By Christine Dzidrums & Leah Rendon
SkateStars Volume 1
At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Joannie Rochette was thrust into the international spotlight when her beloved mother died two days before the ladies short program. The world held their breath for the bereaved figure skater when she opted to compete in her mom’s memory. Joannie then captured hearts everywhere when she courageously skated two moving programs to win the Olympic bronze medal. Joannie Rochette: Canadian Ice Princess reveals answers to ice skating enthusiasts’ most asked questions.
Why did Joannie move away from home at a young age?
How did her split and subsequent reunion with her beloved coach Manon Perron ultimately ignite her career?
How did Joannie cope in the hours following her mother’s death?
Read the moving story of how Joannie Rochette overcame physical injuries, self-confidence issues and family tragedy to become the inspirational darling of the Vancouver Olympics.