Seven NextGen Skaters to Compete in the First ISU Junior Grand Prix of the 2023-2024 Season

OTTAWA, ON (August 16, 2023) – Seven NextGen athletes will kick off the season at the first ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating, which is set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from August 23-26, 2023. One woman, two men and two ice dance teams will be representing Canada throughout the week. 

2023 Canadian junior champion Hetty Shi will be competing in the women’s event, while 2023 Canadian junior silver medalist Grayson Long and Rio Morita, who recently won the 2023 NextGen Competition, will be highlighting the men’s event.  

In ice dance, 2023 Novice Canadian Championships silver medallists Victoria Carandiuc and Andrei Carandiuc will make their international competition debut after being named to the NextGen Team . They will be joined by 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge junior bronze medalists Layla Veillon and Alexander Brandys.  

Team Canada 

Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location   


Hetty Shi | 14 | Northville, Michigan | Andrew Evans & Paul Parkinson | Mississauga, Ont. 


Grayson Long | 15 | Oakville, Ont. | Brian Orser | Toronto, Ont.
Rio Morita | 18 | Thornhill, Ont. | Tracy Wilson | Toronto, Ont. 


Victoria Carandiuc | 15 | Saint-Constant, Que. & Andrei Carandiuc | 16 | Saint-Constant, Que. | Mylène Girard | Chambly, Que.
Layla Veillon | 17 | London, Ont. & Alexander Brandys | 18 | London, Ont. | Scott Moir | London, Ont. 

Team Leaders – Laura Baker & Shae Zukiwsky 
Officials – Karen Butcher & Andrea Derby
Medical Team – Susan Massitti 

For the full competition schedule, entries and results, please visit 

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