Figure Skating

Canadian figure skater Jeremy Ten retires

Jeremy Ten has retired from figure skating after more than a decade of competing for Canada.

Competed on national team for 11 years

After winning three career medals at the national championships, Canadian national figure skating team veteran Jeremy Ten has retired from the sport. He graduated from university on Friday. (Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Jeremy Ten has retired from figure skating after more than a decade of competing for Canada.

The 26-year-old from Vancouver won three career medals at the national championships, taking silver this past season to earn a spot on the world championship team.

"It was an honour and privilege this past season to represent Canada at my second world championships," Ten said in a statement. "I couldn't be more grateful for all the life experiences you can only learn while travelling the world, competing against the best in the world, and being a Canadian athlete."

Ten graduated from Simon Fraser University on Friday, with a bachelor of arts degree in health sciences. He plans to stay involved in the sport, either as a coach and choreographer or as a judge.

He was 17th at the 2009 world championships and finished 22nd at the worlds last March. His best Grand Prix result was seventh in 2008.

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