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"Somewhere In Time"

Guaranteed to give you chills, the late John Barry's lush orchestrations have been used by skaters many times.

A master composer, he wrote award-winning musical backdrops to many films, ranging from "Dances With Wolves," "Out of Africa," "Body Heat" and the James Bond series.

Composed especially for the 1979 motion picture starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, "Somewhere In Time" is probably his most recognized score.

I think two of the best interpretations of this romantic work come from two Canadians - two–time World silver ice dance medalists, Marie France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, and the 1987 World champion, Brian Orser.

Dubrieul and Lauzon's emotional connection to the music and each other could not have been more poignant. Medal favorites prior to the 2006 Olympics in Torino, a devastating fall forced them to withdraw from the event.

It seemed fitting that Dubrieul and Lauzon’s next competition, the World Championships, were held on home turf at the famous Calgary Saddledome. Inspired by a packed audience willing them on, they put everything into their free dance and won this portion of the event, taking the silver medal overall.

At the Canadian Open in 2001, Brian Orser took a very different approach.

His choreographic masterpiece pays tribute to the history of skating, cleverly incorporating moves such as fancy figures from the turn of the 20th century to the explosive spins and jumps that dominate the sport today. He moved from fourth placed to take home the gold.


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