Marie-France Dubreuil

Marie-France Dubreuil (born August 11, 1974) is a Canadian ice dancing coach and former competitor. With partner and husband Patrice Lauzon, she is a two-time (2006–2007) World silver medallist.

Marie-France Dubreuil
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Dubreuil with Patrice Lauzon
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1974-08-11) August 11, 1974 (age 45)
Montreal, Quebec
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerPatrice Lauzon
Former partnerTomas Morbacher
Bruno Yvars
Former coachMuriel Zazoui
Steffany Hanlen
Sylvie Fullum
Francois Vallee
Romain Haguenauer
Former choreographerDavid Wilson
Pasquale Camerlengo
Skating clubCPA St-Leonard
Began skating1980
RetiredMay 20, 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total203.69
2004 Skate Canada
Comp. dance40.51
2005 World Championships
Original dance60.99
2004 Cup of China
Free dance107.88
2003 Trophée Lalique

Personal lifeEdit

Marie-France Dubreuil was born on August 11, 1974, in Montreal, Quebec.[1] She married Patrice Lauzon in August 2008.[2] On December 24, 2010, she gave birth to their daughter, Billie-Rose.[3]

Competitive careerEdit

When Dubreuil was five, she asked for skating lessons for her birthday and her grandmother gave her skates as a present.[4][5] She took up ice dancing at the age of ten.[5] The pair of Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov was one of her influences.[6] Competing with Bruno Yvars, she won the bronze medal at 1990 World Junior Championships.[5]

Dubreuil teamed up with Patrice Lauzon in 1995 and they placed 6th at their first Canadian Championships. They took the silver medal in their first appearance at Four Continents in 2000. Their coaches were Sylvie Fullum and François Vallee, who retired after the 2001–02 season. Dubreuil/Lauzon then decided to move permanently to Lyon, France, to train under Muriel Boucher-Zazoui.[7]

Dubreuil/Lauzon captured the gold medal at the Canadian National Championships five times and competed at the Winter Olympics twice. However, they had to withdraw from the 2006 Winter Olympics after she suffered an injury from a fall during a lift attempt at the end of a program that required Lauzon to carry her off the ice afterward. They recovered to win the silver medal at the 2006 World Championships in Calgary, Alberta.

Dubreuil/Lauzon began the 2006–07 season with gold medals at 2006 Skate Canada International and 2006 NHK Trophy, which qualified them for the Grand Prix Final. At the World Championships in Tokyo, they took their second consecutive World silver medal.

Dubreuil/Lauzon skated in ice shows in the 2007–08 season. They confirmed their retirement from competitive skating on May 20, 2008.[8]

Dubreuil appeared on the CBC Television series Battle of the Blades, in which figure skaters are paired with ice hockey players in a figure skating competition. She and her season 1 partner Stéphane Richer finished in third place. She took season 2 off because she was pregnant. During the show's third season, she was paired with Bryan Berard.[9]

Coaching careerEdit

Dubreuil and Lauzon coach ice dancing at the Gadbois Centre in Montreal with Romain Haguenauer.[10] Their current students include:

*Komatsubara and Koleto will split their time between Canada and Japan to enable Koleto to gain Japanese Citizenship.

Their former students include:


(with Lauzon)

Season Original dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Paya d'Ora
    by Orquesta del Tango de la
    Ciudad de Buenos Aires

  • Whole Lotta Love
    by Tina Turner
Salsa and rhumba:
  • Ne Me Quitte Pas
    by Jacques Brel
  • Singing in the Rain
    by Arthur Freed
  • Singing in the Rain
    by Arthur Freed
  • Des Tours De Vies (Nu Tango)
    by Antony Rouchier
  • Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)
    by Christoph Mullee, Edouardo Markoff
  • Vuelvo Al Sur
    by Ástor Piazzolla
  • Tango Inna Babylone (Nu Tango)
    by Cesar Valente, Sebastien Isaia, Antony Rouchier
  • At the Ball
  • Furioso Polka
    by Johann Strauss
  • Dance with my Heart
    by Majoly
  • Tango medley
  • Yo Soy Maria
  • Balada Renga Para Un Organito Loco
  • Yo Soy Maria
    by Ástor Piazzolla
  • Victorious Titus
    (from Titus)
    by E. Goldenthal
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    by Georges Michael
  • The Feeling Begins
    by Peter Gabriel
  • La Grimas Y Sonisas
  • Argentine Waltz


GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With LauzonEdit

Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07
Olympics 12th WD
Worlds 10th 11th 10th 10th 8th 7th 2nd 2nd
Four Continents 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 1st
GP Final 6th 6th 6th 6th 5th 3rd 2nd
GP Cup of China 3rd
GP Cup of Russia 6th 5th 6th
GP Lalique 6th 2nd
GP NHK Trophy 4th 1st 1st
GP Skate Canada 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
GP Spark./Bofrost 8th 2nd 4th
Bofrost Cup 1st
Czech Skate 1st
Golden Spin 2nd
Lysiane Lauret 11th
Schäfer Memorial 6th
Canadian Champ. 6th 4th 4th 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st
WD = Withdrew

With MorbacherEdit

Event 1994
Skate America 8th
Trophée de France 8th

With YvarsEdit

Event 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92
World Junior Championships 3rd 5th
International St. Gervais 1st


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