Reflections of a Competitive Precision Journey – Silver, Bronze, and A Sunset Ending
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by Tammy Karatchuk
3M ago
On March 9, 1990, a convoy of vehicles left the Village of Arborg. We were heading to the 1990 Interlake Regional Precision Competition at the Stonewall arena. The final competition of the season for our 16-member Arborg Junior team. The Stonewall Figure Skating Club were hosting the 1990 Interlake Regional Precision Competition. The finale of ..read more
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What a “Feeling of the Eighties” in the Rhythm Dance – A Skate Canada Challenge Review
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by Tammy Karatchuk
7M ago
It’s time to bid the 2023/2024 Skate Canada Challenge adieu. The Junior and Senior competition ran from November 30th to December 3rd in Winnipeg, Man. at the Seven Oaks arena. Next up, the 2024 Canadian Tire National Championships from January 8th to 14th in Calgary, Alta. At Seven Oaks, there were outstanding throws and quads ..read more
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Nova Scotia’s Caroline Mayo and Jacob Cote Return to Skate Canada Challenge
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by Tammy Karatchuk
7M ago
Last season, the Nova Scotia’s Caroline Mayo and Jacob Cote skated in singles and as a pair. While the partnership dissolved, Mayo and Cote will represent their province in Junior singles at Skate Canada Challenge in Winnipeg, Man., November 30th to December 3rd at the Seven Oaks Arena. Mayo, 18, lives in Dartmouth training with ..read more
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Back To Winnipeg – We’re More Than The World Slurpee Capital
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by Tammy Karatchuk
7M ago
Skate Canada Challenge in Winnipeg? Again? People associate Winnipeg with Slurpees, Honey Dill sauce, and the unofficial slogan, “Welcome to Winnipeg, Where People Drive Halfway Across the City for Cheaper Gas.” Recently added is the year the city was colder than Siberia in 2013. Last year during Challenge, the temperature was only -35°c (guess where ..read more
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Skate Canada Challenge Returning To Winnipeg, Manitoba
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by Tammy Karatchuk
7M ago
Start the countdown! The 2023/2024 Skate Canada Challenge will be gliding into Winnipeg, Manitoba from November 29th to December 3rd, 2023. Junior and Senior skaters will converge at the Seven Oaks arena for five days of high-flying, high-speed competition. Skaters are competing in singles, pairs, and ice dance, vying for personal bests, placings, and podium ..read more
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Crash Claims Retired Ice Dancer Turned Lawyer Alexandra Paul
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by Tammy Karatchuk
10M ago
Canadian ice dancer and 2014 Olympian Alexandra Paul was killed in a seven vehicle crash on August 22nd in Melancthon Township, an hour southwest of Barrie. Paul’s 10-month-old son, Charles, was in the vehicle. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Three occupants of other vehicles were injured in the crash. A 67-year-old-man ..read more
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An Interlake Regional Memory – A Golden Figure Skating Kodak Moment
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by Tammy Karatchuk
10M ago
The Interlake Regional Competition debuted in 1975. The Arborg Skating Club attended the regionals from its inception to the early-80s, then returned in 1989. The Interlake Regionals’ were later named the Skate Canada Manitoba Interlake Regional STARSkate Competition~~~~~~When I skated, January meant one thing: Interlake Regionals. After a brief hiatus, the Arborg Skating Club attended ..read more
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Binder, Paper, Scissors – A Skater’s Adolescence Well Documented
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by Tammy Karatchuk
10M ago
The winds passed like a Chinook over the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.  Amateurs turned professional, allowing new faces to emerge, such as American sweetheart Jill Trenary, pair strongholds Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler, and Canada’s Cowboy Kurt Browning. I started to document their progress – and skaters at the local level. Collecting newspaper clippings ..read more
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A 10th Anniversary Post – Live Tweeting Future Champions – The 2012 Wild Rose Invitational
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by Tammy Karatchuk
2y ago
This past weekend was the annual Wild Rose Invitational. This was the first competition I live-tweeted ten years ago which led to the fantastical development of the Skating Scene blog – with help from the Edmonton Journal and a few acquaintances. How did Skating Scene spin out of a blog called Days of the Perfect ..read more
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Bye Bye Compulsory Dance
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by Tammy Karatchuk
2y ago
Who doesn’t love to snuggle up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and watch three hours of compulsory dance? Hopefully no one. The International Skating Union’s announcement on June 17 was a longtime coming. They voted to nix compulsory dance at junior and senior competition, and will devise a plan to retool a short dance and free dance for this coming season. Before this decision, the dance portion had three segments which consisted of the compulsory dance, the original dance and the free dance. In compulsory dance, each dance pair would perform to a specified tempo, chosen by the ISU. The c ..read more
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