OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have seven entries, for a total of 11 skaters in Gdansk, Poland for the fifth stop of the 2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Team Canada’s entries include two entries in men, one entry in women, two entries in pair and ice dance. The competition will take place from September 18-21, 2019.
Joseph Phan, 18, Toronto, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in men. This season, Phan finished sixth at Riga Cup. Last season, Phan won a bronze medal at Czech Skate and placed 12th at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. He finished fourth in senior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Phan is coached by Brian Orser in Toronto, Ont.
Corey Circelli, 16, Toronto, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in men. This season, Circelli finished ninth in ice dance with partner Olivia McIsaac at Courchevel. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, he finished third in junior men. Circelli is coached by Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.
Amelia Orzel, 16, Woodbridge, Ont., will be the lone Canadian entry in women. Last season, she finished ninth at Golden Bear. At the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, Orzel placed 11th in junior. She is coached by Brian Orser and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont.
Canadian novice champions, Kelly Ann Laurin, 14, Saint-Jerôme, Que., and Loucas Ethier, 19, Saint-Eustache, Que., will be the first Canadian entry in pairs. They are coached by Yvan Desjardins, Stéphanie Valois and Violaine Émard in Rosemère, Que.
Camille Perrault, 15, Orford, Que., and William St-Louis, 18, Shawinigan, Que., will be the second Canadian entry in pairs. Camille and William created this new partnership in April 2016. They are coached by Marc-André Craig in Chambly, Que. Camille previously skated with Bryan Pierro.
Miku Makita, 16, Vancouver, B.C., and Tyler Gunara, 16, Vancouver, B.C., will be the first Canadian entry in ice dance. This season, the two finished fourth at Lake Placid. Last season, they finished eighth at JGP Canada and second at Lake Placid Dance. They are coached by Aaron Lowe and Megan Wing in Vancouver, B.C.
Jessica Li, 16, Brossard, Que., and Jacob Richmond, 19, Toronto, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. Last season, they finished 11th in junior at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The team is coached by Julien Lalonde and Mylène Girard in Chambly, Que.
Dr. Shae Zukiwsky, Senior Director, Performance Excellence, and Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the team leaders at the event. Physiotherapist Sylvia Cyrurisek of Berwyn, Alta., and Dr. Ed Pilat of Winnipeg, Man., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. André Marc Allain of Gatineau, Que. and Susan Moriss of Victoria, B.C. will be the Canadian officials attending the event.
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT JGP #5 – GDANSK, POLAND
|Men||Joseph Phan||18||Toronto, Ont.||CPA Laval||Brian Orser|
|Men||Corey Circelli||16||Toronto, Ont.||Toronto CS & CC||Brian Orser / Tracy Wilson|
|Women||Amelia Orzel||16||Woodbridge, Ont.||Toronto CS & CC||Brian Orser / Tracy Wilson|
|Pair||Camille Perreault / William St-Louis||15/18||Orford, Que. / Shawinigan, Que.||Académie Performance Isatis||Marc-André Craig|
|Pair||Kelly Ann Laurin / Loucas Ethier||14/19||Saint-Jerôme, Que. / Saint-Eustache, Que.||École Excellence Rosemère||Yvan Desjardins / Stéphane Valois / Violaine Émard|
|Ice Dance||Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara||16/16||Vancouver, B.C. / Vancouver, B.C.||Vancouver Ice Dance Academy||Aaron Lowe|
|Ice Dance||Jessica Li / Jacob Richmond||16/19||Brossard, Que. / Toronto, Ont.||Académie Performance Isatis||Julien Lalonde / Mylène Girard|