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Isabelle Brasseur

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Country represented  Canada
Former partner  Lloyd Eisler
Name  Isabelle Brasseur
Spouse  Rocky Marval (m. 1996)
Role  Olympic athlete
Retired  1994
Height  1.52 m

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Alternative names  Isabelle Brasseur-Marval
Born  July 28, 1970 (age 52) (1970-07-28) Kingsbury, Quebec
Home town  Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Former coach  Josee PicardEric Gilles
Olympic medals  Figure skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Pairs
Similar People  Lloyd Eisler, Rocky Marval, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Artur Dmitriev, Sergei Grinkov

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Isabelle Brasseur, MSM (born July 28, 1970) is a Canadian former competitive pair skater. With partner Lloyd Eisler, she won two Olympic medals and the 1993 World Championships.


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Personal life

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Brasseur was born on July 28, 1970 in Kingsbury, Quebec. She married American former pairs skater Rocky Marval (Marvaldi) on October 8, 1996. Their daughter, Gabriella Marvaldi, was born on November 1, 2000 in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. Brasseur has vasodepressor syncope, causing her heart to stop for 31 seconds shortly before the birth. Her daughter is also a pairs skater and won the 2012 U.S. juvenile pairs title with partner Kyle Hogeboom.


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Early in her career, Brasseur competed with Pascal Courchesne. They placed 5th at the 1985 Skate America.

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Brasseur teamed up with Lloyd Eisler in 1987. They won five Canadian pairs championships, the 1993 World Championships, and bronze medals at the 1992 Winter Olympics and the 1994 Winter Olympics. They retired in 1994.

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Brasseur/Eisler teamed up with Lou-Anne Brosseau (Hunt) in 1992 and formed a company known as B.B.E. Productions Inc. Together the group planned and organized professional figure skating events across Canada. Their main goal was to raise awareness and funds for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, who named the duo National Spokespersons in September 1992. B.B.E. Productions Inc. has won several awards, producing more than 25 shows and raising more than $250,000.00 in awareness and sponsorship for the charity. In the years of operation (1992–2003), B.B.E. also granted several wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

She co-wrote a book, Brasseur & Eisler: To Catch a Dream in 1996 and the follow-up book Brasseur & Eisler: The Professional Years.

In 1994, she and Lloyd Eisler were awarded the Meritorious Service Decoration (civil division). In 1996, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 2000, she was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame. The Colisée de St-Jean in her hometown of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec was renamed Colisée Isabelle-Brasseur in her honour.

In 2009, Brasseur competed with Glenn Anderson on Battle of the Blades, a CBC production. She was eliminated during the second round of the competition. In 2010, she competed on the second season of Battle of the Blades, with partner Todd Warriner. She made it into the final 3 and was eliminated in the semi finals.


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