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”

Vanessa James and Eric Radford to compete for Canada

On Wednesday, figure skaters Vanessa James and Eric Radford announced on social media that they have partnered up and will compete together for Canada. 33-year-old James was born in Canada but has never represented the country in figure skating competitions. During the 2005-2006 season, she was the British national champion in ladies’ single skating; however,Continue reading “Vanessa James and Eric Radford to compete for Canada”

2021 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships canceled

Originally scheduled to take part from February 8 to 14 in Vancouver, the 2021 Canadian Figure Skating Championships have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Debra Armstrong, the CEO of Skate Canada, said: “Due to the continuous shift in requirements across the country, the inability of our athletes to train due to theContinue reading “2021 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships canceled”