Garrett MacKeen

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Garrett MacKeen
2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Mackenzie Bent Garrett MacKeen IMG 1879.JPG
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1994-03-23) March 23, 1994 (age 21)
Burnaby, British Columbia
Home town Oshawa, Ontario
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Former partner Mackenzie Bent
Coach Carol and Jon Lane
Juris Razgulajevs
Choreographer Carol Lane
Juris Razgulajevs
Skating club Scarboro FSC
Bowmanville FSC
Training locations Toronto, Ontario
Began skating 1997
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 144.51
2014 JGP Estonia
Short dance 59.83
2014 JGP Estonia
Free dance 84.68
2014 JGP Estonia

Garrett MacKeen (born March 23, 1994 in Burnaby) is a Canadian ice dancer. With former partner Mackenzie Bent, he is the 2014 Canadian junior champion and finished 5th at two World Junior Championships.

Career[edit]

Bent/MacKeen won the novice bronze medal at the Canadian Championships in January 2011. Making their ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut, they took the bronze medal in Braşov, Romania in September of the same year. They placed 5th at their second JGP assignment, in Tallinn, Estonia, and fourth on the junior level at the 2012 Canadian Championships.[1]

Bent/MacKeen returned to the JGP series in 2012–13, winning a bronze medal in Linz, Austria and placing fourth in Zagreb, Croatia. Junior silver medalists at the 2013 Canadian Championships, they were named in Canada's team to the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy. Ranked 4th in the short dance and 7th in the free dance, they finished 5th overall in their debut at the competition.

Competing in the 2013–14 JGP series, Bent/MacKeen won gold in Riga, Latvia and finished 6th in Košice, Slovakia. After winning the junior title at the 2014 Canadian Championships, they were assigned to the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; they placed 9th in the short, 12th in the free, and 12th overall.

During the 2014–15 JGP season, Bent/MacKeen won gold in Ostrava, Czech Republic and silver in Tallinn, Estonia. Their results qualified them for the 2014–15 JGP Final in Barcelona, where they placed fourth. Having already won the junior title, they were required to compete on the senior level at the 2015 Canadian Championships. They finished 6th and were sent again to Tallinn to compete at their third Junior Worlds. They came in 5th after ranking second in the short and 8th in the free. They parted ways at the end of the season.

Programs[edit]

(with Bent)

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–2015
[2][3]
  • Rhumba: Vida Loca
    by Francisco Cespedes
  • Samba: Straight to Memphis
    by Club Des Belugas
    choreo. by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
2013–2014
[4]
  • Quickstep: Let's Start Tomorrow Night
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Foxtrot: Movin' the Line
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Quickstep: Let's Be Bad
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Yesterday Once More
    performed by Carpenters
  • Fun Fun Fun
    performed by Carpenters
  • End of the World
    performed by Carpenters
  • Hard Jive
    performed by Sha Na Na
2012–2013
[5]
  • Blues: History Is Made At Night
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Swing: I Never Met A Wolf Who Didn't Love
  • Misterio Y Fuego
    performed by Ensemble Vivant

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Bent

International[1]
Event 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Junior Worlds 5th 12th 5th
JGP Final 4th
JGP Austria 3rd
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP Estonia 5th 2nd
JGP Latvia 1st
JGP Romania 3rd
JGP Slovakia 6th
National[1]
Canadian Champ. 3rd N. 4th J. 2nd J. 1st J. 6th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Slater, Paula (August 26, 2014). "Double duty for Canada’s Bent and MacKeen". Golden Skate. 
  3. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 4, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Garrett MacKeen at Wikimedia Commons