Entries by Skate Canada

Chan wins silver medal at Grand Prix Final

FUKUOKA, Japan – World champion Patrick Chan of Toronto won the silver medal on Friday in men’s singles at the ISU Grand Prix Final figure skating competition. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan took the gold with 293.25 points, Chan followed at 280.08 and Nobunari Oda of Japan was third at 255.96. “I faced a good challenge […]

Alaine Chartrand on the road to success

It seems that Alaine Chartrand lives her life on a highway, humming along the blacktops of Ontario. She’s obviously going somewhere. She certainly is. The 17-year-old from Maitland, Ont., flits from rink to rink around the province, getting instruction on her craft, a few days here, a few hours there. Sometimes it’s her father, John, […]

Skaters vie for entries to Canadian championships at 2014 Skate Canada Challenge

OTTAWA, ON:  Approximately 500 skaters will be heading to Regina, Sask., for the 2014 Skate Canada Challenge, taking place from December 4-8, 2013. This year’s event marks the third straight year the event has been hosted at The Co-Operators Centre at Evraz Place. This is the sole qualifying event for novice, junior, and senior skaters […]

Two New Chief Officers Appointed at Skate Canada

OTTAWA, ON: Two new executive leaders have been appointed to Skate Canada. Patricia Chafe will join the organization as the Chief Sport Officer and Bethany Tory will join the organization as its Chief Operating Officer. “These leaders will bring new ideas and increased operational efficiency to the work on Skate Canada’s 2014 to 2018 strategic […]

Canadians earn berth at Grand Prix Final

MOSCOW – Ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., and pairs team Kirsten Moore-Towers of St. Catharines, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch of Toronto earned berths for next month’s ISU Grand Prix Final with medal performances on Saturday. At the sixth and last stop on the circuit before the Final, Weaver and Poje […]

Skate Canada unites for Bullying Awareness Week

Skate Canada’s clubs are a warm and welcoming place for children, teens and parents. We are proud to have taken a strong stance on bullying through our Membership Complaints Policy listed in our rule book. This week in conjunction with Bullying Awareness Week we have reinforced that with a position statement on bullying which highlights […]

Skate Canada clubs show off their skating talent through Mini Blades program

Georgi Reidl, 12-year-old figure skater, has a mean spiral with a pair of long legs that stretch forever. Austin Martell, 12-year-old intrepid hockey player, has the striped toque, a Christmas present that never seems to leave his head. And he’s game for anything. Together, these small-town athletes from Stayner, Ont., are the Mini Blades champions […]