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

Canada’s Marjorie Lajoie, Zachary Lagha score junior ice dance gold

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Canada's Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha held on to win ice dancing gold on Saturday at the fifth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Zagreb, Croatia.

North Korean pair secure nation’s 1st spot in PyeongChang Games

Friday, September 29th, 2017
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North Korea secured qualification on Friday for its first athletes at the PyeongChang Games which will take place in February.

Virtue and Moir skate to gold at Autumn Classic

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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It was a Canadian sweep in the ice dancing competition at the Autumn Classic International in Montreal on Saturday. World champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold with a score of 195.76, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., were second at 173.56, and Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto rounded out the podium at 172.26.

Virtue and Moir dazzle in debut at Autumn Classic International

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Canadians Tessa Virtue and partner Scott Moir started their season on a high note, earning top marks in the short program in ice dancing at the Autumn Classic International in Montreal on Friday.

Kaetlyn Osmond takes big lead after short program at Autumn Classic International

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond leads after Thursday's short program at the Autumn Classic International in Montreal.

Moore-Towers, Marinaro take gold at international figure skating classic

Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Canada's Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro won the gold medal Friday in pairs at the U.S. international figure skating classic.

Figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya opens up about anorexia

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Olympic figure skating champion Yulia Lipnitskaya has spoken about her battle with anorexia. The 19-year-old Russian said she struggled to maintain that success and her mother revealed last month she had retired from the sport.

U.S. skating star Gracie Gold taking time off, seeking ‘professional help’

Friday, September 1st, 2017
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U.S. figure skating star Gracie Gold is stepping away from the sport to seek professional help with the Olympics a little more than five months away.

Canada’s best figure skaters offer sneak peek ahead of PyeongChang Games

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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At an open house to sell a property, it's best foot forward. At the annual Skate Canada High Performance Camp this week in Mississauga, Ont., it's the same story. Canada's elite skaters — and this season's Olympic hopefuls — were on hand to offer a sneak peek of their material for this most important season.

In minds of Virtue and Moir, Olympics have already begun

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Scott Moir used to be able to blend in during wing night at your typical Ilderton, Ont., establishment. But when the three-time world ice dance champion was back in his hometown a couple of weeks ago, everyone wanted to talk figure skating.