OTTAWA, ON: Canadian silver medallist Véronik Mallet, 28, Sept-Îles, Que., has chosen to retire from competitive skating. Mallet is the current national silver medallist and was the national bronze medallist on two occasions, in 2015 and 2019. Mallet was also a junior silver medallist in 2012. Other domestic highlights for Mallet include a silver (2016) and bronze (2022) medal at Skate Canada Challenge.
“What an honour it has been to represent this country. Throughout my career, there have been so many ups and downs and I’ve learned so many lessons from it. It is now my time to give back to younger skaters,” said Mallet. “Thank you Skate Canada for all the opportunities, to all the coaches who helped me get there, to Bruno and Brian, for giving me the joy of skating again and the most important, thank you to my family for their endless support and sacrifice.”
On the world stage, Mallet competed at various Grand Prix events and Challenger series events. Mallet’s best finishes internationally were at the 2013 Skate Canada International where she finished eighth and at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy where she finished fourth. This past season Mallet competed at the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships® 2022 in which she finished 13th.
“Véronik has been a big part of our women’s program for the past nine years and it was fantastic to see her capture the silver medal at nationals this past year,” said Mike Slipchuk, High Performance Director, Skate Canada. “Skate Canada is very proud of Véronik and we are excited to see what her future plans hold.”