Figure Skating

The Cloverdale Skating Club is hosting figure skaters from around B.C. on May long weekend. Marissa Lecian (left), Maisie St. James, and Lauren Halley will all be competing. (Photo submitted: Carissa Halley)

Cloverdale Skating Club to host ‘Super Series’ competition

Victoria Day weekend competition to be held at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex

 

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South Surrey resident inducted into Skate Canada B.C./Yukon hall of fame

Elizabeth Coret – who skated under the name Betty McKilligan – and brother, John, honoured

 

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Valieva tumbles out of the medals in Olympic figure skating

Valieva was permitted to skate despite failing a doping test weeks before the Beijing Games

 

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian skater Valieva listed two legal oxygen boosters on Olympic forms

Valieva is considered a “protected person” under anti-doping rules and could escape major sanctions

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Nathan Chen of the United States reacts at the end of his program to win the gold medal in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Nathan Chen fulfills his Olympic dream by winning figure skating gold

Chen becomes 7th American man to win a figure skating singles gold medal

Nathan Chen of the United States reacts at the end of his program to win the gold medal in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Young Russian Olympic skater Valieva practices amid banned substance report

International Olympic Committee has said legal talks are ongoing with the ISU on the issue

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Reina Ren skates during an intermission performance at a White Rock Whalers game. (Contributed photo)

White Rock figure skaters gain experience at junior ‘B’ Whalers games

Young skaters performing routines during intermissions at Centennial Arena

Reina Ren skates during an intermission performance at a White Rock Whalers game. (Contributed photo)
Gold medalists team from the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates following the victory ceremony after the team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Canada watching closely as Olympic medals in team figure skating delayed by legal issue

International Olympic Committee cited ‘legal consultation’ with Canada sitting in fourth

Gold medalists team from the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates following the victory ceremony after the team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during the men's short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chen flips, spins way to world-record score at Olympics

Gu skis past backlash to win gold in big air after switching from U.S. to China

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during the men's short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club members perform at the St. Hubert Competition in Quebec in December 2021. (Submitted photo)

Surrey synchronized skating club expands in era of COVID challenges, with U.K. trip planned

On-ice routines were video-recorded for regionals, after in-person event in Calgary was scrubbed

Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club members perform at the St. Hubert Competition in Quebec in December 2021. (Submitted photo)
Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their routine during the senior pairs short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

James, Radford nab pairs spot on Olympic team despite withdrawal from nationals

Figure skating duo withdrew after stint with COVID over the holidays

Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their routine during the senior pairs short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Madeline Schizas skates during the warm up for the senior women’s free program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, all but clinching her trip to the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Madeline Schizas skates during the warm up for the senior women’s free program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, all but clinching her trip to the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s Keegan Messing reacts to the crowd after performing his men’s free program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 spectre hangs over Canada’s Olympic figure skating trials in Ottawa

Canada’s top figure skaters will begin their quest for a spot on the Beijing Olympic team on Friday

Canada’s Keegan Messing reacts to the crowd after performing his men’s free program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Skaters at a past Winter Ice Palace event at Cloverdale Arena. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

No ‘Winter Ice Palace’ skates in Surrey again this year, due to ‘staff capacity challenges’

Cloverdale Arena has been decorated for the holidays for more than 20 years, but not in 2020 and also 2021

Skaters at a past Winter Ice Palace event at Cloverdale Arena. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Jonathan Wu, 16, and Caden Chen, 16, from Sungod Skating Club are off to Regina, Sask. to compete in the Skate Canada Challenge Dec. 1-5 at Regina’s Evraz Place sport complex event in the hopes of securing a spot on the B.C. provincial team in advance of the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. (Sungod Skating Club/submitted photos)

North Delta figure skaters competing this week for spots at nationals

Sungod Skating Club’s Jonathan Wu, Caden Chen competing at Skate Canada Challenge in Regina Dec. 1-5

Jonathan Wu, 16, and Caden Chen, 16, from Sungod Skating Club are off to Regina, Sask. to compete in the Skate Canada Challenge Dec. 1-5 at Regina’s Evraz Place sport complex event in the hopes of securing a spot on the B.C. provincial team in advance of the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. (Sungod Skating Club/submitted photos)
Olympic gold-medal rower Lisa Roman speaks to students at the University of the Fraser Valley on Sept. 10. Growing up, Roman learned to figure skate at North Surrey Arena and also danced with the XBa company. (Photo: Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)

Olympic-gold rower Lisa Roman built strength from figure skating, dance in Surrey

Now, following win at Tokyo Games, the 32-year-old isn’t sure if she’ll row again, competitively

Olympic gold-medal rower Lisa Roman speaks to students at the University of the Fraser Valley on Sept. 10. Growing up, Roman learned to figure skate at North Surrey Arena and also danced with the XBa company. (Photo: Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)
TUESDAY OLYMPIC REPEATS Ice dance gold medallists Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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

Olympic athletes, both active and retired, have been front and centre in the battle against the pandemic

TUESDAY OLYMPIC REPEATS Ice dance gold medallists Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Isabella Arney skating at Richmond Olympic Oval. (Contributed file photo)

Amid COVID-19, elite White Rock figure skater has been honing her craft

Despite not having access to ice, Isabella Arney stayed dedicated to her sport

Isabella Arney skating at Richmond Olympic Oval. (Contributed file photo)
Members of the Cloverdale Skating Club pose in their costumes for their upcoming 2020 Ice Show at the Cloverdale Arena. The show is called, “A World Cruise” and will transport the audience around the globe for three shows March 13 to 14. (Photo: Submitted)

Ice show returns to Cloverdale Arena

Cloverdale Skating Club to put on its biennial ice performance

Members of the Cloverdale Skating Club pose in their costumes for their upcoming 2020 Ice Show at the Cloverdale Arena. The show is called, “A World Cruise” and will transport the audience around the globe for three shows March 13 to 14. (Photo: Submitted)