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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have five entries, for a total of seven skaters at the third stop of the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Riga, Latvia. Team Canada’s entries will include two entries in men, one entry in women and two entries in ice dance. The event will take place from September 4-7, 2019.

Joseph Phan, 18, Toronto, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in men. Last season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, Phan finished third at Czech Skate. At the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, he placed 12th. He finished fourth in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Phan is coached by Brian Orser in Toronto, Ont.

Eric Liu, 18, Edmonton, Alta., will be the second Canadian entry in men. Liu finished 11th in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Ravi Walia in Edmonton, Alta.

Canadian novice champion Kaiya Ruiter, 13, Calgary, AB., will be the lone Canadian entry in women. This will be her first season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit. Ruiter is coached by Scott Davis and Jeff Langdon in Calgary, Alta.

Canadian junior ice dance bronze medallists Natalie D’Alessandro, 15, Toronto, Ont., and Bruce Waddell, 17, Toronto, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in ice dance. Last year, the team finished fourth at JGP Cup of Austria and sixth at JGP Canada. They are coached by Tracy Wilson, Andrew Hallam and Joey Russell in Toronto, Ont.

Canadian novice bronze medallists Isabel McQuilkin, 16, Calgary, Alta., and Jacob Portz, 18, Calgary, Alta., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. This will be their first season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit. Last season, the two finished second at the 2018 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships (novice).  The team is coached by Kim Weeks, Tyler Myles and Ben Westenberger in Calgary, Alta.

Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., and Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, will be the team leaders at the event. Physiotherapist Sylvia Cyurisek of Berwyn, Alta., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Andrew Bosco of Thorold, Ont., and Erika Topolski of Fredericton, N.B., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.

For more information, please visit www.isu.org.

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT JGP #3 – RIGA, LATVIA

DISCIPLINE

NAME

AGE

HOMETOWN

CLUB

COACH

Men

Joseph Phan

18

Toronto, Ont.

Toronto CS & CC

Brian Orser

Men

Eric Liu

18

Edmonton, Alta.

Ice Palace FSC

Ravi Walia

Women

Kaiya Ruiter

13

Calgary, Alta.

Glencoe Club

Scott Davis / Jeff Langdon

Ice Dance

Natalie D’Alessandro / Bruce Waddell

 15 /17

Toronto, Ont. / Toronto, Ont.

Toronto CS & CC

Tracy Wilson / Andrew Hallam / Joey Russell

Ice Dance

Isabel McQuilkin / Jacob Portz

 16 / 18

Calgary, Alta. / Calgary, Alta.

Calalta SC

Kim Weeks / Tyler Myles / Ben Westenberger

 

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For Information: 

Emma Lindblad, Communications Coordinator
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 753
elindblad@skatecanada.ca