Held over the summer, for the second year in a row, was the North American Novice Dance International Championship. This event was held in Lake Placid, New York and Skate Canada was represented by two teams. Following the compulsory dance portion of the event, Canada couldn't have asked for better results with both entries tied for first place! Following the free dance, a winner had been declared with the Canadian teams finishing first and second. A well deserved high-five is sent to gold medallists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir as well as Sarah Lenko and Michael Whitehead, the second placed team. Congratulations are also extended to coaches Paul MacIntosh (Virtue/Moir) and David Islam (Lenko/Whitehead).