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Canada names teams for ISU championships

Ladies entry at worlds to be determined after Four Continents

Recently crowned ladies champ Amélie Lacoste will have to fight for her spot on the world team.
Recently crowned ladies champ Amélie Lacoste will have to fight for her spot on the world team. (Getty Images)

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By Skate Canada
(01/23/2012) - At the conclusion of the 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Skate Canada CEO William Thompson and High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk named the teams for the three upcoming ISU championships.

"The level of skating here this week from novice to junior and senior has been tremendous. We've seen champions come from many different parts of the country, which shows that our Skate Canada sections are working really hard to develop skating in their regions," Thompson said. "As we prepare to send our skaters out to the championships, we are confident that they will challenge for the podium and championship titles with the best in the world at both the senior and junior level. We will be sending very strong teams to the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in France, ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado and the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Belarus."

ISU World Figure Skating Championships, Nice, France -- March 26-April 1, 2012

Men
Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds

Ice Dance
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje, Kharis Ralph/Asher Hill

Pairs
Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford, Jessica Dubé/Sebastian Wolfe

Ladies
The top two finishers from the national championship will compete at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, and Canada's one entry for the world team will be named following their performances at that competition.

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Feb. 6-12, 2012

Men
Chan, Reynolds, Jeremy Ten

Ice Dance
Virtue/Moir, Weaver/Poje, Alexandra Paul/Mitchell Islam

Pairs
Duhamel/Radford, Dubé/Wolfe, Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers

Ladies
Amélie Lacoste, Cynthia Phaneuf, Alexandra Najarro

ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships, Minsk, Belarus -- Feb. 27-March 4, 2012

Men
Liam Firus, Nam Nguyen

Ice Dance
Nicole Orford/Thomas Williams, Andréanne Poulin/Marc-André Servant

Pairs
Katherine Bobak/Ian Beharry, Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro, Hayleigh Bell/Alistair Sylvester

Ladies
Katelyn Osmond

The third-placed senior ice dance team, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are unable to represent Canada internationally until her eligibility release from U.S. Figure Skating is confirmed this spring. They will be eligible to represent Canada next season.