Archive Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bezic and Nexxice in synch

A story I wrote for the Skate Canada website on world champion synchro skating team: Nexxice.   http://www.skatecanada.ca/2015/05/nexxice-and-bezic-in-synch/

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Mao Asada is back?

Welcome back, Mao Asada, if indeed you are back. It won’t be easy for you to return after a year away and news of a pack of young figure skaters intending to try out your triple Axel and even quads in the future. (Training those things is one thing.  Producing them in competition is another, […]

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The Margaret Garrison show: 2015

In the early morning light – say 7 a.m –  a battalion of choreographers showed up at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ont. Their job? To create moving, arresting, complicated routines for the sixth Margaret Garrison Ice Show. In one day. In all, 29 choreographers lent their talents to this show. This show held extra […]

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Sheldon Galbraith: a man ahead of his time

A link to an obituary that I wrote for my old mother ship, The Globe and Mail, on mastercoach Sheldon Galbraith, who died on April 14. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/sheldon-galbraith-brought-out-the-best-in-his-skaters/article24322979/  

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Dan Loiselle: Tough Act to Follow

A story I wrote for The Paulick Report, based in Kentucky, about thoroughbred race announcer Dan Loiselle, who I’ve known for a great part of my life: www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/salute-to-dan-loiselle-a-tough-act-to-follow/

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