Ice skating – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:04:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://speedskating.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Ice skating – Speed Skating http://speedskating.org/ 32 32 The Christmas tree lighting at the Fountain Plaza Rotary Rink is scheduled for December 3 https://speedskating.org/the-christmas-tree-lighting-at-the-fountain-plaza-rotary-rink-is-scheduled-for-december-3/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:39:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/the-christmas-tree-lighting-at-the-fountain-plaza-rotary-rink-is-scheduled-for-december-3/ BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – Buffalo Place and Bank on Buffalo have announced that the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at the Fountain Plaza Rotary Rink will take place on December 3. The event is held annually and marks the official opening of free skating at Rotary Rink. It will begin at 5 p.m. with free skating […]]]>

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – Buffalo Place and Bank on Buffalo have announced that the Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at the Fountain Plaza Rotary Rink will take place on December 3.

The event is held annually and marks the official opening of free skating at Rotary Rink. It will begin at 5 p.m. with free skating and at 6 p.m. there will be a tree lighting and fireworks display over Fountain Plaza.

“We look forward to continuing the tradition of free ice skating in the heart of downtown Buffalo and working with BankOnBuffalo as presenting sponsor of the tree lighting. In partnership with the City of Buffalo and the Rotary Club of Buffalo, Buffalo Place has operated this outdoor rink for 25 years. The Fountain Plaza renovations provide residents and visitors with a charming outdoor winter activity to enjoy all season long.

– Michael T. Schmand, Executive Director of Buffalo Place, Inc.

“We are thrilled to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Downtown Buffalo Tree Lighting Celebration. BankOnBuffalo put down roots in downtown Buffalo with the opening of our first location at the Electric Tower five years ago, and we’re here to stay. We are grateful to the people of Western New York for welcoming BankOnBuffalo with open arms, and we hope lighting this tree will help bring some joy to the community this holiday season.

– Michael Noah, President of BankOnBuffalo

After the lighting of the tree and the fireworks, there will be:

  • Visits with Santa Claus
  • Holiday gifts
  • Free horse and carriage rides courtesy of Banner Farm of Perrysburg
  • Mini Ark Farm will be set up in Roosevelt Plaza with a variety of live animals
  • The Lunch Box will offer items in concession

You can find more information here.

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Ice skating and illuminations: Hampshire events this weekend https://speedskating.org/ice-skating-and-illuminations-hampshire-events-this-weekend/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 03:30:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/ice-skating-and-illuminations-hampshire-events-this-weekend/ From ice skating to winter illuminations, Hampshire is getting festive. Here’s our guide to five family events happening this weekend. Westquay on ice Ice skating is back in Southampton! Families can enjoy a seasonal skate in the beautiful setting of the historic city walls. Westquay On Ice will run until January 8 and is accessible […]]]>

From ice skating to winter illuminations, Hampshire is getting festive.

Here’s our guide to five family events happening this weekend.

Westquay on ice

Daily Echo:

Ice skating is back in Southampton!

Families can enjoy a seasonal skate in the beautiful setting of the historic city walls.

Westquay On Ice will run until January 8 and is accessible to everyone from beginners to avid skaters.

The Apres Bar next door serves a range of festive food, including mulled wine, winter cocktails, hot chocolate, and German Stein’s beer.

It also has several cozy mini chalets for up to 10 people which can be reserved in two-hour increments for festive get-togethers with family or friends.

To reserve a skate slot this weekend, visit westquayonice.ticketsolve.com

Steam Illuminations at the Watercress Line

Daily Echo:

Returning this weekend, Steam Illuminations is a unique, pixel-mappable Christmas digital LED train!

It’s an incredible light show on and in a steam train, made up of thousands of fully controllable LED lights and LED wristbands. This makes the train magical inside and out. Popular and traditional Christmas music will play with the lights on board the train.

There will also be comedic narration throughout your journey by the one and only Voiceover Man, as heard on Britain’s Got Talent and X-Factor!

Trains depart from Alresford or Alton and return to the departure station.

Tickets from watercressline.co.uk

Southampton Film Week

Daily Echo:

Southampton Film Week is back for its fifteenth year with a packed schedule of film screenings, events and activities.

Celebrating features and shorts, documentaries and fiction, artists’ films and films with live music, there is something for everyone at the event, which continues until Monday.

All over the city you will find screenings, workshops, quizzes, talks and masterclasses, with timeless classics and a few surprises.

An exciting program of new releases sits alongside timely reruns at MAST in the second half of the week, and on Saturday 19 November the program veers towards the themes of climate and environment, capitalism and exploitation, abuse of power and response. against.

SFW22 is 30 events over 11 days! Visit southamptonfilmweek.com for more details and to reserve tickets.

New Forest Eats and Treats

Daily Echo:

Come to Brockenhurst College on Sunday to celebrate the best local produce at the Eats ‘n’ Treats event, organized in association with Go New Forest and New Forest Marque.

This is your chance to sample some of the best locally produced food and drink while getting a head start on your Christmas shopping.

There will also be a pop-up bar and food court, as well as live music performances, hands-on demonstrations and plenty of activities to keep kids busy.

Entry costs £2.00 for adults, while Brockenhurst College students and children under 16 can enter free.

Switching on the Fareham Christmas lights

Daily Echo:

Attend the Fareham Borough Council Christmas Lights Nutcracker event at West Street Fareham on Saturdays between 10am and 7pm.

This free family event is a favorite on the events calendar with thousands of Fareham residents flocking to the pedestrianized West Street area to partake in face painting, funfair rides, festive gift stalls, food and delicious drinks and activities.

This year’s theme is the classic Christmas story of ‘The Nutcracker’ and the day’s festivities will be overseen by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.

There will be performers throughout the day, both on the main stage and to entertain the crowds along West Street.

Of course Santa Claus will also make an appearance and the Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Mike Ford. The evening’s festivities will all be capped off with the spectacular, not-to-be-missed final show.

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Glide at Battersea Power Station offers festive skating https://speedskating.org/glide-at-battersea-power-station-offers-festive-skating/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://speedskating.org/glide-at-battersea-power-station-offers-festive-skating/ “If there’s anything that gets me in the party mood, it’s ice skating, and this rink is truly something special,” says journalist Amy Clarke. Glide at Battersea Power Station is a rather oddly shaped ice rink with a giant Christmas tree in the center. It’s quite a decent size and there’s something quite spellbinding about […]]]>

“If there’s anything that gets me in the party mood, it’s ice skating, and this rink is truly something special,” says journalist Amy Clarke.

Glide at Battersea Power Station is a rather oddly shaped ice rink with a giant Christmas tree in the center.

It’s quite a decent size and there’s something quite spellbinding about slipping under the glow of the giant power plant.

I would recommend attending at night to fully enjoy the atmosphere as the combination of lights, music and the city skyline makes for a breathtaking experience.

Wandsworth Times: The ice rink and power station aboveThe ice rink and the power plant above (Picture: Amy C)

It really makes you feel like you’ve been transported into a nice, slightly cheesy Christmas romantic comedy.

Not to mention the atmospheric bar that complements those outdoor pods you sometimes see along the Thames – but these are decorated as if they were your living room and even have tiny heaters to keep you warm. warm in winter.

Wandsworth Times: Glide ModsPods at Glide (Picture: Amy C)

It’s nice to have a drink here after skating with some friends and live music.

There are fairground rides like an old-fashioned ferry wheel and an on-site ride for young and old.

Wandsworth Times: Glide's BarGlide’s Bar (Picture: Amy C)

It’s the perfect winter get-together, but it’s also great for families, as toddlers can get acquainted with a skater penguin if they’re a little wobbly on their feet.

We saw a real mix of abilities on the rink and the staff were happy to give you some tips on how to get started if you were new to skating…they were also happy to pick you up off the ground when you reach the bridge.

There’s also plenty of space to look around if you don’t feel like trying it yourself.

Next to the rink is a Jo Malone pop-up store if you’re looking for a special Christmas present during your visit.

The area can be a little confusing to navigate as the ice rink entrance is on the opposite side of where you first spawn, so be sure to ask the staff for directions if you need directions. ‘assistance.

Prices range from £8 for children (aged 12 and under), £12 for adults, £36 for a family, but vary depending on peak times.

These prices also include the rental of your skates.

The rink is open seven days a week from November 11 to Sunday January 8, 2023.

Wandsworth Times: Soar at Battersea Power StationSlide at Battersea Power Station (Picture: Amy C)

Learn more here.

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Canadian ice dancers Lajoie and Lagha win bronze at MK John Wilson Trophy https://speedskating.org/canadian-ice-dancers-lajoie-and-lagha-win-bronze-at-mk-john-wilson-trophy/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 20:14:37 +0000 https://speedskating.org/canadian-ice-dancers-lajoie-and-lagha-win-bronze-at-mk-john-wilson-trophy/ Canadian ice dancers Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha clinched a bronze medal at the MK John Wilson Trophy on Sunday in Sheffield, UK. Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri took gold with 213.74 points and Britain’s Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson were second at 205.56. WATCH l Canadian ice dance duo Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary […]]]>

Canadian ice dancers Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha clinched a bronze medal at the MK John Wilson Trophy on Sunday in Sheffield, UK.

Italy’s Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri took gold with 213.74 points and Britain’s Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson were second at 205.56.

WATCH l Canadian ice dance duo Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha claim bronze:

Canada’s Lajoie and Lagha reach podium in ice dance at MK John Wilson Trophy

Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha placed 3rd with a score of 198.95 in the ice dance program at the MK John Wilson Trophy.

Lajoie, of Boucherville, Que., and Lagha, of St-Hubert, Que., were third with 198.95 points. It was their second figure skating podium at the ISU Grand Prix of the season.

Alicia Fabbri of Terrebonne, Que., and Paul Ayer of Brossard, Que., were eighth and Haley Sales and Nikolas Wamsteeker of Langley, BC, were ninth.

WATCH l Guignard, Fabbri of Italy win the pairs programme:

Charlène Guignard and Marco Fabbri win ice dance program at MK John Wilson Trophy

The Italian duo finished with an overall score of 213.74 to place 1st in the ice dance program at the MK John Wilson Trophy.

Mai Mihara of Japan won the women’s gold. American Isabeau Levito won silver and Georgian Anastasiia Gubanova bronze.

Gabrielle Daleman of Newmarket, Ont., was eighth.

The fifth stop on the circuit is the NHK Trophy starting Friday in Sapporo, Japan.

WATCH l Mihara wins women’s gold with an overall score of 217.43:

Mai Mihara wins women’s gold at MK John Wilson Trophy

The Japanese competitor finished with an overall score of 217.43 to win the women’s competition at the MK John Wilson Trophy.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest returns to Philadelphia on November 25 https://speedskating.org/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest-returns-to-philadelphia-on-november-25/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 03:10:53 +0000 https://speedskating.org/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest-returns-to-philadelphia-on-november-25/ It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in Philadelphia! The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is back this year from November 25 on the Delaware waterfront in Philadelphia, followed by a Christmas tree lighting event powered by PECO on December 2! There really is no better way to start the true beginning of the holiday […]]]>

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in Philadelphia!

The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is back this year from November 25 on the Delaware waterfront in Philadelphia, followed by a Christmas tree lighting event powered by PECO on December 2!

There really is no better way to start the true beginning of the holiday season than attending the lighting of a Christmas tree! There’s something so magical about Christmas in Philadelphia. And this traditional event makes it so much better.

Prepare to invite your family and friends to enjoy the FREE ENTRANCE winter wonderland festival with rides and games on the boardwalk, amazing food, hot drinks and heated cabins, all under thousands of twinkling Christmas lights with beautiful views of the Delaware waterfront. That’s really all the holiday season is supposed to be!

And you can’t miss the tree lighting event powered by PECO! Christmas tree lighting will take place December 2, with the festivities of 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

While you’re enjoying the amazing holiday vibe, you can grab some delicious food and drinks from Black iron barbecue, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Skelly’s Pizza and Dipsand Skelly’s Funnel Cake. There will also be cocktails, beers & winesand hot drinks like hot chocolate, apple cider, and coffee.

At the center of Winterfest is Philadelphia’s favorite ice rink. If you want to ice skate (which is a must), admission is only $5. If you need to rent skates, the rental fee is $12. Go ahead and book your skating tickets in advance HERE.

What are the opening hours of the The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest?

Winterfest takes place from November 25 – March 5. Here are the opening hours:

General opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Vacation week: December 24 to January 2

December 24 and December 25: 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
From December 26 to December 30: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
December 31: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
January 1: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
January 2: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

For more information, go ahead and check out the RiverRink website, HERE.


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KU Alumnae to Represent USA Speed ​​Skating Team for ISU World Cup https://speedskating.org/ku-alumnae-to-represent-usa-speed-skating-team-for-isu-world-cup/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:55:44 +0000 https://speedskating.org/ku-alumnae-to-represent-usa-speed-skating-team-for-isu-world-cup/ Kutztown University alum McKenzie Browne ’19 will represent Team USA at the 2022-23 International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup for speed skating. Brown will compete in six events this winter, starting this weekend, Nov. 10-12, in Norway, followed by events in the Netherlands, Canada and Poland. This is Brown’s first time on the World Cup […]]]>

Kutztown University alum McKenzie Browne ’19 will represent Team USA at the 2022-23 International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup for speed skating. Brown will compete in six events this winter, starting this weekend, Nov. 10-12, in Norway, followed by events in the Netherlands, Canada and Poland.

This is Brown’s first time on the World Cup circuit. She will aim to improve and gain great experience as she aspires to qualify for an individual spot at the World Championships and ultimately the 2026 Olympics.

Browne will compete in the 500m on Friday November 11 in Norway. She will then travel to the Netherlands for the second event from November 18-20. Speed ​​skating will take Browne to Calgary, Canada for two events from December 8-17, and to Poland for two events from February 9-18, 2023.

Originally from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, Browne currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah while training with Team USA. She has been skating on ice for four seasons and has a long and successful history with competitive inline speed skating.

Browne’s goal is to make the 2026 Olympic team. She grew up as an inline speed skater, where she trained most of her life in the Lehigh Valley. She started skating at Bethlehem Skateaway in 2003 and has since won 13 national titles. Browne also competed in track cycling from 2015 to 2019, before switching completely to long track speed skating. She raced at the Trexlertown Velodrome and competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in January in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, placing sixth in the 500m and eighth in the 1,000m.

Browne knew she wanted to take to the ice when she saw several of her inline skater friends make the Olympic team in 2018. After that, she decided that once she graduated from KU in 2019, she would move on. in Salt Lake City. This was the start of her skating career.

Browne’s speed skating career has taken her to Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan.

Learn more about the ISU World Cup of Speed ​​Skating on line. A full schedule of events, with results, is available at https://live.isuresults.eu/events. Browne’s previous results can be found on her UIS profile.

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Joey Essex ‘gets closer to Dancing On Ice skating partner Vanessa Bauer’ https://speedskating.org/joey-essex-gets-closer-to-dancing-on-ice-skating-partner-vanessa-bauer/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 20:48:44 +0000 https://speedskating.org/joey-essex-gets-closer-to-dancing-on-ice-skating-partner-vanessa-bauer/ ‘They’re both super flirty’: Joey Essex ‘gets closer to Dancing On Ice skating partner Vanessa Bauer’…days after he was spotted kissing Maura Higgins By Owen Tonks for Mailonline Published: 4:48 p.m. EDT, November 4, 2022 | Updated: 4:56 p.m. EDT, November 4, 2022 Joey Essex reportedly got closer to his Dancing On Ice pro skating […]]]>

‘They’re both super flirty’: Joey Essex ‘gets closer to Dancing On Ice skating partner Vanessa Bauer’…days after he was spotted kissing Maura Higgins

Joey Essex reportedly got closer to his Dancing On Ice pro skating partner Vanessa Bauer during rehearsals.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Joey, 32, and figure skater Vanessa, 26, are said to have flirted throughout their collaboration.

Reality star Joey is now said to be planning to invite Vanessa to his £3million Essex mansion, although she was spotted kissing the former Love Island star , Maura Higgins, last week.

Flirting fun: Joey Essex, 32, reportedly got close to his Dancing On Ice pro skating partner Vanessa Bauer, 26, during rehearsals

A source said The sun: ‘Joey and Vanessa have bonded incredibly quickly.

“At the moment they’ve managed to keep everything professional, but you can tell they’re both super flirty.”

“They’ll be spending a lot of time together over the next few months due to rehearsals, so it’s easy to see how the romance could blossom.

Good friends: Former The Only Way Is Essex star Joey and figure skater Vanessa reportedly flirted throughout their collaboration

Good friends: Former The Only Way Is Essex star Joey and figure skater Vanessa reportedly flirted throughout their collaboration

“Joey is hoping to invite him to Essex for a night out with his mates and a drink at his house.”

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Joey and Vanessa for comment.

It comes after Joey and Maura were spotted sticking together backstage at the Pride Of Britain Awards last week.

Maura was seen leaning in for a passionate kiss with the former TOWIE favorite as they put on a loving display at the glitzy event.

Kiss kiss: It comes after Joey and former Love Island star Maura Higgins were spotted locking lips backstage at the Pride Of Britain Awards last week

Kiss kiss: It comes after Joey and former Love Island star Maura Higgins were spotted locking lips backstage at the Pride Of Britain Awards last week

The two were seen growing closer as they caught up in the Red Bar at London’s Grosvenor House, where the ceremony was taking place.

An excited Maura could be seen smiling with her eyes closed as she tilted her head close to Joey’s, while Joey was also seen moving closer to the beauty.

The pair were also seen sharing an intimate hug, with the Irish stunner resting her head on Joey’s shoulder.

Maura and Joey seemed very relaxed in each other’s company as they chatted together in the lobby.

And it appeared the two couldn’t stay away from each other as they shared a taxi before setting off with other friends.

Looking good: Meanwhile, Joey cut a sleek figure in a sharp black suit which he teamed with a burnt orange tie

Looking good: Meanwhile, Joey cut a sleek figure in a sharp black suit which he teamed with a burnt orange tie

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From ice skating to selfies with Santa, the holidays at the Ponce City Market are looking bright https://speedskating.org/from-ice-skating-to-selfies-with-santa-the-holidays-at-the-ponce-city-market-are-looking-bright/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:58:46 +0000 https://speedskating.org/from-ice-skating-to-selfies-with-santa-the-holidays-at-the-ponce-city-market-are-looking-bright/ It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year, and Ponce town market (PCM) will give you everything you need to make it even more special! CHECK: Win tickets to the Georgia Festival of Trees, an extravagant party in Atlanta With visits from Santa, festive pop-ups and ice skating, fireside treats, and more, these holiday […]]]>

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year, and Ponce town market (PCM) will give you everything you need to make it even more special!

CHECK: Win tickets to the Georgia Festival of Trees, an extravagant party in Atlanta

With visits from Santa, festive pop-ups and ice skating, fireside treats, and more, these holiday events are sure to bring that extra cheer we could all use. Check out the schedule below!

Holiday Tree Market

Adorn hallways with holly sprigs at Ponce City Tree Market by Tradition Trees. Customers can choose a tree and take it home or have it delivered and installed by a professional. There will also be garlands and wreaths for purchase. The market will open from November 19 to December 18 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

skate the sky

Are you ready for an ice skating adventure? The Roof at Ponce City Market is BACK for the sixth year, bringing the best winter activity to Atlanta. Starting Friday, November 26, all-access tickets will cost $30 for adults and $22 for children and include ice skating, unlimited play and admission to The Roof.

Igloos on the roof

Get cozy this holiday season — in a private igloo, no less!

The six-person premium igloos at the Roof of Ponce City Market offer two options: Skate the Sky, which includes general admission to The Roof, 50 minutes of skate time, and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park; and the 9 Mile Station Igloos, which include full-service dining, general admission to The Roof, and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park. To book and for more information, visit poncecitymarket.com.

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Misfit DIY Wrapping Co.

The Misfit DIY Wrapping Co. pop-up store is back this holiday season! Bring your holiday gifts purchased from PCM to the second floor of the Central Food Hall from December 3-18 and December 21-23 to brighten them up. Misfit will provide free ready-to-use wrapping supplies in exchange for a suggested donation to benefit Metro Atlanta Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs.

Roasting and roasting pods by the fire on the backyard

Ponce City Market brings holiday cheer to The Yard with hot fires and marshmallows, lawn games and magical snowfalls! Fires will roar on a first-come, first-served basis from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from December 3 to 23.

Saturday selfie with Santa Claus

Don’t miss your chance to take a picture with Santa Claus! The Merry Man will be at the Yard at Ponce City Market on Saturdays, December 3 through December 17, from noon to 4 p.m. If the weather is terrible, he will be on the second floor of the Central Food Hall next to The Village Retail. and Vegan Bar.

Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Join the Ponce City Market on Wednesday, December 21 at 6 p.m. for a traditional menorah lighting ceremony to celebrate the Festival of Lights! They’ll be lighting a menorah on The Yard with entertainment and refreshments, so invite your friends and family to join in the festivities.

CHECK: How the Wylie Hotel in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is reborn

Ponce town market

Location: East of Atlanta – 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE; Website: poncecitymarket.com; Contact: 404-900-7900

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Ice dancers Gilles and Poirier win gold at Skate Canada https://speedskating.org/ice-dancers-gilles-and-poirier-win-gold-at-skate-canada/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 00:52:44 +0000 https://speedskating.org/ice-dancers-gilles-and-poirier-win-gold-at-skate-canada/ Comment this story Comment MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Canadian ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier were so exhausted after an Olympic season of isolation and dodging COVID-19 that their six-week break over the summer was not just a choice – it was a necessity. “It was what we needed to be able to continue,” Poirier […]]]>

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Canadian ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier were so exhausted after an Olympic season of isolation and dodging COVID-19 that their six-week break over the summer was not just a choice – it was a necessity.

“It was what we needed to be able to continue,” Poirier said. “I think otherwise we would have just…”

“We wouldn’t have come back,” Gilles said.

Making their season debut after the longest streak of their careers, Gilles and Poirier won gold at Skate Canada International, the third of their careers. And they said they never felt stronger.

“Absolutely,” said Gilles. “We are rested, we are in good mental health, everything is where it should be.”

Japan’s Rinka Watanabe won the women’s singles gold medal earlier on Saturday.

Gilles and Poirier earned 128.47 points for their passionate program to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita,” music they had thought about skating to since the partnership began in 2011, and earned 215.70 points overall for the ‘gold.

Britain’s Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson won the silver medal (209.18), while Canadians Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha won the bronze medal (195.49).

Skating to the soundtrack of Japanese TV show “Jin”, Watanabe kicked off with a triple Axel – a jump that still eludes most female skaters – to claim the women’s singles title with 197.59. It was his Grand Prix debut, at junior or senior level.

“I was quite nervous but I think I did pretty well, so I’m really happy that I did well, solid, today,” she said.

Watanabe, who had lived and trained in Vancouver from 2017 until the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to return to Japan, plans to include two triple Axels in his free skate at his next event.

Starr Andrews of the United States scored 191.26 for silver while You Young of South Korea, who also landed a triple Axel, took bronze (190.15).

The event will conclude with the pairs and men’s singles on Saturday evening.

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Columbus Blue Jackets center Cole Sillinger struggles to a slow start https://speedskating.org/columbus-blue-jackets-center-cole-sillinger-struggles-to-a-slow-start/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:37:27 +0000 https://speedskating.org/columbus-blue-jackets-center-cole-sillinger-struggles-to-a-slow-start/ Cole Sillinger is familiar with the term “sophomore meltdown,” having heard it from his Blue Jackets teammates and coaches before this season. He just doesn’t see why he should worry. “When that term, ‘second-grade crisis,’ bothers me,” Sillinger said, a 19-year-old center who scored 16 goals as a rookie last season and was the only […]]]>

Cole Sillinger is familiar with the term “sophomore meltdown,” having heard it from his Blue Jackets teammates and coaches before this season.

He just doesn’t see why he should worry.

“When that term, ‘second-grade crisis,’ bothers me,” Sillinger said, a 19-year-old center who scored 16 goals as a rookie last season and was the only member of the 2021 NHL Draft play in the league from start to finish. “I don’t really see it that way. There is no reason for these things to happen. I mean, it’s the very beginning of our season and I don’t expect it to be any harder. It’s still going to be hard. Nothing will be given to you. You have to win it all and I’m looking to do that this year.

So far it has been hard work.

Sillinger is struggling to start his second NHL season and it started on the first day of training camp with a ‘minor’ upper-body injury in practice that forced him to miss the toughest games. physically and mentally from pre-season. Upon his return, he took some time to regain his skating legs and then he had what could have been a ‘goal of the year’ entry. during the season opener at the Carolina Hurricanes overturned by a coaching challenge for offside.

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