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Kevin Reynolds sighting

    HALIFAX   Before Kevin Reynolds takes his opening pose at the Canadian national skating championships tonight, he will have already scored a victory of sorts.   Nobody expected him to be here. Some, including his coach Joanne McLeod, weren’t at all certain that he would ever skate again.   Reynolds has endured it […]

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Joseph Phan Fare:the champ

HALIFAX   Miss that junior men’s final at the Canadian national skating championships on Wednesday night? Pity.   The final flight of men delivered as much drama as the Young and the Restless soap opera. But this was in real time on a chilly night at the Scotiabank Centre, with a smattering of hard-core spectators. […]

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Bent/Razgulajevs thunder to Junior win

HALIFAX   We all remember the scene in Ben Hur, when the chariots come alive, thundering across the ground, nostrils flaring, feet flying. Dust, too.   New junior dance team Mackenzie Bent and Dmitre Razgulajevs were like that on Tuesday when they won the gold medal for juniors at the Canadian National Skating Championships here. […]

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Patrick Chan finding his feet for Halifax

With world records falling about his ears, young upstart Chinese skaters landing ultimate quads, and everybody looking at him with expectations, Patrick Chan could easily panic, spill his pearls in the change room and cry into his skating boots. But he’s not. One step at a time, he says. It’s not time for the full […]

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Duhamel and Radford aim for 5th national title in Halifax

Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford will try to win their fifth Canadian pair title next week by giving their throw quad Lutz a rest, at least for the time being and by delivering slick, confident performances, starting off with a re-jigged short program. Yes, they are defending their national title once again, but then Duhamel […]

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