Tracing Back | Around the Rink | Lives Lived

Some Italian Skating History… Yesterday and Today – written by Debbi Wilkes

Wilkes and Revell proudly hold their bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 1964. FACT: In December 2013, after an investigation by The New York Times, the International Olympic Committee confirmed that Kilius/Bäumler and Wilkes/Revell share the 1964 Olympic silver medal and Joseph/Joseph of the United States are the bronze medalists.

As our Team struts their amazing stuff in Milan at the World Championships, I’m reminded of my experience competing at Worlds in Italy back in 1963 in Cortina d’Ampezzo when Guy (Revell) and I were trying to improve on our 4th place finish in Prague in 1962.

After a long transatlantic flight, we landed in Milan and boarded a bus for what seemed like an even longer ride to Cortina, a breathtakingly beautiful town in the Italian Alps and a previous host to the Olympic Winter Games in 1956. Continue reading “Tracing Back | Around the Rink | Lives Lived”

Canada’s champions passing the torch to the next generation by TSN

Canada’s champions passing the torch to the next generation by TSN

This year Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford have all skated their final Canadian Championship. It is their time to pass the torch onto the next generation, just as it was passed on to them in the past.

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Passing the Torch by TSN



SAVE THE DATEAlumni Event Package Information (more details on the package and “how to purchase” will follow closer to the date)

The Skate Canada Alumni Committee is thrilled to announce that the Alumni Event Package will be available for the following events:

  • 2018 ISU Grand Prix Final from December 5-9, 2018 in Vancouver, BC
  • 2019 Canadian Championships from January from January 13-20, 2019 in Saint-John, NB

Kawahara at the Oscar’s & Olympic Alumni Highlights (Part 2)

Skate Canada alumni and Hall of Fame member Sarah Kawahara walks the red carpet at this year’s 90th Oscar’s!

Our very own Sarah Kawahara choreographed the recent movie “I, Tonya” which was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress and Best Film Editing.  Allison Janney, a former figure skater who also played Tonya’s mother in the movie, won for Best Supporting Actress.  Continue reading “Kawahara at the Oscar’s & Olympic Alumni Highlights (Part 2)”