(February 18, 2009) – Last week in Calgary, Skate Canada crowned Canadian Champions in juvenile, pre-novice and novice in all four skating disciplines: men’s, women’s, pair and ice dance.
The 2009 BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals took place February 11-14, 2009 at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The four day event welcomed skaters from all across the country. Approximately 250 athletes came to compete for the top spots.
Meet your Canadian Champions!
Men’s – Phelan Simpson - WO
Women’s – Taylor Hunsley –WO
Pair – Shalena Rau/Phelan Simpson –WO
Ice Dance – Madeline Edwards/Zhao Kai Pang – BC/TY
Men’s – Jordan Ju – BC/YT
Women’s – Natasha Purich – AB/NT/NU
Pair – Alysson Dugas/Maxime Deschamps - QC
Ice Dance – Edrea Khong/Edbert Khong - CO
Men’s – Nam Nguyen – BC/YT
Women’s – Kaetlyn Osmond – AB/NT/NU
Pair – Katie Bobak/Matthew Penasse – WO
Ice Dance – Carolyn MacCurish/Tyler Morris – WO
For full results please click here.
Reminder: Skate Canada has announced a trial format in 2010 where the BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals will be combined with the BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships! It will be the first year since 1997 that novice skaters will participate in the event along with the senior and junior levels.
The junior and novice events (BMO Skate Canada Junior Nationals) are scheduled from January 11-14, 2010 at Western Fair Sport Centre in London, Ontario. The senior events (BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships) will be held January 14-17, 2010 at the John Labatt Centre, also in London. Fans can purchase tickets in person at the John Labatt Centre for both events, online at www.johnlabattcentre.com or by phone at 1.866.455.2849.
Thank you to all the coaches, athletes, and volunteers for a wonderful event and congratulations to our new Canadian Champions!