“Team Canada is in full competition mode around the world this weekend as the winter season takes center stage. From figure skating in Finland to speed skating and skeleton in China, and even alpine skiing in Europe, there’s a lot happening that sports fans won’t want to miss. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening this weekend in the world of Team Canada sports:
The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating is making a stop in Espoo, Finland this weekend, where three Canadian duos are set to compete. Reigning Canadian champions Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen are back in action in the ice dance event, aiming for another strong performance to secure a spot in the Grand Prix Final in December. Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont will also be making their senior Grand Prix debut, while Brooke McIntosh and Benjamin Mimar will represent Canada in the pairs event. Make sure to catch the action on CBC’s livestream.
Long Track Speed Skating
Canada’s long track speed skaters are racing in Beijing, China, on the same oval used for the recent Olympic competition. Athletes like Ivanie Blondin and Laurent Dubreuil will be looking to continue their strong performances, while newcomers like Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu and Valérie Maltais hope to make their mark on the World Cup circuit.
The IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup is kicking off in Yanqing, China, where Canadian athletes Mirela Rahneva, Jane Channell, and Hallie Clarke are set to compete in the women’s skeleton races. With an exciting mix of veterans and up-and-coming talent, Canadian skeleton fans have a lot to look forward to this weekend.
The FIS Alpine World Cup will see men’s slalom racing in Gurgl, Austria, and women’s downhill races in Zermatt-Cervinia. Canadian skiers like Erik Read and Stefanie Fleckenstein will be taking on these challenging courses, aiming for strong performances on the international stage.
On the greens, Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson is in Naples, Florida, for the final event of the LPGA Tour season at the CME Group Championship. After a strong start to the season, Henderson is hoping for a second tour win, and sports fans will be keeping an eye on her performance.
As Team Canada athletes take on the world this weekend, there’s plenty for sports fans to get excited about. From ice to snow to grass, there’s no shortage of action happening on the global stage. Be sure to catch all the excitement and cheer on Team Canada as they compete around the world this weekend.”