Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Figure Skating’ Category

Akim Aliu, Vanessa James, Asher Hill know fight for diversity on ice is just beginning

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Three Black Battle of the Blades competitors — former NHLer Akim Aliu and figure skaters Asher Hill and Vanessa James — recently joined alliances fighting for inclusion in their respective sports. With Aliu's hockey group recently cutting ties with the NHL, the trio knows the battle is just beginning.

Keegan Messing, Canada’s lone competitor at Skate America, dedicating performance to grounded teammates

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Keegan Messing will take the ice alone this week at Skate America in Las Vegas, without even fans in the arena to cheer him on. But he'll be skating with all of Canada's team in his thoughts.

Four Continents skating competition latest to hit COVID cancellation list

Friday, October 16th, 2020

The Four Continents Championships in figure skating scheduled for February in Australia has been cancelled by the International Skating Union because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For Black skater Mariyah Gerber, something as simple as a costume illustrates problem of lack of diversity

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Mariyah Gerber has been a figure skater for 22 years and over all that time she couldn't find costume mesh or tights that matched her skin, another example of the issues surrounding lack of diversity in sports.

Russian figure skating star Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya dies at 20

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed the death of former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya in Moscow.

Retired Canadian Olympian Joannie Rochette to work at Quebec long-term care homes

Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Former Canadian figure skater and Olympic medallist Joannie Rochette will be working at Quebec's long-term care homes hit hard by COVID-19.

Scott Moir refutes online allegations of breaking quarantine guideline

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Canadian figure skater Scott Moir posted a video on Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, explaining that he and fiancee Jackie Mascarin are currently stationed in Tampa, Fla., because Mascarin works as a physician's assistant in the respiratory unit of a local hospital.

Kurt Browning, figure skaters worldwide unite digitally to help healthcare workers

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure skaters from nine countries will take part in a fundraiser Friday to help health care workers on the front lines battling the new coronavirus.

Olympic Games Replay: Fantastic figure skating from Pyeongchang 2018

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

As the planet deals with the pandemic and the crisis involving the spread of COVID-19, the world of sport watches and waits alongside the global population. This Saturday, March 21, will be the first of five weeks of programming at CBC Sports which will showcase some of the memorable moments from the most recent editions of the Olympics.

Watch Olympic Games Replay: Pyeongchang 2018 Figure Skating

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Watch Olympic Games Replay, a look back at some of the most exciting moments in past Games. On this week's edition of the program, watch action from the Pyeongchang 2018 figure skating competitions.