OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send eight entries, for a total of 12 skaters to Dresden, Germany, for the sixth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. Canada will have two entries per category in men’s, ladies, pair, and ice dance at the event which takes place from October 1-5, 2014.
Roman Sadovsky, 15, Vaughan, Ont., is the first of two Canadian entries in the men’s division. Sadovsky won the ISU Junior Grand Prix event earlier this season in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Last season, he placed 14th at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Riga, Latvia, eighth in Minsk, Belarus, and 13th at the 2014 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. He is coached by Tracey Wainman and Gregor Filipowski at the YSRA Winter Club.
Mitchell Gordon, 18, Vancouver, B.C., is the second entry in men’s for Canada. Gordon placed seventh at the second stop on this year’s ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Last season, he placed 11th at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Gordon is coached by Eileen Murphy and Keegan Murphy at the Connaught Figure Skating Club in Richmond, B.C.
Kim DeGuise-Léveillée, 16, Sorel-Tracy, Que., is one of two Canadian entries in ladies. She placed eighth at her first international assignment, the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava, Czech Republic, earlier this season. Representing CPA Sorel-Tracy, she is the 2014 Canadian junior champion. DeGuise-Léveillée is coached by Josée Picard and Marc-André Craig in Chambly, Que.
Selena Zhao, 16, Varennes, Que. – Colorado Springs, USA, is the second Canadian entry in the ladies division. Representing CPA Varennes, she placed 10th in her international debut for Canada, at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ljubljana, Slovenia this season. She is coached by Christy Krall and Damon Allen in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Julianne Séguin, 17, Longueuil, Que., and Charlie Bilodeau, 21, Trois-Pistoles, Que., will be the first of two Canadian entries in pair. Séguin and Bilodeau won their first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment this season in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Last season, they placed fourth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava and fifth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Minsk, Belarus. The representatives of CPA Longueuil and CPA De Drummondville Inc., are the 2014 Canadian junior pair silver medallists. They are coached by Josée Picard and Patrice Archetto in Chambly, Que.
Hope McLean, 15, Glencoe, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 18, Trenton, Ont., are the second Canadian pair entry. The newly formed team will be competing at their first international assignment since teaming up in February 2014. The representatives of Mount Brydges SC and Prince Edward SC are coached by Alison Purkiss and Scott Rachuk at the London Competitive Skating Centre.
Brianna Delmaestro, 18, Port Moody, B.C., and Timothy Lum, 19, Burnaby, B.C., are one of two entries in ice dance for Canada. Delmaestro and Lum won the silver medal at their first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment this season in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Representing Coquitlam SC and Burnaby FSC, they placed fifth at both of their ISU Junior Grand Prix Assignments last season in Gandsk, Poland, and Tallinn, Estonia. The 2014 Canadian junior ice dance bronze medallists are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe at the BC Centre of Excellence.
Danielle Wu, 16, Burnaby, B.C., and Spencer Soo, 17, Burnaby, B.C., will also represent Canada in ice dance. Wu and Soo placed sixth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava, Czech Republic, earlier this seaosn. Last season, the representatives of Burnaby FSC placed fifth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava. Wu and Soo are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe at the BC Centre of Excellence.
Bev Viger of Abbotsford, B.C., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Dr. Erika Persson of Edmonton, Alta., and physiotherapist Josiane Roberge of Sillery, Que., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Janice Hunter of West Vancouver, B.C., and Reaghan Fawcett of Aurora, Ont., are the Canadian officials at the event.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU JGP #6 – Dresden, Germany
|Men’s||Roman Sadovsky||15||Vaughan, Ont.||YRSA Winter Club||Tracey Wainman / Gregor Filipowski|
|Men’s||Mitchell Gordon||18||Vancouver, B.C.||Connaught Figure Skating Club||Eileen Murphy / Keegan Murphy|
|Ladies||Selena Zhao||16||Varennes, Que. – Colorado Springs, USA||CPA Varennes||Christy Krall / Damon Allen|
|Ladies||Kim DeGuise-Léveillée||16||Sorel-Tracy, Que.||CPA Sorel-Tracy||Josée Picard / Marc-André Craig|
|Pairs||Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau||17/21||Longueuil, Que. / Trois-Pistoles, Que.||CPA Longueuil / CPA De Drummondville Inc.||Josée Picard / Patrice Archetto|
|Pairs||Hope McLean / Trennt Michaud||15/18||Glencoe, Ont. / Trenton, Ont.||Mount Brydges SC / Prince Edward SC||Alison Purkiss / Scott Rachuk|
|Ice Dance||Brianna Delmaestro / Timothy Lum||18/19||Port Moody, B.C. / Burnaby, B.C.||Coquitlam SC / Burnaby FSC||Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe|
|Ice dance||Danielle Wu / Spencer Soo||16/17||Burnaby, B.C. / Burnaby, B.C.||Burnaby FSC / Burnaby FSC||Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe|