ALEXANDRA PAUL and MITCHELL ISLAM

.Mitch Islam… “Some big changes for me and @alexandrapaul_!”

… And so the twitter and skating learned that ice dancers Alexandra Paul+Mitchell Islam (CAN) had moved to Montreal to train with Marie France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Romain Haguenauer.

The 2010 World Junior silver medalists and three-time Canadian bronze medalists teamed up in 2009. In 2012, they left Toronto and moved to Detroit to train with Angelika Krylova and Pasquale Comerlengo.

They placed 14th in the Free Dance at the 2015 World Championship and voiced concern.

‘Today was difficult for us out there technically. We made a few mistakes. It really cost us at the end. When we get back, we’ll have meetings, and evaluate the season and see what we get from that,” said Paul.

At the Gadbois Center, Paul+Islam joined an international group of ice dancers including 2015 World Champions Gabriella Papadakis+ Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), Sara Hurtado+Adria Diaz (ESP), Lawrence Fournier Beaudry+Nikolai Sorensen (DEN) and Madison Hubbell+Zachary Donohue USA), who recently moved north of the border from Detroit.

The team is satisfied with their move.

“Major changes are never easy, nor are the decisions that precede them, but we’re confident after only a few days here that it is absolutely the right thing for us to do,” said Islam in his tweet.

Dubreuil and Lauzon are the 2006 and 2007 World silver medalists. Haguenauer was a coach and choreographer in Lyon, France prior to joining the Montreal team in July, 2014.

 

SKATERS PARTICPATE IN THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Drop a bucket of ice water over your head, take a video, and post it on social media, then challenge others to take the plunge to keep the cycle going.

If those nominated choose not to accept the challenge within 24 hours, they’re asked to donate to Lou Gehrig’s disease research or to a charity of their choice.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a call to arms to raise money and awareness for the disease, for which there is no cure.

Figure skaters, former skaters and coaches have joined the challenge! Check out the videos below and then make a donation to the ALS Association or ALS Canada.

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