An article about the upcoming world championships...
Yes, looking forward to seeing how they fare at World's this year. Hopefully they will move up in the rankings. I would love it if they could get top 12.........top 10 would be stretching it, but possible if they skate extremely well and they get a good draw.
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Here's the official world team announcement:
As expected, V/M are skipping this one. I assume we'll be getting their retirement announcement soon. What a phenomenal career they're had!
It's going to be tough for Canada to get three spots without them. That being said, I'm curious to see how P/I match up with G/P at an event this big. Also excited to see W/P skate those gorgeous programs one last time. Should be lots of fun!
Looking forward to see how these two fair at World's with these two wonderful dances they have. Go P/I!
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I just wanted to share these absolutely gorgeous photos from nationals that Danielle Earl Photography put up on it's Flickr page yesterday:
I believe that Danielle posts in FSU, and I hope that she doesn't mind my sharing these. They were just too lovely to resist!
I hope Weaver & Poje come 2nd or 3rd and Paul & Islam top 10 to keep Canada 3 spots.
On an unrelated note, I just wanted to say a huge congrats to Madeline Edwards and Zhao Kai Pang, who just won ice dance bronze for Canada at Junior Worlds! If you've never seen them, they're worth a trip to Youtube. Loads and loads of potential!
Ha, "quality of the judging", I like that, skatingfan04! It was decidedly lacking in P/I's case, among others, in Sochi.
I'm so happy for E/P, but may I also add that the champions Hawayek/Baker are ones to youtube as well! They train with Alex and Mitch, and have a very similar style. Gorgeous skating quality, lovely dance-based programs.
Also, it doesn't look like this has been posted yet. I follow this blog that dissects different dance styles used in ice dance, and there's a recent entry that features our P/I's SD!
I believe it's authored by Jacquelyn Thayer from ice-dance.com and Two for the Ice. (She's the one who had that great interview with P/I last summer
Just for reference, here are two more entries from the same blog that discuss P/I's programs:
I took your advice and watched Hawayek/Baker. Wow are they good!
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Just in case anyone is interested, here's a great blog by Beverly Smith. None of the content is specifically related to P/I (yet), but I personally find her commentary on the sport at large to be excellent.
I expect a top 8 finish for them at worlds!
Loads of fun stuff, courtesy of P/I's fan blog on Tumblr:
Boy does social media make being a skating fan more fun! Wishing P/I a wonderful world championship!
It's a shame that the ISU is blocking videos from the short dance, because P/I did themselves proud in that performance.
I was surprised to see them sitting behind G/P, but I had noticed that P/I looked a bit upset when their program finished, so I figured they had missed something in the Finnstep. According to the protocols, G/P had a level higher than P/I in the Finnstep and also in the footwork sequence, so it looks like the placement was justified.
That being said, they're in 11th!! They must feel so amazing. I always figured they would fit in well with the best in the world, but now they've proved it. I think this worlds is going to be the perfect start to the next phase of their career.
For those in Canada:
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P&I were amazing today and criminally undermarked. Cant believe they are behind that horrible Gilles & Poirier team.
P/I did remarkably well considering how early they skated, compared to G/P in the final group. It will still be a challenge for the FD, as they skate before the ice resurfacing. Hopefully that will be better than skating 14 places earlier. I wish both teams were in the same group, though.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy