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

COVID-19 spectre hangs over Canada’s Olympic figure skating trials in Ottawa

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Adding to the stress of vying for an Olympic berth is the spectre of COVID-19. A positive test at nationals could keep an athlete from competing in China, due to the timeline of pre-travel testing protocols.

Shoma Uno takes lead over Zhou after men’s short at NHK Trophy in Japan

Friday, November 12th, 2021
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Shoma Uno edged Vincent Zhou of the United States on Friday to take the lead after the men's short program at the NHK Trophy, the fourth event of the International Skating Union's Grand Prix series.

Belgium’s Hendrickx leads after short in women’s singles at Grand Prix in Italy

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Loena Hendrickx of Belgium was the surprise winner of the women's short program at the ISU Grand Prix in Italy on Friday.

Papadakis, Cizeron make anticipated return as Grand Prix finds its way to Italy

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

The Grand Prix circuit returns to the home of the 2006 Winter Olympics, featuring the return of four-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.

Skate Canada event provides Canadian high performance director with ‘good takeaways’

Sunday, October 31st, 2021
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It was just a snapshot in time but the results from this weekend's Skate Canada International figure skating competition provided an early picture of what Canadian skaters are doing well and where they need to improve, says Michael Slipchuk, Skate Canada's high performance director.

Gilles, Poirier lead Canadian contingent competing at Skate Canada International

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

When Skate Canada International begins this week, 29-year-old ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier will enter not only as the defending champions from 2019 — the 2020 iteration was cut due to the pandemic — but also with a world championship bronze medal to their names.

Canadian figure skaters descend on Skate America as Grand Prix set to begin

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Canadian figure skaters are set to compete under the Las Vegas lights at Skate America as the Grand Prix Circuit roars back to life with the winter Olympics on the horizon. 

Radford, James skate to 2nd in short program in international debut as team

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

New Canadian pairs duo Vanessa James and Eric Radford are sitting in second place after the short program at the Skate Canada Autumn Classic International — their international debut as a team.

China won’t host Four Continents skating event 2 weeks before Beijing Olympics

Monday, September 13th, 2021

The International Skating Union is seeking a replacement host for the 2022 Four Continents event after Tianjin, China bowed out.

Canada’s Wesley Chiu wins gold, Kaiya Ruiter takes bronze at ISU Junior Grand Prix

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Wesley Chiu of Richmond, B.C., won gold at the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating stop in Courchevel, France — Canada's second medal at the competition. Chiu finished first in the men's discipline with a score of 199.89 points for his first Junior Grand Prix victory.