All That GlittersBook - 2002
Since the days of Barbara Ann Scott, Canada has had a love affair with its female figure skaters. Every year, thousands of girls register in skating programs and spend long hours practicing at the ice rink. While some are there for the sheer pleasure of the sport, the majority are attempting to realize a fabled dream of celebrity and glamourno matter that only a talented few will ever make it atop the national podium. Theirs is a passion that figure skater Jose Chouinard lived first-hand as she climbed through the amateur ranks of competitive skating. This three-time national champion accelerated at the sport because she could perform difficult jumps and intricate footwork. Moreover, she was beautifully artistic. Along with good looks and a charming personality, she had what those in the know call, the complete package. It should have won her a World Championship or Olympic medal. However, lack of confidence and a series of mishaps would stop her from attaining the ultimate reward. Now a popular professional figure skater, Jose is emulated and admired by teenage girls involved in the sport. Whether addressing young skaters during Canadian Figure Skating Association (CFSA) seminars, or assisting top ranked coaches with their students, she is inundated with questions about her career. Looking to her for guidance, these skaters are eager to learn from Joses experiences. Written in Joses voice, All That Glitters touches on all aspects of her life and reveals her own hard-learned lessons. Directed particularly to skaters, whether they be in the early stages or at a more advanced level, All That Glitters also appeals to all fans who may not skate but are followers of the sport.
Publisher: Bolton, Ont. : Fenn, 2002.
Branch Call Number: 796.912092 Choui