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Canadians Bashynska and Beaumont dominate for gold at ISU Junior Grand Prix

GDANSK, Poland (October1, 2022)  – Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., reached new heights Saturday with a victory in ice dancing at the fifth stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix figure skating circuit.

It was their first win in six career junior Grand Prix appearances.

Bashynska and Beaumont smashed the scores they posted in a bronze medal showing at the world junior championships last season, totalling 170.34 points. Phebe Bekker and James Hernandez of Great Britain were a distant second at 158.85 and Celia Fradji and Jean-Hans Fourneaux of France third at 157.11.

The Canadians were initially scheduled to compete at the Junior Grand Prix in Armenia last month which was cancelled.

‘’We were basically prepared weeks ahead of time,’’ said Bashynska, 18. ‘’For Peter and I we’re pretty lucky that we motivate each other every day. So even when we found out about the cancellation we were able  to push through and keep sharp for this competition.’’

Hailey Yu and Brendan Giang of Burnaby, B.C., posted the fourth best free skate but remained sixth at 145.35 and Dana Sabatini-Speciale of Springwater, Ont., and Nicholas Buelow of Barrie, Ont., were 12th out of 24 entries.

Japan was 1-2 in women’s competition. Mao Shimada took the gold with 217.68 and Mone Chiba was second at 205.82. Chaeyeon Kim of South Korea was third at 195.46.

First-year national junior team member Kara Yun, 13, of Burnaby, B.C., was 10th at 166.88. There were 49 entries.

In the men’s event, Lucas Broussard of the U.S. took the title with 209.39 roaring back from fifth spot after the short. Yudong Chen of China jumped from 16th after the short to win the silver with 201.84 and Raffaele Francesco Zich of Italy was third at 200.73.

Alec Guinzbourg of Aurora, Ont., was 10th with 184.00, Rio Morita of Thornhill, Ont., 15th and David Bondar of Richmond Hill, Ont., jumped six spots to place 18th.

The next stop on the circuit is October 6-8, again in Gdansk.

Full results: ISU JGP Solidarity Cup 2022 – Junior Ice Dance

Canada Wins Two Medals in Ice Dancing at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships

TALLIN, Estonia – Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell of Toronto, Ont. and Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., won the silver and bronze medals in ice dancing Sunday at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

It is the first time ever that Canada has won two medals in the same event at a world juniors which were launched in 1976.

Oona Brown and Gage Brown of the U.S., earned the gold medal with 170.25 points followed by D’Alessandro and Waddell with 162.56 and Bashynska and Beaumont at 157.64.

‘’It’s a pretty surreal feeling that we are on the podium and it really hasn’t sunk in yet,’’ said Waddell.

D’Alessandro and Waddell conclude a successful season, most recently capturing the silver in February at the Egna Dance Trophy and gold in January at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

‘’We didn’t have placement expectations here,’’ said D’Alessandro. ‘’We didn’t want anything blocking us from skating the way we know we can. We wanted two skates in which we didn’t hold back going into the elements.’’

In addition to their medal on Sunday, Bashynska and Beaumont took silver at nationals this season and bronze at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Linz, Austria.

‘’We just aimed for a clean skate with this new program and we delivered,’’ said Beaumont. ‘’We were super pleased with the result.’’

‘’We were definitely aiming for a top-five so we could assure three Canadian entries at the next world juniors,’’ added Bashynska.

In women’s competition, Isabeau Levito of the U.S. took the gold with Jia Shin of South Korea second and Lindsay Thorngren of the U.S. third.

Lia Pereira of Milton, Ont., was 14th and Justine Miclette of Chambly, Que., 21st.

Canada ends the world juniors with three medals. On Friday, Brooke McIntosh of Toronto and Benjamin Mimar of Terrebonne, Que., took bronze in pairs.

The 2023 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships are slated for Calgary.

http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/wjc2022/

McIntosh and Mimar Win Comeback Bronze at ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships

TALLIN, Estonia – Brooke McIntosh of Toronto and Benjamin Mimar of Terrebonne, Que., won the bronze medal on Friday in pairs at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

The Canadians were fourth after Thursday’s short program but delivered the third best free skate to climb into the podium position finishing with 156.80 points.

The medal capped a great season for the pair who also captured gold at both Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and the Bavarian Open in 2022.

‘’We focused on what we had to do for the free skate,’’ said McIntosh, 10th at the world juniors with her previous partner in 2019. ‘’We knew we were prepared, and we just had to go and show that. Even through the uncertainty of this season we kept training and kept motivated.’’

Karina Safina and Luka Berulava of Georgia took the gold with 188.12 and Anastasia Golubeva and Hektor Giotopoulos Moore of Australia were second at 169.91.

Chloe Panetta of Oakville, Ont., and Kieran Thrasher of Amherstburg, Ont., remained in seventh with 129.70.

In ice dancing, Canadian couples are second and third after the rhythm dance. Natalie D’Alessandro and Bruce Waddell of Toronto are second with 64.00 points and Nadiia Bashynska and Peter Beaumont of Ajax, Ont., are third at 63.45. They trail leaders Oona Brown and Gage Brown of the U.S. first at 66.98.

D’Alessandro and Waddell continue a successful season, most recently capturing the silver last week at the Egna Dance Trophy and gold in January at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships.

‘’We had speed and aggression and there was no holding back which allowed us to have one of our best skates of the year,’’ said Waddell.

‘’We got a lot of good feedback on the technical side from our performance in Italy and some of those elements we were able to accomplish here,’’ added D’Alessandro.

This season Bashynska and Beaumont took silver at nationals and bronze at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Linz, Austria.

‘’When we finished that program, it was an explosion of emotions,’’ said Bashynska. ‘’We did everything we wanted basically.’’

‘’There was no thinking going on,’’ added Beaumont. ‘’Everything was natural.’’

Competition continues Saturday with the men’s free skate featuring Canadians Wesley Chiu and Stephen Gogolev second and sixth after Thursday short program and the women’s short program. The free dance is Sunday.

Full results: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/wjc2022/

Junior Skaters head to Estonia for Junior Championships

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada will have a total of 12 skaters competing at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships®2022 in Tallinn, Estonia. Canada will have two entries in each discipline.  The event will take place April 13 – 17, 2022.  

Wesley Chiu, 16, Richmond, B.C., will be the first Canadian entry in men’s. Wesley has had a great season thus far, winning both gold and bronze on the ISU Junior Grand Prix. Recently, Wesley competed at the senior level at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships where he finished third. Wesley is coached by Keegan Murphy and Eileen Murphy in Richmond, B.C. 

Stephen Gogolev, 16, Toronto, Ont., is the second Canadian entry in the men’s discipline. Gogolev finished eleventh at the 2021 Warsaw Cup.  Domestically Gogolev captured gold at the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge. Gogolev is coached by Rafael Arutyunyan in Irvine, California, and Lee Barkell in Toronto, Ont.  

Justine Miclette, 16, Chambly, Que., will be the first entry for Canada in women’s. This season, Miclette placed first at both the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge in junior women. Internationally, Miclette competed at the junior grand prix event in Kosice, Slovakia, where she finished 15th. Most recently Miclette competed at the Challenge Cup in the Netherlands where she placed fourth. She is coached by Stéphanie Fiorito in Chambly, Que. 

Lia Pereira, 18, Milton, Ont., is the second entry in women. This season, Pereira finished in 10th place at the 2021 ISU Junior Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She also competed at the senior level domestically, finishing fourth at the 2022 Skate Canada Challenge and 10th at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. The most recent competition for Pereira was the Challenge Cup in the Netherlands in which she finished in sixth place. Pereira is coached by Nancy Lemaire and Derek Schmidt in Milton, Ont. 

Brooke McIntosh, 17, Toronto, Ont., and Benjamin Mimar, 20, Terrebonne, Que., are the first Canadian entry in pairs. The pair captured gold at both the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and the 2022 Bavarian Open in Germany. They are coached by Andrew Evans, Alexander Sheldrick-Male, and Pavol Porac in Mississauga, Ont. 

Chloe Panetta, 18 from Oakville, Ont., and Kieran Thrasher, 17 from Amherstburg, Ont., are Canada’s second pairs entry. This duo previously placed sixth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Gdansk, Poland. The pair also finished fourth at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. Panetta and Thrasher are coached by Bruno Marcotte and Brian Shales in Oakville, Ont. 

Natalie D’Alessandro, 17, Toronto, Ont., and Bruce Waddell, 20, Toronto, Ont., are the first entry in ice dance. D’Alessandro and Waddell have had a great season, most recently capturing the silver medal in junior ice dance at the 2022 Egna Dance Trophy and gold at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. They are coached by Andrew Hallam, Joey Russell, and Tracy Wilson in Toronto, Ont. 

Nadiia Bashynska, 17, Ajax, Ont., and Peter Beaumont, 20, Ajax, Ont., are the second of two teams representing Canada in ice dance. Bashynska and Beaumont previously won silver at the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and bronze at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Linz, Austria. They are coached by Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs in Scarborough, Ont. 

Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., and Andre Bourgeois, Skate Canada NextGen Director will be the team leaders at the event. Skate Canada President Karen Butcher will be the team official. Cynthia Benson of Quispamsis, N.B., Reaghan Fortin of Aurora, Ont., Veronique Gosselin of Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu, Que., Sabrina Wong of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian judges at the event. Sylvia Ciurysek of Berwyn, Alta., and Dr. Erika Persson of Edmonton, Alta., will be the Canadian medical staff on site.  

Fans can watch the event by accessing the ISU livestream