2023 Skate Canada High Performance Camp

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Media release (August 23, 2023): https://sirc.ca/news/skate-canada-high-performance-camp/

Canada’s top figure skaters are set to take part in Skate Canada’s annual High Performance Camp at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga, Ont. from August 29 – September 1, 2023. During the week-long camp, athletes will have the opportunity to perform their competitive programs and receive feedback from international officials to prepare them for the season ahead.

Media are invited to attend on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 to capture videos and photos of the skaters on-ice, as well as scrum interviews at the times indicated below [in the release]. Coaches and Skate Canada High Performance Director Mike Slipchuk will also be available on request for interviews during the media scrums.


PARTICIPANTS [Note: All have Grand Prix assignments]
Name | Age | Hometown

WOMEN
Sara-Maude Dupuis | 18 | Montreal, Que.
Kaiya Ruiter | 17 | Calgary, Alta.
Madeline Schizas | 20 | Oakville, Ont.

MEN
Wesley Chiu | 18 | Vancouver, B.C.
Stephen Gogolev | 18 | Toronto, Ont.
Conrad Orzel | 22 | Toronto, Ont.
Roman Sadovsky | 23 | Vaughan, Ont.

PAIR
Kelly Ann Laurin | 17 | St-Jérôme, Que. & Loucas Éthier | 23 | St-Alphonse, Que.
Brooke McIntosh | 18 | Toronto, Ont. & Benjamin Mimar | 22 | Terrebonne, Que.
Lia Pereira | 19 | Milton, Ont. & Trennt Michaud | 27 | Brantford, Ont.
Deanna Stellato Dudek | 40 | Chicago, USA & Maxime Deschamps | 31 | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

ICE DANCE
Nadiia Bashynska | 19 | Ajax, Ont. & Peter Beaumont | 22 | Ajax, Ont.
Alicia Fabbri | 20 | Terrebonne, Que. & Paul Ayer | 25 | Brossard, Que.
Laurence Fournier Beaudry | 31 | Montreal, Que. & Nikolaj Soerensen | 34 | Montreal, Que.
Piper Gilles | 31 | Toronto, Ont. & Paul Poirier | 31 | Unionville, Ont.
Marjorie Lajoie | 22 | Boucherville, Que. & Zachary Lagha | 24 | Saint-Hubert, Que.
Molly Lanaghan | 24 | Doncaster, GB & Dmitre Razgulajevs | 26 | Ajax, Ont.
Marie-Jade Lauriault | 26 | Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que. & Romain Le Gac | 28 | Laval, Que.
 
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Weird that Bombardier wouldn't be invited as a national team member, despite not having a grand prix assignment.
 

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Weird that Bombardier wouldn't be invited as a national team member, despite not having a grand prix assignment.
I’m so behind on Cdn skating and hoping to catch up this season. Wow Chouinard’s daughter. she looks very promising. Maybe? An injury? I’m surprised too although I highly doubt that Skate Canada is ignoring her.
 

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Really liking Deanna and Maxime more and more. Fingers crossed for them this season.

A bit surprised by Piper and Pauls choices and from that interview they don't seem that confident with their RD choice. I would not expect them to have struggled so much finding music for that 🤷‍♀️
 

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Golden Skate's August 31st social media coverage at HPC:

30-second clip of Gilles/Poirier's RD - the section to "Addicted To Love" - filmed, I assume, during the open media day on Wednesday: https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697321935707746586

Re-posting here from the Programs/Choreographers thread:
Laurence Fournier Beaudry/Nikolaj Soerensen

RD: Top Gun
FD: Notre Dame de Paris

[Almost 4-minute clip of them talking: https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697294086783242534?s=20
28-second clip from the beginning of their RD: https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697305298623443160
Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha
RD: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
FD: “Roses” by Jean-Michel Blais

[Almost 2-min. clip of them talking:] https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697314160768352552
25-second clip of L/L's "Thriller": https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697309424791044473
Lia Pereira & Trennt Michaud
SP: “River” by Bishop Briggs
FS: Gladiator OST by Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

[Just over 1 minute of them talking:] https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697318534517272647

Roman Sadovsky details his “super cool” experience choreographing his new short program set to “Unconscious” by Charlie Winston with Marie-France Dubreuil at the Ice Academy of Montreal. (2+ mins. of him talking): https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697318081234641306

Wesley Chiu discusses his goals for the upcoming season and to “try new things, push out of my comfort zone, but also be strong, comfortable and consistent." (1.5 mins. of him talking): https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697298608016568603
SP: “Kissing You” by Sam Smith
FS: selections from “Kill Bill” soundtrack [also includes the cover of "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (by Jac Ross according to @shutterbug back in June), in the middle]

Photo of Kaiya Ruiter talking to media: https://twitter.com/goldenskate/status/1697286278490849636
High Performance Camp, effervescent Canadian silver medalist #KayaRuiter revealed that she is keeping her 2022/23 programs since there is “more to show” but has made some choreographic changes “to keep them new and fresh.”
 
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Regarding Piper & Paul: A great first song for the Rhythm Dance (but I hate Robert Palmer) and I still hope for Kate Bush for „Wuthering Heights“ - they only mention the movie soundtrack though (not specifying which movie version).
Was Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" ever part of a movie soundtrack? I didn't think so.

It has been a dream of mine to have someone do a FD to Kate Bush music. In true Kate Bush fashion.

I am a bit disappointed by their RD music choices. Yes the Lover Speaks song is quintessential 80's New Wave sound but there were so many better songs with the same sound and then to pair it with a light rock song is a choice. 🤷‍♀️
 

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Was Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" ever part of a movie soundtrack? I didn't think so.

It has been a dream of mine to have someone do a FD to Kate Bush music. In true Kate Bush fashion.

I am a bit disappointed by their RD music choices. Yes the Lover Speaks song is quintessential 80's New Wave sound but there were so many better songs with the same sound and then to pair it with a light rock song is a choice. 🤷‍♀️
I know. They are all too young still despite claiming to be the „old guard“. So disappointed that there seems to be no (or really few) 80s British wave songs. That was my youth…
And I thought there would be some Kate Bush, wasn‘t she on the „Stranger Things“ soundtrack that was said to have caused this 80s hype?
 

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