John Gordon Mattatall (born December 1, 1982) is a Canadian former pair skater. With Mylène Brodeur, he is the 2009 Canadian national bronze medalist and placed tenth at the 2009 World Championships. After retirement, John moved back to Nova Scotia and has recently been married.

John Mattatall
Personal information
Full nameJohn Gordon Mattatall
Country representedCanada
Born (1982-12-01) December 1, 1982 (age 37)
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Home townWallace, Nova Scotia
ResidenceMalagash, Nova Scotia
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Former partnerMylène Brodeur, Terra Findlay, Renee Trembley, Lindsay Carruthers
Former coachRichard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, Lee Barkell
Former choreographerJulie Marcotte
Skating clubTatamagouche FSC
RetiredMarch 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total150.71
2009 NHK Trophy
Short program52.50
2008 Four Continents
Free skate101.77
2009 Cup of Russia

Skating careerEdit

As a single skater, Mattatall competed on the national level, competing many times at the Canadian Championships. Early in his pairs career, he competed with Lindsay Carruthers. They won the silver medal on the pre-novice level at the 2000 Canadian Championships.[1] After that partnership ended, he competed with Renee Trembley on the novice level, placing 4th at the 2002 Canadian novice national championships.

From 2002 through 2005, Mattatall competed with Terra Findlay. They were the 2004 Canadian junior silver medalists and placed 10th at the 2004 Junior Worlds. They won a medal on the 2003–2004 ISU Junior Grand Prix. Findlay & Mattatall made their senior international at the 2004 Nebelhorn Trophy, where they placed 4th. They were coached by Doug Leigh and Lee Barkell at the Mariposa School of Skating.[2]

In March 2006, Mattatall teamed up with Mylène Brodeur.[3] They made their international debut at the 2006 Nebelhorn Trophy, placing 4th. They were 9th at the 2007 Canadian Championships. In the 2007-08 season, Brodeur/Mattatall won the 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial and placed 7th at the 2008 Canadian Championships. Their placement at the event earned them a trip to the 2008 Four Continents, where they placed 7th.

Brodeur/Mattatal qualified for the 2009 World Championships and placed tenth.[4] They announced their competitive retirement on March 25, 2011.[5] Mattatall now works as a Project Engineer at K+S Windsor Salt in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. John still coaches part time and is quite involved in the skating community.

Personal lifeEdit

Mattatall is studying engineering at Dalhousie University. In 2018 John got engaged to his long time girlfriend LaFawnduh Stewart. Their wedding was held in LaFawnduh's home town of Compton CA.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Pairs with BrodeurEdit

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
World Champ. 10th
Four Continents Champ. 7th 8th 7th
GP Bompard 4th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Cup of Russia 6th
GP NHK Trophy 5th 6th
GP Skate Canada 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
Ondrej Nepela 1st
Canadian Champ. 9th 7th 3rd 4th 4th
GP = Grand Prix

Pairs with FindlayEdit

Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
International: Junior
World Junior Championships 10th
JGP Slovenia 3rd
JGP Slovakia 4th
Canadian Championships 4th J. 2nd J. 7th
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with TrembleyEdit

Event 2000–2001
Canadian Championships 4th N.
N. = Novice level

Singles careerEdit

Event 1999–00 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Canadian Championships 5th N. 25th 22nd 26th 19th
N. = Novice level


  1. ^ "Skate Canada Official Results Book: Canadian Championships" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-20.
  2. ^ Skate Canada: Young Canadian Team to Set to Compete in International Development Event
  3. ^ Mittan, Barry (January 4, 2008). "Brodeur and Mattatall Look to Future". SkateToday. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
  5. ^ "Pairs skaters Brodeur, Mattatall retire". The Canadian Press. CBC News. March 25, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Mylene BRODEUR / John MATTATALL". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 11, 2012.

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