Episode 22: Cynthia Phaneuf

Featuring Cynthia Phaneuf

Two-time Canadian Champion Cynthia Phaneuf opens up about her career on the ice and off the ice since her retirement back in 2012,  and expresses how her life has changed since her last competitive performance.

Not all past champions have made a smooth transition into their life-after-skating quite like Cynthia.  She now puts family first, and with three young children Cynthia fully recognizes the enormous contributions that her own family made to help her live her skating dream. Which paths will her children take? She’ll be there to support them wherever those paths may lead.  Let’s join Cynthia and Alumni Chair Debbi Wilkes as they reconnect and bring us all up to date on Cynthia’s travels and successes.

Cynthia Phaneuf  is a Canadian former competitive single skater. She is a two-time (2004 and 2011) Canadian Champion, the 2004 Four Continents silver medalist, 2004 Skate Canada International champion, 2004 Skate America silver medalist. Cynthia also placed fifth at the 2010 World Championships and represented Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC.

In 2014, Cynthia married NHL player Maxime Talbot and they have three beautiful children.  After living away from home and abroad, they are settled in Québec.