Entries by Skate Canada

First-time Olympians start strong in pair competition

It took absolute perfection for teams to elbow their way to the top in the pairs short program at the Sochi Games. The Canadian teams weren’t far wrong. Yet forward landings on side-by-side triple Lutzes and a slight bobble in the footwork section, threw Canadian champions Meagan Duhamel and EricRadford into fifth place with 72.21 […]

Friends and rivals, Canadian pair teams set to live Olympic dream in Sochi

Mere seconds before the defining skate of his life, Dylan Moscovitch almost went looking for a hug. Stepping on to the ice with partner Kirsten Moore-Towers for their pair free program at last month’s Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, Moscovitch stole a glance at the kiss and cry. Close friends Paige Lawrence and […]

Canada’s Figure Skating Win Silver Medal in Inaugural Team Event in Sochi

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Canada has reached the podium for the fourth time in two days at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Patrick Chan (men’s short program), Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford (pair’s short program), Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (ice dance short program and free program), Kaetlyn Osmond (women’s short program and free program), […]

Silver medal-winning Olympic team just so proud, so Canadian

They were so proud, so poised, so gracious. So Canadian. Sure, the colour of the medal may be a shade off from the one the Canadian Olympic figure skating team quietly envisioned as the inaugural team event dawned last week, but this team, one that spends much of their year competing against, and not for, […]

Canada wins silver medal in Olympic figure skating team event!

Despite all of his skating boot issues and a lack of international competition this year, Kevin Reynolds clinched an Olympic silver medal for Canada in the team event. Canada has been the favoured team going into the event, but faced an onslaught of talented Russians, including a rejuvenated Evgeny Plushenko who won the men’s long […]

Canada in medal position going into final day of the Olympic team event

Canada remains in second place behind Russia in the team event after Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir finished second in the short dance, Kaetlyn Osmond fifth in the women’s short and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch second in the pair free program. Russia leads with 37 points, to Canada’s 32, while the United States has […]

Strong first day as Canada sits second in Olympic Team Event

At an Olympics on home soil, Russian figure skaters mean business. They have set aside the disappointments of finishing the Vancouver Olympics with no gold medals for the first time in memory, and are going for gold, early, in the team event. Russia is in first place with 19 points after the men’s and pair’s […]

Figure Skating Team Event in Sochi begins Thursday

OTTAWA, ON: Today in Sochi, Russia Canada announced its entries for the men’s and pair short program for the first ever figure skating team event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The event features the top 10 countries, each comprised of one man, one woman, one pair and one ice dance couple. A country is […]

Olympian Profile: Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir

Paul MacIntosh tells people he’s just the lucky person who was standing by the boards when he saw Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir first skate together. “They could always move magically together,” he said, recalling the charismatic little twosome. “From the beginning, it was small and it was tiny, and now, it’s big and huge,” […]

Olympian Profile: Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford

Long before Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford started to skate together, they knew each other. They both grew up in small northern communities, she from Lively, Ontario, (population 7,000) and he from Balmertown, Ontario, (population 1,000) which is as far north as you can go by train in northern Ontario. “Balmertown makes Lively look like […]

Olympian Profile: Alexandra Paul & Mitchell Islam

Finally, their time has come. Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam first twizzled their way into the Canadian consciousness when they showed up at the 2010 Skate Canada International Grand Prix event in Kingston, Ont., as first year seniors – and in only their second season together. They entranced the crowd with their lyrical routine to […]

Olympian Profile: Liam Firus

Liam Firus knew it was going to be a dogfight, the showdown for the men’s Olympic spot at the national championships. “But that’s when I skate my best,” says the 21-year-old from North Vancouver. The young man with the quiet grace has had a shorter season than most as he recovered from a groin injury […]