Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Joannie Rochette Leads Skate Canada Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Joannie Rochette Leads Skate Canada Hall of Fame Class of 2017

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Rochette headed to Skate Canada HOF

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OTTAWA - Joannie Rochette, who captured the hearts of Canadians when she competed at the Vancouver Olympics just days after her mother's death, is headed to Skate Canada's Hall of Fame.

She will be joined in the class of 2017 by fellow singles skater Jennifer Robinson, the coaching teams of Sadie and Albert Enders and Josee Picard and Eric Gillies, and builders Ron Vincent and Steve Milton.

Rochette captured bronze at the Vancouver Games just days after her mom died of a heart attack. She carried Canada's flag in the closing ceremony and then returned home to grieve.

The 31-year-old from Ile-Dupas, Que., also won silver at the 2009 world championships as well as two silver and a bronze at the annual Four Continents meet. …

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