Tina Garabedian

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Tina Garabedian
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Garabedian and Proulx-Sénécal in 2018
Personal information
Country represented Armenia
Born (1997-06-13) June 13, 1997 (age 26)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Home town Laval, Quebec
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former partner Simon Proulx-Sénécal, Alexandre Laliberté
CoachMarie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer
Former coachShawn Winter, Elise Hamel, Charlie White
ChoreographerM.-F. Dubreuil (SD) Romain Haguenauer (FD)
Training locationsMontreal
Began skating2002
Retired2022
World standing With Proulx-Sénécal
31 (2021-22)
56 ( 2020–21 )
57 ( 2019–20 )
65 ( 2016–17 )
40 ( 2015–16 )
With Laliberté
60 ( 2014–15 )
ISU personal best scores
Combined total175.18
2021 CS Golden Spin
Short dance 70.57
2021 CS Golden Spin
Free dance104.61
2021 CS Golden Spin

Tina Garabedian (Armenian : Թինա Կարապետյան; born June 13, 1997) is a retired Armenian-Canadian ice dancer. She and her partner Simon Proulx-Sénécal represented Armenia at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Personal life

Tina Garabedian was born on June 13, 1997, in Laval, Quebec, Canada. [1] She is one of three daughters of Maral Dermeguerditchian and John Garabedian, both born in Lebanon. [2] She attended L'École Arménienne Sourp Hagop up to grade 7 and then switched to Collège Gérald-Godin with a sports-study program to accommodate her skating schedule. In 2021 she graduated from McGill University with distinction, winning the Laddie Millen Award for top marks. She holds dual Canadian and Armenian citizenship. [3]

Career

Early years

Garabedian began skating in 2002. [4] She competed in singles until age 14 and then spent a year as a member of a synchronized skating team. [5] She formed an ice dancing partnership with Alexandre Laliberté in 2012. [6] Appearing on the junior level, the two placed 9th at the 2014 Canadian Championships and debuted internationally the following season, representing Armenia. After placing 7th at both of their 2014–15 ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments – in Ostrava, Czech Republic and Dresden, Germany – Garabedian/Laliberté were sent to the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn. In Estonia, they were 18th in the short dance and qualified to the free dance, where they placed 15th, lifting them to 16th overall.

Partnership with Proulx-Sénécal

In May 2015, [6] Garabedian teamed up with Simon Proulx-Sénécal, with whom she began competing on the senior level. She stated, "My coaches wanted us to skate together when I first started dance, but he was already 21 and had to move up to senior, and I was not ready for that then." [7] Making their international debut, they placed sixth at the 2015 Ice Challenge, a 2015–16 ISU Challenger Series (CS) event held in October in Graz, Austria. In December, they won their first CS medal – bronze at the 2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb.

In January 2016, Garabedian/Proulx-Sénécal were one of twenty teams to qualify for the final segment at the European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, having ranked 20th in the short dance. They finished 18th overall after placing 18th in the free dance.

Programs

With Proulx-Sénécal

Season Short dance Free dance
2021–2022
[1]
2019–2021
[8] [9]
2017–2018
[10]
2016–2017
[11]
  • Blues
  • Swing
2015–2016
[4]

With Laliberté

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–2015
[12]
  • Samba:
  • Rhumba:
  • Samba:
  • Once in the Musical

Competitive highlights

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

With Proulx-Sénécal

International [13]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20 20–21 21–22
Olympics 18th
Worlds 27th25th22ndCWD14th
Europeans 18th19th19th17th13th
CS Asian Open WD
CS Autumn Classic WD
CS Golden Spin 3rd11th15th4th
CS Ice Challenge 6th
CS Nebelhorn 8th4th
CS U.S. Classic 9th6th
CS Warsaw Cup 5th8th
Bavarian Open 2nd
Budapest Trophy 1st
Lake Placid IDI 2nd
Santa Claus Cup 2nd
Toruń Cup 3rd
National [13]
Armenian 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew; C = Cancelled

With Laliberté

International [14]
Event 2013–14 2014–15
World Junior Champ. 16th
JGP Czech Republic 7th
JGP Germany 7th
Santa Claus Cup 7th J
National [14]
Canadian Champ. 9th J
J = Junior level

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