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Skate Canada to send four skaters to JGP France

ISU Junior Grand Prix Series kicks off Aug. 25

Skate Canada will have 12 entries at the Junior Grand Prix Great Britain.
Skate Canada will have 12 entries at the Junior Grand Prix Great Britain. (courtesy Skate Canada)

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(08/20/2010) - OTTAWA, ON -- Skate Canada will send four skaters to the first stop on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Courchevel, France, for a total of three entries. Canada will be represented in ladies, men's and ice dance. The competition will run from August 25-28 at the Courchevel Ice Rink.

In the men's division Andrei Rogozine, 16, Richmond Hill, Ont., will be the sole Canadian entry. This is Rogozine's third season on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. In 2009 he competed in Lake Placid and Dresden, placing eighth and sixth respectively. Last season he also made his first appearance at the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships were he placed sixth. Rogozine is coached by Inga Zusev and Andreï Berezintsev at the Richmond Hill Training Centre.

Vanessa Grenier 18, Sherbrooke, Que., will represent Canada in the ladies division. This is her third year on the junior circuit. In 2009 she placed fifth at the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Istanbul. At the 2010 BMO Canadian Figure Skating Championships she competed in senior and placed eighth. Grenier trains with coaches Cynthia Lemaire, Marie-France Peloquin, Vicky Cusson and Marie-Christine Grenier at CPA Sherbrooke.

Ice dancers Carolyn MacCuish, 17, Burlington, Ont., and Tyler Morris, 19, Woodstock, Ont., are the final entry for Canada at the event. This is their second year on the junior circuit. In 2009 they placed 11th and seventh at their two ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments, Istanbul and Dresden. They are coached by David Islam, Tyler Myles and Pavol Porac out of the Mariposa School of Skating.

Petra Burka of Toronto, Ont., will be the Canadian team leader and Andrea Derby, of Windsor, Ont., and Jacqueline Warren of Ottawa, Ont., will be the Canadian officials at the event.

For results and full entries please visit www.isu.org.