Entries by Skate Canada

Olympian Profile: Liam Firus

Liam Firus knew it was going to be a dogfight, the showdown for the men’s Olympic spot at the national championships. “But that’s when I skate my best,” says the 21-year-old from North Vancouver. The young man with the quiet grace has had a shorter season than most as he recovered from a groin injury […]

Olympian Profile: Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers

Who could have guessed? Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers grew up in two tiny Saskatchewan towns, 23 kilometres apart, where pair skating is perhaps 25th on the list of things to do behind rodeo. Actually, Lawrence’s parents own a rodeo production company in Kennedy, Sask. (population 241), home to the Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo, a […]

Olympian Profile: Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds has seen the best of times and the worst of times in less than a year. The skater from Coquitlam, B.C., was the toast of the country last season when he went from strength to strength: He landed five quads at the national championships; he defeated Patrick Chan on the technical mark in […]

Olympian Profile: Kaetlyn Osmond

She’s just beginning, this 18-year-old Kaetlyn Osmond, the woman with uncommon flair, and now a two-time Canadian champion on her way to the Sochi Olympics. She is blossoming, despite a injury-filled season. It was no accident that Osmond decided to have a long program created for her this year in which she would depict Cleopatra, […]

Canadian teams en route to 2014 French Cup synchronized skating competition

OTTAWA, ON: Three Canadian synchronized skating teams will travel to Rouen, France, to compete at the 2014 French Cup. The international synchronized skating competition takes place from January 31 – February 1, 2014, and features 39 teams from 10 countries, in senior, junior, and novice. Canada will have entries in the senior and junior categories. […]

Olympian Profile: Gabrielle Daleman

It seemed that there was no way that Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Daleman was going to take off that Olympic team jacket she earned for winning the silver medal at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. In the days following the Canadian Olympic Committee presentation, Daleman stuck around the championships, supporting her brother, Zachary Daleman, who finished […]

Chartrand rockets to seventh with powerful free skate

TAIPEI – Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., gained eight spots in the women’s singles standings on Saturday to place seventh at the ISU Four Continents Championships figure skating competition. It was a remarkable finish to the 17-year-old’s first senior international assignment. Chartrand was 15th after Friday’s short program but came out firing on all cylinders […]