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Posts tagged Lori Nichol

Does Figure Skating Need More Cool?

Having secured my tickets for Worlds in Nice, France this year I’ve been watching the start of the Grand Prix with extra enthusiasm. It’ a treat to see what’s in store for the year to come. I enjoyed the return to classical music and quintessential, beautiful lines at Skate America and Skate Canada. But, as [...]

Elegance Reigned at Canadian Championships

This year’s Canadian Figure Skating Championships featured a return to classical music, elegance and traditional skating elements. As a spectator, it was a pleasure to see some classic elements done so well. We enjoyed incredible spiral positions, exquisite spins and well practiced, detailed arm and head movements. The days of just skating around and jumping [...]

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 [...]