Joannie Rochette is going to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She was born January 13th, 1986 in Montreal, Quebec. She measures 160 cm. tall. She has been a Canadian champion since 2005 and has been on the podium of the Canadian championships since the year 2000. She has also been on a commercial about a brand of cold medicine. Out of the skating rinks, Joannie Rochette works studying natural and health sciences at the College Andre-Grasset in Montreal.
She wouldn’t have gotten this far in her career without her coach Manon Perron who teaches her figure skating. She is right now practicing at Saint-Leonard, Quebec with Manon Perron and Natalie Martin.Although, she had other coaches like Sebastien Britten and Josée Normand.
When my mother went to school, Sébastien Britten was in her school. Also, I want to say that I have never done figure skating in my life because I am more concentrated on hockey. Although, I watch figure skating on the television but I always get dizzy looking at them spin!! It looked hard to do all these spins and jumps without loosing control of themselves.
At her first try in the Winter Olympic Games, Joannie Rochette ended up in 5th place. When she was classed 9th in the short program, she came up to the 5th position of the free program getting the best points for technique of these games. Continue reading
Patrice Bergeron plays hockey for the Boston Bruins but will be part of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
I chose to write about hockey because my mom owned a hair salon and at the hair salon she cut hockey players’ hair (but not Patrice’s). Some of the hockey players names are: Baby Smith (he was the oldest player she knew),He played for the Montreal Canadiens. She also knew Brian Bellow, number 23 of the Montreal Canadiens who she was friends with and went to his cottage. Them came Paul Depietro, she also knew Mike Keane, Vincent Damphouse and Lyle Odeline who were all part of the team who won the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Patrice Bergeron play’s hockey for the Boston Bruins but will be part of Team Canada for the 2010 winter Olympics. Patrice was born on July 24′th 1985 at L’ancienne – Lorette, He weighs 194 pounds, His height is 6 ft 1 in, His position is center and he holds his hockey stick with his right hand.
In the 2003 NHL Patrice was drafted by the Boston Bruins 54′th over all.
During roockie season he was chosen to play at the NHL Young stars game in Minnesota.
At the end of that season Patrice was picked to play for the Canadien senior men’s team to compete in Prague. Continue reading
Kim St-Pierre is a goaltender on our 2010 Canadian Olympic hockey team. She is 5’9″ tall and weighs 156 lbs. The team she plays for is the Montreal Stars (CWHL).
St-Pierre was born December 14th, 1978 in Chateauguay QC. She has two brother and still has both her mom and dad. Kim is the first women to have won a regular season game with the men’s hockey team when McGill University defeated Ryerson University in 2003. Kim catches from her left hand and shoots from her left too. Her previous competitions were in Salt Lake City (2002) and Turin (2006). She speaks two languages, French and English. Her National team head coach is Melody Davidson; Assistant coaches -Doug Lidster, Peter Smith and the club coach is Yan Cloutier.
She even is a medal record competitor for Canada’s women’s ice hockey. She won Gold in 2002 at the Salt Lake City tournament. Also, at the IIHF World Women Championships she won Gold in 1999 at the Finland tournament. Additionally she won 4 other gold medals. Three in Canada : 2000,2004,and 2007, and one in the United States Championships in 2001. Kim also won three silver medals at the Swedish, Chinese and Finnish world Championships.
I play hockey like her but she is a goaltender and I play offense so it’s completely the opposite. I need to score against the goaler and she needs to save the pucks.
My feelings when I’m on the ice or when I enter the arena are the smell of a victory. When I’m on the ice my feelings are how the air blows in my face because I work hard. The surface of the ice makes me glide and I like that .
In Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Kim can now add other great moments and achievements to her long list, by bringing home another Olympic medal.
by: S.S., 11 yrs. old