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Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds Canadian figure skater

Canadian figure skater
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Canadian figure skater
Is Figure skater
From Canada
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 23 July 1990, North Vancouver, Canada
Age: 29 years
Star sign LeoLeo
Residence Coquitlam, Canada
Stats
Height: 177 cm
Education
University of British Columbia 2015-2019
The details
Biography

Kevin Reynolds (born July 23, 1990) is a retired Canadian figure skater. He is the 2013 Four Continents champion, 2010 Four Continents bronze medallist, 2014 Winter Olympics team silver medallist and a six-time Canadian national medallist (2012–14, 2017 silver; 2010, 2016 bronze). His highest place at a World Championship is fifth, achieved at 2013 World Championships. On the junior level, he is the 2006 JGP Final bronze medallist.

Reynolds is the first skater to have landed two quadruple jumps in a short program. He is the first to have landed five quadruple jumps in one competition — at the 2013 Four Continents, he landed two quads in the short program and three in the free skate.

Kevin Reynolds amassed a large Japanese following over his career. This was due to his slender figure and styled hair resembling a Japanese animé character. When asked in an interview at World Team Trophy, he stated that his favourite Pokémon is Farfetch'd.

Personal life

Reynolds was born July 23, 1990, in North Vancouver, British Columbia to Daniel and Cindy Reynolds. His mother, Cindy Reynolds, is a cytotechnologist. He has a younger brother. Reynolds raised in Coquitlam. Kevin has Scottish, Ukrainian and a bit of Irish heritage. In addition to figure skating, Kevin trained hockey in his young years.

Reynolds was home schooled to accommodate his training schedule. He graduated from the University of British Columbia, in international relations, with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture in May of 2019. He speaks three language: English, Japanese and French. In December 2016 he passed the N2 level of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), which is the one before last most difficult level of JLPT and is organized by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES).


Career

Early years

Joanne McLeod and Kevin Reynolds at the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard

Reynolds began skating at age five and began training with coach Joanne McLeod when he was nine. He won the Canadian Nationals at the Juvenile level in 2001 and the novice level in 2003 at age 12. The next year, he was fourth at the junior level, giving him a spot on the junior national team. This earned him a spot to the Junior Grand Prix (JGP), where he placed 5th at his first event. At Nationals, he moved up to second place at the junior level.

2005–06 season

Reynolds placed 9th in his senior national debut, at the 2006 Canadian Championships. At the 2006 World Junior Championships, he finished 7th after landing a 4S in the free skate.

Reynolds in 2005

2006–07 season

In the 2006–07 season, Reynolds won a JGP event in Mexico and placed second in Taiwan. At the JGP Final, despite suffering from food poisoning, he won the bronze medal after landing his first 4T in competition.

2007–08 season

At the 2008 Canadian Championships, Reynolds landed a quad-triple-triple combination in his free program, the first Canadian to accomplish this. He is the second skater of three in the world, under the ISU Judging System, to land the combination in international competition, after Evgeni Plushenko and before Kevin van der Perren.

2008–09 season

In 2008–09, Reynolds finished fourth in both Grand Prix appearances and at the national championships. He was assigned at the last moment to compete at the Junior World Championships, where he came in 9th.

2009–10 season

Kevin Reynolds under 2009 Cup of China

Although Reynolds was not selected for the Canadian Olympic team, Skate Canada assigned him to the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the World Championships. At Four Continents, Reynolds led after the short program, and although he faltered in the free skate, the combined score was enough to earn him the bronze medal. At his first World Championships, Reynolds popped a jump in the short program, but earned the second highest technical score in the free skate portion of the event, finishing in 11th place overall.

2010–11 season

At the 2010 Skate Canada International, Reynolds became the first skater to ever land two quadruple jumps in a short program. Taking advantage of an off-season rule change allowing skaters to do both a solo quadruple jump and one in combination, Reynolds opened his program with a 4S-3T combo and later landed a solo 4T. The two elements netted him 26.32 points of his 80.09 total.

Reynolds was fourth at the Canadian Championships and was named to the Canadian team for Four Continents and as an alternate for the World Championships. He finished 11th at the 2011 Four Continents in February. In the short program he aggravated a hip injury from December and took time off following the competition, but began training again when he was added to the Canadian team for the 2011 World Championships, replacing Shawn Sawyer who had dropped out. He finished 20th at the event.

2011–12 season

Reynolds at the 2011 Cup of China

In 2011–12, Reynolds was selected to compete at two Grand Prix events. He was seventh in his first event, the 2011 Cup of China, and withdrew from his second event, the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard. He took the silver medal at the 2012 Canadian Championships and was selected to represent Canada at the 2012 Four Continents and 2012 Worlds. He finished eighth at Four Continents and 12th at Worlds.

Reynolds at the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard

2012–13 season

During the 2012–13 season, Reynolds finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at his two Grand Prix events, the 2012 Cup of China and the 2012 NHK Trophy. He took the silver medal at the Canadian Championships for the second time. Reynolds was selected to represent Canada at the 2013 Four Continents and 2013 Worlds. He won gold at the Four Continents Championships. Following the event, a cyst ruptured in the back of his left knee. He finished 5th at the World Championships in London, Ontario, Canada.

2013–14 season

In the 2013–14 season, Reynolds withdrew from his two Grand Prix events due to skate boot problems. He took the silver medal at the 2014 Canadian Championships and was selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. At the Olympics, he helped Team Canada win the silver medal in the team event and finished 15th in the men's singles event. He finished the season with an 11th-place finish at the 2014 World Championships.

2014–15 season

In the 2014–15 season, Reynolds again withdrew from his two Grand Prix assignments due to injury and skate boot issues. He withdrew from the 2015 Canadian Championships after finishing 12th in the short program.

2016–17 season

Kevin returned to prominence in the 2016–17 season. It began with a silver medal at the Nepela Memorial and then he won bronze at the Skate Canada International: his first-ever Skate Canada medal. He met disappointment with a 12th-place finish at the Four Continents. Despite falling in the Short Program, he finished 2nd at the 2017 Canadian Championships allowing him to compete at the World Championships for the first time in three years where he finished 9th with a personal best in the free skate.

2017–18 season

In 2017–18, Reynolds was selected to compete at two Grand Prix events. He met disappointment with an 11th-place finish at the Finlandia Trophy. Reynolds was eighth in the 2017 Cup of China (moved up from 10th after the short program to eighth overall).

2018–19 season

On December 19, 2018, Reynolds announced his retirement from competitive skating. In a statement, Reynolds said, “Despite an encouraging start to the season with a new personal best short program, I was unable maintain this form and my body has started to tell me it has had enough. It was a tough decision but given the circumstances I know it is the right choice.”

Elements

His favorite quad is the salchow, which he first landed at 15, and he has also practiced a quad loop.

Equipment and service

Kevin Reynolds uses Risport boots (since 2011) and MK blades. Since 2006 he is serviced by Cyclone Taylor Figure Skating Technical Specialists.

Records and achievements

  • Reynolds was the youngest male skater (17 years old) and first Canadian skater to land a quad-triple-triple combination (quad toe-triple toe-triple loop — 4T+3T+3Lo) at the 2008 Canadian Figure Skating Championships. He was the second to do so (after Evgeni Plushenko).
  • He was the first skater to successfully land two quadruple jumps (quad salchow-triple toe loop — 4S+3T and quad toe-loop — 4T) in a short program at the 2010 Skate Canada International.
  • He was the first skater to attempt a quad loop (4Lo) at 2011 Cup of China (unfortunately the jump was downgraded, then he fell) and 2012 World Team Trophy (the jump was underrotated, then he fell).
  • He was the first skater to successfully land five quads in one competition (at the 2013 Four Continents; two quads in the short program — 4S+3T, 4T and three in the free skate — 4S, 4T+3T and 4T).
  • He was the first Canadian skater to land six quads in one competition (in the 2017 World Championships; in the short program — 4S+3T and 4T; in the free skate — 4S+2T, 4T+3T, 4S and 4T).
  • He was the first skater to attempt a quad salchow-triple toe loop-triple loop (4S+3T+3Lo) combination in his free skater at 2018 Four Continents Championships. Unfortunately a quad salchow was underrotated.

(Usually, ISU does not homologate national records.)

Programs

Reynolds at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships
Kevin Reynolds at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships
Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–19

  • Illusionary World
    by Nobuo Uematsu and Máire Breatnach
    (from video game Final Fantasy IV)
    choreo. by Lance Vipond

  • Selections from Ni no Kuni
    by Joe Hisaishi
    (from video game Ni no Kuni)
2017–18

  • The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace
    by Karl Jenkins
    choreo. by Mark Pillay
  • Get Dancin'
    by Disco-Tex And The Sex-O-Lettes
    choreo. by Misha Ge
2016–17
  • Puutarhautuminen
    by Hohka
  • Kesäillan Tvist
    by Troka
  • Muuttosarja
    by Hohka
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
  • Grand Piano
    by Victor Reyes
    choreo. by Mark Pillay

2015–16
  • Grand Piano
    by Victor Reyes
    choreo. by Mark Pillay
2014–15
2013–14

  • But Not for Me [Festival Jazz version]
    (from Anime Kids on the Slope)
    by Chet Baker
    choreo. by Kevin Reynolds

2012–13
2011–12
2010–11
2009–10
  • Immigrant Song
  • Whole Lotta Love
  • Stairway to Heaven
    by Led Zeppelin
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
2008–09
  • A Foggy Day (In London Town)
    by Michael Bublé
2007–08
  • Big Noise from Winnetka
    by Kyle Eastwood

  • Canaro en Paris
    by Scarpino Caldasella
  • Corteo
    from Cirque du Soleil
    by Philippe Leduc
  • 9 de Julio
    by Cardenas Bayardo
    choreo. by Joanne McLeod
2006–07
  • Let's Dance
    by Stone and Bonin
  • Harlem Nodvie
    by E. Hagin
  • We'll Get It
    by SY Oliver
    choreo. by Joanne McLeod
  • Duel
    by Bond
2005–06
  • Varekai
    by Violaine Corradi
  • Ombra
    by Violaine Corradi
  • Snake Food
    by Safri Duo
    choreo. by Joanne McLeod

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

2009–10 to present

International
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 15th
Worlds 11th 20th 12th 5th 11th 9th
Four Continents 3rd 11th 8th 1st 11th 12th 7th
GP Bompard 4th WD
GP Cup of China 8th 7th 5th WD 8th
GP NHK Trophy 6th WD 11th
GP Rostelecom WD
GP Skate America 6th 9th 11th
GP Skate Canada 4th WD 3rd
CS Autumn Classic 6th 8th
CS Ondrej Nepela 2nd
CS Finlandia 11th
Gardena Trophy 2nd
Nepela Trophy 4th
Sportland Trophy 1st
National
Canadian Champ. 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd WD 3rd 2nd 5th
SC Challenge 2nd WD
BC SummerSkate 1st WD 1st WD 1st
Team events
Olympics 2nd
World TeamTrophy 3rd T
8th P
2nd T
3rd P
4th T
10th P

2002–03 to 2008–09

Reynolds at the 2008 NHK Trophy
Kevin Reynolds at the 2009 Canadian Figure Skating Championships
International
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
GP NHK Trophy 4th
GP Rostelecom 8th
GP Skate America 9th 4th
International: Junior or novice
Junior Worlds 7th 5th 6th 9th
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Andorra 4th
JGP Croatia 8th
JGP Mexico 1st
JGP Taiwan 2nd
JGP USA 5th
Triglav Trophy 1st N
NACS Waterloo 3rd J
NACS Edmonton 1st N
National
Canadian Champ. 1st N 4th J 2nd J 9th 11th 6th 4th
West. Challenge 1st N 2nd J 1st J
BC/YT Sectionals 1st N 2nd J 2nd J

Detailed results

Small medals for short and free programs are awarded only at ISU Championships. ISU personal bests are highlighted in bold.

2009–10 to present

2018–19 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
November 28 – December 2, 2018 2019 Skate Canada Challenge WD WD WD
November 9–11, 2018 2018 NHK Trophy 12
61.14
10
121.53
11
182.67
October 19–21, 2018 2018 Skate America 12
61.62
10
124.01
11
185.63
September 20–22, 2018 2018 CS Autumn Classic 6
68.37
7
130.46
8
198.83
August 16–19, 2018 2018 Super Series SummerSkate 1
91.64
1
129.22
1
220.86
2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
January 22–27, 2018 2018 Four Continents Championships 13
74.65
6
166.85
7
241.50
January 8–14, 2018 2018 Canadian Championships 2
86.20
6
163.10
5
249.30
November 24–26, 2017 2017 Skate America 10
69.10
9
134.95
9
204.05
November 3–5, 2017 2017 Cup of China 10
64.40
7
162.10
8
226.50
October 6–8, 2017 2017 CS Finlandia Trophy 10
60.03
11
126.33
11
186.36
August 17–20, 2017 2017 Super Series SummerSkate 1
66.95
WD WD
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
April 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 12
61.88
9
150.41
4 / 9
212.29
March 29 – April 2, 2017 2017 World Championships 12
84.44
8
169.40
9
253.84
February 15–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 12
76.36
12
145.95
12
222.31
January 16–22, 2017 2017 Canadian Championships 2
81.76
2
174.01
2
255.77
October 28–30, 2016 2016 Skate Canada International 3
80.57
3
164.49
3
245.06
September 30 – October 2, 2016 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 2
75.35
3
152.45
2
227.80
August 18–21, 2016 2016 Super Series SummerSkate 2
78.01
1
163.21
1
241.22
2015–16 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
April 15–17, 2016 2016 Gardena Spring Trophy 1
77.26
3
122.25
2
199.51
March 2–6, 2016 2016 Sportland Trophy 1
67.84
1
148.20
1
216.04
February 16–21, 2016 2016 Four Continents Championships 20
55.14
8
143.73
11
198.87
January 18–24, 2016 2016 Canadian Championships 3
77.65
2
158.53
3
236.18
December 2–6, 2015 Skate Canada Challenge 2
77.73
3
129.36
2
207.09
2014–15 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
January 19–25, 2015 2015 Canadian Championships 12
55.37
WD
WD
November 28–30, 2014 2014 NHK Trophy WD
WD
WD
October 31 – November 2, 2014 2014 Skate Canada International WD
WD
WD
October 15–16, 2014 2014 CS Skate Canada Autumn Classic 7
64.56
5
132.04
6
196.60
2013–14 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
March 24–30, 2014 2014 World Championships 15
68.52
10
146.99
11
215.51
February 13–14, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 17
68.76
10
153.47
15
222.23
February 6–9, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics - 2
167.92
2
January 9–15, 2014 2014 Canadian Championships 3
78.29
2
164.16
2
242.45
November 22–24, 2013 2013 Rostelecom Cup WD WD WD
November 1–3, 2013 2013 Cup of China WD WD WD
August 15–18, 2013 2013 Super Series SummerSkate WD WD WD
2012–13 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
April 11–14, 2013 2013 ISU World Team Trophy 9
73.52
2
164.13
2 / 3
237.65
March 11–17, 2013 2013 World Championships 3
85.16
7
154.82
5
239.98
February 6–11, 2013 2013 Four Continents Championships 6
78.34
1
172.21
1
250.55
January 13–20, 2013 2013 Canadian Championships 2
85.32
2
175.94
2
261.26
November 22–25, 2012 2012 NHK Trophy 5
70.20
6
146.06
6
216.26
November 2–4, 2012 2012 Cup of China 6
69.87
5
132.20
5
202.07
October 3–7, 2012 2012 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 6
52.40
2
139.72
4
192.12
August 16–19, 2012 2012 Super Series SummerSkate 1
69.79
1
146.51
1
216.30
2011–12 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
April 19–22, 2012 2012 ISU World Team Trophy 6
78.82
8
142.49
3 / 8
221.31
March 26 – April 1, 2012 2012 World Championships 12
72.95
13
144.25
12
217.20
February 7–12, 2012 2012 Four Continents Championships 9
68.22
5
135.04
8
203.26
January 16–22, 2012 2012 Canadian Championships 2
80.81
2
158.63
2
239.44
November 17–20, 2011 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard 6
65.56
WD WD
November 3–6, 2011 2011 Cup of China 7
64.31
7
140.10
7
204.41
2010–11 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
April 25 – May 1, 2011 2011 World Championships 19
64.36
21
122.87
20
187.23
February 15–20, 2011 2011 Four Continents Championships 8
65.47
11
126.08
11
191.55
January 17–23, 2011 2011 Canadian Championships 5
61.76
4
130.09
4
191.85
November 25–28, 2010 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard 7
66.13
4
134.00
4
200.13
October 28–31, 2010 2010 Skate Canada International 2
80.09
6
138.56
4
218.65
2009–10 season
Date Event SP FS Total Reference
March 22–28, 2010 2010 World Championships 14
71.20
8
145.38
11
216.58
January 27–30, 2010 2010 Four Continents Championships 1
81.60
8
131.39
3
212.99
January 11–17, 2010 2010 Canadian Championships 5
67.39
2
149.10
3
216.49
November 12–15, 2009 2009 Skate America 10
59.05
5
131.18
6
190.23
October 29 – November 1, 2009 2009 Cup of China 11
60.12
7
128.35
8
188.47
  • ^team event – This is a team event; medals are awarded for the team results only.
    • ^T – team result
    • ^P – personal/individual result

2002–03 to 2008–09

2008–09 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Reference
February 22 – March 1, 2009 2009 World Junior Championships Junior 6
63.81
10
105.55
9
169.36
January 14–18, 2009 2009 Canadian Championships Senior 3
70.00
5
131.97
4
201.97
November 27–30, 2008 2008 NHK Trophy Senior 6
67.51
4
132.23
4
199.74
October 23–26, 2008 2008 Skate America Senior 4
67.18
4
137.71
4
204.89
2007–08 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Reference
February 25 – March 2, 2008 2008 World Junior Championships Junior 13
55.77
4
125.01
6
180.78
January 16–20, 2008 2008 Canadian Championships Senior 7
60.10
5
122.48
6
182.58
November 22–25, 2007 2007 Rostelecom Cup Senior 11
59.46
6
127.23
8
186.69
October 25–28, 2007 2007 Skate America Senior 7
59.25
9
109.87
9
169.12
2006–07 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Reference
February 26 – March 4, 2007 2007 World Junior Championships Junior 4
59.52
5
118.80
5
178.32
January 15–21, 2007 2007 Canadian Championships Senior 16
50.46
6
119.01
11
169.47
December 7–10, 2006 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 7
53.08
3
108.22
3
161.30
October 11–14, 2006 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Chinese Taipei Cup Junior 4
52.72
1
116.71
2
169.43
September 12–17, 2006 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Mexico Cup Junior 1
54.19
2
102.00
1
156.19
2005–06 season
Date Event Level QR SP FS Total Reference
March 6–12, 2006 2006 World Junior Championships Junior 7
103.08
11
53.04
5
112.10
7
165.14
January 9–15, 2006 2006 Canadian Championships Senior 7
26.40
11
52.69
6
118.58
9
197.67
October 11–14, 2005 2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Croatia Cup Junior - 9
44.01
7
94.55
8
138.56
September 7–11, 2005 2005 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Andorra Cup Junior - 4
52.37
3
104.46
4
156.83
2004–05 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Reference
January 17–23, 2005 2005 Canadian Championships Junior 2
52.28
3
93.32
2
145.60
December 2–5, 2004 2005 Skate Canada Western Challenge Junior 1
50.58
1
88.97
1
139.55
November 17–21, 2004 2005 Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Sectional Championships Junior 2 2 2
September 9–12, 2004 2004 ISU Junior Grand Prix Skate Long Beach Junior 4
53.42
5
93.57
5
146.99
August 26–29, 2004 2004 North American Challenge Skate (Waterloo) Junior 1 3 3
3.5
2003–04 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Reference
January 5–11, 2004 2004 Canadian Championships Junior 6 4 4
7.0
December 4–7, 2003 2004 Skate Canada Western Challenge Junior 2 2 2
2002–03 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total Reference
April 7–13, 2003 2003 Triglav Trophy Novice 1 1 1
1.5
January 29 – February 1, 2003 2003 Canadian Novice National Championship Novice 3 1 1
December 5–8, 2002 2003 Skate Canada Western Challenge Novice 4 1 1
November 14–16, 2002 2003 Skate Canada British Columbia/Yukon Sectional Championships Novice 1 1 1
  • ^TFP – Total factored placements
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