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geoskate
06-09-2010, 05:38 AM
At a recent WOS seminar Dylan spoke to the young skaters about how he was working to improve himself and is now taking ballet.

I find this quite encouraging. If his actions really match up with his words and he is taking some serious ballet training, that could really help with the only major weakness that I see with with this team (other than their inexperience) - their lack of refinement.

It is too bad that it isn't taken more seriously by some other skaters, though.

Andora
06-09-2010, 06:39 PM
The new pair of Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford is official!! They are registered at the Quebec Summer championships 2010 in Pierrefonds and they will represent the province of Quebec.

Go to the page 28 here: http://www.patinage.qc.ca/userfiles/file/WEB_Ete2010_Inscriptions%20(2).pdf

:cheer:

These photos (http://tony-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/06/duhamelradford-partnership.html) of some outside lifts are really cute, especially where Meagan is watering the plants from up high.

Dragonlady
06-09-2010, 10:00 PM
Eric is so secure on the lifts, It's one of his greatest strengths. Craig was hampered in that regard by a shoulder which was always iffy at best. This prevented them from doing more complex lifts with multiple changes of position.

I have my fingers crossed that Meagan and Eric can remain healthy and give it their best shot.

piano18
06-09-2010, 10:08 PM
:cheer:

These photos (http://tony-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/06/duhamelradford-partnership.html) of some outside lifts are really cute, especially where Meagan is watering the plants from up high.

Meaghan is so SOOO buff! Can't wait to see them!

kwanfan1818
06-10-2010, 05:55 AM
Radford has curl power.

grandma
06-12-2010, 04:42 PM
Does anyone know, if there is a male skater in Edmonton/ Canada is looking for a partner to skate pairs with ?

blademate
06-13-2010, 02:34 AM
Does anyone know, if there is a male skater in Edmonton/ Canada is looking for a partner to skate pairs with ?

There are men without partners in Canada... maybe not Edmonton per say, but that also depends what level of skater you are thinking of. In terms of senior pairs, the only one that comes to mind right now is Cody Hay...

Sylvia
07-03-2010, 01:49 PM
Here's a Canadian pair news tidbit and photo of Lawrence/Swiegers from a local article about a July 1st exhibition in Ellenton, Florida: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100701/ARTICLE/7011065/2055/NEWS?Title=Ice-skaters-dazzle-with-new-routines-at-Ellenton-rink

Canadian pair Paige Lawrence and Rudi Sweigers ended the event on a high note with upbeat personality and a stunning dismount off a one-handed lift.

Most skaters dismount with a twist, but Lawrence does that twist airborne and upside down.

Lawrence and Sweigers have been training with [Lyndon] Johnston on a part-time basis for a few years now. "They're Canada's next up-and-coming team," he said.
L/S currently have one GP assignment (Skate Canada).

shutterbug
07-03-2010, 05:18 PM
Here's a Canadian pair news tidbit and photo of Lawrence/Swiegers from a local article about a July 1st exhibition in Ellenton, Florida: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100701/ARTICLE/7011065/2055/NEWS?Title=Ice-skaters-dazzle-with-new-routines-at-Ellenton-rink

L/S currently have one GP assignment (Skate Canada).

Thank you for posting the article link Sylvia! Me lurves these two. :) I’m thrilled that they got the Skate Canada assignment. Not sure if I’d call them “Canada’s next up-and-coming team” quite yet, but they are tons of fun to watch. Looking forward to seeing what new tricks Lyndon has taught them this year.

The Accordion
07-03-2010, 07:09 PM
I first saw these 2 and loved them when they came 2nd in Juniiors at Nats in Vancouver. There was quite a loud boooo from the crowd - many of whom thought they should have been first.
I have been following them since and I very much enjoy their skating.
With the retirements and splits - I would guess that these 2 will be among the top pairs this year for sure. I hope so!

Habs
07-13-2010, 12:00 AM
:sekret: say Cody Hay doesn't have a new partner yet. He's been looking, hasn't found one, and is starting to think he'll miss this season.

blue_idealist
07-13-2010, 02:56 PM
:sekret: say Cody Hay doesn't have a new partner yet. He's been looking, hasn't found one, and is starting to think he'll miss this season.

Aww, this is sad.. both Cody AND Rockne without partners!

shutterbug
07-13-2010, 11:51 PM
Craig Buntin’s retirement announcement: Three-time Canadian Champion Craig Buntin retires from competitive figure skating (http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/news_views/press_room/news_releases/2010/july13-10.cfm)


Buntin has many people to thank from his time as a skater. “It's difficult to summarize a 20-year career without going into all the career highs and lows; without thanking every family member, partner or friend who has helped me along the way. I do want to say thank you so much to Canada, to the Canadian fans and to everyone who played a role in the success of my career. Training, sacrificing, creating, performing and sharing the spotlight with my partners and coaches has meant more to me than anyone could imagine. It has shaped me and defined me as a person. I am so grateful to have had figure skating in my life and so proud to have represented such an incredible country. I would like to thank Skate Canada for giving me the opportunity to see the world from centre ice.”

Terrific, classy guy. He will be missed.

In other pair news, a number of Canuck pairs are scheduled to compete at the Indy Challenge: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2817765&postcount=20

blue_idealist
07-14-2010, 12:02 AM
I'll miss Craig too but somehow I knew about his retirement awhile ago. I forget where I heard it.. I think I might have been creeping his facebook, lol.

jlai
07-14-2010, 02:35 AM
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100713&content_id=12231974&vkey=ice_pressrelease