OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have eight entries, for a total of 11 skaters at the second stop of the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Lake Placid, USA. Canada’s entries will include two ice dance teams, two pair teams, one woman and two men. The competition takes place from August 28-August 31, 2019.
Beres Clements, 16, Gibson, B.C. will be the first Canadian entry in men. Last season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, Clements placed eighth at JGP Canada and 12th at JGP Cup of Austria. He also won silver in junior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Joanne McLeod and Neil Wilson in Burnaby, B.C.
Stephen Gogolev, 14, Toronto, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in men. Last season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, Gogolev won gold at Bratislava and at the 2019 Junior Grand Prix Final. He finished fifth at the 2019 ISU World Junior Championships and took home the silver medal in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Gogolev is coached by Rafael Arutyunan and Lee Barkell in Irvine, USA.
Emily Bausback, 17, Vancouver, B.C., will be the lone Canadian entry in women. Bausback finished 12th last season at JGP Amber Cup and 10th in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Joanne McLeod and Neil Wilson in Burnaby, B.C.
Canadian junior silver medallists Brooke McIntosh, 14, Toronto, Ont., and Brandon Toste, 16, Toronto, Ont., will be the first Canadian pair entry. Last season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit they placed 10th at Czech Skate and fifth at Bratislava. At the 2019 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, the two finished 10th. They are coached by Andrew Evans in Mississauga, Ont.
Canadian junior bronze medallists Gabrielle Levesque, 16, Bridgewater, N.S., and Pier-Alexandre Hudon, 20, Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Que., are the second Canadian pair entry. Last year, they placed 11th at Czech Skate and eighth at Cup of Austria. The pair finished 15th at the 2019 ISU World Junior Championships. They are coached by Richard Gauthier and Ian Connolly in Saint-Léonard, Que.
Miku Makita, 16, Vancouver, B.C., and Tyler Gunara, 16, Vancouver, B.C., will be the first Canadian entry in ice dance. The team finished eighth last season at JGP Canada and second at Lake Placid Dance. They also finished ninth in junior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships. They are coached by Aaron Lowe in Vancouver, B.C.
Irina Galiyanova, 18, Moscow, Russia and Grayson Lochhead, 20, Sweaburg, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. Last year, they finished seventh at Amber Cup and third at Lake Placid Ice Dance. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, the two finished seventh in junior. They are coached by Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarboro, Ont.
Cynthia Ullmark of Canmore, Alta., and Dave Ferland of Chicoutimi, Que., will be the team leaders at the event. Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada, and André Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director, will be the team officials at the event. Physiotherapist Meghan Shewchuk of Lloydminster, Alta., will be the medical staff onsite. Veronique Gosselin of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., and Limin Jao of Montreal, Que., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU JGP #2 – LAKE PLACID, USA
||Champs International Skating Club of B.C.
||Joanne McLeod / Neil Wilson
||Great Parks Ice & Five Points Arena
||Rafael Arutyunan / Lee Barkell
||Champs International Skating Club of BC
||Joanne McLeod / Neil Wilson
||Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste
||Toronto, Ont. / Toronto, Ont.
||Canadian Ice Academy
||Gabrielle Levesque / Pier-Alexandre Hudon
||Bridgewater, N.S. / Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Que.
||Richard Gauthier / Ian Connolly
||Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara
||Vancouver, B.C. / Vancouver, B.C.
||Vancouver Ice Dance Academy
||Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochhead
||Moscow, Russia / Sweaburg, Ont.
||Carol Lane / Juris Razgulajevs