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 […]
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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 […]
OTTAWA, ON: Canada will send six athletes to Moscow, Russia, for the 2013 Rostelecom Cup. The event, which is the sixth and final stop on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit, will take place from November 22-24, 2013. Canada will have a total of three entries in two disciplines: one in pair, and […]
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 […]
PARIS – World champion Patrick Chan capped a super weekend for Canadian figure skaters on Saturday with a gold medal and world record performances in men’s singles at the Eric-Bompard Trophy ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition. Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir added ice dance gold and Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and […]
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 […]
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 […]
OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send six entries, for a total of ten skaters, to the 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard, the fifth stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit. The event will run from November 15-17, 2013, in Paris, France. Canada will have one entry each in men’s and ladies, and two entries each in […]
Canada’s world bronze pair medalists, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, had every intention of setting the world on fire this season on the road to the Olympics. They had no intention of doing it literally. Condo fires are following in their wake. Hopefully, these things don’t come in threes. Not only did their coach Richard […]
OTTAWA, ON: Although she is back training, Kaetlyn Osmond, 17, Sherwood Park, Alta., has withdrawn from her second ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series assignment. She had been scheduled to compete at the Rostelecom Cup which takes place November 21-24, 2013, in Moscow, Russia. In October, the native of Marystown, Nfld., withdrew from Skate […]
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 […]
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 […]