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

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.

Nguyen, Daleman headline Canadian contingent at World Team Trophy skating event

Monday, April 12th, 2021

In a season all but erased by COVID-19, a handful of Canadian figure skaters will have one last chance to compete at this week's World Team Trophy in Osaka, Japan.

U.S. figure skating coach suspended for coverup of alleged sexual abuse

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Figure skating coach John Zimmerman has been suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for a coverup of an alleged sexual abuse incident involving two of his students.

Keegan Messing leads Canadian figure skating team named for worlds

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Keegan Messing headlines the Canadian team for next month's world figure skating championships in Stockholm. The worlds, March 22-28, cap a rocky season for Canadian skaters.

Gilles, Poirier lead after rhythm dance at virtual Skate Canada Challenge

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the leaders after the rhythm dance of the unique and virtual Skate Canada Challenge.

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

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

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
South Korea Four Continents Figure Skating

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

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro won the pairs event of the virtual Skate Canada Challenge.