Fifteen Canadian skaters headed to 2019 Bavarian Open

OTTAWA, ON: Team Canada is sending two senior skaters, four junior skaters and eight advanced novice skaters for a total of 15 skaters to Oberstdorf, Germany for the 2019 Bavarian Open. The event will take place from February 5-10.


Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Senior Men Conrad Orzel 18 Toronto, Ont. Toronto Cricket, Curling and Skating Club Lee Barkell
Senior Women Aurora Cotop 16 Thornhill, Ont. Ice Palace SC Ravi Walia
Junior Ice Dance Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha 18/19 Boucherville, Que. / St-Hubert, Que. Montreal International Skating School Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer
Junior Ice Dance Alicia Fabbri / Paul Ayer 17/20 Terrebonne, Que. / Calgary, AB. CPA Terrebonne / Calalta SC Mylene Girard, Julien Lalone
Advanced Novice Men Wesley Chiu 13 Richmond, BC Connaught SC Eileen Murphy
Advanced Novice Women Kaiya Ruiter 12 Calgary, A.B. Glencoe Club Scott Davis, Jeff Langdon
Advanced Novice Women Doriela Lugo Mayrand 13 Rouyn-Noranda, Que. CPA du Cuivre de Rouyn-Noranda Violaine Émard
Advanced Novice Women Mélaurie Boivin 15 Alma, Que. CPA Chicoutimi Marlène Picard
Advanced Novice Women Melody Zhu 14 Vancouver, BC Sunset FSC Joanne McLeod
Advanced Novice Ice Dance Sophia Kagolovskaya / Kieran MacDonald 13/15 Wellesley, Ont. / Wellesley, Ont. Ayr SC / Ayr SC Carleigh MacDonald
Advanced Novice Ice Dance Kiera Kam / Mathew Carter 14/16 Burnaby, BC / Langley, BC Inlet SC / Champs International Skating School of British Columbia Aaron Lowe, Megan Wing

André Bourgeois, Next Gen Director, and Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the team leaders at the event. Physiotherapist Pat Stanziano of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Karen Butcher of Ottawa, Ont., Cynthia Benson of Saint John, N.B., and Janice Hunter of Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

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