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OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have eight entries, for a total of 13 skaters, competing at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2022. Canada will have two entries in men, one entry in women, two entries in pairs, and three entries in ice dance. The event will take place from March 21 to 27, 2022, in Montpellier, France.  

Canadian champion Keegan Messing, 30, Girdwood, Alaska, USA, is the first Canadian entry in men. This will be his fourth time competing at this event, having finished sixth in 2021. Earlier this season, Messing finished in 11th place at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Messing is coached by Ralph Burghart in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. 

Roman Sadovsky, 22, Vaughan, Ont., is the second Canadian entry in men. This will be his first time competing at this event. Sadovsky recently competed in his first Olympic Games and finished second at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Tracey Wainman and Grzegorz Filipowski in Richmond Hill, Ont. 

Madeline Schizas, 19, Oakville, Ont., will be the lone entry for Canada in women. Schizas is the current Canadian champion after capturing gold at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. This will be her second time competing at this event, having finished 13th in 2021. Schizas also competed at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games where she finished in 19th place. She is coached by Nancy Lemaire and Derek Schmidt in Milton, Ont. 

National pairs team, Vanessa James, 34, Scarborough, Ont., and Eric Radford, 37, Balmertown, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in pairs. This is the first season that James and Radford have competed together. This season, they placed second at Autumn Classic International and most recently finished 12th at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. James and Radford are coached by Julie Marcotte in Montreal, Que. 

Evelyn Walsh, 20, London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 25, Trenton, Ont., are the second entry in pairs. This will be their third time competing at this event, having finished 13th in 2021. Most recently, Walsh and Michaud won the bronze medal at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship® 2022. The Canadian pair silver medalists are coached by Alison Purkiss, Andrew Evans, and Paul MacIntosh in Brantford, Ont. 

Piper Gilles, 30, Toronto, Ont., and Paul Poirier, 30, Unionville, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in ice dance. This will be their ninth time competing at this event and are the reigning world ice dance bronze medallists. This season, Gilles and Poirier won gold at the 2021 Skate Canada International, silver at Internationaux de France, and finished in seventh place at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The two-time Canadian champions are coached by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, and Jon Lane in Scarborough, Ont. 

Laurence Fournier Beaudry, 29, Montreal, Que., and Nikolaj Soerensen, 33, Montreal, Que., are the second Canadian entry in ice dance. This will be their third time competing at this event, having finished eighth in 2021. This season, Fournier Beaudry and Soerensen took home a bronze medal at both Skate America and Rostelecom Cup. The pair also competed at their first Olympic Games and finished in ninth place. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, Que.  

Marjorie Lajoie, 21, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 22, Saint-Hubert, Que., will be the third ice dance entry representing Canada. This will be their second time competing at this event, having finished 14th in 2021. This season, Lajoie and Lagha competed at their first Olympic Winter Games and finished in 13th place. The Canadian bronze medalists are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, QUE 

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, and Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the team leaders at the event. Dr. Cole Beavis of Saskatoon, Sask., and physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Montreal, Que., will be the Canadian medical staff on-site. Skate Canada CEO, Debra Armstrong of Ottawa, Ont., and Karen Butcher, Skate Canada President, of Ottawa, Ont., will be the team officials. Deborah Islam of Barrie, Ont., Karen Howard of Regina, Sask., and Veronique Gosselin of Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Que., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.  

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