Maxime Deschamps

Maxime Deschamps (born December 20, 1991) is a Canadian pair skater who currently competes with Deanna Stellato-Dudek. With Stellato-Dudek, he is the 2022 Canadian national bronze medalist. He has competed at two Four Continents Championships (2016, 2018) and four Grand Prix events with his former skating partners, Vanessa Grenier and Sydney Kolodziej.

Maxime Deschamps
Personal information
Country representedCanada Canada
Born (1991-12-20) December 20, 1991 (age 30)
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada
Home townVaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PartnerDeanna Stellato-Dudek
Former partnerSydney Kolodziej, Vanessa Grenier, Naomie Boudreau, Catherine Baldé, Alysson Dugas
CoachIan Connolly
Former coachRichard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, Sylvie Fullum
ChoreographerJulie Marcotte
Skating clubCPAR Vaudreuil
Training locationsSainte-Julie, Quebec
Began skating1997
ISU personal best scores
Combined total159.34
2015 Cup of China
Short program59.07
2022 Four Continents
Free skate106.93
2015 Cup of China

CareerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Deschamps began learning to skate in 1997.[1] He placed 6th in novice pairs with Alysson Dugas at the 2010 Canadian Championships, 10th in junior pairs with Catherine Baldé at the 2011 Canadian Championships, and 7th in junior pairs with Naomie Boudreau at the 2013 Canadian Championships.

Partnership with GrenierEdit

In 2013, Deschamps teamed up with Vanessa Grenier. The two became the 2014 Canadian junior champions.[2] Making their Grand Prix debut, they placed 6th at the 2014 Skate America.[3] The pair finished 7th at the 2015 Skate Canada International and 8th at the 2016 Four Continents Championships. They were coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Quebec.[1] Grenier and Deschamps split up in May 2016.[4]

Partnership with KolodziejEdit

In 2016, Deschamps teamed up with Sydney Kolodziej from the United States. The pair finished 6th at the 2017 Canadian Championships, having ranked 6th in the short program and 4th in the free skate.

Coached by Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, and Sylvie Fullum in Saint-Leonard, Quebec, Kolodziej/Deschamps made their international debut as a pair in September, at the 2017 CS U.S. Classic, where they placed 7th. Skate Canada also selected the pair to compete at a Grand Prix event, the 2017 Skate Canada International. They finished 8th at their Grand Prix assignment and then 7th at the 2018 Canadian Championships. They were named in Canada's team to the 2018 Four Continents Championships in Taipei and finished 9th after placing 8th in the short program and 9th in the free skate.

Partnership with StellatoEdit

Deschamps announced a new partnership with American skater Deanna Stellato in 2019. After securing her release from the USFS, they debuted internationally at the 2021 CS Autumn Classic International, placing fourth.[5] They won the bronze medal at the 2022 Canadian Championships.[6] Stellato/Deschamps went on to finish fourth at the 2022 Four Continents Championships.[7]

ProgramsEdit

With Stellato-DudekEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2021–2022
[8]
  • No Ordinary Love
    by You+Me
    choreo. by Julie Marcotte

With KolodziejEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2017–2018
[9]
2016–2017

With GrenierEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2015–2016
[1]
2014–2015
[10]
  • Somewhere in Time
    by John Barry
    • Somewhere in Time
      performed by Maksim Mrvica
    • The Old Woman
    • Theme from Somewhere in Time
      with 18th Variation of Rachmaninov
      performed by Newell Oler
      choreo. by Julie Marcotte

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

Pairs with Stellato-DudekEdit

International[11]
Event 19–20 20–21 21–22 22–23
Four Continents 4th
GP France TBD
GP Skate America TBD
CS Autumn Classic 4th
CS Warsaw Cup 6th
National[11]
Canadian Championships 6th C 3rd
SC Challenge 3rd 3rd 1st
Quebec Sectionals 1st 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew; C = Cancelled

With KolodziejEdit

International[12]
Event 2016–17 2017–18
Four Continents 9th
GP Skate Canada 8th
CS U.S. Classic 7th
National[13]
Canadian Champ. 6th 7th
SC Challenge 3rd
Section Québec 1st

With GrenierEdit

International[14]
Event 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Four Continents 8th
GP Cup of China 8th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 7th
CS Autumn Classic 5th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
CS U.S. Classic 4th
National[15]
Canadian Champ. 1st J 5th 5th
J = Junior level

Early partnershipsEdit

National
Event 2009–101 2010–112 2012–133
Canadian Champ. 6th N 10th J 7th J
Skate Canada Challenge 5th J 7th J
Section Québec 2nd N 3rd J 2nd J
1 With Alysson Dugas
2 With Catherine Baldé
3 With Naomie Boudreau
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Vanessa GRENIER / Maxime DESCHAMPS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ Slater, Paula (July 1, 2014). "Grenier and Deschamps hope for another magical season". Golden Skate.
  3. ^ "Canadian pair sixth at Skate America". IndependentSportsNews.com. October 26, 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Grenier, Vanessa (June 12, 2016). "Vanessa Grenier | Facebook". Facebook (in French). Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Capellazzi, Gina (September 21, 2021). "Japan's Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara win gold at Autumn Classic". Figure Skaters Online.
  6. ^ Flett, Ted (January 8, 2022). "Moore-Towers and Marinaro 'three-peat' at Canadian Nationals". Golden Skate.
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (January 22, 2022). "USA's Lu and Mitrofanov: 'It means everything'". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ "Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS: 2021/2022". International Skating Union.
  9. ^ "Sydney KOLODZIEJ / Maxime DESCHAMPS: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  10. ^ "Vanessa GRENIER / Maxime DESCHAMPS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  11. ^ a b "Deanna STELLATO-DUDEK / Maxime DESCHAMPS". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Sydney KOLODZIEJ / Maxime DESCHAMPS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Sydney Kolodziej & Maxime Deschamps" (PDF) (in French). Patinage Québec. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "Competition Results: Vanessa GRENIER / Maxime DESCHAMPS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 4, 2016.
  15. ^ Vanessa Grenier & Maxime Deschamps at Patinage Québec:
    • "2015–2016" (PDF). Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
    • "2014–2015" (PDF). Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
    • "2013–2014" (PDF). Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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