Episode 1: Craig Buntin

In this inaugural episode of the new Skate Canada Alumni podcast, Debbi chats with three-time Canadian Pair champion, Craig Buntin.

Craig Buntin

Buntin is a three-time Canadian Pair Champion, first finding success with partner Valérie Marcoux. Together they won three Canadian pair titles from 2004-2006 and competed at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

In 2007 he teamed up with Meagan Duhamel.  At their first world championships in 2008 they placed 6th and landed on the podium three times at the national championships.  They also captured a bronze medal at the 2010 ISU Four Continents Championships.

(L-R) Silver medalists Keauna Mclaughlin and Rockne Brubaker (USA), gold medalists Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao (China) and bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel and Craig Buntin (Canada) at 2010 ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Jeonju, Seoul.

Since retiring from competitive skating in 2010 Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University.  Craig has been on TEDx Talks and is a successful entrepeneur.

Currently, Craig is the CEO of SPORTLOGiQ.  SPORTLOGiQ brings an entirely new level of analysis to the sports analytics market. Using feeds from current broadcast cameras, the company uses player tracking and activity recognition to annotate player movement and provide context to game analysis.

Between 2009-2012 was the Founder and Managing Director of Teabean, white coffee. Teabean produces and sells baked white coffee beans, a crossover coffee/tea consumer beverage. The product combines the caffeine of coffee with the taste, health benefits and variety of tea. In 2011, White Coffee Infusion was named one of New York City’s 7 hot items in coffee and tea by Bites on MSN.

VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.

Canadian Olympic figure skaters Valerie Marcoux and Craig Buntin during practice at the Palavela figure skating and short track venue at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy on Wednesday, February 8, 2006. (Photo by S. Levin/Getty Images)

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