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About Maddie

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Maddie first started on the ice at the age of three. When she was six, her parents took her to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver to see the best in the world. Dazzled by Canadian Joannie Rochette, she set upon her own skating journey.

By the age of sixteen, Maddie already had an impressive resume as a skater when she made her senior debut, winning the 2020 Skate Canada Challenge and placing third in nationals.

The following year, Maddie made her ISU debut at the World Championships as one of Canada’s two entries. She placed 13th in the competition, earning Team Canada a berth at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Maddie secured her spot on Canada's Olympic Team with a fantastic 2022 season that saw her win her first national championship. Maddie's Olympic debut came in the team event, where she skated a personal best 69.60 points in the women’s short program, placing third to earn Canada a spot in the medal round, where she skated another personal best 132.04 points.

 

Due to her impressive skates, Canada finished 4th in the team event, with 4x world champion figure skater Kurt Browning of the CBC dubbing her “the definite MVP of the team so far.” In the individual portion, she placed 20th and 18th in the short and free programs, respectively, earning a 19th place finish overall.

In 2023, Maddie became the first Canadian woman since Kaetlyn Osmond to win back-to-back national championships. She has now appeared at four consecutive world championships, earning her best placement in 2022, coming in 12th. She has multiple national and international medals.

Maddie is coached by Nancy Lemaire and Derek Schmidt of the Milton Skating Club and a

team of specialists in jumping, spinning and dance, including former world champion and

Olympic gold medallist Scott Moir.

Maddie is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Environment & Society at McMaster and

touring Canada with Stars on Ice, all while petting just about every dog she meets. She

enjoys New York Times games, playing the piano and hanging with her own pup, Sebastian.

When not competing or on tour, ​Maddie splits her time between Toronto, Hamilton and

Oakville.

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Maddie at home with Sebastian

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