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Above Josee Chouinard and Melodie, August 17th 2010

  BIO

Born : 1st August 2000 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Dual citizen : Canada and Australia

Started skating at 17 months old in Canada,  started skate school at age 3 at Cambridge ice centre,  Ontario Canada.

  • Passed Preliminary test April 2007 at age 6 years and 9 months

  • Passed Elementary 1 test part A and B : November 2007 at age 7 years and 3 months. 

  • Passed Elementary 2 test part A and B: June 22nd 2008 aged 7 years and 10 months.  See fig pattern certificate,  see freeskate certificate.

  • Passed Juvenile competitive freeskate test - February 7th 2011

  • Passed Gold Freeskate test - Nov 2013

Skate brand used : Riedell 910LS boots,  colour : Pink, Jackson Matrix 2 blades 

First landed the Axel jump clean - 15th April 2008 at age 7 years,  8 months.   See off ice harness page

Landed double Salchow; 1st time clean in competition: 20th Dec 2008

Landed double toe loop; 1st time clean in competition: 19th Dec 2009

Landed double Lutz jump; 1st time clean in competition 28th November 2010

Coaching team April 2011

  • Timothy Grafton (Dad)

  • Michelle Leigh

  • Mark Bradshaw (dance, skills & stroking)

  • Brian Shales (pole harness)

  • Former coaching team members

    Susan Ritchie:  November 2010 to March 2011

    Lorri Baier    more info ...  Aug 2009 - November 2010

    Dylan Moscovitch (jump coach) - Aug 2010 - November 2010  

    George Han (Jump coach) Aug 2009 - Oct 2009

    Bob McKowski - December 2008 - Aug 2009

    Former coaching team June 2008 to Sept 2008

    • Paul Huehnergard - Jumps & Spins

    • Slav Baboshyn - Skating skills, footwork, long program choreography & ice dance

    • Joanne Wilkes - Short program styling,  spins

Figure Skating in Canada

Summer sizzle Aug 7th 2010

 

My favourite skaters

  • Ashley Wagner

  • Julia Lipnitskaya

  • Gracie Gold

  • Kaetlyn Osmond

  • Mao Asada

  • Yuna Kim

 

My favourite Movies

  • Titanic

  • Finding Neverland

  • Despicable me

  • The Hunger Games

  • The Hunger Games - Catching fire

  • Despicable me 2

My Favourite TV Shows

  • Dance Moms

  • The Time tunnel

  • Downton Abbey

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Figure Skating in Canada

NSW Champsionships 23rd July 2008

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