Piper Gilles seeks Canadian citizenship in time for Sochi 2014

There are less than four months to go until the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, but ice dancers Paul Poirier and Piper Gilles still don’t know whether they’ll be able to take part. In 2011, Gilles moved from her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo., to Toronto in order to partner up with Ottawa native Poirier. […]

Barnett eyes sectionals as a skating stepping stone

BARRIE — For Lauren Barnett, the Central Ontario Skate Canada sectionals event is the climax of her figure-skating season. And with a good result, it can also represent an opportunity for her to compete at divisionals in Regina, Saskatchewan later in the year. That’s her goal, one that the 15-year-old’s been preparing for a long time. […]

Olympian Vanessa Crone looking for a new partner

Canadian ice dancer Vanessa Crone is a girl with an infectious grin and an energy that seems barely contained in her 5-foot-2 frame. And she is ready to make her comeback in competitive figure-skating. All she needs now is the right person who is willing and able to do it with her. A year ago, […]

Weaver and Poje feel ready for Skate America

After a successful and injury-free summer, Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje will be kicking off their International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating season this Friday at Skate America in Kent, Washington. The reigning national silver medalists are feeling especially comfortable going into the weekend following a strong gold medal debut at […]

Canadian figure skating legend Barbara Ann Scott dies

Barbara Ann Scott, Canada’s only women’s individual figure skating gold medalist, passed away on Sunday at her Amelia Island, Fla., home. She was 84. “Barbara Ann set the standard for generations of female athletes and women skaters who came after her,” said Skate Canada president Benoit Lavoie in the written statement on Monday. “The discipline […]

Rochette nails her hardest skate

  As Joannie Rochette skated her way onto the ice for the most difficult performance of her life, the hometown crowd embraced the courageous skater with roars of encouragement after the hearing of the passing of her mother two days prior. Despite the devastation, the heroic Rochette decided to compete in the competition and was […]

Virtue and Moir win ice dancing gold, a first for Canada

Russian domination atop the ice dance podium has come to a close, and it’s a Canadian duo that ended it. Tessa Virtue, of London, Ont., and Scott Moir, of Ilderton, Ont., became the first North Americans to win the Olympic gold medal in ice dancing with a flawless performance at the Pacific Coliseum on Monday. Heading into […]