Local Pairs figure skaters Michael Marinaro and Margaret Purdy will be one of three teams representing Canada in the Pairs discipline at the ISU Grand Prix of figure skating in Lake Placid NY.
The Couple are in Lake Placid from Aug 29 until Sept 1 2012. Marinaro and Purdy will be competing on Thursday evening in their short program and on Saturday in the freeskate.
The pair are coached by Scott Rachuk and Alison Purkiss and train at the Competitive Skating Centre in Strathroy. They have been training hard and will be skating two new programs in Lake Placid.
Last season Marinaro and Purdy won bronze at the Junior Grand Prix in Riga, Latvia and placed 10th in Innsbruck. They concluded their season with a fifth place finish at the 2012 ISU World junior figure skating championships in Minsk, Belarus This is their fourth year on the Junior circuit.
Michael Marinaro is a member of the Point Edward Figure Skating Club and Margaret Purdy is a member of Watford Figure Skating Club.
photo courtesy of Deavers Photography