Annie Bellemare

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Annie Bellemare
Annie Bellemare.jpg
Bellemare competes in 2002.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1980-01-02) January 2, 1980 (age 34)
Laval, Quebec
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former coach Joanne McLeod, Stephane Yvars, Josee Normand
Former choreographer Josee Chouinard, Julie Brault, Marijane Stong
Skating club CPA St Eustache
Former training locations Burnaby
Vancouver
Boucherville
Began skating 1985
Retired 2005

Annie Bellemare (born on January 2, 1980) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2000 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2004 Bofrost Cup on Ice bronze medalist, and a five-time Canadian national medalist.

Career[edit]

Bellemare was twelve when she completed her first triple, a Salchow.[1] Early in her career, she was coached by Josee Normand.[2] By 2000, her coach was Stephane Yvars, who changed her technique on triple jumps.[1]

Bellemare won her first national medal, silver, in 1999.[1] She was assigned to her first senior ISU Championships, the 1999 Four Continents, where she placed 12th.

Before the 1999–00 season, Bellemare skated well at a CSFA monitoring event and received her first senior Grand Prix assignments.[1] She finished 10th at the 1999 Sparkassen Cup and 6th at the 1999 NHK Trophy. After taking bronze at the 2000 Canadian nationals, Bellemare was sent to the 2000 Four Continents where she also won bronze.

In 2001, she finished 9th at Four Continents and 21st at the World Championships. She was training in Boucherville, Quebec.[2] In 2002, Bellemare won her second national silver medal and placed 6th at the Four Continents.

Before the 2003–04 season, Bellemare changed coaches to Joanne McLeod in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia.[3] She competed in her fifth Grand Prix season, placing 7th at 2003 Skate America and 6th at 2003 Skate Canada International.

Bellemare withdrew from the 2004 Skate Canada International due to an injury.[4] She last competed at the 2004 Bofrost Cup on Ice, winning bronze.

Bellemare retired in 2005.[5] During her career, she represented CPA St Eustache.[3][6]

Personal life[edit]

Following high school, Bellemare studied at Collège Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, Quebec.[1] She later obtained a marketing management certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and a business communications certificate from the Université du Québec à Montréal. [5] After working as an administrator at Canlan Ice Sports, Burnaby 8 Rinks in British Columbia, Bellemare became a communications and marketing coordinator for Skate Canada in Ottawa in May 2007.[5][6] She married Brian Morris on August 6, 2011 in Ottawa.[7]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2003–2004
[3]
  • Orientation
    performed by Eastenders and Digital Jockey
2002–2003
[8][9]
  • Fallin

  • Roxy
2001–2002
[10][9]
  • Big My Secret
    by Michael Nyman
  • Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
2000–2001
[2][9]
  • It Had To Be You
1999–2000
[9][1]
  • Felicity
1998–1999
[9]
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Man in the Iron Mask
  • Aba Daba Honeymoon
1997–1998
[9]
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Aladdin
1996–1997
[9]
  • Live at the Acropolis
  • Aladdin
1995–1996
[9]
  • Live at the Acropolis
  • Three Musketeers

Results[edit]

Results[3][8][10][2]
International
Event 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
Worlds 21st
Four Continents 12th 3rd 9th 6th 12th
GP Cup of Russia 10th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 8th
GP Skate America 10th 7th
GP Skate Canada 9th 7th 7th 6th WD
GP Sparkassen Cup 10th
Bofrost Cup 3rd
Czech Skate 2nd
Finlandia 10th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 19th
Blue Swords 18th J.
Orex Cup 6th J.
National
Canadians 4th J. 7th J. 8th 7th 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th
GP = Grand Prix; J. = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Mittan, J. Barry (After February 2000). "New Training Regimen Pays Off for Bellemare". Archived from the original on July 24, 2003. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Annie BELLEMARE: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 17, 2001. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Annie BELLEMARE: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 9, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Leung added to 2004 MasterCard Skate Canada International entry list". Skate Canada. October 22, 2004. 
  5. ^ a b c "Annie Bellemare to join Skate Canada national office staff". Skate Canada. April 27, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b Roy, André (October 30, 2009). "Annie Bellemare, invitée d’honneur au Mérite sportif de Saint-Eustache" [Annie Bellemare, guest of honor at a Saint-Eustache sports gala]. L'Éveil (in French). 
  7. ^ "Summer Weddings". Skate Canada. September 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Annie BELLEMARE: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2003. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Programs". Official website of Annie Bellemare. Archived from the original on November 9, 2005. 
  10. ^ a b "Annie BELLEMARE: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. 

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