Vincent De Haître was getting dressed for a bike ride on the morning of March 22 when he got a phone call explaining that he may have reached a fork in the road of achieving two of his longtime athletic goals.
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A fine line separates the ordinary from the extraordinary and based on her achievements last year, Ottawa speedskater Ivanie Blondin very much qualifies as the latter.
As two of Ottawa’s top speed skaters peak as they never have before, their former coach’s kitchen gets busier and busier.
National championship-bound Joshua Dore has figure skating in his blood.
Edouard Parent of the Gloucester Concordes Speed Skating Club is off to a fast start on the Ontario Short Track Elite Circuit this season.
The first time Darlene Joseph stepped into an arena – following closely behind her parents, who were taking her brother to hockey – she knew this was going to be a place where she would end up spending a lot of time.
Une célébration des personnes spéciales, qui s’occupent de notre communauté sportive avec le Commissaire du sport de la ville d’Ottawa, Mathieu Fleury La première fois que Darlene Joseph est rentré dans une patinoire — suivant de près ses parents, qui amenaient son frère au hockey — elle savait que c’était une place où elle passerait…
Ottawa’s Mike Woods couldn’t one-up his bronze medal performance at last year’s World Championships in road racing at this year’s event, as the 33-year-old registered a did not finish in the race held in Yorkshire, U.K. in September
Taffe Charles takes over Carleton Ravens men’s basketball for Dave Smart Now-former Carleton Ravens’ women’s basketball coach Taffe Charles is shifting over to the men’s side to take over for the most successful university basketball of all time. Carleton made the dual pronged announcement that Charles would fill Dave Smart’s shoes as lieutenant of the…
For the third Canada Winter Games in a row, a Weidemann will be on the ice for Team Ontario.
The parallels run deep between Ottawa speedskaters Noah Bouma and Rachel Freitag. The two long-trackers used to carpool to competitions as far as Lake Placid, NY, while splitting time between the Ottawa Pacers and the Gloucester Concordes, the city’s two speedskating clubs. After high school, both made their way to Calgary to train at the indoor oval that’s home to the top skaters in the country.
Blood, sweat and tears. Through a fight with injuries and mental health struggles, that was Danna Ballantyne’s script to get to the Canada Winter Games.
A number of Ottawa athletes made their mark on the international sports stage recently.
Ottawa-born Special Olympics figure skater Michael Raytchev will be going it alone at the Canada Winter Games as Team Ontario’s only shot to medal in the men’s category of his event.
As a long-distance speedskater Isabelle Weidemann doesn’t need to rely on a hot start, but that’s exactly how she began this season.
Just because they’re given an award – or another award, in the case of many of this year’s Ottawa Sports Awards lifetime award recipients – doesn’t mean everything is all of a sudden going to be about them. A lifetime of dedication to sport instills certain selflessness, morals and principles, at least two of this year’s headlining winners agree, and it’s just that that they’ve spent so much time trying to pass along to others.
Fifteen-year-old Jasmine Liu has devoted much of her life to music and figure skating, and for this year’s season she decided to put the two together.
Junior women’s figure skater Emmanuelle Proft is off to a hot start to her season. The Gloucester Skating Club athlete finished 6th in the short program and 7th overall at the Skate Ontario Sectionals in Oakville, before advancing to the 2019 Skate Canada Challenge.
Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.
Ottawa’s speedskating trio of Ivanie Blondin, Vincent De Haître and Isabelle Weidemann can each look back at the World Cup speedskating season with highs and lows. Blondin, De Haître and Weidemann – each formerly of the Gloucester Concordes – finished the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup season following their departure from the 2018 Winter Olympics, each with personal successes and shortcomings to show for it.
By Dan Plouffe With Ottawa native and 2018 Olympic curling champion John Morris landing in Calgary (his long-time residence), there was no denying a tone of disappointment for the Ottawa Olympians returning home from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games on Feb. 26. Many experienced injuries, equipment trouble and pure heartbreak as a number…
A team of 13 Olympians will be representing Ottawa at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Read our profiles on them from page 1-15 in the February 2018 Ottawa Sportspage newspaper – pick up a copy at one of the locations listed on https://sportsottawa.com/content/ottawa-sportspage-0/ or read the online edition of the newspaper at: https://issuu.com/ottawasportspage/docs/sportspage-feb18
Vincent De Haître’s Olympic dreams are coming true for the second time. After taking gold in the 1000 and 1500 metre races at the national qualifying rounds, the 23-year-old Cumberland, Ontario native will represent Canada on the world stage this February in Pyeongchang.
Nerves have transitioned to comfortability this time around, as Ottawa speed skater Ivanie Blondin is set to compete in her second Winter Olympics for the 2018 edition in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
At the 2014 Olympics, Ottawa was represented by two long track speed skaters, Vincent De Haitre and Ivanie Blondin. At the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, those same two will be joined by a third, fellow Gloucester Concorde Isabelle Weidemann.
By Brandi Awad While Olympians get ready for the biggest competition of their lives on a world stage at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, it’s all too easy to forget about the Olympic dreamers that didn’t make it: the athletes that worked endlessly to end up at the Olympic trials and the athletes that…
By Anil Jhalli In her debut on the national stage, Victoria Gardner was Ottawa’s top performer at the 2018 Figure Skating Nationals in Vancouver. Gardner, 14, who skates out of the Glen Cairn Skating Club in Kanata, finished 7th on the short program in the novice women’s division (2nd amongst Ontario skaters) and 8th in…
By Ottawa Sportspage Though for all, their connections may not be as out- right like the Gloucester speed- skaters, the Ottawa Curling Club’s quartet, or some locally-raised former NHLers, there is a cast of athletes heading to Pyeongchang with ties to the nation’s capital. Genevieve Lacasse, a goaltender on Canada’s women’s hockey team is one…
Alongside the Ottawa Curling Club quartet, there are several other local curlers in the mix at the Roar, including a pair of past Olympic champs who grew up in Ottawa.