Jean-Sébastien Fecteau

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Jean-Sébastien Fecteau
Saurette fecteau.jpg
Fecteau competes with Valerie Saurette in 2002.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1975-05-07) May 7, 1975 (age 39)
Thetford Mines, Quebec
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Former partner Utako Wakamatsu, Valerie Saurette, Caroline Haddad, Martine Gaudreault
Former coach Richard Gauthier, Manon Perron
Former choreographer Julie Marcotte, Julie Brault
Skating club CPA St-Leonard
Former training locations St. Leonard, Quebec
Began skating 1978
Retired April 24, 2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 163.88
2003 Skate America
Short program 57.19
2005 Worlds
Free skate 107.00
2003 Skate America

Jean-Sébastien Fecteau (born May 7, 1975) is a Canadian former pair skater. He is a two-time World Junior silver medalist with Caroline Haddad, the 2001 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist with Valerie Saurette, and the 2006 Four Continents silver medalist with Utako Wakamatsu.

Career[edit]

From 1990 to 1994, Fecteau competed internationally with Caroline Haddad. They won silver medals at the 1992 and 1994 World Junior Championships.

In 1995, Fecteau began competing with Valerie Saurette. They competed on the Grand Prix series for three seasons, twice at the Four Continents (best result was fourth), and once at the World Championships, placing 13th. They won the silver medal at the 2001 Nebelhorn Trophy and three bronze medals at the Canadian Championships. Their partnership ended in early 2002.

In April 2002, Fecteau teamed up with Japanese skater Utako Wakamatsu to compete for Canada.[1] In 2003, they won gold medals at the Finlandia Trophy and Nebelhorn Trophy and made their Grand Prix debut.

In the 2004–05 season, Wakamatsu/Fecteau won silver at the 2005 Canadian Championships and were sent to the 2005 World Championships where they placed eighth.

In the 2005–06 season, the pair won bronze at a Grand Prix event, the 2005 NHK Trophy. They also took bronze at the 2006 Canadian Championships and were sent to the 2006 Four Continents Championships where they won the silver medal.

Fecteau announced his competitive retirement on April 24, 2007.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Fecteau said he planned to study civil engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal.[1] He completed his studies and is now working as a Transportation Engineer.

Programs[edit]

With Wakamatsu[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007
[2][3]
  • Batwannis Beek
  • White Darbouka
    by K. Hovannes
  • Indian Touch
    by Pierre Cosso

  • Here Comes Santa
2005–2006
[4][5]
2004–2005
[6][7]
  • The Swan
    (from The Carnival of the Animals)
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Picking Up Brides
    (from The Last Emperor)
    by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Rain (I Want a Divorce)
    (from The Last Emperor)
  • Farewell My Concubine
    by Zhao Jiping
2003–2004
[8][9]
  • Kirwani
    (from the album Chill out in Paris)
    by David Visan

With Saurette[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2001–2002
[10]
  • Blow up a Go-Go
    by J. Clarke
  • Palladio Allegretto
    by Karl Jenkins
    performed by the
    London Philharmonic Strings, the Smith Quartet
  • Songs from Secret Garden
    by Rolf Lovland
    performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra, John Tale

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Wakamatsu[edit]

Results[2][4][6][8]
International
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Worlds 8th
Four Continents 2nd
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP NHK Trophy 5th 5th 3rd 4th
GP Skate America 4th
GP Skate Canada WD 6th
Finlandia Trophy 1st
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
National
Canadian Champ. 4th 2nd 3rd 4th
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Saurette[edit]

Results[10]
International
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02
Worlds 13th
Four Continents 4th 6th
GP Lalique 6th 8th
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 6th
GP Sparkassen 5th 4th
Nebelhorn 2nd
Czech Skate 1st
National
Canadian Champ. 8th 9th 3rd 3rd 3rd 6th 5th
GP = Grand Prix

With Haddad[edit]

Results[11]
International
Event 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94
World Junior Championships 7th 2nd 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
International St. Gervais 1st
National
Canadian Championships 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wakamatsu and Fecteau retire from eligible figure skating competition". Skate Canada. April 24, 2007. Archived from the original on May 26, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Utako WAKAMATSU / Jean-Sebastien FECTEAU: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Utako Wakamatsu / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau: 2006/2007". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Utako WAKAMATSU / Jean-Sebastien FECTEAU: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 2, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Utako Wakamatsu / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau: 2005/2006". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on November 10, 2005. 
  6. ^ a b "Utako WAKAMATSU / Jean-Sebastien FECTEAU: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2005. 
  7. ^ "Utako Wakamatsu / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau: 2004/2005". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on March 16, 2005. 
  8. ^ a b "Utako WAKAMATSU / Jean-Sebastien FECTEAU: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 17, 2004. 
  9. ^ "Utako Wakamatsu / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau: 2003/2004". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on June 8, 2004. 
  10. ^ a b "Valerie SAURETTE / Jean-Sebastien FECTEAU: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 11, 2002. 
  11. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs". International Skating Union. 

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