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Lauriault and Le Gac Win First Medal Representing Canada at Skate America

NORWOOD, USA (October 23, 2022) – Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., won the bronze medal in ice dancing Sunday to conclude Skate America, the opening stop on ISU Grand Prix figure skating circuit. This marked the first international medal for the married couple since they decided to skate for Canada internationally in June 2021.

Two-time world championship silver medallists Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the U.S. held on to top spot with 202.80 points. Their compatriots Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker won the free dance but stayed second at 202.07. Lauriault and Le Gac, who skated to music from the Pink Panther soundtrack, finished with 178.30 points, their best result of the season.

‘’We’ve been working a long time for this,’’ said Lauriault, 25, born in Laval, Que. ‘’It was a dream we’ve had for a long time. Now that we’ve reached this goal it opens the door to many more dreams we’d like to see come true.’’

Carolane Soucisse of Chateauguay, Que., and Shane Firus of North Vancouver were eighth.

Canada ends the competition with a silver and two bronze. On Saturday, Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps of Vaudreuil, Que., were second in pairs followed by Kelly Ann Laurin of St-Jérome, Que., and Loucas Éthier of Deux-Montagnes, Que., in third. For full results, click here.

Canada Opens ISU Grand Prix Season With Two Medals in Pairs

NORWOOD, USA (October 23, 2022) – Canada opened the ISU Grand Prix figure skating season with two medals in pairs on Saturday at Skate America.

Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps of Vaudreuil, Que., took the silver with a personal international best 197.89 points, less than four points behind the winners Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier of the U.S. This result was also five points better than their score last month when they claimed gold at the Nebelhorn Trophy ISU Challenger Series event.

It was a first senior Grand Prix medal for Stellato-Dudek 22 years after her Grand Prix debut as a singles skater. Stellato, 39, who retired from singles skating at age 17 due to hip injuries, came back in pairs in 2016.

‘’We wanted to improve our score and also improve some of the levels from the previous event,’’ said Stellato-Dudek. ‘’Right after Four Continents was over, we made a plan for the full six months until we competed again, and I think that’s the difference everyone is seeing.’’

Kelly Ann Laurin and Loucas Éthier won the bronze totalling 156.94, also a personal international high, in the eight-team field.

‘’We are super happy as we had no expectations here,’’ said Éthier. ‘’We were motivated by our performance in the short program. We had an opportunity and we capitalized on it and showed our potential.’’

World junior champion Ilia Malinin of the U.S. took the gold in men’s competition with 280.37 after placing fourth in the short. The 17-year-old is the youngest ever men’s champion at the event. He landed the quad Axel for the second time this season, the only skater to ever successfully land the jump. Kao Miura of Japan won the silver with 273.19 and Junhwan Cha of South Korea was third at 264.05. Roman Sadovsky of Vaughan, Ont., tallied a season’s best 225.41 for fifth and 17-year-old Wesley Chiu of Vancouver followed in sixth at 219.90.

‘’Overall, it was an improvement from my last competition,’’ said Sadovsky, who was third at the Nebelhorn Trophy. ‘’There were some things that were still better at Nebelhorn, and I hope to improve on those at my next event.’’

Competition ends Sunday with the women’s free skate and the free dance. Marie-Jade Lauriault of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., and Romain Le Gac of Laval, Que., are third after Saturday’s rhythm dance. For full results, click here.

World Champions Virtue and Moir headline 2017 Skate Canada International in Regina

OTTAWA, ON: The International Skating Union (ISU) has announced the line-ups for the six 2017 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events. Canada will host the second stop on the circuit, the 2017 Skate Canada International in Regina, Saskatchewan, from October 26-29, 2017, at the Brandt Centre located at Evraz Place.

The line-up in Regina features Canadian favourites including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, Patrick Chan, and Kaetlyn Osmond. They will be joined by various current and former world medallists including Shoma Uno of Japan, Anna Pogorilaya of Russia, Ashley Wagner of the United States, and Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany.

Skate Canada International is the second competition in the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series. The other events take place in Russia (Rostelecom Cup), China (Cup of China), Japan (NHK Trophy), France (Internationaux de France) and the United States (Skate America).

Each skater/team can be assigned a maximum of two events. Skaters are awarded points based on their placements at their events. The top six from each discipline (men, women, pair and ice dance) qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final to be held in Nagoya, Japan from December 7-10, 2017.

All-Event ticket packages are on sale now! All-Event ticket packages include all competitions as well as practices. Fans can choose from four levels of All-Event ticket packages that are priced at $120, $160, $200, and $275, plus applicable surcharges.

Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.ca, or by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or in person at Brandt Centre Box Office. Groups of nine or more can purchase by calling the box office directly 1-306-781-9300.

The 2017 Skate Canada International will feature a special Super Fan Section! This section includes the first three rows of the arena, allowing fans to be closest to the action. All fans purchasing tickets in this section will receive a Canada toque, limited edition event pin, super fan name badge and a stylish tote. All-event ticket packages in the Super Fan Section, which includes the deluxe super fan kit, are priced at $275, plus applicable surcharges.


Brendan Kerry (AUS)
Jorik Hendrickx (BEL)
Patrick Chan (CAN)
Keegan Messing (CAN)
Chafik Besseghier (FRA)
Takahito Mura (JPN)
Shoma Uno (JPN)
Jun Hwan Cha (KOR)
Maxim Kovtun (RUS)
Alexander Samarin (RUS)
Jason Brown (USA)

Alaine Chartrand (CAN)
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN)
Laurine Lecavelier (FRA)
Roberta Rodeghiero (ITA)
Marin Honda (JPN)
Rika Hongo (JPN)
Nahyun Kim (KOR)
Anna Pogorilaya (RUS)
Maria Sotskova (RUS)
Karen Chen (USA)
Ashley Wagner (USA)

Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN)
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch (CAN)
Cheng Peng / Yang Jin (CHN)
Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres (FRA)
Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot (GER)
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert (RUS)
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier (USA)

Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus (CAN)
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN)
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje (CAN)
Kavita Lorenz / Joti Polizoakis (GER)
Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev (POL)
Alla Loboda / Pavel Drozd (RUS)
Olivia Smart / Adria Diaz (ESP)
Alisa Agafonova / Alper Ucar (TUR)
Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (USA)
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue (USA)


ROSTELECOM CUP — Moscow, Russia — October 20-22, 2017
MEN: Nam NguyenPAIR: Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

SKATE CANADA INTERNATIONAL — Regina, Saskatchewan – October 26-29, 2017
MEN: Patrick Chan, Keegan Messing, TBD
WOMEN: Alaine Chartrand, Kaetlyn Osmond, TBD
PAIR: Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch, TBD
ICE DANCE: Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus, Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir, Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

CUP OF CHINA — Beijing, China — November 3-5, 2017
MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro

NHK TROPHY — Osaka, Japan — November 10-12, 2017
MEN: Patrick Chan
WOMEN: Alaine Chartrand
PAIR: Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
ICE DANCE: Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

INTERNATIONAUX DE FRANCE — Grenoble, France — November 17-19, 2017
WOMEN: Kaetlyn Osmond
PAIR: Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch
ICE DANCE: Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

SKATE AMERICA – Lake Placid, United States – November 24-26, 2017
MEN: Kevin Reynolds
WOMEN: Gabrielle Daleman
PAIR: Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford, Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
ICE DANCE: Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

For full entries at the five other ISU Grand Prix events please visit www.isu.org.

*Entries are subject to change