2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

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2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:23 pm

"Canadians" will be held in Vancouver from January 8-14, 2018. The venue is the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on the UBC campus which will also be the venue for the Grand Prix Final when it comes to Vancouver later in the year.

Links to various items of information about the event can be found from the links here: https://skatecanada.ca/2018-canadian-ti ... pionships/

There will be novice, junior and senior championship events with the CDN team for the 2018 Olympics and 2018 Worlds expected to be named at the end of the senior competition. Here is the schedule: https://skatecanada.ca/wp-content/uploa ... e-OC10.pdf

This is what is currently listed regarding TV coverage:

As of November 5, 2017. Schedule is subject to change.
Please check your television provider listings.
All times local.


Friday, January 12th
  • 15:00 - TSN - Women’s Short Program / Ice Dance Short Dance
  • 20:30 - TSN2 - Men’s Short Program / Pairs Short Program
Saturday, January 13th
  • 14:00 - TSN/CTV Two - Women’s Free Program / Ice Dance Free Dance
  • 19:30 - TSN2/CTV Two - Men’s Free Program / Free Program
With respect to a live stream, it says
Novice and junior competition, and select senior events, will be live streamed. Please check back closer to the event for information.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:18 pm

The event schedule, as of December 6th, can be found here: https://skatecanada.ca/wp-content/uploa ... le-DE7.pdf

Start orders for Novice, Junior and Senior skaters have now been posted - click on the tab at: https://skatecanada.ca/2018-canadian-ti ... pionships/

There is also a tab for the live streaming and another for the TV broadcast schedule.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:54 pm

Thanks for the information. It will sure feel weird not to be at the event this year after going to Halifax and Ottawa. I will enjoy watching the live streaming from the comfort of my home.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:14 pm

Kittykins - the live streaming is only available for the Novice & Junior events (and possibly some senior events) that are not on TV. As far as I know, TSN does not live stream in the way that CBC does; at least they never have before. The TV coverage is apparently limited to TSN + CTV2 - there is nothing listed for the main CTV network for this rather important event!

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:06 pm

Elizabeth wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Kittykins - the live streaming is only available for the Novice & Junior events (and possibly some senior events) that are not on TV. As far as I know, TSN does not live stream in the way that CBC does; at least they never have before. The TV coverage is apparently limited to TSN + CTV2 - there is nothing listed for the main CTV network for this rather important event!
Thank you. Yes, I remember that CTV is rather selfish with their coverage compared to CBC. What is CTV2? I don't recall that one.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:36 pm

In some areas CTV/Bell Media took over local, independent stations and renamed them CTV TWO (or CTV2) - for example, in Ottawa what is now called CTV was formerly CJOH; CTV2 was another, local station with a different "call sign". They have consecutive channel numbers but they use CTV2 for "second tier" broadcasts. For example, the main CTV network carries "Your Morning" (formerly Canada AM) on weekday mornings while CTV2 may have a local newsy broadcast on in that time slot, here it's called "CTV Morning Live Ottawa". The main CTV network has an 11 p.m. national news broadcast; that is not carried on CTV TWO.

I'm afraid that the skating being put over to CTV2 may mean that it's not available in some parts of the country; a similar situation to some of the TSN channels.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:45 pm

That's awful. Another thing I've done with other events is to sign in to the TSN streaming using my provider name and password. This is good if you are out of town and what you are paying for at home. However, if there's a problem with the TV transmission, it's worth a try also. I just tried it and it works if your provider is listed. It will work for skating too but hopefully they offer some free live streaming as well. Who knows with CTV/TSN.

I noticed on another discussion board that they are considering doing away with Intermediate and juvenile skaters at US Nationals. We've always had a separate nationals for the younger skaters haven't we? They are citing injury but isn't the experience of "a" nationals good for younger skaters also?

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:03 pm

kittykins wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:45 pm
I noticed on another discussion board that they are considering doing away with Intermediate and juvenile skaters at US Nationals. We've always had a separate nationals for the younger skaters haven't we? They are citing injury but isn't the experience of "a" nationals good for younger skaters also?
In recent years the Canadian national championships have included Novice, Junior and Senior level skaters. For skaters below Novice, there is no national championship per se but the Challenge event serves as the championship for pre-novice skaters; and juvenile skaters only participate through sectionals. The situation has varied over the years. Information about the current qualifying structure in Canada is here: https://skatecanada.ca/athletes/qualifying-structure1/

This Wikipedia entry provides lots of history of past champions at various levels but the Junior information only begins in 2006 and Novice in 2007: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_ ... mpionships

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks Elizabeth! That's great information.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:55 am

Here's a link to the latest version of the schedule for Canadians: https://skatecanada.ca/wp-content/uploa ... le-DE7.pdf

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:44 am

Just announced by Skate Canada - Shae-Lynn Bourne will be the Athlete Ambassador for Canadians: https://skatecanada.ca/2018/01/shae-lyn ... pionships/

Shae-Lynn was interviewed on the CTV morning show: https://www.ctv.ca/YourMorning/Video/At ... vid1296208

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:10 pm

Look for changes from Virtue & Moir, particularly in the free dance: https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... rix-final/

According to a tweet from International Figure Skating magazine:
Patrick Chan planning one quad toe in SP, two quad toes in LP. Ravi Walia will be at boards with him at nationals. Walia and Oleg Epstein will be with him at Olympics.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by happyheini » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:11 pm

Can't wait to see it all in person. Yeah!

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:36 pm

happyheini wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Can't wait to see it all in person. Yeah!
Oh that’s so great!! It will feel so strange for me to not be going this year after going to both Halifax and Ottawa.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:47 pm

TSN tweeted this out this afternoon:
CTNSC18 broadcast schedule
Friday 3:00-5:00 et - Women's / Dance short TSN 4/5 -
8:30-10:30 Men's/Pairs short TSN 4/5.
Saturday - 2:00-4:30 TSN 4/5 CTV2 Women's/Dance Free 7:30-10:00
TSN2 and CTV2 - Men's and Pairs Free
Be sure to check your local schedules!

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:13 pm

Read about Skate Canada's plans for the live streaming from Canadians: https://www.ifsmagazine.com/canada-invi ... nationals/

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Breaking news - Gabrielle Daleman has announced on Instagram that she has returned to last year's Rhapsody in Blue: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdsQMNolGVV/

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:09 pm

GREAT!! I was hoping she would!

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:40 am

If you missed the live streams of yesterday's events, they have been archived here: http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x56iq7

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:25 am

After all the discussion/controversy about the USFS selections for the Olympics, you might want to have a look at the Skate Canada procedures and criteria for selection: https://info.skatecanada.ca/index.php/e ... teria.html

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by kittykins » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks Elizabeth. Well, staying up to 2:30 a.m. has its drawbacks...somehow managed to get 7 hours sleep afterwards. I used to do better with such things. Now I can get up EARLY but not stay up late. So, I may be catching up after the fact for some of the later events. I think if going to B.C. in the future, I'd be wise to go a few days in advance to adjust to the 3 hour time difference. I can't believe I'm getting so soft! :lol:

I enjoyed the events yesterday and the camaraderie between Debbi and Ted. They are funny. Most of the texters seemed to be from Ontario, but they did get someone from Australia tuning in.

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:50 am

A story from the National Post with quotes from Michael Slipchuk FYI: http://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics ... yeongchang

Bev Smith on the novice men: https://bevsmithwrites.wordpress.com/20 ... old-medal/

NBC article on Patrick: http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2018/01/1 ... e-skating/

First winners at Canadians (Tuesday results): https://skatecanada.ca/2018/01/first-wi ... pionships/

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Post by Elizabeth » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:12 pm

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre is an interesting location to hold our national championships, in a number of ways.

In Ottawa we've had squirrels running around (and things falls from the ceiling onto the ice,) in Paris at Bercy they have a now-famous pigeon. Here it's a different sort of "wild life".

If you heard a scream or two during the skate of Matthew Markell in Junior Men's, it might not have been related to what was happening on the ice. Reports are that there were two arena staff with buckets trying to catch Thunderbird Rat aka Thunderbird Ben.

Someone has captured a photo of him..
https://imgur.com/a/s6vLS

I know several people who have seen him but so far I haven't. However, where there's one, there are likely more....

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Re: 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

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