Figure Skating

Madeline Schizas skates during the senior women’s short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Schizas of Oakville, Ont., is the leader after the women's short program at the Canadian figure skating championships. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Despite a marathon trip and losing his skates, Messing leads at trials

Despite a marathon trip and losing his skates, Messing leads at trials

 

Alicia Pineault competes during the senior women's short program at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

No fans allowed at Canada’s figure skating championships due to COVID-19 concerns

No fans allowed at Canada’s figure skating championships due to COVID-19 concerns

Alicia Pineault competes during the senior women's short program at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Mississauga, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Anna Shcherbakova of Russia competes in the Women Short Program during the ISU figure skating France's Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, France, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Canadians Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier finished second in the rhythm dance Friday at the ISU Grand Prix in France.

Canadians Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier finished second in the rhythm dance Friday at the ISU Grand Prix in France.

Anna Shcherbakova of Russia competes in the Women Short Program during the ISU figure skating France's Trophy, in Grenoble, French Alps, France, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Shoma Uno of Japan performs during the men’s short program of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy competition in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Shoma Uno takes the lead at NHK Trophy, Zhou in 2nd

Defending champion Kaori Sakamoto led a 1-2 finish for Japan in women’s short program

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Shoma Uno of Japan performs during the men’s short program of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating NHK Trophy competition in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Canada's Keegan Messing performs his men's short program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Friday, October 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Messing third after the men’s short program at Skate Canada International

Messing third after the men’s short program at Skate Canada International

Canada's Keegan Messing performs his men's short program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Friday, October 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, of France, skate during the pairs short program at the Grand Prix Finals in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Canadian figure skater Vanessa James says she's "deeply disappointed" in her former partner Morgan Cipres, and had no knowledge of abusive behaviour while the two were competing together. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

James says she was never aware of abuse allegations against former partner Cipres

James says she was never aware of abuse allegations against former partner Cipres

Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres, of France, skate during the pairs short program at the Grand Prix Finals in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Canadian figure skater Vanessa James says she's "deeply disappointed" in her former partner Morgan Cipres, and had no knowledge of abusive behaviour while the two were competing together. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje perform their ice dance free dance during the ISU World Team Trophy Figure Skating competition Friday, April 12, 2019, in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. Pride month means a little bit more to Weaver this year. The two-time Olympian and former Canadian ice dancing champion publicly came out as a queer woman on Friday in an interview with CBC and in a post on Instagram.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Toru Hanai

Former Canadian ice dancing champion Kaitlyn Weaver comes out as queer woman

Former Canadian ice dancing champion Kaitlyn Weaver comes out as queer woman

Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje perform their ice dance free dance during the ISU World Team Trophy Figure Skating competition Friday, April 12, 2019, in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. Pride month means a little bit more to Weaver this year. The two-time Olympian and former Canadian ice dancing champion publicly came out as a queer woman on Friday in an interview with CBC and in a post on Instagram.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Toru Hanai
Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford compete in the pairs figure skating free program at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

“Once in a lifetime opportunity” – Radford, James are Canada’s newest pairs team

“Once in a lifetime opportunity” - Radford, James are Canada’s newest pairs team

Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford compete in the pairs figure skating free program at the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canadian 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

Skate Canada bidding to bring 2024 world figure skating championships to Montreal

Skate Canada bidding to bring 2024 world figure skating championships to Montreal

Canadian 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
Canada's Keegan Messing performs during the men's single free skating competition in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Canada’s Messing thrilled to compete with teammates he hasn’t seen in a year

Canada’s Messing thrilled to compete with teammates he hasn’t seen in a year

Canada's Keegan Messing performs during the men's single free skating competition in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Canada's Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro perform during the pairs free skating competition in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea on February 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lee Jin-man

In a season of uncertainty, Moore-Towers, Marinaro excited to get back on ice

In a season of uncertainty, Moore-Towers, Marinaro excited to get back on ice

Canada's Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro perform during the pairs free skating competition in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea on February 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Lee Jin-man
FILE - 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

Messing leads Canadian figure skating team at world championships

Messing was the only Canadian to compete on the Grand Prix circuit this season

FILE - 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

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

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
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…

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
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