Skate Canada Announces 2017-2018 National Team
OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 National Team. The team is comprised of 32 senior members, which includes five men, five women, five ice dance teams and six pair teams.
To be named to the National Team a skater must finish in the top five in senior singles, pair and ice dance disciplines at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, or be added at the discretion of Skate Canada. These skaters may be considered to represent Canada at international competitions.
Their appointment to the national team is effective from June 1, 2017 through to April 30, 2018.
Skate Canada also announced the three teams that will make up the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating National Team.
Patrick Chan, 26, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Reynolds, 26, Coquitlam, B.C.
Nam Nguyen, 19, Toronto, Ont.
Nicolas Nadeau, 19, Boisbriand, Que.
Keegan Messing, 25, Girdwood, Alaska, USA
Kaetlyn Osmond, 21, Marystown, Nfld. & Sherwood Park, Alta.
Gabrielle Daleman, 19, Newmarket, Ont.
Alaine Chartrand, 21, Prescott, Ont.
Larkyn Austman, 19, Coquitlam, B.C.
Sarah Tamura, 16, Burnaby, B.C
Meagan Duhamel, 31, Lively, Ont. & Eric Radford, 32, Balmertown, Ont.
Lubov Ilyushechkina, 25, Toronto, Ont. & Dylan Moscovitch, 32, Toronto, Ont.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, 24, St. Catharines, Ont. & Michael Marinaro, 25, Sarnia, Ont.
Brittany Jones, 21, Toronto, Ont., & Joshua Reagan, 27, Toronto, Ont.
Camille Ruest, 23, Rimouski, Que., & Andrew Wolfe, 22, Calgary, Alta.
Julianne Séguin, 20, Longueuil, Que. & Charlie Bilodeau, 23, Trois-Pistoles, Que.
Tessa Virtue, 28, London, Ont. & Scott Moir, 29, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 28, Waterloo, Ont. & Andrew Poje, 30, Waterloo, Ont.
Piper Gilles, 25, Toronto, Ont. & Paul Poirier, 25, Unionville, Ont.
Carolane Soucisse, 22, Châteauguay, Que., & Shane Firus, 23, North Vancouver, B.C.
Haley Sales, 20, Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker, 20, Langley, B.C.
NEXXICE, of the Burlington Skating Centre
Les Suprêmes, of CPA Saint-Léonard
Nova, of CPA Brossard & CPA St-Hubert