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Archive for January, 2007

Canadians are BC Bound

Skate Canada announced today that the 2008 Canadian Championships will be held in Vancouver from January 16-20, 2008. That's great news for this skating-crazy city. The event will be held in the Pacific Coliseum, which makes sense since the coliseum is also the 2010 figure skating venue. I'll be sure to post when tickets go [...]

Skate Canada Names Worlds and Four Continents Skaters

Skate Canada has named the World/Four Continents teams for 2007. The  team going to Worlds in Tokyo is as expected, but there are some changes to the group going to the Four Continents Championships in Colorado Springs next month. Most notably, Mira Leung has opted out of Four Continents, so Cynthia Phaneuf will go in [...]

Dube and Davidson Delight

It was great to see Dube and Davidson put down two solid programs in the pairs competition at Canadians and get rewarded for it with the gold medal. Despite a tough field, the young team's solid technical work and artistry won over the faster, wilder, less consistent Marcoux and Buntin.  These are the attributes I [...]

A Small House at Canadians

What's happened to the figure skating fans? While watching the skating this week it was clear there were plenty of empty seats at the Metro Centre in Halifax. According to TSN, the 5700-seat arena had more than 1,000 empty seats on closing day. Earlier this year at Skate Canada in Victoria there were also empty [...]

It’s My Favourite Time of Year!

It's my favourite time of year. For some people it's Christmas, for others it's summer holidays. For me it's the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. I know, I know, Worlds are intense and the Olympics are uplifting, but the Canadian Championships are the heart of figure skating in this country. Here are my picks for this [...]

Another Voice from Canadians

I'm very pleased to find The Halifax Chronicles, a blog by Rob Brodie who is at the Canadian Championships this week in Halifax. Here's his bio: Rob Brodie has covered figure skating for various publications for more than 15 years. Along the way, he's filed reports from four world championships, more than a dozen Canadian [...]