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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have three entries, for a total of four skaters at the 25thannual Ondrej Nepela Trophy, the fourth event on the 2017 ISU Challenger Series. Canada will have one entry per discipline in men, ladies and pairs at the competition which runs from September 21-23, 2017, in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Nicolas Nadeau, 19, Boisbriand, Que., will be Canada’s entry in men’s. Last season, he placed 11th at the Golden Spin of Zagreb, fourth in senior at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, won the junior level at the Bavarian Open, and placed 12th at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Nadeau trains in Rosemère, Que., and is coached by Yvan Desjardins.

Larkyn Austman, 19, Coquitlam, B.C., will represent Canada in the ladies discipline. Last season, she finished 12th at the 2016 Autumn Classic International and fourth at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Zdenek Pazdirek, Liz Putnam, and Kevin Bursey in Coquitlam, B.C.

Natasha Purich, 22, Sherwood Park, Alta., and Davin Portz, 21, Calgary, Alta., will be the Canadian pair entry at the event. This will be their first international assignment since teaming up in the offseason. Purich and Portz are coached by Anabelle Langlois and Cody Hay in Edmonton, Alta.

Cody Hay of Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Westmount, Que., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Véronique Gosselin of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

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

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

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 25th ANNUAL ONDREJ NEPELA TROPHY

DISCIPLINE

NAME

AGE

HOMETOWN

CLUB

COACH

Men

Nicolas Nadeau

19

Boisbriand, Que.

CPA Boisbriand

Yvan Desjardins

Ladies

Larkyn Austman

19

Coquitlam, B.C.

Connaught SC

Zdenek Pazdirek/ Liz Putnam/ Kevin Bursey

Pairs

Natasha Purich/ Davin Portz

22/21

Sherwood Park, Alta./ Calgary, Alta.

Calalta FSC/ Calalta FSC

Anabelle Langlois/ Cody Hay

 

For Information:
Emma Bowie, Communications Manager
+1 (613) 747-1007 ext. 2547
ebowie@skatecanada.ca