OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada has seven entries, for a total of 11 skaters competing at the 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, taking place in Zagreb, Croatia, from March 4-10, 2019. Canada will have two entries per discipline in men, pair and ice dance, one entry in women. Competition begins Wednesday, March 6 with the men’s and pair’s short programs.
Stephen Gogolev, 14, Toronto, Ont., will be one of two Canadian entries in the men’s category. Gogolev won gold at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final and won the silver medal at the 2019 national championships in the senior category. He is coached by Lee Barkell in Toronto, Ont.
Joseph Phan, 17, Laval, Que., will also compete in the men’s category. Phan finished fourth at the 2019 national championships in the senior category. Last season, Joseph placed 4th at the 2018 World Junior Championships. He is coached by Brian Orser and Ghislain Briand in Toronto, Ont.
Alison Schumacher, 16, Tecumseh, Ont., will be representing Canada in the women’s discipline. This season, she placed 7th at the 2019 national championships in the senior category. She is coached by Lee Barkell in Toronto, Ont.
Brooke McIntosh, 13, Etobicoke, Ont., and Brandon Toste, 16, Mississauga, Ont., will be the first of two Canadian entries in pairs. The two won a silver medal at the 2019 national championships in the junior category. They are coached by Andrew Evans in Mississaugua, Ont..
Gabrielle Levesque, 16, Bridgewater, N.S., and Pier-Alexandre- Hudon, 20, Saint-Roc-Des-Aulnaires, Que., will be the second pair representing Canada. The team took home the bronze medal at the 2019 national championships in the junior category. They are coached by Charleen Cameron in St. Margaret’s Bay, NS.
Canadian junior champions Marjorie Lajoie, 18, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 19, St-Hubert, Que., are one of two Canadian ice dance teams competing at this event. The two won gold at JGP Canada, silver at JGP Austria to qualify for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final where they placed fourth. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, Que.
Canadian junior silver medalists Alicia Fabbri, 16, Terrbonne, Que., and Paul Ayer, 20, Brossard, Que., will be the second ice dance team representing Canada. The two are coached by Julien Lalonde in Longeuil, Que.
André Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director, and Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the Canadian team leaders at the event. Dr. Ed Pilat of Winnipeg, Man., and physiotherapist Josiane Roberge, of Sillery, Que., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Reaghan Fawcette-Fortin of Aurora, Ont., and Karen Butcher of Greely, Ont., will be the Canadian officials at the event.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT THE 2019 ISU WORLD JUNIOR FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Men||Stephen Gogolev||14||Toronto, Ont.||Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club||Lee Barkell|
|Men||Joseph Phan||17||Laval, Que.||CPA Laval||Brian Orser, Ghislain Briand|
|Women||Alison Schumacher||16||Tecumseh, Ont.||Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club||Lee Barkell|
|Pairs||Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste||13/16||Etobicoke, Ont. / Mississauga, Ont.||Canadian Ice Academy||Andrew Evans|
|Pairs||Gabrielle Levesque / Pier-Alexandre-Hudon||16/20||Bridgewater, NS / Saint-Roc-Des-Aulunaies, Que.||St. Margaret’s Bay SC||Charleen Cameron|
|Ice Dance||Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha||18/19||Boucherville, Que. / St-Hubert, Que.||Montreal International Skating School||Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer|
|Ice Dance||Alicia Fabbri / Paul Ayer||16/20||Terrebonne, Que. / Brossard, Que.||CPA Terrebonne / Calalta Calgary||Julien Lalonde|