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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two entries at the 21st annual Cup of Nice, a senior international competition. Canada will have one entry in ladies and one entry in ice dance at the event which runs from October 19-23, 2016, at the Patinoire Jean Bouin in Nice, France.

Carolane Soucisse, 21, Châteauguay, Que., and Shane Firus, 22, Barrie, Ont., will be the Canadian entry competing in ice dance. This will be their second international assignment together, having placed seventh at the 2016 Autumn Classic International. Soucisse and Firus are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.

Eri Nishimura, 22, Toronto, Ont., will represent Canada in the ladies’ discipline. This will be her first international assignment. Last season, she placed eighth at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Nishimura is coached by Brian Orser in Toronto, Ont.

For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org or the official event website.

For photos of the Canadian entries, please contact media@skatecanada.ca.

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 21st CUP OF NICE

DISCIPLINE

NAME

AGE

HOMETOWN

CLUB

COACH

Ice Dance

Carolane Soucisse/ Shane Firus

21/22

Châteauguay, Que./ Barrie, Ont.

CPA Repentigny/ CPA Ahuntsic

Marie-France Dubreuil/ Patrice Lauzon

Ladies

Eri Nishimura

22

Toronto, Ont.

Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club

Brian Orser