Nicolas Nadeau

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Nicolas Nadeau
Nicolas Nadeau - Internationaux de France 2018 - Men SP005 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1997-09-30) September 30, 1997 (age 21)
Montreal, Quebec
Home townBoisbriand, Quebec
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
CoachYvan Desjardins
ChoreographerShae-Lynn Bourne
Former choreographerSylvain Bouillere
Skating clubCPA Boisbriand
Training locationsRosemere, Quebec
Began skating2003
ISU personal best scores
Combined total227.76
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Short program79.17
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Free skate148.59
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy

Nicolas Nadeau (born September 30, 1997) is a Canadian competitive figure skater. He is the 2016 World Junior silver medalist and the 2015 Canadian national junior champion.

Personal life[edit]

Nadeau was born on September 30, 1997, in Montreal, Quebec.[1] He has three older sisters – Tania, Pamela, and Mélissa. He enjoys skiing in addition to figure skating.

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Nadeau began learning to skate in 2003.[1] He is coached by Yvan Desjardins since 2011 or earlier.[2] Competing on the junior level, Nadeau placed sixth at the 2013 Canadian Championships and fourth in 2014.

2014–2015 season[edit]

Nadeau made his international debut in the 2014–2015 season, being selected to compete on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series. He placed fifth at his first JGP event, in Aichi, Japan, and tenth in Zagreb, Croatia. He became the national junior champion at the 2015 Canadian Championships in Kingston, Ontario. This earned him a berth to the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia but he missed qualifying for the free skate by one spot, having placed 25th in the short program.[3]

2015–2016 season[edit]

In 2015–2016, Nadeau started his season at the JGP in Riga, Latvia; he finished fifth after placing second in the short program and seventh in the free skate. He won the silver medal at his second JGP event, in Zagreb, Croatia, finishing 0.38 points behind the gold medalist, Alexander Samarin.

In January 2016, Nadeau placed fifth on the senior level at the 2016 Canadian Nationals and was given Canada's sole spot in men's singles at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. Competing in March at Junior Worlds, he qualified for the final segment by placing eighth in the short program and second in the free skate, winning the silver medal overall.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Nadeau withdrew from his JGP assignments due to an ankle injury, which occurred while practicing a quad toe loop jump and took about three months to heal.[4] He returned to competition at the 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb, his first senior international, and finished 11th. At the 2017 Canadian Championships, he placed fifth in the short program, third in the free skate, and fourth overall.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Nadeau began his season at the 2017 Nepela Trophy, where he placed sixth. He then made his debut appearance on the senior Grand Prix at the 2017 Skate Canada International, where he placed seventh. At the 2018 Canadian Championships, he placed ninth.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Beginning the season at the 2018 Finlandia Trophy, Nadeau placed fourth, less than four points behind from bronze medalist Morisi Kvitelashvili. Nadeau said that he needed to work on executing the one quadruple jump in his free skate.[5] He subsequently competed in the short program at his lone Grand Prix assignment for the year, the 2018 Internationaux de France, but withdrew for medical reasons.

At the 2019 Canadian Championships, Nadeau placed seventh in the short program after singling his triple Axel attempt and receiving a negative Grade of Execution on his quadruple toe loop. He rallied in the free skate, where he placed fourth, and moved up to sixth place overall. Nadeau called it "an even better program than what I expected, but it had to compensate for the short." While he finished sixth overall, three of the skaters who finished ahead of him (Stephen Gogolev, Joseph Phan and Conrad Orzel) were ineligible to compete as seniors due to either their age or a lack of the required minimum technical scores, and consequently Nadeau was named to Canada's team for the 2019 Four Continents Championships, when he finished eleventh.[6]

Skating technique[edit]

Unlike most skaters, Nadeau jumps and spins clockwise.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[1]

Depeche Mode medley:

2017–2018
[7]

Elvis Presley medley:

2016–2017
[9][4]

Elvis Presley medley:

2015–2016
[10]
  • For Me, Formidable
    by Charles Aznavour
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
  • Je m'voyais déjà
    by Charles Aznavour
2014–2015
[11]
  • Mary Poppins
    by Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman
    • A Spoonful of Sugar
    • One Man Band
    • Pavement Artist
    • Chim Chim Cher-ee
    • Overture
      choreo. by Sylvain Bouillere

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

International[12]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Four Continents 11th
GP France WD
GP Skate Canada 7th
CS Finlandia Trophy 4th
CS Golden Spin 11th
CS Ondrej Nepela 6th
International: Junior[12]
Junior Worlds 25th 2nd 12th
JGP Croatia 10th 2nd
JGP Japan 5th
JGP Latvia 5th
Bavarian Open 1st
National[13][14]
Canadian Champ. 6th J 4th J 1st J 5th 4th 9th 6th
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nicolas NADEAU: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Haspeck, Josianne (November 10, 2011). "Nicolas Nadeau parmi les vedettes sur patins" [Nicolas Nadeau among the skating stars]. Nord Info et Voix des Mille-Iles (in French).
  3. ^ Slater, Paula (September 10, 2015). "Canada's Nadeau ready for senior challenge". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ a b Smith, Beverley (January 26, 2017). "Nicolas Nadeau and his Blue Suede Shoes".
  5. ^ "Moore-Towers and Marinaro win free, take silver at Finlandia Open". The Canadian Press. October 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Curley, Sean (January 20, 2019). "In 'game mode,' Nguyen captures second Canadian title". Golden Skate.
  7. ^ "Nicolas NADEAU: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.
  8. ^ ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2017 Skate Canada International - Gala Exhibition (Television production). Eurosport. October 29, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nicolas NADEAU: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Nicolas NADEAU: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Nicolas NADEAU: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Competition Results: Nicolas NADEAU". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Nicolas Nadeau". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on October 8, 2018.
  14. ^ Nicolas Nadeau at Patinage Québec

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