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2014/07/08 - Skate Canada Announces 2014-2015 National Team

OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 National Team. Comprised of 25 senior members, the team includes five men, four women, three pair teams, five ice dance teams.

To be named to the National Team a skater must finish in the top five in senior singles, pair and ice dance disciplines at the Canadian Tire National Figure Skating Championships, or be added at the discretion of the International Committee. These skaters may be considered to represent Canada at international competitions.

Their appointment to the national team is effective from June 1, 2014 through to April 30, 2015.

Skate Canada also announced the three teams that will make up the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating National Team.

2014-15 National Team PhotoMen’s
Patrick Chan, 23, Toronto, Ont.
Kevin Reynolds, 23, Coquitlam, B.C.
Liam Firus, 22, North Vancouver, B.C.
Elladj Baldé, 23, Pierrefonds, Que.
Nam Nguyen, 16, Toronto, Ont.

Ladies
Kaetlyn Osmond, 18, Marystown, Nfld. & Sherwood Park, Alta.
Gabrielle Daleman, 16, Newmarket, Ont.
Véronik Mallet, 20, Sept-Iles, Que.
Alaine Chartrand, 18, Prescott, Ont.

Pair
Meagan Duhamel, 28, Lively, Ont. & Eric Radford, 29, Balmertown, Ont.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, 22, St. Catharines, Ont. & Michael Marinaro, 22, Sarnia, Ont.
Brittany Jones, 18, Toronto, Ont. & Joshua Reagan, 24, Waterloo, Ont.

Ice Dance
Tessa Virtue, 25, London, Ont. & Scott Moir, 26, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 25, Waterloo, Ont. & Andrew Poje, 27, Waterloo, Ont.
Alexandra Paul, 22, Barrie, Ont. & Mitchell Islam, 24, Barrie, Ont.
Piper Gilles, 22, Toronto, Ont. – Colorado Springs, CO. & Paul Poirier, 22, Toronto, Ont.
Nicole Orford, 21, Burnaby, B.C. & Thomas Williams, 23, Vancouver, B.C.

Synchronized Skating
NEXXICE, Burlington SC
Les Suprêmes, CPA Saint-Léonard
Edge, Skate Oakville

Full bios of the athletes are on the Skate Canada website. Hi-res photos are also available for download on the Skate Canada Flickr page.

For information:
Emma Bowie
Manager, Communications
613.747.1007 ext. 2547
ebowie@skatecanada.ca

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