Entries by Skate Canada

Nita Patel: Embracing the Skate for Life Philosophy

Nita Patel has worn several hats in the Canadian figure skating community – high performance athlete, synchronized skating coach, mentor, and dedicated volunteer. Throughout all these roles, she has showcased her strong ability to connect with people – igniting inspiration, motivating, and supporting others to reach their highest potential.   Patel truly lives the Skate for […]

Indigenous Engagement at the World Championships

Adapted from an article by Eve Cable for The Eastern Door. The sound of 62 members of the Kahnawake Figure Skating Club (KFSC) gasping as world champion skaters backflipped on the ice at the Bell Centre filled local coach Bethany Douglas with pride as she reflected on the efforts being made to make her sport […]

5 Tips for Achieving Balance as a Competitive Athlete

Written by Kaetlyn Osmond, Olympic medallist and 3x Canadian Champion.  Achieving excellence in sports is all about finding the right balance between your mental and physical well-being because the two are so closely connected. When athletes face physical challenges like illness, injury, overtraining, or not getting enough fuel, their mental health often suffers, too. That’s […]


OTTAWA, ON (June 13, 2024) – Canadian crowds will be in for a treat at the 2024 Skate Canada International competition with three out of four 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Champions taking to the ice at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. from October 24-27, 2024. Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps, who thrilled the crowds […]

25 Canadian Skaters Heading to Grand Prix Events for the 2024-2025 Season

OTTAWA, ON (June 9, 2024) – The International Skating Union (ISU) has officially announced the assignments for the 2024-2025 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events, which include stops in six different countries. A total of 25 Canadian athletes across women, men, pair and ice dance will be competing at the various events, including 2024 […]

Elizabeth Manley Shines a Spotlight on Special Olympians

When you think about famous names in Canadian figure skating history, Elizabeth Manley is sure to come to mind. After a historic silver medal win at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Manley instantly became a household name in sport. Almost 36 years later, Manley returned to Canada Olympic Park in Calgary in a […]

All-Event Tickets: 2024 Skate Canada International

All-event tickets for the 2024 Skate Canada International will be available for pre-sale on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET, and on sale to the public on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET. The 2024 Skate Canada International will be taking place at Scotiabank Centre, in Halifax, N.S., from October 24-27, […]

Top Alumni Moments from the 2023-2024 Season

While our athletes wowed at events this season, Canada’s former figure skaters also achieved outstanding accomplishments outside of the competition rink. Take a look at some of our favourite skating stories from beyond the boards that you may have missed this year.   Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Receive Highest Honour in Sport Considered one of […]

Winners Announced for the 2024 Skate Canada Awards

Ottawa, ON (May 27, 2024) – Skate Canada is pleased to announce the 2024 Skate Canada Awards recipients. Honoured at the 2024 Skate Canada Ice Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, the awards recognize outstanding individuals who have donated their time to help improve the quality of skating in Canada.    The 2023-2024 recipients are:     National STAR […]

Skate Canada Releases 2024-2025 Domestic Events Calendar

OTTAWA, ON (May 22, 2024) – Skate Canada is excited to announce the six competitions that will make up its domestic events calendar for the 2024-2025 season. Events will be held across five provinces and will reflect new changes to the pre-novice and novice levels of competition. The season will kick off with the 2024 […]

Top Synchronized Skating Moments from the 2023/2024 Season

Canada is known for many things, such as ice hockey, maple syrup, and cold winters. After the 2023/2024 skating season, Canada should also be known for the world-class talent of our synchronized skaters. Keep reading to see some of the most memorable synchro moments from last year.  Photo Credit: International Skating Union Les Suprêmes Make […]