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Stellato-Dudek and Deschamps with pairs gold at Grand Prix de France

ANGERS, France (November 5, 2022) – Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps won the gold in pairs Saturday to highlight a two-medal day for Canada at the Grand Prix de France, the third stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit.

Montreal ice dancers Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen performed well adding a silver medal.

In pairs, Stellato-Dudek and Deschamps, from Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.  earned their second medal this season on the circuit with 185.84 points. They were silver medallists at the season opener Skate America last month.

With medals in both Grand Prix assignments, they are headed to the Grand Prix Final in December.

‘’We’re still a pretty new team on the international circuit so every experience is still new,’’ said Stellato-Dudek, who joined forces with Deschamps in 2019. ‘’We’re happy with how we came back in the long program and fought. We’re excited to make the Final.’’

Camille Kovalev and Pavel Kovalev of France took the silver with 179.85 and Annika Hocke and Robert Kunkel of Germany were third at 179.73.

In ice dancing, Fournier Beaudry and Sorensen reached the international podium for the second time this season with 201.93 points capped by their Western-themed free dance. Charlene Guignard and Marco Fabbri of Italy took the gold with 207.95 and Evgeniia Lopareva and Geoffrey Brissaud of France were third at 187.15.

The Canadians, now with five career Grand Prix medals, won the gold at the Finlandia Trophy in Finland last month with a slightly higher score.

‘’We’re really happy with how we skated all weekend,’’ said Sorensen. ‘’Getting the silver medal is like the icing on the cake. We created a moment for ourselves, and it was just amazing.’’

Molly Lanaghan and Dmitre Razgulajevs of Scarborough, Ont., were 10th in their Grand Prix debut.

In men’s competition, Adam Siao Him Fa of France finished ahead of two Japanese skaters to win the gold with 268.98 after ranking third in Friday’s short program.

Sota Yamamoto was second at 257.90 and Kazuki Tomono third at 248.77.

Wesley Chiu of Richmond, B.C., was 10th.

The next stop on the circuit is November 11-12 in Sheffield, England.

For full results.

A Small but Mighty Canadian Contingent to Compete at Grand Prix de France

OTTAWA, ON (November 1, 2022) – With the Senior Grand Prix season in full swing, Canadian athletes now head to Angers, France for the third stop on the ISU Grand Prix circuit. A total of seven athletes will be representing the maple leaf in the men’s, pair and ice dance competitions from November 4-6, 2022 at the Grand Prix de France.  

First-year senior Wesley Chiu will be competing at his second senior ISU Grand Prix after placing tenth at the 2022 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and sixth at Skate America earlier this season.  

The experienced team of Deanna Stellato Dudek and Maxime Deschamps, whose spectacular program earned them a gold medal at the 2022 Nebelhorn Trophy, will be aiming for their third medal in the pair competition after claiming silver at Skate America a few weeks ago.  

In ice dance, Olympians Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen will be competing at their first ISU Grand Prix of this season after winning gold at the Finlandia Trophy in early October. They will be joined by new National Team members Molly Lanaghan and Dmitre Razgulajevs, who finished just off the podium at the 2022 Nebelhorn Trophy. 

Competition starts on Friday, November 4 with every discipline performing their short program/rhythm dance. All medals will be awarded on Saturday, November 5, as every discipline will perform their free program/free dance. The event concludes on Sunday with the exhibition gala. 

Team Canada
Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location

Wesley Chiu | 17 | Vancouver, B.C. | Keegan Murphy & Eileen Murphy | Richmond, B.C.

Deanna Stellato-Dudek | 39 | Chicago, USA & Maxime Deschamps | 30 | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. | Josée Picard | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.

Ice Dance
Laurence Fournier Beaudry | 30 | Montreal, Que. & Nikolaj Soerensen | 33 | Montreal, Que. | Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon | Montreal, Que.
Molly Lanaghan | 23 | Doncaster, GB & Dmitre Razgulajevs | 25 | Ajax, Ont. | Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs | Scarborough, Ont.

Team Leaders – Manon Perron & Mike Slipchuk
Medical Team – Sari Kraft & Mireille Landry
Officials – Ron Conacher & Beth Crane

For more information about the event and full schedules, click here.