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01/20/2010

Canadian Skating Championships

Steve Russell, Staff Photographer

A wild weekend covering the BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships in London.

Dispite having my car broken into downtown, apparently a sport in itself in London, I had a great time shooting the skating. It was the first skating competition I had covered since the Torino Games.

Here are some of my favourite pictures from the weekend.

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Brittany Jones and  Kurtis Gaskell from Western Ontario compete in the Senior Pair Free program at the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships at the John Labatt Centre in London.

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Meagan Duhamel  and  Craig Buntin compete in the Senior Pair Free program.

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Carol Lane covers the eyes of Vanessa Crone  and Paul Poirier (other coach is Juris Razgulajevs) so they cannot see the replay of a fall, despite that the pair went on to win an Olympic berth with a second place finish  the Senior Dance.

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Cynthia Phaneuf's outfit got a little more sparkly after adding a silver medal.

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YA, I have to show a fall, sorry Jeremy, Jeremy Ten misses his landing in the Men's Free skate on the last day.

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Ronald Lam spins in the Men's Free skate

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Shawn Sawyer finished fourth the Men's title on the last day at the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

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Vaughn Chipeur celebrates his second place finish for  the Men's Title.

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My favourite figure skating "kiss and cry" ever! Vaughn Chipeur should give lessons to all athletes on how to celebrate!  He came in second, I would love to have seen what would have happened had he won!

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Patrick Chan spins!

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Pairs silver medalists Anabelle Langlois  and Cody Hay perform during the Exhibition Gala which featured all the Junior and Senior medalists after the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

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Men's silver medalist Vaughn Chipeur  performs during the Exhibition Gala.

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 Canadian Pairs champions Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison  perform during the Exhibition Gala.

-srussell@thestar.ca   

     

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Love that picture of Patrick Chan.. with Canada written on the background

Great pictures!!!! I love all of them!

Love the bugged-eyed Chipeur , Mr. Russell! Hope you found your way home safely without your GPS.

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