Pj Kwong

Pj Kwong currently does freelance work for Skate Ontario as the Business Development manager and has consulted for Alpine Canada in media relations. She’s been a veteran stadium announcer for eight Olympic Games, two Paralympic Games, one European Games, and the Arab Games. Most recently she’s done stadium announcing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and the 2019 Pan American Games and Parapan American Games. Pj has worked as a freelance writer for CBC Sports since 2006 covering figure skating. Outside of the CBC, Pj has worked in Press Operations for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Media Relations for the Toronto 2017 Invictus Games.

Latest from Pj Kwong

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Home ice like home comfort at world figure skating championships

The world figure skating championships are in Montreal this year, which should provide a boost for Canadian skaters.
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A spot at world championships on line for Canadian skaters at Four Continents

For Canadian champion Roman Sadovsky and former Canadian champions Nam Nguyen and Keegan Messing, the Four Continents results will determine who takes the one spot available in the men's event at the worlds.
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Canadian dance duo Gilles-Poirier aim for podium in Grand Prix Final

There is nothing better than a competition featuring the world's best skaters going head to head at the halfway point in the season. This is exactly what will be happening in Torino, Italy at the end of this week when the top six finishers from the six-event Grand Prix Series head to the Grand Prix Final.
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Russian teenagers in women's event headline final competition of Grand Prix of Figure Skating

The NHK Trophy is the sixth and final event of the Grand Prix of Figure Skating and the last chance for skaters to qualify for next month's Grand Prix Final.
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Canada's Nam Nguyen could outshine Russians at Rostelecom Cup

Canadian national champion Nam Nguyen was dazzling on his way to a silver medal at Skate Canada. If Nguyen pulls out the same calibre of programs, then he could very well take the title in Russia. 
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At the Grand Prix of China, change is in the air

As the skaters head to Chongqing, China, for the fourth event in the six-event ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, it is clear that change is in the air. As Pj Kwong writes, even for some of the veteran skaters, there is no guarantee that a clean skate will get you to the top of the podium.

'A once-in-a-lifetime experience': All 7 teams return to crown Season 5 winners

"We pushed it to the limit." 7 teams return to ice to crown winning pair
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Russian teen star Zagitova one to watch at Grand Prix of France

This weekend's Grand Prix of France will showcase Russia's Alina Zagitova and the French ice-dance duo of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.

Stumbles, speed and gender-bending lifts leave three pairs standing for finale

In Week 6 we revisited some of our pairs' favourite performances, witnessed a thrilling new lift and said goodbye to another beloved pair.
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Skate Canada offers a glimpse of teenage jumping prodigy

The Skate Canada International event this weekend in Kelowna, B.C., will offer a show of great talent across the board — including both skaters that have been on the radar for years and other just appearing on the scene, like the legendary Yuzuru Hanyu and new kid on the block (and jumping phenom) Alexandra Trusova.

Les Étincelles focuses on fun for Mini Blades

Kaitlyn Weaver says, “It’s a great chance for skaters to get together and experience the other’s sport and not least of all, have fun!” 

Head bangers and shoulder stands: Pairs take even bigger risks on Week 5 of Battle

An R&B-themed show brought out the ‘80s classics like MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This (yes, there was a Hammer dance on skates). After last week’s tie, we bid goodbye to a beloved pair.
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Figure skating front-runners will emerge at opening Grand Prix in Las Vegas

The start of the latest figure skating Grand Prix series marks the true beginning of a new season. The Grand Prix is important in identifying front-runners — those who will dominate the second half of the season, including the world figure skating championships in Montreal in March.

Newmarket Skating Club joins the Mini Blades bandwagon this fall

Battle of the Blades host Ron MacLean says, “Figure and hockey skating may as well be religious or political approaches to a slippery slope."

Whitby Figure Skating Club spawns a new era of skaters for Mini Blades

Hard work and taking this challenge seriously is what the Mini Blades is all about.

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