The Memorable 2010 Winter Olympics

Outside the ShowTimeTickets.com building during the opening day of the 2010 Olympics.
Outside the ShowTimeTickets.com building during the opening day of the 2010 Olympics.

The 2010 Winter Olympics are winding down, but the biggest party is yet to come. The Closing Ceremony is set to be the climax of the Winter Games, as Canada celebrates the achievements of the world’s most talented athletes.
Although officials and participants keep a tight lid on the details of the show, we do know that it will include some of Canada’s biggest entertainers. Closing Ceremony executive producer, David Atkins, wouldn’t name names, but did say, “It’s going to be a very contrasting night to the opening ceremony… a celebration of Canadian humor, talent, and innovation.” Atkins also produced the 2000 Closing Ceremony in Sydney, Australia, which featured an array of well-known entertainers. Continue reading

Figure Skating Tight to Final

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Joannie Rochette narrows the gap

Joannie Rochette narrowed the gap in figure skating on Tuesday, as she skated like never before. She finished her short program with 71.36 points, her highest score to date.
The world was watching in support as Rochette executed her program beautifully. In what must be the most difficult time for her, Rochette performed with confidence and poise. She goes into the free skate event today in third place. Continue reading

Canada Attempts Third Gold in Women’s Hockey

Team Canada advance to the Winter Games gold medal competition after their 5-0 win against Finland on Monday.

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Canadian Women getting closer

The Canadians have plowed through the competition this Olympic season, chucking one team after another off the ice at Thunderbird Arena.

Team Canada is attempting their third consecutive gold medal in women’s Olympic hockey. They are set to face intense rival, Team U.S.A, at Canada Hockey Place tomorrow. The Canadians expect stiff opposition from their Southern neighbors, but are going in with confidence. Continue reading

Canada Attempts Third Gold in Women's Hockey

Team Canada advance to the Winter Games gold medal competition after their 5-0 win against Finland on Monday.

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Canadian Women getting closer

The Canadians have plowed through the competition this Olympic season, chucking one team after another off the ice at Thunderbird Arena.
Team Canada is attempting their third consecutive gold medal in women’s Olympic hockey. They are set to face intense rival, Team U.S.A, at Canada Hockey Place tomorrow. The Canadians expect stiff opposition from their Southern neighbors, but are going in with confidence. Continue reading

Canada vs. Russia Olympic Hockey

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Crosy sets the pace

After winning 8-2 against Germany on Tuesday, Canada continues their quest for gold, taking on Russia today in the quarterfinals. If successful, Canada will move on to the Gold medal final. If not, it’s the end of the road for the home team. No doubt, there will be a sea of red and white at Canada Hockey Place to support the Canadian boys.
It’s obvious this is a huge game for Team Canada, but it comes with a little more depth than usual. There is an infamous rivalry between young NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Drafted into the NHL in the same year, these highly praised forwards have been competing for time in the limelight, collecting a number of awards, including the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Lester B. Pearson Award. They are hands down the two best players in the NHL. Both Crosby and Ovechkin have proved time and time again that they are able to play well under pressure, and are the consistent high scorers in the league.
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McIvor Takes Gold in Ski Cross

British Colummcivorbia’s own, Ashleigh McIvor, took gold for the ski cross today on Cypress Mountain. She has been the front-runner throughout the freestyle events, and scored the first ever gold medal for women’s ski cross at the sport’s debut in the 2010 Winter Games.
McIvor was named the World Champion in 2009, and went into the race today with a lot of confidence. She has been skiing Cypress Mountain most of her life. In a statement to the press after her win, McIvor said, “I stood there in the start gate and thought, ‘Everything in my life has led me here. I felt I was made for this event. It’s in my hometown, pretty much. What else could I ask for?’”
McIvor’s win is number six for Canada in the gold medal count.
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Rochette to Compete Despite Tragedy

Canadian figure skater, Joannie Rochette, will be competing today despite her sudden family tragedy. Rochette received the news early Sunday morning that her mother, who had only arrived in Vancouver a day earlier, had passed away Joannie Rochetteof heart failure.
Rochette is the greatest chance for Canada, who has not seen the women’s podium in over twenty years. Rochette has received much support, as condolences from her home in Montreal have flooded in. Her teammates have called her “courageous,” as Rochette places her focus toward her Olympic goal, and continues to compete.
Rochette is a six-time national champion. She is scheduled to compete at Pacific Coliseum tonight.
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Team Canada Devise Hockey Comeback

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Looking for some ugly goals

Sunday, the Americans served up the biggest upset Canadians have seen this Olympic season, as Team U.S.A. took Team Canada 5-3 in hockey. Being the home team, Canada was the clear favourite going into the 2010 Winter Games. The loss was a huge blow to the all-star Canadian team, and saddened a nation of hockey fanatics. This was supposed to be Canada’s shining moment, to win the sport that they consider their own on home soil.
A day later, supporters have begun to piece together a comeback plan. Team Canada has definitely carved out a much harder route to the finals, but not an impossible one. Coming back from this would make a medal even sweeter, especially if that medal is gold. Continue reading

Olympic Slalom Yet to Come

bode millerWith only four alpine skiing races left, the giant slalom and slalom will be the last chance for 2010 Olympic skiers to medal.
American skier, Bode Miller, has a lot riding on the final events. He is one podium away from an alpine Olympic record of four medals won in a single Winter Games.
Bode Miller has had a very publicized career. He is fairly unpopular with mainstream media, and is known as a bit of a wild card.
Regardless of his likeability though, he is an extremely talented skier. Miller has been skiing on the World Cup Circuit for over a decade. He has thirty-two World Cup victories, making him the most successful American alpine skier ever.
Miller medaled in the giant slalom back in 2002, so the record-setting challenge is certainly within reach.
Miller has exhibited a more mature take on the Winter Games this time around. He seems more appreciative of his athletic position. In an emotional statement to the press after the men’s combined competition, he said, “To execute the race the way I did today is something I will be proud of for the rest of my life.”
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Canada Holds Promise for Ice Dance Gold

ice danceThe Olympic Winter Games are not all muscle and might. Ice dancing is an elegant sport that embraces strength along with style. The 2010 Olympic ice dance season is developing into an exciting first for Canada.
Ontario natives, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, are all the rage in the ice dancing world today. They advanced into first place yesterday after scoring high on their original program. The theme for the original dance competition was country/folk, and although many participants had critics turning their heads, the Canadians opted for a classic Spanish look and rhythm.
Virtue and Moir showed off their speed and precision with a sharp program that propelled them into the lead. The pair competed almost flawlessly in the two competitions held thus far, the first of which earned them a standing ovation.
Virtue and Moir compete in the free dance today, and have a very good chance of reaching the top of the podium. If they do capture gold, they will be the first North American ice dancing team ever to do so.
Don’t miss your chance to see these incredible skaters on the ice. For ice dance tickets, visit ShowTimeTickets.com.