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Oakville teen named to Skate Canada National Team

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Oakville teen named to Skate Canada National Team

Oakville's Madeline Schizas has been named by Skate Canada to the 2021-22 National Team. SKATE CANADA PHOTO

Oakville’s Madeline Schizas has been named by Skate Canada as one of 24 members of the 2021-22 National Team.

The 18-year-old is one of three women’s skaters on the national squad, which also includes three men, four pair teams and five ice dance teams.

Schizas, who trains out of the Milton Skating Club, recently placed first in senior ladies at the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge after collecting a combined 175.65 points in the short and free program.

In 2020, she placed third at the Canadian National Championships and first at the Skate Canada Challenge.

The local skater is also cutting an edge on the international scene, finishing 13 at the 2021 ISU World Championships. She was third at the 2020 Challenge Cup.

To be name a National Team member, a skater must finish in the top three in senior men, women, pair and ice dance disciplines at the 2020 Canadian National Skating Championships and/or be assigned to the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships and/or 2021 ISU Grand Prix event, while competing in the 2021-22 season.

Skate Canada also has the discretion to add athletes/teams during the 2021-22 season.

The National Team appointment is effective from July 1, 2021 through to June 30, 2022.

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