Nathan Lickers goes to Austria for Skate Canada

By TRT staff with notes from

SIX NATIONS — “Team LILNA”, made up of skaters Nathan Licker and Lily Hensen representing Ilderton, London and Six Nations, has officially received its first international assignment from Skate Canada.

On Monday, October 18, the duo won second place for the Ilderton Skating Club at Skate Ontario Section 3 in Barrie in the senior dance category.

From home, the duo have been selected to represent Canada at the IceChallenge 2022 in Graz, Austria from November 9-12, 2022.

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

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

“The series provides many skaters with adequate opportunities to compete at the senior international level and earn world ranking points. The series also increases the opportunity for officials to officiate at the international level.

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

The Challenger Series is an international figure skating series, introduced in the 2014-15 season. With the support of the ISU, the aim is to ensure the correct and consistent organization and conduct of up to 10 interlinked international competitions within the Challenger Series.

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