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Tamara Moskvina, the entertainer

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. Tamara Nikolayevna Moskvina makes an unforgettable entrance into any room. There’s not a hint of shyness in her mien. Her lively eyes catch you quickly. You never really know what she’s plotting, if indeed she is. She’s a Russian with an irrepressible rapier wit. She’s compelling, even if she stands only 4 foot […]

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Kevin Reynolds, back in the saddle

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. Kevin Reynolds, he of the red, windblown locks that have spawned their own Facebook page, was a hit on Friday during the men’s short program at Skate Canada International. Finally, after years of his frustration – bad boots, injuries, surgery, everything – people took notice. They had to. He’s in third place, in […]

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Firus, the man

Mississauga, Ont. Liam Firus is that guy. The unselfish one. The one who gave up his berth on Canada’s world championship team last March in hopes of a better team result for all. Firus earned a silver medal at the Canadian championships last year and the right, along with Patrick Chan, to represent Canada at […]

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What Yuzuru Hanyu said

Yuzuru Hanyu. Star of the show. Sometimes removed from the rest of the world by a language barrier.   At Skate Canada International this week, the Japanese media – who do understand him of course – liven up the place and fill it up too. There are at least 90 media accredited for this event, […]

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Patrick Chan's happy accident

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.   Three-time world champion Patrick Chan, beleaguered at the world championships in his comeback year last season – he was a fumbly fifth – has fallen quite happily into a good place.   He’s stepping into the Skate Canada International wars this week, with a plan to do THREE quads in the long […]

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