Romain Ponsart | Golden Skate

Romain Ponsart

el henry

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French figure skater Romain Ponsart was born in Charleville-Mézières, France on 27 Apr 1992.

As of January 2016, he was training at 7k Skate Academy in Colorado, with Kori Ade, Rohene Ward and Vincent Restencourt. He is 23 and has been skating for France for over 7 years, as a senior and a junior. He trained briefly with Brian Joubert in 2015, but that partnership did not work and in late 2015 he went to 7k.

Later In 2016, Ponsart began training under his new coach, Rafael Arutyunyan, and as of season 2019-20, he is still training with Arutyunyan. He is the five time French National bronze medalist and the 2015 French silver medalist. He is the 2021 Tallink Hotels Cup and the 2021 Challenge Cup silver medalist.

He is perhaps best known outside France for being in a relationship with American figure skater Mariah Bell.

An interview (in French) on skating for France, what he likes best (the quad and the feeling of flying) and why he started training at 7k:
http://www.skate-info-glace.com/interview-romain-ponsart/


Biographical Information

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00009408.htm

Wikipedia:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romain_Ponsart

Rinkresults:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=2064

Tracings.net:
http://tracings.net/pons-roma.html

Archived icenetwork profile (June 2018):
https://web.archive.org/web/20180630081532/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/romain_ponsart

Social Media

Romain's Instagram Account:
https://www.instagram.com/romainponsart/?hl=en

Romain's Twitter Account:
https://twitter.com/ponsartromain
(Not as active as Instagram)

Programs and Videos

2020-21
2021 Tallink Hotels Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZN41aBFNKw
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nelqzHqaB8w

2021 French Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-htiFZoNMI
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4atCteGd-s

2019-20
SP: Marinera De Levante by Vicente Amigo; Amor Dulce Muerte by Vicente Amigo;
Poeta En El Mar by Vicente Amigo;Poeta En El Viento by Vicente Amigo; choreo by Fabian Bourzat
FS: The Greatest Showman soundtrack, "Never Enough" by Joseph Trapanese and John Debney performed by Boyce Avenue; "From Now On," performed by Hugh Jackman; choreo by Fabian Bourzat


2019-20 French Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=60JATVVZutA
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1pdROwq2rw0

2019 Masters de Patinage
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FWEf5ptTyMU

2018-19
SP: "In This Shirt (Royksopp Remix)" performed by The Irrepressibles; choreo by Guillaume Cizeron
FS: Carmen by Georges Bizet; choreo by Guillaume Cizeron


2018 European Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOLt9QP-X3g
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XF_Sk8qFdd8

2018 Skate America
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehr9pdi0_TE
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CPM-XVOMNvY

2017-18
SP1: "Imagine" by John Lennon, "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" by the Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles
SP2: Je suis malade by Serge Lama; choreo by Nikolai Morozov (SP)
SP3: "L'Hymne a l'amour" performed by Johnny Hallyday; choreo by Nikolai Morozov (SP)
FS: "Our Song" (from "Moulin Rouge soundtrack) by Elton John, Bernie Taupin performed by Ewan McGregor & Alessandro Safina; choreo by Benoit Richaud (FS)


2018 Coupe de Printemps
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYHDTun9Lk
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JJInMT3fpBs

2018 Europeans
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOLt9QP-X3g
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XF_Sk8qFdd8

2017 Internationaux de France
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyZMfEvCtE
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ZhysXV8g4

2016-17

2017 Winter Universiade
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JFhQRE02-Dc
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=39-y5hDjim0

2016 NRW Trophy
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dMScZQBoFxs
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5mkS6-TCNv4

2015-16
SP: "Je suis malade" by Serge Lama; choreo by Nikolai Morozov
FS: Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: Allegro moderato; choreo by Nikolai Morozov


2015-16 French Championships
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BvV2JoT6aTQ

2015 Masters de Orleans
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mz37aoP4vkQ

2014-15
SP: "Nessun dorma" (from Turandot) by Giacomo Puccini; performed by Luciano Pavarotti; choreo by Catherine Glaise
FS: "Inception" by Hans Zimmer; choreo by Catherine Glaise


2015 World Team Trophy
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9J4lAogWoI
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W9paT7OcQQo

2013-14
SP: Primavera Porteña by Astor Piazzolla



2013 Masters de Patinage
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cC6PO-2ZI2c

2012-13
SP: "Minnie the Moocher" by Cab Calloway; choreo by Catherine Glaise
FS: Music from the Black Swan soundtrack by Clint Mansell and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky; choreo by Catherine Glaise


2013 Bavarian Open
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dMScZQBoFxs

2012-13 French Nationals
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T2wrfjfASQw

2011-12
SP: Art on Ice by Edvin Marton; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
FS: Romeo and Juliet Sergei Prokofiev; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo


2011 Trophée Bompard
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OemlpfzC2rI
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=99kloe3vcBo

2011 Nebelhorn
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4qcVLE4jNA8
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J-oc4mrUvUw

2011 Masters de Orleans
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MULUXt3754A
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HFU-ncGE8E0

2010-11
SP: Leyenda performed by Vanessa Mae; choreo by Romain Haguenauer, Muriel Zazoui
FS: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini; choreo by Romain Haguenauer, Muriel Zazoui


2011 World Junior Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QV0Cu7YneGY

2011 French Junior Nationals
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPnwK5bngA

2010 JGP Courchevel
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=96IQAlDnx64
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=En5TD3Qzwu8

2009-10
SP: Malagueña performed by Brian Setzer
FS: Tosca

2009-10 French Nationals
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHt1IFfXNI
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_EP7yBW10GU

2008-09
SP: Toccata and Fugue by J. S. Bach performed by Vanessa Mae; choreo by Guillemette Ancelet
FS: The Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi; The Four Seasons performed by Vanessa Mae; choreo by Guillemette Ancelet


2008-09 French Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mio_wL3vE6Y
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pfuxb7VWsaM

2008 JGP Courchevel
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=96IQAlDnx64
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dM5jbqXxsAg

2007-08
SP: Toccata and Fugue by J. S. Bach performed by Vanessa Mae; choreo by Guillemette Ancelet
FS: Flamenco

2008 French Novice Championships
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aw6aSB3rT3s
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ulvvI-97Y08

2007 Masters de Patinage
SP: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uZAOqE3csAA
FS: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KCfq2xU6dxM


Competitive History

CompetitionSPLPFinal
2020-21
2021 Tallink Hotels Cup222 (217.26)
2021 Challenge Cup322 (244.75)
2019-20
2020 French Championships 333 (233.82)
2019 Internationaux de France689 (215.64)
2019 Masters de Patinage677 (174.92)
2018-19
2019 French Championships10WDWD
2018 Internationaux de France de Patinage466 (229.86)
2018 Skate America81110 (187.92)
2018 Masters de Patinage 334 (193.15)
2017-18
2018 World Championships161416 (229.20)
2018 Coupe de Printemps423 (224.54)
2018 European Championships201314 (200.72)
2018 French Championships 243 (212.08)
2017 Internationaux de France111111 (198.12)
2016-17
2017 Winter Universiade 151011 (207.17)
2017 French Championships 333 (223.95)
2016 NRW Trophy 723 (196.41)
2016 Cup of Nice 161214 (154.68)
2015-16
2016 Bavarian Open555 (189.77)
2016 French National Championships344 (184.10)
2015 Trophée Eric Bompard11WD11 (62.86)
2015 Masters de Patinage111 (204.48)
2015 World Team Trophy11126 (Team)
2014-15
2015 Winter Universiade999 (182.73)
2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Torun Cup221 (204.17)
2015 French National Championships222 (209.45)
2014 Coupe Internationale de Nice1289 (162.16)
2014 Masters de Patinage333 (169.65)
2013-14
2013 Masters de Patinage333 (163.06)
2012-13
2013 World Team Trophy12116 (Team)
2013 Bavarian Open544 (199.88)
2013 Volvo Open Cup834 (176.70)
2013 French National Championships333 (184.24)
2012 Masters de Patinage444 (170.76)
2011-12
2012 Triglav Trophy323 (179.60)
2011 Trophée Eric Bompard988 (160.45)
2011 Coupe Internationale de Nice575 (182.86)
2011 Masters de Patinage444 (185.95)
2011 Nebelhorn Trophy131614 (147.81)
2010-11
2011 Triglav Trophy645 (185.48)
2011 French Junior National Championships111 (187.15)
2011 World Junior Championships191517 (150.00)
2011 Junior Dragon Trophy111 (170.03)
2011 French National Championships555 (193.56)
2010 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP]1045 (164.74)
2010 Junior Masters de Patinage222 (161.36)
2010 JGP Courchevel755 (149.33)
2009-2010
2010 French National Championships577 (155.06)
2009 Croatia Cup [JGP]576 (152.89)
2009 Minsk Ice [JGP]1046 (152.10)
2009 Junior Masters de Patinage211 (147.93)
2008-09
2009 Junior Triglav Trophy222 (148.47)
2009 French National Championships566 (158.26)
2008 JGP Courchevel111312 (127.38)
2007-08
2008 French National Championships81210 (140.87)
2007 Sofia Cup [JGP]11910 (140.90)
2007 Junior Masters de Patinage333 (135.00)
2007 JGP Lake Placid889 (128.49)
2006-07
2007 Junior Triglav Trophy433 (122.68)
2006 Junior Coupe Internationale de Nice1079 (108.36)
2006 Junior Masters de Patinage937 (130.99)
2006 Harghita Cup [JGP]161516 (114.40)
2005-06
2006 Novice Triglav Trophy133 (109.48)



Galas

2018 Internationnaux de France Exhibition
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mBSNOlCGTiE

2017 Gala Stars de la Glace
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ryhZQkrVZFY

2015 Mentor Torun Gala
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XxRulUICYWk

2014 Courchevel Gala
First EX: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bIOEEiVy3mc
Second EX: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-bp3R2CwzrA

2013 Courchevel Gala
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPvZMRhEOOU

2013 July Gala
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MHSCS54u6Zo

2013 June Gala
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zT4dQkCpsuc

2010 Courchevel Gala
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sc04eiOd5PM

2009 August Gala
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fIdt46BiIP0


From the 2016 OP by el henry

I am not going to try to post all his videos here, but here are three comps:

1. At World Team Trophy 2015:

His SP (one of the legions of Nessun Dorma)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y68-5qgftmg

His FP (Inception Soundtack by Hans Zimmer):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_7ULAySrXg

2. His SP at Trophee Eric Bompard 2015 (Je suis malade by Serge Lama)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2PQneWj70V0

3. At the 2015 Championnats de France (French National)

SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_JGuqIbnD4

LP: (Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvV2JoT6aTQ
 
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el henry

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On a totally shallow note: Having watched skating for over 40 years now, I am beyond deciding whether 20 year olds are good looking. It usually does not enter my consciousness.

But even I need to admit Romain Ponsart is one attractive guy; I haven't seen a skater this good looking since competitive Christopher Bowman :love:
 

el henry

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And one last point, I frankly skimmed Romain's interview and did not see (thanks to Mia in the French skaters' thread) : he is planning on changing his LP for the Bavarian Open. More Rohene choreography, perhaps?
 

Plumededragon

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I didn't know... He complained about his training in Poitiers, missing his family, etc... and what does he do next? Go to 7k in Colorado.
Does that mean that he finally realized how childish and naive he had been when he quit Joubert and great training conditions? And finally realized he had to change if he wanted a chance to get to the international levels? I hope so, because otherwise, he should just quit.
Sorry, I know this is a fan thread, but this guy really pissed me off months ago after TEB. I now hope he has really changed and that 7k made things straight in his head again.
 

Mia29

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I didn't know... He complained about his training in Poitiers, missing his family, etc... and what does he do next? Go to 7k in Colorado.

He explained that it was a lie...Why he lied? I would like to know.

A thing that intrigued me: After the meeting between them, Joubert said the federation will not allow Ponsart to return in Paris because he refused to return with Joubert and should propose him to skate in pairs. Except that Ponsart says in his last interview that it has never been question about pairs and explained that the federation had no free places in Paris before January... :scratch2: Knowing that in the first article about the duo, it was written that the federation wasn't happy with this collaboration, could the federation have played an important role in their separation? I don’t forget that Joubert has spoken about Ponsart’s words on Poitiers which were denied by Ponsart. It was during the TEB... We can suppose the intervention of a third party who lied ?!? Otherwise, it is incomprehensible that Joubert was anger...
 

Pika

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He explained that it was a lie...Why he lied? I would like to know.

A thing that intrigued me: After the meeting between them, Joubert said the federation will not allow Ponsart to return in Paris because he refused to return with Joubert and should propose him to skate in pairs. Except that Ponsart says in his last interview that it has never been question about pairs and explained that the federation had no free places in Paris before January... :scratch2: Knowing that in the first article about the duo, it was written that the federation wasn't happy with this collaboration, could the federation have played an important role in their separation? I don’t forget that Joubert has spoken about Ponsart’s words on Poitiers which were denied by Ponsart. It was during the TEB... We can suppose the intervention of a third party who lied ?!? Otherwise, it is incomprehensible that Joubert was anger...

It would not surprise me. Ponsart left Bercy, against Gailhaguet will, who's trying to create a super pole in Paris. It would not be the first time FFSG scheme like that and destroy a carrier. And in the same logic, it could be a kind of action against Joubert, to prevent him from building a good school outside Bercy. Of course just speculation, but not so hard to picture in fact.
 
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LRK

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It would not surprise me. Ponsart left Bercy, against Gailhaguet will, who's trying to create a super pole in Paris. It would not be the first time FFSG scheme like that and destroy a carrier. And in the same logic, it could be a kind of action against Joubert, to prevent him from building a good school outside Bercy. Of course just speculation, but not so hard to picture in fact.

With DG, sadly, any underhand skulduggery is not difficult of belief at all... What fun when he becomes ISU president...
 

Tutto

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On a totally shallow note: Having watched skating for over 40 years now, I am beyond deciding whether 20 year olds are good looking. It usually does not enter my consciousness.

But even I need to admit Romain Ponsart is one attractive guy; I haven't seen a skater this good looking since competitive Christopher Bowman :love:

Was going to post same 'shallow' observation when noticed your post - glad I am not alone! Using a modern slang he is sooo hot and fit (obviously) :)
On more serious note I loved his sp at TEB - the balletic quality of his movement is exquisite. He would make such a gorgeous ice dancer. But his jumps are good too when he lands them. I liked his interpretation of Je suis malade - a lot of emotion within but not OTT drama.
Was shocked by total lack of support at the K&C by Joubert for God sake the guy made 2 mistakes so what it was a very worthy debut!
Disappointed not to see him at Euros
 

el henry

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Also posted in the 7k thread, Romain Ponsart, the new face of Kori Ade's team;)

With Jordan and Jason out Romain is taking over Coach Vincent's instagram as the new face of Team 7k:

Romain's jump (quad? I hate counting revolutions) with Kori photobombing and Rohene profiling

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAVwVQxifx4/

From Facebook, Team 7k sweatshirts, modeled by Romain. Even in a cap Romain still looks good:

https://www.facebook.com/15434607592...type=3&theater
 

el henry

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Wow; thx for the instagrams. Does this mean they are like a real couple, or is this just Romain being gallant and Gallic?

(And wow, I don't blame Mariah, but that didn't take long. Then again, if I were Mariah's age around someone who looked like Romain ....:love: chouette!
 

Mia29

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He wasn't with Lola Esbrat (or another girl ?) before ? Perhaps I make an error but I thought have seen a photo of them when he was in Poitiers. They were next a swimming pool in a park. Now the photo is deleted :confused:
 
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el henry

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Romain came in 5th at the Bavarian Open with 189.77.

Reports from intrepid German reporter Alex D in the Bavarian Open thread:

http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?58435-2016-Bavarian-Open-Feb-17-21/page7

Alex reported about Romain's FS:

"As for Romain Ponsart, he really did it again, a performance that just takes your breath away, I find that guy super awesome on blades, what he does, is really art - the way he glides over the ice, uses his arms and the knee work, expression - it just stands out. He doesn't do a lot of "noise" you know, he just skates with full heart and soul, a white - black outfit, nothing flashy or glitter, really cool package that guy! It´s amazing that he still manages to put in something like a quad toe or triple Axel - triple toe in these programs, it just looks so effortless what he does and yet, has such a high skill level."
 

Plumededragon

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I'm not sure if it's the right place for this (sorry if it's not), but a Go Fund Me has been raised for Romain, in the beginning of March, as he's lacking money for training: https://dm2.gofund.me/a7rsdqw4
I don't have much love for the guy, but a skater in need who works hard to get better deserves some support, especially since we all know how expensive this sport is.
 

el henry

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TSL reporting that Romain has moved, with Mariah, to Rafael

https://twitter.com/SkatingLesson/status/768101353986134016

Since Romain came over at Coach Vincent's urging, and Vincent is now with Tammy, it does not surprise me that he would want to move, but Mariah? I don't know enough about her, and her fans can speak to it, but it seems like a lot of moving.

I am not a huge Rafael fan, but I hope it works out for Romain:hap10: (as it did for Adam and Ashley!)
 
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