Athlete Profile - Zachary DONOHUE

Birth Date:  08 Jan 1991
Age:  27
Gender:   Men

Zachary DONOHUE - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Fri, 9 Feb 10:00
Team Event Men Single Skating Short Program
Fri, 9 Feb 11:45
Team Event Pair Skating Short Program
Sun, 11 Feb 10:00
Team Event Ice Dance Short Dance
Sun, 11 Feb 11:45
Team Event Ladies Single Skating Short Program
Sun, 11 Feb 13:40
Team Event Pair Skating Free Skating
Mon, 12 Feb 10:00
Team Event Men Single Skating Free Skating
Mon, 12 Feb 11:10
Team Event Ladies Single Skating Free Skating
Mon, 12 Feb 12:20
Team Event Ice Dance Free Dance
Mon, 19 Feb 10:00
Ice Dance Short Dance
Tue, 20 Feb 10:00
Ice Dance Free Dance

Biographical Information

Highlights World Championships
6Ice Dance2016Boston, MA, USA
9Ice Dance2017Helsinki, FIN
10Ice Dance2015Shanghai, CHN
10Ice Dance2012Nice, FRA

Four Continents Championships
1Ice Dance2014Taipei, TPE
4Ice Dance2017Gangneung, KOR
4Ice Dance2016Taipei, TPE

Grand Prix Final
4Ice Dance2017/2018Nagoya, JPN
5Ice Dance2016/2017Marseille, FRA
6Ice Dance2015/2016Barcelona, ESP

Grand Prix overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearIce Dance
2017/20181 x 2nd
2016/20172 x 2nd
2015/20161 x 1st
2014/20152 x 3rd

Grand Prix - Ten best performances since 2014/2015
12015/2016Ice DanceInternationaux de FranceBordeaux, FRA
22017/2018Ice DanceNHK TrophyOsaka, JPN
22016/2017Ice DanceInternationaux de FranceParis, FRA
22016/2017Ice DanceSkate AmericaChicago, IL, USA
32017/2018Ice DanceSkate CanadaRegina, SK, CAN
32015/2016Ice DanceNHK TrophyNagano, JPN
32014/2015Ice DanceInternationaux de FranceBordeaux, FRA
32014/2015Ice DanceSkate CanadaKelowna, BC, CAN
Nickname Zach D (Facebook profile, 11 Dec 2017)
Hobbies Playing guitar, singing, dancing, football, spending time with friends, fitness, camping, cars, video games. (Facebook team page, 18 Jan 2018;, 15 Jan 2018;, 17 Oct 2017)
Occupation Athlete
Family Partner Olivia Smart
Languages spoken English
Club name Lansing Skating Club [East Lansing, MI, USA]
Coach Marie-France Dubreuil, CAN, from 2015; Patrice Lauzon, CAN, from 2015; Romain Haguenauer, FRA; Pascal Denis (Facebook team page, 18 Jan 2018;, 15 Jan 2018)
Sporting/Famous relatives His partner Olivia Smart has represented Great Britain and Spain in figure skating, and competed at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (, 03 Jan 2018)
Choreographer Marie-France Dubreuil, CAN; Patrice Lauzon, CAN; Ginette Cournoyer (, 17 Jan 2018)
Start He began figure skating at age 12. (Facebook team page, 18 Jan 2018)
Ambition To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He aspires to become a figure skating choreographer and own an elite skating school once he has retired from competition. (, 07 Jan 2018;, 07 Jan 2018)
Training He trains 25 hours per week in Montreal, QC, Canada, during both the low and high seasons. (, 17 Jan 2018)
Hero Canadian figure skater Scott Moir. (, 15 Jan 2018)
Additional information Music
Short dance as of 2017/18 season
Samba: Le Serpent by Guem et Zaka
Rhumba: Cuando Calienta El Sol by Talya Ferro
Samba: Sambando by Los Ritmos Calientas

Free dance as of 2017/18 season
Across the Sky - Instrumental by Rag'n'Bone Man
Caught Out in the Rain by Beth Hart (, 17 Jan 2018)

He has been partnered with Madison Hubbell since May 2011. The pair dated for over two years but decided after failing to qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi to end their romantic relationship but keep their professional relationship. "To work harder and do all of these things right, we just realised that to date and be with each other 24-7 with our particular personalities was just explosive. We weren't able to keep our focus where it needed to be. We had to ask ourselves what was more important, our on-ice partnership or our off-ice relationship? And we both very clearly said the on-ice partnership is No.1," Hubbell said. (Facebook team page, 18 Jan 2018;, 08 Nov 2017)

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