Mark Fernandez

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Mark Fernandez
Amanda Velenosi & Mark Fernandez 2008 Junior Worlds.jpg
Velenosi and Fernandez in 2008.
Personal information
Full name Mark Fernandez
Country represented Canada
Born (1988-07-13) July 13, 1988 (age 29)
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Former partner Amanda Velenosi, Kristen Lambrinakos-Raymond, Jennifer Thibodeau
Former coach Annik Douaire, Valerie Saurette
Former choreographer Julie Marcotte, Sylvie Fullum
Skating club CPA Rosemont
Former training locations St. Leonard, Quebec
Began skating 1993
Retired 2009
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 128.65
2007 Junior Worlds
Short program 49.90
2008 JGP Great Britain
Free skate 79.12
2007 JGP Great Britain

Mark Fernandez (born July 13, 1988) is a Canadian former pair skater. With partner Amanda Velenosi, he is the 2007 Canadian national junior silver medalist and placed as high as 6th at the World Junior Championships (2007).


Fernandez's first pairs partner was Kristen Lambrinakos-Raymond, with whom he competed in juvenile and pre-novice pairs on the national level.[1]

From 2003 through 2006, Fernandez competed with Jennifer Thibodeau, with whom he was the 2006 Canadian novice national champion. He also competed as a single skater on the novice and junior levels.

Fernandez teamed up with Amanda Velenosi in 2006.[1] They won a bronze medal on the 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit in Oslo, Norway. The pair won silver on the junior level at the 2007 Canadian Championships and were assigned to the 2007 World Junior Championships where they placed 6th.

In the 2007–08 season, Velenosi / Fernandez won silver at their JGP event in Tallinn, Estonia and placed 5th in Sheffield. The pair qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final where they initially placed 5th. They later moved up a spot to fourth as a result of the retroactive disqualification of gold medalists Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov due to a positive doping sample from Larionov. Velenosi / Fernandez placed 10th on the senior level at the 2008 Canadian Championships. The pair finished 9th at the 2008 World Junior Championships.

In 2008–09, Velenosi / Fernandez placed 5th and 9th in their two JGP events. They were also assigned to one senior Grand Prix event, the 2008 Cup of Russia, where they finished 7th. The pair ended their career after placing 10th at the 2009 Canadian Championships.


(with Velenosi)

Season Short program Free skating
  • Concerto En Fa
    by Alain Lefevre
  • Concerto En Fa
    by Alain Lefevre
  • Malaguena
    by Ernesto Lecuona


With Velenosi[edit]

Event 2006–2007 2007–2008 2008–2009
GP Cup of Russia 7th
International: Junior
World Junior Championships 6th 9th
JGP Final 4th
JGP Chinese Taipei 6th
JGP Czech Republic 5th
JGP Estonia 2nd
JGP Great Britain 5th 10th
JGP Norway 3rd
Canadian Championships 2nd J. 10th 10th
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

With Thibodeau[edit]

Event 2004–2005 2005–2006
Canadian Championships 4th N. 1st N.
N. = Novice level


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (July 19, 2007). "Quebec Skaters Off to Good Start". GoldenSkate. 
  2. ^ "Amanda VELENOSI / Mark FERNANDEZ: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Amanda VELENOSI / Mark FERNANDEZ: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 25, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Amanda VELENOSI / Mark FERNANDEZ: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 30, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Competition Results: Amanda VELENOSI / Mark FERNANDEZ". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. 

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