Canadian Ice Dance 2018-19 season news & updates

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There are 6 NextGen dance teams: https://skatecanada.ca/nextgen/

Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha (2018 Junior champions)
Training Centre: Montreal Int’l Skating School (QC)
Coaches: Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer

Ellie Fisher/Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette (Junior, 4th)
Training Centre: Montreal Int’l. Skating School (QC)
Coaches: Patrice Lauzon

Natalie D’Alessandro / Bruce Waddell (Junior, 8th)
Training Centre: Toronto CS & CC (ON)
Coach: Andrew Hallam

Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont (2018 Novice champions)
Training Centre: Scarboro FSC (ON)
Coach: Carol Lane

Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara (2018 Novice silver medalists)
Training Centre: Champs International SC of BC (BC/YK)
Coach: Aaron Lowe & Megan Wing

Amelia Boone / Malcolm Kowan (2018 Novice bronze medalists)
Training Centre: Calalta FSC (AB/NT/NU)
Coach: Kim Slopak-Weeks & Tyler Myles

JGP dance assignments as published on Skate Canada's website to date (CAN has 2 JGP spots for each of the 7 JGPs):

#1 - Bratislava, Slovakia (Aug. 22-25)
Ellie Fisher / Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette, Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont

#2 - Linz, Austria (Aug. 29- Sept. 1)
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha, Natalie D’Alessandro / Bruce Waddell

#3 - Kaunas, Lithuania (Sept. 5-8)
Ellie Fisher / Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette

#4 - Vancouver, BC, Canada (Sept. 12-15)
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha

Listed alternates for #1 SVK include 4 new teams:
Alicia FABBRI / Paul AYER (new)
Irina GALIYANOVA / Grayson LOCHHEAD (new)
Miku MAKITA / Tyler GUNARA
Olivia MCISAAC / Corey CIRCELLI (new)
Ashlynne STAIRS / Elliott GRAHAM (new)
 

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Senior Grand Prix dance assignments:

Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier (Skate Canada, Rostelecom Cup)
Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus (Skate Canada, NHK Trophy)
Haley Sales / Nikolas Wamsteeker (Skate Canada)
 

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Sylvia

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^^^ Thanks for the live stream links. I've started a competition thread for Minto in the Kiss & Cry section:
https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/2018-minto-summer-skate-july-26-29-gloucester-on-live-streams-to-watch.104198/

Junior Dance teams as listed in the Minto starting order (I've included 2018 Canadians/Skate Canada Challenge (SCC) placements below and noted the new teams) are:

Natalie D'Alessandro / Bruce Waddell, both Toronto CS & CC ON (J8)
Katrine Roy / Oliver Zhang, both CPA Lames D Argent QC (J10)
Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont, both Scarboro FSC ON (N1) *listed as competing in Lake Placid (see Dobre's post below)
Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara, both Champs International Skating Centre BC/YK (N2) *listed as competing in Lake Placid (see Dobre's post below)
Amelia Boone / Malcolm Kowan, both Calalta FSC AB/NT/NU (N3)
Sophia Strachan / Everest Zhu, both Kitchener - Waterloo ON (N6)
Colleen Tordoff / Vladimir Tchernov, both Scarboro FSC ON (N7)
Bridget Le Donne / Jakub Smal, both Hamilton SC ON (N9)

8 new Junior teams:
Irina Galiyanova [J5] / Grayson Lochead [J9], both Scarboro FSC ON *listed as competing in Lake Placid (see Dobre's post below)
Alicia Fabbri [J7] / Paul Ayer, both CPA Terrebonne Inc. QC
Ashlynne Stairs [J3] / Elliott Graham [J2] Mariposa WC/Mariposa WC - BC/YK section
Yuka Orihara / Lee Royer [J3] Champs International Skating Centre of BC BC/YK *listed in the Lake Placid domestic event starting order for tomorrow
Olivia McIsaac [J2] / Corey Circelli [J13] Burlington SC/Toronto CS & CC ON
Shaelene Katrayan [N8] / Jordan Derochie [PN14], both Scarboro FSC ON *listed as competing in Lake Placid (see Dobre's post below)
Erin Gillies [N10] / Joshua Tarry, both Mariposa WC ON
Cassidy McFarlane [SCC-J21] / Alexandre Faucher [SCC-J20], both Club de Patinage des Deux-Rives - NS section (new)

Emmy Bronsard / Aissa Bouaraguia, both CPA Gadbois QC (return; they were the 2016-17 Pre-Novice silver medalists) - clip (music is "The Greatest Show" from The Greatest Showman film): https://www.instagram.com/p/BlY1MfpH1wX/?hl=en&taken-by=patinagemontrealinternational
Jessica-Lee Behiel / Jackson Behiel, both Calalta FSC AB/NT/NU [N3 at 2017 Canadians]
Jessica Li / Jacob Richmond, both CPA St Lambert QC [SCC-J16]
Sophia Simitsakos / Jeffrey Wong, both Saint Laurent FSC QC [SCC-J19]
Jasmine Levesque / Olivier Poupart, both St Margarets Bay SC NS [SCC-J22]

Listed as WD: Ellie Fisher / Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette, both CPA Lorraine QC (J4)

ETA: Lake Placid dance events all end on Friday so the Canadian teams also can compete at Minto on Saturday & Sunday.
 
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For those people not reading the Kiss & Cry, the following Canadian dance teams are at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships this week:

International Seniors:
Haley Sales & Nikolas Wamsteeker
Molly Lanaghan & Dmitre Razgulajevs

International Juniors:
Bashynska & Beaumont
Galiyanova & Lochhead
Katrayan & Derochie
Makita & Gunara

Juniors Domestic Event:
Orihara & Royer

NACS Novices:
McQuilkin & Portz
Hammond & Barsoum
Saunders & Oddson
Shadid & Shadid
Kam and Carter
 

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Listed as WD: Ellie Fisher / Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette, both CPA Lorraine QC (J4)

ETA: Lake Placid dance events all end on Friday so the Canadian teams also can compete at Minto on Saturday & Sunday.[/QUOTE]

Does anyone know why Ellie Fisher and Simon-Pierre have withdrawn?
 

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Dobre posted International Senior Rhythm Dance Thoughts both in the Lake Placid comp. thread in Kiss & Cry and in the U.S. Dance thread here: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/u-s-ice-dance-2018-19-season-news-updates.104092/page-2#post-5389101

Excerpt of the 2 Canadian teams, currently in 3rd and 4th:
Sales & Wamsteeker--Nice, cohesive solid program. Lyrics come in only at the end to help build the excitement. Might have done an uneven number of twizzles on the first set, but I would have to rewatch. (I'm liking that you can choose only one piece of tango music and liking a lot of the programs in which teams chose to do exactly that). 56.23

Lanaghan & Razgulajevs--New, tango-flavored lift right at the beginning. (It's really great!) This is someone's music, but I'm blanking on which team I identify it with. My mother really liked this program. She smiles a bit much for my taste. They are growing together as a team and good improvement from last season. 52.59
ETA Dobre's International Junior RD Thoughts on the 4 Canadian teams who are in 2nd, 3rd, 7th & 9th after the RD in Lake Placid: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/u-s-ice-dance-2018-19-season-news-updates.104092/page-2#post-5389192
Makita & Gunara-Oh, I like them. (New team for me). This is a tango. Intense feel, lots of footwork. I believe the same piece of music all the way through. He performed it really well, and she did a good job too. He botched the first set of twizzles.:( If the FD is as good and clean, might go their way. 50.94

Galiyanova & Lochead-Very nice twizzles. Clean performance. Impressive for a debut together. He is very low on the spin. Her expression reminds me of Kirsten Moore-Towers. 50.54

Bashynska & Beaumont-Carmen. Sigh. Well, it was clean until the twizzles. He was down on a knee on the first set and missed the second set also (not sure if they will call it a fall or not, but probably no levels). Gutsy to put the twizzles at the end of the program but high risk. 43.64

Katrayan & Derochie-She has expression. They're happy with a solid skate. 37.70
The lone Canadian team is 5th after the Lake Placid Junior RD in their debut together: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/u-s-ice-dance-2018-19-season-news-updates.104092/page-2#post-5389217
Junior RD Thoughts (domestic competition):
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Orihara & Royer (CAN). She's selling it. Felt like a tango. Pretty solid for a brand new partnership. Some jostling. He whips her around in the lift. She's quite a bit smaller than him. 53.80
 
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Listed as WD: Ellie Fisher / Simon-Pierre Malette-Paquette, both CPA Lorraine QC (J4)

ETA: Lake Placid dance events all end on Friday so the Canadian teams also can compete at Minto on Saturday & Sunday.
Does anyone know why Ellie Fisher and Simon-Pierre have withdrawn?[/QUOTE]
Don't know why they but they already have two JGP's so may not have felt they needed to. LL not competing.
 

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Fixed the quote formatting:
Does anyone know why Ellie Fisher and Simon-Pierre have withdrawn?
Don't know why they but they already have two JGP's so may not have felt they needed to. LL not competing.
Fisher/Malette-Paquette and Lajoie/Lagha are both listed to compete August 11-12 at Championnats québecois d'été.
Event info page: https://patinage.qc.ca/championnats-quebecois-dete/

ETA that I've started a competition thread in Kiss & Cry: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/championnats-québecois-dété-quebec-summer-championships-aug-9-12-2018.104207/
 
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Listed alternates for #1 SVK include 4 new teams:
Alicia FABBRI / Paul AYER (new)
Irina GALIYANOVA / Grayson LOCHHEAD (new)
Miku MAKITA / Tyler GUNARA
Olivia MCISAAC / Corey CIRCELLI (new)
Ashlynne STAIRS / Elliott GRAHAM (new)
Amelia BOONE / Malcolm KOWAN were added as an alternate team for JGP #2 in Linz AUT.

Top 8 Junior teams at Minto Skate were:
1 Yuka Orihara / Lee Royer Champs International Skating Centre BC/YK 61.03 (1) 88.96 (1) 149.99
2 Alicia Fabbri / Paul Ayer CPA Terrebonne Inc./CPA Terrebonn QC 58.82 (3) 87.31 (2) 146.13
3 Natalie D Alessandro / Bruce Waddell Toronto CS & CC/Toronto CS & CC ON 55.17 (8) 86.22 (3) 141.39
4 Miku Makita / Tyler Gunara Champs International Skating Centre BC/YK 57.51 (4) 81.47 (4) 138.98
5 Ashlynne Stairs / Elliott Graham Mariposa WC/Mariposa WC BC/YK 60.17 (2) 77.90 (7) 138.07
6 Irina Galiyanova / Grayson Lochead Scarboro FSC/Scarboro FSC ON 55.18 (7) 81.41 (5) 136.59
7 Nadiia Bashynska / Peter Beaumont Scarboro FSC/Scarboro FSC ON 56.34 (6) 79.98 (6) 136.32
8 Olivia McIsaac / Corey Circelli Burlington SC/Toronto CS & CC ON 56.40 (5) 77.43 (8) 133.83

Re-posting 2 items from the JGP general discussion thread:
LMK international announce on her FB page that Fabri/Ayer are going to Bratislava so I guess there will be a switch of Canadian team for the first JGP!
Link is: https://www.facebook.com/lmkinternationalteam/posts/1912990408723115

So I’ve seen that Galiyanova and Lochead have been assigned JPG #3.
Source is Irina Galiyanova's Instagram story: "So excited to be assigned to a JGP! Lithuania here we come."
 
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Galiyanova/Lochhead also announced the JGP news on their joint Instagam account: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl6gmYDgH5b/?taken-by=irina.and.grayson

And Stairs/Graham have also been assigned to JGP #3. Skate Canada's doing a great job of getting their new teams out ASAP this season.

For anyone interested in junior dance programs, I've been doing the due diligence to obtain what choreographer info I can (still in progress): http://www.twofortheice.com/2018-19-programs-choreography-junior/
Has anyone heard if Lee Royer and his new partner Yuka Orihara have been assigned?
 

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Is it possible this team may compete for Japan? I read on another board they are attending a local competition in a Tokyo soon. Might be a way to gain an easier path to assignments at junior and seniors?
It's possible. They were listed with their Canadian club at Minto, whereas someone like Shingo Nishiyama had Japan listed instead of TSCC, but that doesn't tell us for sure.
 

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Is it possible this team may compete for Japan? I read on another board they are attending a local competition in a Tokyo soon. Might be a way to gain an easier path to assignments at junior and seniors?
Won’t be able to do any JGP for Japan either since Royer competed was it Austria and Minsk last year??
 

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Is it possible this team may compete for Japan? I read on another board they are attending a local competition in a Tokyo soon. Might be a way to gain an easier path to assignments at junior and seniors?
If they have any dreams of going to the Olympics I'd say that's unlikely, given Japan's strict citizenship laws (see what happened with Laurence and Nikolaj).
 

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If they have any dreams of going to the Olympics I'd say that's unlikely, given Japan's strict citizenship laws (see what happened with Laurence and Nikolaj).
I would say that it could be a struggle for this team to get to Worlds, never mind the Olympics, representing Canada. Royer really doesn’t have the skating skills to get to that level of competition. With little to no competition in Japan, they could get to Worlds.
 

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Lol well the judges at Minto would disagree with you. They just placed Royer and his new partner in first place in quite a strong junior field.
 

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Lol well the judges at Minto would disagree with you. They just placed Royer and his new partner in first place in quite a strong junior field.
Deservedly so, in my opinion. They were very polished for so early in the season. I quite enjoyed watching them, though the whole Junior Dance event was very enjoyable!
 

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Lol well the judges at Minto would disagree with you. They just placed Royer and his new partner in first place in quite a strong junior field.
Well there is Minto, skating junior, in July, and then there is Nationals, skating senior, in January. (Not that they will be senior this year of course.) But, put Royer on the ice with Shane Firus and Nick Wamsteeker, who are not that much older, and I think you will see what I mean.
 

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Well there is Minto, skating junior, in July, and then there is Nationals, skating senior, in January. (Not that they will be senior this year of course.) But, put Royer on the ice with Shane Firus and Nick Wamsteeker, who are not that much older, and I think you will see what I mean.
Lee was 19 on July 1st, just turned 20. Shane is almost 4.5 years older than him. Not sure that's a fair comparison.

But also, I don't see the point in acting like S/W are so far ahead. S/W got 138.01 in Sr at Lake Placid, while O/R got 134.84 in a brand new partnership in Jr. O/R did the domestic part, which tends to be scored a bit higher, but on the other hand seniors have a higher BV. And sure that's just one comp, but still it shows how close they were scores-wise.

And why use a comparison to S/W if the point is about making the Olympic team. Lajoie/Lagha significantly out-scored them last year internationally. It's not like S/W are genuinely in the mix for 2022 at this point. And predicting where these teams will be at in 2026 seems foolish.
 

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I would say that it could be a struggle for this team to get to Worlds, never mind the Olympics, representing Canada. Royer really doesn’t have the skating skills to get to that level of competition. With little to no competition in Japan, they could get to Worlds.
Not too hard to get 🇯🇵 citizenship....look at Koleto!!! Just need to get married!!!
 

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