Six Canadian skaters headed to U.S. for 2019 Skate America

OTTAWA, ON: Team Canada will be competing at the first event of the 2019 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., from October 18-20, 2019.

In the men’s discipline, Keegan Messing will be representing Canada. Messing is coming off a third-place finish at Autumn Classic International, which took place earlier this season in Oakville, Ont.

In the women’s field, Véronik Mallet will be representing Canada. At her first competition of the season, Mallet placed 12th at the ISU Autumn Classic International.

In pairs, Camille Ruest and Drew Wolfe will be competing for Canada. The team is coming off a seventh-place finish at the ISU Challenger Series event U.S. International Figure Skating Classic earlier this season.

Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sørensen will be the ice dancers representing Canada at the event. Earlier this season, the two won gold at Nebelhorn Trophy and silver at Lombardia Trophy, two ISU Challenger Series events.

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director and Marie Bowness of Chester, N.S., will be the team leaders at the event. Physiotherapist Siobhan Karam of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Jerome Poulin of Montreal, Que., and Ron Conacher of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.

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Men Keegan Messing 27 Sherwood Park, Alta. / Brantford, Ont. Ice Palace FSC Ralph Burghart
Women Véronik Mallet 25 Sept-Îles, Que. CPA Sept-Îles Annie Barabé / Sophie Richard
Pair Camille Ruest / Drew Wolfe 25 / 24 Rimouski, Que. / Calgary, Alta. CPA de Rimouski / Glencoe Club Richard Gauthier
Ice Dance Laurence Fournier Beaudry / Nikolaj Sørensen 27 / 30 Lasalle, Que. / Copenhagen, DEN Town of Mount Royal FSC / Town of Mount Royal FSC Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer
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