|Born||September 30, 1997|
|Home town||Boisbriand, Quebec|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Choreographer||Shae-Lynn Bourne, Mark Pillay|
|Former choreographer||Sylvain Bouillere|
|Skating club||Patinage des Mille-Îles|
|Former skating club||CPA Boisbriand|
|Training locations||Rosemere, Quebec|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
2018 CS Finlandia Trophy
Nadeau began learning to skate in 2003. He is coached by Yvan Desjardins since summer 2004. Competing on the junior level, Nadeau placed sixth at the 2013 Canadian Championships and fourth in 2014.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
After withdrawing from the 2019 CS U.S. Classic, Nadeau competed on the Grand Prix at the 2019 Skate Canada International. Eighth in the short program with a clean skate but for a problematic landing on his triple loop, he rose to seventh overall after a sixth-place free skate. He was seventh as well at the 2019 Internationaux de France.
With the pandemic continuing to make it difficult to hold in-person events, the 2021 Skate Canada Challenge was held virtually, and Nadeau placed sixth. The 2021 Canadian Championships were cancelled.
Unlike most skaters, Nadeau jumps and spins clockwise.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
Elvis Presley medley:
Elvis Presley medley:
|GP Skate Canada||7th||7th||C|
|CS Finlandia Trophy||4th|
|CS Golden Spin||11th|
|CS Nepela Trophy||6th|
|CS U.S. Classic||WD|
|Canadian Champ.||6th J||4th J||1st J||5th||4th||9th||6th||5th||C|
|SC Challenge||2nd J.||1st||2nd||4th||6th|
| TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew; C = Event cancelled |
J = Junior level
Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships.
|8–17 January 2021||2021 Skate Canada Challenge||6
|13–19 January 2020||2020 Canadian Championships||6
|November 1–3 2019||2019 Internationaux de France||9
|25–27 October 2019||2019 Skate Canada International||8
|February 7–10, 2019||2019 Four Continents Championships||11
|January 14–20, 2019||2019 Canadian National Championships||7
|23–25 November 2018||2018 Internationaux de France||11
|4–7 October 2018||2018 CS Finlandia Trophy||4
|January 8–14, 2018||2018 Canadian Championships||6
|27–29 October 2017||2017 Skate Canada International||9
|21–23 September 2017||2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy||8
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