OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have two entries for a total of two skaters competing at the 2022 Challenge Cup. Both entries for Canada will be in junior women, and the event will take place from February 24 to 27, 2022 in Tilburg, Netherlands, at the IJssportcentrum Tilburg.
Justine Miclette, 16, Chambly, Que., is the first entry in junior women. This season, Miclette placed first in junior at both the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge. Internationally, Miclette competed in the third junior grand prix event in Kosice, Slovakia, where she finished fifteenth. She is coached by Stéphanie Fiorito in Chambly, Que.
Lia Pereira, 18, Milton, Ont., will be the second entry in junior women. This season, Pereira finished in tenth place at the 2021 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She also competed at the senior level domestically, finishing fourth at the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge and tenth at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Pereira is coached by Nancy Lemaire and Derek Schmidt in Milton, Ont.
Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., will be the Canadian Team Leader at the event.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT THE 2022 CHALLENGE CUP – TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
Justine Miclette (16) / Chambly, Que. / CPA Chambly / Coached by Stéphanie Fiorito
Lia Pereira (18) / Milton, Ont. / Milton Skating Club / Coached by Nancy Lemaire and Derek Schmidt