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

Amid uncertainty, Canada’s Paul Poirier relieved at cancellation of nationals

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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After the cancellation of nationals, Paul Poirier and partner Piper Gilles said there is still a small chance they'll compete at the world championships in Stockholm in March — if the championships even happen, and under the right protocols. Otherwise, he and Gilles are content to start focusing on next year's Beijing Olympics.

Skate Canada cancels 2 events including National Skating Championships

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Skate Canada announced on Monday that the 2021 National Skating Championships and Skate Canada Cup have been cancelled.

Moore-Towers, Marinaro win virtual Skate Canada Challenge pairs title

Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro won the pairs event of the virtual Skate Canada Challenge.

Tuktamysheva, Kolyada hold off young challengers at Grand Prix of Russia

Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Experienced figure skaters Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Mikhail Kolyada held off challenges from younger rivals to win their events at the Grand Prix of Russia on Saturday.

Kostornaia, Kvitelashvili take lead at Grand Prix of Russia figure skating

Friday, November 20th, 2020
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European figure skating champion Alena Kostornaia beat a strong Russian women's field to lead after the short program at the Grand Prix of Russia on Friday.

Watch the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix of Russia

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Watch live coverage from the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix of Russia event from Moscow.

Boyang Jin defends Cup of China figure skating title

Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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Two-time world bronze medallist Boyang Jin won the free skate on Saturday to defend the men's title at the Cup of China.

Jin leads the way in men’s short program at Cup of China

Friday, November 6th, 2020
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All that was missing for Chinese figure skater Boyang Jin were his fans. Jin, known for crowd-pleasing performances, was first in the men's short program at the Cup of China on Friday.

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

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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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
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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.