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Skate Canada  – OTTAWA, ON: Twenty-three Canadian adult skaters will be competing at the International Adult Figure Skating Competition being held in Oberstdorf, Germany from June 13-18, 2016.

This year’s competition has once again attracted record numbers, more than 500 adult skaters from 32 countries. In order to compete at the International Adult Figure Skating Competition, skaters must be between the ages of 28 and 78.

“We are so proud that Canada has a healthy, active community of adult figure skaters,” said Leanna Caron, President, Skate Canada.  “Each year, we have a strong contingent of skaters who compete in this prestigious international adult competition, and they have done us very proud, bringing home many medals since this competition began in 2005.”

Over the six-day competition, skaters will compete in the following categories:

  • Free Skating
  • Artistic Free Skating
  • Pairs Free Skating
  • Pairs Artistic Free Skating
  • Ice Dance – Pattern Dance
  • Ice Dance – Short Dance
  • Ice Dance – Free Dance
  • Synchronized Skating

The 2016 adult figure skaters representing Canada are:

British Columbia
Diana Barkley and Geoff Squires (Ice Dance and Pairs)
Gary Beacom (Free Skate)

Alberta
Maureen Bennie (Free Skate)
Joan McGrath (Free Skate)
Teresa Rambold (Free Skate)
Taya Shig (Free Skate)
Cathy Taylor (Free Skate)

Ontario
Sara Davidson (Free Skate)
Takashi Ikeno (Free Skate and Pairs)
Angela Justason (Free Skate)
Christine Janes (Ice Dance)
Ken Langlois (Ice Dance)
Hisayo Shibata (Free Skate and Pairs)

Quebec
Valerie Larouche (Free Skate)
Anny Carrier (Free Skate)

Nova Scotia
Donna Ellen Baker (Free Skate and Synchro)
Kayleigh Butler (Free Skate and Synchro)
Ashley Morine (Free Skate and Pairs)
Donald Murray (Free Skate and Pairs)
Kimberly Myra (Free Skate and Synchro)
Jillian Jackson-Rutledge (Free Skate and Synchro)
Meghan Elizabeth Stark (Free Skate and Synchro)
Team Scotian Waves (Synchronized Skating)

To learn more about international adult skating, please visit ISU Adult Skating or ISU Adult Working Group.

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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 130,000 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 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.

Skate Canada has a National Service Centre in Ottawa, marketing headquarters in Toronto and high performance facilities in Toronto and Calgary.

For Information:

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

Diana Barkley
ISU Adult Working Group
dianabarkley@shaw.ca