They've worked with and trained with the best in the world, and while there are excellent coaches who never became World or Olympic champions themselves, Dubreuil Lauzon are not among them. We can see how resourceful choreography is, not to mention technically pristine.* Virtue and Moir are out of Dubreuil Lauzon's league, and if Papadakis Cizeron skated exactly as they skate now but didn't move to Gadbois, they'd have stayed in thirteenth place. Virtue and Moir don't need Brian Freaking Orser watching over their warm-up jackets and skate guards at this stage of their career and abilities.
Not for a single practice session at Skate Freaking Canada.
"When the crowd gets into it and we get excited, the challenge is to stay consistent on the elements," Bates said.
"We got a Level 4 on our non-touching (step sequence), and that's our last element, so I think that we're grounded and having a good balance between performing and skating cleanly." "At the beginning of the season, it was a little daunting for us to do hip hop, just because it is such a different way to move than we were used to," Chock said.
"Now, they're not used to thinking so much about technique.
It's something they haven't done in two years, and I think the more they compete, the more they will be able to bring a loose and fun performance as well as the technical skill that is required to be the best in the world." Virtue and Moir may not have thought about their technique too much, but they did well with the technical panel, gaining Level 4 for their twizzles and closing curve lift, and Level 3's for their three step sequences.
“We’re really looking down the road to Pyeong Chang and kind of started our journey again today.
We left some points on the table level-wise and that we’ll be looking to improve, but for end of October we’re very pleased.” 20 pics inside of Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and more…
Orser Coaches VM I'd love to know how the money for this charade is structured.Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir held court in the mixed zone, with a scrum of mostly Canadian reporters hanging on their every word and chuckling where appropriate. For the moment, Canada's 2010 Olympic champions were too busy relishing their return to competition after a two-season absence to worry about the details. This time, though, the talk didn't veer toward scores or levels or what they thought about the judging."We learned from the quick change of the short dance before worlds last year that really relatable characters read well on us, so that's something we want to continue," Poirier said."I think we kind of knew right away we wanted to do disco.