Figure Skating

Sitting It Out
Virtue, Moir to skip upcoming ice dance season

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the 2010 Olympic ice dance gold medallists, will not compete this season but aren't yet retiring. The Canadians won silver in Sochi in February and skipped the world championships the next month, with their retirement widely expected. Skate Canada said in a statement Monday that "they are not ruling out future competitions." Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)

Kaetlyn Osmond (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Time to Heal

Canadian Olympian Kaetlyn Osmond will miss the fall figure skating season with a broken right leg. The 18-year-old from Marystown, N.L., underwent surgery on Friday at Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton. She was hurt during a practice session when she swerved around another skater and fell, fracturing the fibula in her leg. Full Story.

Figure Skating (Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images)

Solid Finish

Madeline Edwards of Port Moody, B.C., and Zhao Kai of Pang of Burnaby, B.C., were second in the short program Saturday at an ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating event. Americans Rachel Parsons and Michael Parson were first with 55.71 points, just ahead of Edwards and Pang with 55.33. Russians Alla Loboda and Pavel Drodz were third with 52.25. Full Story.

 
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