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A page created by Skate Ontario and devoted to the skaters and skating in this section. If you’re looking for what’s happening in and around this section, you’ve come to the right place! Scroll down for all of the posts, blogs, videos, Facebook Lives and any other fun stuff that reflects who we are as Ontario skaters. If you want to share your events and photos with us – contact us at Enjoy!


Announcing the first Annual Skate Ontario Summer Stars Fundraising Gala!

June 14, 2019

Announcing the first Annual Skate Ontario Summer Stars Fundraising Gala! Olympic ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are among the great skaters who will be featured in this first annual Skate Ontario Summer Stars Fundraising Gala. This wonderful night of skating is being co-hosted by and will benefit Skate Ontario and Ice Dance Elite […]


Robert Blatz

June 10, 2019

Skate Ontario is saddened by the loss of Robert Blatz on April 26. Robert was a long-time Ontario competitive judge and evaluator who was awarded the status of Honorary Skate Canada Official. Figure skating is a passion for the entire Blatz family; Robert’s wife Hazel, was also a judge and evaluator, his daughter Heather is […]


Skater in Residence – Trennt Michaud and the Stanley Cup!

June 06, 2019

The Canadian dream…to be a hockey player in the NHL, and a Stanley Cup Champion with the Toronto Maple Leafs!!! That really is the dream of a lot of kids growing up in Canada. Especially the Leafs part, am I right?! Well I know people will disagree with me, mainly on the Leafs ever winning […]


SKATE For ALL – An Adaptive test event for Para Figure Skating

June 05, 2019

SKATE For ALL – An Adaptive test event for Para Figure Skating Skate Canada is excited to announce an Adaptive Test Event for Para Figure Skating, taking place in Toronto on July 8 – 10. This event is open to adaptive skaters and to a limited number of able-bodied skaters.   The SKATE for ALL event aims to test […]


Trennt Michaud – Skater in Residence

June 01, 2019

Skater in Residence, Trennt Michaud This month’s Skater in Residence is national silver pair medallist and former national Junior pair champion Trennt Michaud. Exhibiting a quiet confidence, he and partner Evelyn Walsh didn’t allow nerves to get in the way of two solid performances at their World Championships debut in Saitama, Japan in March of […]


Mary Hope Cappler

May 30, 2019

It is with great sadness that Skate Ontario announces the passing of Mary (Wright) Cappler in her 100th year on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario. Well known for her volunteerism, Ms. Cappler was accorded the 2009 Citizen of the Year Award which honoured her lifelong contribution to the quality […]


Skate Canada Ice Summit Awards Gala

May 27, 2019

The Skate Canada Awards Gala at the Ice Summit in Ottawa was held this past weekend and was hosted by Ontario’s own Paul Poirier and Piper Gilles. They did a great job, and as an added highlight, shared the video of their amazing Vincent program with the crowd. We are very proud of our Ontario award […]


Bruce Hyland

May 24, 2019

It is with great sadness that Skate Ontario announces that coaching legend Bruce Hyland passed away peacefully on May 22, 2019, surrounded by family. Along with his wife and coaching partner, Margaret Hyland, Bruce was responsible for guiding the skating career of many of Canada’s international superstars. It was this work that led five-time Olympic […]


Skater in Residence – Debbi Wilkes Memories

May 20, 2019

Back in the 1960s, the little village of Unionville had a population of 603. The town was so small it had only one “official” street, Main Street. It was so small, it didn’t even warrant a bus stop for travellers heading to Toronto, at the time, the Big City so far to the south. What […]