OTTAWA, ON (September 15, 2022) – Following a successful trip to Riga, Latvia that saw Team Canada claim three medals in pair and ice dance, the next generation of Canadian skaters now head to Yerevan, Armenia for the fourth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. Canada will be represented by two men and two ice dance teams at the event taking place from September 21-24, 2022.
No stranger to international competition, David Bondar will be skating in the men’s event after winning bronze at the Egna Spring Trophy last year. He will be joined by current Canadian champion Anthony Paradis, who bounced back from fourth to first in order to claim gold at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.
The ice dance event will see a mix of more experienced skaters and newcomers, with Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont leading the team. The duo had a breakthrough 2021-2022 season as they won silver at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and a bronze medal at the 2022 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships®. Nicholas Buelow and Dana Sabatini-Speciale will be competing at their first international competition after claiming silver at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.
Competition starts on Thursday, September 22, with ice dance rhythm dance. Men short program and ice dance free dance will take place on September 23, followed by the men free program on September 24. The full schedule and results are available here.
Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location
David Bondar | 15 | Richmond Hill, Ont. | Tracey Wainman & Gregor Filipowski | Richmond Hill, Ont.
Anthony Paradis | 15 | Boisbriand, Que. | Yvan Desjardins & Ann-Julie Dion | Rosemère, Que.
Nadiia Bashynska | 18 | Ajax, Ont. & Peter Beaumont | 21 | Ajax, Ont. | Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs | Scarborough, Ont.
Dana Sabatini-Speciale | 16 | Springwater, Ont. & Nicholas Buelow | 15 | Barrie, Ont. | Mitchell Islam & Kelly Johnson | Barrie, Ont.
Team Leaders – Andre Bourgeois & Marie Bowness
Medical Team – Delphine Boury-Simoes & Paige Larson
Officials – Ron Conacher & Susan Morriss
For more information, please visit www.isu.org.