Ava Kemp & Yohnatan Elizarov | Golden Skate

Ava Kemp & Yohnatan Elizarov


On the Ice
Dec 7, 2018
Ava Rae Kemp (born 24 June 2008, in Winnipeg, Canada) and Yohnatan Elizarov (born 2 December 2003, in Haifa, Israel) are a pairs team representing Canada.

They are the 2023 -24 JGPF silver medalists, the 2023 JGP Gdansk champions and the 2022 Riga Cup silver medalists. They are also the 2024 Canadian junior national champions.

They are coached by Kevin Dawe and Andrew Evans.

ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00114418.htm
Rink Results: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=43211
Skating Scores: https://skatingscores.com/can/pairs/ava_kemp_yohnatan_elizarov/

ISU Personal Bests

Personal Best Total Score159.9129.09.2023ISU JGP PGE Solidarity Cup 2023
Personal Best Score Short Program55.8801.03.2023ISU World Junior Championships 2023
Personal Best Score Free Skating105.6629.09.2023ISU JGP PGE Solidarity Cup 2023


SP: Succession OST
FS: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

SP: Monde Inverse by Cirque du Soleil
FS: Writings on the Wall by Sam Smith; Skyfall by Adele

SP: Monde Inverse (Cirque du Soleil)
FS: Never Enough (The Greatest Showman soundtrack) by Hugh Jackman, performed by Loren Allred


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Record Breaker
Jun 21, 2003

Kemp and Elizarov are excited to have two new programs to show this coming season. The short program is to the music from the television show Succession, and the free skate is “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

“It’s very different for us,” said Elizarov. “Our long program last year [to “Skyfall” and “The Writing’s on the Wall”] was powerful and we’re kind of transitioning that [energy] to the short. So, the short program is going to be more slow and powerful, whereas the long program is going to be a little more fun.”

They worked with Jeff Buttle for the short program, and with Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs for the free skate. This is their second year working with Lane and Razgulajevs, who also did the free skate last year. They appreciate the extra attention to skating skills that comes from working with ice dancers.

“It’s very humbling,” said Elizarov. “We work with Juris for skating skills, and he gives us exercises to do that his teams do in Scarborough. They’re very difficult, and eventually we get them, but it’s definitely a lot harder than it looks!”