Canadian novice ice dancers in Italy for 2018 Egna Dance Trophy

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have two entries, for a total of four skaters competing in Egna, Italy, for the 2018 Egna Dance Trophy. The international ice dance event will take place February 2-4, 2018.

Novice Canadian champions Nadiia Bashynska, 14, Markham, Ont., and Peter Beaumont, 16, Unionville, Ont., are the first of two Canadian entries in novice ice dance. This will be their first international assignment. Bashynska and Beaumont are coached by Carol Lane, Jon Lane and Juris Razgulajevs and train in Scarborough, Ont.

Novice Canadian silver medallists Miku Makita, 14, Anmore, B.C., and Tyler Gunara, 15, Burnaby, B.C., will be the second Canadian novice ice dance entry at the event. This will also be their first international assignment. Makita and Gunara are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.

Danielle Williams of Surrey, B.C., will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Pam Chislett of Grand Prairie, Alta., will be the sole Canadian official at the event.

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Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Ice Dance Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont 14/16 Markham, Ont. / Unionville, Ont. Scarboro FSC / Scarboro FSC Carol Lane / Jon Lane / Juris Razgulajevs
Ice Dance Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara 14/15 Anmore, B.C. / Burnaby, B.C. Inlet SC / Champs International Skating School of BC Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe
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