Nathan Lickers is off to Austria for Skate Canada

By TRT Staff with notes from

SIX NATIONS — ‘Team LILNA’ comprised of skaters Nathan Licker and Lily Hensen representing Ilderton, London and Six Nations have officially received their first International Assignment from Skate Canada.

On Monday, October 18, the duo won second place for the Ilderton Skating Club at the Skate Ontario Sectional Series Three in Barrie in the senior dance category.

From their place, the duo were selected to represent Canada at the 2022 IceChallenge in Graz, Austria from November 9-12, 2022.

According to Golden Skate, the 2022 IceChallenge is the eighth in a series of 10 events of the 2022-23 Figure Skating Challenger Series and is scheduled to take place Austria at the Merkur Eisstadion. The event will feature three figure skating disciplines including divisions of men, women, and ice dance.

If the requirements specified in the above-mentioned documents are fulfilled, the event will count towards ISU World Standing Points, Minimum Total Technical Score, Challenger Series in Figure Skating Ranking and Prize Money.

“The Series gives adequate opportunities for many skaters to compete at the international senior level and earn World Standing Points. The Series also increases the opportunity for Officials to officiate at an international level.

To be considered for the Challenger Series, the competition must have at least three disciplines (Men, Women, Pair Skating, Ice Dance) from a minimum of 10 different ISU Members in all disciplines combined,” reads the Golden Skate website.

The Challenger Series is an International Figure Skating Series, introduced during the 2014-15 season. Through ISU support, the objective is to ensure the proper and consistent organization and conduct of up to 10 International Competitions linked together within the Challenger Series.

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