I just caught the final flight of the Junior Dance free dance. All the teams had something to recommend them. Some time tomorrow, the archived version will be on skatebuzz on the SkateTv page. Well worth it!
1 Nicole Orford / Thomas Williams BC/YT 54.50 75.81 130.31
2 Kelly Oliveira / Jordan Hockley CO 51.96 71.24 123.20
3 Victoria Hasegawa / Connor Hasegawa QC 51.88 70.98 122.86
4 Andréanne Poulin / Marc-André Servant QC 50.71 67.33 118.04
5 Élisabeth Paradis / François-Xavier Ouellette QC 47.36 67.28 114.64
6 Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Yoan Breton QC 48.37 66.02 114.39
7 Laurence Darveau / Jonathan Arcieri QC 44.83 59.61 104.44
8 Larissa Van As / Troy Shindle BC/YT 42.22 58.67 100.89
9 Carolane Soucisse / Benjamin Smyth QC 46.47 53.83 100.30
10 Jade Marrow / Allan Stoll WO 42.16 57.88 100.04
11 Josyane Cholette / Simon Proulx-Sénécal QC 44.66 50.32 94.98
12 Olga Lioudvinevitch / Benjamin Mulder WO 39.34 54.19 93.53
13 Sara Aghai / Qwynn Dalmer BC/YT 40.09 51.71 91.80
14 Sarah Clarke / Steven Clarke EO 35.71 51.08 86.79
15 Jazz Smyl Joly / Ryan Behnia AB/NT/NU 34.30 47.36 81.66
1. Orford/Williams, who won the SD yesterday, coached by Wing & Lowe. They are a new team this year. They have impressive speed and skated to a piece of music that was unfamiliar to me. They had very nice twizzles, and the most impressive thing about it was that the elements blended very nicely into everything else.
I really liked them, but they are a bit rough around the edges, but hugely better since Lake Placid.
2. Oliviera/Hockeley, 2nd in yesterday's SD, coached by Lane & Razguljaevs. They skated to Singin in the Rain in a very peppy, cheerful manner, reminiscent of Ralph and Hill. They made no significant errors and deserved their placing.
3. Hasagawa/Hasagawa, 3rd in yesterday's SD, coached by Dubreuil & Lauzon. Their arrangement of Stairway to Heaven was really nice! There were some very creative things in this program.
4. Poulin/Servant skated to Somewhere in Time, coached by Winter & Hamel, their ISU biography says, fell on the twizzles. They're a nice team, but this is the right place for them.
BTW, the Khongs have retired, according to skatebuzz, in order to pursue school.