Skate Canada will send 18 entries, for a total of 23 skaters to the third annual Skate Canada Autumn Classic International (#ACI16). Canada will have 10 entries at the senior level ISU Challenger Series event including two entries per discipline in men’s and pair and three entries per discipline in ladies and ice dance.Read More
Another season is upon us already! It’s crazy to think that it’s already that time again; time for the skating season. The 2016 World Championships feel like they just happened yesterday, yet this season has slowly crept up on us like a breath of fresh air.Read More
So I was quite shocked and stressed when I received a bunch of emails from WADA, CCES and then Facebook and Twitter notifications. When I opened the emails, it was a different story. It looks like my medical data (supposedly safely stored by WADA) were hacked and published on the Internet.Read More
One month after the conclusion of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the 2016/2017 track season opens with the Canadian Track Championships p/b Lexus, at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, in Milton, Ontario. The national championships for Elite, Masters and Para athletes will take place September 24-26, and will feature many of Canada’s top track athletes, including Olympic and Pan Am Games medalists.Read More
The best short track speed skaters in Canada will battle this weekend for the privilege of representing the country at the first four World Cup stages of the 2016-2017 season, including the first to be held on home soil in Calgary, November 4-6, as they will take part in the Fall World Cup Selections, September 23-25, at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.Read More
Curling Canada has endorsed new rules that effectively outlaw recent innovations — new sweeping techniques and broom technology — that had radically altered the game.Read More
It’s been two and a half months since I cracked. Two and a half months since I last swam in a pool. Two and a half months since I did a real workout. The funny thing is those two and a half months feel like a lifetime. A lot has happened in 2.5 months!Read More
When David Eng made his Paralympic debut 12 years ago in Athens, coach Mike Frogley would jot down a word each day and pin that word on the wall. They were words like “leadership” and “commitment,” character traits Frogley wanted his players to embody. They were words, Eng decided then and there, to live by.Read More
After working for CBC as Special Analyst for the Rio 2016 Olympics I’m left with many emotions. Many memories. So much inspiration and reflection. I went back into some writings to share what the whole Olympic thing has meant to me. I’m sure many of the current and future Olympians can relate, as I did to them.Read More
Aurelie Rivard describes herself as a totally different person in the four years since her Paralympic debut.
Now 20 years old, the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., native enters the Rio de Janeiro Games as a favourite in the pool.Read More
Chantal Petitclerc, a native of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Que., who is serving as the Chef de Mission of Team Canada at the Games, said it's more difficult than ever to win, with countries putting more money into their Paralympic teams.
That makes victory even sweeter, she said.Read More
I must admit that I have had some writer’s block. It seems like months since I ran the race that may well likely be the pinnacle of my running career. I’ve hardly known where to start in order to articulate everything. But when people ask me to share my “favourite thing”, without a doubt I think about this picture as it captures so much about my experience and emotions.Read More
A campaign started on Aug. 23 called #FillTheSeats, with the hope of sending Brazilian children and people with physical impairments to the Rio Paralympics free of charge. For every US$15 raised, a child would be sent to Maracana Stadium for the Paralympic opening ceremony on Sept. 7.Read More
From one retired Olympian to another, I assume you share my love of the Olympic Games. I imagine, like me, your obsession started early. Likely you were captivated, like I was, by the unity inspired by the five rings. The collective celebration of striving for greatness and the sportsmanship shown in defeat.Read More
Sport has power to be more than 'just entertainment'. In "The Moral Equivalent of War", psychologist William James observed that both sport and warfare lift life to "a higher plane of power." Both enable the expression of higher human qualities, which often lie dormant in ordinary life. We need more sport and less war.Read More
Olympics can be magic; they can be heartbreak. I have had both.
I have learned a lot from each year of racing mountain bikes, but the heartbreak of underperforming in London at the Olympics probably taught me the most. It taught me how to be true to myself as an athlete and how to find the right ingredients I needed to perform.
Canada will be bringing 162 athletes to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced on Monday. The Paralympics will feature two new sports, para-triathlon and para-canoe. The team will be led by swimmer Benoit Huot, one of the most decorated Paralympians Canada has ever produced.Read More
I used to say I’d prefer the marathon to be earlier in the Olympic schedule so I could go and watch other events and take in more of the Olympic experience. Truth be told I needed every week I could get my hands on to get ready for the marathon. Be careful what you wish for.Read More
With the Olympics over, it’s time to go back to reality. No more skipping work, workouts, life to watch a select group of amazing athletes give it their all. There were so many doubts going into Rio; would the venues be ready, would the village be livable, would it be safe. All of the speculation was muted after the opening ceremonies.Read More