Figure Skating

This year’s Canskate group. Kids start at four-years-old and can be in the program for 1-2 years. (Submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Vanderhoof figure skating club wraps up season with year-end show

The Vanderhoof figure skating club wrapped up the season with a year-end…

 

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, trains at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Valieva tumbles out of the medals in Olympic figure skating

Valieva was permitted to skate despite failing a doping test weeks before the Beijing Games

 

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian skater Valieva listed two legal oxygen boosters on Olympic forms

Valieva is considered a “protected person” under anti-doping rules and could escape major sanctions

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee,competes in the women’s short program during the figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Nathan Chen of the United States reacts at the end of his program to win the gold medal in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Nathan Chen fulfills his Olympic dream by winning figure skating gold

Chen becomes 7th American man to win a figure skating singles gold medal

Nathan Chen of the United States reacts at the end of his program to win the gold medal in the men’s figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Young Russian Olympic skater Valieva practices amid banned substance report

International Olympic Committee has said legal talks are ongoing with the ISU on the issue

Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Gold medalists team from the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates following the victory ceremony after the team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Canada watching closely as Olympic medals in team figure skating delayed by legal issue

International Olympic Committee cited ‘legal consultation’ with Canada sitting in fourth

Gold medalists team from the Russian Olympic Committee celebrates following the victory ceremony after the team event in the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during the men's short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chen flips, spins way to world-record score at Olympics

Gu skis past backlash to win gold in big air after switching from U.S. to China

Nathan Chen, of the United States, competes during the men's short program figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Amber Gregg, coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, puts some skates in the Slates for All donation bin at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (CCCS photo)

Waste Wise program means more skaters on the ice in Williams Lake

CCCS Skates for All program puts skates the feet of Cariboo residents and keeps them out of landfills

Amber Gregg, coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, puts some skates in the Slates for All donation bin at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (CCCS photo)
Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their routine during the senior pairs short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

James, Radford nab pairs spot on Olympic team despite withdrawal from nationals

Figure skating duo withdrew after stint with COVID over the holidays

Vanessa James and Eric Radford perform their routine during the senior pairs short program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Madeline Schizas skates during the warm up for the senior women’s free program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, all but clinching her trip to the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Madeline Schizas skates during the warm up for the senior women’s free program at the National Skating Championships, in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, all but clinching her trip to the Beijing Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada’s Keegan Messing reacts to the crowd after performing his men’s free program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19 spectre hangs over Canada’s Olympic figure skating trials in Ottawa

Canada’s top figure skaters will begin their quest for a spot on the Beijing Olympic team on Friday

Canada’s Keegan Messing reacts to the crowd after performing his men’s free program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition, in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Reindeer were bounding across the ice during the Winter Showcase on Dec. 17. (Ruth Lloyd photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

GALLERY: Williams Lake Skating Club looks sharp for their Winter Showcase event

Skaters of all ages put their best blade forward for the holiday extravaganza

Reindeer were bounding across the ice during the Winter Showcase on Dec. 17. (Ruth Lloyd photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
Back row: Reagan West, Emma Penner, Julia Bowman, Ella Kruus, Lauren Aikenhead Front row: Chloe Frizzi, Alyna Obexer, Aubreigh Gentles, Sydney Mason, Kaelin MacKinnon, Camdyn Cochran. (Joanne Macnair Photo)
Back row: Reagan West, Emma Penner, Julia Bowman, Ella Kruus, Lauren Aikenhead Front row: Chloe Frizzi, Alyna Obexer, Aubreigh Gentles, Sydney Mason, Kaelin MacKinnon, Camdyn Cochran. (Joanne Macnair Photo)
Reagan West works on her moves during a WL Skating Club practice at the Cariboo Memorial Arena in preparation for a competition in Kamloops. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Skating Club returns to in-person competition

Kamloops competition will be the first one for WL Skating Club in almost two years.

Reagan West works on her moves during a WL Skating Club practice at the Cariboo Memorial Arena in preparation for a competition in Kamloops. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
TUESDAY OLYMPIC REPEATS Ice dance gold medallists Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Ice dance star Tessa Virtue happily out of her comfort zone in Queens MBA program

Olympic athletes, both active and retired, have been front and centre in the battle against the pandemic

TUESDAY OLYMPIC REPEATS Ice dance gold medallists Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold up the Canadian flag during victory ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Williams Lake Skating Club is thrilled to introduce new coach Brenda Boulin (right) to its team. Boulin joins head coach Joanne Macnair (centre) and coach Breanna Davidson. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Skating Club welcomes new coach to team

WLSC longtime head coach Joanne Macnair is thrilled to welcome Brenda Boulin back home

The Williams Lake Skating Club is thrilled to introduce new coach Brenda Boulin (right) to its team. Boulin joins head coach Joanne Macnair (centre) and coach Breanna Davidson. (Photo submitted)
Joanne Macnair stands with one of her Williams Lake Skating Club competitive skaters, Ella Kruus, during a practice this week at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

International Women’s Day: Macnair brings out individuality in girls through skating

For 41 years, Joanne Macnair has been the driving force behind the Williams Lake Skating Club

Joanne Macnair stands with one of her Williams Lake Skating Club competitive skaters, Ella Kruus, during a practice this week at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Skating Club members Bailey Jones (back from left), Emma Penner, Reagan West, Kolbi Seterengen, Julia Bowman, Sydney Mason (front from left), Ivy Matieshen and Camdyn Cochran all posted impressive results this past weekend at the Okanagan Regional Championships in Salmon Arm. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Skaters show solid form in Salmon Arm as Super Series Finals approaches

From March 6-8, roughly 15 skaters with the WLSC will compete at the provincial Super Series Finals

Williams Lake Skating Club members Bailey Jones (back from left), Emma Penner, Reagan West, Kolbi Seterengen, Julia Bowman, Sydney Mason (front from left), Ivy Matieshen and Camdyn Cochran all posted impressive results this past weekend at the Okanagan Regional Championships in Salmon Arm. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)