Figure Skating

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje are skating in Kelowna May 18 with Stars on Ice (Stars on Ice)

Overcoming figure skating’s gender norms in Kelowna

Kaitlyn Weaver, ‘accidental activist’, is skating with Stars on Ice in Kelowna May 18

 

Penticton resident Diane Nielsen (third to right) was inducted into the Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Hall of Fame on April 30. (Photo- Skate Canada, BC/YK Section)

Okanagan resident left speechless after Skate Canada B.C. Hall of Fame induction

Diane Nielsen was inducted into the builder category after 50 years of serving the community

 

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)
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
Jason Bongalis and daughter Amelia (six) enjoy a morning skate at Centennial Outdoor rink last weekend. Along with outdoor skating, indoor skating is available at Kal Tire Place, which will hold a Pro-D toonie skate Jan. 29. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Outdoor Vernon skating rink reopening delayed by warm weather

Ice normally opens Dec. 1, but Mother Nature not allowing it

Jason Bongalis and daughter Amelia (six) enjoy a morning skate at Centennial Outdoor rink last weekend. Along with outdoor skating, indoor skating is available at Kal Tire Place, which will hold a Pro-D toonie skate Jan. 29. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
The Greater Vernon Ringette Association recently had some fun skating at Kal Tire Place in their costumes for Halloween practice. (Greater Vernon Ringette Association photo)

COVID-19 vaccinations required to skate in Vernon

City requirement following provincial regulations for recreation programs

The Greater Vernon Ringette Association recently had some fun skating at Kal Tire Place in their costumes for Halloween practice. (Greater Vernon Ringette Association photo)
Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)

Former Olympian set to coach at the Kelowna Skating Club

Andrew Poje competed in Sochi and Pyeongchang, now skates professionally

Andrew Poje and his ice dancing partener Kaitlyn Weaver were part of the Stars on Ice tour (Stars On Ice/Web)
An outdoor skating rink was recently constructed at Predator Ridge and now the City of Vernon is looking into what it would cost to build something similar at Polson Park. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

North Okanagan skating rink proposal sharpened

City of Vernon investigating costs of constructing rink amid plans for a new $90 million rec centre

An outdoor skating rink was recently constructed at Predator Ridge and now the City of Vernon is looking into what it would cost to build something similar at Polson Park. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Pickleball has taken to the ice in Vernon, as demonstrated in a video shared by Michael J. Botterill Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (Michael J. Botterill/Facebook)

VIDEO: Pickleball hits the ice in the Okanagan

Could this be the next big winter sport?

Pickleball has taken to the ice in Vernon, as demonstrated in a video shared by Michael J. Botterill Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (Michael J. Botterill/Facebook)
The Pat Duke Arena change room renovation and expansion project is now complete, the Regional District of North Okanagan announced Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Angie Clowry photo)

VIDEO: An inside look at Lumby’s newly improved Pat Duke Arena

$3.5M in upgrades were completed at the arena, four years after the village was crowned Hockeyville

The Pat Duke Arena change room renovation and expansion project is now complete, the Regional District of North Okanagan announced Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Angie Clowry photo)
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 Revelstoke Skating Club will be hosting Skate Canada Okanagan Interclub Competition in November 2020. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Skate Club hosting regional competition next fall

The club is already preparing for the November 2020 competition

The Revelstoke Skating Club will be hosting Skate Canada Okanagan Interclub Competition in November 2020. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)