OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have three entries, for a total of four skaters at the 24th annual Ondrej Nepela Trophy, the fifth event on the 2016 ISU Challenger Series. Canada will have one entry per discipline in men’s, ladies and ice dance at the competition which runs from September 29-October 1, 2016, in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Olympic silver medallist (team) Kevin Reynolds, 26, Coquitlam, B.C., is the Canadian entry in the men’s discipline. Reynolds previously competed at this event in 2012 and placed fourth. Last season, Reynolds won the bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and placed 11th at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. He is coached by Joanne McLeod in Burnaby, B.C.
Kelsey Wong, 18, Burnaby, B.C., will represent Canada in ladies. Last season, Wong placed tenth at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Joanne McLeod and Neil Wilson in Burnaby, B.C.
Canadian junior champions Mackenzie Bent, 19, Uxbridge, Ont., and Dmitre Razgulajevs, 19, Ajax, Ont., are the Canadian entry in ice dance. This will be their second ISU Challenger Series event, having placed 11th at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic earlier this season. They are coached by Carol Lane, Jon Lane, and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarborough, Ont.
Joanne McLeod of Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian team leader. Physiotherapist Paige Larson of North Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Patty Klein of Mt. Royal, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.
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CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 24th ANNUAL ONDREJ NEPELA TROPHYDISCIPLINE
|Men’s||Kevin Reynolds||26||Coquitlam, B.C.||Vancouver SC||Joanne McLeod|
|Ladies||Kelsey Wong||18||Burnaby, B.C.||Champs International Skating Centre||Joanne McLeod/ Neil Wilson|
|Ice Dance||Mackenzie Bent/ Dmitre Razgulajevs||19/19||Uxbridge, Ont./ Ajax, Ont.||Uxbridge SC/ Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane/ Jon Lane/ Juris Razgulajevs|