Brian Orser held skating seminar in Newfoundland

Brian Orser

A famous Canadian coach Brian Orser, an Olympian who now coaches new generation of  skating stars like 2014 Olympic champion Yuzuru Nanyu of Japan, hosted a figure skating seminar in Newfoundland this week, CBC News reported.

Orser was teaching skaters from around the Avalon, and brought along the new world champion Javier Fernández.

This is Orser’s third season hosting the sessions in this province.

“It runs for four days so it’s myself then another coach Paige Aistrop, she’s a specialist in spins, and then I usually bring my student Javier Hernandez, who just won the world championships in Shanghai,” said Orser.

The coach just wrapped up the world champion circuit and says coming to Newfoundland is a great way to end the competition season.

“The folks are always so hospitable and the kids are absorbing everything we’re doing, so it’s always a nice way for me to end my season,” he said.

Photo: Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club

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