Oakville native, Milton trained Schizas named to Olympic skating team
Published January 10, 2022 at 4:15 pm
Oakville’s Madeline Schizas is going to the Winter Olympics.
The 18-year-old figure skater, who trains out of the Milton Skating Club, is one of 13 skaters officially named by Skate Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee to compete at next month’s Beijing 2020 Olympic Winter Games.
Selection was based on international results and scores from the past two seasons and at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.
Team Canada earned Olympic quotas through skaters’ placements at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships this past March.
Schizas, who finished 13 at last year’s world championships to clinch Canada’s lone spot in women’s singles, is one of six Canadian skaters who will be making her Olympic debut.
“Going to the Olympic Winter Games is just such a dream,” the White Oaks Secondary School graduate told Skate Canada. “I watched the 2010 Games in Vancouver, I watched Joannie Rochette there, and since then it’s just been such a dream of mine and I’m so happy that I was able to accomplish being named to the team.”
Figure skating at the Beijing Games will run Feb. 4-20 at the Capitol Indoor Stadium and kick off with the team event.
Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations are subject to approval by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee following its receipt of nominations by all National Sport Organizations.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising