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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have four entries, for a total of six skaters, competing at the 2017 Warsaw Cup in Warsaw, Poland, from November 16-19, 2017. Canada will have one entry per discipline in men and ladies, and two entries in ice dance at the eighth event on the 2017 ISU Challenger Series.

Liam Firus, 25, North Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian entry in men’s. He won the bronze medal at his first ISU Challenger Series assignment of the season, the 2017 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Firus is coached by Bruno Marcotte in Sainte-Julie, Que.

Emy Decelles, 19, Baie-Comeau, Que., will be the sole Canadian entry in the ladies category. This will be her first ISU Challenger Series assignment. Last season, Decelles finished 10th at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Yvan Desjardins in Rosemère, Que.

Sarah Arnold, 27, Waterloo, Ont., and Thomas Williams, 26, Okotoks, Alta., are the first of two Canadian entries in ice dance. This will also be their first ISU Challenger Series assignment. Last season, they placed sixth at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Arnold and Williams are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.

Molly Lanaghan, 18, Doncaster, England, and Dmitre Razgulajevs, 20, Ajax, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. This will be their first international assignment since teaming up. They are coached by Carol Lane, Jon Lane, and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarborough, Ont.

Carolyn Allwright of Waterloo, Ont., will be travelling with the Canadian team as team leader and physiotherapist Pat Stanziano of Oakville, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Reaghan Fawcett-Fortin of Aurora, Ont., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

For results and full entries please visit The event live stream can be accessed by clicking here.









Liam Firus


North Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver SC

Bruno Marcotte


Emy Decelles


Baie-Comeau, Que.

CPA Baie Comeau

Yvan Desjardins

Ice Dance

Sarah Arnold/ Thomas Williams


Waterloo, Ont./ Okotoks, Alta.

Champs International Skating Centre/ Calalta FSC

Megan Wing/ Aaron Lowe

Ice Dance

Molly Lanaghan/ Dmitre Razgulajevs


Doncaster, England/ Ajax, Ont.

Scarboro FSC/ Scarboro FSC

Carol Lane/ Jon Lane/ Juris Razgulajevs



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As one of Canada’s most successful sport governing bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 36 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.

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