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Deanna Stellato-Dudek & Maxime Deschamps

dorispulaski

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Deanna Stellato-Dudek, born 22 June 1983 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA, and Maxime Deschamps, born 29 December 1991, in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec, Canada, are pair skaters who compete for Canada.

They are the 2022 Skate America silver medalists, the 2022 Nebelhorn Trophy champions and the Canadian national bronze medalists. They are coached by Ian Connolly in St. Julie, Québec, Canada.

Stellato is the 2000 World Junior silver medalist in single skating. She retired from skating due to an injury in 2000. After 16 years off the ice, she returned to skating in March 2016. She first teamed up with Nathan Bartholomay in July 2016, and then later paired with Maxime Deschamps in 2019. She married Michael Dudek in 2013.

Biographical Information

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00111074.htm

Rinkresults profile: http://185.101.35.14/skater?skater_id=32543

Wikipedia:
Deanna: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deanna_Stellato
Maxime: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxime_Deschamps

Programs
2022-23
SP: Oblivion by +Tango
FS: Cleopatra by Trevis Jones

2021-22
SP: "No Ordinary Love" by You+Me; "Fighting for True Love" by Karl Hugo
FS: "I Just Died in Your Arms" by Hidden Citizens; choreo by Julie Marcotte.

2021 Autumn Classic
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LF2y7CE2Tvo
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UhKgRNWnwC4

Championnats québécois d'été 2021
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Swjrpv-PgPY


2019-20
SP: "New York State of Mind"
FS: "Devenire" by Ludovico Einaudi

2020 Canadian Championships
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I2vLWitxWgQ

2020 Skate Canada Challenge
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QD59RjA0MvY
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jbW8gqP-KaQ



ISU Personal Bests
Personal Best Total Score197.89ISU GP Skate America 2022
Personal Best Score Short Program73.05ISU GP Skate America 2022
Personal Best Score Free Skating124.84ISU GP Skate America 2022

Competitive History

Short
Program
Free skatingTotal
CompetitionScoreNoScoreNoScoreNo
2022-23
2023 Canadian Nationals
2022-23 Grand Prix Final69.343114.945184.284
2022 Grand Prix de France64.331121.511185.841
2022 Skate America73.052124.842197.892
2022 Nebelhorn Trophy68.082124.661192.741
2021-22
2022 Four Continents59.075113.644172.714
Canadian Nationals 202263.543115.063178.603
2022 Skate Canada Challenge65.281111.551176.831
Warsaw Cup 202157.8811114.856172.736
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 202157.834112.083169.914
2020-21
2021 Skate Canada Challenge62.192109.464170.653
2019-20
2020 Canadian Nationals57.066113.305170.366
2020 Skate Canada Challenge64.281101.283165.563
Championnats A de la Section Québec ‐ Patinage Canada 202060.43193.921154.351
 
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4everchan

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Just to counterbalance the love for Deanna (which I share ) I LOVE MAXIME !!! :)

They were impressive this week at Nebelhorn ! Bravo for winning the event ! First international medal for these two, and a gold !
I would say they are the front runners to win Canadian Nationals this year.
 

Arriba627

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Dang, how did we let her get away! :drama: Congratulations to Deanna and Maxime. Nicely done! I've always loved her skating and envisioned her paired up with Danny O'Shea, especially since they were both coached by Mr. Peterson and his Florida team. Oh well, our loss is Canada's gain. Looking forward to seeing her and Maxime at Sk Amer.
 

BlissfulSynergy

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Dang, how did we let her get away! :drama:

^^ LOL. Surely, that's just a rhetorical question.

I'm sure U.S. fed did not want to lose Deanna. But feds predetermining and managing the trajectory of careers in skating is practically impossible with the way the sport is structured competitively. None of Deanna's U.S. fans wanted to see her leave either, but I'm certainly very happy for her knowing her own mind and for being determined to find a new partner and achieve her career goals in skating, especially after being away from the sport for so long and coming back unexpectedly and so successfully. Deanna is amazing and incredible. 😍❤️‍🔥

The situation in the U.S. for pairs a few years ago was top-heavy with talent. Who could have predicted all of the recent splits and retirements which have opened up new opportunities in the U.S. That's just unfortunately the way this sport rolls. Deanna got tired of coming in third and fourth at U.S. Nationals. She had high ambitions, and kudos to her for not settling.

As well, Deanna's former U.S. partner, Nate B, was injured and he needed surgery, so they split, and Deanna set out for new horizons north-of-the-border. I'm happy for Deanna and Maxime that they found each other. Nate is still skating too, now with Katie McBeath, so all's well that ends well! Deanna & Maxime are so well-suited both physically and aesthetically. They've kept their eyes on the prize and have continued to work hard, even when Deanna wasn't being fully appreciated by Canadian fans and commentators. D&M's hard work is paying off.

Is Ian Connolly still their head coach, or have they switched to Josee Picard full-time?
 
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4everchan

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I haven't heard any Canadian fans nor commentators expressing anything but respect and admiration for Deanna. If you say something like this, please back it up with links or refer to verifiable sources. Thanks.
Their ISU bios lists Josée as their only coach (with Julie M as choreo)... which is a bit surprising to me as I thought she was heading to retirement. Josée Picard has been at it for as long as I have followed Canadian pairs (Brasseur-Eisler).
 

cathlen

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In my heart, they won. I'm so impressed with their growth! And not because of their age, just objectively they went through massive improvement since they started skating together and I love it! :love::love::love: Huge congrats! :hap10: Hope with silver here they will be able to qualify for GPF, they deserve it ^^
 

ladyjane

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Deanna and Maxime are really something else. A great concept of a FS including a different death spiral from everybody else. While their SP isn't to sneeze at either. They are great. I am really hoping for them to win their Nationals!
 

el henry

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This was what Deanna said about citizenship, which I thought was interesting, they also considered the US :oops:


Deanna said:

I called my contacts [in the U.S.] and asked how long it would take for a Canadian citizen to get American citizenship. They said, impossible by 2022, and highly unlikely by 2026. Max has some contacts in Canada, and he did the same. They said, highly unlikely by 2022, but likely by 2026. That’s what made our decision of what country we were going to. The Olympics was the big goal. We both want to go to the Olympics. So that was the deciding factor; what country we could possibly get citizenship from in time.

Bravo on the gold from Grand Prix de France!
 
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