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Jamie Sale and Craig Simpson winners of the Battle of The Blades, pose for a photo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (file photo)

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It's too soon to tell whether she'll throw an Axel or shoot a puck, but chances are good Jamie Sale and Craig Simpson's new baby will be comfortable on the ice.

Edmonton's skating power couple became parents a few days ago to a new baby girl.

Sale, a world champion and Olympic gold figure skater, tweeted that Samantha Rae Simpson arrived Sunday night — she also tweeted a photo.

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Sale said Samantha weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and both baby and mom were "feeling great."

Sale and Simpson, who won two Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers before he retired, were married last year.

Simpson has three children from a previous marriage, and Sale has a son with former spouse and skating partner David Pelletier.

Sale and Pelletier became household names after a plot at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics denied them a gold medal in pairs figure skating. The top prize was awarded to both the Canadian duo and a Russian pair after the judging scandal was exposed.

Sale and Pelletier would marry and have a son together, but divorced after a few years. They co-parent Jesse, who was born in 2007.

Sale and Simpson met in 2009 while competing in the CBC television program Battle of the Blades, which matches figure skaters and hockey players in a skating competition. Sale and Simpson won.

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