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Skate Canada names teams for ISU Championships

January 27, 2012

 

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Skate Canada names teams for ISU Championships

MONCTON, NB – At the conclusion of the highly successful 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships Skate Canada CEO William Thompson and High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk named the teams for the three upcoming ISU Championships.

“The level of skating here this week from novice to junior and senior has been tremendous.  We’ve seen champions come from many different parts of the country, which shows that our Skate Canada sections are working really hard to develop skating in their regions,” said Thompson.  “As we prepare to send our skaters out to the championships, we are confident that they will challenge for the podium and championship titles with the best in the world at both the senior and junior level. We will be sending very strong teams to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in France, ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado and the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Belarus.”

 

ISU World Figure Skating Championships, Nice, France - March 26 - April 1, 2012

Men
Patrick Chan, 21, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Reynolds, 21, Coquitlam, B.C.

Ice Dance
Tessa Virtue, 22, London, Ont. / Scott Moir, 24, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 22, Waterloo, Ont. – Houston, TX / Andrew Poje, 24, Waterloo, Ont.

Kharis Ralph, 19, Toronto, Ontario / Asher Hill, 20, Pickering, Ontario

Pair
Meagan Duhamel, 26, Lively, Ont. / Eric Radford, 26, Balmertown, Ont.
Jessica Dubé, 24, St-Cyrille de Wendover, Que. / Sebastian Wolfe, 21, Terrebonne, Que.

Ladies

The top two finishers from the national championship will compete at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and Canada’s one entry for the world team will be named following their performances at that competition.

 

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Colorado Springs, USA – February 6 – 12, 2012

Men
Patrick Chan, 21, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Reynolds, 21, Coquitlam, B.C.

Jeremy Ten, 22, Vancouver, B.C.
Ice Dance
Tessa Virtue, 22, London, Ont. / Scott Moir, 24, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 22, Waterloo, Ont. – Houston, TX / Andrew Poje, 24, Waterloo, Ont.

Alexandra Paul, 20, Barrie, Ont. / Mitchell Islam, 21, Barrie, Ont.

Pair
Meagan Duhamel, 26, Lively, Ont. / Eric Radford, 26, Balmertown, Ont.
Jessica Dubé, 24, St-Cyrille de Wendover, Que. / Sebastian Wolfe, 21, Terrebonne, Que.

Paige Lawrence, 21, Kennedy, Sask. / Rudi Swiegers, 24, Kipling, Sask.
Ladies
Amélie Lacoste, 23, Delson, Que.
Cynthia Phaneuf, 24, Contrecoeur, Que.

Alexandra Najarro, 18, Richmond Hill, Ont.


Canadian Team - ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships, Minsk, Belarus, February 27 – March 4, 2012

Men
Liam Firus, 19, North Vancouver, B.C.
Nam Nguyen, 13, Burnaby, B.C.

Ice Dance
Nicole Orford, 19, Burnaby, B.C. / Thomas Williams, 20, Okotoks, Alta.

Andréanne Poulin, 16, L’Île Bizard, Que. / Marc-André Servant, 20, Vaudreuil, Que.

Pair
Katherine Bobak, 17, Guelph, Ont. / Ian Beharry, 20, Guelph, Ont.

Margaret Purdy, 16, Strathroy, Ont. / Michael Marinaro, 19, Sarnia, Ont.

Hayleigh Bell, 15, Acton, Ont. / Alistair Sylvester, 17, Stratford, Ont.

Ladies
Katelyn Osmond, 16, Sherwood Park, Alta.


The third-placed senior ice dance team, Piper Gilles, 19, Colorado Springs, CO and Paul Poirier, 20, Unionville, Ont. are currently unable to represent Canada internationally until her eligibility release from US Figure Skating is confirmed this spring. They will be eligible to represent Canada next season.

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In 2011, Skate Canada produced two world champions, Patrick Chan in senior men’s and Andrei Rogozine in junior men’s. 2010 Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the world ice dance silver medal.

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