>> I was told that Angela Derochie, who finished second in senior ladies at
>> Canadians this year, had a big falling out with her parents a few years
>> ago. They didn't feel that she was advancing rapidly enough, and they
>> refused to pay for her skating anymore and told her if she wanted to
>> continue skating that she would have to move out. She did and moved in
>> to her coach's house and has been self-financing her skating ever since.
I can give you a very authoritative NO WAY to this story. A year
and a half ago, Angie moved to her own apartment. Like many young ***s,
she was anxious to be more independant and it would be more convenient to
live closer to the rink (her parents live in a small community 20 or 30
miles outside Ottawa). When she only placed 6th last year, she lost her
financial support from CFSA and, as a result, moved back home to save
money. Angie's family are far from well off and helping Angie with her
skating has been a financial drain on the family resources, but they would
never refuse to support her. They are committed to supporting her through
the Nagano Olympics if she chooses to continue.
As far as moving in with her coach, Peter Dunfield has been living
on his own in Ottawa for the past couple of years and it would be totally
inappropriate for Angie to move in with him.
Marg (who has known the entire Derochie family since they moved to Ottawa)