Skate Oakville Pairs Training Program

PRESS RELEASE

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
friendly environment that challenges everyone to perform at their very best.

For more information, please contact:
Joni McPhail, Skate Oakville
905 – 257 -7771
joni@skateoakville.ca

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