Sleeping in their usual beds the night before a big competition was a treat for the hometown athletes at January’s Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, but perhaps no one savoured that luxury more than the parents of Melinda and Andrew Meng.
Updated On: January 9, 2014
An improbable prospect just a short time ago, Alaine Chartrand can claim a berth for the Olympics at her home nationals in Ottawa
Chartrand stars as local skaters medal on nationals road
Updated On: December 3, 2013
By virtue of her bronze medal victory at last year’s nationals, Alaine Chartrand of the Nepean Skating Club didn’t need to show up for qualifying events leading up to the Jan. 9-15 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, but when she showed up to compete anyway, there was no question who the star was.
Chartrand earns new personal-best scores at Barrie event
Updated On: November 5, 2013
Alaine Chartrand of the Nepean Skating Club earned career-best scores in both her short (61.99 points) and freeskate (117.6) programs to win the senior women's event at an Oct. 20 competition in Barrie.
New international best launches skater’s big season
Updated On: October 9, 2013
She has two trips to Europe for international events under her belt already, but Alaine Chartrand’s figure skating season will only get bigger from here.
Chartrand earns international PB in Jr. Grand Prix season debut
Updated On: September 9, 2013
Alaine Chartrand opened her 2013-14 figure skating season with a fourth-place finish at the season’s first ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit stop Aug. 30 in Latvia, earning a personal-best international score of 146.95 points.
Skating stars visit Nepean
Created On: June 14, 2013
World championships pairs bronze medalists Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel, Four Continents men’s champion Kevin Reynolds and Canadian women’s bronze medalist Alaine Chartrand of the home club visited the Nepean Skating Club for a special event on June 8.
Who will be in Sochi?
Updated On: March 28, 2013
A dozen or more Ottawa athletes could represent Canada in Sochi, with numerous medal contenders
Nepean skater scores sr. bronze, Minto’s Gong novice gold
Updated On: February 7, 2013
It was a pinnacle moment many years in the making for Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships medalists Alaine Chartrand and Zoe Gong. And when they accepted their prizes in mid-January in Mississauga, both athletes reflected on how their parents’ years of dedication to the sport was also paying off.
At the 2013 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships last month in Mississauga, Darlene Joseph of the Gloucester Skating Club was presented with her certificate as a Level 5 nationally-certified coach.