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Lori Nichol, Choreography Queen

Choreography is the new quad. Patrick Chan and Joannie Rochette’s routines are evidence of just how critical good choreography is in making a skater competitive on the world stage. In Chan’s case, his intricate, dramatic footwork sequences and artistic embellishments almost make up for a shaky triple axel and no quad. It’s choreography, I believe, [...]

My Take: Bourne and Nichol Inspire Rochette

Joannie Rochette was more than 13 points ahead of Mao Asada when she won the Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire competition last weekend. More than 13 points ahead of a world champion. That must be music to the ears of the Canadian champ from Île-Dupas, Quebec, who looks like a different woman on the ice this [...]