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Lacoste wins ladies title at Canadian Nationals

Lacoste wins ladies title at Canadian Nationals

In the most unpredictable result of Saturday’s events at the 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Amélie Lacoste (QC) dethroned Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) to take over the title of ladies champion.

Winning the national title was Lacoste’s major goal…

Skate Liberty 2011

Skate Liberty 2011

The Liberty Figure Skating 2011 Competition took place this past week at IceWorks in Aston, Penn., with more than 200 entries coming from all over the globe including Korea, Brazil, and Poland. The competition is one of the biggest of the summer due to the early season critiques that the skaters receive from national and international level judges and technical specialists. Golden Skate’s Elvin Walker attended the competition for…

Cynthia Phaneuf wins second national title

Cynthia Phaneuf wins second national title

Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) was barely 15 year old when she stood atop the senior Canadian podium in 2004. She was pegged as “the next big thing. Since then, she has been plagued by a growth…

Cynthia Phaneuf leads after Short Program

Cynthia Phaneuf leads after Short Program

Pre-event favorite Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) did not disappoint in her sassy, Spanish-flavored short program. Her score of 60.77 drew big cheers from a supportive audience as well as over…

2004 Skate Canada: Ladies Highlights

Canada’s Cynthia Phaneuf, who won silver at Skate America last week, became the first woman to win gold at a Skate Canada event since Josee Chouinard won in 1990. Japan’s Yoshie Onda won the silver, while Susanna Pöykiö of Finland cinched the bronze.

Short Program

Despite a bad warm-up, Phaneuf skated a clean short to Songs My Mother Taught Me by Dvorák, which included a triple Lutz-double toeloop combination, followed by…

Golden Blades Lucky for Canada's Phaneuf

Golden Blades Lucky for Canada's Phaneuf

Canada’s Cynthia Phaneuf switched to golden blades for the 2003-2004 season and it proved to be good luck for her. She was a surprise winner of the Canadian senior ladies championship in Edmonton…

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2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Japan’s Yukina Ota was the winner in the ladies event, taking home her first Four Continents medal. Cynthia Phaneuf of Canada won silver, while USA’s Amber Corwin took home the bronze.

In the short, Corwin opened her program with a solid triple toe-triple toe combination followed by footwork into a slightly cheated triple Lutz. She fought for and kept a clean double Axel and produced nice spirals. Her cosmopolitan routine…

2004 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2004 BMO Financial Group Canadian Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 5-11 at the Skyreach Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

Ladies

Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) was the surprising winner in the ladies event, edging out Joanne Rochette (QC) who placed second, as well as the reigning Canadian champ, Jennifer Robinson (WO) who came in third.

The ladies event began with the qualifying round which accounts for 20 percent of the final score. The…