Canadian Ice Dance 2014/15 - news & updates

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    Gone With the Wind, Les Mis, and now Titanic? O&W need to really expand beyond movie themes.
     
  2. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Titanic was Mark Pillay's idea, and I'm interested in seeing what he comes up with for them. She's a bold skater, and I think it could work for them.
     
  3. NorthernDancers

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    I tend to feel the same way as manhn, but since someone else is doing the choreo I will keep an open mind for now. With the previous years' programs in mind, skating to Titanic is very one dimensional. Where's the diversity of style? Where's the substance? Perhaps Mark will bring something interesting, however, so let's wait and see before rolling the eyes any further. (But seriously, I would LOVE to see some diversity, maturity and orginality in music choice and choreography out of the talented crew in BC. The musical and movie schmaltz with dance-by-numbers programs need a rest.) Paul/Islam always seem to come up with something interesting and not over-used, and Paradis/Ouillet had a fabulous FD last season. There's a whole world of music out there, and so many ways to bring innovation, dance and art to COP.
     
  4. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Paradis/Ouellette's FD last season was to "Godfather," so it's possible to create a great program to movie soundtracks that have been used by other skaters.
     
  5. emilieh

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    It was Edwards & Pang who used Les Mis last year. :) O&W's FD was Love Never Dies, and I think the general consensus was that it wasn't a great music choice.

    Movie score or not, I love the music from Titanic (even though I hate the movie itself), so I'm looking forward to seeing what Pillay does with it and with them.
     
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Club comp. season is here!

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  7. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I hope that VM stay for a year or two. A different inspiration could be very special for them.
     
  8. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    I would love, love, love to see what Dubreuil, Lauzon, Denis, and Haguenauer could do with V/M :inavoid:
     
  9. yfbg722

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    Did I miss something? Are V/M training with D/L now??
     
  10. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    No, we're just hoping that they will. For me so that they get programs worthy of their talent.
     
  11. yfbg722

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    I love D/L. It would be awesome to see what they could do with Tessa and Scott!
     
  12. jenji124

    jenji124 Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping too. I think D/L would be a great fit for V/M.
     
  13. Sylvia

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    Re-posting from the Programs thread:
    Excerpt from article:
     
  14. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    A nice article on Junior Worlds bronze medalists, who will skate JGP and Senior Nationals:

    http://www.twofortheice.com/for-edwards-and-pang-experience-is-the-teacher/

    On training alone when Edwards was suffering from Achilles tendonitis, Pang said:

     
  15. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

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  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Club comp. season is here!

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    Tweeted by Aaron Lowe ( @WingLowe23 ):
    Their 4 teams competing this week are Linden/Jackson (Sr.), Wu/Soo and Sales/Wamsteeker (Jr.) and Stairs/Royer (Nov.).

    LPIDC competition thread in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...ce-Dance-Championships-Lake-Placid-(7-30-8-2)
    There are 3 paid subscription options for streaming: http://productionseastmedia.sidearmsports.com/watch/purchase.aspx?Live=22

    JGP dance assignments as listed on the Skate Canada website to date:

    Courchevel, FRA: Madeline Edwards / Zhao Kai Pang, Melinda Meng / Andrew Meng

    Ljubljana, Slovenia: Brianna Delmaestro / Timothy Lum, Valerie Taillefer / Jason Chan

    Ostrava, Czech Republic: Mackenzie Bent / Garrett MacKeen, Danielle Wu / Spencer Soo
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  17. geoskate

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    I was very happy to see that Andreann Poulin/Marc-Andre Servant skated the short dance today at the Lake Placid ice dance competition. Based on their score (50.42) they must be back in good form. Hopefully this means their injury problems are behind them now.
     
  18. Sylvia

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    Posted on their FB page tonight: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andréanne-Poulin-et-Marc-André-Servant/294619127337403
     
  19. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    I saw that and was so happy for them. Great perseverance. I hope Poulin and Servant get an international assignment this fall.
     
  20. skatingfan04

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    Based on this tweet, it looks like Poulin & Servant won the FD at LPIDC handily (Hawayek/Baker's 79 was the next highest score as far as I can tell)!!!

    https://twitter.com/icedancecom/status/495373931994681345

    I'm so happy for them! They're a beautiful team, they skate with joy, and their edges and smoothness are to die for. I'm really glad to see them back in form, and I too hope they get a senior B this season.
     
  21. 96horseluvr

    96horseluvr New Member

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    I believe Hawayek/Baker won overall, since H/B had a 6 point lead over P/S in the SD, and P/S won the FD by only 5 points
     
  22. lavenderblue

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    Poulin/Servant looked great. :) I also hope they get a Senior B assignment; they've made a terrific comeback.
     
  23. Daniskates93

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    Jr. SD results form Minto (I dont know points, I just caught the podium) 1. Bent/Mackeen 2. Croteau-Villeneuve/Hough 3. Collins/Firus
     
  24. MissT

    MissT New Member

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    Yeah, H/B won overall - but P/S looked really good out there! :) I liked their FD.
     
  25. skatingfan04

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    You saw the FD? Cool! Any idea what the music was?
     
  26. Sylvia

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    Posted in the LPIDC thread in Kiss and Cry:
     
  27. Twizzler

    Twizzler Well-Known Member

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    Theoretically, yes, however they do not combine events at Lake Placid. Medals are awarded in each the SD & the FD.
     
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  28. puglover

    puglover Well-Known Member

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    Is there still no news of a new partner for Asher Hill or have I missed that?
     
  29. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    They competed at Minto Summer Skate in Junior (as did Bent & McKeen) - I presume this means they are hoping to return to the JGP.
     
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  30. twizzle49

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    Any first impressions of Collins and Firus. He has always been a wonderful skater/dancer.