Ice dance competition left wide open

Updated: March 22, 2009, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Reigning ice dance champions Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder will miss the world figure skating championships because Delobel is recovering from shoulder surgery.

The French pair won their first three competitions of the season, including the Grand Prix final. But she hurt her shoulder in December, and won't finish rehab from the Jan. 5 surgery until the end of this month. The world championships begin Tuesday with the compulsory dance.

"The damage was more ...

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