Women’s Top Moments from the 2023/2024 Season

From novice through to senior women, we saw lots of incredible Canadian talent on display this year. Here are some of our top women’s highlights from the 2023/2024 season.  

The Canadian women’s season started off on a high note with a double podium finish at Autumn Classic International. In front of local fans in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Kaiya Ruiter of Alberta, and Justine Miclette of Quebec claimed the silver and bronze medals behind three-time World Champion, Kaori Sakamoto of Japan. Ruiter continued her hot streak at the 2024 Canadian National Skating Championships, where she captured her first national title in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta.  

This year, we also saw a new star rise to the top of the junior podium at the 2024 Canadian National Skating Championships. After finishing in 8th place the year before, Lulu Lin of Ontario laid down an impressive performance to earn the gold medal and a coveted spot on Canada’s World Junior team. At her World Junior debut, Lin put out two strong skates to find herself ranked in the top-10 of the competition – securing two spots for Canada’s women at the event next season.  

One of the most remarkable Canadian athletes this season was none other than Lia Cho, a novice skater from Alberta. At Skate Canada Challenge – Pre-Novice/Novice, Cho took home the gold medal and set a new Canadian novice record with a total score of 153.81. Cho then went on to rewrite the history books yet again at the 2024 Novice Canadian Championships, where she captured first place and broke her own record with a score of 166.56 – 33 points ahead of the nearest competition. 

The year finished just as good as it started for our female athletes, with three Canadian novice skaters sweeping the podium at the Triglav Trophy in Slovenia. Lia Cho continued to dominate the women’s discipline, claiming the gold medal with a notable lead. She was followed by Ksenia Krouzkevitch of Ontario, and Sandrine Blais of Quebec who took home the silver and bronze medals respectively. It was an especially remarkable result considering that it was the skaters’ first international competition! 

There is a lot of exciting young talent to watch for in the upcoming skating season, some of whom will be named to Skate Canada’s NextGen team and assigned to the Junior Grand Prix circuit. Make sure to sign up to our fan list to be the first to know about our skaters’ accomplishments, upcoming events, and ticket sales.  

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