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Bourne/Kraatz: Dancing on Ice
Figure Skating Challenge
"Prior to their retirement, Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz won the most medals of any ice dance team in Canada. Here are some interesting questions on the career of one of the most innovative dance teams to grace the ice."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
On their very first pairing, Bourne and Kraatz won the Junior Canadian Ice
Dance Championship. Can you tell me what year that was in?
Victor Kraatz had already won a Junior Ice Dance Championship for another country. Which country did he skate for prior to moving to Canada?
In 1993, Bourne and Kraatz won their first gold medal at the Canadian National Senior competition on their very first try. Can you tell me from whom who they took the 1992 title?
Chantal Lefebvre/Michel Brunet
Penny Mann/Juan-Carlos Noria
Isabelle Brasseur/Lloyd Eisler
Jacqueline Petr/Mark Janoschak
What was unique about Bourne and Kraatz was the quality of their deep edges.
They were the first team to perfect a specific move. Can you tell me the name of this unique move?
Bourne and Kraatz had several coaches over the years compared to most skaters.
In 1996, they won a bronze medal at the World Championships for the
very first time. They followed this up with three subsequent bronze medals until 1999. Can you tell me who their primary coach was during these years?
During their amateur career, Bourne and Kraatz performed an innovative dance at the 1999 Worlds Championship, the likes of which had never been done before. They nicknamed this dance the "Heart Attack" due to its high energy level. Can you tell me which famous ice skating duo choreographed this program for them?
Torvill & Dean
Grishuk & Platov
Gordeeva & Grinkov
Brasseur and Eisler
In preparation for the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Bourne and Kraatz came up with this signature dance with its outstanding footwork for which they will be forever remembered. Can you name the musical this program was based on?
Lord of the Dance
There were rumours before the 1998 Olympics about bloc judging. The only North American judge on the panel was the Canadian judge, who gave Bourne and Kraatz a perfect 6 for presentation. This was greatly deserved yet was called up on national bias. Even though this judge had taped another judge bribing them to vote for another team, the Canadian judge subsequently received an unwarranted suspension. Can you tell me the name of this judge?
In 2003, Bourne and Kraatz were the first Canadian and North American ice dance team to ever win a world gold medal. Can you tell me the piece of music they skated to?
Adagio in G Minor
Shortly after their world gold medal win, Bourne and Kraatz parted ways. What
was the reason behind the ending of this 12-year partnership?
Shae-Lynn wanted to remain competing Victor did not
Victor wanted to remain competing Shae-Lynn did not
Victor wanted to compete with his wife also an ice dancer
Shae-Lynn wanted to concentrate on her family life
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