OTTAWA, ON (November 29, 2022) – The ISU Challenger series is scheduled to come to an end with the 54th Golden Spin of Zagreb taking place in Sisak, Croatia from December 7-10, 2022. Canada will be sending a small team to the event, including one woman, one man and one pair team.
National champion Madeline Schizas will be representing Canada in the women’s event. The Olympian has had a strong season so far, finishing 5th at the 2022 Nebelhorn Trophy, 7th at the 2022 Skate Canada International and 5th at the Grand Prix Espoo.
Corey Circelli of Toronto, Ontario, will be the sole Canadian entry in the men’s competition. Circelli claimed bronze at the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge and finished 10th at the MK John Wilson Trophy, which marked his first-ever ISU Grand Prix participation.
They will be joined by the newly formed pair team of Lia Pereira and Trennt Michaud, who will be competing at their first international competition. Michaud won bronze at the 2022 Four Continents and is a three-time national silver medalist, while Pereira placed 4th at last year’s Skate Canada Challenge in the women’s discipline. The pair have already won a gold medal at the 2023 Skate Ontario Junior & Senior Sectional Championships.
Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location
Madeline Schizas | 19 | Oakville, Ont. | Nancy Lemaire & Derek Schmidt | Milton, Ont.
Corey Circelli | 20 | Toronto, Ont. | Brian Orser & Oula Jaaskelainen| Toronto, Ont.
Lia Pereira | 18 | Milton, Ont. & Trennt Michaud | 26 | Trenton, Ont. | Alison Purkiss & Nancy Lemaire| Milton, Ont.
Team Leader – Laura Baker
Official – Sabrina Wong