Entries by Skate Canada

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 […]

Dr. Jane Moran continues to blaze trails for Canada

There she goes again, blazing trails. It’s Dr. Jane Moran, and this time, she’s just been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission’s Games Group as its winter sport representative. She’s already known as the chairperson of the International Skating Union’s Medical Commission, an emergency room physician, a sports medicine doctor, a former member […]

Skate Canada supports today’s launch of Active at School

TORONTO, November 18, 2013 – Canada’s most influential sport, wellness and health organizations today offered unprecedented support to Canada’s provincial and territorial governments in order to inject an hour of daily physical activity into Canada’s schools. The group of more than 60 private sector and not-for-profit organizations offered to share responsibility to get Canada’s kids […]

Big scores for Chan, Virtue/Moir at ISU Grand Prix

PARIS – World champion Patrick Chan of Toronto broke his world record score in Friday’s short program to stand first in men’s competition at the Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Later on, Olympic champions Tessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont., posted a personal best score for […]

Skate Canada congratulates Dr. Jane Moran on IOC appointment

OTTAWA, ON: Dr. Jane Moran of Victoria, B.C. was recently appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Medical Commission’s Games Group.  The long-time chair of the International Skating Union’s (ISU) Medical Commission was chosen as the representative of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations. “Dr. Moran is a true advocate for the well-being of athletes. She is […]

Single event tickets for the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships on Sale November 14

OTTAWA, ON: Single event tickets for the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ont., will go on sale Thursday, November 14 at 10:00 (ET). The 100th anniversary of the event will take place from January 9-15, 2014 at the Canadian Tire Centre. Senior competition prices range from $10-$60, plus applicable surcharges. Junior/novice competition […]

Six Canadian figure skating coaches win 2013 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

OTTAWA, ON: Six Canadian figure skating coaches received the 2013 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award over the weekend. The awards were presented Friday, November 8th by the Coaching Association of Canada at the annual Sport Leadership Awards ceremony, during the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership conference in Calgary, Alta. The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards recognize coaches whose athletes […]