OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have 12 entries, for a total of 18 skaters, competing at the 2018 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan. Competition begins January 24 and runs through to January 27, 2018. The Canadian team will have three entries per discipline in men, ladies, pairs and ice dance.

Canadian bronze medallist Nam Nguyen, 19, Toronto, Ont., will be the first of three Canadian men’s entries. Last year, he placed eighth at this event. The three-time Canadian medallist is coached by Robert Burk in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Elladj Baldé, 27, Montreal, Que., is the second Canadian men entry. Baldé has previously placed 11th at this event in 2014 and 18th in 2013. This season, he placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Baldé trains in Montreal, Que., with Bruno Marcotte.

Olympic silver medallist (team) Kevin Reynolds, 27, Coquitlam, B.C., is the third Canadian men’s entry. This will be his seventh time competing at this event, having won in 2013. Reynolds placed fifth at the 2018 Canadian championships. The four-time Canadian silver medallist is coached by Joanne McLeod in Burnaby, B.C.

Alaine Chartrand, 21, Prescott, Ont., is the first of three Canadian entries in ladies. This will be her fifth time competing at this event; she placed 11th last year. Chartrand placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The four-time Canadian medallist is coached by Joanne McLeod.

Michelle Long, 25, Newmarket, Ont., is the second Canadian entry in the ladies discipline. She will be competing at this event for the first time. Long placed fifth at the 2018 Canadian Championships. She is coached by Robert Burk and Danielle Rose in Richmond Hill, Ont.

Alicia Pineault, 18, Varennes, Que., is the final Canadian entry in the ladies category. This will also be her first time competing at this event. Most recently, she placed eighth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Pineault is coached by Stéphane Yvars in Boucherville, Que.

Lubov Ilyushechkina, 26, Toronto, Ont., and Dylan Moscovitch, 33, Toronto, Ont., will be the first of three Canadian pairs entries. This will be their fourth time competing at this event; last year they won the bronze medal. Ilyushechkina and Moscovitch placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian championships. The three-time Canadian medallists are coached by Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.

Camille Ruest, 24, Rimouski, Que., and Drew Wolfe, 22, Calgary, Alta., will be the second Canadian entry in pairs. This will be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed sixth at the 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Ruest and Wolfe are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Que.

Sydney Kolodziej, 24, Montreal, Que., and Maxime Deschamps, 26, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., will also represent Canada in pairs. This will also be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed seventh at the 2018 Canadian Championships. Kolodziej and Deschamps are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Que.

Carolane Soucisse, 22, Châteauguay, Que., and Shane Firus, 23, North Vancouver, B.C., will represent Canada in ice dance. This will be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed fourth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Soucisse and Firus are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.

Sarah Arnold, 27, Vancouver, B.C., and Thomas Williams, 26, Vancouver, B.C., will also represent Canada in ice dance. This will be their first time competing at this event. This season, they placed fifth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Arnold and Williams are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.

Haley Sales, 21, Burnaby, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker, 21, Langley, B.C., will be the final Canadian ice dance entry at the event, and will also be competing at this event for the first time. This season, they placed sixth at the 2018 Canadian championships. Sales and Wamsteeker are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.

Bev Viger of Abbotsford, B.C., and Cynthia Ullmark of Canmore, Alta., will be the Canadian team leaders at this event. Dr. John Philpott of Toronto, Ont., and physiotherapist Paige Larson of North Vancouver, B.C., will be the team medical staff onsite.

Leslie Keen of Vancouver, B.C., Reaghan Fawcett-Fortin of Aurora, Ont., Andrea Derby of Windsor, Ont., and Sylvain Guibord of Brossard, Que., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org or the event website. For streaming and broadcast schedule, visit CBC Sports.

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2018 ISU FOUR CONTINENTS FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

DISCIPLINE NAME AGE HOMETOWN CLUB COACH
Men Nam Nguyen 19 Toronto, Ont. Richmond Training Centre Robert Burk
Men Elladj Baldé 27 Montreal, Que. CPA Anjou Kinsmen Bruno Marcotte
Men Kevin Reynolds 27 Coquitlam, B.C. Vancouver SC Joanne McLeod
Ladies Alaine Chartrand 21 Prescott, Ont. Prescott FSC Joanne McLeod
Ladies Michelle Long 25 Newmarket, Ont. Richmond Training Centre Robert Burk/ Danielle Rose
Ladies Alicia Pineault 18 Varennes, Que. CPA Varennes Stéphane Yvars
Pairs Lubov Ilyushechkina/ Dylan Moscovitch 26/33 Toronto, Ont./ Toronto, Ont. Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club/ Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club Lee Barkell/ Bryce Davison/ Tracy Wilson
Pairs Camille Ruest/ Drew Wolfe 24/22 Rimouski, Que./ Calgary, Alta. CPA De Rimouski/ Glencoe Club Richard Gauthier/ Bruno Marcotte
Pairs Sydney Kolodziej/ Maxime Deschamps 24/26 Montreal, Que./ Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. CPA St. Léonard/ CPAR Vaudreuil Richard Gauthier/ Bruno Marcotte
Ice Dance Carolane Soucisse/ Shane Firus 22/23 Châteauguay, Que./ North Vancouver, B.C. CPA Repentigny/ CPA Ahuntsic Marie-France Dubreuil/ Patrice Lauzon
Ice Dance Sarah Arnold/ Thomas Williams 27/26 Vancouver, B.C./ Vancouver, B.C. Champs International Skating Centre/ Calalta FSC Megan Wing/ Aaron Lowe
Ice Dance Haley Sales/ Nikolas Wamsteeker 20/20 Burnaby, B.C./ Langley, B.C. Kelowna SC/ Champs International Skating Centre Megan Wing/ Aaron Lowe