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Skate Canada – OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have three entries in the figure skating events at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway from February 12-21, 2016. The Canadian figure skating team will consist of one entry in men’s, pair and ice dance, for a total of five skaters.

Roman Sadovsky, 16, Vaughan, Ont., will be Canada’s entry in men’s. This season Sadovsky won gold at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovakia, bronze at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Poland and placed sixth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. Most recently he placed ninth at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in the senior men’s category. Sadovsky is coached by Tracey Wainman at the YSRA Winter Club.

Justine Brasseur, 14, Brossard, Que., and Mathieu Ostiguy, 19, Granby, Que., are the Canadian pair entry at the event. They competed on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit earlier this season placing sixth and fifth at their two assignments. In January they placed fourth in the junior category at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Brasseur and Ostiguy train in Saint-Léonard, Que., with coach Bruno Marcotte.

Marjorie Lajoie, 15, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 16, Greenfield Park, Que., will represent Canada in ice dance. This season they placed seventh at their first international assignment, ISU Junior Grand Prix Logrono. Earlier this year they won the silver medal at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in junior ice dance. Lajoie and Lagha train in Montreal, Que., with coaches Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer and Pascal Denis.

Scott Rachuk of Strathroy, Ont., will be the Canadian figure skating team leader/coach and Tracey Wainman of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian coach in Lillehammer. Susan Blatz of Burlington, Ont., and Janice Hunter of West Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For more information the 2016 Youth Olympic Games please visit the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) website.

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT THE 2016 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

DISCIPLINE

NAME

AGE

HOMETOWN

CLUB

COACH

Men’s

Roman Sadovsky

16

Vaughan, Ont.

YRSA Winter Club

Tracey Wainman

Pair

Justine Brasseur/ Mathieu Ostiguy

14/19

Brossard, Que./ Granby, Que.

CPA Brossard/ CPA Saint-Césaire

Bruno Marcotte

Ice Dance

Marjorie Lajoie/ Zachary Lagha

15/16

Boucherville, Que./ Greenfield Park, Que.

CPA Boucherville/ CPA St-Lambert

Marie-France Dubreuil/ Patrice Lauzon/ Romain Haguenauer/ Pascal Denis

 

 

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As one of Canada’s most successful governing sport bodies, Skate Canada athletes have won 25 Olympic medals and 32 world championships. Today’s Canadian world and Olympic medalists 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
ebowie@skatecanada.ca