OTTAWA, ON: Canada’s adult figure skaters brought home 43 medals (17.5 per cent of all medals awarded in figure skating) from the Winter World Masters Games 2020 (WWMG) held in Innsbruck, Austria from January 10-19, 2020.
The 43 medals included: 12 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze.
This is the first time that figure skating was included in the WWMG, which is an international multi-sport event held every four years. Figure skating was the largest of the 12 sporting events, attracting more than 600 participants – 70 of the skaters were from Canada.
In total, there were 3,200 adult athletes competing from 58 countries. Canada was the third largest country represented, slightly behind Austria and Germany.
The figure skating event was supported by the International Skating Union and followed the ISU guidelines for adult figure skating. Competitions were held in the following disciplines:
- Ladies and Men Free Skating
- Ladies and Men Artistic Free Skating
- Pair Free Skating
- Pair Artistic Free Skating
- Ice Dance – Pattern Dance
- Ice Dance – Rhythm Dance
- Ice Dance – Free Dance
- Synchronized Skating
The first Winter Games was held in 2010 in Bled, Slovenia, with Quebec City hosting the second Games in 2015. In terms of competitor numbers, the Masters Games has developed into the largest of its kind and is governed by the International Masters Games Association.
The next major adult figure skating event is the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany from May 17-23, 2020. Ottawa will host the North American Adult Figure Skating Competition from October 7-10, 2020.
Chair, ISU Adult Figure Skating Group
Individual results from WWMG
|SINGLE FREE SKATING AND ARTISTIC SKATING|
|Gary Beacom – two gold||Corliss Robb – two gold||Janet Gillespie – silver||Manon St Cyr – silver|
|Selina Tombs – silver, bronze||Isabella Ciocoiu – two bronze||Annette Nymeyer – bronze||Alanna Rittich – two gold|
|Evelyn Desmariais – silver||Tracy Parker – bronze||Barbara Tkach – two gold||Wendy Morris – silver*|
|Jadquelline Christoff – bronze||Patricia Clark – silver||Maureen Barnes – two silver||Joanne Johnson – silver|
|Myriam Côté Morin – bronze, silver||Cathy Lynd – silver||Jennifer Powell – bronze||Henrietta Penney – bronze, silver|
|Cynthia Belaskie – two gold||Collette Brabant – bronze||Karen Ceprietti – bronze||Donna Bergvinson – silver|
|Diana Barkley and Geoff Squires – bronze, silver||Cathy Lynd and Fred Gutz – gold, silver||Laura Goode and Ken Langlois – gold, bronze||Kelly Clements and Dave Sargeant – silver|
|Diana Barkley and Geoff Squires – bronze||Team Storm – silver|