SKATE CANADA ANNOUNCES 2022-23 NEXTGEN TEAM

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is proud to announce the 2022-2023 NextGen Team. The team is made up of 52 athletes, which includes 10 men, 14 women, four pair teams and 10 ice dance teams. 

The Skate Canada NextGen program was established in 2016 to support the operations of Skate Canada’s high-performance development system. The purpose of the program is to ensure athletes and coaches advance at their maximum potential through development and training opportunities, to become the best in the world.  

“These gifted skaters have been named to the 2022-23 NextGen Team based on their performances during the past skating season. We know the last years have been difficult due to the pandemic and we are encouraged by the dedication and talent in our upcoming athletes,” said André Bourgeois, NextGen Director, Skate Canada. “We look forward to continuing to work with athletes, coaches and sections to further advance the NextGen program.” 

The program is delivered in partnership with the skater’s respective Skate Canada Sections, Own The Podium, and the Canadian Sport Institutes. These skaters may be considered to represent Canada on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships® and other international competitions. 

 

MEN 

David Bondar, 15, Richmond Hill, Ont.  

Wesley Chiu, 17, Richmond, B.C. 

John Kim, 16, Mississauga, Ont.  

David Li, 15, Richmond, B.C.  

Grayson Long, 14, Toronto, Ont.  

Rio Morita, 17, Vaughan, Ont.  

Edward Nicholas Vasii, 15, Montreal, Que.   

Anthony Paradis, 15, Boisbriand, Que.  

Aleksa Rakic, 17, Burnaby, B.C.  

David Shteyngart, 16, Ottawa, Ont.   

 

WOMEN 

Abbie Baltzer, 14, Hamilton, Ont.  

Fiona Bombardier, 17, Newmarket, Ont.  

Michelle Deng, 16, Edmonton, Alta.  

Sara-Maude Dupuis, 17, Montreal, Que.  

Audréanne Foster, 17, Forestville, Que.  

Angelina Grant, 13, Edmonton, Alta.   

Lulu Lin, 12, Oakville, Ont.  

Justine Miclette, 15, Chambly, Que.  

Lia Pereira, 18, Milton, Ont.  

Resse Rose, 13, Ottawa, Ont.  

Kaiya Ruiter, 16, Calgary, Alta. 

Hetty Shi, 14, Mississauga, Ont.  

Rose Théroux, 15, Sorel, Que.  

Kara Yun, 13, Vancouver, B.C.  

 

PAIRS 

Ava Kemp, 14, Winnipeg, Man. and Yohnatan Elizarov, 18, Winnipeg, Man. 

Lilly Napier, 14, Ottawa, Ont. and Joshua Dore, 19, Ottawa, Ont.  

Chloe Panetta, 18, Laval, Que. and Kieran Thrasher, 18, Amherstburg, Ont.  

Ashlyn Schmitz, 16, Shellbrook, Sask. and Tristan Taylor, 20, Regina, Sask. 

 

ICE DANCE  

Nadiia Bashynska, 18, Ajax, Ont. and Peter Beaumont, 20, Ajax, Ont. 

Chaïma Ben Khelifa, 16, Laval, Que. and Everest Zhu, 19, Waterloo, Ont.  

Erica Estepa, 16, Brampton, Ont. and Nolen Hickey, 19, Brampton, Ont.  

Sandrine Gauthier, 18, Saint-Constant, Que. and Quentin Thieren, 18, Saint-Constant, Que. 

Emma Goodstadt, 17, Oakville, Ont. and Michael Barsoum, 17, Oakville, Ont. 

Kaitlyn Ho, 17, Airdrie, Alta. and Daniel Yu, 19, Calgary, Alta.  

Jordyn Lewis, 17, London, Ont. and Noah McMillan, 18, London, Ont.  

Dana Sabatini-Speciale, 16, Toronto, Ont. and Nicholas Buelow, 15, Barrie, ON 

Layla Veillon, 16, London, Ont. and Alexander Brandys, 17, London, Ont.  

Hailey Yu, 16, Burnaby, B.C. and Brendan Giang, 18, Burnaby, B.C. 

 

Skate Canada is aware that the pandemic has affected the development of skaters and the ability to train and compete. We will work with our sectional partners to monitor the development of those skaters in the coming months, a critical development period for skaters.  As a result of this additional monitoring, some skaters may be added to the 2022-23 NextGen Team at a later date. 

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