OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have seven entries, for a total of 11 skaters at the fourth stop of the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Team Canada’s entries include two entries in men, one entry in women, two entries in pair and two entries in ice dance. The competition will take place from September 11-14, 2019.
Iliya Kovler, 16, Richmond Hill, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in men. This season, Kovler finished 10th in Courchevel. Last season, Kovler finished third at the Armenian Cup and seventh at JGP Canada. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, he placed ninth in senior. He is coached by Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev in Richmond Hill, Ont.
Alec Guinzbourg, 14, Aurora, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in men. Last year, Guinzbourg finished 11th at the Armenian Cup and eighth in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Andrei Berezintsev and Inga Zusev in Richmond Hill, Ont.
Olivia Gran, 16, Kelowna, B.C., will be the lone Canadian entry in women. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, Gran finished ninth in senior. She is coached by Karen and Jason Mongrain in Kelowna, B.C.
Canadian junior silver medallists Brooke McIntosh, 14, Toronto, Ont., and Brandon Toste, 16, Toronto, Ont., will be the first Canadian pair entry. This season, the two finished fifth at Lake Placid. They are coached by Andrew Evans in Mississauga, Ont.
Patricia Andrew, 14, London, Ont., and Zachary Daleman, 19, Newmarket, Ont., will be the second Canadian pair entry. This will be their first ISU Junior Grand Prix competition as a newly formed pair team. The two are coached by Alison Purkiss and Bryce Davison in Brantford, Ont.
Nadiia Bashynska, 15, Ajax, Ont., and Peter Beaumont, 18, Ajax, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in ice dance. Last season, they finished ninth at Bratislava and first at Lake Placid Ice Dance International. The two are coached by Carol and Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs and Marc-André Servant in Scarboro, Ont.
Irina Galiyanova, 17, Moscow, Russia and Grayson Lochhead, 19, Sweaburg, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. This season, the team finished 9th in Lake Placid. Last year, they finished seventh at Amber Cup and third at Lake Placid Ice Dance. They are coached by Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarboro, Ont.
André Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director and Danielle Williams of Surrey, B.C., will be the team leaders at the event. Physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Westmount, Que., and Dr. Erika Persson of Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Lorna Schroder of Georgetown, Ont., and Pam Chislett of Grand Prairie, Alta., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU JGP #4 – CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA
|Men||Iliya Kovler||15||Richmond Hill, Ont.||Richmond Hill Training Centre||Andrei Berezintsev|
|Men||Alec Guinzbourg||14||Aurora, Ont.||Richmond Hill Training Centre||Andrei Berezintsev|
|Women||Olivia Gran||16||Kelowna, B.C.||Kelowna SC||Karen Mongrain / Jason Mongrain|
|Pair||Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste||14/16||Toronto, Ont. / Toronto, Ont.||Canadian Ice Academy||Andrew Evans|
|Pair||Patricia Andrew / Zachary Daleman||14/19||London, Ont. / Newmarket, Ont.||Brantford Competitive Skating Centre||Alison Purkiss / Bryce Davison|
|Ice Dance||Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont||15/18||Ajax, Ont. / Ajax, Ont.||Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane / Jon Lane / Juris Razgulajevs / Marc-André Servant|
|Ice Dance||Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochhead||17/19||Moscow, Russia / Sweaburg, Ont.||Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane / Juris Razgulajevs|