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2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships – Novice Division, to take place in Calgary

OTTAWA, ON: The 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships – Novice Division, will take place in Calgary, Alta., at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex from February 26 to 27, 2022. This event was previously postponed from the most recent Canadian Tire National Skating Championships due to Covid-19 restrictions.  

“It is unfortunate that the Novice skaters could not participate in Ottawa,” said Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer, Debra Armstrong, “but we are grateful to the Skate Canada Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section and Tourism Calgary for reacting quickly to make this competition a reality.”   

The 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships – Novice Division, will feature the best Canadian figure skaters in the men, women, pairs, and ice dance disciplines, competing at the novice level. This event will also determine the 2022 National Champions of Canada for Novice level athletes. 

For more information including schedule, entries, and start orders, please click here. The entire novice competition will be live streamed and can be accessed through the event page. Please note, the City of Calgary requires proof of double vaccination against COVID-19 at least two weeks in advance to enter public venues, including Seven Chiefs Sportsplex. 

Eleven-year-old wows crowd at 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Novice Men Podium National Skating Championships 2016

Novice – Men

Novice Dance Podium National-Skating Championships 2016

Novice – Dance

HALIFAX – Eleven-year-old Stephen Gogolev of Toronto landed a triple Axel en route to the gold medal in men’s novice competition which concluded on Wednesday at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

Gogolev scored 142.30 to outdistance his nearest rival by more than 20 points. Matthew Markell of Prescott, Ont., took silver at 120.25 and Bruce Waddell of Toronto was third at 106.91.

‘’I felt more comfortable in the long program than the short,’’ said Gogolev, who is coached by Brian Orser. ‘’I just wanted to go out there and do my best for my first nationals.’’

Markell also delivered a personal best performance. ‘’There are some elements I know I could have done better but it is a great way to end the season,’’ he said.

Ontario skaters grabbed all four Canadian titles in novice.

In ice dancing, Olivia Han and Grayson Lochhead of Kitchener, Ont., took the gold with 90.26 points. Alicia Fabbri of Terrebonne, Que., and Claudio Pietrantonio and Laval, Que., were second at 89.22 and Irina Galiyanova and Tommy Tang of Toronto were third at 87.50.

‘’It was pretty intense and lots of fun,’’ said Han. ‘’We are pretty proud of our performances.’’

Novice Pair Podium national skating championships 2016

Novice – Pair

Novice Women Podium National Skating Championships 2016

Novice – Women

In pairs, first-year teammates Jamie Knoblauch and Cody Wong of Milton, Ont., were the victors at 119.90. Katrina Lopez and Kurtis Schreiber of Calgary were second at 104.81 and Hannah Dawson of Hawkesbury, Ont., and Daniel Villeneuve of Sherbrooke, Que., were third at 103.50.

‘’We did exactly what we wanted,’’ said Wong. ‘’We had fun with it.’’

In women’s competition, Aurora Cotop of Thornhill, Ont., overcame a three point deficit after the short program to win gold with 123.85. Olivia Gran of Kelowna, B.C., the leader heading into the long, followed at 121.84 and Natalie D’Alessandro of Thornhill was third 117.56.

‘’For my free program I really wanted to just perform after getting the nerves out in the short,’’ said Cotop. ‘’I wanted to show what I could do.’’

Competition continues Thursday with the completion of the junior event.

The seniors go Friday and Saturday.

More information: 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships