OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have four entries, for a total of six skaters, competing at the 2017 Warsaw Cup in Warsaw, Poland, from November 16-19, 2017. Canada will have one entry per discipline in men and ladies, and two entries in ice dance at the eighth event on the 2017 ISU Challenger Series.
Liam Firus, 25, North Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian entry in men’s. He won the bronze medal at his first ISU Challenger Series assignment of the season, the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Firus is coached by Bruno Marcotte in Sainte-Julie, Que.
Emy Decelles, 19, Baie-Comeau, Que., will be the sole Canadian entry in the ladies category. This will be her first ISU Challenger Series assignment. Last season, Decelles finished 10th at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Yvan Desjardins in Rosemère, Que.
Sarah Arnold, 27, Waterloo, Ont., and Thomas Williams, 26, Okotoks, Alta., are the first of two Canadian entries in ice dance. This will also be their first ISU Challenger Series assignment. Last season, they placed sixth at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Arnold and Williams are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.
Molly Lanaghan, 18, Doncaster, England, and Dmitre Razgulajevs, 20, Ajax, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. This will be their first international assignment since teaming up. They are coached by Carol Lane, Jon Lane, and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarborough, Ont.
Carolyn Allwright of Waterloo, Ont., will be travelling with the Canadian team as team leader and physiotherapist Pat Stanziano of Oakville, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Reaghan Fawcett-Fortin of Aurora, Ont., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2017 WARSAW CUP
|Men||Liam Firus||25||North Vancouver, B.C.||Vancouver SC||Bruno Marcotte|
|Ladies||Emy Decelles||19||Baie-Comeau, Que.||CPA Baie Comeau||Yvan Desjardins|
|Ice Dance||Sarah Arnold/ Thomas Williams||27/26||Waterloo, Ont./ Okotoks, Alta.||Champs International Skating Centre/ Calalta FSC||Megan Wing/ Aaron Lowe|
|Ice Dance||Molly Lanaghan/ Dmitre Razgulajevs||18/20||Doncaster, England/ Ajax, Ont.||Scarboro FSC/ Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane/ Jon Lane/ Juris Razgulajevs|