OTTAWA, ON: Team Canada will be sending 18 skaters to the 2020 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, Korea, from February 3-9, 2020. The championships will welcome the best skaters from the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Canada will have three skaters in each discipline: men, women, pair and ice dance, for a total of 12 entries and 18 athletes.
Canadian champion, Roman Sadovsky, 19, Vaughn, Ont., will be the first Canadian entry in the men’s discipline. Sadovsky won his first Canadian title in January and is coached by Tracey Wainman and Grzegorz Filipowski at York Region Skating Academy.
Nam Nguyen, 20, Ajax, Ont., will also compete in the men’s discipline for Canada. Nguyen picked up the silver medal at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in January. He is coached by Robert Burk and trains at the Richmond Hill Training Centre.
The third entry in the men’s discipline is Canadian bronze medallist Keegan Messing, 28, Sherwood Park, Alta. He is coached by Ralph Burghart and trains in Anchorage, Ak.
Emily Bausback, 17, Vancouver, B.C., will be representing Canada in the women’s discipline. She took home the gold medal at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Joanne McLeod at Champs International Skating Club of British Columbia.
Alison Schumacher, 17, Tecumseh, Ont., will be the second Canadian entry in the women’s discipline. In January, Schumacher won silver at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Tracy Wilson at Riverside Skating Club.
Alicia Pineault, 20, Varennes, Que., will be the final entry in the women’s discipline. She finished fourth at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship and is coached by Stephane Yvars in Boucherville, Que.
Evelyn Walsh, 18, London, Ont., and Trennt Michaud, 23, Trenton, Ont., will be the second pair team representing Canada. The duo finished second at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. They are coached by Alison Purkiss in Brantford, Ont.
Lubov Ilyushechkina, 28, Toronto, Ont., and Charlie Bilodeau, 26, Trois-Pistoles, Que., will be the final pair entry heading to Seoul. This season, the team won the bronze medal in January at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. They are coached by Richard Gauthier in Saint-Leonard, Que.
In ice dance, Canadian champions Piper Gilles, 28, Toronto, Ont., and Paul Poirier, 28, Unionville, Ont., will be one of three teams to represent Canada. They are coached by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs and Jon Lane and train out of Scarborough, Ont.
Marjorie Lajoie, 19, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 20, Saint-Hubert, Que., will be the second Canadian entry in ice dance. The team secured the silver medal at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The two are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer in Montreal, Que.
Shane Firus, 25, North Vancouver, B.C., will be the third Canadian entry. They finished third at the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.
Cynthia Ullmark of Canmore, Alta., and Carolyn Allwright of Waterloo, Ont., will be the team leaders at the event. Dr. Laura Cruz of Toronto, Ont., and physiotherapist Scott Fraser of Kingston, Ont., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite.
Nicole Leblanc-Richard of Dieppe, N.B., and Veronique Gosselin of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.
Amanda Gashi, Skate Canada Communications Manager, will be the media attaché at the event. She can be reached onsite at [email protected] or 613-790-1303.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT 2020 ISU FOUR CONTINENTS FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS – SEOUL, KOREA
|Men||Roman Sadovsky||19||Vaughn, Ont.||York Region Skating Academy||Tracey Wainman / Grzegorz Filipowski|
|Men||Nam Nguyen||20||Ajax, Ont.||Richmond Hill Training Centre||Robert Burk|
|Men||Keegan Messing||28||Sherwood Park, Alta.||Ice Palace Skating Club||Ralph Burghart|
|Women||Emily Bausback||17||Vancouver, B.C.||Champs International Skating Club of British Columbia||Joanne McLeod|
|Women||Alison Schumacher||17||Tecumseh, Ont.||Riverside SC||Tracy Wilson|
|Women||Alicia Pineault||20||Varennes, Que.||CPA Varennes||Stephane Yvars|
|Pairs||Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro||27 / 27||St. Catharines, Ont. / Sarnia, Ont.||Skate Oakville / Skate Oakville||Bruno Marcotte|
|Pairs||Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud||18 / 23||London, Ont. / Trenton, Ont.||London SC / Trenton SC||Alison Purkiss|
|Pairs||Lubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau||28 / 26||Toronto, Ont. / Trois-Pistoles, Que.||CPA Saint-Leonard / CPA Chambly||Richard Gauthier|
|Ice Dance||Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier||28 / 28||Toronto, Ont. / Unionville, Ont.||Scarboro FSC / Scarboro FSC||Carol Lane / Juris Razgulajevs / Jon Lane|
|Ice Dance||Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha||19 / 20||Boucherville, Que. / Saint-Hubert, Que.||CPA Boucherville / CPA Saint-Lambert||Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer|
|Ice Dance||Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus||24 / 25||Chateauguay, Que. / North Vancouver, B.C.||CPA Repentigny / CPA Repentigny||Marie-France Dubreui / Patrice Lauzon|