Carolane Soucisse

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Carolane Soucisse
2018 Autumn Classic International - Soucisse & Firus.jpg
Soucisse and Firus at the 2018 ACI
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1995-02-10) February 10, 1995 (age 23)
Châteauguay, Québec, Canada
Home town Beauharnois, Quebec
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
Partner Shane Firus
Former partnerSimon Tanguay, Benjamin Smyth, Alexandre Laliberté
Coach Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer
Former coach Pascal Denis, Bruno Yvars, Martine Patenaude
Skating clubSC Repentigny
Former skating clubCPA Terrebonne
Training locations Montreal
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total172.27
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Short dance 70.79
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Free dance103.83
2018 NHK Trophy

Carolane Soucisse (born February 10, 1995) is a Canadian ice dancer. With her skating partner, Shane Firus, she is the 2018 Four Continents silver medalist. They have finished fourth at the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Championships, and represented Canada on the Grand Prix circuit and at the World Championships.

Shane Firus ice dancer

Shane Firus is a Canadian ice dancer. With his skating partner, Carolane Soucisse, he is the 2018 Four Continents silver medalist. They have finished fourth at the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Championships, and represented Canada on the Grand Prix circuit and at the World Championships.

The 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were held in Taipei City, Taiwan on January 22-28, 2018. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships was held January 16–22, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. It was organized by Skate Canada and sponsored by Canadian Tire. The event determined the national champions of Canada.

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She previously competed with Alexandre Laliberté and Benjamin Smyth in the novice and junior ranks, and Simon Tanguay in the junior and senior ranks.

Personal life

Carolane Soucisse was born on February 10, 1995, in Châteauguay, Québec, Canada. [1] Her mother is Nathalie Guay. [2]

Châteauguay City in Quebec, Canada

Châteauguay is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, located both on the Chateauguay River and Lac St-Louis, which is a section of the St. Lawrence River. The population of the city of Châteauguay at the 2011 Census was 45,904, and the population centre was 70,812.

Career

2000 to 2012

Soucisse began learning to skate in 2000. [1] With Alexandre Laliberté, she became the pre-novice bronze medalist at the 2010 Canadian Championships. She skated the following two seasons in the junior ranks with Benjamin Smyth. The duo placed 10th at the 2011 Canadian Championships and withdrew from the 2012 edition. They were coached by Bruno Yvars and Martine Patenaude in Montréal. [3]

The 2010 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were the Canadian Figure Skating Championships for the 2009–10 figure skating season. The Canadian Championships are the figure skating national championship which determines the national champions of Canada. The event was organized by Skate Canada, the nation's figure skating governing body.

The 2011 Canadian Figure Skating Championships were a figure skating competition during the 2010–11 season. The event determines the national champions of Canada and is organized by Skate Canada, the nation's figure skating governing body.

The 2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships was a national figure skating competition during the 2011–12 season. The event determined the national champions of Canada and was organized by Skate Canada, the nation's figure skating governing body.

Partnership with Tanguay

Soucisse and Simon Tanguay began competing together in the 2012–2013 season, coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Pascal Denis in Montréal. [4] They placed 9th competing on the junior level at the 2013 Canadian Championships.

The 2012–13 figure skating season began on July 1, 2012, and ended on June 30, 2013. During this season, elite skaters from men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance competed on the International Skating Union (ISU) Championship level at the 2013 European, Four Continents, World Junior, and World Championships. They also competed in elite events such as the Grand Prix series and Junior Grand Prix series, culminating in the Grand Prix Final.

Marie-France Dubreuil figure skater

Marie-France Dubreuil is a Canadian ice dancing coach and former competitor. With partner and husband Patrice Lauzon, she is a two-time (2006–2007) World silver medalist.

Patrice Lauzon Canadian ice dancer

Patrice Lauzon is a Canadian ice dancing coach and former competitor. With partner and wife Marie-France Dubreuil, he is a two-time (2006–2007) World silver medalist.

The following season, they placed sixth at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Belarus and fifth in junior ice dancing at the 2014 Canadian Championships.

The ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating is a series of international junior-level competitions organized by the International Skating Union. Medals are awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The series was inaugurated in 1997 to complement the senior-level ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Skaters earn qualifying points at each Junior Grand Prix event and the six highest-ranking qualifiers meet at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, which is held concurrently with the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.

The 2014 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships was a figure skating competition during the 2013–14 season. The event determines the national champions of Canada and is organized by Skate Canada, the nation's figure skating governing body as well as sponsored by Canadian Tire.

Soucisse/Tanguay made their senior-level in the 2014–2015 season. Their coaching team remained the same except for the addition of Romain Haguenauer. [5] The duo finished 9th at the 2015 Canadian Championships.

The 2014–15 figure skating season began on July 1, 2014, and ended on June 30, 2015. During this season, elite skaters competed on the ISU Championship level at the 2015 European, Four Continents, World Junior, and World Championships. Other elite events include the Grand Prix series and Junior Grand Prix series, culminating in the Grand Prix Final, and the inaugural ISU Challenger Series.

Romain Haguenauer French ice dancing coach

Romain Haguenauer is a French ice dancing coach, choreographer, and former competitor. He is best known for his work with three-time World champions Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron and three-time World champions, two-time Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

The 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships were held January 19–25, 2015 in Kingston, Ontario. Organized by Skate Canada and sponsored by Canadian Tire, the event determined the national champions of Canada.

They won bronze at the Lake Placid Ice Dance International, held in July 2015, and at the International Cup of Nice in October. After placing 8th at the 2016 Canadian Championships, they decided to part ways.[ citation needed ]

2016–2017 season: Debut of Soucisse/Firus

Soucisse partnered with Shane Firus in 2016. They decided to train in Montréal under the guidance of Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon. [6] [7] The two placed seventh at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International and had the same result at the International Cup of Nice. They finished fourth at the 2017 Canadian Championships.

2017–2018 season

Soucisse/Firus participated in two ISU Challenger Series events, placing fifth at the 2017 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and fourth at the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy. [8] They then made their Grand Prix debut at the 2017 Skate Canada International, where they placed seventh.

In January, they placed third in the short dance, fourth in the free dance, and fourth overall at the 2018 Canadian Championships. [9] As the fourth-place finisher, they were assigned to the 2018 Four Continents Championships, their first ISU Championship event. They placed third in the short and second in the free, winning the silver medal. [10] Firus said the two were "ecstatic" at the result, having achieved their goal of a medal. [11]

Following the 2018 Winter Olympics, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir withdrew from Canada's delegation to the 2018 World Championships in Milan. Soucisse/Firus, as the first alternates, took their places, making their World Championship debut. They placed eleventh in the short dance, fourteenth in the free dance, and fourteenth overall.

2018–2019 season

Soucisse/Firus began their season at the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International, where they won the bronze medal after placing third in the rhythm dance and fourth in the free dance. Firus remarked that he felt they had left a few technical points on the table, but was otherwise satisfied with their performance. [12] At their second Challenger event, the 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy, they finished fourth overall, having placed third in the rhythm dance and fifth in the free skate following an error from Soucisse on the one-foot step sequence in the latter. [13]

The duo had two Grand Prix events for the season, beginning with the 2018 Skate Canada International, where a fall on the midline step left them in ninth place after the rhythm dance. They subsequently placed seventh in the free dance, and eighth overall. At their second event, 2018 NHK Trophy, they placed fifth in both segments and fifth overall, setting a new personal best in the free dance. [14]

Following the Grand Prix, the two opted to return to their previous season's free dance, as the Weeknd medley they had been using had not been receiving the scores they would have wanted. They placed fourth in the rhythm dance at the 2019 Canadian Championships. [15] The free dance proved difficult, with Soucisse struggling on her twizzles and falling toward the end of the program. They were sixth in the free dance, and dropped to fifth overall. [16]

Programs

With Firus

Season Short dance Free dance
2018–2019
[1]
  • Tango: "Felino"
    by Electrotutango
  • Tango - Hip Hop: "Tango"
    by Electrotutango

2017–2018
[1] [2]
2016–2017
[6]

With Tanguay

Season Short dance Free dance
2015–2016
[17]
2014–2015
[5]
2013–2014
[18] [19]
  • Flamenco
  • "Romance of Love"
    by Tom Jones
  • "Santa Marta"
    by Jesse Cook
2012–2013
[4]

With Smyth

Season Short dance Free dance
2011–2012
[3]
  • Cha Cha Heels
2010–2011
[20]
  • Waltz: "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
    by Iron & Wine

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Firus

International [9]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19
World Champ. 14th
Four Continents 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 5th
GP Skate Canada 7th8th
CS Autumn Classic 7th3rd
CS Finlandia 4th4th
CS U.S. Classic 5th
Cup of Nice 7th
National [21] [22]
Canadian Champ. 4th4th5th
SC Challenge2nd
Québec Sectionals1st
WD = Withdrew

With Tanguay

International [23]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Cup of Nice 3rd
Lake Placid IDI 3rd
JGP Belarus 6th
National [23] [17]
Canadian Champ. 9th J5th J9th8th
Skate Canada Challenge7th J3rd J2nd1st
Québec Sectionals2nd J1st J2nd2nd
J = Junior level

With Laliberté and Smyth

National [3] [24]
Event 09–10 1 10–11 2 11–12 2
Canadian Championships 3rd P10th JWD
Skate Canada Challenge8th J12th J
Québec Sectionals5th J6th J
Levels: P = Pre-novice; J = Junior. WD = Withdrew
1 With Laliberté
2 With Smyth

Detailed results

(with Firus)

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only. Current ISU personal bests highlighted in bold.

2018–19 season
DateEventSDFDTotal
January 13–20, 2019 2019 Canadian Championships 4
73.36
6
90.12
5
163.48
November 9–11, 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 5
66.01
5
103.83
5
169.84
October 26–28, 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 9
57.10
7
99.64
8
156.74
October 4–8, 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 3
70.79
5
101.48
4
172.27
September 20–22, 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic International 3
65.38
4
100.86
3
166.24
2017–18 season
DateEventSDFDTotal
March 19–25, 2018 2018 World Championships 11
64.02
14
95.44
14
159.46
January 22–28, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 3
65.11
2
99.85
2
164.96
January 8–14, 2018 2018 Canadian Championships 3
70.97
4
109.76
4
180.73
October 27–29, 2017 2017 Skate Canada International 7
57.77
6
92.50
7
150.27
October 6–8, 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 4
60.50
4
94.10
4
154.60
September 13–17, 2017 2017 U.S. International Classic 5
52.16
5
85.27
5
137.43
2016–17 season
DateEventSDFDTotal
January 16–22, 2017 2017 Canadian Championships 4
62.50
4
96.77
4
159.27
October 19–23, 2016 2016 International Cup of Nice 6
54.90
9
75.74
7
130.64
September 28 – October 1, 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic International 7
48.78
7
80.00
7
128.78

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