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Rostelecom Cup

I may be alone in this but I am only watching the pre-season competitions with one eye open. I am looking to see what’s happening in a very cursory way because for me, the Grand Prix series is where skating starts to get serious, especially in an Olympic season. The...

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I can’t help myself – the start of a new year for me is always the Fall. From going back to school, to going back to the rink, it has always been my favourite time of year. When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for the school year to start because that meant that figure...

The Content Store

The Store is Open – The Content Store that is. For better or worse, my brain likes to look at most things in life as possibilities. My friendship with Paul Dore has been instrumental on capitalizing on some of those possibilities and when we realized just how much...

Patrick Chan and books for children 🙂

Two of my favourite worlds collided on Thursday evening: books and figure skating. First Book Canada, on behalf of Patrick Chan, donated over 3,000 books to Ronald McDonald House Charities across Canada. The books have been divided amongst the 15 locations...

Catching up with Elvis Stojko

I have to say - it doesn't matter that I first met this man while he was still a teenager, I am amazed at how Elvis Stojko continues to evolve and it is a treat to see. Most recently we found ourselves in the media room at Skate Canada where he was the athlete...

Farewell for a friend – David Dore

I was so sad on Friday to hear that David Dore had passed away. With the sadness came so many memories of a man that I have known practically my whole life and one who has been instrumental in the path that my professional life has taken. When I was young and skating,...

It’s Not What You Say….

JP Wong is back! Why JP Wong and not Pj Kwong? That is a very good question. All I know is, there was some confusion when I went to check in to get my uniform for the recent Synchronized Swimming event in Rio where I was the PA announcer. Turns out that it was listed...

Stop The Meal Madness or Quinoa Quazy

After a lengthy absence, as a result of a year(ish) long 'big girl' contract, I haven't been blogging as much as I would have liked. That's all changing now. I am inspired. I want to share. My inspiration comes as a result of several different 'bon voyage' meals in a...

Toller Cranston Memorial Fund Launch

Wow - what a night! The launch of the Toller Cranston Memorial Fund took place at the Art Gallery of Ontario on June 25, 2015 and, like him or hate him, Toller Cranston was still the kind of man who could draw a crowd. The people who came to pay tribute to the...

Elvis Stojko’s new QUAD

It was a busy skating week for me last week and it started out in the most delightful way: I was invited to the launch of a new Elvis Stojko wine line called QUAD. The details are as follows: 2010 QUAD Reserve Meritage The premier release of Elvis Stojko wine is a...

Stars on Ice Canada

      Let's face it, if you're Canadian, you are likely a figure skating fan. If not a fan, then at least someone who has a nodding acquaintance with the sport. This year the Canadian version of Stars on Ice celebrates 25 years and Kurt Browning has...

Hockey Old Timers Fight Cancer

Getting the chance to re-connect with someone from my past is a rare and unexpected treat and then finding out that we have something in common is even better. Meet John Thompson – a retired Vice-Principal. Did I say retired?? How is that possible that I have friends...

Just for Fun – Judge for Yourself – Short Program Edition

If you want to understand what is going on during the singles figure skating events at Worlds in Shanghai this week, then this is for you. I have updated our fun and interactive game that I call:  Judge for Yourself.  You get the chance to be the judging and technical...

COS Margaret Garrison Annual Show

    I will admit that this is late. But teacher, I have an explanation: My computer, for no good reason that I could see, decided that it didn't like my home address. It decided that my home was an unsafe place from which to blog. I am not sure why. But I do...

Sochi Bagpipers – City Pipes Band

    You read that right. Sochi and bagpipers in the same breath. I ended up at Wheelchair Curling for the last two weeks of my Sochi experience. Although the rink I skated at as a kid was open to the curling sheets beside it, the only thing that came back to...