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Rostelecom Cup

Rostelecom Cup

By on Oct 15, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Olympics, Skating

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 annual Rostelecom Cup is the first of the six-event series and is being held again in Moscow. As is...

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@SkatingPj

By on Oct 9, 2017 in @SkatingPj, Skating

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 skating and a new year of friendships and challenges was just around the corner. The other amazing...

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Patrick Chan and books for children :)

By on Feb 28, 2017 in Books, Catching up with, Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports, The Power of One, Uncategorized

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 coast-to-coast. In January, Patrick appeared on CBC’s kids show, Bookaboo – promoting literacy for kids. For...

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Catching up with Elvis Stojko

By on Nov 2, 2016 in Catching up with, Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports

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 ambassador for the event. I wanted to know what he was up to. As it turns out – quite a...

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Farewell for a friend – David Dore

By on Apr 13, 2016 in Personal, Skating

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, there would be hushed tones if David Dore arrived for a test day. That doesn’t happen much...

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Toller Cranston Memorial Fund Launch

By on Jun 28, 2015 in Olympics, Personal, Skating, Sports, The Power of One

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 prolific artist who changed the face of men’s figure skating could not have been a more diverse...

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