Read below for a selection of quotes and articles that have featured Vancouver Ice Dance Academy's coaches and skaters:
Trinity Student Abigail Chase Wins Gold in International Synchronized Skating Competition
Abigail Chase, a Trinity College first-year student and University of Toronto high performance athlete, has Olympic dreams. She hopes that her sport, synchronized skating, will be included in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games. In the meantime, she represents Canada internationally on NEXXICE Senior, a synchronized skating team representing the Burlington Skating Centre. Recently, Abigail returned from two weeks in Europe where her team earned gold at the Trophy D’Ecosse on February 10, 2018...Read More
ice dancers impress at grand prix
"Stairs and Royer, seasoned veterans with four previous chances to represent Canada, posted the fourth-best mark at the Belarus-hosted competition and came within 16 points of the bronze with their best showing yet....Read More"
By Dan Olson; Published 28 APR 2017
The 2016 Canadian Championships: The Good, The Bad And The #NoSheBetterDont
"A free dance that really stood out in terms of attention to detail and performance quality were Timothy Lum and Brianna Delmaestro's intricate Bollywood program to "Silsila Ye Chahat Ka" by Shreya Ghoshal, "Dev's Last Journey" by Raqhav Chatterjee, Supra Adhikari and Rashmi Sharma, "Balak Balak" by Udit Narayan, Vinod Rathod and Shreya Ghoshal and "Dola Re Dola" by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Shreya Ghoshal. Did they ever sell that! Another one of Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe's teams, Alexa Linden and Addison Voldeng, performed a similarly detail oriented, theatrical program to "Alice In Wonderland" that I just loved. The legacy of Wing and Lowe's unique style is alive and well in their work with so many ice dancers coming up through the ranks and a welcome addition as so many other teams have opted for safer program choices. Read more under "Best of the Rest" subheading here.
By Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard Blog
Posted: 24 Jan 2016
Delmaestro and Lum prep for seniors
"Canadian ice dancers Brianna Delmaestro and Timothy Lum had two main goals going into the 2014-15 season ...They accomplished both and are now eyeing the upcoming season from a senior standpoint...Read More"
By Paula Slater; Published 18 APR 2015
Video: B.C. pair train for figure skating championships
"Ice dancers Madeline Edwards, 18, of Port Moody, and ZhaoKai Pang, 19, of Burnaby, are competing in the 2015 world junior figure skating championships in Tallinn, Estonia March 2-8...see video"
Headed to France to kick off the season, Madeline Edwards and ZhaoKai Pang just might be Canadian ice dancing's next big thing
"Edwards, 18, and Pang, 19, who train under 2006 Olympian ice dancers Lowe and Megan Wing out of 8 Rinks in Burnaby, left Saturday for Courchevel, France, where the ISU Junior Grand Prix season kicks off Wednesday... Read More"
By Steve Ewen; Posted: 17 AUG 2014
Vancouver Ice Dance Academy to partner with Fortius Sport & Health to offer optimal athlete support
"This is a significant partnership for Vancouver Ice Dance Academy and one that we believe will truly help optimize the performance of our athletes on and off the ice," said Megan Wing, the co-director of VIDA alongside Aaron Lowe. "To have access to such important training and services at a world-class facility in our own backyard is convenient and compelling for our skaters and their families." Read More
Posted: 20 MAR 2014
Strong skate scores bronze at World Juniors
"The 17-year-old Port Moody native said the pair have a good routine going when it comes to preparing for the competitions, and credits coaches Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe for keeping things on a steady plane...Read More"
By Dan Olsen; Posted: 19 MAR 2014
Local figure skaters grab bronze at World Junior Championships
"On Friday, Edwards, 17, and partner Zhao Kai Pang, 19, of Burnaby, won the bronze medal in ice dancing at the ISU world junior figure skating championships in Sofia, Bulgaria...Read More" By Steve Ewen; Posted: 17 MAR 2014
Junior ice dancers Edwards & Pang ready for the challenge in Bulgaria
The Canadian team includes eight entries, 12 skaters in all, starting on their paths to future world championships and Olympics. Just because the word “junior” is attached to the front of this world event, doesn’t mean it’s easy to win...Read More"
By Beverley Smith; Posted: 10 MAR 2014
Ice Dance duo stepping up their game
"The ice dance tandem, who train under former Olympians Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe at Burnaby 8 Rinks, are part of the Canadian contingent going to the world junior figure skating championships in Sofia, Bulgaria this weekend...Read More"
By Steve Ewen; Posted: 8 MAR 2014
Armchair Olympian: Ice-dance Olympian Lowe understands U.S. gold-medal result
“I wish Scott and Tessa had won again but I can’t deny the fact that Charlie and Meryl are executing the crap out of these elements,” said Lowe, 39, who together with Wing, 38, heads up the Vancouver Ice Dance Academy...Read More"
By Steve Ewen; Posted: 17 FEB 2014
Olympic skater Kevin Reynolds, through former coaches' eyes
Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe hope the silver medallist overcomes setback in long program...Watch Video"
Posted: 13 FEB 2014
Skate Guard Blog: Interview with Megan Wing & Aaron Lowe
"It's taken a whole lot of work but we were able to develop our dance school and produce many national and international ice dance medallists. Our goal is to make the Vancouver Ice Dance Academy (VIDA) one of the top places to train in the world and for our dancers to become the best they can be...Read More"
Posted: 6 FEB 2014
Powerade 24: Madeline Edwards & Zhao Kai Pang
Madeline Edwards and Zhao Kai Pang hope to follow in the footsteps of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir one day and represent Canada at the Olympic Games. See video (available in Canada only)
Video posted: 31 JAN 2014
Canadians ready to compete at 2014 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships®
"Nicole Orford, 21, Burnaby, B.C., and Thomas Williams, 22, Okotoks, Alta., are the second Canadian entry in ice dance. Representing Inlet SC and Calalta Community FSC, they are the 2013 Canadian bronze medallists. This season, they won bronze at the 2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, and placed fifth at the 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. They are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe at the B.C. Centre of Excellence...Read More."
Posted: 20 JAN 2014
"Edwards & Pang are always quick to credit their training environment for their success. This year, their rink saw many changes as partnerships ended and new teams formed. Coaches Megan Wing & Aaron Lowe now have seven teams training at the junior level, and four of them have received JGP assignments...Read More."
Article & photos by Melanie Hoyt
Posted: 04 SEPT 2013
"All three teams train together at the BC Centre of Excellence with coaches Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe...Read More."
By Melanie Hoyt; Posted: 15 JAN 2013
Photography © Melanie Hoyt