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CANADA’S FUTURE SKATING STARS: NOVICE CHAMPIONS

NOVICE MEN

The 2015 Canadian Men’s Champion is Gabriel St. Jean (QC). The 2015 Skate Canada Challenge Novice Men’s silver medallist earned a total score of 118.23 which was higher than the score of 111.28 that he received at the 2015 Skate Canada Challenge in Pierrefonds, Quebec in December 2014. St. Jean’s free program was highlighted by a triple loop, triple salchow-double loop and a double axel.

Gabriel Farand (QC), who led after the short program, won the silver medal. He obtained a combined score of 117.09. Conrad Orzel vaulted from eighth after the short program to claim the bronze medal with a score of 115.35.

NOVICE WOMEN

Rachel Pettitt (BC/YK) is the 2015 Canadian Novice Women’s Champion. Pettitt skated her free program to Doctor Zhivago and successfully completed a triple toe-double toe loop, triple salchow, triple toe loop and double axel.

Alicia Pineault (QC) captured the silver medal with a score of 109.63. Justine Brasseur, the leader after the short program and the 2015 Skate Canada Challenge champion, achieved 109.05 points to win the bronze medal.

NOVICE PAIR

Justine Brasseur and Mathieu Ostiguy (QC) claimed the goal medal with a score of 111.63. In their free program, they nailed side-by-side triple toe loops, side-by-side double axel-double toe loop combinations and received a level three for their group 3 lift.

Olivia Boys-Eddy and Mackenzie Boys-Eddy (CO) earned the silver medal with 108.44 points. Lori-Ann Matte and Thierry Ferland (QC) won the bronze medal with a total competition score of 103.60.

NOVICE DANCE

Marjorie Lajoie/Zachary Lagha (QC) won the gold medal with a score of 93.80. Lajoie and Lagha achieved a level four for their curve lift, combination spin and rotational lift. They obtained level three for their synchronized twizzles, circular steps in hold and midline not touching steps.

Sabrina Bedard and Zoe Duval-Yergeau (QC) acquired the silver medal with a total competition score of 90.85 and Ellie Fisher and Parker Brown (C0) obtained the bronze medal with a total score of 88.55.

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