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Buttle Bounces Back

Buttle Bounces Back

Things were looking bad for Jeff Buttle in late 2006. Many thought the Canadian figure skater had reached the zenith of his career by winning the bronze medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. In August of…

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Buttle leads men in Sweden

Buttle leads men in Sweden

For the first time since the 1977 World Championships in Tokyo, the men’s event was held last. The decision was most likely spurred by the fact that it’s the strongest skating discipline for Sweden. This proved…

Buttle takes World title with points to spare

Buttle takes World title with points to spare

The 2008 ISU World Figure Skating Championships concluded with the Men’s Long Program.

Overnight leader Jeffrey Buttle, who was the last to skate, provided an excellent closure to an error-filled competition as he delivered a flawless performance, earning a new personal best…

Buttle leads Canadian men in Vancouver

Jeffrey Buttle (NO) led the men in the short program, followed by Patrick Chan (CO) and Christopher Mabee (WO).

Skating to last year’s program Adios Nonino, Buttle opened his routine with a triple flip-triple toeloop combination and a triple Axel. The three-time and defending champion, who exuded a new-found confidence, also delivered a triple Lutz as well as very good spins and footwork. Along with a standing ovation from the…

Buttle leads men in Colorado Springs

Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle made a glorious return to the international scene by placing first in the short program in front of one of the most impressive fields that this competition has ever seen. After nursing a repetitive injury to his back after a fall, Buttle returned to competition in January to earn his fourth consecutive national title with relative ease.

“I’ve been spending most of the season off the ice…

2007 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

In the Senior division, Jeffrey Buttle (NO) won his third consecutive title, while Christopher Mabee (WO) won his first senior medal – the silver. Emanuel Sandhu (BC/YT) settled for bronze.

All three men will compete at both the upcoming Worlds and 4CCs.

Jeremy Ten (BC/YT) was the winner in the Junior division, while Elladj Balde (QC) and Jean-Simon Légaré (QC) won the silver and bronze, respectively.

There are three berths for the…

2005 Canadian Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Jeffrey Buttle (NO) won his first senior national title in the men’s event, upsetting reigning and three-time champ, Emanuel Sandhu (BC), who placed second. Shawn Sawyer (NB) claimed the bronze, while Ben Ferreira (AB) placed fourth.

The men’s event began with the Qualifying Round (QR) – 25% of the QR score was added to the total score for the skater.

Short Program

Skating to Prelude in C Minor by Rachmaninov for his short,…

2004 Skate Canada: Men’s Highlights

The Canadian men swept the podium with Emanuel Sandhu winning his first gold. Though he won the 2004 Grand Prix Final, this was his first win in an individual Grand Prix event. Ben Ferreira won the silver, a first for him as well, and Jeffrey Buttle, who was second at this event last season, won the bronze.

Short Program

In the short, Buttle produced a conservative but clean program to Rachmaninov’s…

2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Canada’s Jeffery Buttle won his second Four Continents gold medal in the mens event. Teammate Emanuel Sandhu captured the silver while Evan Lysacek (USA) won bronze.

Defending Four Continents Champion, Takeshi Honda of Japan, was forced to withdraw after the warmup for the short program. Honda has been battling an ankle injury for several weeks. He suffers from tendonitis and ligaments injured in a fall during practice.

“It has been ten…

2003 NHK Trophy: Highlights

The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continued with the the sixth and final event (before the Grand Prix Final) November 27-30, 2003. The event took place at the Asahikawa Taisetsu Arena in Asahikawa, Hokkaido – Japan.


Fumie Suguri of Japan won her first Grand Prix event of the season with a total score of 165.52 points. Ukraine’s Elena Liashenko placed second with 163.14 points, while Japan’s Yoshie Onda…

Jeffrey Buttle: Here Comes the Judge

Jeffrey Buttle: Here Comes the Judge

Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle, who finished second at the 2003 Canadian Figure Skating National Championships, has a unique perspective when assessing his performances. The young Canadian is one of the few active skaters who are also…

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2002 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

Held outside of Seoul, South Korea, the Four Continents Championships- the alternative to the European Championships for skaters from North America, South America, Asia, and Australia- took place from January 21-27. With the opening ceremonies of the Olympics just two weeks away, most of the top North American skaters elected to skip the event in order to focus their training on the big prize. In their places, many federations…