Teen Madeline Schizas Wins First Canadian Figure Skating Title

OTTAWA – Madeline Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, while nearly winning her trip to the Beijing Olympics. Skating in front of “Madama Butterfly” by Puccini, the 18 year old girl from Oakvile, Ontario.

OTTAWA – Madeline Schizas won the women’s singles title at the Canadian figure skating championships, while nearly winning her trip to the Beijing Olympics.

The skating on “Madama Butterfly” by Puccini, the 18-year-old from Oakvile, Ont., Was not faultless, but her total score of 198.24 was good enough for gold.

Veronik Mallet of Sept-Îles, Que., Posted 170.65 for silver, while two-time Olympic and world bronze medalist Gabrielle Daleman was third (167.50).

The title was at stake for Schizas as she took a lead of more than 12 points from the short program to the long program on Saturday.

Due to safety concerns and provincial crowd restrictions due to the recent spate of COVID-19, the event is taking place in front of no supporters at the TD Place Arena.

The championships determine the Canadian Olympic figure skating team in Beijing, which will be announced on Sunday. Canada has one spot in women’s singles, two pairs and men’s singles and three in ice dance.

The men’s singles, pairs and ice dance free programs were scheduled for later in the day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on January 8, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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