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PRESS RELEASE: Meagan Duhamel and Bruno Marcotte

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Skate Oakville is excited to announce that Canadian Olympian Meagan Duhamel and coach Bruno Marcotte, will be joining the Skate Oakville team to create a new Pairs Training Program.

Both Meagan and Bruno bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and a unique skillset that will further enhance the current dynamic coaching team at Skate Oakville.  As the Director of the Pairs Training Program, Bruno, along with Skating Director Joni McPhail, will oversee the development and management of Pairs teams in Oakville.

Meagan Duhamel, and partner Eric Radford, won two medals at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.  They were instrumental in helping Canada win Gold in the Team Event followed by a Bronze medal in the Pairs event.  Prior to that they won back-to-back world titles in 2015 and 2016, which was the culmination of an undefeated season in 2015 including wins at both of their Grand Prix events, the Grand Prix Final and the Four Continents Championships.  Since retiring from competition, she has been touring internationally and is looking forward to starting her coaching career.   Meagan is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

Bruno is a former National and International Pairs competitor winning a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. He has been coaching since retiring from competitive skating in 2002.  Known and respected worldwide as one of the top pair coaches in the world Bruno has also coached many National and International singles competitors, including Elladj Balde.

Both Meagan and Bruno will be focusing on pairs but will also be working with other competitive programs and skaters at Skate Oakville.  Skate Oakville will continue to cultivate a Competitive Program under the direction of Michelle Leigh, and Meagan and Bruno’s experience, passion and wealth of knowledge will help move our Club forward into a new exciting era.  This addition will establish Skate Oakville,  the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and the Town of Oakville as an ideal training location for National and International Skaters.

We look forward to welcoming Meagan and Bruno to Oakville.

Skate Oakville is dedicated to nurturing a culture that supports skating in a fun and friendlyenvironment that challenges everyone to perform at their very best.

 

For more information, please contact:

Joni McPhail, Skate Oakville

905 – 257 -7771

joni@skateoakville.ca