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    Nicole Orford & Asher Hill

    Canadian ice dancers Nicole Orford & Asher Hill teamed up in April 2015. Orford was born on October 10, 1992, in Calgary, Alberta, while Hill was born on March 19, 1991, in Scarborough, Ontario.

    Original Post by el henry, August 2015



    I am posting this even before the results of the 2015 Thornhill (Central Ontario) Summer Skate, since I am so taken by this new ice dancing pair.

    I cannot believe a couple who has been together for this short a period has such chemistry and flow. I'm in love. Cmon Nicole and Asher, build on this and make that Canadian Worlds team.


    PROGRAMS



    2015-2016
    Short Dance: Etta James:My Heart Cries and Johnny Mathis: It's Not for Me to Say
    Free Dance: The Theory of Everything Soundtrack

    2016 Canadian National Skating Championships, Fifth Place
    January 22, SD: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3n...-group-2_sport (entire first flight, Nicole and Asher start at 5:45)
    January 23, FD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1UMVE-icFY
    Gala (their SD) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT2BSlTONow

    Skate Canada Challenge December 5 to December 6, Fifth Place
    December 5, SD: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...ord-hill_sport
    December 6, FD: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...for-hill_sport

    2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic International, Oct. 14-15, SD: First Place programs
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39...rt-dance_sport
    2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic International FD:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39...ee-dance_sport

    2015 Thornhill summer competition SD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQvavaMNDf0
    2015 Thornhill summer competition FD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V27AhPUp5JQ


    ARTICLES


    December 2015 Icenetwork article: "Chance tryout gives Orford, Hill's careers new life;
    Canadian ice dancers on the rise after promising early-season results," by Beverley Smith
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/12/02/158637684

    Sept. 6, 2015 interview about coming together as a team.
    http://www.twofortheice.com/for-orfo...tell-the-tale/

    Twitter Accounts:

    Nicole Orford: https://twitter.com/nicoleorford
    Asher Hill: https://twitter.com/AsherHill
    Last edited by el henry; 01-30-2016 at 11:05 PM.

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    Just lovely. Definitely a team to watch. Thanks for sharing

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    I've always been a Hill fan. So happy to see him back on the ice! He and Orford have such a refined look together. Very delicate and sweet-looking. Even from those YouTube videos, it seems like they have a good connection. Very excited to see how these two kids do this year

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    So glad to see that others are excited I came late to the party, as I did not follow Asher with his previous partner, but these programs even at a summer comp on YouTube make me want to see more.

    I am hoping that they will at least get some senior Bs. I wonder if the TBD spot at Skate Canada is too much to hope for?

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    Awesome!! very impressed by this team's debut!

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    I always liked both Asher and Nicole in their previous partnerships, but they look better than ever with each other! I hope they will get some international assignments! What a great debut!

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    They're better than their programs, which are pleasant and forgettable. Here's hoping they get better material going forward. They have a lovely presence on the ice.

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    I watched the SP and thought they set a lovely, warm, charming mood.

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    No Skate Canada (went to Paradis/Ouellette, who have been around a little longer, as a team ).

    Let's keep the faith for a Senior B/Challenger!

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    Woot! Nicole and Asher have been assigned to the Autumn Classic. A chance to shine before a hometown crowd.

    http://skatecanada.ca/national-team/...l-assignments/

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    Quote Originally Posted by el henry View Post
    Woot! Nicole and Asher have been assigned to the Autumn Classic. A chance to shine before a hometown crowd.

    http://skatecanada.ca/national-team/...l-assignments/
    Hurray! I hope they pick up a Challenger Series event too.

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    An excellent profile of Nicole and Asher, with plenty of quotes, from the blog "Two for the Ice"

    http://www.twofortheice.com/for-orfo...tell-the-tale/

    Difficult to believe that the FD at Thornhill was only the 5th time they skated it? And that both almost quit before pairing with each other. Hope we have more chances to see the program, and Nicole and Asher, develop.

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    Lovely, lyrical skate by Nicole & Asher: First place after the SD at the Autumn Classic!

    Let's hope that somewhere among the 53,000 shots of Yuzu, I can find a vid of the program

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    Thanks to the GS video thread:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39...rt-dance_sport

    but after that romantic skate to romantic music, I found it somewhat disconcerting that they were playing "Blurred Lines" during the replay

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    Quote Originally Posted by el henry View Post
    Thanks to the GS video thread:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39...rt-dance_sport

    but after that romantic skate to romantic music, I found it somewhat disconcerting that they were playing "Blurred Lines" during the replay
    Very promising pair. I like

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