Dubreuil with Patrice Lauzon
August 11, 1974 |
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Former partner||Tomas Morbacher
|Former coach||Muriel Zazoui
|Former choreographer||David Wilson
|Skating club||CPA St-Leonard|
|Retired||May 20, 2008|
|ISU personal best scores|
2004 Skate Canada
2005 World Championships
2004 Cup of China
2003 Trophée Lalique
When Dubreuil was five, she asked for skating lessons for her birthday and her grandmother gave her skates as a present. She took up ice dancing at the age of ten. Competing with Bruno Yvars, she won the bronze medal at 1990 World Junior Championships.
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/Lauzon decided to move permanently to Lyon, France, to train with Muriel Boucher-Zazoui.
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.
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.
Dubreuil and Lauzon coach ice dancing at the Gadbois Centre in Montreal. Their students include:
|Season||Original dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
|Salsa and rhumba:
|Grand Prix Final||6th||6th||6th||6th||5th||3rd||2nd|
|GP Cup of China||3rd|
|GP Cup of Russia||6th||5th||6th|
|GP NHK Trophy||4th||1st||1st|
|GP Skate Canada||4th||3rd||2nd||3rd||2nd||1st||1st|
|GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew|
|Trophée de France||8th|
|World Junior Championships||3rd||5th|
|International St. Gervais||1st|
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