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Rochette earns fifth consecutive national title

Rochette earns fifth consecutive national title

Canada’s Joannie Rochette doesn’t look much different from last season, but during the Grand Prix series this year it was immediately evident that something had changed. The skater was moving in a different way, oozing…

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Rochette takes 2008 Trophee Eric Bompard title

Rochette takes 2008 Trophee Eric Bompard title

Canada’s Joannie Rochette defended her overnight lead to win her second Grand Prix title of the season. Her performance to Concertio d’Aranjuez, which was a highlight of the Ladies event, exhibited a combination…

Rochette leads at Trophee Eric Bompard

Rochette leads at Trophee Eric Bompard

Joannie Rochette of Canada won the error-ridden Ladies Short Program event, but the skater from Quebec wasn’t flawless either. The 22-year-old fell on a triple flip meant to be in combination with…

Rochette wins fourth national title

The 2008 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships concluded Sunday with the Senior Ladies Long Program.

Joannie Rochette (QC) won her fourth consecutive national title in this event, while Mira Leung (BC/YT) won her second silver. Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) placed a close third to win the bronze.

Rochette skated with effortless speed and carried the Spanish theme and character of her Don Juan routine throughout the program. The three-time and defending champion…

Rochette leader at Canadian Nationals

Joannie Rochette (QC) is the current leader after the Ladies Short program, followed closely by Mira Leung (BC/YT) and Myriane Samson (QC).

Rochette opened her short program with a strong double Axel, but then fell on the second jump of a triple flip-triple toeloop. The defending champion quickly recovered to produce a triple Lutz, a level 3 layback spin, very good level three straightline footwork, and two good spins. She…

Rochette leads at Four Continents

Rochette leads at Four Continents

The question that resonated throughout the ladies short program tonight was, ‘Does anybody really want to win this thing?’.

Only three ladies in the field of twenty-six skated a technically clean performance, and of those, only one is in the top three.

One by one, the top…

2007 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

The 2007 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 16-21 at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Approximately 250 skaters competed in which the results were used to determine who would represent Canada at the upcoming World Figure Skating Championships, Four Continents Championships (4CCs) and World Junior Championships.

In the Senior division, Joannie Rochette (QC) easily defended her crown, winning her third consecutive title. Mira Leung (BC/YT)…

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…

2005 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

The 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 17-23 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario. For the first time, Skate Canada used the Cumulative Points Calculation (CPC) judging system at this event. The CPC system, Canada’s version of the International Skating Union judging system, was tried and used successfully at the Skate Canada Western and Eastern Challenges last month.

Joannie Rochette (QC) was the…

2003 Bofrost Cup on Ice: Highlights

The 2003 Bofrost Cup on Ice was the 15th in a series of major senior international events held in Gelsenkirchen, Germany since 1989. The event, which was formerly known as both Nations Cup and Sparkasssen Cup, was not part of the Grand Prix series for the first time since the start of the series. Instead, the German Grand Prix was moved to China by the International Skating Union (ISU)…

Canada’s Rochette Aims to Attain Final Goal at Junior Worlds

Canada’s Rochette Aims to Attain Final Goal at Junior Worlds

The surprise medalist at the 2002 Canadian Championships in Hamilton was Joannie Rochette, skating in seniors for the first time. The 15-year-old from Montreal, Quebec, skated like a veteran, winning her qualifying group over…

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