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TheIronLady
01-14-2013, 06:45 AM
Joannie Rochette
2010 Olympic Bronze medalist
2009 Worlds Silver medalist
2005-2010 Five-time CAN Champion

Cynthia Phaneuf
2004 CAN Champion
2010 Worlds 5th place
2004 Four Continents Silver

Mira Leung
2006-2008 Three-time CAN Silver medalist
2006 Olympics 12th place
2008 Four Continents 5th place

Jennifer Robinson
1999-2003 Five-time CAN Champion
2002 Olympics 7th place
2002 Four Continents 4th place

Nicole Watt
2001 CAN Silver medalist
Survivor of juvenile arthritis

Amélie Lacoste
2012 CAN champion
2010 & 2012 Four Continents 7th place
Possible mascot of the high end French apparel company Lacoste

Myriane Samson
2011 CAN Silver medalist
2010 CAN Bronze medalist
2010 Four Continents 8th place

Leslie Hawker
2006 & 2007 CAN Bronze medalist

Annie Bellemare
1999 & 2002 CAN Silver medalist
2000 & 2001 CAN Bronze medalist
2002 Four Continents 6th place

Michelle Currie
2000 CAN Silver medalist
2000 Four Continents 13th place

girlscouse62
01-14-2013, 08:13 AM
I have to vote for Joannie. Love her elegance, and consistency. Love watching her pro skating in SOI. I think of her as an all-round class act.

museksk8r
01-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Rochette and Robinson won the Canadian title 6 times each, not 5. Rochette is also a 3-time 4CC medalist (2 silvers in 2008 & 2009 & a bronze in 2007) and also the GPF bronze medalist from 2004.

Joannie is my favorite BY FAR . . . she was the total package in my eyes!

briancoogaert
01-14-2013, 12:20 PM
Joannie by far. The very best from this list.
I would have loved to see her winning a World medal before 2009. She could have medaled from 2005 !

jiggs
01-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Joannie, she had the best overall package imo.
Although I found Cynthia very impressive in 2004-2005. Too bad she never regained that consistency, she was such a beautiful skater to watch.

lulu
01-14-2013, 01:37 PM
Joannie

sequins
01-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Joannie definitely but I did love watching Cynthia's skating.

Rock2
01-14-2013, 06:20 PM
I honestly think Cynthia could have been world champion if her body and nerves didn't fight her. When she was on she was fierce, and a fantastic presence on the ice. When she landed her jumps they were all very strong and confident, and she rarely had a hair out of place in her choreo and spins which were very underrated.

Aside from nerves issues I have to admit I never liked any of her programs. None of them were memorable although eventually her 2010 short grew on me. The only program I instantly liked was her 11-12 SP, more for the performance potential of the music vs the choreo which was typically uncomplicated.

TheIronLady
01-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Cynthia was striking in '04, and I think it took a lot of strength for her to overcome the problems she had after that. Her career could have continued to rebound and advance if she had the mental skills together. She was talented, and she demonstrated she had the potential to overcome any mental issues. Her programs could have been a lot better, but I think she will be remembered as an interesting, exotic skater.

NadineWhite
01-14-2013, 09:06 PM
Nicole Watt without question. She had it all. But most especially that "extra something" you cannot teach, rather it must be felt with the heart. *insert heart emoticon*

In my much loved & treasured huge figure skating scrapbook lies several beautiful autographed pictures and note that Nicole once sent me. :)

TheIronLady
01-14-2013, 09:24 PM
Nicole Watt without question. She had it all. But most especially that "extra something" you cannot teach, rather it must be felt with the heart. *insert heart emoticon*

In my much loved & treasured huge figure skating scrapbook lies several beautiful autographed pictures and note that Nicole once sent me. :)

Nicole Watt was cute, and I am thankful to ABC for making Americans watch skaters like her and Annie Bellmare back in the day. They made up for deficiencies in their medal chances with beautiful programs and human interest.

Nicole Watt 2001 Skate Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7wPuF6HeeQ

overedge
01-14-2013, 09:48 PM
Cynthia's last name is "Phaneuf".

professordeb
01-14-2013, 11:56 PM
WOW, I am conflicted only because I admired a number of them but for different reasons.
Joannie -- she learned how to get a handle on her nerves; brought a maturity to her skating a the 2010 Olympics when it seem it was about to be taken over by the youngsters on every level.
Cynthia -- loved her power; always felt bad once that growth spurt took place and she just couldn't seem to find her jumps ... or her mental toughness.
Jen -- as much as she was maligned her for her lack of just about everything, you could almost always count on her to deliver enough to keep her in the top ten -- hence Kurt Browning's nickname for her as "top ten Jen". I've always been proud of her for trying to make herself a better skater. She also stepped up to the plate and kept us at least talking about Canadian ladies figure skating.

As for some of the other ladies who have competed/are still competing -- well they have given something to talk about -- good/bad/indifferent.

Thanks to all those who gave us some memorable moments, even if you didn't mean to do so.

MikiAndoFan#1
01-15-2013, 02:33 AM
Joannie definitely but I did love watching Cynthia's skating.

Same here. :)

bbkenn
01-15-2013, 05:31 AM
Joannie.