OTTAWA, ON: Canada will have five entries, for a total of seven skaters at the third ISU Junior Grand Prix of the season. The event takes place in Yokohama, Japan, from September 7-11, 2016. Canada will have one entry in ladies and two entries in men’s and ice dance. There will be no pair competition at the event.
Roman Sadovsky, 17, Vaughan, Ont., is one of two Canadian entries in men’s. Last season, Sadovsky won gold at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Slovakia, bronze at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Poland and placed sixth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. He also placed fourth at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games and ninth at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in the senior category. Sadovsky is coached by Brian Orser and Lee Barkell.
Eric Liu, 15, Edmonton, Alta., will also represent Canada in men’s. Liu placed 15th at his first ISU Junior Grand Prix this season, in St. Gervais, France. Last season he placed seventh in the junior category at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. He is coached by Ravi Walia at Ice Palace FSC.
Emily Bausback, 14, Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian entry in ladies. This will be her first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignment. Last season, she placed seventh in the novice category at the 2016 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. She is coached by Joanne McLeod at the Champs International Skating Centre.
Marjorie Lajoie, 15, Boucherville, Que., and Zachary Lagha, 17, Greenfield Park, Que., are one of two Canadian entries in ice dance. Last season, the 2016 Canadian junior silver medallists placed seventh at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Spain, fourth at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games, and 13th at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Lajoie and Lagha train in Montreal, Que., with coaches Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer and Pascal Denis.
Olivia Han, 14, Waterloo, Ont., and Grayson Lochhead, 16, Sweaburg, Ont., will also represent Canada in ice dance. The 2016 Canadian novice champions represent the Kitchener-Waterloo SC and Woodstock SC. Han and Lochhead are coached by Paul McIntosh.
Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director, will be the Canadian team leader. Physiotherapist Paige Larson of North Vancouver, B.C., will be the Canadian medical staff onsite. Patty Klein of Mt. Royal, Que., and Susan Blatz of Burlington, Ont., are the Canadian officials at the event.
The ISU will be live streaming the competition via the ISU Junior Grand Prix YouTube channel.
For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org.
CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU JGP #3 – Yokohama, Japan
|Mens||Roman Sadovsky||17||Vaughan, Ont.||Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club||Brian Orser / Lee Barkell|
|Mens||Eric Liu||15||Edmonton, Alta.||Ice Palace FSC||Ravi Walia|
|Ladies||Emily Bausback||14||Vancouver, B.C.||Champs International Skating Centre||Joanne McLeod|
|Ice Dance||Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha||15/17||Boucherville, Que. / Greenfield Park, Que.||CPA Boucherville / CPA St-Lambert||Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon / Romain Haguenauer / Pascal Denis|
|Ice Dance||Olivia Han / Grayson Lochhead||14/16||Waterloo, Ont. / Sweaburg, Ont.||Kitchener-Waterloo SC / Woodstock SC||Paul McIntosh|