Quebec native Joannie Rochette won the ladies title at Skate Canada Saturday night in Ottawa. ((Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press))

Joannie Rochette won Skate Canada's ladies title Saturday night in Ottawa, completing a clean sweep of the singles events by Canadian skaters.

The victory came on the heels of Toronto skater Patrick Chan's victory on the men's side earlier in the day.

Rochette, 22, appears ready to take the next step toward becoming a mainstay on the international stage, winning the free skate with a score of 124.15. She finished the competition with 188.89 points.

Japan's Fumie Suguri, the 2006 world silver medallist, took silver with a combined 163.69 point total, with American Alissa Czisny earning the bronze at 157.92.

Rochette has been working with new choreographers this season in former ice dancing champion Shae-Lynn Bourne and Lori Nichol.

The duo seem to be bringing the best out of Rochette as the Ile-Dupas, Que., skater performed a terrific long program, thrilling the Ottawa crowd with every jump she landed.

"I've been training differently on the ice. Each time we go on the ice we have a definite plan, and I think it really helped build my confidence," Rochette said.

"Working with new people — new choreographers, psychologist, a new team — has really helped me. My psychologist really tried to make me loose on the ice, feel calm and just trust my training when I go out there."

Cynthia Phaneuf of Contrecoeur, Que., was eighth with a score of 133.47, while Myriane Samson of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was 12th with 112.74.

With files from the Canadian Press