(February 19, 2007)
Canadian Champion Jessica Dubé is recovering well after suffering an accident at the 2007 ISU Four Continents Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dubé, who, along with pairs partner Bryce Davison, won the Canadian Pair title at the 2007 BMO Financial Group Canadian Championships in Halifax, was injured during the free skate in Colorado Springs when Davison’s skate blade hit the side of her face during their side-by-side camel spins.
The 19-year-old from Drummondville, Que. was taken to hospital in Colorado Springs where she had successful surgery for a laceration to the left side of her face over the cheek and part of her nose.
Since returning back to Drummondville from the championships, Dubé has seen a specialist in Montreal, who indicated that her injury is healing properly.
Although Dubé has not been able to do any exercise up to this point, she and Davison hope to start training again on Tuesday (Feb. 20). They will ease into their training and expect to build up to full run-throughs of their programs within seven to 10 days.
“I am really looking forward to getting back on the ice and resuming our training,” said Dubé. “I have been progressing well since retuning home from Colorado Springs.”
Dubé and Davison indicated that they are still looking forward to competing at the 2007 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, which take place March 19 - 25 in Tokyo, Japan.
“It is definitely still our (Dubé and Davison’s) goal to compete at the world championships,” said Dubé. “We’re very excited to compete in Tokyo.”