OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have two entries, for a total of four skaters at the sixth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Logrono (La Rioja), Spain. The event takes place from September 30 – October 4, 2015, and will feature two Canadian teams in the ice dance category.
Mackenzie Bent, 17, Uxbridge, Ont., and Dmitre Razgulajevs, 18, Ajax, Ont., are the first of two Canadian ice dance teams competing in Spain. This will be their second international assignment together. Earlier this season, they won silver at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Colorado Springs, USA. Training at Scarboro Ice Dance Elite, they are coached by Carol Lane, Jon Lane, and Juris Razgulajevs.
Marjorie Lajoie, 14, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 16, St.-Hubert, Que., will also represent Canada in ice dance. This will be their first international assignment. Last season, the representatives of CPA Boucherville and CPA St.-Lambert won the gold medal in the novice category at the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Lajoie and Lagha train in Montreal, Que., with coaches Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer and Pascal Denis.
Petra Burka of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Westmount, Que., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Jodi Abbott of Edmonton, Alta., will be the only Canadian official at the event.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU JGP #6 – Logrono (La Rioja), Spain
|Ice dance||Mackenzie Bent / Dmitre Razgulajevs||17/18||Uxbridge, Ont. / Ajax, Ont.||Uxbridge SC / Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane / Jon Lane / Juris Razgulajevs|
|Ice Dance||Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha||14/16||Boucherville, Que. / St.-Hubert, Que.||CPA Boucherville / CPA St.-Lambert||Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer / Pascal Denis|