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

Virtue and Moir stretch creative muscles by co-producing skating exhibition

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are headliners and co-producers of the "Thank You Canada Tour" that opens Oct. 5 in Abbotsford, B.C., and makes 26 stops across Canada.

Hometown Pride: Eric Radford is now a hero in the place where he was bullied as a kid

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Growing up in a small northern Ontario town, Eric Radford struggled with his sexuality and was tormented by people who told him figure skating wasn't a sport for boys. But he stayed true to himself, becoming an Olympic champion and a hero back home — with the street named after him to prove it.

Chinese figure skating judges banned for bias at Pyeongchang Olympics

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The International Skating Union says competitions at February's Olympics were marred by biased judging in favor of China, the next Winter Olympic host nation.

Canadian ice dancers Weaver, Poje to skip Grand Prix season

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje will not compete on the ISU Grand Prix circuit this season. The three-time world medallists announced their decision on Thursday.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir headline cross-Canada ‘thank you’ tour

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Virtue and Moir

Ice skating darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are among the retired all-star athletes hitting the road for a thank you tour. The veteran Olympic champions will be joined by fellow pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, as well as skaters Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond and Elvis Stojko.

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond to skip Grand Prix circuit after year ‘beyond expectations’

Monday, June 4th, 2018

After a stellar season that included two Olympic medals and a world championship title, Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond is taking a break. The 22-year-old from Marystown, N.L., announced Monday that she will skip the ISU Grand Prix circuit this year to pursue other opportunities.

Tessa Virtue strikes a pose with Vogue Japan

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Tessa Virtue Vogue Japan

2018 just keeps getting better for Tessa Virtue, and she set the bar pretty high with two gold medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. But a dream came true for the athletic fashionista when she had the opportunity to shoot with world renowned fashion magazine Vogue Japan.

Relations turn bitter between Russia’s top figure skaters

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Figure Skating Russia Medvedeva

Three months after Russia's triumph in Olympic women's figure skating, relations in the team have turned bitter. Eteri Tutberidze, who coached gold medallist Alina Zagitova and silver medallist Evgenia Medvedeva, says Medvedeva has frozen her out.

Canadian pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford officially retire

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who teamed up for two pairs world championship titles and three Olympic medals over their careers, have officially announced their retirement from competitive figure skating.

Canadian figure skater Dylan Moscovitch retires

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Dylan Moscovitch Retires Figure Skating

Canada's Dylan Moscovitch retired from competitive pairs figure skating Tuesday, ending a decade-long career that included six appearances at the world championships and a silver medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics.