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    An article about the upcoming world championships...

    http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/201...-in-late-march

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by clarie View Post
    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.
    They should be able to benefit from some retirements. I highly doubt all of the top teams will show up. Besides, I don't expect them to be as low as 18th if the judging is actually decent. Even with the mistakes, they shouldn't have finished that low in Sochi. No disrespect to the other teams, but some of the ones that finished directly ahead of them looked pretty sloppy in comparison. I'd love to see them get at least a top 12 here, but I think it's even more important that they skate well and continue to make an impression on the international audience and judges. I think they made a really good start of that in Sochi.

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    Here's the official world team announcement:
    http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni[2797]/3346/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    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!

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    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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    Here are the official entries for worlds:

    http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00028070.htm

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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:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24291681@N08/

    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!

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    I hope Weaver & Poje come 2nd or 3rd and Paul & Islam top 10 to keep Canada 3 spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimGOAT View Post
    I hope Weaver & Poje come 2nd or 3rd and Paul & Islam top 10 to keep Canada 3 spots.
    Me too! They're both excellent teams, and they're more than capable. I think the bigger question will be the quality of the judging.

    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!

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    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!
    http://stepsequences.blogspot.ca/201...cal-dance.html

    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
    http://www.ice-dance.com/main/news/g...ome-in-detroit )

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadablue View Post
    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!
    http://stepsequences.blogspot.ca/201...cal-dance.html

    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
    http://www.ice-dance.com/main/news/g...ome-in-detroit )
    Thank you! Those are great links.

    Just for reference, here are two more entries from the same blog that discuss P/I's programs:
    http://stepsequences.blogspot.ca/sea...tchell%20Islam

    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.

    http://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/

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    Here are a couple of recently discovered tidbits from nationals:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbjY_fDpwys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5-N4KOBqHw


    I can't believe worlds are only a few days away! I'm SO EXCITED!

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    I expect a top 8 finish for them at worlds!

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    It's a shame that the ISU is blocking videos from the short dance, because P/I did themselves proud in that performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavenderblue View Post
    It's a shame that the ISU is blocking videos from the short dance, because P/I did themselves proud in that performance.
    They sure did! What a lovely SD it was! Smooth as silk, fast, powerful, and relaxed. They look so comfortable when they skate now. They were so animated and expressive, too! And I was particularly stoked when they nailed the twizzles (after what happened in the SD in Sochi).

    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:
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/fig...#id=2445214672
    Last edited by skatingfan04; 03-28-2014 at 02:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavenderblue View Post
    It's a shame that the ISU is blocking videos from the short dance, because P/I did themselves proud in that performance.
    That is so silly of them to do. What difference does it make if people see it. It is not like they let you pay them for the videos anyway. Given the state of skating popularity today they should do all they can to help people see more.

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    P&I were amazing today and criminally undermarked. Cant believe they are behind that horrible Gilles & Poirier team.

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    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.
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