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Nam and the wonderful shirt

    Nam Nguyen, 17 and ready for another breakthrough, has never been so well dressed. He showed up at Thornhill Summer Skate in August with new costumes barely out of the box. The shirt  for his new free program to the very serious Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor by Johann Sebastian Bach shimmered […]

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Hanyu mania at Autumn Classic

This is a story I wrote for Icenetwork on Yuzuru Hanyu’s opening competition of the season at Autumn Classic in Barrie, Ont., Canada: http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2015/10/16/154661142/amid-hysteria-hanyu-goes-about-business   The presence of Yuzuru Hanyu at the humble Autumn Classic in Barrie, Ont., a small city north of Toronto, was a game-changer for some this past week. No longer listed […]

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Liam Firus, the artist at work

In his skating life, Liam Firus has encountered a series of Mount Everests. Finally, this season, he may be ready to scale them, plant the flag at the top, and make his own moment in the scheme of things. The 23-year-old skater from North Vancouver is headed to Finlandia Trophy this week to show us […]

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