Future Stars

Kurt B and me and the TO2015 Parapan Am Games – Are You Ready?

By on Apr 5, 2015 in Future Stars, Olympics, Personal, Sports, The Power of One

  I am not the typical sport lover. Anyone who knows me knows that I typically don’t have a clue as to the names of sports teams or the athletes contained therein and that goes double for the pros. What I do love are the athletes. As a coach, and former (kinda) athlete, I know what it’s like to be out there giving it your all without any hope of...

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Stars on Ice Canada

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Future Stars, Personal, Skating, Sports

      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 been there since the very beginning. As a fan, what I love about the show is seeing the...

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Skate, Dance, Dream – sounds GREAT to me!

By on Dec 3, 2012 in Future Stars, Personal, Skating, Sports

Every so often it’s fun to find out what people have been up to since we last saw them. Take Parker Pennington. His is a name out of the not too distant past for me. Many of you will remember him as a very promising Junior ¬†American skater who competed at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in 2002; taking the bronze medal. He went on to compete internationally...

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Future Stars – Short Track’s Phoebe Hill

By on Nov 16, 2012 in Future Stars, Personal, Sports

This past weekend, I ran from the virtual TV rink on CBC to a real rink where the Toronto Speed Skating Club (www.torontospeedskating.org) practices on Sunday nights. I love short track speed skating. I was lucky enough to be rinkside at both the 2002 and 2006 Olympics and then in the rafters of the building in 2010 when the Canadian men won gold. It is a thrilling...

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