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yfbg722
08-03-2011, 11:14 PM
It's extremely disappointing to see Canada only use one entry in Pairs, for Riga.

I guess that is going to be their policy for the entire JGP.

They have 3 spots, right?

Canada has published criteria to be considered for international assignments. It can be found here:

http://www.skatecanada.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=xNYA-LlR56o%3d&tabid=234&language=en-US

Unfortunately, if you look at what was put out so far this summer, we don't have many teams who can meet the qualifications Skate Canada is looking for and they seem pretty firm in their resolve to stick to this criteria. :(

sammyf
08-03-2011, 11:49 PM
Canada has published criteria to be considered for international assignments. It can be found here:

http://www.skatecanada.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=xNYA-LlR56o%3d&tabid=234&language=en-US

Unfortunately, if you look at what was put out so far this summer, we don't have many teams who can meet the qualifications Skate Canada is looking for and they seem pretty firm in their resolve to stick to this criteria. :(

Only Margaret Purdy/Michael*Marinaro & Katie Bobak/Ian Beharry meet this criteria and they are the only two listed.

Two other junior teams were close but one he is too old and the other she is too young, Mary Orr/Anthony Furiano & Shalena Rau/Phelan Simpson.

Krystel Desjardins/Charlie Bilodeau scored over 100 points at Indy and are young hopefully they will be considered.

Otherwise if Leah Hyslop/Bob Goodwin, Rebecca Marsh/Christopher Blackmore, and Alexandra Young/Matthew Young score well at the later summer comps hopefully they will be added.

I hope Canada doesn't only send 2 pairs.

yfbg722
08-04-2011, 01:51 AM
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I hope Canada doesn't only send 2 pairs.

I agree, especially with regards to the younger teams like Desjardins/Bilodeau but, unfortunately, their performance at Indy didn't come close to the benchmarks set by Skate Canada. Their combined score was 18.5 points below the "demonstrated benchmark" and they didn't include any triple throws or a double axle. Perhaps another year will get them there. Rau/Simpson are almost where they need to be so likely by the time she is old enough they will be good to go.

I see Young/Young will compete in the Quebec summer comp this weekend and Marsh/Blackmore in Thornhill the weekend after so we will have a better idea of where Canada is at after those results.

I do think that if we want to have strong senior teams we are going to have to do something about development at the lower levels and spending money on junior grand prix entries may be something worth considering.

shutterbug
08-06-2011, 03:03 AM
Kate Charbonneau will be Canada's ladies entry in JGP Poland: http://twitter.com/#!/katecharbonneau/statuses/99301492544118784

sammyf
08-12-2011, 10:56 PM
Racheal Epstein and Dmitry Epstein got a grant to train in Russia with Nina Mozer. They are blogging about their experience and going to JGP Austria and Estonia http://www.sknfonds.nl/SKN_Fonds/Nieuws_%26_activiteiten_-_Stichting_Kunstrijden_Nederland.html

hockeyplayer2
08-13-2011, 10:11 AM
Only Margaret Purdy/Michael*Marinaro & Katie Bobak/Ian Beharry meet this criteria and they are the only two listed.

Two other junior teams were close but one he is too old and the other she is too young, Mary Orr/Anthony Furiano & Shalena Rau/Phelan Simpson.

Krystel Desjardins/Charlie Bilodeau scored over 100 points at Indy and are young hopefully they will be considered.

Otherwise if Leah Hyslop/Bob Goodwin, Rebecca Marsh/Christopher Blackmore, and Alexandra Young/Matthew Young score well at the later summer comps hopefully they will be added.

I hope Canada doesn't only send 2 pairs.

:(