Entries by Skate Canada

Canadian teams en route to 2014 French Cup synchronized skating competition

OTTAWA, ON: Three Canadian synchronized skating teams will travel to Rouen, France, to compete at the 2014 French Cup. The international synchronized skating competition takes place from January 31 – February 1, 2014, and features 39 teams from 10 countries, in senior, junior, and novice. Canada will have entries in the senior and junior categories. […]

Olympian Profile: Gabrielle Daleman

It seemed that there was no way that Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Daleman was going to take off that Olympic team jacket she earned for winning the silver medal at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. In the days following the Canadian Olympic Committee presentation, Daleman stuck around the championships, supporting her brother, Zachary Daleman, who finished […]

Olympian Profile: Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje may be going to the Sochi Olympics as Canada’s number two ice dancing team, but they have turned into a charismatic force in their own right. They choose music that sticks with you. They hold nothing back when they perform. They fly around the ice at great speed, he a […]

Canadian synchronized skating teams in tune at Mozart Cup

SALZBURG, Austria – Les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., won the gold medal in junior competition and Nexxice from Burlington Ont., took the bronze in the senior event on Saturday at the Mozart Cup synchronized skating competition. Les Pirouettes ranked first in both the short program and long program for 154.00 points. Crystal Ice from Russia […]

Chartrand rockets to seventh with powerful free skate

TAIPEI – Alaine Chartrand of Prescott, Ont., gained eight spots in the women’s singles standings on Saturday to place seventh at the ISU Four Continents Championships figure skating competition. It was a remarkable finish to the 17-year-old’s first senior international assignment. Chartrand was 15th after Friday’s short program but came out firing on all cylinders […]

Purich and Tran crack top-five at Four Continents

TAIPEI – Natasha Purich of Sherwood Park, Alta., and Mervin Tran of Regina climbed from seventh to fifth place in pairs on Friday at the ISU Four Continents Championships figure skating competition. Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China took the gold in front of three American couples. Purich and Tran didn’t match their best […]

Silver medal for Gilles and Poirier at ISU Four Continents

TAIPEI – Ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto posted their best result this season with a silver medal on Thursday at the ISU Four Continents Championships figure skating competition. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue of the U.S., took the gold with 158.25 points. Gilles and Poirier, the leaders after the short dance, […]

Impressive performance in Ottawa earns Nam Nguyen a ticket to Taipei City

This week, many of the top Olympic contenders are giving the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships a miss, coming so close to the Sochi Games. But for rising Canadian star, Nam Nguyen, the event in Taipei City is his Olympic Games. Nguyen is only 15 years old, and the Four Continents event represents his first […]

Olympian Profile: Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan wears a heavy mantle on his shoulders heading to the Sochi Olympic Games. He’s going into the event as a three-time world champion – a difficult feat in this era of the Code of Points judging system. He sets and resets world scoring records. And Canada has never won Olympic gold in the […]

Gilles and Poirier grab lead at Four Continents

TAIPEI – Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto are in first place after Wednesday’s short dance at the ISU Four Continents figure skating competition. Gilles and Poirier earned a season’s best 62.38 points. Madison Hubbel and Zachary Donohue of the U.S., are second at 61.05 and their compatriots Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton stand […]

New team event in Sochi has Canada eyeing gold

Never has a Canadian figure skating team shown so much strength and depth as it has in the past year, leading up to the Sochi Olympics. That’s incredibly good timing, because for the first time, there will be a team event in figure skating at the Games. And, judging by the results at the world […]

Canadian Synchronized Skating teams travel to Austria to compete at 2014 Mozart Cup

OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have three synchronized skating teams competing at the 2014 Mozart Cup in Salzburg, Austria. The international synchronized skating competition taking place from January 23-26, 2014, features 61 teams from 16 different countries. Seven-time defending Canadian champions, Nexxice, will be the sole Canadian representative in the senior category. Nexxice has previously competed […]