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Skate Canada  – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have 12 entries, for a total of 18 skaters, competing at the 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan. Competition begins January 24 and runs through to January 27, 2018. The Canadian team will have three entries per discipline in men, ladies, pairs and ice dance.

Canadian bronze medallist Nam Nguyen, 19, Toronto, Ont., will be the first of three Canadian men’s entries. Last year, he placed eighth at this event. The three-time Canadian medallist is coached by Robert Burk in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Elladj Baldé, 27, Montreal, Que., is the second Canadian men entry. Baldé has previously placed 11th at this event in 2014 and 18th in 2013. This season, he placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Baldé trains in Montreal, Que., with Bruno Marcotte.

Olympic silver medallist (team) Kevin Reynolds, 27, Coquitlam, B.C., is the third Canadian men’s entry. This will be his seventh time competing at this event, having won in 2013. Reynolds placed fifth at the 2018 Canadian championships. The four-time Canadian silver medallist is coached by Joanne McLeod in Burnaby, B.C.

Alaine Chartrand, 21, Prescott, Ont., is the first of three Canadian entries in ladies. This will be her fifth time competing at this event; she placed 11th last year. Chartrand placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The four-time Canadian medallist is coached by Joanne McLeod.

Michelle Long, 25, Newmarket, Ont., is the second Canadian entry in the ladies discipline. She will be competing at this event for the first time. Long placed fifth at the 2018 Canadian Championships. She is coached by Robert Burk and Danielle Rose in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Alicia Pineault, 18, Varennes, Que., is the final Canadian entry in the ladies category. This will also be her first time competing at this event. Most recently, she placed eighth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Pineault is coached by Stéphane Yvars in Boucherville, Que.

Lubov Ilyushechkina, 26, Toronto, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch, 33, Toronto, Ont., will be the first of three Canadian pairs entries. This will be their fourth time competing at this event; last year they won the bronze medal. Ilyushechkina and Moscovitch placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian championships. The three-time Canadian medallists are coached by Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.

Camille Ruest, 24, Rimouski, Que., and Drew Wolfe, 22, Calgary, Alta., will be the second Canadian entry in pairs. This will be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed sixth at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Ruest and Wolfe are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Que.

Sydney Kolodziej, 24, Montreal, Que., and Maxime Deschamps, 26, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., will also represent Canada in pairs. This will also be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed seventh at the 2018 Canadian Championships. Kolodziej and Deschamps are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Que.

Carolane Soucisse, 22, Châteauguay, Que., and Shane Firus, 23, North Vancouver, B.C., will represent Canada in ice dance. This will be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Soucisse and Firus are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.

Sarah Arnold, 27, Vancouver, B.C., and Thomas Williams, 26, Vancouver, B.C., will also represent Canada in ice dance. This will be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed fifth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Arnold and Williams are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.

Haley Sales, 21, Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker, 21, Langley, B.C., will be the final Canadian ice dance entry at the event, and will also be competing at this event for the first time. This season, they placed sixth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Sales and Wamsteeker are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.

Bev Viger of Abbotsford, B.C., and Cynthia Ullmark of Canmore, Alta., will be the Canadian team leaders at this event. Dr. John Philpott of Toronto, Ont., and physiotherapist Paige Larson of North Vancouver, B.C., will be the team medical staff onsite.

Leslie Keen of Vancouver, B.C., Reaghan Fawcett-Fortin of Aurora, Ont., Andrea Derby of Windsor, Ont., and Sylvain Guibord of Brossard, Que., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org or the event website. For streaming and broadcast schedule, visit CBC Sports.

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2018 ISU FOUR CONTINENTS FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

DISCIPLINE

NAME

AGE

HOMETOWN

CLUB

COACH

Men

Nam Nguyen

19

Toronto, Ont.

Richmond Training Centre

Robert Burk

Men

Elladj Baldé

27

Montreal, Que.

CPA Anjou Kinsmen

Bruno Marcotte

Men

Kevin Reynolds

27

Coquitlam, B.C.

Vancouver SC

Joanne McLeod

Ladies

Alaine Chartrand

21

Prescott, Ont.

Prescott FSC

Joanne McLeod

Ladies

Michelle Long

25

Newmarket, Ont.

Richmond Training Centre

Robert Burk/ Danielle Rose

Ladies

Alicia Pineault

18

Varennes, Que.

CPA Varennes

Stéphane Yvars

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

Pairs

Camille Ruest/ Drew Wolfe

24/22

Rimouski, Que./ Balmertown, Ont.

CPA De Rimouski/ Glencoe Club

Richard Gauthier/ Bruno Marcotte

Pairs

Sydney Kolodziej/ Maxime Deschamps

24/26

Montreal, Que./ Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

CPA St. Léonard/ CPAR Vaudreuil

Richard Gauthier/ Bruno Marcotte

Ice Dance

Carolane Soucisse/ Shane Firus

22/23

Châteauguay, Que./ North Vancouver, B.C.

CPA Repentigny/ CPA Ahuntsic

Marie-France Dubreuil/ Patrice Lauzon

Ice Dance

Sarah Arnold/ Thomas Williams

27/26

Vancouver, B.C./ Vancouver, B.C.

Champs International Skating Centre/ Calalta FSC

Megan Wing/ Aaron Lowe

Ice Dance

Haley Sales/ Nikolas Wamsteeker

20/20

Burnaby, B.C./ Langley, B.C.

Kelowna SC/ Champs International Skating Centre

Megan Wing/ Aaron Lowe

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