(February 28, 2008)
OTTAWA, ON - During the last weekend of Ottawa’s Winterlude Skate Canada had a great opportunity to collaborate with the popular children’s television show “Are we there yet?”. Julie Brault a long-time Skate Canada member, coach and chorographer stared in the episode.
“Are we there yet?” broadcasts in Canada on Discovery Kids and Treehouse TV but airs around the world in 20 countries. Viewership in North American is estimated to reach 1.78 million children with adult co-viewing in the U.S., and 787,000 children with adult co-viewing in Canada.
Julie Brault a Skate Canada level 2 coach loaned her skating experience to the shows two young host teaching them the basic skating skills on the Rideau Canal. Julie acted as a tour guide to the two girls as they experienced Winterlude for the first time. Julie Brault has an impressive skating history. She was a member of the Canadian National team in 1981-82 in pairs and in 1985-87 she was a member of the Canadian National team as a single skater. She then took up skating in popular shows like the Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice. Julie later made a name for herself as a competitive choreographer. She choreographed successful Canadian skaters such as Valerie Marcoux and Craig Buntin, Joannie Rochette and Utako Wakamatsu and Jean-Sebastien Fecteau. Julie is not new to the spotlight she has worked behind the scenes as an assistant choreographer for blockbuster hits like Cutting Edge III and Blades of Glory.
Keep an eye out for Julie’s debut on “Are we there yet?” in the fall of 2008.