OTTAWA, ON: Skate Canada is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 National Team. The team is comprised of 29 senior members, which includes five men, six women, five pair teams and four 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 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, 2015 through to April 30, 2016.
Skate Canada also announced the three teams that will make up the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating National Team.
Nam Nguyen, 17, Toronto, Ont., is the 2015 Canadian champion and placed fifth at the 2015 world championships in March. He is coached by Brian Orser and Ernest Pryhitka at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club.
Liam Firus, 22, North Vancouver, B.C., is the 2015 Canadian bronze medallist and 2014 Olympic team member. He is coached by Christy Krall in Colorado Springs, CO.
Roman Sadovsky, 16, Vaughan, Ont., placed fourth at the 2015 Canadian championships and fifth at the 2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. He is coached by Tracey Wainman and Gregor Filipowski at the YSRA Winter Club.
Keegan Messing, 23, Girdwood, AK, placed fifth at his first Canadian championships this year. He trains in Anchorage, AK, with coach Ralph Burghardt.
Patrick Chan, 24, Toronto, Ont., is a seven-time Canadian champion, three-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist in both the men’s and team events. He trains at the Detroit Skating Club with coach Kathy Johnson.
Gabrielle Daleman, 17, Newmarket, Ont., is the 2015 Canadian champion and 2014 Olympic team member. She trains at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club with coaches Lee Barkell and Brian Orser.
Alaine Chartrand, 19, Prescott, Ont., is the 2015 Canadian silver medallist and is coached by Michelle Leigh and Brian Orser and represents the Nepean Skating Club.
Véronik Mallet, 21, Sept-Iles, Que., won her first senior medal this year at the Canadian championships, a bronze. She is coached by Annie Barabé and Maximin Coïa at CTC Contrecoeur.
Roxanne Rheault, 20, Saint-Anne du Sault, Que., placed fourth at the 2015 Canadian championships. She is coached by Annie Barabé, Sophie Richard and Yvan Desjardins at CTC Contrecoeur.
Kim DeGuise-Léveillée, 16, Sorel-Tracy, Que., is the 2014 Canadian junior champion and placed fifth this year in senior. She is coached by Josée Picard, Marc-André Craig and Amélie Fortin in Chambly, Que.
Kaetlyn Osmond, 19, Marystown, Nfld. & Sherwood Park, Alta., is a two-time Canadian champion and Olympic silver medallist (team). She is coached by Ravi Walia at the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club.
Meagan Duhamel, 29, Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford, 30, Balmertown, Ont., are 2015 World Champions and four-time Canadian champions. They are coached by Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, and Sylvie Fullum at CPA Saint-Léonard.
Lubov Ilyushechkina, 23, Moscow, Russia, and Dylan Moscovitch, 30, Toronto, Ont., placed second at their first Canadian championships in 2015. They are coached by Lee Barkell, Bryce Davison and Tracy Wilson at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club.
Julianne Séguin, 18, Longueuil, Que., and Charlie Bilodeau, 21, Trois-Pistoles, Que., won the bronze medal at the Canadian championships this year and silver at the World Junior Championships. They are coached by Josée Picard in Chambly, Que.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, 23, St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro, 23, Sarnia, Ont., placed fourth at the 2015 Canadian championships. They are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte at CPA Saint-Léonard.
Vanessa Grenier, 23, Johnville, Que., and Maxime Deschamps, 23, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., placed fifth at the Canadian championships this year and are coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte at CPA Saint-Léonard.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 26, Waterloo, Ont., and Andrew Poje, 28, Waterloo, Ont., are the 2015 World bronze medallists and 2015 Canadian champions. They are coached by Pasquale Camerlengo and Angelika Krylova in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Piper Gilles, 23, Toronto, Ont. – Colorado Springs, CO, and Paul Poirier, 23, Toronto, Ont., won the silver medal at the Canadian championships in 2015. They are coached by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs, Jon Lane, and Roy Bradshaw at Ice Dance Elite in Scarborough, Ont.
Élisabeth Paradis, 22, Loretteville, Que., and François-Xavier Ouellette, 22, Laval, Que., placed fifth at the Canadian championships this year and are coached by Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon in Montreal, Que.
NEXXICE, of the Burlington Skating Centre are the 2015 World Champions and nine-time consecutive Canadian Champions. They are coached by Shelley Simonton Barnett and Anne Schelter.
Les Suprêmes, of CPA Saint-Léonard are the current Canadian silver medallists and placed sixth at the world championships in 2015. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois, Pascal Denis and Amélie Brochu.
Meraki, of the Leaside Skating Club are the 2015 Canadian bronze medallists and are coached by Cathy Dalton and Lyne Forget.