OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have four entries, for a total of seven skaters at the 2019 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany. Canada will have one entry in men, one entry in pair and two entries in ice dance at the fifth event on the 2019 ISU Challenger Series, which takes place from September 25-28, 2019.
Canadian national champion, Nam Nguyen, 21, Ajax, Ont., will be the lone Canadian men entry at the event. Last season, he took home a gold medal at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. He is finished fifth at the 2019 ISU World Team Trophy (team) and 16th at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Nguyen is coached by Robert Burk at Richmond Hill Training Centre.
Canadian national champions, Kirsten Moore-Towers, 27, St. Catharines, Ont., Michael Marinaro, 27, Sarnia, Ont., 27, will be the pair team representing Canada at the event. Last season, the two finished third at Skate Canada International and second at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. The team also finished seventh at the 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. They are coached by Bruno Marcotte in Oakville, Ont.
Laurence Fournier-Beaudry, 27, Lasalle, Que., and Nikolaj Sorensen, 30, Copenhagen, DEN., will be the first of two Canadian ice dance entries. This season, the two took home a silver medal at the 2019 Lombardia Trophy. The 2019 national bronze medallists placed sixth at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and 10th at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships last season. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, Que.
Haley Sales, 22, Kelowna, B.C., and Nikolas Wamsteeker, 22, Langley, B.C. will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. Last season, the team finished fourth at U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and ninth at Skate Canada International. At the 2019 Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, they finished fourth. The two are coached by Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe in Burnaby, B.C.
Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director will be the team leader at the event. Dr. Shae Zukiwsky, Senior Director, Performance Excellence, will be the team official at the event. Physiotherapist Scott Fraser of Kingston, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite.
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CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2019 NEBELHORN TROPHY – OBERSTDORF, GERMANY
|Men||Nam Nguyen||21||Ajax, Ont.||Richmond Hill Training Centre||Robert Burk|
|Pair||Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro||27 / 27||St.Catharines, Ont. / Sarnia, Ont.||St. Catharines SC / Point Edward SC||Bruno Marcotte|
|Ice Dance||Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sorensen||27 / 30||Lasalle, Que. / Copenhagen, DEN||Town of Mount Royal FSC / Town of Mount Royal FSC||Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer|
|Ice Dance||Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker||22 / 22||Kelowna, B.C. / Burnaby, B.C.||Kelowna SC / Champs International Skating Centre of BC||Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe|