Canadian skaters in France for Cup of Nice

OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have two entries at the 21st annual Cup of Nice, a senior international competition. Canada will have one entry in ladies and one entry in ice dance at the event which runs from October 19-23, 2016, at the Patinoire Jean Bouin in Nice, France.

Carolane Soucisse, 21, Châteauguay, Que., and Shane Firus, 22, Barrie, Ont., will be the Canadian entry competing in ice dance. This will be their second international assignment together, having placed seventh at the 2016 Autumn Classic International. Soucisse and Firus are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.

Eri Nishimura, 22, Toronto, Ont., will represent Canada in the ladies’ discipline. This will be her first international assignment. Last season, she placed eighth at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Nishimura is coached by Brian Orser in Toronto, Ont.

For results and full entries please visit the official event website.


Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Ice Dance Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus 21/22 Châteauguay, Que. / Barrie, Ont. CPA Repentigny / CPA Ahuntsic Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon
Ladies Eri Nishimura 22 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club Brian Orser
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