Louise Walden

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Louise Walden
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Walden and Edwards in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Louise Walden
Country represented  United Kingdom
Born (1983-08-19) 19 August 1983 (age 30)
Preston, England
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Partner Owen Edwards
Former partner Jamie Whyte
Edward Throp
James-Anthony Peatfield
Coach Muriel Boucher-Zazoui
Romain Haguenauer
Olivier Schoenfelder
Former coach Joan Slater
Skating club Deeside ISC
Training locations Lyon
Began skating 1995
Retired 2013
World standing 64 (As of 2 May 2013)[1]
Season's bests 43 (2011–2012)[2]
50 (2010–2011)[3]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 116.52
2011 Worlds
Short dance: 48.36
2012 Europeans
Free dance 72.75
2012 Europeans (Preliminary Round)
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Louise Walden (born 19 August 1983 in Preston, England) is a British ice dancer. With partner Owen Edwards, she is the 2011 British and Welsh ice dancing champion.

Walden and Edwards began skating together in June 2006.[4] They made their international debut in October 2008 at the 2008 Karl Schaefer Memorial in Vienna, Austria, where they placed 8th. Between April 2008 and September 2012, they were based at CSG Lyon International Skating Academy, France where they were coached by Muriel Boucher-Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer and Olivier Schoenfelder.[5] In September 2012, the couple moved to Hackensack, New Jersey to train with Galit Chait. In May 2013, the couple took to their official website to announce their retirement from competitive skating.

Walden and Edwards were ranked 5th in the 2009/2010[6] UK national rankings and 2nd in 2010/2011.[7] They competed at their first World Championships in 2011.[8]

Programs[edit]

(with Edwards)

Season Short dance Free dance
2011–2012
[9][10]

Burlesque:

2010–2011 Good Bye Lenin!:
  • Mother's Journey
  • Lara's Castle
  • The Decant Session/The Deutschmark is Coming
  • Preparations for the Last TV Fake
    by Yann Tiersen

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Edwards)

Results[11]
International
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Worlds 20th
Europeans 13th
Coupe de Nice 5th 5th
Ice Challenge 11th 1st 6th 11th
Karl Schäfer 8th
Nebelhorn 12th 10th
NRW Trophy 7th 6th 7th
Ondrej Nepela 7th 8th 8th
Pavel Roman 7th
Trophy of Lyon 1st 3rd
Universiade 13th 5th
National
British Champ. 5th 4th 3rd 5th 1st 2nd 3rd
Welsh Champ. 1st
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance : Ice Dance". International Skating Union. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2011/2012 : Ice Dance". International Skating Union. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "ISU Judging System – Season Bests Total Scores 2010/2011 : Ice Dance". International Skating Union. 30 April 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Q & A with Britain's new champions: Walden & Edwards". ice-dance.com. January 2011. 
  5. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (5 October 2011). "The Inside Edge with Sarah and Drew – Oct. 5". Icenetwork. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  6. ^ NISA 2009/2010 National Rankings (PDF file)
  7. ^ NISA 2010/2011 National Rankings (PDF file)
  8. ^ "Summer Spotlight: Louise Walden And Owen Edwards". From the Boards. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Louise WALDEN / Owen EDWARDS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Louise WALDEN / Owen EDWARDS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Competition Results: Louise WALDEN / Owen EDWARDS". International Skating Union. 

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