Top Pair Moments from the 2023-2024 Season

It was a monumental year for pair figure skating in Canada, consisting of historic triumphs and captivating comebacks. Take a look at some of the standout moments that left us inspired and eagerly anticipating the 2024/2025 season.

Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps Win the World Championships

Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps soared to unprecedented heights this season, medalling at every event they competed in. Their hot streak culminated in a triumphant gold medal at the 2024 World ISU Figure Skating Championships in Montreal, Que. – Deschamps’ hometown. Stellato-Dudek’s victory marked a watershed moment in sport, as she became the first-ever female competitor over 40 years old to clinch this prestigious title.

Lia Pereira and Trennt Michaud Shine in First Grand Prix Season

Another Canadian senior pair team captivated our hearts this year. Lia Pereira and Trennt Michaud debuted in their first Grand Prix season together, where they secured a silver medal at Skate America and claimed gold at the Grand Prix of France. The dynamic duo went on to place in the top-10 at both the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships – a superb finish for their first year as a team.

Canada’s Junior Teams Show Great Promise for the Future of Pair Skating

While Canada’s senior pair teams dazzled this year, the ascent of our junior stars was equally as remarkable. After suffering from a collapsed lung last season, Yohnatan Elizarov and his partner Ava Kemp came back stronger than ever this year. This season saw the duo clinch gold on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and seize silver at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

Alongside Kemp and Elizarov on the podium at the Junior Grand Prix Final were Jazmine Derochers and Kieran Thrasher. To the delight Canadian fans, this newly formed pair team captured the bronze medal to secure a double podium finish for Canada. Also in their first season as a pair, Martina Ariano-Kent and Charly Lailberté-Laurent had a breakout year, capturing two medals on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and signaling a bright future for Canada’s NextGen talent.

Canada’s Junior Pair Team Makes History With First-Ever Youth Olympics Gold Medal Win

Photo by Dave Holland/COC

The 2024 Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, Republic of Korea, marked another historic moment for Canadian pairs. In their debut season on Canada’s NextGen team, Annika Behnke and Kole Sauve etched their names in figure skating history by clinching Canada’s first-ever gold medal and first-ever individual medal at the Youth Olympic Games. Behnke and Sauve were further honoured when they were selected as Canada’s flag bearers for the Closing Ceremony.

If the 2024/2025 season is anything like last year, you won’t want to miss a moment! Be sure sign up for our Fan List to be the first to know about ticket releases, team announcements, and athlete accomplishments.

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