I actually got up to divisionals in junior ladies, but it was too tough to handle both and do well.” The couple trains with Barkell at the Mariposa School of Skating, working three hours a day on ice and another two and a half hours a day in off ice lift classes and other training. “We need ballet and some other training but we can’t fit it in or afford it.
It’s more expensive living and training in Barrie so we’re doing as much as we can.” Nikolai Morozov choreographed the duo’s short program, a bluesy number to “The Messiah is Coming,” which he thought suited the new team.
Hay, 22, was born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, but moved with his family to Grand Prairie when he was 14, the year he landed his first triple jump, a triple toe loop.
I had seen pairs on television and it looked pretty exciting.I did both for a couple of years and skated in novice ladies the last time Canadians was in Hamilton.“We are working hard towards it but at the same time, our main focus is not medals and placement, it’s getting off the ice having improved from the last time and to keep progressing together.” Langlois had reached as high as fifth at the World Championships in 2003 and 12th at the 2002 Olympic Games with former partner Patrice Archetto.At 24, she wasn’t ready to quit skating when Archetto retired after the 2005 Canadian Nationals. “We had trained together at the same rink with our former partners,” Langlois explained. Then both of our teams split up an hour apart after Nationals.Certains croyaient que Langlois et Hay pourraient même dégringoler au troisième rang, permettant à un autre duo québécois, celui de Meagan Duhamel et Craig Buntin, de rafler le laissez-passer olympique.
Anabelle Langlois & Cody Hay Canada’s Anabelle Langlois and Cody Hay made a successful debut in their pairs career by finishing second at the Karl Schaefer Memorial in Vienna, Austria in October.Huit ans plus tard, Anabelle Langlois foulera à nouveau une glace olympique.La patineuse artistique de Hull et son partenaire Cody Hay, d'Edmonton, ont complété leur retour incroyable à la compétition aujourd'hui en prenant le deuxième rang en paires à la conclusion du programme long des championnats canadiens présentés à London.“I wanted to do Carmen because I like lively music with character and I love Latin music, so I wasn’t hard to convince,” Langlois stated.“I like more bluesy, rock and roll kinds of numbers so I really like the short,” Hay said.Off ice, he listens to a variety of music including a lot of country, while she likes everything but prefers older songs.