Alaine Chartrand

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Alaine Chartrand
Alaine Chartrand.jpg
Chartrand at the 2015 Four Continents.
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1996-03-26) March 26, 1996 (age 22)
Brockville, Ontario
Home townPrescott, Ontario
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
CoachTracey Wainman, Gregor Filipowski
Former coachMichelle Leigh, Christy Krall, Brian Orser, Leonid Birinberg, Mary Jayne Rachotte, Robert Kazimir
ChoreographerDavid Wilson, Shae-Lynn Bourne
Former choreographerJeffrey Buttle, Jennifer Robinson
Skating clubPrescott FSC
Former skating clubNepean SC
Training locationsOakville, Ontario; Colorado Springs, US
Former training locationsNepean, Ontario; Prescott, Ontario
Began skating1999
World standing33 (As of 18 February 2018)[1]
Season's bests49 (2017-18) 30 (2016-17)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total186.11
2016 Autumn Classic International
Short program67.38
2015 Rostelecom Cup
Free skate129.50
2016 Autumn Classic International

Alaine Chartrand (French pronunciation: ​[a.lɛn ʃaʁ.tʁɑ̃]; born March 26, 1996) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2014 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist, the 2016 CS Autumn Classic silver medalist, and a two-time Canadian national champion (2016, 2019).

Personal life[edit]

Alaine Chartrand was born on March 26, 1996 in Brockville, Ontario.[2][3] She is the daughter of Heather and John Chartrand, and has a brother, Andrew.[4] She attended Thousand Islands Secondary School,[5] graduating in 2014.[6]

As of 2018, Chartrand is a kinesiology student at York University in Toronto.[7]

She is currently dating six-time Canadian figure skating medalist and 2014 Olympian, Kevin Reynolds. [8]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Chartrand began learning to skate in 1999.[9] Mary Jayne Rashotte became her coach when she was four years old.[10]

2012–2013 season[edit]

Chartrand debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in autumn 2012. After winning the senior bronze medal at the 2013 Canadian Championships, she was sent to the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy, where she finished eighth.

2013–2014 season[edit]

In 2014, Chartrand ranked fifth at the Canadian Championships and was named in Canada's team to the Four Continents Championships. Making her senior international debut, she placed seventh in Taipei, Taiwan. She then came in fifth at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2014–2015 season[edit]

As of August 2014, Chartrand's coaches included Leonid Birinberg at the Nepean Skating Club in Nepean, Ontario; Michelle Leigh at the Oakville Skating Club in Oakville, Mariposa in Barrie, or Canadian Ice Academy; and Rashotte at the Prescott Figure Skating Club in Prescott.[10] She was also coached by Brian Orser at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club in Toronto, Ontario and worked with Gary Beacom on footwork.[10] Chartrand debuted on the senior Grand Prix series at the 2014 Skate Canada International, finishing seventh. At the 2014 Rostelecom Cup, she obtained her first GP medal, bronze, having placed first in the short program and third in the free skate.[11]

Chartrand competed at the 2015 Canadian Championships where she won the silver medal. She was named to Canada's world team and finished in eleventh place at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China, thus securing two spots for Canadian women at the 2016 World Championships. Chartrand closed her season by finishing eleventh at 2015 World Team Trophy where Team Canada finished fourth overall.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Chartrand began her season on the ISU Challenger Series, placing 4th at the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy. Assigned to two Grand Prix events,[12] she finished twelfth at the 2015 Skate America and then 6th at the 2015 Rostelecom Cup. She placed second in both segments at the 2016 Canadian Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and won the gold medal by a margin of four points over Gabrielle Daleman and Kaetlyn Osmond.[13]

At the 2016 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Chartrand placed seventh in the short, fourteenth in the free, and eleventh overall. She finished seventeenth at the 2016 World Championships in Boston, having ranked seventeenth in both segments.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Chartrand began her season with a silver medal behind Mirai Nagasu at the 2016 CS Autumn Classic International, having placed sixth in the short program and first in the free skate. Competing on the Grand Prix series, she finished fifth at the 2016 Skate Canada International and tenth at the 2016 NHK Trophy.

She received the bronze medal at the 2017 Canadian Championships and finished eleventh at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea. She was coached by Michelle Leigh and Brian Orser in Ottawa and Toronto.[14]

2017–2018 season[edit]

Chartrand decided to train primarily in Oakville, Ontario, coached by Michelle Leigh, and to travel occasionally to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to train under Christy Krall.[15] Chartrand placed fifth at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International, and then eleventh at both of her Grand Prix events for the season, Skate Canada International and the NHK Trophy.

Chartrand's greatest disappointment came at the 2018 Canadian Championships, where the Canadian delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics would be decided, with three spots available for ladies' singles skaters. She placed ninth in the short program and fourth in the free skate, to finish fourth overall. Chartrand completed only one of her allowed three combinations in the free skate, and finished only 5.41 points behind bronze medalist Larkyn Austman. She remarked afterward "I definitely left points out there. I skated better in my practiced this morning than I competed." As a result, she was not selected for the Winter Olympics team.[16]

Chartrand finished her season at the 2018 Four Continents Championships, where she finished eighth. She would later admit to having avoided coverage of the Olympics, and vacationed in Maui instead.[7]

In June 2018, Chartrand decided to train at the York Region Skating Academy, coached by Tracey Wainman and Grzegorz Filipowski.[7]

2018–2019 season[edit]

Chartrand began the season at the Nebelhorn Trophy, where she finished eighth. Competing on the Grand Prix in consecutive weeks, she placed ninth at Skate America and eighth at Skate Canada International.

At the 2019 Canadian Championships, Chartrand placed fifth in the short program after an error on her attempted triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination. She went on to win the free skate, and the title overall, her second. Speaking afterward, she said "I think just not having those high expectations on myself and just wanting to finish happy has been a different mindset and helps have a good performance."[17] She was assigned to the Canadian teams for the Four Continents and World Championships.

At Four Continents, Chartrand fared very poorly in the short program, doubling all three of her planned triple jumps and ending up in twenty-first place. Speaking afterward, she said that she had felt "really uncomfortable" on the ice that day.[18] She finished thirteenth in the free skate, climbing to sixteenth place overall.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[7]
2017–2018
[9][19][20]
  • Sunset Boulevard
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    choreo. by David Wilson
2016–2017
[14]
  • Lilies of the Valley
    (from Pina)
    by Jun Miyake
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne

2015–2016
[2][21]
  • Lilies of the Valley
    (from Pina)
    by Jun Miyake
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
2014–2015
[10][22]
  • La Leyenda del Beso
    by Reveriano Soutullo, Juan Vert
    choreo. by David Wilson
2013–2014
[23][24]
  • Torn - Resolve Compilation
    by Nathan Lanier
    choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle
  • Funkytown
    by Lipps Inc
2012–2013
[25]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[26]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Worlds 11th 17th 23rd
Four Continents 7th 10th 11th 11th 8th 16th
GP NHK Trophy 10th 11th
GP Rostelecom Cup 3rd 6th
GP Skate America 12th 9th
GP Skate Canada 7th 5th 11th 8th
CS Autumn Classic 2nd 5th
CS Nebelhorn 4th 8th
CS U.S. Classic 4th
International: Junior[26]
Junior Worlds 8th 5th
JGP Belarus 7th
JGP Croatia 6th
JGP Latvia 4th
JGP U.S. 7th
National[3]
Canadian Champ. 10th J 9th 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 4th 1st
Team events
World Team
Trophy
4th T
11th P
4th T
10th P
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 18–24, 2019 2019 World Championships 22
55.89
23
93.08
23
148.97
February 7–10, 2019 2019 Four Continents Championships 21
45.89
13
101.65
16
147.54
January 13–20, 2019 2019 Canadian Championships 5
59.22
1
126.69
1
185.91
October 26–28, 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 8
60.47
8
111.70
8
172.17
October 19–21, 2018 2018 Skate America 11
46.99
7
108.50
9
155.49
September 27–29, 2018 2018 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 8
53.60
8
96.42
8
150.02
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
January 22–28, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 8
59.86
6
112.55
8
172.41
January 8–14, 2018 2018 Canadian Championships 9
52.19
4
112.02
4
164.21
November 10–12, 2017 2017 NHK Trophy 12
49.60
9
109.76
11
159.36
September 20–23, 2017 2017 CS Autumn Classic 6
55.21
6
107.21
5
162.42
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 10
59.13
11
107.15
4T/10P
166.28
February 15–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 14
53.64
8
113.48
11
167.12
January 16–22, 2016 2017 Canadian Championships 3
67.41
3
114.66
3
182.07
November 25–27, 2016 2016 NHK Trophy 8
58.72
11
101.50
10
160.22
October 28–30, 2016 2016 Skate Canada International 6
62.15
4
123.41
5
185.56
September 28– Oct 1, 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic International 6
56.61
1
129.50
2
186.11
2015–16 season
March 28 – April 3, 2016 2016 World Championships 17
55.67
17
102.15
17
157.82
February 16–21, 2016 2016 Four Continents Championships 7
59.71
14
106.02
11
165.73
January 18–24, 2016 2016 Canadian Championships 2
68.81
2
133.18
1
201.99
November 20–22, 2015 2015 Rostelecom Cup 2
67.38
7
106.04
6
173.42
October 23–25, 2015 2015 Skate America 6
59.40
12
88.80
12
148.20
September 24–26, 2015 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy 2
58.73
5
102.62
4
161.35
2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total
April 16–19, 2015 2015 World Team Trophy 9
54.64
11
81.90
4T/11P
136.54
March 23–29, 2015 2015 World Championships 10
60.24
12
100.94
11
161.18
February 9–15, 2015 2015 Four Continents Championships 6
58.50
10
102.72
10
161.22
January 19–25, 2015 2015 Canadian Championships 3
60.25
1
123.99
2
184.24
November 14–16, 2014 2014 Rostelecom Cup 1
61.18
3
110.82
3
172.00
October 31 – November 2, 2014 2014 Skate Canada International 7
57.06
7
99.16
7
156.22
September 11–14, 2014 2014 U.S. Classic 4
58.35
4
103.30
4
161.65
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 10–16, 2014 2014 World Junior Championships Junior 7
54.68
5
109.67
5
164.35
January 20–26, 2014 2014 Four Continents Championships Senior 15
52.14
5
113.05
7
165.19
January 9–15, 2014 2014 Canadian Championships Senior 5
53.89
4
107.57
5
161.46
September 25–28, 2013 2013 JGP Belarus Junior 6
49.60
6
91.49
7
141.09
August 28–31, 2013 2013 JGP Latvia Junior 6
49.60
3
97.35
4
146.95
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
February 25 – March 3, 2013 2013 World Junior Championships Junior 12
48.14
7
96.24
8
144.38
January 13–20, 2013 2013 Canadian Championships Senior 6
50.76
3
106.46
3
157.22
October 3–6, 2012 2012 JGP Croatia Junior 4
47.62
6
90.10
6
137.72
August 29 – September 1, 2012 2012 JGP United States Junior 9
43.42
6
90.01
7
133.43
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 16–22, 2012 2012 Canadian Championships Senior 15
39.45
7
89.32
9
128.77

References[edit]

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  19. ^ Chartrand, Alain [@AlaineChartrand] (April 4, 2017). ""My liberty is a tango" 🌹 So excited about my new Libertango short program! Thanks @shaelynnbourne! 😊" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ Chartrand, Alain (May 24, 2017). "My new long is to music from Sunset Boulevard! 🌇 And I was there! 🌞 Thank you @itsmedwlsn for another incredible program!" (Instagram).
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