OTTAWA, ONT: Twenty-three Canadian skaters are headed to Germany to compete at the 2015 International Skating Union (ISU) Adult Figure Skating Competition. The event takes place in Oberstdorf, Germany, from May 18-23, 2015.
This year’s event will host over 400 competitors from 29 countries. In order to compete at the ISU Adult Figure Skating Competition, skaters must be between the ages of 28 and 78. The competition once again features many former international competitors, including Canada’s own Gary Beacom, 1984 Olympian and 1988 World Professional Champion.
“Our Canadian team at the 2015 ISU Adult Competition truly embodies skating for life. Their commitment and love for our sport is next to none, and an inspiration to all to embrace they joy of skating,” said Dan Thompson, Skate Canada CEO. “We wish our Canadian skaters the best of luck in their performances as they represent our country to the fullest.”
Over the seven-day competition, skaters will compete in the following categories:
- Ladies and Men Free Skating
- Ladies and Men Artistic Free Skating
- Pairs Free Skating
- Ice Dance – Pattern Dance
- Ice Dance – Short Dance
- Ice Dance – Free Dance
- Synchronized Skating
Since the event’s inception in 2005, Canada has been well represented in entries and medal count. In 2014, the Canadian team earned a total of 34 medals, including 10 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals.
The adult figure skaters representing Canada are:
|Diana Barkley||Maureen Bennie||Sandra Blitz||Emilie Berthiaume|
|Gary Beacom||Isabella Ciocoiu||Jan Calnan|
|David Dickey||Annette Nymeyer||Sara Davidson|
|Alexandra Gunsett||Shig Taya||Takashi Ikeno|
|Betty Hyunah||Catherine Taylor||Hisayo Shibata|
|Geoff Squires||Sandy Smith|
|Janette Wood||Carol Snow|
For more information, please visit www.adultskating.org.