Kate Charbonneau

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Kate Charbonneau
Kate CHARBONNEAU JWC 2010.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1993-04-02) April 2, 1993 (age 24)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Home town Prior Lake, Minnesota
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Coach Lorie Charbonneau
Robert Tebby
Choreographer Shae-Lynn Bourne
Svetlana Kulikova
Kelly Benzinger
Skating club Skate Winnipeg; Figure Skating Club of Bloomington
Began skating 1997
Retired 2013
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 147.46
2010 Junior Worlds
Short program 53.80
2010 Junior Worlds
Free skate 93.66
2010 Junior Worlds

Kate Charbonneau (born April 2, 1993) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is the 2009 Canadian national junior champion and placed sixth at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Charbonneau was born on April 2, 1993 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1] She has lived in Prior Lake, Minnesota with her family since she was four. Her mother, Lorie, is a figure skating coach. [2]

Career[edit]

Charbonneau began skating at age three because her dying grandmother wanted to see her skate before she died.[3] She started skating competitively in the United States but never appeared internationally for the U.S. She placed fourth on the intermediate level at the 2006 U.S. Junior Championships but the next two seasons she did not advance from Regionals and Sectionals. In the 2008–09 season, she began representing Canada as she had wanted to skate for Canada since she was about seven years old.[4]

Charbonneau won the junior ladies' title at the 2009 Canadian Championships and received her first ISU Junior Grand Prix assignments later that year. She placed seventh on the senior level at the 2010 Canadian Championships. In March 2010, she represented Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships in The Hague, Netherlands; she placed fourth in the short program, seventh in the free skate, and sixth overall.

Charbonneau was coached by her mother, Lorie, and Robert Tebby in Bloomington, Minnesota.[1] After retiring from competition, she began a coaching career. She is an instructor in learn-to-skate programs.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2011–12
[1]
2010–11
[5]
2009–10
[2][6]
  • Malagueña
    by Ernesto Lecuona

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Results for Canada[edit]

International[7]
Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
World Junior Champ. 6th
JGP Austria 15th
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP Germany 13th
JGP Italy 7th
JGP Poland 8th 5th
National[7]
Canadian Champ. 1st J. 7th 9th 6th 9th
J. = Junior level

Results for the United States[edit]

Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08
U.S. Junior Championships 4th I.
Midwestern Sectionals 9th J.
Upper Great Lakes Regionals 7th N. 3rd J.
Levels: I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kate CHARBONNEAU: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (August 24, 2009). "Charbonneau Springs Cross Border Surprise". Skate Today. 
  3. ^ Walker, Elvin (May 16, 2010). "Charbonneau coming into her own". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Nealin, Laurie (April 28, 2009). "Canadian junior champ Charbonneau living her dream". IceNetwork.com. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kate CHARBONNEAU: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kate CHARBONNEAU: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kate CHARBONNEAU". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. 

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