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Canadian Chan to start skating season at Cup of Russia

Canadian world silver medallist Patrick Chan will start his skating season in Moscow, Skate Canada announced Saturday.

Canadian world silver medallist Patrick Chan will start his skating season in Moscow, Skate Canada announced Saturday.

Chan, of Toronto, will make his season debut in October at the Cup of Russia while women's world silver medallist Joannie Rochette of Ile-Dupas, Que., hits the ice in Beijing on Oct. 29.

The two skaters are part of the 29 Canadians who will compete in the International Skating Union Grand Prix events, which will also take place in Nagano, Japan, and Lake Placid, N.Y.

Dance duo Tessa Virtue of London, Ont., and Scott Moir of Ilderton, Ont., will kick off their season in Paris along with the pair of Jessica Dubé of Drummondville, Que., and Bryce Davison of Cambridge, Ont., and Calgary's Vaughn Chipeur.

Canada will host the final event on the schedule in November when the HomeSense Skate Canada International will take place in Kitchener, Ont.

With files from the Canadian Press

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