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Carolane Soucisse

Carolane Soucisse (born February 10, 1995) is a Canadian ice dancer. With her skating partner, Shane Firus, she is the 2018 Four Continents silver medalist. They have finished fourth at the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Championships, and represented Canada on the Grand Prix circuit and at the World Championships.

Carolane Soucisse
2018 Autumn Classic International - Soucisse & Firus.jpg
Soucisse and Firus at the 2018 ACI
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1995-02-10) February 10, 1995 (age 24)
Châteauguay, Québec, Canada
Home townBeauharnois, Quebec
Height1.56 m (5 ft 1 12 in)
PartnerShane Firus
Former partnerSimon Tanguay, Benjamin Smyth, Alexandre Laliberté
CoachMarie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer
Former coachPascal Denis, Bruno Yvars, Martine Patenaude
Skating clubSC Repentigny
Former skating clubCPA Terrebonne
Training locationsMontreal
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total181.39
2019 U.S. Classic
Short dance72.70
2019 Autumn Classic
Free dance110.06
2019 U.S. Classic

She previously competed with Alexandre Laliberté and Benjamin Smyth in the novice and junior ranks, and Simon Tanguay in the junior and senior ranks.

Personal lifeEdit

Carolane Soucisse was born on February 10, 1995, in Châteauguay, Québec, Canada.[1] Her mother is Nathalie Guay.[2]

CareerEdit

2000 to 2012Edit

Soucisse began learning to skate in 2000.[1] With Alexandre Laliberté, she became the pre-novice bronze medalist at the 2010 Canadian Championships. She skated the following two seasons in the junior ranks with Benjamin Smyth. The duo placed 10th at the 2011 Canadian Championships and withdrew from the 2012 edition. They were coached by Bruno Yvars and Martine Patenaude in Montréal.[3]

Partnership with TanguayEdit

Soucisse and Simon Tanguay began competing together in the 2012–2013 season, coached by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon, and Pascal Denis in Montréal.[4] They placed 9th competing on the junior level at the 2013 Canadian Championships.

The following season, they placed sixth at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Belarus and fifth in junior ice dancing at the 2014 Canadian Championships.

Soucisse/Tanguay made their senior-level in the 2014–2015 season. Their coaching team remained the same except for the addition of Romain Haguenauer.[5] The duo finished 9th at the 2015 Canadian Championships.

They won bronze at the Lake Placid Ice Dance International, held in July 2015, and at the International Cup of Nice in October. After placing 8th at the 2016 Canadian Championships, they decided to part ways.[citation needed]

2016–2017 season: Debut of Soucisse/FirusEdit

Soucisse partnered with Shane Firus in 2016. They decided to train in Montréal under the guidance of Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.[6][7] The two placed seventh at the 2017 CS Autumn Classic International and had the same result at the International Cup of Nice. They finished fourth at the 2017 Canadian Championships.

2017–2018 seasonEdit

Soucisse/Firus participated in two ISU Challenger Series events, placing fifth at the 2017 CS U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and fourth at the 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy.[8] They then made their Grand Prix debut at the 2017 Skate Canada International, where they placed seventh.

In January, they placed third in the short dance, fourth in the free dance, and fourth overall at the 2018 Canadian Championships.[9] As the fourth-place finisher, they were assigned to the 2018 Four Continents Championships, their first ISU Championship event. They placed third in the short and second in the free, winning the silver medal.[10] Firus said the two were "ecstatic" at the result, having achieved their goal of a medal.[11]

Following the 2018 Winter Olympics, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir withdrew from Canada's delegation to the 2018 World Championships in Milan. Soucisse/Firus, as the first alternates, took their places, making their World Championship debut. They placed eleventh in the short dance, fourteenth in the free dance, and fourteenth overall.

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Soucisse/Firus began their season at the 2018 CS Autumn Classic International, where they won the bronze medal after placing third in the rhythm dance and fourth in the free dance. Firus remarked that he felt they had left a few technical points on the table, but was otherwise satisfied with their performance.[12] At their second Challenger event, the 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy, they finished fourth overall, having placed third in the rhythm dance and fifth in the free skate following an error from Soucisse on the one-foot step sequence in the latter.[13]

The duo had two Grand Prix events for the season, beginning with the 2018 Skate Canada International, where a fall on the midline step left them in ninth place after the rhythm dance. They subsequently placed seventh in the free dance, and eighth overall. At their second event, 2018 NHK Trophy, they placed fifth in both segments and fifth overall, setting a new personal best in the free dance.[14]

Following the Grand Prix, the two opted to return to their previous season's free dance, as the Weeknd medley they had been using had not been receiving the scores they would have wanted. They placed fourth in the rhythm dance at the 2019 Canadian Championships.[15] The free dance proved difficult, with Soucisse struggling on her twizzles and falling toward the end of the program. They were sixth in the free dance, and dropped to fifth overall.[16]

2019–2020 seasonEdit

Soucisse/Firus were assigned to two Challenger events to begin the season, placing fifth at the 2019 CS Autumn Classic International before winning the bronze medal at the 2019 CS U.S. Classic.[17]

On the Grand Prix, they were seventh to begin at the 2019 Internationaux de France.[18] Soucisse/Firus placed eighth at the 2019 NHK Trophy.[19]

ProgramsEdit

With FirusEdit

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2019–2020
[20]
2018–2019
[21]
  • Tango: "Felino"
    by Electrotutango
  • Tango - Hip Hop: "Tango"
    by Electrotutango

Short dance
2017–2018
[1][2]
2016–2017
[6]

With TanguayEdit

Season Short dance Free dance
2015–2016
[22]
2014–2015
[5]
2013–2014
[23][24]
  • Flamenco
  • "Romance of Love"
    by Tom Jones
  • "Santa Marta"
    by Jesse Cook
2012–2013
[4]

With SmythEdit

Season Short dance Free dance
2011–2012
[3]
  • Cha Cha Heels
2010–2011
[25]
  • Waltz: "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
    by Iron & Wine

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

With FirusEdit

International[9]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
World Champ. 14th
Four Continents 2nd
GP France 7th
GP NHK Trophy 5th 8th
GP Skate Canada 7th 8th
CS Autumn Classic 7th 3rd 5th
CS Finlandia Trophy 4th 4th
CS U.S. Classic 5th 3rd
Cup of Nice 7th
Lake Placid IDI 4th
National[26][27]
Canadian Champ. 4th 4th 5th
SC Challenge 2nd
Québec Sectionals 1st
WD = Withdrew

With TanguayEdit

International[28]
Event 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16
Cup of Nice 3rd
Lake Placid IDI 3rd
JGP Belarus 6th
National[28][22]
Canadian Champ. 9th J 5th J 9th 8th
Skate Canada Challenge 7th J 3rd J 2nd 1st
Québec Sectionals 2nd J 1st J 2nd 2nd
J = Junior level

With Laliberté and SmythEdit

National[3][29]
Event 09–101 10–112 11–122
Canadian Championships 3rd P 10th J WD
Skate Canada Challenge 8th J 12th J
Québec Sectionals 5th J 6th J
Levels: P = Pre-novice; J = Junior. WD = Withdrew
1 With Laliberté
2 With Smyth

Detailed resultsEdit

(with Firus)

Small medals for short and free programs awarded only at ISU Championships. At team events, medals awarded for team results only. Current ISU personal bests highlighted in bold.

2019–20 season
Date Event RD FD Total
November 22–24, 2019 2019 NHK Trophy 9
68.39
8
103.62
8
172.01
November 1–3, 2019 2019 Internationaux de France 7
68.61
7
107.19
7
175.80
September 17–22, 2019 2019 CS U.S. International Classic 3
71.33
3
110.06
3
181.39
September 12–14, 2019 2019 CS Autumn Classic International 2
72.70
5
100.20
5
172.90
2018–19 season
Date Event RD FD Total
January 13–20, 2019 2019 Canadian Championships 4
73.36
6
90.12
5
163.48
November 9–11, 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 5
66.01
5
103.83
5
169.84
October 26–28, 2018 2018 Skate Canada International 9
57.10
7
99.64
8
156.74
October 4–8, 2018 2018 CS Finlandia Trophy 3
70.79
5
101.48
4
172.27
September 20–22, 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic International 3
65.38
4
100.86
3
166.24
2017–18 season
Date Event SD FD Total
March 19–25, 2018 2018 World Championships 11
64.02
14
95.44
14
159.46
January 22–28, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 3
65.11
2
99.85
2
164.96
January 8–14, 2018 2018 Canadian Championships 3
70.97
4
109.76
4
180.73
October 27–29, 2017 2017 Skate Canada International 7
57.77
6
92.50
7
150.27
October 6–8, 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 4
60.50
4
94.10
4
154.60
September 13–17, 2017 2017 U.S. International Classic 5
52.16
5
85.27
5
137.43
2016–17 season
Date Event SD FD Total
January 16–22, 2017 2017 Canadian Championships 4
62.50
4
96.77
4
159.27
October 19–23, 2016 2016 International Cup of Nice 6
54.90
9
75.74
7
130.64
September 28 – October 1, 2016 2016 CS Autumn Classic International 7
48.78
7
80.00
7
128.78

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Thibault, Michel (October 2, 2017). "Carolane Soucisse à une marche des Jeux olympiques" [Carolane Soucisse one step away from the Olympic Games]. Le Soleil de Châteauguay (in French).
  3. ^ a b c "2012 Canadian Nationals - Junior Profiles" (PDF). ice-dance.com. pp. 29–30. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 25, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "2013 Canadian Nationals - Junior Profiles" (PDF). ice-dance.com. pp. 28–29. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 25, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "2015 Canadian Nationals - Senior Profiles" (PDF). ice-dance.com. pp. 28–29. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 25, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Event Coverage – 2017 Canadian National Championships". ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Passing the Torch". TSN. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Canadian Soucisse, Firus place fourth in ice dance at Finlandia Open". The Canadian Press. CTV News. October 8, 2017.
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  10. ^ "Hawayek, Baker cruise to victory at Four Continents". International Skating Union. IceNetwork.com. January 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Canadian ice dancers Soucisse, Firus win silver at ISU Four Continents". The Globe and Mail. January 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Weaver and Poje unveil new program and win gold at 2018 Autumn Classic International". Skate Canada. September 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Soucisse and Firus edged off podium in ice dancing at Finlandia Trophy". Skate Canada. October 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Soucisse and Firus post career ISU Grand Prix best fifth at NHK Trophy". Skate Canada. November 11, 2018.
  15. ^ Curley, Sean (January 18, 2019). "No evidence of "lost time" for Weaver and Poje". Golden Skate.
  16. ^ Curley, Sean (January 20, 2019). "Weaver and Poje win third national ice dance title". Golden Skate.
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  18. ^ Slater, Paula (November 2, 2019). "Papadakis and Cizeron defend Grand Prix title in Grenoble". Golden Skate.
  19. ^ "Moore-Towers and Marinaro take silver in pairs, surprise bronze for Sadovsky at NHK Trophy". Skate Canada. November 23, 2019.
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  23. ^ "Carolane SOUCISSE / Simon TANGUAY: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014.
  24. ^ "2014 Canadian Nationals - Junior Profiles" (PDF). ice-dance.com. pp. 24–25. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 25, 2018.
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