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2018 Year in Review

January 03, 2019

As members of the skating family – we’re always going to look back at 2018 and remember the strongest Canadian figure skating team of all time heading to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.That wasn’t the only thing. Everywhere we looked there were skating success stories. Stories that weren’t defined only by medals but by […]


Olympic Silver Medallist Liz Manley – getting ready for Nationals

December 31, 2018

The young woman pictured off the ice in an iconic white cowboy hat and a silver Olympic medal in Calgary in 1988 was none other than Elizabeth Manley. Making it to the Games required lots of effort that started with qualifying at the National championships. In this interview, she talks about her preparation for those championships. […]


Pair Training Day

December 13, 2018

Skate Ontario is developing initiatives to offer new opportunities to their skaters. This was the final pair training day of 2018.  In addition to John Briscoe, on hand were Dylan Moscovitch and Laurene Collin to introduce the skaters to the wonderful world of pair skating. Click here to see photos from the December 12 training […]


Alyson Eccles

December 10, 2018

Skate Ontario is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Alyson Eccles. A valued coaching member in the synchronized skating community, Alyson’s sense of humour and positive attitude will be greatly missed. We would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Alyson’s family, friends and colleagues. For more information please visit the Nexxice Facebook page.


Bill Phillips Memorial

December 09, 2018

This year’s annual Bill Phillips Memorial synchronized skating competition was held in Dorchester, Ontario the weekend of December 7-9. Teams competed in twelve categories over the three day event. This event offers all teams the opportunity to get their feet under them in the new competitive season. Click here for the gallery from the Bill […]


Stephen Gogolev – ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Champion

December 08, 2018

By Skate Ontario Staff This was not supposed to be the way that Ontario skating phenom Stephen Gogolev got to compete at the ISU Grand Prix Junior Figure Skating Final. He ended up as a last minute replacement for another skater and ended up winning the title. Gogolev, who will turn 14 in a couple […]


Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier win Zagreb Golden Spin

December 07, 2018

By: Skate Ontario Staff There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Ontario ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are on to something special this season. Their free dance skated to a beautiful version of ‘Vincent’ is causing a stir throughout the skating world. Getting the chance to compete in a post Grand Prix […]


Ontario at the ISU Grand Prix Final

December 06, 2018

By: Skate Ontario staff With the announcement of World champion and Olympic medallist Patrick Chan as the Athlete Ambassador for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, thoughts naturally went to the legacy of Ontario skaters at this prestigious event: Men Elvis Stojko – 1 gold 3 silver Emanuel Sandhu – 1 gold Jeffrey […]


Photos from Challenge 2019

December 02, 2018

200 of Ontario’s finest skaters travelled to Edmonton, Alberta for Skate Canada’s 2019 Challenge. Click on the links below to see images from some of the skaters who represented Ontario. Click here to see the gallery from Sunday, December 2, 2018 Click here to see the gallery from Saturday, December 1, 2018 Click here to […]


The Challenge of THE CHALLENGE

November 29, 2018

By: Skate Ontario staff By the time you read this, 200 + of Skate Ontario’s finest athletes will be in Edmonton for the Skate Canada Challenge event; the final qualifying step for athletes wanting to compete at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships in January 2019. There is a lot at stake for the […]