67 titles awarded at ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition
OTTAWA, ON (September 26, 2022) – More than 180 skaters from ten different nations were represented over the weekend at the ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competition, which took place September 21-24 at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex in Ottawa. The event hosted a wide range of categories, with athletes aged between 30 and 80 competing.
Pat Noddin of New Brunswick, now 86, competed in the Women’s Artistic Bronze V class and left the crowd in tears as she competed Thursday night. The event was a great showcase for the adult skating community and a reminder that skating is a lifelong sport.
1988 Olympic silver medalist Elizabeth Manley and 1960 Olympic bronze medalist Donald Jackson were on hand as ambassadors for the event, with Manley also coaching some athletes.
“What I love most about this event is that the athletes love and support each other,” Manley said. “Normally in competitions you stay away from the competitors, but these skaters encourage each other; it doesn’t matter if you are from Canada, the United States or Mexico, everyone loves everyone.
Skate Canada will be hosting a Community of Practice webinar on October 11 on the topic of adult skating and skating journeys for all ages. To register, Click here.
The next ISU International Adult Competition will be held in Oberstdorf, Germany, May 15-20, 2023. For more information, visit the IUS website.