OTTAWA, ON: Gold Ice, the 2004 Canadian Junior Champions in synchronized skating, are set to compete at the 2005 French Cup, an international synchronized skating competition, which will be held Feb. 3-6 in Rouen, France.

Gold Ice, who train in Brampton, Ont., won the bronze medal at the 2004 World Challenge Cup for Juniors. They also competed at the 2004 Skate Canada International Synchronized Skating Competition, where they captured the gold medal in the junior event.

Wendy Coates coaches Gold Ice.

Cynthia Alepin, who now lives in Wilmslow Cheshire, England, will be the Canadian official at the event. The contact number during the event is 011 33 2 35 526 952. Results will be posted on Skate Canada’s official Web site at http://www.skatecanada.ca/ as soon as they become available.

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Skate Canada, the national governing body responsible for the development and administration of figure skating in Canada, is the largest figure skating association in the world. With skating programs for athletes of all ages, offered at 1388* clubs across the country, Skate Canada is an association dedicated to providing every Canadian the opportunity to experience the passion, spirit and triumph of skating. Primarily self-supporting, Skate Canada is able to provide direct athlete funding, which reaches approximately 1 in 7 competitive athletes and 1 in 3 synchronized skating teams each year through various training and performance-related grants.

* As at August 31, 2004.

For Information: 
Brenda Gorman
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
(613) 747-1007 ext. 2517