Eight Skaters Heading to Second ISU Junior Grand Prix in Austria

OTTAWA, ON (August 24, 2023) – Eight NextGen skaters will represent Canada at the second ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating which will take place in Linz, Austria from August 30 to September 2, 2023. One woman, one man, one pair team and two ice dance teams have been selected to compete.  

The team will be led by 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge junior gold medallist Kara Yun in the women’s event, as well as 2023 Cranberry Cup International silver medalist David Li in the men’s competition.  

Newly appointed NextGen Team members and 2023 NextGen Competition winners Martina Ariano Kent and Charly Laliberté-Laurent will be looking to impress on the world stage as they compete in the pair event.  

In ice dance, two newly formed teams will make their international competition debut, including 2023 NextGen Competition gold medalists Brendan Giang and his new partner Chloe Nguyen, as well as Savanna Martel and William Oddson. 

Team Canada 

Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location 

Kara Yun | 14 | Burnaby, B.C. | Joanne McLeod | Burnaby, B.C. 

David Li | 16 | Richmond, B.C. | Keegan Murphy & Eileen Murphy | Richmond, B.C. 

Martina Ariano Kent | 16 | Mount Royal, Que. & Charly Laliberté-Laurent | 17 | Boucherville, Que. | Marc-André Craig & David Alexandre Paradis | Chambly, Que. 

Ice Dance
Savanna Martel | 18 | Calgary, Alta. & William Oddson | 20 | Calgary, Alta. | Kim Weeks & Tyler Myles | Calgary, Alta.
Chloe Nguyen | 18 | Vancouver, B.C. & Brendan Giang | 19 | Burnaby, B.C. | Aaron Lowe & Megan Wing | Burnaby, B.C. 

Team Leaders – André Bourgeois & Cynthia Ullmark
Officials – Laura Carr & Sabrina Wong
Medical Team – Erika Persson & Josiane Roberge 

For the full competition schedule, entries and results, please visit www.isu.org. 

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