‘Pros­ti­tute’ ref­er­ence skat­ing on thin ice

Toronto Star - - CANADA -

Re Os­mond sec­ond with a lit­tle street sense, Oct. 29 As head of a group that col­lects and dis­trib­utes skates for kids across Canada, I have come to know many mem­bers of the Cana­dian Na­tional Fig­ure Skat­ing Team. I was ap­palled after read­ing Rosie DiManno’s ar­ti­cle, in which for the sec­ond time in three years she com­pares Cana­dian Olympic sil­ver medallist, Kaet­lyn Os­mond, to a pros­ti­tute.

Os­mond just re­cov­ered from a ma­jor in­jury and has made a re­mark­able come­back. She also earned a sil­ver medal at the Sochi Olympics three years ago. DiManno seems only to want to put her down in her ar­ti­cles rather than fo­cus of the tremen­dous courage and re­lent­less­ness it takes to rep­re­sent Canada on the international stage. Evan Kosiner, chair and co-founder, Skate To Great, Toronto

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