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Polymer Bob
06-11-2010, 02:39 PM
But she may do Nationals.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/rochette-helps-ready-racers/article1600232/

MR-FAN
06-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Sounds like GP is for sure a no. But she will compete at the Japan Open :cheer2:

MikiAndoFan#1
06-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Thanks for sharing, Polymer Bob!

:)

Sad she won't be competing in the GP, but I'm happy she'll go to Japan Open!

:cheer:

Any idea who the other competitors are?

Sylvia
06-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Any idea who the other competitors are?
Last year, the ISU-eligible and pro skaters for the 2009 Japan Open were announced in late July: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=67245

museksk8r
06-11-2010, 02:58 PM
There is a chance she could compete at the Canadian championships in Victoria in January. She doesn’t know. She doesn’t know who she will work with, although she has ideas. And if she does return, she wants to make some changes, she said, to keep her career fresh and challenging.

I think being an Olympic medalist takes a lot of pressure off Joannie and she may be looking forward to taking more risks with her competitive skating should she decide to continue . . . maybe not hesitate so much on the 3+3 attempts now since she has much less to lose. I really wonder who her "ideas" are in terms of who she will work with now that Manon Perron is no longer an option. Her competitive future is still up in the air, but I would love to see her try for a World title! I wonder if she is considering Jeff Buttle's past coaching team, Lee Barkell, Rafael Arutunian, or Doug Leigh, to train her if she does decide to compete again? Whatever she decides, I wish her all the success and happiness in the world! YO JO!!! :cheer2:

Alexei'sgirl
06-11-2010, 03:53 PM
Clearly I've missed something...why is Manon Perron no longer an option?

Sylvia
06-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Clearly I've missed something...why is Manon Perron no longer an option?
See the Perron-related posts starting with #77: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73422&page=4

Wyliefan
06-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Oh, that's too bad. :(

screech
06-11-2010, 06:17 PM
I'd love it if she went back to Sebastien Britten - she's been amazing since, but I still think her 04/05 season with him was amazing and when she was at her best.

kirkbiggestfan
06-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Desperate times demand desperate measures: bring back Mira for the GP. :lol:

museksk8r
06-11-2010, 06:48 PM
I'd love it if she went back to Sebastien Britten - she's been amazing since, but I still think her 04/05 season with him was amazing and when she was at her best.

I thought Britten was her choreographer, not her coach. I did some research and he apparently is a coach and a choreographer. Still, I don't think he was Rochette's primary coach, but may have had an assistant role. :)

victoriajh
06-11-2010, 06:56 PM
Desperate times demand desperate measures: bring back Mira for the GP. :lol:

we are not THAT desperate (shudder)

tapper88
06-11-2010, 07:21 PM
She makes it seem that she just wants to take a break for awhile; not surprising considering her hard year..

quebecoise
06-11-2010, 07:26 PM
I thought Britten was her choreographer, not her coach. I did some research and he apparently is a coach and a choreographer. Still, I don't think he was Rochette's primary coach, but may have had an assistant role. :)

Sebastien was her coach only for the 2004-2005 season with Josée Normand because Manon didn't want to train her again after she didn't train like Manon wanted it to be.

museksk8r
06-11-2010, 07:44 PM
She makes it seem that she just wants to take a break for awhile; not surprising considering her hard year..

Understandably so. Aside from the physical, mental, and emotional toll of an Olympic season on home ice, dealing with a breakup from Francois, unexpectedly and tragically losing her mother, and working in her outreach to bring public awareness to heart health, she's also been on the go non-stop traveling all around the world participating in every ice show known to mankind. No wonder the poor woman is exhausted and in definite need of a break!


This fall, instead of competing, she intends to return to her education. She wants to stay at home in Montreal more. And breathe.

Great for her! I'm glad she has an education to fall back on and she has Guillaume, her family, and her friends to keep her company. :)