Closing the book on the 2021/22 thread, we head into a new quadrennial for Canadian skaters, closing the door on a very tumultuous Olympic season and, in the process, bidding adieu to some very old friends.
Canada will be hosting the World Junior Championships for the first time since 2005, at a time when the junior field is more open than usual both domestically (with a few retirements and people aging out) and internationally (with Russia, provisionally, out of the picture).
On the senior level, there's a whole lot of question marks in virtually every discipline. Most important for the future is seeing whether Lajoie & Lagha can take another step forward, it's about time they start getting on some senior podiums internationally at the lower rungs. Ice dance seems poised for a big changeover in the next few years, albeit there have thus far been fewer top retirements than many had expected to have been announced.