilling to behold. Never have Canadian doublets been in such step as pair skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and […]

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