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Skate Canada Manitoba​ – WINNIPEG, MB.  November 6, 2017  –This past weekend at the 2018 Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Championship in Virden, Manitoba, nine of our Province’s best skaters were identified to make the trip to the 2018 Skate Canada Challenge Competition in Pierrefonds (Montreal), Quebec.

At the event in Pierrefonds, Manitoba’s skaters will compete against the rest of the country’s highest caliber skaters. The entire event will run from November 29th – December 3rd, 2017.

The competition will feature Pre-Novice, Novice, Junior and Senior level skaters in Men’s, Women’s, Pairs and Ice Dance. Approximately 500 skaters from across the country will compete at this flagship event.

The 2018 Skate Canada Challenge Competition is the only opportunity for Novice, Junior and Senior skaters to qualify for the 2018 Canadian Tire Figure Skating Championships, in Vancouver, BC, from January 8 -14, 2018.

The top Senior skaters, at this competition, will be selected to compete at the Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea in February, 2018.

The following skaters will represent Skate Canada Manitoba at in Pierrefonds:

Senior Women
Deidre Russell – Skate Winnipeg
Junior Women
Andrea Laskovic – Skate Winnipeg
Novice Women
Danae Russell – Skate Winnipeg
Emma King – Skate Winnipeg
Marijka Popadynetz – Skate Brandon
Pre-Novice Women
Annika Duguay – Carberry FSC
Cecilia Howes – Skate Winnipeg
Emma Kasian – Skate Winnipeg
Pre-Novice Men
Yohnatan Elizarov – Skate Winnipeg

Complete Event results in the above categories can be found on our website at

Additionally, our younger skaters also competed with the following representing the Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile figure skating levels.

Pre-Juvenile Under 11 Women                        Juvenile Under 14 Women
Pre-Juvenile Under 13 Women                        Juvenile Under 12 Women
Pre-Juvenile Under 11 Men                              Juvenile Under 12 Men

For more information regarding the skaters and this event please go to or contact Shauna Marling, Executive Director, Skate Canada Manitoba, (204) 925-5708 or  (M-F 8:30 – 4:30 pm)