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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has qualified five entries for a total of eight skaters for the ISU Grand Prix Finaltaking place in Marseille, France, from December 8-11, 2016. This is the first time that Canada has qualified a skater in every discipline and will be the biggest team Skate Canada has ever sent to the Final. The ISU Senior Grand Prix Final will be held jointly with the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.

In senior men, Patrick Chan, 25, Toronto, Ont., qualified in second. Chan won the gold medal at Skate Canada International and at the Cup of China.

Kaetlyn Osmond, 20, Marystown, Nfld./Edmonton, Alta., qualified fourth in senior ladies, having earned the silver medal at both Skate Canada International and the Cup of China.

Meagan Duhamel, 30, Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford, 31, Balmertown, Ont., qualified in first in the senior pairs discipline. Duhamel and Radford won gold at both Skate Canada International and the NHK Trophy.

Also in senior pairs, Julianne Séguin, 20, Longueuil, Que., and Charlie Bilodeau, 23, Trois-Pistoles, Que., qualified sixth. Séguin and Bilodeau won gold at Skate America and placed fifth at the Rostelecom Cup.

Senior ice dancers Tessa Virtue, 27, London, Ont., and Scott Moir, 29, Ilderton, Ont., qualified in first place. Virtue and Moir won gold at Skate Canada International and at the NHK Trophy.

The ISU Senior Grand Prix Final is the concluding event of the ISU Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating circuit. The series hosts six stops: United States (Skate America), Canada (Skate Canada International), Russia (Rostelecom Cup), France (Trophée de France), China (Cup of China), and Japan (NHK Trophy). Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their assigned events and the top six in each of the four disciplines advance to the final.

Canada did not qualify any entries for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.

For results and full entries please click here. For photos of Canadian entries, please

For broadcast and live streaming schedules, click here.








Senior Men

Patrick Chan


Toronto, Ont.

Granite Club

Marina Zoueva/ Oleg Epstein/ Johnny Johns

Senior Ladies

Kaetlyn Osmond


Marystown, Nfld. & Edmonton, Alta.

Ice Palace FSC

Ravi Walia

Senior Pairs

Meagan Duhamel/ Eric Radford


Lively, Ont./ Balmertown, Ont.

CPA Saint-Léonard/ CPA Saint-Léonard

Richard Gauthier/ Bruno Marcotte/ Sylvie Fullum

Senior Pairs

Julianne Séguin/ Charlie Bilodeau


Longueuil, Que./ Trois-Pistoles, Que.

CPA Longueuil/ CPA Chambly

Josée Picard

Senior Ice Dance

Tessa Virtue/ Scott Moir


London, Ont./ Ilderton, Ont.

Regroupement élite de patinage artistique de Montréal/ Regroupement élite de patinage artistique de Montréal

Marie-France Dubreuil/ Patrice Lauzon



Skate Canada is the nation’s governing body for competitive figure skating and is dedicated to creating a nation of skaters, both recreationally and competitively. Over 125 years old, Skate Canada is the world’s oldest skating organization and Canada’s preeminent leader in skating instruction and education. Over 170,000 Canadians participate in Skate Canada educational programs each year, including our flagship CanSkate program that teaches beginners of every age the basic skills of skating and fundamental movements.

As one of Canada’s most successful sport governing bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 35 world championship titles. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medallists all began at one of our 1,200 local Skate Canada clubs or skating schools. Through our programs, more than 5,500 certified professional coaches encourage Canadians of all ages to skate together as a family, pursue competitive ice sports and enjoy an active lifestyle.

Skate Canada has National Service Centres in Ottawa and Toronto and high performance facilities in Toronto and Montreal.

For Information:

Emma Bowie
Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547