Meagan Duhamel started figure skating when she was only 3 years old at the Walden Arena and during the next 29 years she has seen a lot of ice time.  At 14 she left home to go to Barrie and trains at the famoed Mariposa School of Skating.  Her career started out as a singles and pairs skater before she teamed up with Ryan Arnold in 2004.  A year later at the Nationals, they were the first skaters to ever land a side-by-side triple Lutz.  Later at the World Junior figure skating championship they were also the first team to land a throw triple Lutz in an international competition.

Meagan moved to Montreal to skate with Craig Buntin in 2007 and finally teamed up with Eric Radford four years later and the new duo finished 2nd at the Canadian Nationals and Four Continents competiton. The Duhamel-Redford pair racked up a ton of medals over the next 7 years culminating in an Olympic Gold in the Team Figure skating event at their second Winter Olympics in South Korea.  They also finished third in the pairs competition then shortly after the Games announced their retirement from competitive skating.

Duhamel will be back in Sudbury in October as part of the THANK YOU CANADA TOUR that will have some of the Country’s best skaters all in one show including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Elvis Stojko and many more.  Tickets are available HERE.

Meagan joined KiSS Mornings with Shannon and Gary recently to talk about her incredible career and future plans.



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