Canadian skaters headed to Poland for Warsaw Cup

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have seven entries, for a total of 11 skaters competing at the 2019 Warsaw Cup in Warsaw, Poland, from  November 14-17, 2019. Team Canada will have one entry in men, two entries in women, three entries in pairs and one entry in ice dance at the 2019 ISU Challenger series event.

Joseph Phan, 18, Laval, Que., will be the lone Canadian entry in men. This season, he finished fifth at JGP Baltic Cup and sixth at JGP Riga Cup. He is coached by Brian Orser in Toronto, Ont.

Alison Schumacher, 16, Tecumseh, Ont., will be the first of two Canadian entries in women. On the JGP circuit, she finished seventh at Croatia and 18th at Courchevel. Alison is coached by Brian Orser and Joey Russell in Toronto, Ont.

Emily Bausback, 17, Vancouver, B.C., will be the second Canadian entry in women. Earlier this season, she placed sixth at JGP Lake Placid and she is coached by Joanne McLeod in Burnaby, B.C.

Justine Brasseur, 18, Brossard, Que., and Mark Bardei, 23, Montreal, Que, will be the first of three Canadian entries in pairs. Last season, the team placed fifth at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. They are coached by Richard Gauthier in St- Léonard, Que.

Nadine Wang, 20, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., and Francis Boudreau-Audet, 25, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., will be the second Canadian entry in pairs. Earlier this season, the duo finished ninth at the ISU Challenger series event U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. They are coached by Richard Gauthier.

Lori-Ann Matte, 20, Lévis, Que., and Thierry Ferland, 22, Lévis, Que., will round out the Canadian entries in pairs. At the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic, the two finished eighth. They are coached by Richard Gauthier in Montreal, Que.

Alicia Fabbri, 16, Terrebonne, Que., and Paul Ayer, 21, Calgary. Alta., will be the Canadian entry in ice dance. Last season, the team finished ninth at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.

André Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director, will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Physiotherapist Paige Larson of North Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Beth Crane of Burnaby, B.C., and Erica Topolski of Fredericton, N.B., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.

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Men Joseph Phan 18 Laval, Que. CPA Laval Brian Orser
Women Alison Schumacher 16 Tecumseh, Ont. Granite Club / Toronto CS & CC Brian Orser / Joey Russell
Women Emily Bausback 17 Vancouver, B.C. Champs International SC of B.C. Joanne McLeod
Pairs Justine Brasseur / Mard Bardei 18 / 23 Brossard, Que. / Montreal, Que CPA Brossard Richard Gauthier
Pairs Nadine Wang / Francis Boudreau-Audet 20 / 25 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. / Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. Maroposa WC / CPA St Jean Richard Gauthier
Pairs Lori-Ann Matte / Thierry Ferland 20 /22 Lévis, Que. / Lévis, Que. CPA St. Romuald – St. Jean / CPA St Romuald – St. Jean Richard Gauthier
Ice Dance Alicia Fabbri / Paul Ayer 16 / 21 Terrebonne, Que., / Calgary, Alta. CPA Terrebonne / Calalta Calgary Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon
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