Posts Tagged ‘Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz’

2003 World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

The dance competition at the 2003 World Figure Skating Championships produced a lot of firsts. It was the first time that skaters competed in only one compulsory dance, the first time the Austrian Waltz was skated at Worlds, the first time a North American dance team won the gold and the first Worlds medal of any kind for Bulgaria. It was also the last time that two couples were…

2003 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: 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. Of course the event has not yet reached the level of the European…

2003 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2003 Bank of Montreal Canadian Figure Skating Championships ended on January 12 with the final home competitive performance for Canadian ice dancers Shae Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz. The world silver medalists set a new standard with their tenth ice dancing senior gold medal at Canadians, the most in any of the four disciplines. They left with a standing ovation from the audience and a string of nine…

2002 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2002 Canadian Championships were held in Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ont. from January 7-13. Following the competition, Skate Canada named its Olympic and World team of two men, three pairs, two dance teams, and one woman. The Four Continents Championship team, consisting partly of Olympic team members and partly of up-and-comers, was also named. Additional skaters were named to the World Junior team, which will be finalized after…

2001-02 Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating: Highlights

Strange and interesting judging was the talk of the figure skating world following the ISU Grand Prix Final, which took place in Kitchener, Canada from December 13-16.

Canadians Shae-Lynn Bourne and Viktor Kraatz’s Michael Jackson medley earned them the gold medal and the title of crowd favorites. Initially, the scoreboard listed Anissina and Peizerat as the overall winners, and the capacity crowd roared to its feet when the correct standings…

2001 Skate Canada: Highlights

Skate Canada International was held at Saskatchewan Place, November 1-4, 2001, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is the second of a series of six competitions before the Grand Prix Final which is to be held in December in Ontario, Canada.

The ladies race to the Olympic gold medal became a three-way battle with American Sarah Hughes rallying to win the much anticipated showdown between Michelle Kwan and Irina Slutskaya. One…

2001 Skate America: Highlights

Skate America International was held at the World Arena, October 25-28, 2001, in Colorado Springs, Col. This premier international event, conducted annually by the United States Figure Skating Association, begins a new and exciting season of figure skating as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games draw near.

North Americans dominated all four events at Skate America. Reigning World Champion Michelle Kwan won the gold medal over U.S. teammate Sarah Hughes in…