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Impromptu
05-18-2012, 05:16 PM
I think when they first came on the scene they did try to copy V&M.


I don't know why they would have. When Weaver & Poje first teamed up, Virtue and Moir were the Canadian bronze medalists. I would think, if they'd been trying to emulate anyone, it would have been Dubriel and Lauzon. And in their first competitive season, W&P ended up 3rd, to V&M's 2nd - trying to emulate the team immediately ahead of you wouldn't be the smartest strategy (that would be like Hubbell and Donohue trying to emulate the Shibutanis).

I've never thought these two teams had similar styles.

Bournekraatzfan
05-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Thank you !!


Thanks BKfan.That was a terrific report. You are very talented with words, and your reports are always well thought out and very detailed.:).

I hope they are in SOI next year too. From what I've read, they are a well received addition to the show and maybe I'll get a chance to go next year.

no problem and thank you for the support! I find it very difficult to put my thoughts into words, so that means a lot.
Also, I left out a couple of things:

-part of the happier section I mentioned was right in front of our end of the rink, so I got a good look at their faces as they smiled lightly at each other and I can tell you that it was such a quiet moment in contrast to the rest of the program...they looked so lovingly at each other and their connection was really something. And by the end of the program, I was so emotional. They delivered a very sincere performance, imo.

-Seated next to me was a lady who was attending SOI for the first time with her granddaughter, who looked to be in her late teens or early twenties. I asked if there was anyone who they were particularly keen to see, and the granddaughter mentioned Kaitlyn and Andrew (and I think the grandmother nodded) and said that they were "amazing," I believe. and these two were definitely well-received, you are right, clarie:)

Emdee
05-18-2012, 07:18 PM
When Weaver and Poje teamed up V&M were world junior champions ( 2nd one year and then first) and a tremendous buzz surrounded them in the Canadian ice dance world. Part of the reason was that they had missed going to the Olys by a very small margin. Even at that time if you watched them (VM)skating they appeared destined for greatness. 6th in their first worlds and on the world's podium ever afterwards.

beebee
05-18-2012, 08:39 PM
When Weaver and Poje teamed up V&M were world junior champions ( 2nd one year and then first) and a tremendous buzz surrounded them in the Canadian ice dance world. Part of the reason was that they had missed going to the Olys by a very small margin. Even at that time if you watched them (VM)skating they appeared destined for greatness. 6th in their first worlds and on the world's podium ever afterwards.

The point of your post escapes me (not really, but I'll be generous) though one thing is certain--you are not adding any value to this thread which is celebrating the accomplishments of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje.

Emdee
05-19-2012, 12:34 AM
Sorry Beebee - I was replying to Impromptu who was replying to me. Am technologically challenged so dont yet know how to highlight the section!

Like every one else I do love Je Suis Malade ( and Last year's SD) and applaud them sincerely for the hard work they have put in to make that happen.

jl22aries
05-19-2012, 09:29 AM
((Emdee))

I value you in this thread.

jl22aries
05-19-2012, 09:33 AM
Oh, and they rocked it in SOI Vancouver tonight. Sometimes, I admit, they get a little lost in the mix of the many skaters I love, which is completely nonsensical because they are such AMAZING performers. Every time I see them live I'm absolutely floored by how naturally they "get" the crowd. How do they do it? They have a mysterious crowd pleasing effect.

tapper88
05-19-2012, 11:21 PM
"Je Suis Malade" was just beautiful and magnificent to see live. What a treat.

skatingfan04
05-22-2012, 03:23 AM
:D Just to let everyone know, the GP assignments are up, and W/P have been given Skate America and Cup of China!! I'm not surprised to see them not assigned to Skate Canada, since it's in no one's best interest to put the #1 and #4 ranked teams at the same even representing the same country. Best to give W/P a chance at getting gold somewhere else instead of locking them into silver at SC. I am a bit surprised to see them only doing two events, since doing three has seemed to work for them, but I guess they are no longer in need of the extra exposure. They have arrived!!

aka_gerbil
05-22-2012, 03:26 AM
:I am a bit surprised to see them only doing two events, since doing three has seemed to work for them, but I guess they are no longer in need of the extra exposure. They have arrived!!

Skaters/teams don't have the option to do three this upcoming season like they did last year.

skatingfan04
05-30-2012, 03:04 AM
Just for a quick update, W/P have announced that their SD music will be the Sound of Music. The program is apparently in honour of Andrew's grandmother, who passed away on the weekend. My condolences to Andrew and his family.:(

mysticchic
05-30-2012, 04:38 AM
Hope this works. I have opened these photos for public viewing. They are outtakes from the IFS Shoot I had with them...enjoy
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150518156583298.476921.691593297&type=3

zilam98
05-30-2012, 04:56 AM
Just for a quick update, W/P have announced that their SD music will be the Sound of Music. The program is apparently in honour of Andrew's grandmother, who passed away on the weekend. My condolences to Andrew and his family.:(

im betting on the lonely goatherd music ;) oh boy, this is gonna be one quirky season

Macassar88
05-30-2012, 05:10 AM
im betting on the lonely goatherd music ;) oh boy, this is gonna be one quirky season

I feel like that's gonna be really popular. Aren't G/P doing that as well? Or is it Crone/Sorenson?

The Accordion
05-30-2012, 05:28 AM
I feel like that's gonna be really popular. Aren't G/P doing that as well? Or is it Crone/Sorenson?

C and S - GP are doing Mary Poppins.