Ontario Skaters Named to World Teams

MONCTON, NB: Worlds, Junior Worlds and Four Continents Cup teams were just announced at the closing press conference of the 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships.

Ontario skaters named to the teams include:

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

Men
Patrick Chan, 21, Toronto, Ont.

Ice Dance
Tessa Virtue, 22, London, Ont. / Scott Moir, 24, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 22, Waterloo, Ont. – Houston, TX / Andrew Poje, 24, Waterloo, Ont.
Kharis Ralph, 19, Toronto, Ontario / Asher Hill, 20, Pickering, Ontario

Pair
Meagan Duhamel, 26, Lively, Ont. / Eric Radford, 26, Balmerton, Ont.

ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Colorado Springs, USA – February 6 – 12, 2012

Men
Patrick Chan, 21, Toronto, Ont.

Ice Dance
Tessa Virtue, 22, London, Ont. / Scott Moir, 24, Ilderton, Ont.
Kaitlyn Weaver, 22, Waterloo, Ont. – Houston, TX / Andrew Poje, 24, Waterloo, Ont.
Alexandra Paul, 20, Barrie, Ont. / Mitchell Islam, 21, Barrie, Ont.

Pair
Meagan Duhamel, 26, Lively, Ont. / Eric Radford, 26, Balmerton, Ont.

Ladies
Alexandra Najarro, 18, Richmond Hill, Ont.

 

ISU Junior World Figure Skating Championships, Minsk, Belarus, February 27 – March 4, 2012

Pair
Katherine Bobak, 17, Guelph, Ont. / Ian Beharry, 20, Guelph, Ont.

Margaret Purdy, 16, Strathroy, Ont. / Michael Marinaro, 19, Sarnia, Ont.

Hayleigh Bell, 15, Acton, Ont. / Alistair Sylvester, 17, Stratford, Ont.

The third-placed senior ice dance team, Piper Gilles, 19, Colorado Springs, CO and Paul Poirier, 20, Unionville, Ont. are currently unable to represent Canada internationally until her eligibility release from US Figure Skating is confirmed this spring. They will be eligible to represent Canada next season.

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For more information or to request high-resolution photographs for editorial purposes:

Erica Armstrong
Skate Ontario Communications Chair
ericaleearmstrong@gmail.com
@SkateOntario
facebook.com/SkateOntario

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