Angela Derochie

Angela Derochie

Post by Fiona McQuarr » Fri, 14 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Forgive me for spreading unfounded rumours - if indeed this story is one.
But I'd like to find out if this is true.

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.

Does anyone know if this story is true or not?

Cheers, Fiona

 
 
 

Angela Derochie

Post by Jane Hu » Sat, 15 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Forgive me for spreading unfounded rumours - if indeed this story is one.
> But I'd like to find out if this is true.

> 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.

> Does anyone know if this story is true or not?

> Cheers, Fiona

Angela is a local skater, so every time Canadians rolls around
there is a big story about her in the newspaper. I never saw
anything like this, so I don't think it's based on truth.

How could a ***ager self-finance an expensive sport like
elite figure skating, even if her coach gave her room and
board (which I can't imagine Peter Dunsfield doing). Working
a "McJob" isn't going to pay for boots, blades, and costumes,
let alone ice time and coaching.

 
 
 

Angela Derochie

Post by Margaret Burwe » Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>> 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)      

 
 
 

Angela Derochie

Post by Louis Epste » Tue, 18 Feb 1997 04:00:00

:
:       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.

He's divorced from Sonya Klopfer?

 
 
 

Angela Derochie

Post by Margaret Burwe » Wed, 19 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> :
> :  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.

> He's divorced from Sonya Klopfer?

        No, they are not divorced.  Over the last few years, Sonya's
coaching has kept her in New York and Peter's students have been in Ottawa
so they have largely maintained seperate residences.  They are not
satisfied with this arrangement which is why Peter is leaving Ottawa and
moving to New York at the end of this season.  As a result, Angie, along
with Peter's other students, is facing a difficult decision.  Should she
move to New York knowing that she can't afford to live there to continue
with Peter Dunfield, or should she try to find a new coach for what will
probably be her last year in competition.

Marg