OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have two entries, for a total of four skaters competing at the 2019 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, in Torino, Italy. Canada will be represented by two senior entries, one in pairs and one in ice dance. The event will take place December 5-8, 2019 and will include both the ISU Grand Prix Final and the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, 27, St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro, 27, Sarnia, Ont., will be the pair team representing Canada. This season, the reigning national champions won silver on home soil at Skate Canada International and won silver at NHK Trophy to secure their spot in Torino. They are coached by Bruno Marcotte in Oakville, Ont.
Ice dancers Piper Gilles, 27, Toronto, Ont., and Paul Poirier, 28, Unionville, Ont., will be representing Canada. The duo won their first Grand Prix gold medal at home at Skate Canada International and won silver at Rostelecom Cup. They are coached by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs and Jon Lane in Scarborough, Ont.
Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Dr. Lee Schofield of Toronto, Ont., and physiotherapist Mireille Landry of Toronto, Ont., will be the medical staff onsite. Janice Hunter of Vancouver, B.C., and Deborah Islam of Barrie, Ont., will be the Canadian officials attending the event. Leanna Caron, Skate Canada President, and Debra Armstrong, Skate Canada Chief Executive Officer, will be attending the event.
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2019 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING FINAL – TORINO, ITALY
|Pairs||Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro||27 / 27||St. Catharines, Ont. / Sarnia, Ont.||Skate Oakville / Skate Oakville||Bruno Marcotte|
|Ice Dance||Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier||27 / 28||Toronto, Ont. / Unionville, Ont.||Scarboro FSC / Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane / Juris Razgulajevs / Jon Lane|