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Week in Skating Photos: Thanksgiving Edition

Time to give thanks for all the little things that bring us joy.

Great first day for our Pre-CanSkaters!! #csc #cranbrookskatingclub #cranbrook #skatecanada #precanskate

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We hope you ate a lot this weekend to make you wobble, (video)

and wore your favourite Thanksgiving sweater.

And so begins another year!?⛸? #futurehockeymom #skating #canskate #lookatthatface

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Thankful for big smiles and big helmets.


We are thankful for good friends,

Not only was I impressed with Mateo trying so hard, the helpers were so patient with the little ones. #canskate

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good mittens and good skates.


(Those mittens will come in handy this week)

Patrick Chan surely got a pretty pair of mittens to take home from #Finland ? ⛸#fintrophy16

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Congratulations to our Canadian skaters who competed on the weekend.

#fintrophy16 ladies competition press meeting w/ Mao Asada (2nd), @annapogorilaya (1st) and @kaetkiss (3rd) #figureskate #competition

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From our skate family to yours, we hope you had a great long weekend and an awesome Thanksgiving.

Skating season is BACK! I am so excited to get some little munchkins up and movin’! ⛸

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Have a wonderful day!


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Double gold for Canada at Finlandia Trophy – Duhamel/Radford and Osmond triumph

ESPOO, Finland – It was a gold medal day for Meagan Duhamel Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., in pairs and Kaetlyn Osmond of Marystown, N.L., in women’s singles in their season debut on Friday at the Finlandia Trophy figure skating competition.

In women’s competition, Osmond roared from third spot after the short to take the crown with a personal best 187.27 points. It was her fourth career international win. She landed her first triple-triple combo and a personal record six triple jumps overall.

She beat three-time world champion Mao Asada of Japan in second at 186.16 and Anna Pogorilaya of Russia third at 182.80.

‘’I’m really happy with my long program, the highlight was landing that triple-triple in my first attempt,’’ said Osmond. ‘’I couldn’t be happier with it.’’

In pairs, Canada’s two-time world champions totalled 197.78 points for the victory with Kristina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov of Russia second at 169.10 and Mari Vartmann and Ruben Blommaert of Germany third at 164.91.

‘’We are feeling much more satisfied with this long program than the short (on Thursday),’’ said Radford. ‘’We have felt uneasy all week but it is the beginning of the season and even though we left a lot of points on the table in the long program we did some really good stuff and set a good base for us to improve upon as we head into the rest of the season.’’

‘’That was the best we had in us today,’’ added Duhamel. ‘’Everyday your 100 percent is different and today that was ours. It’s a good start to a long season.’’

On Saturday it’s the men’s short program featuring Patrick Chan of Toronto with the free skate set for Sunday.

Full results: 2016 Finlandia Trophy Espoo

Canadian skaters continue on ISU Challenger Series at Finlandia Trophy

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send three entries, for a total of four skaters to the 21st annual Finlandia Trophy, the sixth event on the 2016 ISU Challenger Series. The competition runs from October 6-10, 2016, at the Espoo Metro Arena in Espoo, Finland. Canada will have one entry per discipline in men’s, ladies and pair.

Three-time World Champion and double Olympic silver medallist (men’s and team) Patrick Chan, 25, Toronto, Ont., is the Canadian entry in men’s. This will be his first time competing at this event. Last season, Chan won gold at Skate Canada International, placed fifth at Trophée Éric Bompard, and fourth at the ISU Grand Prix Final. He also won gold at the ISU Four Continents Championships and placed fifth at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. The eight-time Canadian champion is coached by Marina Zoueva, Oleg Epstein and Johnny Johns and trains in Canton, MI, USA.

Olympic silver medallist (team) Kaetlyn Osmond, 20, Marystown, Nfld./Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian entry in the ladies discipline. Last season, she won gold at the Nebelhorn Trophy, placed 11th at Skate Canada International, sixth at the NHK Trophy and sixth at the ISU Four Continents championships. The 2016 Canadian bronze medallist is coached by Ravi Walia and trains in Edmonton, Alta.

Two-time World Champions and Olympic silver medallists (team) Meagan Duhamel, 30, Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford, 31, Balmertown, Ont., will be the Canadian pair entry at the event. Last season on the ISU Challenger Series they won gold at the Autumn Classic International. Duhamel and Radford also won gold at Skate Canada International and the NHK Trophy, won silver at the ISU Grand Prix Final, and won gold at the world championships. The five-time consecutive Canadian champions are coached by Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, and Sylvie Fullum.

Skate Canada High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk will travel with the team as Canadian team leader. Physiotherapist Sylvia Ciurysek of Berwyn, Alta., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Cynthia Benson of Quispamsis, N.B., and Nicole Leblanc-Richard of Dieppe, N.B., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For results and full entries please visit the official event website.


Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Mens Patrick Chan 25 Toronto, Ont. Granite Club Marina Zoueva / Oleg Epstein / Johnny Johns
Ladies Kaetlyn Osmond 20 Marystown, Nfld. & Edmonton, Alta. Ice Palace FSC Ravi Walia
Pair Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford 30/31 Lively, Ont. / Balmertown, Ont. CPA Saint-Léonard / CPA Saint-Léonard Richard Gauthier / Bruno Marcotte / Sylvie Fullum