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Young Skaters Attend Skate Canada's National Development Camp in Toronto

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Skate Canada press release (April 25, 2013) - dates of this year's camp were April 25-28: http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni[2797]/2617/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    I've copied the names of the 26 participants below and added their 2013 Canadian Nationals placements below in brackets.

    Senior Women
    Alaine Chartrand, 17, Prescott, Ont. [S3]
    Roxanne Cournoyer, 16, Sorel-Tracy, Que. [S10]
    Gabrielle Daleman, 15, Newmarket, Ont. [S2]
    Julianne Séguin, 16, Longueuil, Que. [S6]

    Junior Women
    Larkyn Austman, 15, Coquitlam, B.C. [J1]
    Madelyn Dunley, 16, Campbellville, Ont. [J3]
    Marianne Rioux-Ouellet, 18, Montreal, Que. [J5]
    Marika Steward, 16, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. [J2]

    Novice Women
    Emy Decelles, 14, Baie-Comeau, Que. [N6]
    Julianne Delaurier, 15, Kelowna, B.C. [N3]
    Zoe Gong, 15, Ottawa, Ont. [N1]
    Taylor LeClaire, 15, Tofield, Alta. [N5]
    Lily Markovski, 13, Bradford, Ont. [N8]
    Maysie Poliziani, 17, Burlington, Ont. [N2]
    Stephie Walmsley, 15, Dartmouth, N.S. [N10]
    Kelsey Wong, 14, Burnaby, B.C. [N4]

    Senior Men
    Mitchell Gordon, 16, Vancouver, B.C. [S7]
    Nam Nguyen, 14, Toronto, Ont. [S6]

    Junior Men
    Anthony Kan, 17, Richmond Hill, Ont. [J1]
    Leslie Ip, 17, Markham, Ont. [J4]
    Denis Margalik, 15, Mississauga, Ont. [J2]
    Roman Sadovsky, 13, Vaughn, Ont. [J-wd/inj.]

    Novice Men
    Daniel-Olivier Boulanger-Trottier, 17, Montreal, Que. [N1]
    Antony Cheng, 15, Richmond Hill, Ont. [N3]
    Eric Liu, 11, Edmonton, Alta. [N2]
    Liam Mahood, 15, Oakville, Ont. [N7]

    JGP competitors in fall 2012: Nguyen (bronze in Istanbul), Sadovsky (bronze in Lake Placid), Gordon, Kan; Daleman, Chartrand, Séguin.

    @SkateCanada tweeted several photos on Friday:

    "@mady_dunley @LarkynAustman @gabby_daleman are ready for their 1st stroking session with @shaelynnbourne! #devcamp" http://pic.twitter.com/HBAaipu4ZP

    "The skaters are on the ice working with @shaelynnbourne on their stroking!" http://pic.twitter.com/5Os4r2BMrE

    "Things are getting technical at the #devcamp with Lee Barkell, Doug Leigh & Joanne McLeod leading the session!" http://pic.twitter.com/41VdkptfEP

    "The boys having a little lunch before their next session! #devcamp Recognize anyone?" http://pic.twitter.com/ggz2UCYNim

    "The girls just came off the ice after a tough technical session and are enjoying some lunch at the #devcamp!" http://pic.twitter.com/eCvbAjMO41
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2013
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  2. shutterbug

    shutterbug Well-Known Member

    Thanks Sylvia! What I find remarkable about this year’s camp is that some of the candidates for the two remaining host picks in the women’s event at Skate Canada are still young enough to be taking part. :)
  3. geoskate

    geoskate Well-Known Member

    It's strange that Leslie Ip would be here, when as Sylvia pointed out (and as this post confirmed) he was apparently planning to skate for Hong Kong, or at least was at their nationals. Perhaps he has since decided against it. I don't think Skate Canada would invite someone to their training camp who is intending to skate for a different country, would they?
  4. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

    Love seeing these kids learning and having fun. Such camps are invaluable not only in terms of imparting skills to the younger generation, but act as a powerful motivation to these young talented skaters. I hope to see these faces in the Worlds some day! All the best kids! Work hard, play hard ..... you will get there some day.
  5. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

    I wonder why Veronik Mallet was not included - is she not the right age?
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  7. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Aging in a great place

    This was an amazing opportunity for the young skaters. I am sure they worked and listened hard to the world-class coaches. I continue to think that Michael Slipchuk is a great force for skater development.
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  8. Cant Skate

    Cant Skate Active Member

    It would be nice to see them invite or hold a separate camp for pair and dance teams.... but I guess with all the splits this year it would be a pretty small group :(
    Last edited: May 2, 2013
  9. Anemone

    Anemone Well-Known Member

    Maybe. But perhaps such a camp would encourage more skaters to take up these disciplines, and maybe even facilitate the forming of some new partnerships.
  10. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

    Looking fun and great. The future faces for the Worlds and Olympics team! :cheer:

    That's possible in case some may decide to go pairs or ice dancing.
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  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Bumping up this old thread to add this year's as well as last year's singles skaters (list below originally was posted in a Trash Can thread)...

    2014 Participants (9 boys, 16 girls - 2014 Canadian Nationals placements added in brackets; 2014-15 international assignments noted):

    Roman Sadovsky, 14, Vaughan, Ont. [S8] - 2014 JGP CZE 1st, JGP GER 4th, JGPF 5th; 2015 JW 14th
    Bennet Toman, 17, St. Lazare, Que. [J2] - 2 JGPs
    Eric Liu, 12, Edmonton, Alta. [J3]
    Nicolas Nadeau, 16, Boisbriand, Que. [J4] - 2 JGPs; 2015 JW 25th
    Joseph Phan, 12, Laval, Que. [N1]
    Edrian [Paul] Celestino, 16, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que. [N2] - 1 JGP
    Josh Allen, 16, Ottawa, Ont. [N3]
    Zachary Daleman, 14, Newmarket, Ont. [N5]
    Zoé Duval-Yergeau, 14, Repentigny, Que. [he was N9 in ice dance & N12 at Challenge in Men]

    Julianne Séguin, 17, Longueuil, Que. [S7] (focused on pairs in 2014-15 + 1 Sr. Challenger in singles)
    Roxanne Cournoyer, 17, Sorel-Tracy, Que. [S9] - 1 JGP
    Larkyn Austman, 16, Coquitlam, B.C. [S10] - 1 JGP
    Kim DeGuise Léveillée, 16, Sorel-Tracy, Que. [J1] - 2 JGPs; 2015 JW 29th
    Julianne Delaurier, 16, Kelowna, B.C. [J2] - 1 JGP
    Madelyn Dunley, 17, Campbellville, Ont. [J4] (IIRC, assigned to 1 JGP but WD)
    Sarah Tamura, 13, Burnaby, B.C. [N1] - 2 JGPs
    Kim Decelles, 15, Baie-Comeau, Que. [N2] - 1 JGP
    Megan Yim, 12, Vancouver, B.C. [N3]
    Jordyn Harper, 15, Milton, Ont. [N4]
    Triena Robinson, 14, Fort St. John, B.C. [N5]
    Aislinn Ganci, 14, Sherwood Park, Alta. [N8]
    Alexis Dion, 14, Ottawa, Ont. [N9]
    Semi Won, 12, Barrie, Ont. [N10]
    Alison Schumacher, 11, Tecumseh, Ont. [N11]
    Grace Lin, 13, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Que. [N12] - 2 JGPs
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
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  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    World-class coaches work with Canada’s rising stars at Development Camp
    By Beverley Smith on April 30, 2015
    2015 Skate Canada Development Camp Participants (10 boys, 15 girls)

    Nicolas Nadeau, 17, Boisbriand, Que. [J1]
    Antony Cheng, 17, Richmond Hill, Ont. [J2]
    Edrian Celestino, 17, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que. [J3]
    Joseph Phan, 13, Gatineau, Que. [J5]
    Gabriel St-Jean, 15, Grand-Mère, Que. [N1]
    Gabriel Farand, 14, St-Antoine-Sur-Richelieu, Que. [N2]
    Conrad Orzel, 14, Woodbridge, Ont. [N3]
    Bruce Waddell, 13, Toronto, Ont. [N6]
    Matthew Wright, 14, Waterloo, Ont. [N9]
    Brian Le, 15, Delta, B.C. [N10]

    Cailey England, 17, Quesnel, B.C. [J2]
    Triena Robinson, 15, Fort St. John, B.C. [J5]
    Sarah Tamura, 14, Burnaby, B.C. [J6]
    Megan Yim, 13, Vancouver, B.C. [J7]
    Kim Decelles, 16, Quebec City, Que. [J13]
    Semi Won, 13, Barrie, Ont. [J15]
    Grace Lin, 14, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que. [J17]
    Rachel Pettitt, 16, Whitehorse, Y.T. [N1]
    Alicia Pineault, 15, Varennes, Que. [N2]
    Justine Brasseur, 14, Brossard, Que. [N3]
    McKenna Colthorp, 14, Fort St. James, B.C. [N4]
    Marjorie Comtois, 15, St-Hubert, Que. [N7]
    Amanda Tobin, 14, Burlington, Ont. [N10]
    Ajsha Gorman, 14, Kelowna, B.C. [N11]
    Alison Schumacher, 12, Tecumseh, Ont. [N15]

    ETA: Unfortunately, there are only 6 JGP men's spots and 4 JGP ladies' spots available for Canadian singles skaters this coming season.
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
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  13. nadioso

    nadioso Active Member

    First congrats to those getting these spots.

    Thoughts on this year's picks.

    This is the first year that JGP bound seniors did not get invited to the camp.


    Interesting that the 2 ladies we sent to JW ( Selena Zhao born 10th May 1998 - 1st junior nationals ) and Kim DEGUISE LEVEILLEE ( 5th senior nationals born 9th February 1998 ) weren't invited

    This means that likely these 2 skaters will get senior B's instead. I am sure they will get the senior B's ahead of Roxanne Rheault ( 4th senior nationals ) as Roxanne can barely land 2 different triple jumps ( toe and flip ). Yes Roxanne gets high PCS domestically but would be unlikely to get them internationally given such a lack of technical content.

    Also interesting that Dunley ( Born Feb 25 1997 - 6th senior nationals ) also did not get invited to the camp. I see senior B's for her as well. Last season was hampered by injuries for her.

    So expect the younger ones at the camp to get the JGP assignments on the ladies. Obviously which ones I won't say until the summer competition results are in.


    I expect Sadovsky to still be on JGP ( not ready for senior international until he gets a triple axel ). Nadeau will probably get 2 spots as well. So all the other guys on the list will be competing for 2 slots.

    Personally I would give Nadeau senior B's ( he at least has a consistent triple axel ) to make room for the younger guys.

    Pity our pre-novice champion is only 10 years old as he is the most promising of our young men. If he were old enough he would have a JGP slot for sure.
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  14. Michelle

    Michelle Well-Known Member

  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Kim DeGuise Léveillée participated in the 2014 camp at least.

    Clip of Stephen Gogolev's 3A landed in practice at the Cricket Club on January 29, 2015: https://www.facebook.com/TorontoCri...1389425590128/836715296390867/?type=2&theater

    Unfortunately, his music starts ahead of Gogolev's skating in this version of his winning Pre-Novice FS at Skate Canada's Challenge in December 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7MnPdVXZNA
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
  16. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

    According to the ISU events calendar, the Autumn Classic competition in Barrie will have juniors in the singles events this year. That should help make up for the loss of spots in the junior grand prix.