Team Canada headed to Japan for ISU World Team Trophy

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will send an eight-member team to the 2021 ISU World Team Trophy, taking place April 15-18, 2021 in Osaka, Japan. The Canadian team will consist of two men, two women, one pair and one ice dance team.

Hitting the ice in Osaka will be 2021 Skate Canada Challenge Champion and 2020 Canadian Champion, Roman Sadovsky; 2019 Canadian Champion and 2019 World Team Trophy member, Nam Nguyen; 2020 Canadian National silver medallist, Alison Schumacher; 2018 Olympic gold team medallist, Gabrielle Daleman, 2021 Skate Canada Challenge pair silver medallists, Lori-Ann Matte and Thierry Ferland, and 2020 Canadian ice dance bronze medallists, Carolane Soucisse and Shane Firus.

The countries ranked one to six on the ISU team standing qualify for the event. Team Canada is ranked fourth heading into this event. The other five countries, in order of qualification, are: Russia, USA, Japan, Italy, and France. China was qualified but will not be sending a team, therefore, France will be competing instead.

Canada has medalled three times at this event, claiming silver at the inaugural event in 2009, bronze in 2012, and silver in 2013.

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, will be the Canadian team leader at the event. Physiotherapist Shirley Kushner of Westmount, Que., will be the medical staff onsite. Karen Butcher of Greely, Ont., and Leslie Keen of Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian officials attending the event.

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Discipline Name Age Hometown Club Coach
Men Roman Sadovsky 21 Vaughan, Ont. York Region Skating Club Tracey Wainman/Grzegorz Filipowski
Men Nam Nguyen 22 Ajax, Ont. Richmond Hill Training Centre Robert Burk
Women Alison Schumacher 18 Tecumseh, Ont. Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club Joey Russell/Tracy Wilson/Ghislain Briand
Women Gabrielle Daleman 23 Newmarket, Ont. Granite Club Lee Barkell
Pair Lori-Ann Matte/Thierry Ferland 21/23 Lévis, Que. /Lévis, Que. CPA St.Romuald-St.Jean Lévis/CPA St.Romuald-St.Jean Lévis Ian Connolly
Ice Dance Carolane Soucisse/Shane Firus 26/27 Châteauguay, Que. / North Vancouver, B.C. CPA Repentigny/CPA Repentigny Carol Lane/Juris Razgulajevs
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