In 1990 Paul and Isabelle Duchesnay won the free dance portion of the World Figure skating championships held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their outstanding performance garnered them five 6.0 perfect marks under the old judging system and brought the audience to it's feet. Of course, this program was the creation of the brilliant Christopher Dean. I always thought that Paul and Isabelle was Canada's loss as a wonderful dance team because they chose to represent France instead of Canada. However on that day one would never know with the amount of proud Canadians cheering for them on home ice that they were actually skating for France. Paul and Isabelle both have duo citizenships with Canada and France, they figured they would always be in the shadows of the champions Tracy Wilson and her partner Rob McCall and it would take too long for them to be recognized in Canada. Too bad. Anyway, check the performance out here. It still has me on the edge of my seat and glued to my screen just as I first saw it after all these years. It's still thrilling to watch. Oh yeah, I also get a kick out of the way Scott Hamilton mispronounces the Duchesnay's name at the end!
You might also want to check out more World championship performances that were held in Canada at CBC Bold: