Entries by Skate Canada

Celebrations planned for the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON: This week Skate Canada will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in its birthplace of Ottawa, Ont. The event will take place from January 9-15, 2014 at Canadian Tire Centre with additional festivities around the city that will also be open to the public. CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE Over […]

Skate Canada Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

OTTAWA, ON:  A seasoned marketing and television executive, Mark Halliday, has been appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer for Skate Canada. He begins his new duties today, almost on the eve of the start of the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ontario. A native of Montreal, Halliday is fluently bilingual and brings […]

Skaters contend for entries to Olympic Winter Games at the 100th anniversary 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ON: The top figure skaters in the country are set to converge on Ottawa, Ont., for the 100th anniversary 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, taking place from January 9-15 at the Canadian Tire Centre. This year’s event celebrates 100 Years of Champions by returning to the host city of the first Canadian championships […]

Jeremy Ten follows the music for the 2013-2014 season

The name runs across the tongue of the 24-year-old Vancouver skater with as much ease as if he were uttering: “backward outside death spiral” or “flying camel spin” or “mashed potatoes with garlic bits.” Music is Ten’s lakeside cottage, his refuge, his favourite place. He’s always connected to his music, always listening. Music follows Ten […]

Ice Dancer Piper Gilles Receives Canadian Citizenship

OTTAWA, ON: In a citizenship ceremony today in Scarborough, Ont., ice dancer Piper Gilles became a Canadian citizen. This will allow Gilles, who skates with partner Paul Poirier of Unionville, Ont., to be eligible to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. “We are pleased that Piper’s citizenship has been approved,” […]

The countdown is on to the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

OTTAWA, ON:  In January 2014, the spotlight will be on skating in Ottawa as the Canadian Tire Centre hosts the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships from January 9-15, 2014. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Manley, and representatives from Skate Canada will officially start the countdown to this significant […]