Marie-France Dubreuil

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Marie-France Dubreuil
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Dubreuil with Patrice Lauzon
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1974-08-11) August 11, 1974 (age 39)
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Patrice Lauzon
Former partner Tomas Morbacher
Bruno Yvars
Former coach Muriel Zazoui
Steffany Hanlen
Sylvie Fullum
Francois Vallee
Former choreographer David Wilson
Julie Marcotte
Skating club CPA St-Leonard
Began skating 1980
Retired May 20, 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 203.69
2004 Skate Canada
Comp. dance 40.51
2005 World Championships
Original dance 60.99
2004 Cup of China
Free dance 107.88
2003 Trophée Lalique

Marie-France Dubreuil (born August 11, 1974) is a Canadian ice dancer. With partner and husband Patrice Lauzon, she is a two-time (2006–2007) World silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Dubreuil was born in Montreal, Quebec.

Dubreuil and Lauzon married in August 2008.[1] On December 24, 2010, Dubreuil gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Billie-Rose.[2]

Career[edit]

When Dubreuil was five, she asked for skating lessons for her birthday and her grandmother gave her skates as a present.[3][4] She took up ice dancing at the age of ten.[4] Competing with Bruno Yvars, she won the bronze medal at 1990 World Junior Championships.[4]

Dubreuil teamed up with Patrice Lauzon in 1995 and they placed 6th at their first Canadian Championships. They took the silver medal in their first appearance at Four Continents in 2000. Their coaches, Sylvie Fullum and François Vallee, having retired after the 2001–02 season, Dubreuil and Lauzon decided to move permanently to Lyon, France, to train with Muriel Boucher-Zazoui.[5]

Dubreuil / Lauzon captured the gold medal at the Canadian National Championships five times and competed at the Winter Olympics twice. However, they had to withdraw from the 2006 Winter Olympics after she suffered an injury from a fall during a lift attempt at the end of a program that required Lauzon to carry her off the ice afterward. They recovered to win the silver medal at the 2006 World Championships in Calgary, Alberta.

Dubreuil / Lauzon began the 2006–07 season with gold medals at 2006 Skate Canada International and 2006 NHK Trophy, which qualified them for the Grand Prix Final. At the World Championships in Tokyo, they took their second consecutive World silver medal.

Dubreuil / Lauzon skated in ice shows in the 2007–08 season. They confirmed their retirement from competitive skating on May 20, 2008.[6]

Dubreuil appeared on the CBC Television series Battle of the Blades, in which figure skaters are paired with ice hockey players in a figure skating competition. She and her season 1 partner Stéphane Richer finished in third place. She took season 2 off because she was pregnant. During the show's third season, she was paired with Bryan Berard.[7]

Programs[edit]

(with Lauzon)

Season Original dance Free dance Exhibition
2006–2007
[8]
  • Paya d'Ora
    by Orquesta del Tango de la
    Ciudad de Buenos Aires

  • Whole Lotta Love
    by Tina Turner
2005–2006
[9]
Salsa and rhumba:
  • Ne Me Quitte Pas
    by Jacques Brel
  • Singing in the Rain
    by Arthur Freed
2004–2005
[10]
  • Singing in the Rain
    by Arthur Freed
2003–2004
[11]
  • Des Tours De Vies (Nu Tango)
    by Antony Rouchier
  • Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
    by Christoph Mullee, Edouardo Markoff
  • Vuelvo Al Sur
    by Ástor Piazzolla
  • Tango Inna Babylone (Nu Tango)
    by Cesar Valente, Sebastien Isaia, Antony Rouchier
2002–2003
[5]
  • At the Ball
  • Furioso Polka
    by Johann Strauss
  • Dance with my Heart
    by Majoly
  • Tango medley
2001–2002
[12][13]
  • Yo Soy Maria
  • Balada Renga Para Un Organito Loco
  • Yo Soy Maria
    by Ástor Piazzolla
2000–2001
[14][13]
  • Victorious Titus
    (from Titus)
    by E. Goldenthal
1999–2000
[13][3]
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    by Georges Michael
  • The Feeling Begins
    by Peter Gabriel
1998–1999
[13]
  • La Grimas Y Sonisas
  • Argentine Waltz

Results[edit]

With Lauzon[edit]

Results[14][12][5][11][10][9][8]
International
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Olympics 12th WD
Worlds 10th 11th 10th 10th 8th 7th 2nd 2nd
Four Continents 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 1st
Grand Prix Final 6th 6th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 2nd
GP Cup of China 3rd
GP Cup of Russia 6th 5th 6th
GP Lalique 6th 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 4th 1st 1st
GP Skate Canada 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
GP Spark./Bofrost 8th 2nd 4th
Bofrost 1st
Golden Spin 2nd
Lysiane Lauret 11th
Karl Schäfer 6th
Czech Skate 1st
National
Canadians 6th 4th 4th 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Morbacher[edit]

Event 1994
Skate America 8th
Trophée de France 8th

With Yvars[edit]

Event 1989–1990 1990–1991 1991–1992
World Junior Championships 3rd 5th
International St. Gervais 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon marry in Montreal on weekend". Skate Canada. August 29, 2008. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Canadian Ice Dance Champions Dubreuil, Lauzon celebrate birth of daughter". Skate Buzz / Skate Canada. January 4, 2011. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Mittan, J. Barry (1999). "Dancing with Emotion". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Mittan, Barry (January 25, 2002). "Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon: Dancing With Emotion". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 15, 2003. 
  6. ^ "Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon retire from competitive skating". Skate Canada. May 20, 2008. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. 
  7. ^ Marie-France Dubreuil - Battle of the Blades bio
  8. ^ a b "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 26, 2007. 
  9. ^ a b "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 16, 2006. 
  10. ^ a b "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 5, 2005. 
  11. ^ a b "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  12. ^ a b "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 11, 2002. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Programs". Official website of Dubreuil and Lauzon. Archived from the original on January 13, 2008. 
  14. ^ a b "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2001. 

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