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gsk8

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OTTAWA, ON: 2016 and 2019 Canadian Champion, Alaine Chartrand, 25, Prescott, Ont., has announced her retirement from competitive skating.

“Throughout the past two seasons, I strongly considered a return to competitive skating,” said Chartrand. “However, with the onset of the pandemic, creating a training plan, finding enough ice time, and making things work with my other commitments became more difficult and untenable. Following conversations with my support team and coaches, Gregor Filipowski and Tracey Wainman, I now feel confident that this is the right decision. I would like to thank Skate Canada for their support during my skating career as well as my personal development outside the sport.”

Chartrand is a five-time Canadian medallist and claimed her first Canadian title in 2016 and would go on to win one more in 2019.

“Alaine was such an exciting skater to watch each and every time she stepped onto the ice, and it was an honour to have had her compete for Canada,” said Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada. “Her drive and dedication to push herself on and off the ice is a testament to her personality and Skate Canada wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.”

On the ISU Grand Prix Circuit, Chartrand has competed 10 times, earning a bronze medal at the Rostelecom Cup in 2014. Over the course of her career, Chartrand has competed in three world championships and six ISU Four Continents Skating Championships, finishing in the top ten three times.

"Alaine has been an integral part of the success of Skate Canada through her many accomplishments from becoming a Canadian Champion to competing at the World Championships. Skate Canada is incredibly proud of the way Alaine has represented Canada and wish her nothing but the best,” said Mike Slipchuk, High Performance Director, Skate Canada.

Alaine continues to stay involved in skating with a focus on supporting the next generation of skaters both as a coach and skating fan.
 

drivingmissdaisy

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What were her prospects like for making the Olympic team? I haven't really been keeping up with the Canadian ladies.
 

Amei

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What were her prospects like for making the Olympic team? I haven't really been keeping up with the Canadian ladies.

Well she hasn't competed since the 2018-2019 season and I believe the Canadian Ladies are only going to have 1 spot at the Olympics since they only had 1 skater make it to the FS at 2021 worlds, though they might have been able to attempt to qualify for a second spot at Nebelhorn (I'm a bit lost on the convoluted qualification scenarios that have come out). So I don't think her prospects were that great, however the Canadian ladies aren't that strong/deep so it would have depended on what kind of shape she would have been in for next season if she did compete.
 

4everchan

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Well she hasn't competed since the 2018-2019 season and I believe the Canadian Ladies are only going to have 1 spot at the Olympics since they only had 1 skater make it to the FS at 2021 worlds, though they might have been able to attempt to qualify for a second spot at Nebelhorn (I'm a bit lost on the convoluted qualification scenarios that have come out). So I don't think her prospects were that great, however the Canadian ladies aren't that strong/deep so it would have depended on what kind of shape she would have been in for next season if she did compete.
just one spot... no option of a second spot
 

4everchan

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What were her prospects like for making the Olympic team? I haven't really been keeping up with the Canadian ladies.
looking at the current Canadian ladies, not much of a chance. Gabby is also in troubles though she has competed this season. Only one spot : the front runner is definitely Schizas who keeps improving very fast (didn't have a lutz last year, landed 3lz-3toe at worlds).
 

Dr. Jenn

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Best wishes to Alaine in her future endeavours! :) She was an important part of the trio of Canadian women (i.e., Kaetlyn, Gabby, and Alaine) who were successful in recent years on the world stage. I always appreciated Alaine's interesting spins and great lutzes, and I loved her Pina program. :)

Here is an article with more information about her retirement: https://ottawasun.com/sports/other-...hampion-alaine-chartrand-retires-from-skating
 

iluvtodd

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I'm grateful we got to see her compete @ 2016 Worlds in Boston, MA. We may have also see her compete @ the Phila. International Summer Competition (I still refer to it as "Liberty") for a few seasons?
 

Weathergal

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Best wishes to Alaine in her future endeavours! :) She was an important part of the trio of Canadian women (i.e., Kaetlyn, Gabby, and Alaine) who were successful in recent years on the world stage. I always appreciated Alaine's interesting spins and great lutzes, and I loved her Pina program. :)

Here is an article with more information about her retirement: https://ottawasun.com/sports/other-...hampion-alaine-chartrand-retires-from-skating
Nice article about Alaine - thank you for sharing!
 

Sabrina

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Alaine is my favourite skater from Canada, at least in more recent times, though I love all Canadian skaters. I wish Alaine to stay healthy and a lot of good luck in everything she does!
 
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