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CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

*2017 U.S. silver medalists, junior

2016-17 SEASON NOTES

SD Music: "Why Don't You Do Right" by Jessica Rabbit
FD Music: "Exogenesis: Symphony Part III" by Muse

IJS PERSONAL BESTS

International Competition
SD - 63.10 (2016 Junior Grand Prix, Russia)
FD - 94.09 (2016 Junior Grand Prix, Russia)
Final Score - 157.19 (2016 Junior Grand Prix, Russia)

U.S. Qualifying Competition
SD - 66.77 (2017 U.S. Championships, Junior)
FD - 98.29 (2017 U.S. Championships, Junior)
Final Score - 165.06 (2017 U.S. Championships, Junior)

CONNECT WITH US

Twitter: @kristinapatin
Instagram: christinacarreira and Pom_pom9
Facebook Fan Page
Official Website
 

SKATING NOTES

Announced partnership in April 2014

Carreira began skating at age 3 because her mom was a skating coach ... Previously skated with S.P Malette Paquette ... Previously coached by Marie France-Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon.

Ponomarenko began skating at age 4 because he loved going fast ... Previously skated with Sarah Feng, with whom he competed at the U.S. Championships ... Previously coached by his father, Sergei Ponomarenko.

PERSONAL NOTES

Carreira is currently a homeschooled student, expected to graduate high school in 2018 ... French is her first language ... Received a Skate Canada Athlete of the Year Award for the Quebec Section in 2011 ... Was born with two dislocated hips and was told she would never run or play sports ... Has a Springer Spaniel named Bailey and a Miniature Poodle named Gucci ... Enjoys reading, drawing and sports.

Ponomarenko's parents, Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko, are the only ice dance team to win an Olympic medal of every color, winning bronze in 1984, silver in 1988 and gold in 1992 ... Has a brother, Tim (17), and a hedgehog named Roxy ... Is a student at Novi High School in Novi, Michigan ... Enjoys hockey, soccer, food and music.

Season Notes

  • 2015-16 Season Notes

    SD Music: Charlie Chaplin Medley
    FD Music: Selections of music by Goran Bregović
  • 2014-15 Season Notes

    SD Music: "Chica Boom" and "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez
    FD Music: Micmacs Medley

    Costumes designed by Cherryl Ann Cabana and Lilya Dukler

Competitive History

  • 2017 - World Junior Championships - 3rd
  • 2017 - U.S. Championships - 2nd
  • 2016 - Junior Grand Prix Final - 4th
  • 2016 - Junior Grand Prix (Russia) - 2nd
  • 2016 - Junior Grand Prix (France) - 2nd
  • 2016 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 4th
  • 2016 - Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 1st
  • 2015 - Junior Grand Prix (Poland) - 2nd
  • 2015 - Junior Grand Prix (Latvia) - 4th
  • 2015 - Lake Placid Ice Dance International, Junior - 2nd
  • 2015 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 5th
  • 2015 - Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 3rd
  • 2014 - Junior Grand Prix (Estonia) - 4th
  • 2014 - Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) - 5th