Patrice Lauzon

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Patrice Lauzon
Dubreuil lauzon.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1975-11-26) November 26, 1975 (age 39)
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Partner Marie-France Dubreuil
Former partner Chantal Lefebvre
Marisa Gravino
Former coach Muriel Zazoui
Steffany Hanlen
Sylvie Fullum
Francois Vallee
Former choreographer David Wilson
Julie Marcotte
Skating club CPA Boisbriand
Began skating 1984
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

Patrice Lauzon (born November 26, 1975) is a Canadian ice dancer. With partner and wife Marie-France Dubreuil, he is a two-time (2006–2007) World silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Patrice Lauzon was born in Montreal, Quebec to Cecile and Norman Lauzon.[citation needed] He married Marie-France Dubreuil in August 2008.[1] On December 24, 2010, Dubreuil gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Billie-Rose.[2]

Career[edit]

Lauzon initially took figure skating classes to improve his hockey skating.[3] He took up ice dancing at the age of twelve.[3][4] Early in his career, he competed with Chantal Lefebvre.

In 1995, Lauzon teamed up with Marie-France Dubreuil 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 Francois Vallee, having retired after the 2001–2002 season, Dubreuil/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. They were forced to withdraw from the 2006 Winter Olympics after Dubreuil suffered an injury. 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 during the 2007-2008 season. They confirmed their retirement from competitive skating on May 20, 2008.[6] They began coaching ice dancing at the Gadbois Centre in Montreal.[7] Their students include:

Programs[edit]

(with Dubreuil)

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
[13][14]
  • Victorious Titus
    (from Titus)
    by E. Goldenthal
1999–2000
[4][13]
  • 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

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Dubreuil[edit]

International[15]
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[15]
Canadians 6th 4th 4th 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew

With Lefebvre[edit]

International
Event 1993–94 1994–95
World Junior Championships 4th
International St. Gervais 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
National
Canadian Championships 5th

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, Barry (January 25, 2002). "Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon: Dancing With Emotion". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Mittan, J. Barry (1999). "Dancing with Emotion". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "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. ^ Elfman, Lois (August 28, 2014). "Ice dance school thriving under Dubreuil, Lauzon". IceNetwork. 
  8. ^ "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 26, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 16, 2006. 
  10. ^ "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 5, 2005. 
  11. ^ "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  12. ^ "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. ^ "Marie-France DUBREUIL / Patrice LAUZON: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2001. 
  15. ^ a b "DUBREUIL Marie-France / LAUZON Patrice". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Patrice Lauzon at Wikimedia Commons