Keegan Messing

Weathergal

Medalist
Joined
May 25, 2014
Keegan Messing is a Men's Singles skater who represents Canada. He was born on 23rd January 1992 in Girdwood, Alaska, USA.

Keegan started skating at age 3 after watching Elvis Stojko in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. He formerly skated for the United States and holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States (his mother is Canadian). Representing Canada, he competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and has appeared at the World Championships. He is also the 2018 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and the 2018 GP Skate Canada silver medalist. At the domestic level, he is a three-time Canadian national medalist.

Previously, representing the United States, he was the two-time International Cup of Nice champion (2011, 2012) and the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist. He placed fourth at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

He trains in Anchorage, Alaska and is coached by Ralph Burghart. His current choreographer is Lance Vipond. Messing previously competed in pairs with Ellie Gottstein.

updated on 29 February 2020
Previously updated on 14 February 2019 by Mohacz

Biographical Information

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keegan_Messing

ISU: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010278.htm

Ice Network (archived): http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/keegan_messing

Tracings: http://tracings.net/mess-keeg.html

Skate Canada: http://skatecanada.ca/keegan-messing

Rinkresults: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=2065

Social media

Instagram: sk8erkeeg

Twitter: @KeeganMOnline

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeeganMessing (fan page)

Personal Best Score
new ISU Scoring System
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00010278.htm


Personal Best Total Score267.61ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program96.34ISU GP Skate America 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating179.43ISU Four Continents Championships 2019

Personal Best Score
Historic Records achieved before 2018/2019 season​


Personal Best Total Score255.43XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program93.00ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating170.32XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018

Programs

Skating for Canada:

2019-2020 Season
SP: "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran; choreo by Lance Vipond
FS: "November Rain" by Guns N'Roses; choreo by Lance Vipond
EX: "Here I Am" by Bryan Adams

2018-2019 Season
SP: "You've Got A Friend In Me" by Randy Newman performed by Michael Bublé; choreo by Lance Vipond
FS: "The Sober Dawn" (from "City Lights") by Charlie Chaplin, "The Reel Chaplin: A Symphonic Adventure, Pt. 2" by Charlie Chaplin; choreo by Lance Vipond
EX: "Trashin' the Camp" from Tarzan (1999)

2017-2018 Season
SP: "Singin in the Rain" by Nacio Herb Brown
FS: "The Sober Dawn" (from City Lights) and "The Reel Chaplin: A Symphonic Adventure, Pt. 2" by Charlie Chaplin
EX: "Shake a Tail Feather" by Otha Hayes, Verlie Rice, Andre Williams performed by The Blues Brothers feat. Ray Charles / "Jailhouse Rock" by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller performed by The Blues Brothers

2016-2017 Season
SP: "Singin in the Rain" by Nacio Herb Brown
FS: Theme from The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini

2015-2016 Season
SP: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (from Monty Python) by John Altman
FS: Theme from The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini

2014-2015 Season
SP: "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (from Monty Python) by John Altman
FS: Music from The Mask of Zorro by James Horner

Skating for the U.S.:
2013-2014 Season
SP: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman
FS: Music from The Mask of Zorro by James Horner

2012-2013 Season
SP: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman
FS: "Clubbed to Death" (from The Matrix) by Rob Dougan
EX: "Trashin' the Camp" (from Tarzan)
EX: "Stray Cat Strut" by The Stray Cats
EX: "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by Train

2011-2012 Season
SP: Music from Robin Hood by Marc Streitenfeld
FS: Music from Clash of the Titans by Ramin Djawadi and Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer
EX: "Trashin' the Camp" (from Tarzan)
EX: Music from Rocky
EX: "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida

2010-2011 Season
SP: Music from Robin Hood by Marc Streitenfeld
FS: Music from The Incredible Hulk by Craig Armstrong

2009-2010 Season
SP: Music from The Soloist by Dario Marianelli
FS: Music from The Incredible Hulk by Craig Armstrong
EX: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver

2008-2009 Season
SP: “Fundamentum” by Lesiem
FS: Music from Gremlins

2007-2008 Season
SP: “Fundamentum” by Lesiem
FS: Music from Gremlins

Competition History

2019–20 season
Skating For Canada
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
4-9 February 20202020 Four ContinentsSenior4 (94.03)10 (149.90)8 (243.93)
13–19 January 20202020 Canadian ChampionshipsSenior1
92.61
3
149.18
3
241.79
November 8–10, 20192019 Cup of ChinaSenior5
76.80
3
160.56
4
237.36
October 25–27, 20192019 Skate AmericaSenior3
96.34
8
143.00
4
239.34
September 12–14, 20192019 CS Autumn Classic InternationalSenior3
89.57
3
166.45
3
256.02
2018–19 season
April 11–14, 20192019 World Team TrophySenior9
79.75
4
178.04
5T/6P
257.79
March 18-24, 20192019 World ChampionshipsSenior14
82.38
15
155.26
15
237.64
February 7-10, 20192019 Four Continents ChampionshipsSenior5
88.18
3
179.43
4
267.61
January 14–20, 20192019 Canadian ChampionshipsSenior2
87.18
3
160.26
3
247.44
December 6–9, 20182018–19 Grand Prix FinalSenior6
79.56
5
156.49
5
236.05
November 16–18, 20182018 Rostelecom CupSenior7
73.83
6
146.92
5
220.75
October 26–28, 20182018 Skate Canada InternationalSenior1
95.05
2
170.12
2
265.17
September 26–29, 20182018 CS Nebelhorn TrophySenior1
90.63
1
166.53
1
257.16
2017–18 season
March 19–25, 20182018 World ChampionshipsSenior6
93.00
11
159.30
8
252.30
February 14–25, 20182018 Winter OlympicsSenior10
85.11
12
170.32
12
255.43
January 8–14, 20182018 Canadian ChampionshipsSenior3
90.98
3
173.60
2
259.25
November 10–12, 20172017 NHK TrophySenior5
80.13
6
155.67
5
235.80
October 27–29, 20172017 Skate Canada InternationalSenior5
82.17
10
135.58
8
217.75
September 20–23, 20172017 CS Autumn Classic InternationalSenior4
86.33
3
161.97
3
248.30
2016–17 season
January 16–22, 20172017 Canadian ChampionshipsSenior8
72.09
5
158.95
5
231.04
December 7–10, 20162016 CS Golden Spin of ZagrebSenior2
76.39
6
146.91
3
223.30
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 20162016 CS Autumn Classic InternationalSenior3
75.41
4
139.69
4
215.10
2015–16 season
January 18–24, 20162016 Canadian ChampionshipsSenior4
77.20
6
144.30
6
221.50
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 20152015 Skate CanadaSenior10
67.13
11
115.12
11
182.25
October 1–3, 20152015 CS Ondrej Nepela TrophySenior4
73.16
5
122.51
5
195.67
2014–15 season
January 19–25, 20152015 Canadian ChampionshipsSenior6
70.00
5
138.17
5
208.17
2013–14 season
Skating For USA
January 5–12, 20142014 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior14
61.15
11
136.30
12
197.45
November 20-23, 20132014 Pacific Coast SectionalsSenior4 (55.93)4 (118.37)4 (174.30)
2012–13 season
January 19–27, 20132013 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior13
64.06
16
123.28
16
187.34
November 10-13, 20122013 Pacific Coast SectionalsSenior1 (80.36)2 (121.62)1 (201.98)
October 24–28, 20122012 Cup of NiceSenior1
80.11
2
144.33
1
224.44
September 27–29, 20122012 Nebelhorn TrophySenior3
68.56
4
142.22
3
210.78
2011–12 season
January 22–29, 20122012 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior5
76.66
12
135.81
7
212.47
November 15-19, 20112012 Pacific Coast SectionalsSenior1 (73.56)3 (127.20)3 (200.76)
October 26–30, 20112011 Coupe de NiceSenior1
77.75
4
125.67
1
203.42
2010–11 season
Feb. 27 – March 6, 20112011 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior1
72.58
7
122.49
4
195.07
January 22–30, 20112011 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior4
69.79
8
143.50
8
213.29
September 22–26, 20102010 Junior Grand Prix JapanJunior2
68.52
8
106.90
5
175.42
October 13–16, 20102010 Junior Grand Prix, Czech RepublicJunior4
61.53
4
116.37
4
177.90
September 8–12, 20102010 Junior Grand Prix RomaniaJunior2
65.33
1
122.05
1
187.38
2009–10 season
March 8–14, 20102010 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior2
68.90
4
128.13
4
197.03
January 14–24, 20102010 U.S. Championships (Junior)Junior12
63.38
8
126.97
9
190.35
November 17-22, 20092010 Pacific Sectionals (Junior)Senior1 (58.99)2 (99.92)2 (158.91)
September 9–13, 20092009 JGP Toruń CupJunior11
45.73
3
107.73
6
153.46

Earlier USA Seasons

2008-2009 Season
U.S. Championships, Junior - 2nd
Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Great Britain) - 2nd
Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) - 4th

2007-2008 Season
U.S. Championships, Junior - 5th
Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 2nd
Junior Grand Prix (Great Britain) - 13th

2006-2007 Season
Gardena Spring Trophy, Junior - 6th
U.S. Championships, Novice - 3rd
Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice - 1st
Northwest Pacific Regional, Novice - 1st

2005-2006 Season
U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 9th
Northwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st

2004-2005 Season
U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 6th
Northwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st

2003-2004 Season
U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 5th
Northwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st

2002-2003 Season
Northwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st

Videos

Skating for Canada:

2019-2020

2020 Four Continents
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvac_C_Kxsc
FS: no video found
Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFzisbaHo9I

2020 Four Continents- All Events may be watched here, even in US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA


2020 Canadian Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GNxNdTBEww
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=678XVJ9Ms-8

2019 Skate America
Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOM752RxWg

2019 Skate Canada Autumn Classic
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKyPM_xlRI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUVoVE7QTvs
Keegan Holds Japanese Flag for Yuzuru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljT-87ObXSM

2019 North York Summerskate SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLSZ7755G_A
2019 North York Summerskate FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERORk2DrAXA

2018-2019
2019 Four Continents Championships2019 Canadian Nationals2018/19 GP Final Vancouver2018 GP Rostelecom Cup2018 GP Skate Canada
2017-2018
XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang2018 Canadian Championships2017 GP NHK2017 GP Skate Canada2017 CS Autumn Classic International
2016-2017
2016 CS Golden Spin2016 CS Autumn Classic International2016 Skate Detroit
2015-2016
2016 Canadian Championships2015 GP Skate Canada2015 CS Ondrej Nepela
Golden Skate Articles Interviews

September 2019 - Interview by Ted Flett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX9cAB5L7nw

Other Articles and Media

Feb. 2020 - A wonderful long piece by the ISU about Keegan's season, and his struggle with the lossof his brother.
https://isu.org/figure-skating/news...ength-in-loss-to-get-upagain?templateParam=15
Jan. 2019 National's fluff: Keegan Messing - My HometownJan. 2019 Skata Canada's Athlete Spotlight: Keegan MessingOct. 2018 "A Sitdown with Keegan Messing"
 
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iluvtodd

Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 5, 2004
Country
United-States
I posted the link to Keegan's free skate on her FB wall. She's very happy for him!

All the best to Keegan in the new season! :hap10:
 

Weathergal

Medalist
Joined
May 25, 2014
Really hoping Keegan can get on the podium at Nationals this year! :cheer:

(Also bumping this up because I finally :hopelessness: updated the OP; will continue to add more video links.)
 

Ic3Rabbit

Le professionnel d'élite
Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 9, 2017
Country
Canada
Good luck to Keegan at Nationals!! I want him on the podium!!:hap10:
 

deedee1

Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Good luck to Keegan at the Nats from me, too! :hap10:

Whenever my husband and I watch Keegan's fast and well-centered spins on TV, my hubby clapps his hands hard :clap: and my jaws :jaw:, then, i dont know why but we somehow start laughing! :biggrin: He's such a joy to watch. Also love seeing him and his coaches in the KnC. Goooo Keegan!
 

deedee1

Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Many congrats to Keegan and his team for a podium finish at the Autumn Classic Int'l this weekend! :yahoo:

Such a nice start of the season, hopefully getting onto the podium along with the two world champoins will give him a confidence boost as he prepares for the Nationals then to join the team for the Oly Games. :yes:

YES it's possible Keegan. Believe in yourself! Wish him a great and injury-free season. :hap10::hap10:
 

nimi

Medalist
Joined
Apr 7, 2014
I just watched Keegan's programs from Autumn Classic an was pretty impressed with him! It's not often you see a skater do a "carefree" program à la Singing In The Rain or "comical" à la Chaplin as successfully as Keegan just did.
The guy's a true performer. :clapper:
 
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