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Dubreuil and Lauzon lead dance in Tokyo

Dubreuil and Lauzon lead dance in Tokyo

The 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, which is taking place Mar 20-25 in Tokyo, Japan, kicked off with the Compulsory Dance.

Approximately 189 skaters from 46 countries are competing for prize money, with those…

Dubreuil and Lauzon take 4CC title

Dubreuil and Lauzon take 4CC title

The third day of the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships continued with the Free Dance and Men’s Long program.

UPDATE: Canadian pairs skater Jessica Dubé, who suffered a facial laceration during the pairs long program Thursday, was discharged from…

Dubreuil and Lauzon waltz to lead at Four Continents

The 2007 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, which is taking place Feb. 7-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the equivalent to the European Figure Skating Championships and was first introduced by the ISU in 1999.

Twenty-one countries on four continents are eligible to send skaters to the event. This season, approximately 86 skaters from 14 different countries have come to compete in Colorado Springs, which also hosted last year’s…

2007 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

In the Senior division, Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon (QC) won their fifth title, while Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (WO) and Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje (NO) won the silver and bronze, respectively.

All three teams will go to Worlds and the top two will also compete again at the 4CCs.

Lauren Senft and Leif Gislason (BC/YT), who placed fourth, will also compete at the Four Continents as Weaver and…

2006-07 Grand Prix Final: Ice Dance Highlights

The 2006-07 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating concluded with the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final after six weeks of competitions in which the top six skaters/couples in each discipline proceeded to the Final. The event was held December 15-17, 2006 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

By competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final the athletes earned points towards the World Standings as…

2006 NHK Trophy: Ice Dance Highlights

Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon of Canada easily defended their NHK Trophy title, capturing their second Grand Prix gold of the season. Russia’s Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitski, who were fourth last year, took the silver while USA’s Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov won the bronze.

Compulsory Dance (CD)

The Compulsory Dance for this event was the Rhumba. The dance was invented by Walter Gregory and was first performed in 1938…

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,…

2005 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

In the ice dance event, the podium placements were a repeat of last year. Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon (QC) won the national title for the third time, while veterans Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe (BC) won their third silver. Chantal Lefebvre and Aresniy Markov (EO) claimed their second bronze in their second season together as a team.

The Compulsory Dance (CD) of the event was the Midnight Blues, the…

2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

The ISU created the Four Continents Championships to give non-European skaters an additional opportunity to compete and to earn prize money. The event is also supposed to promote skating in countries where the sport is not as developed yet. The inaugural event was held in 1999, and the championships have continued to grow year by year. This year’s event was held Jan 19-25 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton,…

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…

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)…

Dubreuil and Lauzon: Dancing With Emotion

Dubreuil and Lauzon: Dancing With Emotion

After three years as the fourth place ice dance team in Canada, Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon leapt to the…