Skate Canada saddened by the passing of renowned photographer Gérard Châtaigneau

Nov 16, 2012

By Skate Canada/Skatebuzz

Gérard Châtaigneau, Canadian photographer and a dear friend of figure skating, passed away on Monday of this week after suffering a heart attack.

Gérard was passionate about photographing figure skating and has been taking photos of the sport for over two decades. A regular at figure skating events around the globe, Gérard’s reputation for being a gifted photographer was well-known and respected by his colleagues. Skate Canada has had the privilege of using his photographs for various web and printed materials through his kindness.

Gérard produced the Figure Skating Calendar every year, in which he highlighted top skaters from around the world through his lens. Every year he contributed very generously to the Athlete Fund as a thank you to the athletes for allowing him to use their images in his calendar.

G��rard passion for the sport and life will never be forgotten and will live on in his photographs. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Condolences can be left at:

Mao Asada
Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte
Aliona Savchenko/Robin Szolkowy
Mirai Nagasu
Jeffrey Buttle
Joannie Rochette
Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje
Cynthia Phaneuf
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir
Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir

All photos by Gérard Châtaigneau.