Canadians didn't earn a medal on the first day of competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Saturday in Lillehammer, Norway, but some have put themselves in a solid position to do so.

Here's a quick look at how they fared:

Figure skating

Men's short program

  • Roman Sadovsky (Toronto), 2nd

Pairs short program

  • Justine Brasseur (LaSalle, Que.), Mathieu Ostiguy (Granby, Que.), 4th

Curling (Preliminary)

  • Canada def. Great Britain, 4-2
  • Canada def. Czech Republic, 5-2

Hockey (Preliminary)


  • Russia def. Canada, 4-3



Toronto figure skater Roman Sadovsky put himself in a great position to capture a medal on the Youth Olympic Games after finishing second in the men's short program on Saturday in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo courtesy Skate Canada)


  • Ali Nullmeyer (Toronto), 7th
  • Amelia Smart (Invermere, B.C.), 19th


  • Justin Alkier (Barrie, Ont.) 19th
  • Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont.), 21st