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Canada's 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Team

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Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

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Kirsten Moore-Towers, Dylan Moscovitch, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers

Kirsten Moore-Towers, Dylan Moscovitch, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers

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The members of the 2014 Canadian Olympic Figure Skating team were announced on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the conclusion of the 2014 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships. Canada will be sending an especially strong figure skating team to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games which will take place in Sochi, Russia.

Three male figure skaters, two female figure skaters, three pair skating teams, and three ice dance teams will be going to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Canada.   This means that the seventeen skaters representing Canada make up the largest 2014 Olympic figure skating team from any of the participating nations.   

Canada is also the top qualifying country for the Olympic Figure Skating Team Trophy event.

Three-time World Figure Skating Champions Patrick Chan won his seventh consecutive Canadian figure skating title and 2010 Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the Canadian ice dancing title for the sixth time.

Canada's 2014 Olympic figure skating team members include:

Ladies

  • Kaetlyn Osmond
  • Gabrielle Daleman

The 2013 and 2014 Canadian National Figure Skating Champion, Kaetlyn Osmond placed 8th at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.  Also in 2013, she won two Grand Prix of Figure Skating competitions, Skate Canada and the Nebelhorn Trophy.

Men

Patrick Chan may be the favorite to win gold in Sochi.  

Ice Dance

Ice skating fans know that the battle for Olympic ice dancing gold in Sochi will be between American and world ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Canadian, world, and Olympic ice dance Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Pairs

  • Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford
  • Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch 
  • Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers

Canadian pair skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the Canadian national pair skating title in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and also won the bronze medal at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.  They may be Canada's best chance for winning a pair skating medal in Sochi. 

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