Canada announce figure skating team for 2022 Winter Olympics

Skate Canada announced the country’s team for the 2022 Winter Olympics following the conclusion of the national championship this weekend. Women:Madeline Schizas Men:Keegan MessingRoman Sadovsky Pairs:Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael MarinaroVanessa James & Eric Radford Ice Dance:Piper Gilles & Paul PoirierLaurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj SørensenMarjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha

2022 Canadian national figure skating champions determined in Ottawa

The 2022 Canadian Figure Skating Championships concluded tonight in Ottawa with champions being determined in all four disciplines. Bronze medalist at the last Canadian Nationals, Madeline Schizas won her first national title by almost twenty-eight points. The 18-year-old from Ontario entered the competition as the likely favorite, having placed thirteenth at last year’s World ChampionshipsContinue reading “2022 Canadian national figure skating champions determined in Ottawa”

Results of Canadian Figure Skating Championships after first day

Women; results after short program: Madeline Schizas – 72.05 Véronik Mallet – 59.35 Gabrielle Daleman 58.48 Michelle Long – 57.14 Emily Bausback – 56.82 Alison Schumacher – 56.38 Katherine Medland-Spence – 55.74 Amanda Tobin – 53.39 Alicia Pineault – 50.31 Sara-Maude Dupuis – 50.18 Leah Lee – 48.64 Angel Green – 48.39 Lia Pereira –Continue reading “Results of Canadian Figure Skating Championships after first day”

Keegan Messing wins at the Golden Spin of Zagreb; Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker take gold in ice dance

The final stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series – the 2021 Golden Spin of Zagreb – culminated on Saturday with the last set of medals decided in the men’s and the ice dance disciplines. Canada’s Keegan Messing withstood reigning World Junior champion’s Andrei Mozalev’s charge in the free skate event toContinue reading “Keegan Messing wins at the Golden Spin of Zagreb; Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker take gold in ice dance”

Kamila Valieva breaks world record, Nathan Chen wins at Skate Canada

At the second stage of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series in Vancouver – the 2021 Skate Canada, all of the top favorites in each discipline met expectations and provided a memorable showcase. In the women’s event, Russians once again swept the podium and – in a high level competition with manyContinue reading “Kamila Valieva breaks world record, Nathan Chen wins at Skate Canada”

Four triple axels in women’s event as Kamila Valieva leads, Nathan Chen dominant and gets back on track

On Friday in Vancouver, all four disciplines of the the 2021 Skate Canada – the second stage of the 2021-2022 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series – took place and every one of the favorites took control of their respective events. In the women’s short program event, four of the competitors landed triple axelsContinue reading “Four triple axels in women’s event as Kamila Valieva leads, Nathan Chen dominant and gets back on track”

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier defend Autumn Classic International title

Winners of the Autumn Classic International the last time it was held, two years ago, 2021 World bronze medalists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier retained their title on this weekend. Eighth at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 29-year-old U.S.-born Gilles and 29-year-old Ottawa-born Poirier have made many leaps and bounds since then and will beContinue reading “Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier defend Autumn Classic International title”

Marilena Kitromilis wins Autumn Classic International

After an eighth place finish at the Cranberry Cup International last month, Marilena Kitromilis of Cyprus made improvements and won the Autumn Classic International today in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada. The 17-year-old figure skater landed a double axel, a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, and a triple flip-double toe loop combination in the first half ofContinue reading “Marilena Kitromilis wins Autumn Classic International”

Vanessa James and Eric Radford debut at Autumn Classic International

Canadian figure skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford made their competitive debut together at the 2021 Autumn Classic International in Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada. James and Radford began their short program performance with a triple twist lift and, then, the pair attempted a side-by-side triple Salchow; however, James doubled the jump and fell. A later tripleContinue reading “Vanessa James and Eric Radford debut at Autumn Classic International”

Rika Kihira to train with Brian Orser

Japanese figure skater, two-time Four Continents champion, Rika Kihira will be training with Canadian coach Brian Orser in Toronto, Canada for the 2021-2022 season. This was announced by Kihira’s management. During the summer of 2020, it was reported that Kihira would be traveling to Toronto in order to train with Orser; however, due to theContinue reading “Rika Kihira to train with Brian Orser”