Entries by Skate Canada

Skate Canada names teams for 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has selected two synchronized skating teams for the 2015 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ont., from April 10-11, 2015 at the FirstOntario Centre. Nexxice, from the Burlington Skating Club, and Les Suprêmes, from the CPA Saint-Léonard, earned their entries to the world championships winning gold and silver respectively at […]

First figure skating medals clinched in Prince George

Three time zones away, you know Brian Orser was smiling. Ten-year-old Stephen Gogolev, who trains under the two-time Olympic silver medallist at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling club, is making quite the name for himself this week at the Canada Winter Games. Less than three months after claiming the pre-novice men’s national title, Gogolev […]

Second day of figure skating competition in the books at Canada Winter Games

Timing is indeed everything, and Ontario’s Alison Schumacher picked an ideal time to lay down her best short program of the season. The 12-year-old, 4’4” sparkplug was lights-out Tuesday during the novice women’s short program at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, posting a personal best 38.97 to vault into top spot, just ahead of Canadian […]

Canada Winter Games : Monday News & Notes

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – Reigning national pre-novice champions made a pretty loud statement Monday as the curtain lifted on the figure skating competition at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Less than three months after claiming the Canadian pre-novice crown at Skate Canada Challenge, 10-year-old rising star Stephen Gogolev of Ontario, who trains under the watchful […]

Connaught Skating Club Offers Karen Magnussen A Helping Hand

One must never forget the sight of Karen Magnussen, dressed in snow white, flying aloft into a split jump that hovered in the air, then another in the opposite direction, free, dynamic, fierce. The Vancouver skater had to fight for everything she won: five Canadian titles, an Olympic silver medal in 1972, a world title […]

Skate Canada Appoints Fund Development Agency

Ottawa, ON: After a two-month search process, Dan Thompson, CEO, Skate Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of HALO Brand Leadership as the organization’s new fund development agency. HALO will work in partnership with Skate Canada’s marketing, athlete and alumni teams to support the organization’s funding objectives. After enjoying one of its most successful […]

Canada’s Nexxice wins gold and silver at Spring Cup

MILAN – Eight-time consecutive Canadian champions Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., collected its second consecutive gold medal this month on Sunday at the Spring Cup 2015 synchronized figure skating competition. In senior level competition, Nexxice placed first in both the short and long programs for 208.81 points. Team Surprise from Sweden was second at 200.51 and […]

Gabrielle Daleman top Canadian at ISU Four Continents

SEOUL – Canadian champion Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., produced the best international performance of her career on Sunday to finish seventh in women’s competition at the ISU Four Continents figure skating event. Polina Edmunds of the U.S. soared from fourth after the short program to win the gold medal ahead Japanese skaters Satoko Miyahara […]