Canadians en route to France as ISU Grand Prix circuit continues

November 14, 2017

Skate Canada - OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have three entries, for a total of five skaters, competing at the fifth stop on the 2017 ISU Grand Prix series, the Internationaux de France. The event will take place from November 17-19, 2017, in Grenoble, France. Canada will have one entry per discipline in ladies, pairs and ice dance.

World silver medallist Kaetlyn Osmond, 21, Marystown, Nfld./Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian entry in the ladies category. This will be her first time competing at this event. Osmond won gold at her first ISU Grand Prix assignment this season, Skate Canada International. The three-time Canadian champion is coached by Ravi Walia in Edmonton, Alta.

Canadian silver medallists Lubov Ilyushechkina, 26, Toronto, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch, 33, Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian pair entry. This will also be their first time competing at this event. Ilyushechkina and Moscovitch placed sixth at their first Grand Prix assignment of the season, Skate Canada International. They are coached by Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.

Two-time world medallists Kaitlyn Weaver, 28, Toronto, Ont., and Andrew Poje, 30, Waterloo, Ont., will be the Canadian entry in ice dance. They last competed at this event ten years ago, in 2007, and placed seventh. This season, Weaver and Poje won silver at their first ISU Grand Prix assignment, Skate Canada International. The 2017 Canadian silver medallists are coached by Nikolai Morozov and train in Hackensack, NJ, USA.

Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, will also be travelling with the Canadian team. Dr. Cole Beavis of Saskatoon, Sask., and physiotherapist Mike McMurray of Oak Bluff, Man., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Cynthia Benson of Quispamsis, N.B., and Jean Senft of West Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org. For photos of Canadian entries, please contact media@skatecanada.ca.

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CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2017 INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE

DISCIPLINE

NAME

AGE

HOMETOWN

CLUB

COACH

Ladies

Kaetlyn Osmond

21

Marystown, Nfld. & Edmonton, Alta.

Ice Palace FSC

Ravi Walia

Pairs

Lubov Ilyushechkina/ Dylan Moscovitch

26/33

Toronto, Ont./ Toronto, Ont.

Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club/ Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club

Lee Barkell/ Bryce Davison/ Tracy Wilson

Ice Dance

Kaitlyn Weaver/ Andrew Poje

28/30

Toronto, Ont./ Waterloo, Ont.

Sault FSC/ Kitchener-Waterloo SC

Nikolai Morozov

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