Cynthia Phaneuf "career announcement"

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  1. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    Cynthia Phaneuf will make an important "career announcement" in Montreal on Wedneday, Sep 26, according to a Skate Canada press release sent out today. Also present at the press conference will be Skate Canada president Benoît Lavoie.

    This somehow smells of retirement to me, but maybe I'm wrong.
     
  2. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

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    Is this normal procedure? I wonder if she's taking some position at SC.
     
  3. overedge

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    Maybe she's the new CEO :rofl:
     
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    :sekret: say that she will be switching to synchronized skating and the press conference will be used to announce dates and times for when she will screen skaters for her new posse. Posse is the right term for team members on a synchronized skating team, right?
     
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  5. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    Is that like a dance "krew", Peter? :)

    Best of luck to Cynthia, whatever she is announcing.
     
  6. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    I love it when people announce that. . . they will make an announcement. It's such a tease.
     
  7. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    She'll be released by Skate Canada in order to skate pairs with Rockne Brubaker for the US?!? :saint:
     
  8. kwanfan1818

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    She's been practicing lifting him in secret.
     
  9. orbitz

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    She'll undergo gender reassignment surgery and plan to compete in the men division as Clark Phaneuf.
     
  10. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Cynthia and her US equivalent, Alissa Czisny, have been hired to become the new Doublemint Twins?
     
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  11. crawall

    crawall New Member

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    Just wondering, does that leave her spot open on the National Team? Will they move someone up?
     
  12. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    From the Skate Canada website:
    "To be named to the National Team a skater must finish in the top five at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships: in Senior Singles, Pair and Dance disciplines. Skaters may be added at the discretion of the International Committee."
     
  14. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    Why make an announcement about making an announcement?
     
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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  16. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    Sad if she has to retire due to injury and not on her own terms.
    I will always remember how well she skated when she won her first Canadian title in 2004, her amazing grand prix debit the next year, and of course her awesome fifth place free skate at worlds on 2010.
     
  17. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    Possibilities:

    1. She is going to marry Patrick Chan.

    2. She is going to replace Speedy.

    3. She is not going to skate pairs with Rockne Brubaker but will skate pairs with Kevin Van Der Perren.
     
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  18. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    I hope the poor woman retires. This can't be fun for her.
     
  19. Sasha'sSpins

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    I'm intrigued. :watch:
     
  20. DaveRocks

    DaveRocks Well-Known Member

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    Awww. I've always liked Cynthia. I'll be sad to see her retire.
     
  21. Alex Forrest

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    So to be named to the National Team for a skater it is NOT a MUST to have had to finish in the top five at the CFSC??? That is strange wording. Pitiful.

    Is Phaneuf a celebrity in Canada? Why make an announcement that you plan to make an announcement in two days? It's probably a retirement announcement, but is it really worth alerting the press two days in advance?
     
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  22. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Why is it strange wording? Why pitiful? All it is, is that there's a standard, but like most governing bodies they want some freedom to do otherwise should circumstances require it. Pitiful? Really?
     
  23. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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    she is very well liked in Canada and has been a wonderful representative for the skating community, especially winning so young and then adjusting to her new body and making the top 5 at worlds years later.. she deserves some attention I think if she is retiring.. I hope she stays involved and perhaps gets involved in coaching or choreography.. such a talent..
     
  24. WildRose

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    I've always liked Cynthia. I hope she will continue to be involved with skating in Canada in some capacity if she is no longer able to skate.
     
  25. Garden Kitty

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    I've seen her at a couple of Skate Canadas and the girls in the audience all love her - and she always seems to make a special effort to talk with them and pose for pictures. She's been a great representative for her sport and country - and if she is retiring, I wish her all the best.
     
  26. Alex Forrest

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    They should state it in some form of: "Skaters who are top 5 at the CFSC will be or will be eligible to be placed on the Canadian National Team. Additional skaters may be added at Skate Canada's discretion". Instead the way it's worded is "You MUST be top 5 at CFSC to be placed on the national team... that is unless we decide someone else should also be placed on it too." I don't know, it's semantics. It's poorly worded.

    I'm sure Phaneuf has many fans in Canada, but to alert the press to alert the press that in two days she's going to make an announcement, I just didn't think she had that kind of star power to be so presumptive. I can understand if Joannie did that since she is a skating star, but Phaneuf? Anyway, I wish her well in her new endeavors (if it is referring to retirement). The last couple of years has been disappointing.
     
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  27. Vagabond

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    Yes. Louise Jefferson. :sekret:
     
  28. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Mini Ice's 1st grade teacher is a dead ringer for Cynthia. It's mind boggling really, same face, same build, same age group. Perhaps that's the announcement...:lol: Cynthia's finally realizing her dream of teaching elementary school in the US. :D
     
  29. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    Ah, Cynthia :( I'll be sad to see you go if this is the case. Very sad :(
     
  30. victorskid

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