Winter Sports

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)

 Marie-Eve Drolet (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Maternal Instincts

Canadian short-track star Marie-Eve Drolet will miss the upcoming speedskating season as she is expecting her first child at the end of January. Drolet, 32, won a bronze medal in the women's relay event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and took silver in the same event earlier this year in Sochi. Full Story.

Alex Bilodeau Mikael Kingsbury (Photo: The Canadian Press)

Moving On

The likes of Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Dara Howell and Mikael Kingsbury will be there, but there was one glaring absence on the squad unveiled Wednesday. Two-time Olympic moguls gold medallist Alex Bilodeau retired after the last World Cup season, leaving a big hole on the team as it begins the long road to the 2018 Games in South Korea. Full Story.


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