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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kharis Ralph, 19, and her partner Asher Hill, 20, are training hard to compete in the 2012 world figure skating championships in France next month.
A bitter sweet day for our Canadian Olympians as figure skater Joannie Rochette competed after the sudden death of her mother and Ashleigh Mcivor took to the slopes and won her country a gold medal in the ladies ski cross finals.
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 […]
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 […]