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

Tessa and Scott can’t be replaced. But…

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Today's edition of our newsletter looks at who might follow in Virtue and Moir's footsteps after the iconic ice dancers called it a career. Plus, Dustin Byfuglien might not be coming back, and Canada's top wrestler suffered a tough loss.

Virtue and Moir captivated Canadians with mystery as much as medals

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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The idea of a relationship between two equals was irresistible and as Canadians, we ate it up.

Re-live Virtue and Moir’s skate to gold at Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Olympic ice-dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are thanking Canadians for years of support as they prepare to leave the sport, saying in a video released Tuesday that their current tour will be their last.

Virtue and Moir announce they are ‘stepping away’ from figure skating after tour

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are thanking Canadians for years of support as they prepare to leave the sport, saying in a video released Tuesday that their current tour will be their last.

Spooner, Kessel trade hockey skates for figure skates in Battle of the Blades

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Natalie Spooner and Amanda Kessel have taken their hockey rivalry to the world of sequins and salchows. The two women normally do battle as members of the Canadian and U.S. women's hockey teams, respectively.

Keegan Messing endears himself to Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skating fans

Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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When Keegan Messing noticed there was no flag display during the national anthem at the 2019 Autumn Classic International, the Canadian figure skater unfurled the Japanese flag and held it up for gold medallist Yuzuru Hanyu at the podium.

Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted as teen

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion writes in USA Today on Thursday that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at the time.

Ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver, Andrew Poje put career on hold

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Three-time Canadian ice dance champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje have decided to step away from competition and will provide an update on their career later this season.

World champion, 3-time Olympic medallist Kaetlyn Osmond retires from competitive figure skating

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took one final bow on Thursday. The 23-year-old announced her retirement from figure skating as the country's most decorated female singles skater, having earned three Olympic medals, two world championship medals and three national titles in her career.

Kaetlyn Osmond: A rare champion bids farewell

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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With Kaetlyn Osmond’s retirement, an era which could arguably be referred to as the “Golden Age” of Canadian skating has passed. A precious handful of Canadians have reached the pinnacle of women’s international skating, and Osmond is part of that elite group.