Rob Brodie

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06/25/12  •  FEATURES

Elvis Stojko: Keeping It Real

In the most idyllic of settings, figure skating’s ultimate warrior has found his perfect sea of solitude. The placid waters of Lake Chapala lap against the shore of Ajijic, a quiet town of 15,000 nestled on a plateau in the shadow of the Sierra Madre mountain...

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06/25/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Joannie Rochette Ponders an Olympic Comeback

Joannie Rochette admits she still feels that little tug inside. That urge to throw herself back into the competitive ring, and all the assorted emotions that go along with it. Much as her skating life is currently filled with tours and shows, the 26-year...

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05/08/12  •  FEATURES

Kurt Browning Love 'n' Life

Once upon a time, touring life for Kurt Browning was much less complicated, with a mindset often built around a singular concern: So how did I look tonight? Did I get the steps just right? Are the fans happy with my performance? But this year Browning donned...

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03/14/12  •  Nationals

Patrick Chan Sets Record at Canadian Nationals

It was everything a national championship should be. Superb performances, redemption, drama and a not-so-little piece of history making — the Canadian figure skating championships delivered all of that and then some. There were stories galore to share in...

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03/01/12  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier: Bronze Debut at Canadians

For Piper Gilles, it was the ultimate welcome to the Canadian skating fraternity. “I still can’t stop smiling. The event was so much fun,” the 20-year-old native of Colorado Springs said after her first Canadian figure skating championships were complete...

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01/01/12  •  GRAND PRIX SERIES

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov Dominant in Québec City

While hometown heros Patrick Chan and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir gave their loyal fans plenty of reason to cheer, a number of emerging stars from Europe also announced their presence in rather historic fashion. All in all, it added up to a fascinating weekend...

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11/19/11  •  FEATURES

Russian Dreams: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

They speak with supreme confidence about conquering the World once again and filling one last void in their most impressive résumé. And yes, maybe even a second run at the biggest prize of them all. But the fact they can finally set sail in all those directions...

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08/20/11  •  Articles

Joannie Rochette Develops a New Vision

Joannie Rochette may never look at chicken the same way again. At least not when it’s sitting on a plate right in front of her. Of the many memories the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist brought home from a recent trip to Honduras on behalf of World Vision, none...

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07/27/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje Twizzle Into the Top Five

The heartbreak of not making the 2010 Canadian Olympic team has passed, but it is not forgotten. So it is, as Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje revel in their greatest leap forward on the World stage, that they can connect the dots directly from one of their...

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07/14/11  •  Articles

Patrick Chan On Top of the World

For those who have watched the developing talent of Patrick Chan reveal a little more of itself with each passing year, he may indeed still seem like a veritable whiz kid who took the Canadian skating world by storm just a few short years ago. FIRST TAKE...

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06/12/11  •  TRANSITIONS

Shawn Sawyer: Leaving on His Own Terms

In Shawn Sawyer’s mind, the finish line was firmly in place, and everything played out exactly the way a skating retirement should. “A thought? Oh, it was a done deal,” the 26-year-old from Edmundston, N.B. said when asked how serious he was about hanging...

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05/31/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Silver Lining for Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

Perhaps, in so many ways, it seemed like the most obvious of partnerships. But little did Canada’s Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford realize — at least until now — that their hopes for a successful future in pairs skating lay right in front of them. Or right...

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04/28/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch: Leap of Faith

They are a team still unaccustomed to life in such rare air. But ask Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch about their surprising run this season, which included a trip to the Grand Prix Final, and they will tell you they believe it could be just a stepping...

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04/14/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Takahashi and Tran: Young Pair Flying High

Sometimes the figure skating world really is the smallest of places. Meet Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran, two skaters from very different cultures who landed in the cosmopolitan French city of Montréal from two completely different directions. The outcome...

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04/07/11  •  SHORT PROGRAM

Chan Looking to Strike Gold in Japan

It is the land of his heritage and Patrick Chan did his best to leave a lasting impression. Call it one of the many motivations the 20-year-old Canadian champion carried with him as he headed to the Grand Prix Final in China last December. After recording...

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02/15/11  •  GRAND PRIX SERIES

2010 Grand Prix: Skate Canada

Skate Canada, the second stop on the Grand Prix circuit, gave us plenty of new faces in lofty places. With some former champions returning to the top of the podium, it made for an intriguing mix of results. While Canada’s Patrick Chan took home top honors...

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