The House of DaVinci

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Stressed Out Over Figure Skating

No broadcaster in Canada has decided to broadcast the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship out of Colorado Springs this week, much to my chagrin (next Sunday CBC is showing a couple of hours more than a week after it all happened) and I have spent the week gleaning bits of info here and there from the radio, internet and Youtube.

Saturday morning I am innocently trying to find out if PEI won their semi-final in the Mens Junior Curling National Championship (which we did!) and when the final might be on (which we lost. Good try!) when I found these pictures. This led to tears and shock as I tried to figure out what happened.

Jessica Dube took her partners skate right in the face as they did side by side camel spins. These spins are always done as close together as possible, and Bryce travelled a bit, and ended up hitting Jess. What a shock! She was extremely lucky. He didn't hit her eye, nothing was broken. She needed surgery to repair the cut because it needed several layer of stiches but is up and about and says she will be back on the ice in 10 days.

Jess seems to be a bit of a walking accident. In the last year of so she has had arthroscopic knee surgery twice, she was in a minor car accident which required her to wear a wrist brace, her and Bryce had a major scary fall at the first of the season, and when she was 4 she lost part of her finger to a lawn mower. Man, I am going to spend a lot of time worrying about her from now on.


  • At 6:04 PM, Blogger Ali said…

    What a horrible accident! I wend net searching for news and was struck by how keen she was to immediately get back onto the ice... now that is an athelete! I'm sure the average person would be a lot more traumatized.

  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger CaptainCanuck said…

    Those are poignant photographs... the top one is almost operatic. I don't think i've seen blood on the ice (commonly the province in hockey) in figure skating before


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