Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro

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Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro are Canadian pair skaters. Kirsten was born on 1 July 1992 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, while Marinaro was born on 7 January 7 1992 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

They are the 2019 Four Continents Championships silver medalists, the 2020 Four Continents bronze medalists, and the 2020 and 2019 Canada National champions. They are also three-time GP bronze medalists (2015 Skate Canada, 2017 Cup of China and 2018 Skate Canada) and two-time CS silver medalists (2018 Autumn Classic and 2018 Finlandia Trophy).

With former partner Dylan Moscovitch, Moore-Towers is the 2013 Four Continents silver medalist, 2014 Olympic team event silver medalist, and 2011 Canadian national champion. Marinaro, with his former partner Margaret Purdy, is the 2013 World Junior silver medalist and 2010 Canadian national junior champion. Before skating with Dylan, Kirsten's partner was Andrew Evans, while Marinaro also formed a skating duo with Lindsi Disper.

Moore-Towers split with Moscovitch at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season in highly commented and quite controversial circumstances. She wanted to continue her career and commit herself to two more Olympic cycles and did not considered it real in case of Moscovitch who is 8 years older than her.

Kirsten and Michael teamed up in May 2014 and they are currently coached by Bruno Marcotte, Alison Purkiss, and Brian Shales.



Updated 19 June 2020 by dorispulaski
Previously updated on 12 April 2019 by Mohacz


Biographical Information

ISU Bio

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054470.htm

Skate Canada national team bio
https://skatecanada.ca/kirsten-moore-towers-michael-marinaro/

Wikipedia
Kirsten - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirsten_Moore-Towers

Michael - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Marinaro

Rinkresults
Kirsten - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32283

Michael - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32284


Social Media

Kirsten's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kirsten_mt/?hl=en

Kirsten's Twitter - https://twitter.com/kirsten_mt

Kirsten's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Kirsten-Moore-Towers-1445871102371145/

Michael's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marinarosauce1/


Personal Best Total Score211.05ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program76.36ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Free Skating136.39SU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2019


Personal Best Total Score204.33ISU World Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program70.89ISU Four Continents Championships 2017
Personal Best Score Free Skating138.59ISU World Championships 2018


Programs and Videos

2019/2020
SP: "Love On the Brain" (Los Feliz Blvd) feat. Bishop Briggs; choreo by Julie Marcotte
FS: "Carry You" by Ruelle (feat. Fleurie); choreo by Julie Marcotte

2020 Four Continents
All events may be viewed here, even in the US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA
Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNvwNjGhDwg
Gala:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tbAVWi0sKg

2020 Canadian Nationals
2019 Grand Prix Final
2019 NHK Trophy
No videos found​

2019 Skate Canada
SP: no video found
SP Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1ykLdCvHvE

2019 Nebelhorn Trophy
2019 North York Summerskate
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v7qaEcBzrs

2018/2019
SP: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Leona Lewis
FS: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" and "Another Brick In The Wall" by Pink Floyd
Ex: "Eet" by Regina Spektor

2019 World Team Trophy
SP: no videos found
FS: no videos found​

2019 World Championships
2019 Four Continents Championships
2019 Canadian National Skating Championships
2018 GP NHK Trophy
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​

2018 GP Skate Canada
SP: No video found
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzhE2fgo16Q
Ex: no video found​

2018 CS Finlandia Trophy Espoo
2018 CS Autumn Classic
SP: no video found
FS: no video found
Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkRGPyFbEV4

2018 Quebec Summer Championships
2017/2018
SP: "Sweet Dreams"
FS: "Un Ange Passe" by Alain Lefèvre
Ex: "Glad You Came" by The Wanted

2018 World Championships
FS: No video found​

2018 XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang
2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships
GP Cup of China 2017
GP Skate America 2017
2016/2017
SP: "Hardrock Hotel" by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Darden
FS: "Un Ange Passe" by Alain Lefèvre

2017 WTT
2017 Four Continents Championships
FS: No video found​

2017 Canadian National Championships
CS US International FS Classic 2016
FS: no video found​

2015/2016
SP: "If I can't have you" by Etta James; choreographed by Julie Marcotte
FS: Selections from the Romeo & Juliet soundtrack; choreographed by Julie Marcotte
Ex: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" performed by Joshua Ledet

2016 World Championships
2016 Canada Nationals
2015 Rostelecom Cup
2015 Skate Canada
2015 US International Classic
2014/2015
SP: "Cell Block Tango" (from "Chicago") by John Kander, choreo. by Mark Pillay
FS: "Chess" soundtrack by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Ex: "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" performed by Joshua Ledet

2015 Four Continents Championships
2015 Canadian Nationals
2014-15 Canadian Challenge Skate
2014 GP TEB
2014 GP Skate Canada International
Competitive History

2019–20 season
DateEventSPFSTotal
4-9 February 20202020 Four Continents1 (76.36)4 (125.44)3 (201.80)
13-29 January 20202020 Canadian Nationals1 (73.73)1 (141.94)1 (215.67)
4–8 December 20192019–20 Grand Prix Final6 (67.08)4 (130.91)5 (197.99)
22–24 November 20192019 NHK Trophy2 (71.21)2 (137.28)2 (208.49)
25–27 October 20192019 Skate Canada International2 (75.50)2 (132.99)2 (208.49)
25–28 September 20192019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy1 (71.76)1 (138.59)1 (210.35)
15-18 August 20192019 North York.Summerskate1 (70.34)WD
2018–19 season
11–14 April 20192019 World Team Trophy4 (68.383 (131.84)5 Team
4 (200.22)
18–24 March 20192019 World Championships5 (73.08)8 (126.94)7 (200.02)
7–10 February 20192019 Four Continents Championships1 (74.66)2 (136.39)2 (211.05)
13–20 January 20192019 Canadian Championships1 (71.47)1 (131.28)1 (202.75)
9–11 November 20182018 NHK Trophy3 (67.70)4 (121.96)4 (189.66)
26–28 October 20182018 Skate Canada International3 (71.26)3 (129.67)3 (200.93)
4–7 October 20182018 CS Finlandia Trophy3 (66.52)1 (127.41)2 (193.93)
20–22 September 20182018 CS Autumn Classic International2 (64.73)2 (111.59)2 (176.32)
09-12 August 2018Championnats québécois d'été 20181 (65.57)WD
2017–18 season
19–25 March 20182018 World Championships10 (70.49)4 (133.84)6 (204.33)
14–25 February 20182018 Winter Olympics13 (65.68)9 (132.43)11 (198.11)
8–14 January 20182018 Canadian Championships3 (68.28)3 (141.57)3 (209.85)
24–26 November 20172017 Skate America7 (59.97)4 (127.84)6 (187.81)
3–5 November 20172017 Cup of China4 (62.52)3 (132.00)3 (194.52)
13–17 September 20172017 CS U.S. International Classic1 (65.76)2 (123.00)1 (188.76)
10-13 August 2017Championnats québécois d'été 20173 (64.92)1 (127.72)1 (192.64)
2016–17 season
20–23 April 20172017 World Team Trophy3 (69.56)4 (130.09)4 Team
4 (199.65)
15–19 February 20172017 Four Continents Championships5 (70.89)7 (121.46)7 (192.35)
16–22 January 20172017 Canadian Championships3 (70.69)3 (128.05)3 (198.74)
04-07 August 2016Championnats québécois d'été 20162 (65.50)WD
2015–16 season
28 March – 3 April 20162016 World Championships10 (66.06)8 (124.84)8 (190.90)
18–24 January 20162016 Canadian Championships4 (59.67)4 (123.91)4 (183.58)
20–22 November 20152015 Rostelecom Cup7 (51.97)7 (106.78)7 (158.75)
30 October – 1 November 20152015 Skate Canada International3 (63.17)3 (111.68)3 (174.85)
16–20 September 20152015 CS U.S. International Classic2 (57.22)3 (102.86)3 (160.08)
2014–15 season
9–15 February 20152015 Four Continents Championships7 (59.30)9 (101.40)9 (160.70)
19–25 January 20152015 Canadian Championships4 (61.08)4 (119.40)4 (180.48)
03-07 December 20142015 Skate Canada Challenge2 (62.96 )2 (113.80)2 (176.76)
21–23 November 20142014 Trophée Éric Bompard7 (51.07)6 (108.06)7 (159.13)
31 October – 2 November 20142014 Skate Canada International6 (53.79)6 (105.03)6 (158.82)


With Previous Partners

Kirsten & Dylan Moscovitch
Their international debut at 2009 Skate CanadaKirsten & Dylan Skate America 2013 (their personal best scores occurred here)
Michael Marinaro and Margaret Purdy
August 2009 summer competitionMichael and Margaret Purdy won the silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships

Other Articles, Videos, and Fluffs

 
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Just noticed that Michael has a public Instagram account:
https://instagram.com/marinaro_sauce1/


SLC Classic 2015 results:
2nd in SP: 57.22 = 32.14 + 25.08
3rd in FS: 102.86 = 54.30 + 48.56
3rd in Total Score: 160.08
http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2015/18396/results.html

#USIntlClassic Pairs Short Program Reaction | Kirsten Moore-Towers & Michael Marinaro (1:16)
(The video includes comments looking ahead to their FS as well.)
https://youtu.be/WqDUnv-2DWM

#USIntlClassic Pairs Free Skate Reaction | Kristen Moore Towers & Michael Marinaro (1:37)
https://youtu.be/CElZZjilp3I
 
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dorispulaski

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Kirsten and Michael are going to Worlds! I have updated their OP.
 

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I have updated Kirsten & Michael's OP for the season. Please tell me whether there are any important videos or interviews I have missed or any mistakes or dead links?

Thanks, guys!
 

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Kirsten and Michael came through exactly when they needed to (particularly since, given that Julianne and Charlie normally place ahead of them, it was probably KMT/Marinaro's place at the next World Championships that was on the line).
 

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I've just updated their OP. I hope you'll enjoy finding their program info, videos, results and other stuff in one place.
 

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A recent interview with Kirsten and Michael.

They took silver at Finlandia, as at the Autumn Classic, but that must have felt like a very different silver medal, given how much better the free program went compared to last time.
 

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They appear in three SCI fluffs that I didn't get the chance to share until now.

Favourite Emoji Fluff (720p): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6x2jlp

SCI Video Essay (720p): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6x2mhx

Denis Ten Tribute (720p): https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6wy271



Although the following segment was filmed by TSN, it was NOT broadcast during SCI, so it's essentially "bonus material." It was made available only in 540p.

My Inspiration Fluff: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x70w4gq
 
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