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Skate Canada's Alumni Committee presents a podcast to celebrate the incredible achievements of our athletes, coaches, officials, and hall of fame members. On each episode, we'll tell the stories and share the experiences of our alumni. Some stories will b

Latest Episodes

Bruno Marcotte - Part 1

This month’s podcast, we welcome two celebrated Alumni (in a two-part interview). In the driver’s seat and host this month is Nic Young, a former national team member, and his guest, national, international and Olympic Coach, Bruno Marcotte. With Nic having transitioned into coaching, the two chat about skating, their history and careers … and their competitive drive to motivate their athletes and in the process to advance the sport of figure skating.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
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Bruno Marcotte - Part 1

Jan and Cynthia Ullmark

On this month’s alumni podcast, let’s welcome former national team member Norm Proft as he introduces, visits, laughs and reminisces with his former coaches, Olympic and World coaches Jan and Cynthia Ullmark. It’s an in-depth conversation with two of Canada’s most historic and celebrated coaches as they tell their stories and share their philosophies.

50 MINAUG 31
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Jan and Cynthia Ullmark

Benoît Lavoie - Part 2

Last month we had the opportunity to listen in on the conversation between Skate Canada’s past President, Benoît Lavoie, and Olympic silver medallist Debbi Wilkes as they discussed Benoît's early years in skating. This month it’s part two of the conversation when Benoît talks frankly about skating, its joys and its challenges and his role on the ISU Council.

37 MINJUL 27
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Benoît Lavoie - Part 2

Benoît Lavoie

Of all the individuals who have contributed to skating in Canada and around the world, few have the incredible experience of Benoît Lavoie. His skating career began as a competitor but it was his commitment as a volunteer which gave him the greatest satisfaction. National, international and Olympic judge, past President of Skate Canada and now a Council member of the International Skating Union, Benoît shares his adventures with Alumni Chair Debbi Wilkes in this first edition of a two-part conversation.

41 MINJUN 28
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Benoît Lavoie

Doug Steele

Debbi Wilkes, speaks with Saskatchewan’s Doug Steele, whose career in skating spans decades from learn-to-skate toddler to Skate Canada President. Along the way, Doug was tasked with developing the national and international competitive framework for what was to become Synchronized Skating.

54 MINMAY 31
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Doug Steele

Josée Picard & Éric Gilles

Josée Picard and Éric Gilles were recently inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame at the 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick. Alumni Committee Chair, Debbi Wilkes, visited with them recently to discuss their success as coaches and to discover that some of their greatest long-term achievements were actually "off the ice".

39 MINMAR 26
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Josée Picard & Éric Gilles

Dylan Moscovitch & Elladj Baldé

Skate Canada's Alumni Committee presents a podcast to celebrate the incredible achievements of our athletes, coaches, officials, and hall of fame members. On each episode, we'll tell the stories and share the experiences of our alumni. Some stories will be familiar, but most will be memories and behind-the-scenes insights which the world has never heard. They are all delivered lovingly and with tremendous passion for the sport that has given each of us so much.

54 MINFEB 21
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Dylan Moscovitch & Elladj Baldé

Elvis Stojko

As Athlete Ambassador of the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, Elvis shared accounts of some of his experiences competing at Nationals, the things it taught him and the lessons he hopes he can pass along. 20 years post competition and he is still one of the most sought-after performers in the world.

24 MINJAN 26
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Elvis Stojko

Joyce Hisey

Ann Shaw, Skate Canada Alumni Committee member chats with Joyce Hisey about her experience as a Team Leader at the annual senior competition in Oberstdorf, Germany.

49 MIN2018 DEC 15
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Joyce Hisey

Emery Leger

Skate Canada Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee member, Diane Imrie chats with Emery Leger, Skate Canada Archivist about Skate Canada'scollection from photographs, trophies,medals, costumes, films… and much more. Emery has been at Skate Canada for 12 yrs and is also the lead of the Skate Canada Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee.

36 MIN2018 NOV 2
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Emery Leger

Latest Episodes

Bruno Marcotte - Part 1

This month’s podcast, we welcome two celebrated Alumni (in a two-part interview). In the driver’s seat and host this month is Nic Young, a former national team member, and his guest, national, international and Olympic Coach, Bruno Marcotte. With Nic having transitioned into coaching, the two chat about skating, their history and careers … and their competitive drive to motivate their athletes and in the process to advance the sport of figure skating.

32 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Bruno Marcotte - Part 1

Jan and Cynthia Ullmark

On this month’s alumni podcast, let’s welcome former national team member Norm Proft as he introduces, visits, laughs and reminisces with his former coaches, Olympic and World coaches Jan and Cynthia Ullmark. It’s an in-depth conversation with two of Canada’s most historic and celebrated coaches as they tell their stories and share their philosophies.

50 MINAUG 31
Comments
Jan and Cynthia Ullmark

Benoît Lavoie - Part 2

Last month we had the opportunity to listen in on the conversation between Skate Canada’s past President, Benoît Lavoie, and Olympic silver medallist Debbi Wilkes as they discussed Benoît's early years in skating. This month it’s part two of the conversation when Benoît talks frankly about skating, its joys and its challenges and his role on the ISU Council.

37 MINJUL 27
Comments
Benoît Lavoie - Part 2

Benoît Lavoie

Of all the individuals who have contributed to skating in Canada and around the world, few have the incredible experience of Benoît Lavoie. His skating career began as a competitor but it was his commitment as a volunteer which gave him the greatest satisfaction. National, international and Olympic judge, past President of Skate Canada and now a Council member of the International Skating Union, Benoît shares his adventures with Alumni Chair Debbi Wilkes in this first edition of a two-part conversation.

41 MINJUN 28
Comments
Benoît Lavoie

Doug Steele

Debbi Wilkes, speaks with Saskatchewan’s Doug Steele, whose career in skating spans decades from learn-to-skate toddler to Skate Canada President. Along the way, Doug was tasked with developing the national and international competitive framework for what was to become Synchronized Skating.

54 MINMAY 31
Comments
Doug Steele

Josée Picard & Éric Gilles

Josée Picard and Éric Gilles were recently inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame at the 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick. Alumni Committee Chair, Debbi Wilkes, visited with them recently to discuss their success as coaches and to discover that some of their greatest long-term achievements were actually "off the ice".

39 MINMAR 26
Comments
Josée Picard & Éric Gilles

Dylan Moscovitch & Elladj Baldé

Skate Canada's Alumni Committee presents a podcast to celebrate the incredible achievements of our athletes, coaches, officials, and hall of fame members. On each episode, we'll tell the stories and share the experiences of our alumni. Some stories will be familiar, but most will be memories and behind-the-scenes insights which the world has never heard. They are all delivered lovingly and with tremendous passion for the sport that has given each of us so much.

54 MINFEB 21
Comments
Dylan Moscovitch & Elladj Baldé

Elvis Stojko

As Athlete Ambassador of the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, Elvis shared accounts of some of his experiences competing at Nationals, the things it taught him and the lessons he hopes he can pass along. 20 years post competition and he is still one of the most sought-after performers in the world.

24 MINJAN 26
Comments
Elvis Stojko

Joyce Hisey

Ann Shaw, Skate Canada Alumni Committee member chats with Joyce Hisey about her experience as a Team Leader at the annual senior competition in Oberstdorf, Germany.

49 MIN2018 DEC 15
Comments
Joyce Hisey

Emery Leger

Skate Canada Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee member, Diane Imrie chats with Emery Leger, Skate Canada Archivist about Skate Canada'scollection from photographs, trophies,medals, costumes, films… and much more. Emery has been at Skate Canada for 12 yrs and is also the lead of the Skate Canada Hall of Fame & Heritage Committee.

36 MIN2018 NOV 2
Comments
Emery Leger