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Canadian Ice Dancers Make Olympic History

I feel so lucky! I was one of 11,000 skating fans at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver to witness Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dance their way to Olympic gold. It was an evening of perfection led by the Canadian duo whose complex, powerful and emotionally profound free dance left the audience in an awestruck, [...]

Bourne and Kraatz, Together Again?

I was pleased to hear that Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz would be appearing together again as the co-chairs of the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver in January. It must have been a bitter parting when Kraatz announced his retirement immediately after the dance pair won the 2003 World Championships. No one seemed more [...]

For Those Who’ve Lost Faith in Ice Dance

There aren’t too many things I get choked-up about, especially on YouTube. But, here I am sitting at my computer all teary-eyed  watching Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win Skate Canada with an enchanting free program. Choreographed to Umbrellas of Cherbourg, this free dance combines the best of classic ice dance steps with an emotional, [...]