Skate Canada NextGen Program

The Skate Canada NextGen Team and program was created to support the operations of Skate Canada’s high-performance development system. The purpose is to ensure athletes and coaches advance at their maximum potential through development and training opportunities, in order to be the best in the World and Olympic Games. The program is delivered in partnership with the skater’s respective Skate Canada Sections (PSO), Own The Podium, and the Canadian Sport Institutes.

Selected skaters and their respective coaches are provided essential support to further their athletic goals, while identifying and supporting the development of the skills necessary to be the best in the World within a Canadian environment.

Selection Criteria
Events & International Assignments
2020 Youth Olympics

2020 Youth Olympics

The Youth Olympic games (YOG) were created in 2007 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a new elite sporting competition for young people with both summer and winter editions.

These exciting new events offer a unique opportunity to showcase the sporting superstars of tomorrow and reach out to young people – both in the host country and around the world.

As a major global event that brings the youth of the world together, the YOG offer a unique opportunity to inspire young people to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values.

Skate Canada supports Youth Olympic Games as an excellent development opportunity for some of its NextGen athletes.

DATES: 09 – 22 January 2020
LOCATION: Lausanne Switzerland

NextGen Men

Stephen Gogolev

Stephen Gogolev

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Residence: Toronto, ON
Coaches: Rafael Aruntyunyan, Lee Barkell
Training Location: Rafael Aruntyunyan, Lee Barkell
First Coach / First Club: Rafael Aruntyunyan, Lee Barkell

Stephen Gogolev

Joseph Phan

Joseph Phan

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Residence: Toronto, ON
Coach: Brian Orser
Training Location: Toronto CS & CC
First Coach / First Club: Nathalie Roy, Aylmer SC

Joseph Phan

Iliya Kovler

Iliya Kovler

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
Residence: Richmond Hill, ON
Coaches: Andrei Berezintsev, Inga Zusev
Training Location: Richmond Hill Training Centre
First Coach / First Club: Mark Batka, Richmond Hill Training Centre

Iliya Kovler

Aleksa Rakic

Aleksa Rakic

Hometown: Burnaby, BC
Residence: Burnaby, BC
Coach: Joanne McLeod
Training Location: Champs International SC of BC
First Coach / First Club: Josie Leeworthy, Champs International SC of BC

Aleksa Rakic

Alec Guinzbourg

Alec Guinzbourg

Hometown: Aurora, ON
Residence: Aurora, ON
Coaches: Andrei Berezintsev, Inga Zusev
Training Location: Richmond Hill Training Centre
First Coach / First Club: Kim Crothers, Quinte FSC

Alec Guinzbourg

Eric Liu

Eric Liu

Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Residence: Edmonton, AB
Coach: Ravi Walia
Training Location: Ice Palace FSC
First Coach / First Club: Ben Ferreira, Royal Glenora Club

Eric Liu

Beres Clements

Beres Clements

Hometown: Gibsons, BC
Residence: Richmond, BC
Coaches: Joanne McLeod, Neil Wilson
Training Location: Champs International SC of BC
First Coach / First Club: Lesleigh Farr, Sunshine Coast SC

Beres Clements

Wesley Chiu

Wesley Chiu

Hometown: Richmond, BC
Residence: Richmond, BC
Coaches: Keegan and Eileen Murphy
Training Location: Connaught SC
First Coach / First Club: Keegan Murphy, Connaught SC

Wesley Chiu

Corey Circelli

Corey Circelli

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Residence: Toronto, ON
Coaches: Brian Orser, Tracy Wilson
Training Location: Toronto CS & CC
First Coach / First Club: Ernest Pryhitka, Lee Barkell, Toronto CS & CC

Corey Circelli

Matthew Newnham

Matthew Newnham

Hometown: St-Albert, AB
Residence: St-Albert, AB
Coach: Ravi Walia
Training Location: Ice Palace FSC
First Coach / First Club: Devan Nychka, St-Albert SC

Matthew Newnham

NextGen Ladies

Amelia Orzel

Amelia Orzel

Hometown: Woodbridge, ON
Residence: Woodbridge, ON
Coaches: Brian Orser, Tracy Wilson
Training Location: Toronto CS & CC
First Coach / First Club: Eva Najarro, York Region Skating Academy

Amelia Orzel

Vienna Harwood

Vienna Harwood

Hometown: West Kelowna, BC
Residence: West Kelowna, BC
Coaches: Karen and Jason Mongrain
Training Location: Kelowna SC
First Coach / First Club: Karen and Jason Mongrain, Kelowna SC

Vienna Harwood

Doriela Lugo-Mayrand

Doriela Lugo-Mayrand

Hometown: Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Residence: Blainville, QC
Coach: Yvan Desjardins
Training Location: École Excellence Rosemère
First Coach / First Club: Julie Mayrand, CPA Rouyn-Noranda

Doriela Lugo-Mayrand

Melody Zhu

Melody Zhu

Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Coaches: Joanne McLeod, Neil Wilson, Megumu Seki
Training Location: Champs International SC of BC
First Coach / First Club: George Yuhas, Grandview SC

Melody Zhu

Emma Bulawka

Emma Bulawka

Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Residence: Kelowna, BC
Coaches: Karen and Jason Mongrain
Training Location: Kelowna SC
First Coach / First Club: Lisa Kinding, Royal Glenora Club

Emma Bulawka

Hannah Dawson

Hannah Dawson

Hometown: Vankleek Hill, ON
Residence: Vankleek Hill, ON
Coaches: Annie Barabé, Marlène Picard
Training Location: Champions Training Center Varenne
First Coach / Frist Club: Josée Denis, Hawksbury FSC

Hannah Dawson

Mélaurie Boivin

Mélaurie Boivin

Hometown: Desbiens, QC
Residence: Ste-Julie, QC
Coach: Marlène Picard
Training Location: Champions Training Centre Varenne
First Coach / First Club: Marlène Picard, Les Fines Lames de Chicoutimi

Mélaurie Boivin

Sarah-Maude Blanchard

Sarah-Maude Blanchard

Hometown: Sherbrooke, QC
Residence: Sherbrooke, QC
Coach: Marie-Christine Grenier
Training Location: CPA Sherbrooke
First Coach / First Club: Véronique Richard, CPA Sherbrooke

Sarah-Maude Blanchard

Kaiya Ruiter

Kaiya Ruiter

Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Residence: Calgary, AB
Coaches: Scott Davis, Jeff Langdon
Training Location: Glencoe Club
First Coach / First Club: Darlene Joseph, Gloucester SC

Kaiya Ruiter

Catherine Carle

Catherine Carle

Hometown: Georgetown, ON
Residence: Georgetown, ON
Coach: Michelle Leigh
Training Location: Oakville SC
First Coach / First Club: Lauren Taylor-Vaisey, Georgetown FSC

Catherine Carle

Madeline Schizas

Madeline Schizas

Hometown: Oakville, ON
Residence: Oakville, ON
Coach: Nancy Lemaire
Training Location: Milton SC
First Coach / First Club: Ann and Paul Fisher, Oakville SC

Madeline Schizas

Emily Bausback

Emily Bausback

Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Coach: Joanne McLeod
Training Location: Champs International SC of BC
First Coach / First Club: Josie Leeworthy, Champs International SC of BC

Emily Bausback

Olivia Gran

Olivia Gran

Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Residence: Kelowna, BC
Coaches: Karen and Jason Mongrain
Training Location: Kelowna SC
First Coach / First Club: Karen and Jason Mongrain, Kelowna SC

Olivia Gran

Alison Schumacher

Alison Schumacher

Hometown: Tecumseh, ON
Residence: Toronto, ON
Coach: Lee Barkell
Training Location: Granite Club and Toronto CS & CC
First Coach / First Club: Stacie Diemer, Jen Jackson, Riverside SC

Alison Schumacher

NextGen Pairs

Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste

Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste

Hometown: Toronto / Mississauga, ON
Residence: Toronto / Mississauga, ON
Coach: Andrew Evans
Training Location: Canadian Ice Academy
First Coach / First Club: Andrew Evans, Canadian Academy / Sandra Goplin, Mississauga FSC

Brooke McIntosh / Brandon Toste

Kelly Ann Laurin / Loucas Ethier

Kelly Ann Laurin / Loucas Ethier

Hometown: Saint-Jérôme / Saint-Eustache, QC
Residence: Saint-Jérôme / Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, QC
Coaches: Yvan Desjardins, Stéphanie Valois, Violaine Émard
Training Location: École Excellence Rosemère
First Coach / First Club: Stéphanie Valois, Violaine Émard, Patinage St-Jérôme / Sonia Gougeon, CPA St-Eustache

Kelly Ann Laurin / Loucas Ethier

Camille Perreault / William St-Louis

Camille Perreault / William St-Louis

Hometown: Orford / Shawinigan, QC
Residence: Orford / Shawinigan, QC
Coach: Marc-André Craig
Training Location: Académie Performance Isatis
First Coach / First Club: Joelle Bergeron, CPA Magog / Catherine Forand, CPA Shawinigan

Camille Perreault / William St-Louis

Patricia Andrew / Zachary Daleman

Patricia Andrew / Zachary Daleman

Hometown: London / Newmarket, ON
Residence: London / Newmarket, ON
Coaches: Alison Purkiss, Bryce Davison
Training Location: Brantford Competitive Skating Centre
First Coach / First Club: Scott Rachuk, Alison Purkiss, Strathroy / Kim Beamer, Hilltop Skating Club

Patricia Andrew / Zachary Daleman

Chloé Panetta / Benjamin Mimar

Chloé Panetta / Benjamin Mimar

Hometown: Laval / Montréal, QC
Residence: Laval / Terrebonne, QC
Coach: Richard Gauthier
Training Location: CPA Saint-Léonard
First Coach / First Club: Christine Larivière, CPA Lames d'argent Laval / Isabelle Benoit, CPA St-Michel

Chloé Panetta / Benjamin Mimar

Gabrielle Levesque / Pier-Alexandre Hudon

Gabrielle Levesque / Pier-Alexandre Hudon

Hometown: Bridgewater, NS / Saint-Roch-Des-Aulnaies, QC
Residence: Saint-Léonard, QC
Coach: Richard Gauthier
Training Location: CPA Saint-Léonard
First Coach / First Club: Charleen Cameron, St-Margaret's Bay SC / Esther Levesque, CPA La Pocatière

Gabrielle Levesque / Pier-Alexandre Hudon

NextGen Ice Dance

Isabel McQuilkin / Jake Portz

Isabel McQuilkin / Jake Portz

Hometown: Calgary, AB
Residence: Calgary, AB
Coaches: Kim Weeks, Tyler Myles, Ben Westenberger
Training Location: Calalta SC
First Coach / First Club: Joy Dillmore, Springbank / Chantelle Portz, Grovedale

Isabel McQuilkin / Jake Portz

Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara

Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara

Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Anmore / Burnaby, BC
Coaches: Aaron Lowe, Megan Wing
Training Location: Vancouver Ice Dance Academy
First Coach / First Club: Marlena Mitchell / Joanne McLeod

Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara

Kiera Kam / Mathew Carter

Kiera Kam / Mathew Carter

Hometown: Langley, BC
Residence: Langley, BC
Coaches: Aaron Lowe, Megan Wing
Training Location: Vancouver Ice Dance Academy
First Coach / First Club: Bruno Delaestro, Kelly Champagne, Coquitlam SC

Kiera Kam / Mathew Carter

Olivia McIsaac / Corey Circelli

Olivia McIsaac / Corey Circelli

Hometown: Burlington / Toronto, ON
Residence: Burlington / Toronto, ON
Coaches: Andrew Hallam, Tracy Wilson, Joey Russell
Training Location: Toronto CS & CC
First Coach / First Club: Clare Kelly-McIsaac, Burlington SC / Ernest Pryhitka, Toronto CS & CC

Olivia McIsaac / Corey Circelli

Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochhead

Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochhead

Hometown: Moscow, Russia / Sweaburg, ON
Residence: Ajax / Woodstock, ON
Coaches: Carol and Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Marc-André Servant
Training Location: Scarboro FSC
First Coach / First Club: Carole Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Scarboro FSC / Beth Lochhead, Woodstock SC

Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochhead

Sophia Kagolovskaya / Kieran MacDonald

Sophia Kagolovskaya / Kieran MacDonald

Hometown: Wellesley, ON
Residence: Wellesley, ON
Coach: Carleigh MacDonald
Training Location: Kitchener Waterloo SC
First Coach / First Club: Gennady Kaskov, Kitchener Waterloo SC

Sophia Kagolovskaya / Kieran MacDonald

Emmy Bronsard / Aissa Bouaraguia

Emmy Bronsard / Aissa Bouaraguia

Hometown: Lévis / Montréal, QC
Residence: Montréal, QC
Coaches: Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer, Pascal Denis
Training Location: École Patinage Montréal International Skating School
First Coach / First Club: Pascal Denis, CPA Gadbois

Emmy Bronsard / Aissa Bouaraguia

Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont

Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont

Hometown: Ajax, ON
Residence: Ajax, ON
Coaches: Carol and Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Marc-André Servant
Training Location: Scarboro FSC
First Coach / First Club: Maria Tumanovskaia, Ukraine / Neil Chilcott, Nancy Patterson / Ice Sheffield, UK

Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont

Natalie D’Alessandro / Bruce Waddell

Natalie D’Alessandro / Bruce Waddell

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Residence: Toronto, ON
Coaches: Andrew Hallam, Tracy Wilson, Joey Russell
Training Location: Toronto CS & CC
First Coach / First Club: Patty Cranston, Granite Club / Thom Hayim, Toronto CS & CC

Natalie D’Alessandro / Bruce Waddell