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. (Getty Images)|
"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
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
Chan, Reynolds, Jeremy Ten
Virtue/Moir, Weaver/Poje, Alexandra Paul/Mitchell Islam
Duhamel/Radford, Dubé/Wolfe, Paige Lawrence/Rudi Swiegers
ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships, Minsk, Belarus -- Feb. 27-March 4, 2012
Liam Firus, Nam Nguyen
Nicole Orford/Thomas Williams, Andréanne Poulin/Marc-André Servant
Katherine Bobak/Ian Beharry, Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro, Hayleigh Bell/Alistair Sylvester
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.