Figure Skating

Mission will play host to 800 figure skatings at the Leisure Centre. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Mission to play host to Jingle Blades event

More than 800 skaters will compete

 

Mission Leisure Centre was the site for the Speed Week challenge to see who is the fastest skater in B.C. Participating in Speed Week were members of the Calder family - Kingston, Ed, Tara and Nora. (Bob Friesen photo)

Mission skaters tested their speed

Speed Week included a fun event for all ages

 

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)
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)
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
Hope Skate Club members (left to right) Briella Rodney, Zoey Dillon, Desiree Zerr and coach Sarah Steberl pose for a photo at the Hope Ice Arena (Photos/Adam Louis)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Hope Skating Club members practice their art

The young athletes spent some time on the ice to show off their progress this year

Hope Skate Club members (left to right) Briella Rodney, Zoey Dillon, Desiree Zerr and coach Sarah Steberl pose for a photo at the Hope Ice Arena (Photos/Adam Louis)
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