Kirsten Moore-Towers

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Kirsten Moore-Towers
Kirsten Moore-Towers Dylan Moscovitch 2010 Skate America.jpg
Moore-Towers and Moscovitch in 2010
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1992-07-01) July 1, 1992 (age 22)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Home town Waterloo, Ontario
Height 1.49 m (4 ft 10 12 in)
Partner Michael Marinaro
Former partner Dylan Moscovitch
Andrew Evans
Coach Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz, Kris Wirtz
Choreographer Mark Pillay
Skating club Kitchener-Waterloo SC
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 208.45
2013 Skate America
Short program 71.51
2013 Skate America
Free skate 136.94
2013 Skate America

Kirsten Moore-Towers (born 1 July 1992) is a Canadian pair skater. In May 2014, she formed a partnership with Michael Marinaro. With former partner Dylan Moscovitch, she is the 2013 Four Continents silver medalist, 2014 Olympic team event silver medalist, and 2011 Canadian national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Kirsten Moore-Towers is the daughter of a steel company employee and an accounting manager, and has a sister, Katie, who is eight years younger.[1]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Moore-Towers was introduced to skating at age two and a half by her mother.[2] She began pair skating around April 2008, teaming up with Andrew Evans.[3] They appeared at one ISU Junior Grand Prix event and placed fourth on the junior level at the Canadian Championships. The pair split after ten months together.[3]

Partnership with Moscovitch[edit]

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch at the 2010 Skate Canada
Moore-Towers and Moscovitch at the 2013 Canadian Championships

In February 2009,[4] Moore-Towers teamed up with Dylan Moscovitch, who had trained at the same rink for several years.[1] Kris Wirtz and Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz coached the pair at the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club in Waterloo, Ontario.[5][6]

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch debuted on the Grand Prix series at the 2009 Skate Canada International, placing sixth. In the 2010–11 season, the pair initially received one Grand Prix assignment, the 2010 Skate America, but received a second, the 2010 Skate Canada International, after Jessica Dube / Bryce Davison withdrew.[3] They won silver at both events and qualified for the Grand Prix Final, where they finished sixth. They then won the Canadian national title.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch were part of the Canadian team for the team event. They performed the pair's free skate and Canada won the silver medal.[7]

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch announced the end of their partnership on April 30, 2014, stating they have different goals.[8]

Partnership with Marinaro[edit]

On June 3, 2014, Skate Canada announced that Moore-Towers had teamed up with Michael Marinaro and the pair was coached by Kris Wirtz and Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz at the Kitchener Waterloo Skating Club in southern Ontario.[9]

Programs[edit]

With Moscovitch[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[10][11][4]
  • Micmacs
    by Raphael Beau, Max Steiner
    performed by Mötley Crüe

2012–2013
[12]
  • Micmacs
    by Raphael Beau, Max Steiner
    performed by Mötley Crüe
2011–2012
[13]
2010–2011
[14][1]
2009–2010
[15]
Brazil
by Michael Kamen:
  • The Office
  • Jill Brazil/Power Station
  • Brazil
  • Leyenda
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
  • Romanza Concertino in A minor
  • Malaguena
    performed by Brian Setzer

Results[edit]

With Marinaro[edit]

International
Event 2014–15
GP Skate Canada TBD
GP Trophée Bompard TBD
National
Canadian Championships
GP = Grand Prix; TBD = Assigned

With Moscovitch[edit]

International[16]
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Olympics 5th
Worlds 8th 4th 4th
Four Continents 9th 5th 2nd
Grand Prix Final 6th 5th 6th
GP Cup of China 3rd 4th
GP NHK Trophy 2nd
GP Rostelecom 3rd
GP Skate America 2nd 3rd 2nd
GP Skate Canada 6th 2nd
U.S. Classic 1st 1st
National[4]
Canadian Champ. 5th 1st 4th 2nd 2nd
Team events
Olympics 2nd
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Evans[edit]

International[17]
Event 2008–09
Junior Grand Prix, Mexico 10th
National
Canadian Championships 4th J.
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Walker, Elvin (December 5, 2010). "Moore-Towers and Moscovitch jump into spotlight". Golden Skate. 
  2. ^ "Road to Sochi: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch". Off The Map Webzine. October 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Smith, Beverley (January 24, 2014). "Olympian Profile: Kirsten Moore-Towers & Dylan Moscovitch". Skate Canada. 
  4. ^ a b c "Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch: 2013/2014". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Rivet, Christine (January 26, 2011). "Great times for Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club". therecord.com. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Waterloo skaters competing at World Championships". waterloochronicle.com. April 19, 2011. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS". sochi2014.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Pair Team of Moore-Towers and Moscovitch end skating partnership". Skate Canada. April 30, 2014. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Canada’s newest pair team – Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro". Skate Canada. June 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Golinsky, Reut (December 6, 2013). "Catching up with Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch". Absolute Skating. 
  11. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 23, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Andrew EVANS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. 

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