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Skate Canada – Correction: Gabrielle Daleman finished fifth at 2019 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. 

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have five entries, for a total of eight skaters competing at the 2019 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland. Canada will have one entry in men, one entry in women, two entries in pairs and one entry in ice dance. This event marks the 24th edition of the Finlandia Trophy and it is the sixth stop of the 2019 ISU Challenger Series.

Roman Sadovksy, 20, Vaughn, Ont., will be the lone Canadian entry in men. Last season, Sadovsky finished 12th at Skate Canada International and seventh at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Tracey Wainman and Grzegorz Filipowski in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Gabrielle Daleman, 21, Newmarket, Ont., will be the lone Canadian entry in women. Daleman finished fifth at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and 11th at the 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. She is coached by Lee Barkell in Toronto, Ont.

Lubov Ilyushechkina, 27, Toronto, Ont., and Charlie Bilodeau, 26, Trois-Pistoles, Que., will be the first Canadian entry in pairs. This will be the first ever competition for this team, having announced their partnership in March. The two are coached by Richard Gauthier in Saint-Léonard, Que.

National pairs silver medallists, Evelyn Walsh, 18, London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 23, Trenton, Ont., will be the second Canadian pairs entry. Last season, the two made their ISU World Figure Skating Championships debut where they finished 12th. They are coached by Alison Purkiss in Brantford, Ont.

National junior ice dance champions, Marjorie Lajoie, 18, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 20, Saint-Hubert, Que., will be the lone ice dancers representing Canada. Last season, the two brought home a gold medal at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, Que.

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director will be the team leader at the event. Physiotherapist Mireille Landry of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Karen Howard of Regina, Sask., and Nicole LeBlanc-Richard of Dieppe, N.B., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.

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Roman Sadovsky


Vaughn, Ont.

York Region Skating Academy

Tracey Wainman/ Grzegorz Filipowski


Gabrielle Daleman


Newmarket, Ont.

Granite Club

Lee Barkell


Lubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau


27 / 26

Toronto, Ont. / Trois-Pistoles, Que.

CPA Saint-Léonard / CPA Chambly


Richard Gauthier


Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud

18 /23

London, Ont. / Trenton, Ont.

London SC / Trenton SC

 Alison Purkiss

Ice Dance

Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha

18 / 20

Boucherville, Que. / Saint-Hubert, Que.

CPA Boucherville / CPA Saint-Lambert

Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer