OTTAWA, ON: With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Skate Canada has cancelled the 2021 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Canada. The event was scheduled to take place from August 25-28, 2021, at Meadows Arena in Edmonton, AB. For the past 18 months, Skate Canada has closely monitored […]
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June is National Indigenous History Month and an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the Indigenous community. Skate Canada has done and is continuing to do substantive work in equity, diversity and inclusion but we know there remains critical inclusion work to be done moving forward. To support an inclusive environment this National Indigenous History Month […]
OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has announced that it will host the 2021 Autumn Classic International in Pierrefonds, Quebec. The seventh edition of this event will take place September 16-18, 2021 at the Sportplexe Pierrefonds. The senior international figure skating competition has previously been a stop on the International Skating Union’s (ISU) Challenger Series in 2014, […]
Dear members and registrants, What a fantastic way to end a difficult season. The 2021 Skate Canada Ice Summit was a huge success, and Skate Canada would like to thank all those who attended, presented, helped facilitate and coordinate this epic event. This was the first year that the Ice Summit was held in a […]
OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has provisionally awarded the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2024 to Skate Canada, who will host the event in Montréal, Quebec. This premier sporting event will be held at the Centre Bell from March 18-24, 2024. Montréal was slated to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020, […]
June is National Indigenous History Month. This month honours the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and recognizes the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. We invite you to make time this month to learn about the histories, knowledge systems, and lived realities of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. The Indigenous residential […]
June is Pride Month and an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the LGBTQI2S+ community. Skate Canada has done and is continuing to do substantive work in relation to LGBTQI2S+ inclusion but we know there remains critical inclusion work to be done moving forward in relation to race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, religion, class, size, and ability, and […]
OTTAWA, ON: 2016 and 2019 Canadian Champion, Alaine Chartrand, 25, Prescott, Ont., has announced her retirement from competitive skating. “Throughout the past two seasons, I strongly considered a return to competitive skating,” said Chartrand. “However, with the onset of the pandemic, creating a training plan, finding enough ice time, and making things work with my […]
OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is proud to announce the launch of its Safe Sport Ambassador program. The new program will further advance Skate Canada’s safe sport program by allowing alumni and current athletes to give back to the sport by setting a positive example for the next generation of athletes and the greater skating community […]
OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has awarded the 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships® to Skate Canada, who will host the event in Calgary, Alberta. This premium event will take place at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park from February 27-March 5, 2023. “Skate Canada is pleased to be hosting another top-tier […]
OTTAWA, ON: Vanessa James, 33, Scarborough, Ont., and Eric Radford, 36, Balmertown, Ont., have formed a new skating partnership and will compete for Canada in the pairs discipline this coming season. Both skaters have previously competed internationally with different partners, James representing France and Radford on the Canadian national team. “Partnering up with Eric is […]
OSAKA, Japan – The final chapter was written in an unprecedented figure skating season Saturday as the ISU World Team Trophy wrapped up in Japan. As they did throughout the three-day event, Canadian team members enthusiastically cheered on their teammates from their team box as the pair and women’s free programs closed out the competition. […]