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 […]
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FUKUOKA, Japan – Tessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont., were edged out by Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White for top spot in record performances Saturday in ice dancing at the ISU Grand Prix Final. The exciting competition set the stage for what should be one of the great figure […]
It was just what Kaetlyn Osmond needed: this trip to frigid Regina to unleash a long program that nobody had seen so far this year. On Thursday, when she flew to Regina, she turned 18. On Saturday, she won the senior women’s competition at the Skate Canada Challenge, but that’s not what the visit […]
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 […]
FUKUOKA, Japan – World champion Patrick Chan of Toronto stands second in men’s singles after Thursday’s short program at the ISU Grand Prix Final figure skating competition. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan earned a world record 99.84 points to grab the lead with Chan second at 87.47 and Nobunari Oda of Japan third at 80.94. Chan […]
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, […]
It is with a heavy heart that Skate Canada says goodbye to beloved Hall of Famer William (Bill) McLachlan. McLachlan, 75, of Toronto passed away peacefully at Toronto East General Hospital on Sunday, December 1, 2013, after a lengthy illness. McLachlan was a six-time Canadian Champion in ice dance. He won the national championships three […]
OTTAWA, ON: Canada will send five entries, for a total of nine skaters, to compete against the top figure skaters in the world at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating® Final in Fukuoka, Japan. The culminating event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating® series takes place at the Marine Mess Fukuoka, from […]
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 […]
There’s no doubt about it. Three-time world figure skating champion Elvis Stojko walks into a room, and at age 41, there’s still an energy that surrounds this guy. There always has been. There always will be. He’s tanned and lean, looking just as fit as his competitive days when he won two Olympic silver medals […]
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 […]
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 […]