Entries by Skate Canada

Legendary Burka family finds strength in skating

A decision made on the spur of the moment, under pain of disaster and tragedy, made all the difference for Ellen Burka. Dutch-born and very, very quietly Jewish, she had been herded into a concentration camp and asked to record her occupation. She could have written “school girl,” but she scribbled: “figure skating champion of […]

Top Canadian Skating Officials selected for 2014 Olympic Winter Games

OTTAWA, ONT:  Canada will have three judges at the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia:  Jodi Abbott, Edmonton, Alta.; Karen Butcher, Ottawa, Ont.; and Karen Howard, Regina, Sask. All judges, whether officiating at a local club competition, or qualified to judge at the Olympic level, are volunteers who devote countless hours to the […]

Canadians Begin ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in U.S.A.

OTTAWA, ON: The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating begins this weekend with Skate America, taking place at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Canada will be sending two pair teams to the event, which will run from October 18-20, 2013. Skate America is the first of six ISU Senior Grand Prix stops. Kirsten […]

Gabrielle Daleman fourth at ISU Junior Grand Prix

TALLINN, Estonia – Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., came within less than five points of a second medal on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit on Saturday placing fourth in women’s competition. Serafima Sakhanovich led Russia to a 1-2 finish with with 164.48 points.  Elizaveta Iushenko was second at 159.86 and Miyabi Oba […]

Canadian pair sixth at ISU Junior Grand Prix

TALLIN, Estonia – Tara Hancherow of Tisdale, Sask., and Wesley Killing of Woodstock, Ont., placed sixth in pairs on Friday at the last stop of the season on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit. The first-year pair were also sixth at their first Junior Grand Prix together last month and improved their overall […]

Tallinn, Estonia Marks Final Stop on 2013-2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Circuit

OTTAWA, ON: Canada will send eight athletes, for a total five entries to Tallinn, Estonia, for the seventh and final stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The event will run from October 9-12, 2013 and Canada will have competitors in ladies, pair and ice dance. Canadian silver medalist Gabrielle Daleman, 15, […]

Virtue and Moir Start Season off Golden in Finland

OTTAWA, ON: Tessa Virtue, 24, London, Ont., and Scott Moir, 26, Ilderton, Ont., came out strong in their first international competition of the season. They took gold in the senior ice dance category at the Finlandia Trophy, a senior international competition in Espoo, Finland. Virtue and Moir won the short dance with 67.23 points and […]

Edwards and Pang reach podium at ISU Junior Grand Prix

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Ice dancers Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and Zhao KaiPang of Burnaby, B.C., collected their second medal this season on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit earning the bronze on Friday. Edwards and Pang posted the second best free dance of the day for third overall with 133.39 […]