Podcast: B. Marcotte – Part 2 | Stojko: Hudson & Rex | Kawahara: Spinning Out | Reynolds – Athlete Ambassador | Events

Featuring Bruno Marcotte – Part 2

Welcome to the Alumni podcast, this month featuring Part 2 and the continuation of last month’s conversation with Olympic Coach Bruno Marcotte as he chats with former national team member Nic Young. The two reflect on family, the future of skating, the positive impact of sport and how it has impacted their lives. Powerful, insightful and inspiring!


Elvis Stojko: Hudson & Rex Over Ice (Season 2, Episode 2)

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Aired: Oct 1, 2019 (43.47min)

Over Ice. Charlie and Rex investigate a hot case under cold conditions when a figure skating coach is found dead on her club’s ice rink.







“Spinning Out”

By Sarah Kawahara

Recently I had the pleasure of choreographing a new TV series for Netflix called “Spinning Out”.

It is a fictional story all about competitive skaters, filmed in Toronto from January to May 2019. Working with many Canadian skaters was a delight! Competitors like Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud, Dylan Moscovitch, Michelle Long, Elizabeth Putnam, Kim DeGuise Leveillee are the main doubles for the actors. The series stars Kaya Scodelario, Evan Roderick, Willow Shields, Amanda Zhou, William Kemp, and January Jones.

In this first season there are 10 episodes filled with intrigue, romance and lots of skating!

Spinning Out will air on Netflix in January 2020.

Kevin Reynolds to act as Athlete Ambassador for Skate Canada International

Skate Canada is pleased to announce that six-time national medallist and 2013 Four Continents champion Kevin Reynolds, 29, will serve as the official Athlete Ambassador during the 2019 Skate Canada International. The event will take place in Kelowna, BC, from October 25-27, 2019 at Prospera Place.

“It is truly an honour to be named Athlete Ambassador for Skate Canada International,” says Reynolds. “Having this wonderful event in my home province makes it even more special. I have always had a unique connection with my fellow athletes and the amazing fans of our sport, and I am thrilled to represent Skate Canada and all athletes competing at Skate Canada International.”

Reynolds is an eight-time national team member and has represented Canada at the world championships six times. In addition to his win at the 2013 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, he was also a member of the Canadian silver medal winning squad in the team event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and was the bronze medallist at the 2010 Four Continents.

In his role as Athlete Ambassador, Reynolds will handle speaking engagements and media interviews, conduct appearances on behalf of competing athletes and, of course, interact with fans throughout the week.

“We are thrilled to have Kevin involved with Skate Canada International. He knows exactly the pressures that the athletes will face during the competition and will be able to convey those experiences to media and fans over the course of the week,” said Debra Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, Skate Canada.

Reynolds helped to move the sport forward with his advanced jumping skills. In 2010, he was the first skater to land two quad jumps in a short program. He was also the first skater to land five quad jumps in competition at the 2013 ISU Four Continents Championships, with two quads in the short program and three in the free program.

Reynolds is working towards completion of his degree at the University of British Columbia. He is expected to graduate in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture. He is also a full-time coach at the Champs International Skating Centre of B.C.

Grey Challenge Trophy

The Grey Challenge Trophy was first presented in 1907 by His Excellency Earl Grey, G.C.M.G., Governor General of Canada.

It was presented to the Canadian Figure Skating Club whose leading competitors in the four annual championships (at the time, men, ladies, pair and fours) earned the highest scores.

The winning club had the privilege of holding the following year’s annual championship and was usually named the headquarters of the Figure Skating Department of the Association for that year.

The trophy was turned over to the Amateur Skating Association of Canada in 1914 and now holds a place of honour in the trophy display at Skate Canada’s National office in Ottawa.


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