OTTAWA, ON (December 1, 2022) – Following a spectacular season that saw Canadians win countless medals on the world stage, 10 athletes will be capping off the Grand Prix season at the ISU Grand Prix Final in Torino, Italy from December 8-11, 2022. In the junior field, one pair and ice dance team will be representing the maple leaf, while the senior team will count one pair and two ice dance entries.
Chloe Panetta & Kieran Thrasher will be the first duo to represent Canada in junior pairs after finishing third and fourth at their two assigned ISU Junior Grand Prix events this season. First-year juniors Ava Kemp & Yohnatan Elizarov initially qualified for the Grand Prix Final but have withdrawn from the event due to injury.
Up-and-coming junior ice dancers Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont will be competing at their first ISU Grand Prix Final after an outstanding season that included winning back-to-back gold medals at both ISU Junior Grand Prix events in Gdansk, Poland.
In the senior field, Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps earned their spot at the final with an outstanding debut season on the Grand Prix circuit. The pair kicked off the competition season by winning silver at Skate America, followed by a gold medal at the 2022 Grand Prix de France.
Two established teams will be vying for a spot on the podium in senior ice dance after a successful Grand Prix season that includes three gold medals. Olympians Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen have reached new heights this season, winning gold and silver at their assigned ISU Grand Prix events, while teammates Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the team to beat following their back-to-back wins at Skate Canada International and Grand Prix Espoo.
The competition starts on Thursday, December 8 with the junior and senior pair short programs. The following day, senior pairs will complete their free program, while junior and senior ice dance teams will perform their rhythm dance. The event concludes on Saturday, December 10 with medals being awarded to junior pairs, as well as junior and senior ice dancers.
For full entry lists and results, please click here.
Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location
Chloe Panetta | 19 | Laval, Que. & Kieran Thrasher | 18 | Amherstburg, Ont. | Bruno Marcotte & Brian Shales | Oakville, Ont.
Junior Ice Dance
Nadiia Bashynska | 19 | Ajax, Ont. & Peter Beaumont | 21 | Ajax, Ont. | Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs | Scarborough, Ont.
Deanna Stellato-Dudek | 39 | Chicago, USA & Maxime Deschamps | 30 | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. | Josée Picard | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.
Senior Ice Dance
Laurence Fournier Beaudry | 30 | Montreal, Que. & Nikolaj Soerensen | 33 | Montreal, Que. | Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon | Montreal, Que.
Piper Gilles | 30 | Toronto, Ont. & Paul Poirier | 31 | Unionville, Ont. | Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs | Scarborough, Ont.
Team Leaders – Andre Bourgeois & Mike Slipchuk
Medical Team – Daphne Anderson & Josiane Roberge
Officials – Janice Hunter & Nicole LeBlanc-Richard