Posts Tagged ‘2011 Canadian Figure Skating Championships’

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Moore-Towers and Moscovitch win Canadian pairs title

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch win Canadian pairs title

The pairs event this year was seen as a rebuilding year at the Canadian Championships. None of last year’s medalists are competing this year, at least in those partnerships, and without…

Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier win gold

Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier win gold

Even with the absence of 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the free dance still had a lot to offer. The dancers all brought their best to the ice…

Patrick Chan wins fourth consecutive national title

Patrick Chan wins fourth consecutive national title

After an incredible final flight of free dances, the senior men had a tough act to follow, but on a thrilling day in Victoria, they more than met the challenge.

After Shawn Sawyer laid down the…

Patrick Chan leads after Short Program

Patrick Chan leads after Short Program

Quite predictably, it is Patrick Chan (CO) who is at the top of the leader board after the short program and quite predictably, he leads by a sizable margin.

The…

Cynthia Phaneuf wins second national title

Cynthia Phaneuf wins second national title

Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) was barely 15 year old when she stood atop the senior Canadian podium in 2004. She was pegged as “the next big thing. Since then, she has been plagued by a growth…

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch lead after Short Program

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch lead after Short Program

Without the top Canadian contenders, Jessica Dubé and Bryce Davison, the senior pairs field seemed a little diluted, at first glance. However, the Canadian pairs have had good…

Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier lead after Short Dance

Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier lead after Short Dance

The dance competition promised to be a battle, and it has certainly been set up that way for Sunday’s free dance. Fighting for the title are Vanessa Crone…

Cynthia Phaneuf leads after Short Program

Cynthia Phaneuf leads after Short Program

Pre-event favorite Cynthia Phaneuf (QC) did not disappoint in her sassy, Spanish-flavored short program. Her score of 60.77 drew big cheers from a supportive audience as well as over…

Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams win junior ice dance gold

Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams win junior ice dance gold

With their strongest skate yet and a new personal best, Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams (BC/YT) were named junior dance champions of Canada on Thursday night…

Nam Nguyen captures junior men’s title

Nam Nguyen captures junior men’s title

With an inspiring clean free skate, 12-year-old Nam Nguyen (BC/YT) obliterated the rest of the junior men’s field, scoring an impressive 169.89 points with a 114.67-point free skate.

After opening his program with a nice…

Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams lead junior ice dance

Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams lead junior ice dance

The junior short dance was an extremely well-skated event, but it was the final team who came out on top. Unlike the free dance, the short dance is a random draw,…

Natasha Purich and Raymond Schultz win junior gold

Natasha Purich and Raymond Schultz win junior gold

Despite being brand-new to pairs, Natasha Purich is now a Canadian champion. Together with partner Raymond Schultz, an experienced pairs skater, they won the junior title at the 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals.

Purich…

Roxanne Rheault takes junior gold

Roxanne Rheault takes junior gold

In a closely-contested junior free skate, it was Roxanne Rheault of Québec who became the junior champion of Canada on Wednesday night in Victoria.

Fourth in this event last year, Rheault’s sassy Tango de Roxanne free…

Mitchell Gordon captures novice gold

Mitchell Gordon captures novice gold

Mitchell Gordon performs to by Aaron Copland at the 2011 BMO Junior Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

In a come-from-behind victory, Mitchell Gordon (BC/YT) jumped from fourth to first to eke out a victory over Mathieu Nepton (QC).

Gordon’s free skate to music…

Shalena Rau and Phelan Simpson win novice gold

Shalena Rau and Phelan Simpson win novice gold

Overnight leaders Shalena Rau and Phelan Simpson (WO) did not look back during their Ragtime program that let their personalities shine through. Their only noticeable mistake was a step-out of their throw triple toe loop,…

Marie-Gabrielle Hemond captures novice gold

Marie-Gabrielle Hemond captures novice gold

In a dramatic event filled with big placement jumps, the short program leader, Marie-Gabrielle Hémond (QC) managed to hang on to the gold medal overall with a total of 94.68 points.

Hémond’s free skate opened with an excellent…

Hancherow and Wolfe lead junior pairs at Canadians

Hancherow and Wolfe lead junior pairs at Canadians

With 48.22 points, Tara Hancherow and Sébastien Wolfe (QC) are at the top of the leaderboard after the junior pairs short program. Their clean skate featured side-by-side double Axels and…

Garrett Gosselin leads junior men

Garrett Gosselin leads junior men

Garrett Gosselin (SK) is off to a great start. After a clean short program, he is in the lead with 57.55. His triple toe loop-triple toe loop combination was a little tight, but he got the…

Madeline Edwards and Zhao Kai Pang lead in novice ice dance

Madeline Edwards and Zhao Kai Pang lead in novice ice dance

The 2011 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals kicked off with the novice pattern dances. The dancers had a chance to show off two very different sides of…

Mathieu Nepton leads men’s novice division

Mathieu Nepton leads men’s novice division

After the short program, Mathieu Nepton of Québec leads the novice men. While Nepton’s section always has a large presence at the Canadian championships, his club does not—he is from Jonquière, far north of the popular training…

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