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Susan D. Russell
Amelie Lacoste

Amelie Lacoste Earns Berth
On Canadian World Team

Amelie Lacoste has been chosen as the sole Canadian female representative to compete at the upcoming World Figure Skating Championships following a seventh-place finish at Four Continents in Colorado Springs, Colo., this past weekend.

After winning the Canadian title in January, Lacoste and teammate Cynthia Phaneuf were sent to Four Continents to duke it out on the ice.

It was a close call. Lacoste scored 147.65 points to Phaneuf’s 147.47.

“The main goal was to get the spot for worlds. Now I can go back home and train without that extra pressure,” she said.

No “Stars on Ice” for Salé and Pelletier?

Canada’s Jamie Salé and David Pelletier have announced that they have not signed on to perform in any tours this year.

The duo confirmed they turned down the opportunity to tour with “Stars On Ice” this season. “We got an offer, and I was like ‘Wow. Okay. I guess we're moving on,” Salé said in a recent interview with Canada’s national daily, The Globe and Mail.

Salé and Pelletier also hinted about the possibility of retirement. February 11 marked the 10th anniversary of the judging controversy at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games where the pair was subsequently awarded gold medals.

Upcoming Ice Shows For Charity

Looking for some on-ice entertainment in the next few months?

The Skating Club of Boston is gearing up for its annual “Ice Chips” gala. Two shows will be held at Harvard’s Bright Arena in Cambridge, Mass. on March 31 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and a third on April 1 at 2:00 p.m.

This year marks the show’s 100th anniversary making it the longest running amateur ice show in the world. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to various local charities.

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The annual “Skate for Hope” show will take place June 18 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The gala event benefits breast cancer research and awareness.

Confirmed performers at press time include Sarah Hughes, 
Jeremy Abbott, Rachael Flatt, Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier, Emily Samuelson and Todd Gilles, Piper Gilles and Shelby Gilles have all signed on as well.

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Originally published in February 2012