Figure Skating

Roman Sadovsky wins the Challenge, his only event of the figure skating season

Roman Sadovsky wins the Challenge, his only event of the figure skating season

 

Ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform their routine during a practice in Montreal, on Monday, February 24, 2020.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canadian figure skaters go head-to-head in unique virtual Skate Canada Challenge

Canadian figure skaters go head-to-head in unique virtual Skate Canada Challenge

 

Gold medallists in the ice dance, free dance figure skating Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, of Canada, pose during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charlie Riedel

Ice dance star Tessa Virtue happily out of her comfort zone in Queens EMBA program

TORONTO — Tessa Virtue doesn’t feel the same sense of exhilaration or…

 

Canadian figure skating champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Penticton Oct. 6 with the Rock the Rink tour. This will be the pair’s last tour as they have announced they are retiring from the world of competitive figure skating. (Contributed)

Ice-dancers Moir and Virtue among 114 Order of Canada inductees

OTTAWA — Champion ice-dancers Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue are among 114…

Canadian figure skating champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir come to Penticton Oct. 6 with the Rock the Rink tour. This will be the pair’s last tour as they have announced they are retiring from the world of competitive figure skating. (Contributed)
Keegan Messing performs during the Men's Short program at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. If the world figure skating championships do go ahead in a bubble in March in Sweden, there is a good chance Canada won't be there. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada might not compete at world figure skating championships – if they happen

Canada might not compete at world figure skating championships - if they happen

Keegan Messing performs during the Men's Short program at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. If the world figure skating championships do go ahead in a bubble in March in Sweden, there is a good chance Canada won't be there. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Retired figure skater Meagan Duhamel and her daughter Zoey are shown in this November handout image in Burlington, Ontario. Duhamel noticed a small sign by a family room door while staying with her baby daughter in the neonatal intensive care unit at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital last fall. It read: “Champions Start Small” - the motto for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation - and the message stuck with Duhamel, who like the late Schmirler, won Olympic gold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

‘Champions Start Small’ motto stuck with figure skater and new mom Meagan Duhamel

Sandra Schmirler Foundation has raised over $4.9 million for 61 neonatal intensive care units across Canada

Retired figure skater Meagan Duhamel and her daughter Zoey are shown in this November handout image in Burlington, Ontario. Duhamel noticed a small sign by a family room door while staying with her baby daughter in the neonatal intensive care unit at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital last fall. It read: “Champions Start Small” - the motto for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation - and the message stuck with Duhamel, who like the late Schmirler, won Olympic gold. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Mariah Bell of the United States competes during women’s freestyle program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Mariah Bell of the United States competes during women’s freestyle program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Mariah Bell of the United States, competes during women's short program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Nathan Chen dominates again in Skate America short program

Nathan Chen dominates again in Skate America short program

Mariah Bell of the United States, competes during women's short program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform in the Gala at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The Canadian figure skating championships have been pushed back a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian figure skating championships pushed back a month due to COVID-19

Canadian figure skating championships pushed back a month due to COVID-19

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform in the Gala at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. The Canadian figure skating championships have been pushed back a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Mariah Bell of the United States, competes during women's short program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Bell, Tennell go 1-2 in Skate America short program

Bell, Tennell go 1-2 in Skate America short program

Mariah Bell of the United States, competes during women's short program in the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Mariah Bell performs her senior women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. When U.S. skaters and a few foreigners training in this country kick off the season at Skate America this weekend, it could be a rare opportunity to display their wares. So they will relish the chance to get on the ice for competition, knowing that two Grand Prix series events and the Grand Prix Final have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and prospects of national and word championships being held are uncertain.(AP Photo/Lynn Hey, File)

Skate America opens shortened, coronavirus-impacted season

Skate America opens shortened, coronavirus-impacted season

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, Mariah Bell performs her senior women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. When U.S. skaters and a few foreigners training in this country kick off the season at Skate America this weekend, it could be a rare opportunity to display their wares. So they will relish the chance to get on the ice for competition, knowing that two Grand Prix series events and the Grand Prix Final have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and prospects of national and word championships being held are uncertain.(AP Photo/Lynn Hey, File)
Keegan Messing performs in the Gala at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Messing dedicating his Skate America performance to grounded Canadian teammates

Messing dedicating his Skate America performance to grounded Canadian teammates

Keegan Messing performs in the Gala at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Jessica Campbell and Asher Hill pose in this undated handout photo for CBC’s “Battle of the Blades”. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - CBC

‘Battle of the Blades’ to debut on Oct. 22 after production halted by COVID-19 case

Hockey players and figure skaters pair up for on-ice dance routines

Jessica Campbell and Asher Hill pose in this undated handout photo for CBC’s “Battle of the Blades”. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - CBC
Ice dance gold medalists, Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform during the closing gala at Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C. on October 27, 2019. Nam Nguyen and ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier headline the field for Skate Canada International that will be held with no fans due to COVID-19. The Grand Prix event will be held in Ottawa, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Ice dance gold medalists, Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier perform during the closing gala at Skate Canada International in Kelowna, B.C. on October 27, 2019. Nam Nguyen and ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier headline the field for Skate Canada International that will be held with no fans due to COVID-19. The Grand Prix event will be held in Ottawa, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Peggy Fleming Trophy event will be streamed by U.S. Figure Skating beginning the night of July 17, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Peggy Fleming Trophy becomes virtual figure skating event

Peggy Fleming designed her namesake figure skating competition to highlight artistry in…

  • Jul 17, 2020
The Peggy Fleming Trophy event will be streamed by U.S. Figure Skating beginning the night of July 17, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Veronica Clarke was posthumously named a member of Skate Canada’s Hall of Fame’s class of 2019, in a May 21, 2020 story. (Photo from Facebook)

Veronica Clarke’s family pleased to see her enter Skate Canada’s Hall of Fame

Nearly 80 years after Veronica Clarke’s virtual retirement from competitive figure skating,…

Veronica Clarke was posthumously named a member of Skate Canada’s Hall of Fame’s class of 2019, in a May 21, 2020 story. (Photo from Facebook)
Olympic and world champions such as Scott Hamilton have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event called Blades for the Brave, in an April 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Figure skaters unite digitally to help health care workers

Despite having no ice on which to perform, more than 40 figure…

  • Apr 14, 2020
Olympic and world champions such as Scott Hamilton have compiled videos as part of the one-hour event called Blades for the Brave, in an April 13, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The world figure skating championships in Montreal were cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, in a March 11, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

World figure skating champs in Montreal cancelled due to COVID-19

Nam Nguyen was driving home to Toronto from a training session in…

The world figure skating championships in Montreal were cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19, in a March 11, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Two-time world champion Nathan Chen, who last month won his fourth consecutive American title, did six quadruple jumps at the Pyeongchang Olympics, in a Feb. 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Is figure skating becoming acrobatics on ice?

There are times when Brian Boitano marvels at what he sees on…

  • Feb 11, 2020
Two-time world champion Nathan Chen, who last month won his fourth consecutive American title, did six quadruple jumps at the Pyeongchang Olympics, in a Feb. 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Rika Kihira, of Japan, led the opening day of the Four Continents on Feb. 6, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Defending champ Rika Kihira leads at Four Continents

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Defending champion skater Rika Kihira of Japan…

  • Feb 6, 2020
Rika Kihira, of Japan, led the opening day of the Four Continents on Feb. 6, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)