Lawrence/Swiegers in 2010.
|Full name||Paige Lawrence|
February 22, 1990 |
|Home town||Kennedy, Saskatchewan|
|Height||1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)|
|Coach||Patricia Hole, Lyndon Johnston|
|Choreographer||Bernard Ford, Lance Vipond, Tammy McKay|
|Skating club||Wawota FSC|
|Training locations||Virden, Manitoba
|ISU personal best scores|
2013 Four Continents
Paige Lawrence (born February 22, 1990) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Rudi Swiegers, she is the 2011 Four Continents bronze medalist and a four-time Canadian national bronze medalist (2011–2014.)
Lawrence started to skate when she was four. Although Lawrence is right-handed, she is a clockwise skater like Swiegers. She paired up with him in 2005, primarily because he needed a partner and there were few other clockwise jumpers at their club.
As juniors, Lawrence/Swiegers did not get off to a strong start, placing 14th at Junior Nationals in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, however, they moved up to 2nd at the junior level and received several international assignments for the 2008–09 season. They were eighth and fifth at their two junior Grand Prix assignments before finishing fourth at the 2009 World Junior Championships. They also skated to a fourth place finish the senior division at Canadian Nationals.
In the 2009–10 season, the pair moved up to seniors. They were seventh at the 2009 NHK Trophy, their sole Grand Prix event. They dropped to sixth at Canadian Nationals, and received no further assignments for that season.
Lawrence/Swiegers started the 2010–11 season at the 2010 Skate Canada International, where they won their first international medal, a bronze. They followed this with a fifth-place finish at the 2010 Cup of Russia. At the 2011 Canadian Nationals, they made several mistakes in the long program to drop from second after the short program down to third place; however, this was their first podium finish at the event as seniors. Lawrence/Swiegers were named to the Canadian team for the 2011 Four Continents Championships; they finished second in the short program and fourth in free skating, setting personal bests in both segments, and won the bronze medal.
In late December 2011, Lawrence sustained a concussion in a training accident. The next month, the pair competed at the 2012 Canadian Championships, where they won their second national bronze medal.
Lawrence's parents own a rodeo production company and she competed in barrel racing when she was younger. Her boyfriend is the 2013 National Finals Rodeo Bullfighter Aaron Ferguson.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP NHK Trophy||7th||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||3rd||8th||4th||4th|
|JGP Great Britain||5th|
|Canadian Champ.||14th J.||14th J.||2nd J.||4th||6th||3rd||3rd||3rd||3rd|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level|
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- Mittan, Barry (July 19, 2009). "Scion of Rodeo Family Roped into Pairs". Golden Skate.
- Hoyt, Melanie (January 24, 2011). "Moore-Towers and Moscovitch win Canadian pairs title". Golden Skate.
- Nealin, Laurie (January 23, 2012). "Virden's Lawrence earns bronze in pairs at nationals". Winnipeg Free Press. Archived from the original on January 23, 2012.
- "Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 7, 2014.
- "Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013.
- "Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012.
- "Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
- "Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010.
- "Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009.
- "Competition Results: Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS". International Skating Union.
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