OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 National Team. Comprised of 25 senior members, the team includes five men, four women, three pair teams, five ice dance teams.
To be named to the National Team a skater must finish in the top five in senior singles, pair and ice dance disciplines at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, or be added at the discretion of the International Committee. These skaters may be considered to represent Canada at international competitions.
Their appointment to the national team is effective from June 1, 2014 through to April 30, 2015.
Skate Canada also announced the three teams that will make up the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating National Team.
Patrick Chan, 23, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Reynolds, 23, Coquitlam, B.C.
Liam Firus, 22, North Vancouver, B.C.
Elladj Baldé, 23, Pierrefonds, Que.
Nam Nguyen, 16, Toronto, Ont.
Kaetlyn Osmond, 18, Marystown, Nfld. & Sherwood Park, Alta.
Gabrielle Daleman, 16, Newmarket, Ont.
Véronik Mallet, 20, Sept-Iles, Que.
Alaine Chartrand, 18, Prescott, Ont.
Meagan Duhamel, 28, Lively, Ont. & Eric Radford, 29, Balmertown, Ont.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, 22, St. Catharines, Ont. & Michael Marinaro, 22, Sarnia, Ont.
Brittany Jones, 18, Toronto, Ont. & Joshua Reagan, 24, Waterloo, Ont.
Tessa Virtue, 25, London, Ont. & Scott Moir, 26, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 25, Waterloo, Ont. & Andrew Poje, 27, Waterloo, Ont.
Alexandra Paul, 22, Barrie, Ont. & Mitchell Islam, 24, Barrie, Ont.
Piper Gilles, 22, Toronto, Ont. – Colorado Springs, CO. & Paul Poirier, 22, Toronto, Ont.
Nicole Orford, 21, Burnaby, B.C. & Thomas Williams, 23, Vancouver, B.C.
NEXXICE, Burlington SC
Les Suprêmes, CPA Saint-Léonard
Edge, Skate Oakville
Full bios of the athletes are on the Skate Canada website. Hi-res photos are also available for download on the Skate Canada Flickr page.
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