OTTAWA, ON: All-event tickets for the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships® will go on sale Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). The event, which draws the best teams of skaters from around the world, will take place at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario from April 10-11, 2015. “This is like no other […]
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OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send one entry in men’s and one entry in ladies to Moscow, Russia, for the fourth stop on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The Rostelecom Cup will take place from November 14-16, 2014, at the Luzhniki Small Sports Arena. Jeremy Ten, 25, Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian […]
OTTAWA, ON: After a remarkable season, eight Canadian figure skating coaches received the 2014 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award over the weekend. The awards were presented Friday, November 7th by the Coaching Association of Canada at the annual Sport Leadership Awards ceremony, during the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership conference in Ottawa, Ont. The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards […]
SHANGHAI – Toronto’s Nam Nguyen took fourth spot in men’s competition on Saturday in a memorable night at the Cup of China, the third stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit in figure skating. Maxim Kovtun of Russia won the gold medal with 243.34 points, Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, who fell […]
SHANGHAI – Canadians are in the medal hunt in all four events after Friday’s short programs at the Cup of China figure skating competition, the third stop on the ISU figure skating circuit. In women’s competition, Olympian Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket stands fourth after the short with 58.49 points just behind Kanako Murakami of Japan […]
Just when you thought pair skating (alas, everywhere) was down at the heels, tattered and torn and riddled with defections, along has come a little herd of intrepid risk-takers. Like Natasha Purich and Drew Wolfe. They – and other new and relatively new faces – are going to make the pair event at the Canadian […]
OTTAWA, ON: All-event tickets for the 2015 Skate Canada International are on sale now. Next year’s event takes place in Lethbridge, Alberta at the ENMAX Centre from October 30 – November 1, 2015. “Coming off the excitement of last weekend’s Skate Canada International in Kelowna where Canadian skaters captured two gold and one silver, we […]
OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send four entries, for a total of six skaters, to the third stop on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, the Cup of China. The competition will take place at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center from November 7-9, 2014. Canada will have one entry per category in men’s, ladies, […]
KELOWNA, B.C. – The Skate Canada International aura isn’t a secret. Skaters from Russia, China and elsewhere love the crowds. They love how they are loved, no matter the flag. The exhibitions? Best ever. Chinese skaters wearing decorated sauce pans on their heads, denim overalls on the rest. The men breaking out brassy wigs. Duelling […]
KELOWNA, B.C. – We have missed them, both. We have wondered where they were, what they were doing, what they were going to do. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir don’t know yet. They’ve been rumbling the halls of the Prospera Centre this week, working for TSN on broadcast bits, finding out what they don’t know […]
By Debbi Wilkes Skating Coaches Karen and Jason Mongrain are nervous. It’s not because their students are competing at Sectionals next week or because of the demands their community and rink are facing this week at Skate Canada International in Kelowna, BC. As top-notch figure skating coaches with some 40 years of combined experience, this […]
KELOWNA, B.C. – Hard to believe, but Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje had never won Grand Prix gold before. They have been fractions of points away from so many major achievements: making an Olympic team, winning a national title, and most recently, winning a world title last spring (missing out by .02 points). They’ve had […]