2022 Canadian national figure skating champions determined in Ottawa

Madeline Schizas at the 2021 Rostelecom Cup. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images)

The 2022 Canadian Figure Skating Championships concluded tonight in Ottawa with champions being determined in all four disciplines.

Bronze medalist at the last Canadian Nationals, Madeline Schizas won her first national title by almost twenty-eight points. The 18-year-old from Ontario entered the competition as the likely favorite, having placed thirteenth at last year’s World Championships and earning a spot for Canada at next month’s Olympics, and has place eighth and sixth at her International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix series assignments.

Final Results

  1. Madeline Schizas – 198.24
  2. Véronik Mallet – 170.65
  3. Gabrielle Daleman 167.50
  4. Michelle Long – 160.90
  5. Alison Schumacher – 159.36
  6. Katherine Medland-Spence – 158.39
  7. Alicia Pineault – 156.33
  8. Amanda Tobin – 156.01
  9. Emily Bausback – 148.91
  10. Lia Pereira – 144.36
  11. Sara-Maude Dupuis – 141.05
  12. Catherine Carle – 139.51
  13. Madison Moore – 138.77
  14. Béatrice Lavoie-Léonard – 133.43
  15. Angel Green – 131.59
  16. Jennyfer Richer-Labelle – 126.90
  17. Alexandra Sarmiento Diaz – 118.35
  18. Leah Lee – 112.55

Judges’ Scores


Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier at the 2021 Internationaux de France on November 20, 2021 in Grenoble, France. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

In the ice dance discipline, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier won their second consecutive national titles. Trailing only Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, as well as Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, in the past – Gilles and Poirier head into the 2022 Winter Olympics as Canada’s top ice dancers. Last season, they won the bronze medals at the World Championships; this season, Gilles and Poirier have won a gold medal at Skate Canada in October and a silver medal at the Internationaux de France in November.

Final Results

  1. Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier – 219.24
  2. Laurence Fournier Beaudry & Nikolaj Sørensen – 206.56
  3. Marjorie Lajoie & Zachary Lagha – 192.67
  4. Carolane Soucisse & Shane Firus – 182.54
  5. Marie-Jade Lauriault & Romain Le Gac – 181.74
  6. Haley Sales & Nikolas Wamsteeker – 173.59
  7. Alicia Fabbri & Paul Ayer – 171.15
  8. Molly Lanaghan & Dmitre Razgulajevs – 169.86
  9. Lily Hensen & Nathan Lickers – 149.70
  10. Elysia-Marie Campbell & Liam Fawcett – 144.93
  11. Jessica Lee Behiel & Jackson Behiel – 141.52
  12. Maia Iannetta & Liam Carr – 140.72
  13. Torri Hollstein & Joshua Burger – 130.78

Judges’ Scores


Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro at the 2021 Rostelecom Cup. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images)

Favorites amongst the pairs, Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro claimed their third consecutive national title. Sixth at the World Championships last season, Moore-Towers and Marinaro will head to their second Olympics next month. In 2018, they were Canada’s second pair and were not included in the Canadian gold-medal-winning team event; they placed eleventh in the pairs’ competition.

Final Results

  1. Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro – 212.54
  2. Evelyn Walsh & Trennt Michaud – 186.52
  3. Deanna Stellato-Dudek & Maxime Deschamps – 178.60
  4. Lori-Ann Matte & Thierry Ferland – 176.65
  5. Patricia Andrew & Steven Adcock – 161.57
  6. Kelly Ann Laurin & Loucas Éthier – 148.77
    WD – Vanessa James & Eric Radford – 4th after SP (63.33)

Judges’ Scores


Keegan Messing at the 2021 Internationaux de France at Polesud Ice Skating Rink on November 20, 2021 in Grenoble, France. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

Keegan Messing won his first Canadian national title this weekend – the fan favorite previously had won one silver medal and two bronze medals. Sixth at the 2021 World Championships, Messing heads to the upcoming Olympic Games as the top Canadian men’s skater.

Final Results

  1. Keegan Messing – 258.03
  2. Roman Sadovsky – 247.60
  3. Wesley Chiu – 232.04
  4. Joseph Phan – 231.50
  5. Corey Circelli – 229.61
  6. Nam Nguyen – 202.04
  7. Jack Dushenski – 195.09
  8. Aleksa Rakic – 193.15
  9. Conrad Orzel – 192.92
  10. Samuel Turcotte – 189.71
  11. Matthew Markell – 187.74
  12. Max Denk – 185.91
  13. Beres Clements – 185.28
  14. Bennet Toman – 179.39
  15. Matthew Newnham – 176.76
  16. Bruce Waddell – 172.51
  17. Marek Simon Ramilison – 160.01

Judges’ Scores

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