Posts Tagged ‘2006 Skate Canada’

2006 Skate Canada: Pairs Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with HomeSense Skate Canada International, the second of six qualifying events. The event was held from November 2-5 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC. Over 60 skaters from 15 different countries competed for points and monies totaling $180,000 in U.S. dollars. The points go toward qualification for the Grand Prix Final, to which the top six competitors in…

2006 Skate Canada: Ice Dance Highlights

Canada’s Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon won their second consecutive Skate Canada title, while teammates Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took the silver in their first senior Grand Prix event. Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali of Italy settled for the bronze in their third appearance at this event.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance (CD) for the event was the Golden Waltz. The dance was invented by Natalia Dubova, Marina Klimova,…

2006 Skate Canada: Men’s Highlights

Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland was the winner in the men’s event, rising from seventh place after the short to win his first Skate America title. Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi and USA’s Johnny Weir settled for silver and bronze respectively.

Short Program

Takahashi pleased the crowd with his routine to Concert for Violin and Orchestra by Tchaikovski, landing a very good triple flip-triple toeloop combination and triple Lutz. The 20-year-old had to hang…

2006 Skate Canada: Ladies Highlights

Canada’s Joannie Rochette was the winner in the ladies event, taking home her first Skate Canada gold, while Fumie Suguri of Japan won the silver. Less than half a point away, was South Korea’s Yu-Na Kim, who captured the bronze at her first Grand Prix event.

Short Program

In the short, Kim opened her program to El Tango De Roxanne with a solid triple flip-triple toeloop combination, followed by a good…

2006 Skate Canada Preview

The ISU Grand Prix continues with the second of six events, held in Victoria, British Columbia from November 2 – 5. Canadian Champions headline the field in three of the four figure skating disciplines.

World silver medalists Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, crowd favorites in Canada and throughout the world, will skate their new programs for the first time on home turf. Initially expected to retire after the 2006 World…

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