OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send five skaters entries, for a total of seven skaters to the 22nd annual Finlandia Trophy, the sixth event on the 2017 ISU Challenger Series. The competition runs from October 6-8, 2017, in Espoo, Finland. Canada will have two men’s entries and one entry per discipline in ladies, pairs and ice dance.
Olympic silver medallist (team) Kevin Reynolds, 27, Coquitlam, B.C., is the first of two Canadian men entries. Last season on the ISU Challenger Series, he won the silver medal at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. Reynolds also placed ninth at the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. The Canadian silver medallist is coached by Joanne McLeod in Burnaby, B.C.
Roman Sadovsky, 18, Vaughan, Ont., is the second Canadian entry in men’s. Last season, he placed seventh at the ISU Challenger Series Golden Spin of Zagreb. He also placed 17th at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Sadovsky is coached by Tracey Wainman in Richmond Hill, Ont.
World bronze medallist Gabrielle Daleman, 19, Newmarket, Ont., will represent Canada in ladies. Last season on the ISU Challenger Series, Daleman won bronze at the Nebelhorn Trophy. The 2017 Canadian silver medallist is coached by Lee Barkell and Brian Orser in Toronto, Ont.
Canadian silver medallists Lubov Ilyushechkina, 25, Moscow, Russia, and Dylan Moscovitch, 33, Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian pair entry. Last season, Ilyushechkina and Moscovitch won the silver medal at the Nebelhorn Trophy on the ISU Challenger Series. They also placed sixth at the 2017 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. They are coached by Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.
Carolane Soucisse, 22, Châteauguay, Que., and Shane Firus, 23, North Vancouver, B.C., will represent Canada in ice dance. Soucisse and Firus placed fifth at their first ISU Challenger Series event of the season, the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.
Skate Canada High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk will travel with the team as Canadian team leader. Physiotherapist Karen Seymour of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Karen Butcher of Greely, Ont., and Karen Howard of Regina, Sask., will be the Canadian officials at the event.
For results and full entries please visit the official event website.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2017 FINLANDIA TROPHY
|Men||Kevin Reynolds||27||Coquitlam, B.C.||Vancouver SC||Joanne McLeod|
|Men||Roman Sadovsky||18||Vaughan, Ont.||York Region Skating Academy||Tracey Wainman|
|Ladies||Gabrielle Daleman||19||Newmarket, Ont.||Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club||Lee Barkell / Brian Orser|
|Pairs||Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch||25/33||Moscow, Russia / Toronto, Ont.||Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club / Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club||Lee Barkell / Bryce Davison / Tracy Wilson|
|Ice Dance||Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus||22/23||Châteauguay, Que. / North Vancouver, B.C.||CPA Repentigny / CPA Ahuntsic||Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon|