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Silver for Canadians Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen at Lombardia Trophy

BERGAMO, Italy – Montreal ice dancers Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen held on to the silver medal position after Sunday’s free dance to conclude the Lombardia Trophy figure skating competition, the first stop on the ISU’s Challenger Series circuit.

The top-three remained unchanged after Saturday’s rhythm dance. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy took the gold at 205.35, the Canadians followed at 185.26 and Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin of Spain were third at 180.98.

‘’Not the best free dance today, there were some small mistakes,’’ said Sorensen, also a silver medallist here with Fournier-Beaudry in 2019. ‘’But it’s still early in the season and we are just going to build from here. The feedback we got from here are both programs are really good.’’

Alicia Fabbri of Terrebonne, Que., and Paul Ayer of Calgary, ninth at the world juniors in 2019, took 12th spot.

‘’It was really amazing to get back competing,’’ said Fabbri. ‘’It’s been two years since an international event. Things started feeling normal again with the competitors around and the judges. And, of course, having some fans gives a boost to the performance.’’

Full results: https://www.fisg.it/upload/result/5536/index.html

Canadians Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen stand second at Lombardia Trophy

BERGAMO, Italy – Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen of Montreal stand second after the rhythm dance at the Lombardia Trophy figure skating competition, the first stop on the ISU Challenger Series.

Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy are first with 82.05 points, the Canadians follow at 76.64 and Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin of Spain are third at 72.65.

Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen were a career-high eighth at the word championships this past spring and won four medals in international competition in 2019 including a silver at the Lombardia Trophy.

Alicia Fabbri of Terrebonne, Que., and Paul Ayer of Calgary, ninth at the world juniors in 2019, are ninth at 64.77.

The free dance is on Sunday.

Full results: https://www.fisg.it/upload/result/5536/index.html

Canadian Ice Dancers to Kick off ISU Challenger Series at Lombardia Trophy

OTTAWA,ON: Two Canadian ice dance teams are headed to Bergamo, Italy to kick of the 2021-2022 ISU Challenger Series. The ISU Challenger Series will consist of nine events and provide opportunities for senior skaters to compete at an international level and earn world ranking points. The first event in this year’s series is the Lombardia Trophy. This event is scheduled to take place from September 10-12, 2021.  

Alicia Fabbri, 18, Terrebonne, Que. and Paul Ayer, 23, Calgary, Alta. are one of two ice dance teams representing Canada at this event. Fabbri and Ayer previously won silver in junior ice dance at the Bavarian Open in 2019. This team also won silver in junior ice dance at the 2019 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer. 

Laurence Fournier Beaudry, 29, Montreal, Que. and Nikolaj Sørensen (32) Montreal, Que. are the second team representing Canada in ice dance at this event. They won silver at the Lombardia Trophy in 2019. They also brought home a gold medal at the Nebelhorn Trophy in 2019. They are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer, Josée Piché, Samuel Chouinard, Émilie Josset and Benjamin Brisebois. 

Mike Slipchuk, Skate Canada High Performance Director will be the Canadian team leader at this event.  

For more information, please visit www.isu.org 

CANADIAN ENTRIES AT ISU CS LOMBARDIA TROPHY– BERGAMO, ITALY 

Ice Dance 
Alicia Fabbri (18) and Paul Ayer (23) / Terrebonne, Que. and Calgary, Alta. / CPA Terrebonne Inc and CPA Terrebonne Inc / Coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon and Romain Haguenauer. 

Laurence Fournier Beaudry (29) and Nikolaj Sørensen (32) / Montreal, Que. and Montreal, Que. / Town of Mount Royal FSC and Town of Mount Royal FSC / Coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer, Josée Piché, Samuel Chouinard, Émilie Josset and Benjamin Brisebois