Ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker wrapped up last season riding a wave of momentum, securing the pewter medal at the U.S. Championships, winning the Four Continents title and finishing 10th at their first World Championships. Partners since 2012, Hawayek and Baker feel they are now primed to take that next step and have moved to Montreal to train under PSA Coach of the Year Patrice Lauzon and his team at Gadbois Centre. They are sharing the ice with the three-time and reigning World champions from France, as well as country mates and World silver medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue. Another top U.S. team, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, has also recently moved to Montreal to train with Lauzon’s team.
“Training in Montreal has been amazing thus far,” Hawayek said. “We are so excited with the development we already feel happening. The camp has such an incredibly positive energy, which is easy to feed off of. It has been easy to adjust and feel at home in a new environment.
“The biggest change we’ve had to get use to is the coaching. The style is new and unique for us and we’re excited to how it is currently pushing us.”
Hawayek and Baker received NHK Trophy in Japan and the Internationaux de France in Grenoble for their two Grand Prix assignments……. read more here