But she may do Nationals.
But she may do Nationals.
Sounds like GP is for sure a no. But she will compete at the Japan Open
Thanks for sharing, Polymer Bob!
Sad she won't be competing in the GP, but I'm happy she'll go to Japan Open!
Any idea who the other competitors are?
I think being an Olympic medalist takes a lot of pressure off Joannie and she may be looking forward to taking more risks with her competitive skating should she decide to continue . . . maybe not hesitate so much on the 3+3 attempts now since she has much less to lose. I really wonder who her "ideas" are in terms of who she will work with now that Manon Perron is no longer an option. Her competitive future is still up in the air, but I would love to see her try for a World title! I wonder if she is considering Jeff Buttle's past coaching team, Lee Barkell, Rafael Arutunian, or Doug Leigh, to train her if she does decide to compete again? Whatever she decides, I wish her all the success and happiness in the world! YO JO!!!There is a chance she could compete at the Canadian championships in Victoria in January. She doesn’t know. She doesn’t know who she will work with, although she has ideas. And if she does return, she wants to make some changes, she said, to keep her career fresh and challenging.
Clearly I've missed something...why is Manon Perron no longer an option?
Oh, that's too bad.
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I'd love it if she went back to Sebastien Britten - she's been amazing since, but I still think her 04/05 season with him was amazing and when she was at her best.
Desperate times demand desperate measures: bring back Mira for the GP.
She makes it seem that she just wants to take a break for awhile; not surprising considering her hard year..
Great for her! I'm glad she has an education to fall back on and she has Guillaume, her family, and her friends to keep her company.This fall, instead of competing, she intends to return to her education. She wants to stay at home in Montreal more. And breathe.
I wonder if she's been back to her parent's house at all? I know previously she said she's been avoiding it
what a boring article.
It's interesting to me how Bev Smith worded this article. She says that Joannie is going to compete at the Japan Open, which means she'd either need to practice her Samson & Delilah free skate, or create a whole new program and make sure she's in decent shape by the beginning of October. She then goes on to say that since Joannie is taking the rest of this month off, that she won't have time to be ready for the Grand Prix, which occurs AFTER the Japan Open, and at least one of the events would be far less traveling (as she would most likely get Skate Canada).
I'm wondering if she's holding off to maybe see if Scott Hamilton actually has those pro competitions he has planned become a reality?
Well, I think the Japan Open might have a very substantial and lucrative appearance fee. That attracts, as all the shows, way more than the upcoming GP season which in case Joannie continues she doesn't need to build a name or a reputation for the moment.
I'm on the opinion we won't see Rochette compete anymore. She's never struck me as a person who strives with competition. I hope I'm wrong, though. She's the most mature lady out there today, and her skills are to die for