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Skate Canada to wait on final decision for world championship team


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ice dancers Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier headline the Canadian team that will compete at this year's world figure skating championships, but Skate Canada is waiting until next month to make a final decision on several of their teammates.

Skate Canada named Gilles and Poirier to the team Sunday, one day after the duo captured the Canadian championship.

Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha are the other ice dance duo named to the team for the world championships, March 16-22 in Montreal. 

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro were named as one of Canada's two pairs entries.

Canada's lone men's spot, two women's entries and the second pairs team will be determined after the Four Continents championship, Feb. 3-9 in South Korea.

Roman Sadovsky, Nam Nguyen and Keegan Messing will compete at the Four Continents while Emily Bausback, Alison Schumacher and Alicia Pineault make up Canada's women's field for that event.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 19, 2020.






The Canadian Press

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