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Top Teams Ready for Battle at Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

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by Jacquelyn Thayer Ottawa is no stranger to a Canadian championships; chosen this year in part to recognize 2017’s Canada 150 celebration, it’s also hosted the national skating championships 14 previous times—including, most recently, 2014’s Olympic qualifying event, where several of this year’s top skaters then contended for a spot to Sochi. Chief among those…

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Introducing Ask the Expert!

READERS: Next week we’ll be launching a new recurring column called Ask the Expert, in which some elite and developmental ice dance and pairs coaches and choreographers will answer technical questions you submit. Wondered how a team most efficiently trains an advanced element? What the physical limits of a certain lift might be? What PCS…

2016-17 Grand Prix Draft: The Aftermath

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With the dance field expanded to 10 couples apiece for the first time since the 2010-11 season, competitors saw additional opportunity — though some absences for those guaranteed at least one spot are also worth noting. Pairs, which remains at eight teams apiece due to additional regulations (only four teams allowed per warm-up session), was…

Two for the Ice at Worlds 2016

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UPDATED APRIL 24: Albums are viewable under our new Photography tab; all images may be shared across social media platforms with full credit and, preferred, inclusion of a source link. Photos are published as they become available to the site editor. March 16: Two for the Ice will be represented at the 2016 World Figure…

Road to Nationals: Duhamel and Radford

Defense of a Canadian title is nothing new for four-time national champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who in past seasons had to battle through a tight rivalry with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch. This time around, the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships present a chance for the pair to regroup after the stresses of…

Road to Nationals: Weaver and Poje, Chock and Bates

For reigning Canadian dance champions Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, next week’s Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Halifax marks a full circle moment — the couple made their national, and senior, debut together there at 2007’s event, capturing a surprise bronze medal alongside Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.…

Seeking Support for Skaters

TFTI is compiling a list of skater fundraising pages to help connect donors with skaters. Training costs in the U.S. and Canada, especially for skaters at the junior and senior level, can be steep — even outside coaching and ice time fees, costs can range from boots and blades from the mid-hundreds to over $1000,…