OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send seven entries, for a total of eleven skaters to the sixth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit, in Tallinn, Estonia. The event takes place from September 28-October 2, 2016, and will feature two Canadian entries per discipline in men’s, pair and ice dance, and one entry in ladies.
Roman Sadovsky, 17, Vaughan, Ont., is one of two Canadian entries in men’s. This season, he placed fifth at his ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment in Japan. Last 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. Sadovsky is coached by Brian Orser and Lee Barkell.
Samuel Turcotte, 16, Varennes, Que., will also represent Canada in men’s. Earlier this season, he placed 11th at his first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment in the Czech Republic. Turcotte is coached by Andree Beauchemin and represents CPA Varennes.
Emily Bausback, 14, Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian entry in ladies. This season, she placed 10th at her first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment in Japan. Bausback is coached by Joanne McLeod at the Champs International Skating Centre.
Evelyn Walsh, 15, London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 20, Strathroy, Ont., are one of two Canadian entries in pair. This will be their first international assignment since teaming up this summer. Walsh and Michaud are coached by Alison Purkiss and Margaret Purdy at the London Competitive Skating Centre.
Hannah Dawson, 15, Johnstown, Ont., and Christian Reekie, 18, Ottawa, Ont., are the second Canadian entry in pair. This will also be their first international assignment since teaming up this summer. Dawson and Reekie are coached by Bruno Marcotte, Nicholas Young, Ian Connolly and Sylvie Fullum in Sainte-Julie, Que.
Hannah Whitley, 16, Barrie, Ont., and Elliott Graham, 18, Angus, Ont., are the first of two Canadian entries in ice dance. Earlier this season, they placed fifth at their ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment in the Czech Republic. Last season, they placed seventh at their international assignment in Latvia. Whitley and Graham are coached by David Islam and Kelly Johnson at the Mariposa School of Skating in Barrie, Ont.
Irina Galiyanova, 14, Ajax, Ont., and Tommy Tang, 17, Toronto, Ont., are the second Canadian ice dance entry. This will be their first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment. Galiyanova and Tang are coached by Carol Lane, Jon Lane and Juris Razgulajevs in Toronto, Ont.
Paige Lawrence of Kennedy, Sask., and Greg Folk of Calgary, Alta., will be the Canadian team leaders at the event. Dr. Albert Schumacher of Tecumseh, Ont., and physiotherapist Pat Stanziano of Oakville, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Glenn Fortin of Aurora, Ont., and Pam Chislett of Grand Prairie, Alta., will be the Canadian officials at the event.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU JGP #6 – Tallinn, Estonia
|Mens||Roman Sadovsky||17||Vaughan, Ont.||Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club||Brian Orser / Lee Barkell|
|Mens||Samuel Turcotte||16||Varennes, Que.||CPA Varennes||Andree Beauchemin|
|Ladies||Emily Bausback||14||Vancouver, B.C.||Champs International Skating Centre||Joanne McLeod|
|Pair||Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud||15/20||London, Ont. / Strathroy, Ont.||London SC / Prince Edward SC||Alison Purkiss / Margaret Purdy|
|Pair||Hannah Dawson / Christian Reekie||15/18||Johnstown, Ont. / Ottawa, Ont.||Hawkesbury FSC / Gloucester SC||Bruno Marcotte / Nicholas Young / Ian Connolly / Sylvie Fullum|
|Ice Dance||Hannah Whitley / Elliott Graham||16/18||Barrie, Ont. / Angus, Ont.||Barrie SC / Barrie SC||David Islam / Kelly Johnson|
|Ice Dance||Irina Galiyanova / Tommy Tang||14/17||Ajax, Ont. / Toronto, Ont.||Scarboro FSC / Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane / Jon Lane / Juris Razgulajevs|