Six Canadian Skaters to Compete at Final ISU Junior Grand Prix in Armenia

OTTAWA, ON (September 27, 2023) – Canada is excited to unveil the team of six athletes that will be competing at the final ISU Junior Grand Prix of the season, which will take place from October 4-7, 2023 in Yerevan, Armenia. The Canadian contingent boasts a remarkable group of young talents, including two men and two ice dance teams.  

In the men’s event, Canada will be represented by David Li, 2023 Cranberry Cup International junior silver medalist, and 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge junior silver medalist Shohei Law. 

In ice dance, NextGen Team members Auréa Cinçon-Debout and Earl Jesse Celestino will be showcasing their programs for the first time, along with Alisa Korneva and Kieran MacDonald. Both teams will be making their international debut. 

The competition will begin on Thursday, October 5 with the women’s and men’s short programs, followed by the rhythm dance and women’s free program on Friday. The event concludes with the free dance and men’s free program on Saturday, October 7. 

Team Canada     

Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location     

David Li | 16 | Richmond, B.C. | Jacob Cryderman & Eileen Murphy | Richmond, B.C.
Shohei Law | 18 | Vancouver, B.C. | Joanne McLeod | Burnaby, B.C. 

Ice Dance
Auréa Cinçon-Debout | 16 | Montreal, Que. & Earl Jesse Celestino | 17 | Dollard des Ormeaux, Que. | Elise Hamel | Montreal, Que.
Alisa Korneva | 16 | Waterloo, Ont. & Kieran MacDonald | 20 | Waterloo, Ont. | Carleigh MacDonald | Waterloo, Ont. 

Team Leaders – Andre Bourgeois & Danielle Williams
Officials – Karen Howard & Hilary Quick
Medical Team – Delphine Boury-Simoes & Paige Larson 

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

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