Purdy and Marinaro Ready for Senior Stage

by Jacquelyn Thayer; photos by Danielle Earl Canadian pair Margaret Purdy & Michael Marinaro capped off their junior international career with their best season to date. After taking gold at both JGP Lake Placid and JGP Croatia Cup, qualifying them for the Junior Grand Prix Final in Sochi, the team concluded their third trip to…

Flashback Friday: Rachel Kirkland and Eric Radford, 2009 German Nationals LP

Before eventually capturing two national titles and a world bronze with Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford’s longest-tenured partnership came with Rachel Kirkland, who would for her part later switch to dance. In the four seasons that the two skated together from 2005 through 2009, their accomplishments included silver at juniors at the 2006 Canadian Championships —…

2013-14 Grand Prix Assignments – Pairs

1. The Elite Canada’s top two teams also enter the Grand Prix as third and fourth in the world, putting each in prime position for podium finishes at their two events. As reigning medalists, however, assignment rules may offer Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford a slightly clearer road to gold than that faced by Kirsten…

2013-14 Grand Prix Assignments – Dance

The Grand Prix assignments for the 2013-14 season are upon us, and this year’s dance line-up offers more than a few storylines to watch. 1. The Elite There are no surprises in the assignments for World one-two Meryl Davis & Charlie White and Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, both slated to compete at their traditional…