Canadian Team Ready to Challenge for the Podium at 2024 ISU Four Continents Championships

OTTAWA, ON (January 22, 2024) – Canada will be represented by 18 talented skaters at the 2024 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships taking place in Shanghai, China from February 1-4, 2024. The Championships, which are one of the International Skating Union’s (ISU) most significant events, will feature athletes from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania competing in men’s, women’s, pair, and ice dance events. 

In the women’s field, the Canadian team will be led by two-time national champion and 2023 Nepela Memorial bronze medallist, Madeline Schizas. She will be joined by Sara-Maude Dupuis, who finished in the top-10 at the 2023 ISU Four Continents competition, and Justine Miclette, who brought home a bronze medal from the 2023 Autumn Classic International in Montreal. 

Newly minted senior national champion Wesley Chiu will make his Four Continents debut in the men’s competition. He will be joined by 2023 Skate Canada Challenge gold medallist Conrad Orzel, who finished eighth at the 2023 ISU Four Continents competition, and by 2022 Olympian Roman Sadovsky who will be competing in his first international competition this season after a series of travel mishaps earlier in the season. 

In the pair competition, Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps will be looking to add to their growing medal collection after the duo recently won their second national title and brought home bronze from the ISU Grand Prix Final. Lia Pereira and Trennt Michaud, who took home a gold medal from the Grand Prix de France earlier this season, will also be aiming for a spot on the podium, as will national bronze medallists Kelly Ann Laurin and Loucas Éthier. 

As always, Canada will be well-represented in ice dance, with three-time Canadian Champions and 2023 World Championship bronze medallists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier leading the charge. Joining them will be 2023 Four Continents silver medallists Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen, and Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac, who recently finished second at the 2024 Canadian National Skating Championships. 

The competition kicks off Thursday, February 1, with the women’s, men’s, and pair short programs. Friday, February 2, will feature the rhythm dance and women’s free program, while Saturday will feature the men’s and pairs free skate. The competition will wrap up on Sunday, February 4, with the free dance. 

Sara-Maude Dupuis | 18 | Montreal, Que. | Stephane Yvars | Boucherville, Que.
Justine Miclette | 17 | Chambly, Que. | Yvan Desjardins, Violaine Émard, Vanessa Sauriol | Chambly, Que.
Madeline Schizas | 19 | Oakville, Ont. | Nancy Lemaire & Derek Schmidt | Milton, Ont.      

Wesley Chiu | 18 | Vancouver, B.C. | Keegan Murphy & Eileen Murphy | Richmond, B.C.
Conrad Orzel | 23 | Toronto, Ont. | Ravi Walia | Edmonton, Alta. 
Roman Sadovsky | 24 | Vaughan, Ont. | Tracey Wainman & Grzegorz Filipowski | Richmond Hill, Ont.  

Kelly Ann Laurin | 18 | St-Jérôme, Que. & Loucas Éthier | 23 | Deux-Montagnes, Que. | Stéphanie Valois | Rosemère, Que.  
Lia Pereira | 19 | Milton, Ont. & Trennt Michaud | 27 | Trenton, Ont. | Alison Purkiss & Nancy Lemaire| Milton, Ont.  
Deanna Stellato-Dudek | 40 | Chicago, USA & Maxime Deschamps | 32 | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. | Josée Picard | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.    

Ice Dance 
Laurence Fournier Beaudry | 31 | Montreal, Que. & Nikolaj Soerensen | 34 | Montreal, Que. | Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon | Montreal, Que.    
Piper Gilles | 32 | Toronto, Ont. & Paul Poirier | 32 | Unionville, Ont. | Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs | Scarborough, Ont.
Marie-Jade Lauriault | 27 | Ste-Anne-des-plaines, Que. & Romain Le Gac | 28 | Ste-Anne-des-plaines, Que. | Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon | Montreal, Que.  

Team Leaders – Mike Slipchuk & Shae Zukiwsky
Medical Team – Scott Fraser & Erika Persson
Officials – André-Marc Allain, Andrew Bosco, Glenn Fortin & Karen Howard  

For more information about the event, click here. 

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