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bbkenn
06-22-2011, 05:48 AM
I really miss her. Does anyone know if she has formally retired, or if she's coming back?

victoriajh
06-22-2011, 05:51 AM
i wish she was too = but I am kinda thinking not.....

Sylvia
06-22-2011, 05:52 AM
Here's a recent article: Rochette travels to Honduras with World Vision (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110527&content_id=19630582&vkey=ice_news)
Accompanying photo gallery: http://web.icenetwork.com/gen/photogallery/year_2011/month_05/day_26/cf19597488.html

It was mentioned in the 2011 Japan Open thread (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79246) that Rochette is scheduled to compete in that invitational Pro-Am on October 1.

Bailey_
06-22-2011, 01:57 PM
I'm going to see her speak tomorrow at a Heart and Stroke Fundraiser. So excited!!

Willowway
06-22-2011, 03:32 PM
At least for 2012 - aren't Canadian Nationals at the same time she's scheduled to do a Disson show taping near Seattle? That taping is the evening of Jan. 10, 2012, rehearsal the two days before.

TheIronLady
06-22-2011, 03:42 PM
I'm going to see her speak tomorrow at a Heart and Stroke Fundraiser. So excited!!

Is she giving a speech?

Fannie
06-22-2011, 03:59 PM
She did a few interviews in French during spring... Often, I read that she won't come back to competition until season 2013/2014 for the Olympics.

Then, I just read one where she said that she doesn't know what the future has for her and if she'll be at the 2014 Olys.
http://fr.canoe.ca/sports/nouvelles/archives/2011/06/20110617-170913.html
Although, one thing is sure, according to this article : she won't do the Grand Prix this fall.

Bailey_
06-23-2011, 01:26 PM
Is she giving a speech?

Yup - I'm excited to hear what she says...

TheIronLady
06-23-2011, 01:59 PM
Yeah, it should be interesting for the audience. I am sure she could inspire me to donate to this cause...

shutterbug
06-23-2011, 04:28 PM
Joannie was interviewed on one of our local radio shows this morning. Lovely interview, quite poignant at times. She spoke a bit about her future plans, and genuinely sounded like she hadnít made a decision about competing in Sochi. She also mentioned that she would be performing her competitive SP from the Olympics at an upcoming show. A podcast of the show will be available here: Hot 103 Live Podcasts (http://www.hot103live.com/podcasts.aspx) There may also be a video of the interview posted on the Hot 103 website (http://www.hot103live.com/#) or on their Facebook page.

Bailey_
06-23-2011, 09:58 PM
I met Joannie Rochette today and I have a picture with her to remember the day!!

Joannie did a lovely job today. Her speech was very sweet and then there was a question and answer period. The questions were good and her answers were throughtful, personal, and humorous. However, for those who follow her career, most of the information shared has been shared with other media sources.

Still, it was a big lunch and her dress was absolutely beautiful!! Such a sweetheart...

There were various media present - I'm sure there will be more links and information to come...