Lauriault and Le Gac Take Home Ice Dance Silver from Budapest Trophy

Budapest, Hungary (October 15, 2023) – The Canadian ice dance team of Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac of Laval, Que., captured a silver medal at the Budapest Trophy ISU Challenger Series competition which wrapped up Sunday in Budapest, Hungary.  

Lauriault and Le Gac, bronze medallists at the 2023 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships, laid down two solid performances to finish the competition with a total score of 188.32 to add a silver medal to their competitive resumé which includes winning gold at the 2022-2023 Skate Canada Challenge. 

“We started in April to put together the choreography, to think about the costumes, and to be able to do it today is like an accomplishment of all this work that we put in,” said Le Gac. “We are really proud of our first two performances this season and now it’s back to work!” 

The other Canadian team of Emmy Bronsard of Montreal, Que., and Jacob Richmond of Toronto, Ont., finished 11th with a total score of 150.51. Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin of Georgia won the gold medal with a total score of 191.84 while Loicia Demougeot and Theo le Mercier took the bronze with a total score of 179.68. 

Next up for Canadian skaters is the kick off of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series which begins next week with Skate America taking place in Allen, Texas, USA from October 20-22.  

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