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It was a Canadian sweep in the ice dancing competition at the Autumn Classic International in Montreal on Saturday. World champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won gold with a score of 195.76, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Waterloo, Ont., were second at 173.56, and Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Toronto rounded out the podium at 172.26.
Canadians Tessa Virtue and partner Scott Moir started their season on a high note, earning top marks in the short program in ice dancing at the Autumn Classic International in Montreal on Friday.
Montreal has been selected to host the 2020 figure skating world championships. Skate Canada made the announcement on Thursday, saying the event will be held March 16-22, 2020, at the Bell Centre.
Canada's Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro won the gold medal Friday in pairs at the U.S. international figure skating classic.
Olympic figure skating champion Yulia Lipnitskaya has spoken about her battle with anorexia. The 19-year-old Russian said she struggled to maintain that success and her mother revealed last month she had retired from the sport.
U.S. figure skating star Gracie Gold is stepping away from the sport to seek professional help with the Olympics a little more than five months away.
At an open house to sell a property, it's best foot forward. At the annual Skate Canada High Performance Camp this week in Mississauga, Ont., it's the same story. Canada's elite skaters — and this season's Olympic hopefuls — were on hand to offer a sneak peek of their material for this most important season.
Russian figure skater Yulia Lipnitskaya has retired at the age of 19 following a battle with anorexia. Lipnitskaya won gold in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi when she was 15, becoming the youngest Olympic skating champion since 1936.
Joannie Rochette, who captured the hearts of Canadians when she competed at the Vancouver Olympics just days after her mother's death, is headed to Skate Canada's Hall of Fame.
Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel and pairs partner Eric Radford, world champions in both 2015 and 2016, have fired their coach just eight months before the 2018 Olympics. "We needed to make some changes," said Duhamel.
Canada's world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and three-time world champion Patrick Chan will open the 2017 Grand Prix season at Skate Canada International.
World figure skating bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman will be sidelined for two weeks after surgery to remove an abdominal cyst.
Canadian Olympian and three-time figure skating world champion Elvis Stojko suffered an head injury during a performance on Saturday in Hamilton.
A week and a half after a baffling injury cost Eric Radford a legitimate shot at a third consecutive world title, an MRI revealed the culprit: a herniated disc. Radford and pairs partner Meagan Duhamel wound up seventh at the world figure skating championships earlier this month in Helsinki.
A pair of fourth-place performances by Canadian figure skaters on Saturday at the ISU World Team Team Trophy in Tokyo resulted in a fourth-overall showing for the team.
Men's figure skating has been caught up in change lately, as the number of quadruple jumps being landed is rapidly mounting with each competition. In an attempt to keep pace, Patrick Chan has been forced to retrain his body. But he fears the injury consequences associated with more quads.
One of Japan's most popular athletes should have known she couldn't leave quietly: Mao Asada's press conference Wednesday to officially announce her retirement from figure skating attracted some 350 media and was telecast live across Japan.
When they announced their return to competitive skating just over a year ago, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had a lot to lose. But it's clear now, after winning their third world title, that the Canadian ice dance icons still bring out the best in each other.
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir danced to their third world title in Helsinki, but it was Canada's two young women, who had flirted with international success all season, who stole the spotlight.
Pushing through a performance that is not going to yield you what you want is tough. Doing it when you know it will be painful has to be worse. However, the decision by Canadian pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford to compete through injury at worlds has resulted in the maximum three spots for Canada at the 2018 Olympics.